How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 23:  6 June 2012

Plants of Today (and Even More So of Tomorrow): Free at Last!: They are finally escaping the curse of abominably low atmospheric CO2 concentrations that have held their powers of productivity largely in check throughout the entire history of humanity.

Subject Index Summary
Storms (Europe: Other Regions): Climate alarmists contend that most regions of the world will experience more frequent and more severe storms as the Earth warms in response to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Having explored this contention previously with respect to France and the United Kingdom, the present review examines what scientists have learned as it pertains to locations throughout the rest of the European continent.

Journal Reviews
Landfast Sea Ice Extent Along the East Antarctic Coast: How did it change over the first nine years of the 21st century?

More Southern Hemisphere Evidence for Global Millennial-Scale Cycling of Climate: A new study from Australia complements many others from the Southern Hemisphere that help to demonstrate the global nature of natural millennial-scale oscillatory climate change.

The Impact of Ocean Acidification and Warming on a Calcifying Predator-Prey Relationship: Is one or the other of the relationship participants either helped or hurt more than its counterpart?

The Winds of Climate Change: Altering Albatross Life-History Traits: What climate change over the Southern Ocean has significantly impacted the wandering albatross? ... and has that change proven helpful or hurtful?

More Mushrooms to Munch, Courtesy of Climate Change: As temperatures rose from 1975 to 2006 in a Swiss nature reserve, the production of wild mushrooms rose right along with them ... and dramatically so.

Sub-Antarctic Sea Urchin Larval Responses to Lower Seawater pH: Is the net result more positive or negative?

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Sydney Rock Oyster [Saccostrea glomerata] (Percent of larvae reaching the eyed larval stage after 19 days). To access the entire database, click here.