How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 6:  8 February 2012

The Progressive Nitrogen Limitation Hypothesis: Notoriously Famous ... but Fading Fast: One of the climate alarmists' all-time favorite boogeymen is beginning to be seen as not so frightful or powerful after all.

Subject Index Summary
Parasites (Animals): One of the perceived great tragedies of CO2-induced global warming is that rising temperatures will increase the development, transmission, and survival rates of parasites in general, leading to a perfect storm of biological interactions that will raise the prevalence of parasitic disease among animals in the future. But is this really so?

Journal Reviews
Medieval Droughts of the Western United States: How do they compare with those of the recent past?

Eight Centuries of Climate Change in Northeast Spain: What do they suggest about the nature of 20th-century global warming?

Recovery of Coral Reef Ecosystems after Degradation by Humans: Has it ever happened? ... and if it has ... how, where and when did it happen?

Young Cucumbers Sprayed with Brassinosteroids and Growing in CO2-Enriched Air: A veritable match made in vegetable heaven!

Effects of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Coccolithophore Growth and Calcification: Are they harmful, helpful or neutral?

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from GISP2 Ice Core, Greenland Summit.

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