CO2 and ocean chemistry

by Dr. Daniele Mazza Oceans cover about 71% of the earth surface, but their influence on climate change is not only due to high heat capacity of water , not only to the ocean’s water circulation, but to a fact which is widely underestimated : the pH (acidity level) of sea-water is substantially alkaline, ranging…

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Ocean Acidification Background Context

By Rud Istvan, This short post is drawn from the introductory section of essay Shell Games in my ebook Blowing Smoke, foreword from Prof. Judith Curry of Georgia Tech. The thrust of that essay was scientific misconduct by Fabricius concerning Milne Bay coral reefs and by PMEL concerning the Netarts Bay oyster hatchery. Both were…

The Total Myth of Ocean Acidification

The Fable of Chicken Little of the Sea Guest essay by David Middleton, When it comes to debunking Gorebal Warming, Chicken Little of the Sea (“ocean acidification”) and other Warmunist myths, my favorite starting points are my old college textbooks. Way back in the Pleistocene (spring semester 1979) in Marine Science I, our professor, Robert…

Good news! Oysters may be safe from ocean acidification

From the UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH Future climate change may not adversely affect seafood quality The eating qualities of UK oysters may not be adversely affected by future ocean acidification and global warming, new research has suggested. Scientists have previously demonstrated that predicted increases in temperature and carbon dioxide levels within the marine environment can induce physiological…