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Volume 9 Number 21:  24 May 2006

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

Editorial
Hurricanes and Global Warming: Is There a Connection?: Whether there is or there isn't is essentially immaterial to the magnitude of the societal impacts of these monstrous storms, both now and in the future.

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
This issue's Level 3 Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week is from the Upper Gunnison Basin of Colorado, USA.  To access the entire Medieval Warm Period Project's database, click here.

Subject Index Summary
Carbon Sequestration (Peatlands): How are rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations and global warming impacting the carbon balance of earth's peatlands?

Journal Reviews
The 2005 Hurricane Season: Many people have claimed it was unusually harsh, likely a result of CO2-induced global warming. How well founded is this two-part claim?

A 2300-Year Record of Drought in the USA's Northern Great Plains: Climate alarmists tell us that droughts should be getting more frequent, more intense and longer as a result of CO2-induced global warming. Is this the case in the USA's Northern Great Plains?

Effects of Elevated CO2 on a Desertification-Fighting Shrub: Do they help or hinder the shrub from doing its important work?

Effects of Elevated CO2 on Nicotine Content and Spread of Potato Virus Y in Tobacco Plants: A new study reveals two more ways in which the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 concentration may benefit both human and plant health.

Effect of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on the Photosynthetic Rate of a Non-Calcifying Marine Coccolithophorid: Is it analogous to that experienced by terrestrial plants?