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Volume 7 Number 7:  18 February 2004

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

North Atlantic Record of Cyclic Climate Change Replicated Near Cuzco, Peru: The millennial-scale oscillation of climate that is known from North Atlantic sediment cores and a host of palaeoclimatic indicators in surrounding lands now stands revealed in a sediment core extracted from a recently in-filled lake in the Central Peruvian Andes of South America.

Subject Index Summaries
Climate Oscillations (Millennial Variability - North America): A number of studies of a wealth of proxy climate evidence from throughout North America makes it difficult for one to long remain a CO2-fearing climate alarmist unless, of course, a respect for truth and logic is not a confounding factor.

Agriculture (Species -- Wheat: Photosynthesis): Atmospheric CO2 enrichment typically enhances photosynthetic rates in most plants.  Does it do so in wheat?

Journal Reviews
Will Freshening of the North Atlantic Ocean Slow the Gulf Stream and Cool Europe?: Climate alarmists, claiming that it will, have created a new doomsday scenario that has frightened the citizens and governments of many countries.  But is there any truth to it?

Ferreting Out the Basis for Holocene Climate Change: Much has been accomplished in this worthy endeavor; but more important work remains to be done.

The Seasonal Cycle of Atmospheric CO2 in Salt Lake City: What are its sources?  And how do they vary over the year?

More Evidence that Nitrogen Availability Is Not the Primary Factor Controlling Soil Carbon Sequestration in a CO2-Enriched Environment: Evidence refuting one of last year's highly-hyped papers claiming a reduced capacity for the biospheric sequestration of carbon continues to accumulate like carbon itself.

Net Ecosystem CO2 Exchange in a Post-Fire Regenerating Scrub-Oak Ecosystem In a CO2-Enriched Atmosphere: How is it different from what occurs in current ambient air?