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Volume 9 Number 52:  27 December 2006

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

Editorial
Long on Hype, Short on Facts: FACE vs. non-FACE Studies of Plant Growth Responses to CO2: A recent high-profile study - which claimed that the crop-yield-enhancing effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment measured in non-free-air-CO2-enrichment experiments is two times too large - has been discredited by an international team of scientists.

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
TThis issue's Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week comes from the Czech Republic.

Subject Index Summary
Greening of the Earth (Observations - Asia): As the air's CO2 content and temperature "soar" to new heights that climate alarmists claim are unprecedented over who-knows-how-long, what is becoming of Asia's plant life?

Journal Reviews
Assessing Antarctica's Ice Mass Balance Via Measurements of Time-Variable Gravity from Satellites ... Again: How does the second assessment differ from the first?

The 2003 European Summer Heat Wave: How unusual was it?

Summer Moisture Variability Throughout Europe Over the Course of the 20th Century: Did it vary in ways climate alarmists claim it should vary in response to strong global warming?

Mediterranean Temperatures and Spring Arrival Dates of Migrating Birds in Spain: What do they imply about the uniqueness of late 20th-century and early 21st-century warming?

Climate and CO2 Effects on Amazonian Vegetation Since the Last Glacial Maximum: What roles were played by each factor as the earth evolved from the depth of ice-age cold to the pinnacle of modern warmth?