Claim: Acidification impedes shell development of plankton off the US West Coast

Along the coast, upwelling from deeper water layers brings cold, carbon dioxide-rich waters of relatively low pH to the surface. The research, by a team of Dutch and American scientists,…

CNN: Climate Change is Driving Fatal Shark Attacks

According to CNN, Climate Change is making sharks more desperate by destroying the ecosystems which feed them, leading to a surge in fatal shark attacks on humans.

Algorithms in Ocean Chemistry: a review

For those wanting a deep dive on ocean physical chemistry, this new ebook is a much better and more detailed explanation than I could ever hope to provide

Acid Oceans? & Oyster Shells

What’s Natural? Guest post by Jim Steele Published July 14, 2020 in the Pacifica Tribune (I wrote a white paper for the CO2  Coalition, providing more details and references to…

Arctic Ocean acidification worse than previously expected

University of Bern The Arctic Ocean will take up more CO2 over the 21st century than predicted by most climate models. This additional CO2 causes a distinctly stronger ocean acidification.…

Podcast: Why the Oceans Really Aren’t “Acidifying” but the Term Is Being Abused by Science and Media

Science and media outlets claim ocean acidification is happening due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But objective data show the ocean is far from acidic according to Dr.…

Measuring climate change

New study marks first attempt to identify similarities and differences of ocean acidification on both US coast, while noting vulnerable hot spots University of DelawareShare Print E-Mail One of the earth’s biggest…

Dissolving Dungeness?

By Jim Steele, Published in Pacifica Tribune March 8, 2020 What’s Natural Like New England’s lobsters, savory Dungeness crabs are San Francisco and the northwest’s iconic seafood. While fisheries around…

Global cooling after nuclear war would harm ocean life

Seafood production also may be impacted by increased acidification Rutgers University Corals, which are threatened by global climate change and ocean acidification, support a wide range of reef fish at…

Tiny shells reveal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as the global ocean

NOAA Headquarters In first-of-its-kind research, NOAA scientists and academic partners used 100 years of microscopic shells to show that the coastal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as…