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Volume 9 Number 30:  26 July 2006

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

Editorial
Update on Tropical Forest Productivity: How is it changing? ... and how sustained have the changes been to date?

Medieval Warm Period Records of the Week
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Records of the Week come from the Ashdod Coast near Israel and from Yakushima Island, southern Japan.  To access the entire Medieval Warm Period Project's database, click here.

Subject Index Summary
Monsoon (Solar Connections): Is there any evidence to suggest that temporal variations in the behavior of earth's monsoons are orchestrated by variations in solar activity?

Journal Reviews
Microclimatic Inhomogeneities in Surface Air Temperature Records: A new study enumerates them, describes their impacts and suggests that they currently infect many well-regarded global temperature databases in ways that likely introduce spurious warming.

A Long-Term Hydrologic History of West-Central Mongolia: Does it reveal a tendency for more extreme periods of wetness and dryness in the 20th century, as climate alarmists claim should occur during periods of severe global warming?

The Medieval Warm Period in Svalbard, Norway: How did its warmth compare with that of the Current Warm Period?

Response of a Common Isoetid to Ultra-CO2-Enriched Water: Little good was expected, but much was observed.

Desert Shrub Responses to Elevated CO2: They are very sizable, especially under conditions of greater soil moisture availability.