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Volume 14 Number 6:  9 February 2011

Open Letter to the United States Congress
The Truth About Climate Change Open Letter: On 28 January 2011, eighteen scientists sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate urging them to "take a fresh look at climate change." Their intent, apparently, was to disparage the views of scientists who disagree with their contention that continued business-as-usual increases in carbon dioxide emissions produced from the burning of coal, gas, and oil will lead to a host of cataclysmic climate-related problems. Read a response signed and endorsed by dozens of scientists. To add your name to the list, email you name and affiliation to

The Unholy Struggle to Curtail Global Warming: A new study unveils a climate-alarmist recipe to justify a worldwide war against anthropogenic CO2 emissions without having to provide any hard evidence for decades -- or longer! -- that their prescription for winning the war is having any impact at all on earth's temperature.

Journal Reviews
Drought in the U.S. Corn Belt: How has it varied over the past millennium?

A 450-Year History of Flooding in Southern Germany: Was flooding there greatest in colder or warmer times?

Ocean Acidification and Marine Diatoms: How might the former affect the latter?

The Folly of Biofuels: How great it is!

Biofuels or Bioweeds?: Can one become the other?

The Prospects for Increased Pigeon Pea Production in India: How good are they? ... and why?

Medieval Warm Period Project
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Lago Sarmiento, Torres del Paine Drainage Basin, Southern Chile.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Bay Scallop [Argopecten irradians]. To access the entire database, click here.