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TOP 10 Climate Change Alarmist Myths Unearthed : #3 OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

CLIMATE CHANGE Alarmist Myths Unearthed OCEAN ACIDIFICATION


“CLIMATE alarmism is a gigantic fraud: it only survives by suppressing dissent and by spending tens of billions of dollars of public money every year on pseudo-scientific propaganda.” – Leo Goldstein

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CLIMATISM TOP 10 ALARMIST MYTHS – Intro

EXCESSIVE or exaggerated alarm about a real or imagined threat is fundamental in driving the human CO2-induced global warming climate change narrative.

THE most popular climatic and weather-related events, as marketed by the Climate Crisis Industry, fall well within the bounds of natural variability. So, in order for such events to make the headlines, attract taxpayer funding for ‘research’, and advance the misanthropic, man-made climate change agenda, they must be accompanied by inflated language, an urgent tone, imagery of doom, and in many cases, fraudulent data.

IN this series we take an objective/sceptical look at ten of the more popular metrics used by warming alarmists to push the CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) narrative, testing the veracity of the all-too-often wild and alarmist claims associated with each…

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#3. OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

“Corals evolved during the Cambrian Era six hundred million years ago, with CO2 levels 4000% of what they are now. They are made of Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) – and could not exist without substantial amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere. Unless the chemical properties of CaCO3 have changed, the corals [and crustaceans] will be just fine.” – Tony Heller

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WITH a stubborn atmosphere failing to warm as predicted, another climate threat was needed to sustain the Climate Crisis industry and keep lazy reporters supplied with junk science to feed their catastrophic climate narrative.

ENTER “Ocean Acidification”!

SOUNDS scary right? From the onset, the term “ocean acidification” was deceptive by design. And the only valid ‘science’ in the pseudoscientific study of “Ocean Acidification” is the ‘science’ of scare-mongering.

OCEANS are alkaline. The correct scientific term for any pH change toward zero is “less alkaline”. Obviously not the scariest of descriptors to shock the public into belief.

“OCEAN ACIDIFICATION” was first referenced in a peer-reviewed study in Nature in 2003, resulting in an explosion of journal articles, media reports and alarmist publications from environmental orgs. It has since gone viral, endorsed by scientists from numerous alarmist institutions including the Royal Society, the IPCC and NOAA who coined it “climate change’s evil twin” in a 2016 report.

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A 2016 paper published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science put the issue of “ocean acidification” under the microscope, and found Scientists exaggerating the carbon dioxide threat to marine life…

Applying organized scepticism to ocean acidification research

“Ocean acidification” (OA), a change in seawater chemistry driven by increased uptake of atmospheric CO2 by the oceans, has probably been the most-studied singlem_cover topic in marine science in recent times. The majority of the literature on OA report negative effects of CO2 on organisms and conclude that OA will be detrimental to marine ecosystems. As is true across all of science, studies that report no effect of OA are typically more difficult to publish.

Excerpts from the paper:

Scientific or academic scepticism calls for critical scrutiny of research outputs before they are accepted as new knowledge (Merton, 1973). Duarte et al. (2014) stated that “…there is a perception that scientific skepticism has been abandoned or relaxed in many areas…” of marine science. They argue that OA is one such area, and conclude that there is, at best, weak evidence to support an OA-driven decline of calcifiers. Below, I raise some of the aspects of OA research to which I contend an insufficient level of organized scepticism has been applied (in some cases, also to the articles in this theme issue). I arrived at that conclusion after reading hundreds of articles on OA (including, to be fair, some that also raise these issues) and overseeing the peer-review process for the very large number of submissions to this themed issue. Importantly, and as Duarte et al. (2014) make clear, a retrospective application of scientific scepticism such as the one that follows could—and should—be applied to any piece of/body of research.

(Climatism bolds)

Applying organized scepticism to ocean acidification research | ICES Journal of Marine Science | Oxford Academic 

FROM an article in The Times :

An “inherent bias” in scientific journals in favour of more calamitous predictions has excluded research showing that marine creatures are not damaged by ocean acidification, which is caused by the sea absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

It has been dubbed the “evil twin of climate change” and hundreds of studies have claimed to show that it destroys coral reefs and other marine life by making it harder for them to develop shells or skeletons.

The review found that many studies had used flawed methods, subjecting marine creatures to sudden increases in carbon dioxide that would never be experienced in real life.

