How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 20:  16 May 2012

Biological Microcosms of the Future: Vegetation growing in warmer and CO2-enriched city air reveal the potential future of earth's plant life.

Subject Index Summary
Storms (Europe: United Kingdom): Among the highly publicized changes in weather phenomena that are predicted to attend the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content are increases in the frequency and severity of all types of storms. As a result, and in an effort to determine if these predictions have any validity, many researchers have examined historical and proxy records in an attempt to determine the validity of this hypothesis. The present review examines what has been learned about storm trends in and around the United Kingdom.

Journal Reviews
More Floods for Central Europe in a Warming World?: So say some regional climate models. But can one believe them?

The Net Mass Balance of the Community of Karakoram Glaciers: Is it positive, negative or neutral?

Trees and Shrubs at Their Poleward Limits in a Warming World: How have they been responding to rising temperatures?

How Does a Short-Winged Bush-Cricket React to Rapid Warming?: It sprouts long wings, in order to better fly to cooler climes to escape the escalating heat.

Two Centuries of Reef Growth in the Southern South China Sea: What do the data suggest about the impacts of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations and seawater temperatures on Porites corals?

Sub-Tropical Reef-Fish in a Warming World: How is their local diversity affected?

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Esthwaite Water, Windermere Catchment, England.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Antarctic Diatom [Chaetoceros brevis]. To access the entire database, click here.