Researchers: Never Let the Press Office Quote You

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   There are many ways that today’s researchers can have their work misrepresented in the press, often in embarrassing ways.  The most common origin of these embarrassing gaffs is the university or institutional Press Office or as it is called in some organizations, the Office of Public Affairs. The latest…

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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…

How NOAA and Bad Modeling Invented an “Ocean Acidification” Icon: Part 2 – Bad Models

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 Are the Oceans’ Upper Layers Really Acidifying? As detailed in Part 1, NOAA’s Bednarsek, incorrectly attributed the dissolution of sea butterfly shells to anthropogenic CO2 although the evidence…

How NOAA and Bad Modeling Invented an “Ocean Acidification” Icon: Part 1 – Sea Butterflies

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 If you google “ocean acidification,” the first 3 websites presented according to “Google’s truth rankings” are: 1) Wikipedia, 2) NOAA’s PMEL site featuring the graphic cartoon shown below…

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…

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…