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Volume 9 Number 39:  27 September 2006

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

Breaking Editorial
How Warm Is the Earth Nowadays?: Would you believe the mean near-surface air temperature is within less than 1°C of its all-time maximum of the past million years? We sure hope you don't!

Editorial
What Motivates the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change?: Is it to learn and promulgate what we perceive to be the truth about CO2 and global change, or is it to make as much money as we possibly can by promulgating what we know to be false?

Medieval Warm Period Records of the Week
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Records of the Week come from Spain and Lake Kamalété, Central Gabon. To access the entire Medieval Warm Period Project's database, click here.

Subject Index Summary
Droughts (North America - Mexico): Over the past two millennia, have Mexican droughts been more prevalent and/or severe during times of greater or lesser warmth?

Journal Reviews
A Brief History of Upper Colorado River Basin Streamflow: How did the region's hydroclimate change as the earth transited from the Little Ice Age to the Current Warm Period?

The Millennial-Scale Oscillation of Climate in the Qinghai-Tibetan Region of China: What does it imply about earth's recent climate history?

The Primary Sources of Salt Lake City's Urban CO2 Dome: What are they? ... and how do they vary with respect to meteorological conditions and human activities?

Plant Response to CO2 Escaping from Fractures and Faults of Active Volcanic Systems: The aerial fertilization effect of the escaping CO2 is manifest as enhanced greenness in high-resolution vegetative reflectance spectra obtained from satellite-borne radiometers.

Land Surface Temperatures and Plant Productivity of Europe: 1982-1999: What do they tell us about the "twin evils" of the radical environmental movement, i.e., the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content and the global warming it is claimed to cause?