How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 28:  11 July 2012

The Potential for Adaptive Evolution to Enable the World's Most Important Calcifying Organism to Cope with Ocean Acidification: A major new study demonstrates that the keystone species is fully prepared to meet the challenge that climate alarmists are attributing to past, current and projected anthropogenic CO2 emissions.

Subject Index Summary
Extreme Temperatures (Europe): One of the projected negative consequences of global warming is a concomitant increase in climatic variability, including more frequent hot weather events. It is a relatively easy matter to either substantiate or refute such claims by examining trends in extreme temperatures over the past century or so; because if global warming has truly been occurring at an unprecedented rate over the past hundred years, as climate alarmists claim it has, temperature variability and extreme temperature events should be increasing, according to them. Therefore, this review investigates this issue as it pertains to locations in Europe.

Journal Reviews
Climate-Related Disasters and Social Unrest: How often do the former phenomena lead to the latter unfortunate situation?

A Data-Rich 1200-Year Temperature History of the Northern Hemisphere: The most data-inclusive study of the subject yet to be conducted yields the most reliable results yet to be derived.

Acclimatization of Corals to Thermal Stress: A new addition to their "bag of tricks" is suggested.

CO2 vs. Ozone: Their Effects on Chinese Pine Trees: Which one wins the battle of the trace gases?

Effects of Rising Temperatures on the Progamic Phase of High-Mountain Plants: Are they such as will lead to the extirpation of high-mountain plants if the planet continues to warm?

Tropical Fish May be Well Prepared to Cope with Global Warming: And they appear to be prepared to do it rapidly.

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Vardø, Northern Norway.

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 [Paracentrotus lividus]. To access the entire database, click here.