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Volume 9 Number 25:  21 June 2006

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

Tick-Borne Diseases: Jumping to Climate Change Conclusions: Climate alarmists have a history of knee-jerk reactions to almost anything bad that happens, including increases in tick-borne diseases, blaming them on global warming. But can blame be that easily ascribed?

Medieval Warm Period Records of the Week
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Records of the Week come from Dasuopu Glacier (Tibetan Plateau), Dunde Ice Cap (Tibetan Plateau), Guliya Ice Cap (Tibetan Plateau), Huascaran Glacier (Peru), Quelccaya Ice Cap (Peru), and Sajama Glacier (Bolivia).  To access the entire Medieval Warm Period Project's database, click here.

Subject Index Summary
Herbivory (Woody Plants - Oak): Will oak trees experience more or less damage from herbivorous insects as the air's CO2 content continues to climb ever higher?

Journal Reviews
The Sun Never Rests: ... especially when it comes to controlling earth's climate.

Boreal Forests and Cloud Condensation Nuclei: What role do boreal forests play in the creation of cloud condensation nuclei? And what are the implications of this phenomenon?

Deaths Associated with Unseasonable Cold and Warmth in Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico: Which is worse: hot weather or cold weather? ... and accountings of which of these extremes often include deaths due to air pollution and respiratory epidemics?

CO2 and Poison Ivy: How will the dermatitis-inducing plant and its impact on humanity be impacted by the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content?

Thermal Conditions at Major Coral Reef Sites Prior to the Late-20th-Century's "Unprecedented" Global Warming: Many such sites experienced even greater thermal stress prior to 1979 than they did subsequently. So why did their corals not bleach as badly - or at all - in those earlier years?