How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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GERALD  T.  WESTBROOK  is a chemical engineer and an energy economist by education. He retired in 1994 from Dow Hydrocarbons and Resources, Inc., after 34 years with Dow. Prior to that, he worked for Imperial Oil in Canada for four years. He has remained active in many areas: consulting, educational support, issues analysis and a retailing venture. Mr. Westbrook received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon with great distinction. He also received two degrees from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis: an M.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.A. in Economics.

Among his duties at Dow was the preparation of three issues analysis on global warming, starting in 1988. In retirement Westbrook has continued to research, write and speak out on this issue. He is actively involved in various efforts to communicate the status of this issue and the rather embryonic nature of the sciences involved. Mr. Westbrook has published several dozen papers, essays, editorials, letters, and one book, on the status of the sciences, the inadequacy of computer models for policy formulation, on data quality, on the overall debate and on the politics involved. He has spoken at many professional organizations and presented seminars at the University of Houston and Rice University. He is also a senior associate at the Center for Energy Economics, University of Texas.

Mr. Westbrook is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the International Association for Energy Economics. He is a past member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, the National Association of Business Economists and the Southwest Chemical Association.