Dr Browman, who is also principal research scientist at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, found there had been huge increase in articles on ocean acidification in recent years, rising from five in 2005 to 600 last year.

He said that a handful of influential scientific journals and lobbying by international organisations had turned ocean acidification into a major issue.

“Such journals tend to publish doom and gloom stories . . . stated without equivocation,” he said. The bias in favour of doom-laden articles was partly the result of pressure on scientists to produce eye-catching work, he added.

“You won’t get a job unless you publish an article that is viewed as of significant importance to society. People often forget that scientists are people and have the same pressures on them and the same kind of human foibles. Some are driven by different things. They want to be prominent.”

(Climatism bolds)

Scientists‘ are exaggerating carbon threat to marine life | The Times

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Patrick Moore: Ocean ‘Acidification’ Alarmsim in Perspective

From Moore’s report: Read the rest of this entry »

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Lobster Cannibalism

The common enemy of humanity is man.
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up
with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming,
water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these
dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through
changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.
The real enemy then, is humanity itself
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– Club of Rome,
premier environmental think-tank,
consultants to the United Nations

Crustaceans are eating each other, because of climate change

A few other things caused by global warming:

AIDSAfghan poppies destroyedAfrican holocaustaged deathspoppies more potentAfrica devastated,  Africa in conflict, African aid threatened,  aggressive weedsAir France crashair pockets,air pressure changes,  airport farewells virtualairport malariaAgulhas currentAlaskan towns slowly destroyedAl Qaeda and Taliban Being Helpedallergy increaseallergy season longeralligators in the ThamesAlps meltingAmazon a desertAmerican dream end,  amphibians breeding earlier (or not),  anaphylactic reactions to bee stings,  ancient forests dramatically changedanimals head for the hills, animals shrink,  Antarctic grass flourishesAntarctic ice growsAntarctic ice shrinksAntarctic sea life at risk,   anxiety treatmentalgal bloomsarchaeological sites threatened, Arctic bogs meltArctic in bloomArctic ice freeArctic ice melt fasterArctic lakes disappear,  Arctic tundra lost, Arctic warming (not), a rose by any other name smells of nothing, asteroid strike riskasthma,Atlantic less saltyAtlantic more salty,   atmospheric circulation modifiedattack of the killer jellyfishavalanches reducedavalanches increased,  Baghdad snowBahrain under water,  bananas grow,barbarisationbats decline beer and bread prices to soarbeer better,  beer worsebeetle infestationbeef shortage,  bet for $10,000big melt faster, billion dollar research projectsbillion homeless,billions face riskbillions of deaths,  bird loss acceleratingbird populations dyingbird strikesbird visitors dropbirds confusedbirds decline (Wales)birds driven northbirds face longer migrations,birds on long migrations threatened,  birds return earlybirds shrink(Aus)birds shrink (USA)bittern boom endsblackbirds stop singingblackbirds threatenedBlack Hawk down,  blizzardsblood contaminatedblue mussels returnborders redrawn,  bluetonguebrains shrinkbrewers droopbridge collapse (Minneapolis), Britain one big cityBritain SiberianBritain’s bananasBritish monsoonbrothels strugglebrown Irelandbubonic plague,  Buddhist temple threatened,  building collapsebuilding season extensionbushfires,   butterflies move northbutterflies reelingbutterfly saved,carbon crimescaribou declineCambodian sex trade fuelledcamel deaths,  cancercancer deaths in England, cannibalism,  cataractscats more amorouscaterpillar biomass shift, cave paintings threatened,  chagas diseasechildhood insomnia, children’s mental healthchocolate shortageCholeracircumcision in declinecirrus disappearancecivil unrestcloud increase,  clownfish get lost,coast beauty spots lostcockroach migration, cod go south,  coffee threatenedcoffee berry borercoffee berry disease, cold climate creatures survive,  cold spellscold spells (Australia)colder waters  (Long Island)cold wave (India)cold weather (world)cold winterscomputer