How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 16 Number 21:  22 May 2013

The Plight of the Planet's Marine Life: Impacts of UVB Radiation: A forgotten demon from the past ought not to have been ... forgotten.

Subject Index Summary
Black Carbon: Modern trends in black carbon have yielded a significant radiative forcing across many parts of the globe, which forcing merits serious examination and future study, especially by the IPCC, in order to correctly interpret past, present and future climate trends.

Journal Reviews
ENSO Behavior in Evolving Climate Models: CMIP5 vs. CMIP3: Has much progress been made over the past few years?

Wind Speeds over China: AR5 Climate Models vs. Real-World Data: How do the two compare?

Modeling Precipitation Over the Mediterranean Region: How much confidence do comparisons of climate model "hind-casts" and actual observations give us?

Growth Responses of Tree Roots to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment: How are they impacted when they are grown in multi-species plots?

More CO2 but Less Nitrogen: A Double Whammy for Diatoms?: Will two of the supposed major impacts of humanity on the world's oceans be as bad as climate alarmists claim they will be?

Food Security in a Changing Climate: A Back-to-Basics Approach: Sometimes something old is better than something new.

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 addition of 30 µl of a crustose coralline algae extract (Hydrolithon onkodes) given after the first 24 hours of pH exposure). To access the entire database, click here.