How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 32:  8 August 2012

Caribbean Corals: What's Really Been Giving Them a Hard Time?: Would you believe it's not global warming?

Subject Index Summary
Fire (Relationship to Global Warming): According to model-based predictions, larger and more intense wildfires will increase as a result of CO2-induced global warming. But have they actually been doing so over the past several decades, when climate alarmists claim the world warmed at both a rate and to a level that are unprecedented over the past millennium or more?

Journal Reviews
Tropical Influences on North Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures: How well are they represented in state-of-the-art global climate models?

The Hydroclimate of the Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin: What time period best represents the natural non-greenhouse-gas-induced variability of the region's water supply: the past century or the past millennium?

The Coral Atoll Islands of the Chagos Archipelago: How fast are they slipping beneath the surface of the sea?

Effects of Low pH on Early Life Stages of Atlantic Herring: Does ocean acidification get them off to a good start or a poor start?

Effects of Nighttime Warming on the Reproduction of Lizards: Do the consequences of enhanced nocturnal warmth hinder or help lizards to reproduce?

Potentially-Toxic Cyanobacteria vs. Non-Toxic Algae: How is the struggle between the two impacted by rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations?

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Jenny Lake, Southwest Yukon Territory, Canada.

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] (embryos reaching the gastrula stage 23 hours post-fertilization). To access the entire database, click here.