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Volume 7 Number 11:  17 March 2004

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

Another Arctic Avian Aria: From the coal mines of the Arctic, canaries of a different color sing pretty much the same old song: Where is the warming due to CO2?

Subject Index Summaries
Medieval Warm Period (China): Climate alarmists would have you believe there never was a Medieval Warm Period to rival the Modern Warm Period, as that would refute their contention that the last two decades of the 20th century were the warmest of the past millennium, as well as their claim that our current warmth is due to the historical and ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content.  The truth, however, will ultimately prevail, as we demonstrate in this review of the MWP in China.

Agriculture (Species - Wheat: CO2 vs. Stress of Drought): Will a less-than-optimal availability of water negate the beneficial impacts of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations on the worldwide production of wheat in the years and decades to come?

Journal Reviews
The Globe's Glaciers: Do We Know What They're Doing?: Some people tell us they know; but now and then they admit the obvious, which is something far different.

The Roman Warm Period in Northwest China: Was it as warm as it was in the regions surrounding the North Atlantic Ocean?  Did it occur at the same time?  Did it help or harm the environment?  Did it enhance or degrade the regional economy?  Would the locals like it to make a return engagement?  Your questions answered here.

Death from Ischaemic Heart Disease in the British Isles: Mortality due to heart disease is promoted in the United Kingdom and elsewhere by cold temperatures, suggesting that global warming may be lengthening human life span.

Cereal Aphids in a CO2-Enriched Warmer World: Will there be more of them or less of them?  Or will their numbers be little changed from what they are today?

CO2 Effects on a Parasite-Host Association: If atmospheric CO2 enrichment greatly increases the growth of a parasitic plant, will it increase the damage it does to its host?