"Ocean Acidification"

02/10/2022 16:50 - Posted by Tom van Leeuwen
Beside Global Warming, the second scare governments all around the world are trying to make us believe is that man-made CO2 emissions are causing ocean acidification, that will have a severe impact on all ocean life. A related issue is coral bleaching, a process that is supposed to threaten unique ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef.

The Main Stream Media play an important role in this whole process. A simple Google search "Ocean Acidification" opens a long list with well-known information sources to choose from, starting with Wikipedia, followed by the science-sections of most common newspapers and scientific publications. All articles seem to have one common message. Our CO2 emissions cause a dramatic surge of atmospheric CO2, witch is absorbed by the world's oceans, causing a deadly acidification that will kill most of the sea life.

This is a Science Wonderland. A world of Self-Proclaimed Experts. Everybody agrees, nobody's asking for scientific proof, they're not hindered by any scientific method, critical questions... the infamous consensus is absolute.

I've chosen one of the most popular publications, that sums up the same arguments as found in all other articles: "Ocean acidification, explained", as published on the National Geographic website, August 7th, 2019.

"I know that a lot of this stuff sounds really... Doomsday."

Joanie Kleypas - "Ocean Adicification Expert"
National Geographic Shortfilm How Carbon Dioxide Kills Ocean Life (01:58)

This is more or less the only truth in the whole article, and it's really strange this "Ocean Adicification Expert" classifies her field of expertise in such terms. She might well be whistle-blowing here... Something like "My bosses make me say all this, if I do not they'll fire me. Be careful."

The pH scale
The acidity of a chemical compound depends on it's H+ concentration. It's measured in pH units. As the H+ concentration in things and stuff vary a lot, the pH is a 10-base logarithmic scale. In every step the H+ concentration is 10 times bigger or smaller.
"Acid" sounds scary, "Neutral" and "Alkaline" do not. That's strange as the "Acid" side is what I call the "Gourmet side" of the scale, coffee, wine, milk, cheese.... In fact, our own stomach is among the most acidic things we know. Alkaline stuff looks much less attractive or eat or digest.

As we saw, the pH of ocean water is 8.1. It's an alkaline, not an acid. Its H+ concentration should be 10 times lower to reach the "Neutral" point at the scale. So, this supposed process should be called "Neutralization", not "Acidification".
But of course "Neutralization" doesn't sound alarming at all, in fact, it sounds positively protective. So, why they use "Acidification"?
It's pure propaganda! Anyone who uses "Acidification" does indicate his/her main goal is not to inform you. Their objective is to scare you, to make you change your habits, to make you pay.

CO2 absorption from the atmosphere
The Global Warming hypothesis tells us that our fossil fuel consumption has a nasty side effect. It's supposed to enhance the CO2 greenhouse effect that warms the atmosphere and the oceans.
Warm water can contain less CO2 than cold water, so the enhanced greenhouse effect causes the ocean's CO2-concentration to drop. But the "Ocean Acidification scare" tells us the complete opposite! When the atmospheric CO2-concentration rises, this magically increases the ocean's CO2-concentration as well, causing the supposed "acidification".
So, a higher CO2-concentration in the atmosphere both increases and decreases the ocean's CO2-concentration at the same time.

Now, let's have a closer look at this. The rise in CO2-concentration that is supposed to be caused by the humans (not true!) is from 300 to 400 parts per million. That means that for every 10 thousand molecules in the atmosphere, we add one additional CO2 molecule. And now they try to make us believe that that tiny difference causes a 5-kilometer deep ocean to "acidificate" and kill all plants and fish. They really seem to have lost all sense of proportion, our common sense makes it clear that this is impossible. But as all this is said by "Experts" nobody even cares.

Coral bleaching
It's true that the Great Barrier Reef has an age of 6 to 8 thousand years and formed when atmospheric CO2-concentrations were low. But the oldest remains of ancient reefs is named Chazy Reef, which is off the coast of the Isle La Motte in Lake Champlain, Vermont.

Approximately 480 million years ago, when Chazy Reef formed, the CO2-concentration in the atmosphere was about 5,000 ppm. So scare us out of our vehicles and warm houses because the current CO2-concentration of 400 ppm will kill the corals has nothing to do with science.
It's all just propaganda.

