How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 16 Number 11:  13 March 2013

Determining the Effects of Warming in Size-Structured Ecosystems: "You know it ain't easy ... how hard it can be."

Subject Index Summary
Storms (North America): Among the highly publicized doom-and-gloom scenarios that climate alarmists allege to attend the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content are predicted increases in the frequency and severity of storms. As a result, and in an effort to determine if these predictions have any validity, many scientists are examining historical and proxy storm records in an attempt to determine how temperature changes of the past millennium have impacted this aspect of Earth's climate. This summary reviews what some of them have learned about various storm trends across North America.

Journal Reviews
Problems of CMIP5 Climate Models with Tropical Low Clouds: How many problems are there? ... and why do they remain unsolved?

Land-Falling Tropical Cyclones of Southern China's Guangdong Province: How did their yearly numbers and intensities vary from 1965 to 2007?

Simulating the North Atlantic European Regional Climate: How is it affected by model-induced North Atlantic sea surface temperature errors?

A Tale of Non-Obligate Macroalgal Calcifers, Sea Urchins and CO2: How do CO2 emissions from seabed volcanic vents impact the two biological entities and the relationship that exists between them?

Effects of Future Heat Waves on Pine and Oak Tree Photosynthesis: How greater atmospheric CO2 concentrations might moderate their negative impacts.

Microevolution in Alaskan Pink Salmon in Response to Warming: What has it involved, how has it occurred, and what has been the result?

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