"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.

Propaganda
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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