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Volume 9 Number 4:  25 January 2006

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

CO2 Science's Medieval Warm Period Project: We introduce an important new feature of our website that will grow in scope and significance with each succeeding issue.

Subject Index Summaries
Climate Models (Inadequacies - Clouds): How well do the climate models that have formed the basis for the last decade of climate alarmism simulate important cloud properties and their climatic impacts?

Glomalin: The production of a recently recognized exudate of symbiotic fungi associated with the roots of 80% of all vascular plants is significantly enhanced by atmospheric CO2 enrichment, resulting in a host of biological benefits.

Journal Reviews
Urban Heat Islands of Coastal Tropical Cities: They appear to have grown rapidly with expanding populations over the past three decades.

Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region of North America: Two independent proxy records, one related to temperature and one to moisture, combine to provide powerful evidence for the millennial-scale oscillation of climate that is likely responsible for the current climatic state of the planet.

Primary Productivity in a Southern Chilean Fjord: How has it responded to the "twin evils" (rising atmospheric CO2 concentration and temperature) of the radical environmentalist movement?

CO2 Impact on the Water Use Efficiency of Carrots: How significant is it?

Leaf Carbohydrate Metabolism Enzymes: Are They Up- or Down-Regulated by Increased CO2 and Temperature?: What is the answer?  And why should we care?