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Volume 9 Number 6:  8 February 2006

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

Antioxidants, Disease and Longevity: How are they related?  How are they affected by elevated CO2?  And what are the implications for humanity?

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
This issue's Level 1 Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week is from a New Zealand Cave.  To access the entire Medieval Warm Period Project's database, click here.

Subject Index Summary
Climate Models (Inadequacies - Precipitation): How are climate modelers doing with respect to their ability to simulate various aspects of real-world precipitation, particularly within the context of modern global warming?

Journal Reviews
More Evidence of a Solar-Climate Link: From the Arctic to the Antarctic, more and more studies reveal an undeniable link between the sun and global climate change.

Freshening of the Kara Sea: A Sign of CO2-Induced Global Warming?: Freshening of Arctic surface waters is supposed to be "an alarming signal for global change."  Eight scientists from the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia look for it in the Kara Sea.

Effects of an Urban-Rural CO2/Temperature Gradient on Plant Productivity: The overlapping of urban heat islands and urban CO2 domes provides a natural laboratory for investigating the effects of concomitant increases in atmospheric CO2 and temperature on plant growth and development.

Will Global Warming Make Plants More Susceptible to Episodic Low Temperature Extremes?: Many people thought that it would.  And they were ...

Solar Activity and the Abundance of Sardine Catches: Is there a connection between them?  If so, what?  And why?