How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 16 Number 18:  1 May 2013

Adaptive Evolution in the Sea's Most Abundant Primary Producer: Is it powerful enough and sufficiently rapid to enable the minute coccolithophore to cope with the challenge of anthropogenic-induced ocean acidification?

Subject Index Summary
Solar Influence on Climate (Cosmic Rays): How might solar-modulated time-varying fluxes of cosmic rays penetrating Earth's atmosphere impact its climate? ... and how likely is the theory to be correct?

Journal Reviews
A Half-Century of Precipitation Trends on the North China Plain: Were they positive, negative or neutral?

Problems Modeling Air-Sea Fluxes and Sea Surface Temperatures: How does the Community Climate System Model version 4 (CCSM4) perform in this regard?

Effects of Temperature on Mortality in Nairobi, Kenya: Is relative coldness ever a problem in the sub-tropical climate of Kenya's capital?

Pear Trees in a CO2-Enriched and Warmer World: How will their fruit likely compare with the fruit of today's trees?

A Quarter-Century of Large-Scale Vegetation Changes in China: Have they been pretty ... or not so nice?

Scots Pine Stands of Estonia Are Growing Ever Better Nowadays: How do we know? ... and why is it so?

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from the Lake Sugan, Northern Tibetan Plateau, China.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Staghorn Coral [Acropora millepora] (settlement and metamorphis were aided by the presence of a crustose coralline algae (Hydrolithon onkodes) that had been subject to normal pH conditions for 42 days prior...). To access the entire database, click here.