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Ocean Acidification: Natural Cycles and Ubiquitous Uncertainties

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism In 2002, Scripps’ esteemed oceanographer Walter Munk argued for the establishment of an Ocean Observation System reporting, “much of the twentieth century could be called a “century of…

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A Neutral View of Oceanic pH

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Following up on my previous investigations into the oceanic pH dataset, I’ve taken a deeper look at what the 2.5 million pH data points from the oceanographic data can tell us. Let me start with an overview of oceanic pH (the measure of alkalinity/acidity, with neutral being a pH of…

Sampling Density Map Surface pH Atlantic

pH Sampling Density

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A recent post by Anthony Watts highlighted a curious fact. This is that records of some two and a half million oceanic pH samples existed, but weren’t used in testimony before Congress about ocean pH. The post was accompanied by a graph which purported to show a historical variation in ocean…

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Touchy Feely Science – one chart suggests there’s a ‘pHraud’ in omitting Ocean Acidification data in Congressional testimony

“…startling data omission that he told me: “eclipses even the so-called climategate event.”” Willis Eschenbach tips me to a story by Marita Noon, titled: What if Obama’s climate change policies are based on pHraud? I’ve reproduced portions of it here, with a link to the full article. The graph with ALL the data is compelling.   “Ocean…