How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

Click to locate material archived on our website by topic

Volume 15 Number 10:  7 March 2012

Anthropogenic-CO2-Induced Global Warming: Proven or Unproven?: Unproven wins hands down.

Subject Index Summary
Extinction (Real-World Observations - Plants: Migrating): One of the great horror stories associated with predictions of CO2-induced global warming is that the warming will be so fast and furious that many species of plants will not be able to migrate towards cooler regions -- poleward in latitude, or upward in elevation -- at rates that are rapid enough to avoid extinction. This claim may sound logical (due to its extreme simplicity); but is it true?

Journal Reviews
Two Thousand Years of Dust Deposition in the Aral Sea: What do the data reveal about the nature of earth's current level of warmth?

Hot Times on the Tibetan Plateau: Were they good times or bad times?

Effects of Warming on the Terrestrial Vegetation of Antarctica: Are they as negative as what is often predicted for earth's other continents?

Warming-Induced Changes in Life-History Traits of Water Striders: What are they?

The High-Latitude Coral-Climate Correlation During the Holocene: What does the correlation look like? ... and what appears to have been the cause of it?

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Dürres Maar, Germany.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Purple Sea Urchin [Strongylocentrotus purpuratus]. To access the entire database, click here.