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Volume 7 Number 43:  27 October 2004

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

Esper et al. (2002) Revisited: A meticulous reanalysis of the study that marked the "beginning of the end" of the hockeystick temperature history of Mann et al. reaffirms the reality of the major differences between them.

Subject Index Summaries
Climate Oscillations (Decadal Variability: Europe): Decadal oscillations of climate are ubiquitous, appearing in all climatic parameters in essentially all parts of Europe and adjacent seas; and their impacts are very significant, even more so, in some situations, than predicted long-term human-induced global warming.

Great Barrier Reef: Climate alarmists have decreed, over and over (and over again), that Australia's Great Barrier Reef is destined to die as a consequence of projected increases in the air's CO2 content and temperature.  What do real-world data suggest?

Journal Reviews
Baffin Bay Narwhals: Their Response to 20th-Century Climate Change: Survival in their winter quarters has become increasingly more difficult for these Arctic cetaceans over the past half-century, but not for the reason many might expect.

Temperature History of the Taimyr Peninsula: How does it compare with the temperature history of the Northern Hemisphere that was created by Mann and colleagues and endorsed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?

Winter Storminess in Southern Scandinavia: Climate alarmists generally contend that the world will become a stormier place as the planet warms.  A new study from Sweden sheds some light on this contention as it applies to southern Scandinavia.

Life-Long Exposure of Oak Trees to Elevated Concentrations of Atmospheric CO2 Counteracts the Deleterious Effects of Concomitant Exposure to Major Sulphur-Based Air Pollutants: Studies performed in the vicinity of CO2-emitting springs and vents tell the story.

Aphid Responses to Elevated CO2 and O3: Are they likely to be positive, negative or undetectable in the real world of the future?