modelsconferencesconflictconflict with Russia,  consumers foot the billcoral bleaching, coral fish suffercoral reefs dyingcoral reefs grow, coral reefs shrinkcoral reefs twilight cost of trillionscougar attackscrabgrass menace cradle of civilisation threatenedcreatures move uphill, crime increasecrocodile sex,crocodiles driven from watercrops devastatedcrop failures increasecross-breedingcrumbling roads, buildings and sewage systemscryptococcal diseasecurriculum change,  cyclones (Australia),  damselflies forced back to UKdanger to kid’s healthDarfurDartford Warbler plague,  daylight increase, deadly virus outbreaksdeath rate increase (US)death rate dropdeaths to reach 6 million,decades of progress at riskDengue hemorrhagic feverdepressiondesert advance,  desert retreat,  destruction of the environment,  dig sites threatened,  disastersdiseases move northdiving reefs closeddog disease,  dozen deadly diseases – or notdrought,    ducks and geese declinedust bowl in the corn beltdust doubles,  earlier pollen season,  Earth axis tiltEarth biodiversity crisisEarth crumblingEarth dyingEarth even hotterEarth light dimmingEarth lopsided, Earth meltingEarth morbid feverEarth on fast trackEarth past point of no returnEarth slowing down,  Earth spins faster, Earth to explode, earth upside down,  earthquakesearthquakes reduxEl Niño intensification, end of the world as we know iterosionemerging infectionsencephalitis, English villages lost,equality threatenedEurope simultaneously baking and freezing,  eutrophicationeveryplace hit hardestexpansion of university climate groupsextinctions (apeshumancivilisation, koalaslizardslogicInuitsmallest butterflycod,  penguinspikaspolar bears,   possums,  walrus,  tigers,  toadsturtlespandas,  penguinsplantsladybirdsrhinocerossalmontrout,  wild flowerswoodlice,  a million specieshalf of all animal and plant speciesmountain species,  not polar bearsbarrier reefleachessalamanderstropical insectsflowersexperts muzzledextreme changes to California,fading fall foliage,  famine, farmers benefitfarmers go underfarm output boostfarming soil decline,  fashion disasterfeverfigurehead sackedfir cone bonanzafires fanned in Nepalfish biggerfish catches dropfish downsize,   fish deaf,  fish feminisedfish get lostfish head northfish lopsidedfish shrinking,  fish stocks at riskfish stocks declinefive million illnessesflesh eating diseaseflies on Everest,  flood patterns changefloods floods of beaches and citiesflood of migrants, flood preparation for crisisflora dispersedFlorida economic declineflowers in peril, flowers wiltflying squirrels move upfog increase in San Franciscofog decrease in San Franciscofood poisoningfood prices risefood prices soarfood production increased,  food safety affectedfood security threat (SA)football team migration,   forest declineforest expansionfoundations threatenedfoundations increase grantsfrog with extra headsfrostsfrostbitefrost damage increased,   fungi fruitfulfungi invasionfungi rot the world, games changeGarden of Eden wiltsgeese decline in Hampshiregenetic changesgenetic diversity decline, gene pools slashedgeysers imperiled, giant icebergs (Australia)giant icebergs (Arctic)giant oysters invade,  giant pythons invadegiant squid migrategingerbread houses collapseglacial earthquakesglacial retreat,   glacier grows (California)glaciers on Snowdenglacier wrappedglass meltsglobal cooling,  glowing clouds,  golf course to drowngolf Masters wreckedgrain output drop (China)grain output stagnating (India)grandstanding,grasslands wettergravity shift,  Great Barrier Reef 95% dead,  great tits copegreening of the North,  Grey whales lose weightGulf Stream failurehabitat losshaggis threatenedHantavirus pulmonary syndrome,    harvest increaseharvest shrinkagehay fever epidemichealth affectedhealth of children harmedhealth riskshealth risks (even more)heart deathsheart disease, heart attacks and strokes (Australia)heat waves, hedgehogs baldhibernation affected,   hibernation ends too soonhibernation ends too late,  homeless 50 millionhome runshornets,  human development faces unprecedented reversalhuman fertility reducedhuman health riskhuman race oblivionhuman rights violationshurricanes,  hurricane reductionhurricanes fewerhurricanes more intensehurricanes not,  hydropower problemshyperthermia deathshyphthermia deathsice age, ice hockey extinctice sheet growthice sheet shrinkage, icebergsice sheet tipping point,  illegal immigrationillness and deathinclement weatherIndia drowninginfrastructure failure (Canada),  indigestionindustry threatenedinfectious diseases,  inflation in China, insect explosion, insect