Flashback 2012: Taking Fears of Acid Oceans With a Grain of Salt: Scientists at San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography: 'On both a monthly and annual scale, even the most stable open ocean sites see pH changes many times larger than the annual rate of acidification,' say the authors of the study.
Matt Ridley: 'Over coral reefs, the pH decline between dusk and dawn is almost half as much as the decrease in average pH expected over the next 100 years. The noise is greater than the signal' - Another recent study, by scientists from the U.K., Hawaii and Massachusetts, concluded that "marine and freshwater assemblages have always experienced variable pH conditions," and that "in many freshwater lakes, pH changes that are orders of magnitude greater than those projected for the 22nd-century oceans can occur over periods of hours."
New paper shows ocean ‘acidification’ was naturally about the same during the last interglacial period as today – Published in Quaternary Science Reviews
Ocean Acidification: ‘The Stupidest Idea Yet?’ ‘Almost all sea life evolved with CO2 levels much higher than at present. Shellfish & coral evolved with CO2 levels 10-20X higher than at present’
Ocean Acidification Database: ‘Claims of impending marine species extinctions driven by increases in atmosphere’s CO2 concentration do not appear to be founded in empirical reality’
By: Marc Morano - Climate DepotNovember 15, 2013 2:42 PM
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