How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 37:  12 September 2012

The Dynamic Behavior of India's Chhota Shigri Glacier: What has it been doing over the past several decades? ... and why is the answer so important?

Subject Index Summary
Bacteria: Rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations will likely allow greater numbers of beneficial bacteria (that help sequester carbon and nitrogen) to exist within soils and anaerobic water environments, which two-pronged phenomenon would be a great boon to both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Journal Reviews
Urban Heat Islands of the Anatolian Peninsula: They are illustrative of how easily this non-CO2-induced warming could be contributing to the life-sustaining molecule's bad reputation among climate alarmists.

Simulations of Seasonal Snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin: How good are they?

A Two-Millennia Temperature History of the Southwestern Corner of Canada's Yukon Territory: The evidence continues to accumulate for a likely warmer-than-present Medieval Warm Period.

Are Earth's Estuaries Endangered More by the Local or Global Activities of Man?: A case study from Australia sheds new and far-reaching light on the question.

Spanish Reptiles in a Warming World: How are they coping with the climate-alarmist-decreed disaster?

Evolution as the Basis for Coping with Climate Change: The two editors of a special issue of the journal Evolutionary Applications briefly describe nine papers that present the gist of what was discussed at two prior meetings devoted to evolution and biodiversity within the context of projected changes in the global environment.

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 pluteus (4-arm) stage 46 hours post-fertilization). To access the entire database, click here.