How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 16 Number 28:  10 July 2013

Atmospheric CO2 and Global Temperature: Which Leads Which When Change Occurs?: A new study of an old subject provides a compelling modern data-based answer.

Subject Index Summary
Methane (Emissions to the Atmosphere: Natural Vegetation): What impact do global warming, the ongoing rise in the air's carbon dioxide (CO2) content and a number of other contemporary environmental trends have on the atmosphere's methane (CH4) concentration? The implications of this question are substantial, in light of the fact that methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas, molecule for molecule, than is carbon dioxide. We here consider this question as it applies to methane emissions associated with natural vegetation.

Journal Reviews
Climatic Implications of United Kingdom Streamflow Histories: How do they mesh with what is suggested by climate models?

Surface Activity on the South-Central Greenland Ice Sheet: Do new data provide evidence for ice sheet slow death or ice sheet slow growth?

Heat-Induced Stress in Corals is Exacerbated by Eutrophication: So can reducing coastal eutrophication enable corals to survive greater heat stress? Read on.

Plant Phenology in a Warming World: Keeping Up with the Heat?: So far, so good!

How Much Heat Can Amazon Tree Species Take and Still Survive?: Is it more or less than what climate models are suggesting for the end of the 21st century?

Sea Anemones and Microbes in a CO2-Vent-Induced pH Gradient: We report how the two life-forms respond in one of the first-of-its-type in situ studies.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Cobia [Rachycentron canadum] (grown for 22 days post hatch at a temperature of 27C). To access the entire database, click here.