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 peer reviewed science regards how marine life counteracts ocean acidification. That paper can be downloaded here ) Search the internet for “acid oceans” and you’ll…

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. These results were published in a study by climate scientists from the University of Bern and École normale supérieure in Paris. Ocean acidification threatens the…

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. Caleb Rossiter, executive director of the CO2 Coalition and a statistician who has studied climate change closely. Host Anthony Watts and Rossiter talk about how…

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 allies in the fight against global warming is the world’s oceans. Since the industrial revolution, the burning of fossil fuels has caused carbon dioxide, the…

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 the world have declined from overexploitation, Dungeness crabs have been sustainable despite intensive harvesting over the past 40 years. Their resilience partly relies on mature…

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 Baker reef in the Pacific Remote Islands. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Morgan Winston A nuclear war that cooled Earth could worsen the impact of ocean acidification on…

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 the global ocean average — with the seafood supply in the crosshairs. California coastal waters contain some of our nation’s more economically valuable fisheries, including…

AN OCEAN ACIDIFICATION EXPERIMENT

Author: Dr. Michael Chase, 16th May 2019 SCOPE This article describes the method and PRELIMINARY outcome of a relatively low cost “laboratory” (kitchen) experiment on the response of seawater pH to increases in atmospheric CO2. When additional CO2 is added to the air above seawater the chemistry of the water is expected to change, and…

Current threats to our oceans are revealed

I don’t know where to start.  I really don’t “text mining” oy ~ctm From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Aug-2017 A new method of surveying published research, which has highlighted current issues faced by the marine environment, hopes to place scientific knowledge at the heart of policy agendas Frontiers Share Print E-Mail Covering two-thirds of our planet,…