How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 17 Number 15:  9 April 2014

Recent Antarctic Warming: Unusual or Run-of-the-Millennial-Mill?: Inquiring minds should want to know.

Subject Index Summary
Ocean Acidification of Corals (Field Studies): It has been predicted that rates of coral calcification, as well as the photosynthetic rates of their symbiotic algae, will dramatically decline in response to what is typically referred to as an acidification of the world's oceans, as the atmosphere's CO2 concentration continues to rise in the years, decades, and centuries to come. As ever more pertinent evidence accumulates, however, the true story appears to be just the opposite. This summary examines such evidence obtained from field-based studies conducted in the natural ocean.

Journal Reviews
Tropical Cyclone Activity as Expressed in CMIP5 Models: How well does the phenomenon's theoretical expression represent reality?

A Prior Millennium of Australian Tropical Cyclone Activity: How does it compare with that of the recent past?

Indian Ocean Dipole and ENSO Teleconnections in CMIP5 Models: How well do the models conform to what is observed in the real world?

Nutrient-Poor Mountain-Slope Grasses in a Warming World: Can they take the heat and still survive? Or will they be "pushed off the mountain top?"

Elevated CO2 Makes Lisianthus a "Flower for All Seasons" in Japan: How so?

Soil Microbes and Vegetation of the Antarctic Peninsula: How have they responded to post Little Ice Age warming?