Peter Ridd
At Holoceneclimate.com we want to express our sympathy for Peter Ridd, the Marine Scientist who lost his job at the James Cook University in Australia after trying to tell us all the truth about the current condition of the Great Barrier Reef.

Tom van Leeuwen, February 10, 2022.


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The fingerprints of the greenhouse effect

The hypothesis of "man-made climate change" tells us that the increase in the concentration of CO2 enhances the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere and has global warming as a final result.

Since the beginning of the industrialized era around 1850, man emits relatively large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere through the use of fossil fuels. The consequence of these emissions is that during that period, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere increased sharply from about 300 parts per million to more than 400 ppm, an increase of almost 40%. The average temperature increased in the same period more or less 1.5 °C with a small variation depending on the data source used.

Why did the warming stop?

The political reports of the IPCC are based on the hypothesis that CO2 is the most important control knob of the Earth's temperature. The problem is that this hypothesis does not correspond at all with the empirical data available to science. Forecasts are made using models that are not capable of 'predicting' the past.

Temperature versus CO2 – the big picture

When discussing “Climate Change” it’s good to have an understanding of how the Earth’s climate has changed in the past. That will give us a reference to decide whether the current changes are normal or not.

Global temperatures have varied a lot over the last 500 million years. Depending on the timescale used, the current temperature is either cold or hot, so when you want to know the “normal temperature” you’ll have to indicate what timescale you’re using.

Dutch Warming

In the Netherlands, the day-to-day whether depends heavily on the direction the wind is coming from. Being a small country, the wind direction is quite homogeneous for the whole country, specially on higher altitudes where the bulk of heat convection is taking place.

Due to its geographical position, midway between the icy-cold Arctic to the north, the dry and hot Sahara to the south, the Eurasian land-mass to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, every wind direction comes with unique weather characteristics.

North - cold,
East - dry,
South - warm,
West - wet whether.

Satellite temperature observations

This month of January 2023, the average satellite temperature published, by Dr. Christy and Dr. Spencer (University Alabama Huntsfield) had a negative deviation, compared with the average monthly measures between 1991 and 2000.

Of course, this value does not mean much, it's definition is full of arbitrary begin and endpoints, but anyway it doesn't sound like a lot of warming has taken place over the past 30 years, and even less "catastrophic warming" we're reading about in the Mainstream Media, newspapers and TV stations.

CO2 saturation

This graph is all you need to understand that CO2 is not the Earth's Climate Control Knob.

On the horizontal axis, we see the Infra-red (IR) spectrum wavelengths, that is like "IR colors" were this kind of radiation visible to the human eye.
The vertical axis shows to energy flux, that is the energy emitted by the Earth, as seen from outer space.

The graph itself shows how the Earth's atmosphere filters the IR radiation emitted by the Earth's surface and the role of the various greenhouse gases in that filtering process. The green line is the filter of the Earth's atmosphere without any greenhouse gases.

Video - Who are the real climate deniers?

The climate has shown many fluctuations during the Holocene. The difference between the highest and lowest average temperature of the past 10 thousand years is about 3 °C.

Climate alarmists, led by the IPCC, are trying to deny this, and understandably so. This variation means that without human influence there was climate change as well.

This undermines their hypotheses and often their jobs depend on it.

Climate change seen from a historical perspective.

Satellite Earth temperature February 2022

The satellite temperature departure measurement for February 2022 is exactly 0° C.

This means that Earth temperature during February 2022 was exactly the same as the average from 1991 to 2020.

Satellites are the best way to have insight into the short-term temperature variations. They measure the whole surface, independent of weather station distribution, Heat Islands, measurement failures, surface condition (land or water).

There is a step-wise increase in temperature, triggered by two very strong El Niño events (1998 and 2016.) The energy that welled up from the deep oceans established a new level in these two ocasions, where the warming paused. This is a natural phenomenon and has nothing to do with CO2, or human activity.

Where is the Climate Emergency? It just does not exist.

Wake up and spread this information to your government!

Tom van Leeuwen, March 1st, 2022.