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Volume 9 Number 1:  4 January 2006

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

Solar-Powered Millennial-Scale Climatic Change: A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that it is real, despite the fact that no millennial-scale cycle of solar activity has ever been observed.

Subject Index Summaries
Drought (Asia): Climate alarmists are always claiming global warming produces more droughts.  Are they correct?

Insects (Natural Ecosystems): Will rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations enable herbivorous insects to gain the upper hand over earth's forests in the years and decades to come?

Journal Reviews
Temperature Reconstructions of the Past Millennium: What must be done to reduce the discrepancies among them?

Multi-Decadal Modes of Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Variability: A new analysis of a previously published record of proxy sea surface temperature reveals two important modes of multi-decadal climate variability in the South Pacific.

The Return of Blue Mussels to Svalbard: Their reappearance after a 1000-year absence is a strong testament to the reality of warmer-than-current High Arctic temperatures during the Medieval Warm Period.

Root Responses of a Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystem to Elevated CO2: What are they?  And what do they imply about carbon sequestration?

Potential Effect of Global Warming on the Photosynthetic Response of Sweet Potato to a Doubling of Atmospheric CO2: How might the aerial fertilization effect of atmospheric CO2 enrichment be impacted by concurrent increases in air temperature?