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Volume 9 Number 15:  12 April 2006

Temperature Record of the Week
This issue's Temperature Record of the week is from Harrisburg, PA.  Visit our U.S. Climate Data section to plot and view these data for yourself.

Editorial
Hydrological and Agricultural Responses of China's Loess Plateau to Predicted Climate Change: What will they be: good, bad or indifferent?

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
This issue's Level 3 Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week is from Cold Air Cave, Makapansgat Valley of South Africa.  To access the entire Medieval Warm Period Project's database, click here.

Subject Index Summary
Mortality (Hot vs. Cold Weather - South America): Which is the greater threat to human life: relatively warm temperatures or relatively cool temperatures?

Journal Reviews
Solar-Climate Links Discerned From Tree-Ring Periodicities in Brazil and Chile: We've said it before, and we'll say it again: it's the sun that is the primary force for climate change on earth ... always has been, always will be.

A 250-Year Ice-Edge History of the Nordic Seas: What does it suggest about CO2 and Arctic warming?

Late Holocene Climate Fluctuations in the Eastern Mediterranean: Searching for evidence of the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age in the Mediterranean region ... we find it!

CO2 Enrichment "Levels Playing Field" in Ragweed Study: The competitive world of nature has long been viewed as a place where the strong get stronger and the weak get weaker. However, the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content may be changing the rules of the game.

Four Decades of Russian Forest Growth: How have Russia's vast tracts of trees responded to the "twin evils" of 20th-century global warming and atmospheric CO2 increase?