How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 16 Number 27:  3 July 2013

Modeling Extreme Precipitation in the Tropics: How well do current state-of-the-art climate models perform in this regard?

Subject Index Summary
Growth Response to CO2 with Other Variables (Water Stress: Agricultural Crops): As the CO2 content of the air continues to rise, nearly all of earth's plants will exhibit increases in photosynthesis and biomass production; but climate alarmists periodically claim that water stress will negate these benefits. Therefore, to determine if this claim has any validity, we here review and summarize the results of several CO2-enrichment studies designed to reveal the net effect of elevated CO2 and concomitant water stress on the growth of various food crops.

Journal Reviews
The South Asian Monsoon: How Difficult It Has Been to Model: After all these years of trying, the goal has yet to be reached.

The Equatorial Cold Tongue Bias in CGCMs: Its Impact on ENSO: What is it? ... and just how difficult will it be to correct it?

Impact of Continental Mass Change on Rate-of-Rise of Sea Level: Does it mesh with what we think we know about the subject?

Changes in Diurnal Temperature Range and Human Mortality: How does the former impact the latter ... in Guangzhou, China?

Shrub Proliferation Throughout Low Arctic Ecosystems: How rapid and extensive has the phenomenon been?

Life in a Cold and Dark Place: Can It Long Be Maintained in a Warming World?: A review of polar microalgae studies suggests that ............. it can!

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 Alga [Lithophyllum cabiochae] (simulated summer growth conditions). To access the entire database, click here.