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Volume 6 Number 34:  20 August 2003

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

Is the Ongoing Rise in the Air's CO2 Content Enhancing the Health-Promoting Properties of the Food We Eat?: What do you think?

Subject Index Summaries
Antarctica (Temperatures): Are temperatures in Antarctica moving to the rhythm of climate-alarmist drummers?

Carbon Sequestration (Water Bodies): When we think of natural processes of carbon sequestration, we typically think of carbon being stored in terrestrial vegetation and soils.  There are, however, a number of ways in which water bodies may function in this capacity; and increases in the air's CO2 content and temperature both tend to enhance their importance.

Journal Reviews
El Niņo Activity and Sea-Ice Extent in a South Pole Ice Core: Can this singular proxy record from 90°S latitude tell us what to expect in the way of El Niņo activity if the earth continues to warm?  And if it can, how do the ice core's implications compare with the claims of climate alarmists?

Millennial-Scale Oscillation of Climate Recorded at Beijing: From the dark reaches of a Chinese cave come data that illuminate the nature of the global warming that led to the demise of the Little Ice Age.

Three Thousand Years of Climate Over the Norwegian Sea: A group of scientists from the University of Bergen provides striking evidence for the reality of millennial-scale cycling of climate and the non-uniqueness of the temperature history of the 20th century.

Was Late 20th Century Warming Really Unprecedented Over the Past Two Millennia?: No ...

Effects of Elevated CO2 and O3 on an Aspen Leafminer: A study of the effects of likely future changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide and ozone concentration on an important tree species and one of its major pests yields good news for the tree.

Three Decades of Decline in Caribbean Coral Cover: Sounds just like what climate alarmists have been predicting to result from coral bleaching caused by CO2-induced global warming and CO2-induced declines in coral calcification rates.  Right?

Major Report
The Specter of Species Extinction: Will Global Warming Decimate Earth's Biosphere?: Read or download the first of a series of major reports we plan to produce on topics related to the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content.  Our first report -- The Specter of Species Extinction -- asks in its subtitle Will Global Warming Decimate Earth's Biosphere?  Climate alarmists say yes.  We suggest just the opposite..