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Volume 10 Number 15:  11 April 2007

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

More Science vs. Gore on Rapid Polar Ice Wastage: The case against Al Gore's apocalyptic view of polar ice breakup and catastrophic sea-level rise grows stronger by the week, as important new findings continue to accumulate.

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week comes from Dye-3, Southern Greenland.

Subject Index Summary
Precipitation (Variability - Asia): Have Asian droughts and floods become more frequent or extreme in response to the warming of the past hundred or more years?

Journal Reviews
Precipitation and Temperature on the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau: AD 850-2002: How well are the two parameters correlated? ... and what do the results imply about 20th-century global warming?

River Discharge from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: How much did it change over the last half of the 20th century?

Malaria and Tick-Borne Encephalitis in a Warming World: Have rising temperatures spurred their resurgence?

Effects of Fossil Fuel Combustion on Hardwood Tree Seedlings: How does the burning of fossil fuels impact the growth and survival of young tree seedlings growing in the understory of hardwood forests?

Effects of Elevated CO2 on Leaf Stomatal Conductance and Evapotranspiration from Closed-Canopy Soybean Ecosystems: What are the effects? How tightly are the leaf-level and ecosystem responses coupled? And what are some of the study's more far-ranging implications?