How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 16 Number 24:  12 June 2013

How Corals Are Able to Tolerate Significant Seawater Acidification: It's a complex process; but it appears to be capable of doing what needs to be done.

Subject Index Summary
Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide (N2O) is an influential greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential approximately 300 times that of CO2 on a per-molecule basis; and, therefore, understanding the factors controlling the concentration of this gas in the atmosphere, and how its sources and sinks vary with changes in climate and other factors, has been a topic of great concern among the scientific community. Consequently, in this Summary we review important research that has been conducted on this topic, beginning with a discussion of studies examining how increases in atmospheric CO2 might modify the release of N2O into the atmosphere.

Journal Reviews
Another Test of CMIP5 Models: What Problems Were Detected?: With 21 scientists identified as authors of this study, one would expect some pretty significant results.

Seven Centuries of Avalanche Activity in the Southern French Alps: Do they provide any evidence of increasing frequency or severity in response to global warming?

Effects of Aquatic Acidification on a Widespread Toxic Haptophyte: What are they?

The Effects of Elevated CO2 on Tree Intrinsic Water Use Efficiency: What are they? ... and how significant are they?

The Effect of Elevated CO2 on Tomato Plant Lateral Root Growth: Is it of minor or major significance?

Negative Effects of Salinity on Barley: How Can They Be Reduced?: The answer is intimated by the title of the reference listed below.

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from the Badanital Lake, Rudraprayag District, Garhwal Himalaya, India.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Mediterranean Crustose Coralline Algae [Lithophyllum cabiochae]. To access the entire database, click here.