How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 8 Number 6:  9 February 2005

Temperature Record of the Week
This issue's Temperature Record of the week is from Cedarville, California. Visit our U.S. Climate Data section to plot and view these data for yourself.

Responses of Marine Phytoplankton to Elevated Atmospheric CO2: Ulf Riebesell of the Leibniz Institut fur Meereswissenschaften in Kiel, Germany, reviews what is known about the growth and calcification responses of various types of marine phytoplankton to atmospheric CO2 enrichment.

Subject Index Summaries
Temperature (Trends - Regional: Europe, Northern): Climate alarmists claim CO2-induced global warming should be most evident in high northern latitudes.  Do temperature data from northern Europe support this contention?

Water Status of Soil (Field Studies): How does atmospheric CO2 enrichment affect the water status of the soils upon which plants grow?

Journal Reviews
Sixty Years of Temperature Change in Egypt: How much support do they provide for the climate-alarmist vision of catastrophic CO2-induced global warming?

Palaeofloods and Policy Prescriptions: It would appear that the past provides a much clearer picture of the future than do today's climate models when it comes to the subject of future flood behavior.

The Impact of Rising Temperature on Coral Calcification: Is it positive or negative? ... large or small?  And how does it compare with the impact of rising CO2 concentrations on coral calcification?

Reducing Methane Emissions from Cows: Let us count the ways by which it can be done, and comment on their effectiveness as well.

The Nutritive Value of Herbage Grown in High-CO2 Air: Is it increased or decreased?  The answer is more complex than what is suggested by the simplicity of the question.