Category Archives: Ocean acidification

Claim: Modern Ocean Acidification Is Outpacing Ancient Upheaval, Study Suggests

Rate May Be Ten Times Faster, According to New Data From Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring. In the oceans, carbonate sediments dissolved, some organisms … Continue reading

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Ocean Acidification Expansion

Guest essay by Steven Burnett Back in July I wrote a piece that was published at regarding the ocean acidification hypothesis (OA) and some of the issues I had with it. After reading the comments and more importantly reading … Continue reading

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Another ‘fish story’ about ocean acidification where researchers fool themselves into thinking they are actually doing science

Readers may recall this previous fish story: CO2 increases to make drunken clownfish Well, Danielle Dixon and Philip Munday are at it again.  This PR claim from the Georgia Institute of Technology  Fish from acidic ocean waters less able to smell … Continue reading

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Palau’s coral reefs surprisingly resistant to ocean acidification

Oh, darn, that’s not supposed to happen. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg will be outraged. Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals’ resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. From the National … Continue reading

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Claim: Local factors cause dramatic spikes in coastal ocean acidity

From Duke University Fluctuation ‘adds insult to injury’ for marine creatures DURHAM, N.C. – A new Duke University-led study has documented dramatic, natural short-term increases in the acidity of a North Carolina estuary. “The natural short-term variability in acidity we … Continue reading

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CO2 in the air, CO2 in the seawater

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See updated graph] Inspired by some comments on another thread, I decided to see what I could find in the way of actual measurements of the amount of CO2 in the surface layer of the … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: A note to ‘Supermandia’ – Mother Nature doesn’t even need Kryptonite to squish you like a bug

Professor Scott Mandia, aka ‘Supermandia’, for his infamous climate scientist in tights imagery must have a head injury form being in the ring with mother nature, otherwise he wouldn’t write stuff like this:

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IPCC on acid – if they are virtually certain about ocean acidification, why does X-prize offer a reward for designing a proper ocean pH meter?

The IPCC writes in the “leaked” SPM It is very likely that oceanic uptake of anthropogenic CO2 results in acidification of the ocean. The pH 44 (see 7) of seawater has decreased by 0.1 since the beginning of the industrial … Continue reading

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Stoat – unhinged

William Connolley, aka the wiki warrior of climate, runs a blog called “Stoat” under the National Geographic brand. In his latest episode rant, he is complaining about his personal perception of Dr. Judith Curry’s professionalism regarding her ocean acidification discussion. … Continue reading

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Ocean acidi what?

Guest essay by Steve Burnett I have followed Wattsupwiththat for a long time, only posting occasionally if I feel an article or presentation is biased, or if there seems to be some sort of data misrepresentation. I choose to follow … Continue reading

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