These are fish congregating on the Kitutia Reef. CREDIT
Jennifer O'Leary

Not cooperating with climate alarm: Marine ecosystems show resilience to climate disturbance

A survey of 97 coastal ecosystem experts revealed impacts of climate disturbance but also instances of resilience in all ecosystem types evaluated and at multiple locations worldwide From the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Climate-driven disturbances are having profound impacts on coastal ecosystems, with many crucial habitat-forming species in sharp decline. However, among these degraded…

Microscopic pictures of individual foraminifers. Left: A foraminifer with a shell containing four chambers of which one is empty. Also note the spines. Right: Picture of the interior of a foraminifer. The green colour is caused by seawater with an indicator showing that the acidity has changed. The actual size of the foraminifer is about 0.25 millimeter. CREDIT Dr. Lennart de Nooijer (NIOZ)

Inconvenient result: Ocean acidification can also promote shell formation

From the “non-news in the MSM because it doesn’t support the cause” department comes this inconvenient study from the NIOZ ROYAL NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SEA RESEARCH. Unexpected result: Ocean acidification can also promote shell formation Proton pumping accompanies calcification in foraminifera Fact: More carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air also acidifies the oceans. It seemed to…

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Ocean Acidification Failure: UEA Prof Complains Government Failed To Shut Down Press Freedom

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Professor Phillip Williamson, NERC Science Coordinator, University of East Anglia has written a long whiny piece in The Conversation, complaining that the British Government didn’t do enough to silence James Delingpole’s criticism that the Ocean Acidification scare is nonsense. Science loses out to uninformed opinion on climate change – yet…

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How Gaia and Coral Reefs Regulate Ocean pH

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 Although some researchers have raised concerns about possible negative effects of rising CO2 on ocean surface pH, there are several lines of evidence demonstrating marine ecosystems are far…

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Modern Scientific Controversies Part 2: The Great Barrier Reef Wars

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Prologue:  This is the second in a series of several essays that will discuss ongoing scientific controversies, a specific type of which are often referred to in the science press and elsewhere as “Wars” – for instance, this essay covers the Great Barrier Reef Wars.  The purpose of the…