Sunday, May 9, 2010

New SPPI paper on Ocean Acidification

Since the CO2 causes catastrophic global warming schtick hasn't worked out, many alarmists have now turned their focus onto another imaginary problem: CO2 causing "acidification" of the oceans. A new SPPI paper by Lord Monckton exposes the fallacy.
Key points:
  • Doubling of atmospheric levels would only increase dissolved CO2 in the oceans by .48%
  • There is no reliable evidence that ocean pH is falling
  • Increased CO2 dissolution in the oceans increases calcification of shellfish and coral
  • Corals evolved at a time when CO2 levels were 15 times higher than the present
  • Laboratory experiments on sealife in which hydrochloric acid is added to the water (not CO2) and without the natural buffers present in the ocean is meaningless to determine effects of increased CO2 levels on sealife.
Other recommended resources on "Ocean Acidification":

Global Warming Science
Ocean Acidification: How bad can it get?
Acid Test
Ocean Acidification: Another Failing Scare Story
Acid in the oceans fraud
Ocean acidification: a non-problem
Dying Shellfish Larvae: Story of a Scam
Corals & the Great Barrier Reef
Monterey Bay pH 1995-2004
South China Sea pH
Ocean Acidification: the evil twin of global warming?
'Ocean Acidification' is the new climate scare
Testimony of Dr. John Everett
Speculations beyond the pale of reality
CO2 & pH

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Ecosystems


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  4. ferd berple says:
    November 14, 2013 at 8:00 am

    The enormous deposits of marine limestone worldwide are evidence of the physical process by which the oceans turn CO2 into rock, and thereby neutralize the ability of CO2 to acidify the oceans. limestone is fossilized CO2.

    climate science observes that acid dissolves limestone, so they propose that adding CO2 to the oceans will dissolve limestone. Nothing could be further from the truth. Limestone contains CO2. Adding CO2 to the oceans must increase the precipitation of limestone, until such time as the oceans run out of calcium salts. Over billions of years, with CO2 levels much higher than present, that has never happened.




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    Segalstad, T. V. 1996: The distribution of CO2 between atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere; minimal influence from anthropogenic CO2 on the global "Greenhouse Effect". In Emsley, J. (Ed.): The Global Warming Debate. The Report of the European Science and Environment Forum. Bourne Press Ltd., Bournemouth, Dorset, U.K. (ISBN 0952773406), pp. 41-50.
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  9. Acidification claims falsified: