Climate Alarmism Is No Substitute For Good Information — The Oceans are not acidic and the coral reefs are doing well

Video, Sep. 27, 2013: IPCC Lead Oceanographer Dishes on Ocean Acidification IPCC scientist Monika Rhein explains the state of the science on ocean acidification that will dissolve reefs.

What is the history of oceanic pH?

Source: CO2 Coalition

As stated by Monica Ryan in 2013, a physical oceanographer, a lead oceanographer of the IPCC whose main field of research is ocean processes. In the 2013 video cited in the previous text, Ms. Ryan decried ocean acidity that would dissolve reefs.

Nine years after Monica’s video statement, and as the Pacific ocean pH purportedly dropped over this time interval, the Australian Institute of Marine Science reports the northern and central Great Barrier Reefs have recorded their highest amount of coral cover since the Australian Institute of Marine Science began monitoring 36 years ago. This report was published by the Good News Network on August 4, 2022, in an article titled Parts of the Great Barrier Reef Show Highest Coral Cover in 36 Years.

Note: pH is the symbol for the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen ion concentration in gram atoms per liter, used to express the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a scale of 0 to 14, where less than 7 represents acidity, 7 neutrality, and more than 7 alkalinity.

What has been happening with the atmospheric CO2 concentration over time? The trend over thousands of years shows a gradual decline in the concentration of atmospheric CO2. To be very clear on the atmospheric concentration of this life-giving gas, concentration varies drastically in a 24-hour time span due to daytime plant absorption of CO2. Sunlight plus CO2 spur photosynthesis, the natural process by which all plants and trees grow.

What regulates the CO2 concentration in the oceans? The temperature of the water and the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. As the water becomes cooler, CO2 is expelled back into the atmosphere. What is the status of water temperature in 2022? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Atlantic becomes ever warmer due to the clear air over North America and Europe while the Pacific ocean, particularly near China becomes cooler due to a high degree of airborne particles.

Chicken Little as himself

Climate alarmists are forever in panic mode. Here is a little known fact about this marvelous earth on which we live: the complex atmospheric, geological, and hydrological forces of nature are immeasurably more influential on the weather and the climate than the sum of all human endeavors over thousands of years. One example is the natural regulation of CO2. A new study reports published on November 23, 2020, that increased vegetation growth during the recent decades, known as the “Greening Earth”, has a strong cooling effect on the land due to increased efficiency of heat and water vapor transfer to the atmosphere.

Sleep soundly, Chicken Little. Nature and Nature’s God have everything under control.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Published by John White

A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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