pH Sampling Density

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A recent post by Anthony Watts highlighted a curious fact. This is that records of some two and a half million oceanic pH samples existed, but weren’t used in testimony before Congress about ocean pH. The post was accompanied by a graph which purported to show a historical variation in ocean…

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Ocean acidi what?

Guest essay by Steve Burnett I have followed Wattsupwiththat for a long time, only posting occasionally if I feel an article or presentation is biased, or if there seems to be some sort of data misrepresentation. I choose to follow watts simply because there is less bias and far more numerical analysis of papers than…

Earth on a bad acid trip?

Don’t laugh, that’s what the Geological Society of America is pushing these days to describe the “ocean acidification problem”…from their press release: Earth on Acid: The Present & Future of Global Acidification GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 4–7 November 2012 Boulder, CO, USA – Climate change and extreme weather events grab…

The Permo-Triassic Extinction: A Question of Timing

Guest post by Mark Hladik Introduction In a 31 August 2011 article A blast from the gas in the past, Anthony Watts and company at Watts Up With That discussed a new paper by Montenegro et al titled, “Climate Simulations of the Permian-Triassic Boundary:  Ocean Acidification and the Extinction Event”.  This paper places the blame for…

Scripps paper: Ocean acidification fears overhyped

Reposted from Jo Nova, who did such a good job I decided there wasn’t any way I could improve on it, except to add the map at right. This needed the wide attention WUWT brings. Scripps blockbuster: Ocean acidification happens all the time — naturally There goes another scare campaign. Until recently we had very…

Oyster crisis: Yale 360 eco-activist author Elizabeth Grossman wrong again about ocean acidification

I remember during my tour of Australia last year, when our talk was rudely interrupted by the king of reef madness, Ove Hugh-Guldberg, my co-presenter David Archibald quipped from the dais, paraphrasing Samuel Johnson, that “ocean acidification is the last refuge of the global warming scoundrel.” Today’s scare story about oysters disappearing due to atmospheric…

Ocean Acidification: Chicken Little of the Sea Strikes Again

Guest Post by David Middleton Introduction As global warming morphs into climate change and global climate disruption and anthropogenic CO2 emissions give way to stochastic variability, clouds, the Sun, cosmic rays and our oceans as the primary drivers of climate change, environmental extremists are raising a new CO2-driven ecological disaster scenario to hysterical levels: Ocean acidification. Claims have…