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Volume 9 Number 2:  11 January 2006

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

Editorial
The Greening of the Sahel: It continues!

Subject Index Summaries
Drought (Europe): Did droughts become more frequent or severe in Europe in response to 20th-century global warming?

Agriculture (Our Greatest Challenge): Can agriculture meet the future food needs of humanity without the help of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content?

Journal Reviews
A Pair of Two-Millennia-Long Climatic Records: What do they reveal about a possible solar-climate connection?

Dimming of Solar Radiation Received at the Earth's Surface: Global or Local?: A new study sheds some important light on the subject.

Atmospheric CO2 Concentration and Soil Aggregate Stability: How does the former affect the latter, and what are the ramifications of the relationship?

Sky-Island Refugia from Global Warming: Will rising temperatures drive alpine fauna to extinction?

CO2-Herbivore-Litter Interactions in a Scrub Oak Ecosystem: Which are the most significant?  And what do they suggest about the future?