invasioninsurance premium risesInuit displacementInuit poisonedInuit suinginvasion of alien worms, invasion of Antarctic aliens,  invasion of Asian carpinvasion of cane toadsinvasion of caterpillars,  invasion of catsinvasion of crabgrassinvasion of heronsinvasion of jellyfishinvasion of king crabsinvasion of lampreysinvasion of midgesinvasion of pine beetlesinvasion of rats (China)invasion of slugsisland disappearsislands sinkingItaly robbed of pastaitchier poison ivyJapan’s cherry blossom threatened,  jellyfish explosionjets fall from sky,  Kew Gardens taxedkidney stoneskiller cornflakeskilling uskitten boomkoalas leaves inediblekoalas under threatkrill decline lake emptieslake shrinking and growinglandslideslandslides of ice at 140 mphlarge trees decline,lawsuits increaselawsuit successful,  lawyers’ income increased (surprise surprise!),  lawyers want morelegionnaires’ surge lives lostlizards super intelligentlives savedlobsters grow,  Loch Ness monster dead, locust plagues suppressedlow oxygen zones threaten sea lifelush growth in rain forests,  Lyme diseaseMajor vegetation shifts,  Malaria,   Malaria decline,  malnutrition, mammoth dung meltmammoth ivory bonanzamanatees battlemango harvest failsMaple production advanced, Maple syrup shortagemarmots fattermarine diseases, marine food chain decimated, Meaching (end of the world)Meat eating to stopMediterranean risesmegacryometeorsMelanomaMelanoma declinemental health declinemental illnessmethane emissions from plantsmethane burps,methane runawaymelting permafrostMexican climate migrant floodMiddle Kingdom convulsesmigration,  migratory birds huge lossesmicrobes to decompose soil carbon more rapidlymilk production lostminorities hit, monkeys at risk,  monkeys on the moveMont Blanc growsmonuments imperiledmoose dyingmore bad air days,   more research neededmortality increased,mosquitoes adaptingmountain (Everest) shrinking,  mountaineers fears,  mountains break upmountains green and flowering,   mountains tallermortality lowerMubarak fallmurder rate increasemusk ox declineMyanmar cyclonenarwhals at risknarwhals suffocateNational Parks damagedNational security implicationsnative wildlife overwhelmednatural disasters  quadruple,neurological diseases,  new islandsnext ice ageNFL threatenedNile delta damagednoctilucent cloudsno effect in IndiaNorthwest Passage openednuclear plants bloomoaks dying,  oaks move north obesityoblivionocean acidificationocean acidification fasterocean dead spotsocean dead zones unleashedocean deserts expandocean salt extremesocean oxygen crisis,  ocean waves speed up,  Olympic Games to endopera house to be destroyedoutdoor hockey threatened,   owls turn brownoxygen depletion zonesoyster herpesozone repair slowed, ozone risepeat bogs problempeat bogs no problempenguin chicks frozen, penguin chicks smallerpenguins in the darkpenguin populations devastatedpenguins replaced by jellyfish, penguins sex lives affected,personal carbon rationingpest outbreakspests increasepets in dangerphenology shifts,  pines declinepirate population decreasepirates run rampantplankton blooms,   plankton plummeting,plankton wiped outplants lose proteinplants march northplants move uphill polar bears aggressivepolar bears cannibalisticpolar bears deaf,  polar bears drowning,  polar bears fewer cubs,  polar tours scrapped,  pollination halvedporpoise astrayprofits collapsepsychiatric illness psychological effects,  puffin declinepushes poor women into prostitutionrabid bats,  radars taken out, rail network threatened,  railroad tracks deformedrainfall increaserainforest destruction,  rape waverefugees,  reindeer endangeredreindeer largerrelease of ancient frozen virusesresorts disappear,respiratory diseases worsen,  rice less fragrantrice production fallrice threatened, rice yields crash,  rift on Capitol Hillrioting and nuclear war,   river flow impactedriver reroutedrivers raisedroad accidentsroads wear outrobins rampant,   rocky peaks crack apartroof of the world a desert, rooftop barsRoss river disease,    Russia under pressuresalinity reductionsalinity increaseSalmonella,  salmon stronger, sardine run unpredictablesatellites accelerateSchmallenberg virus,  school closuressea level risesea level rise fastersea snotseals mating moreseismic activitysewer bills risesevere thunderstormssex changesexual dysfunction sexual promiscuityshark attackssharks boomingsharks hybridisesharks moving northsheep change coloursheep shrinkshop closuresshort-nosed dogs endangered,  shrimp sex problemsshrinking pondsshrinking sheep shrinking shrineSidney Opera House wiped outski resorts threatenedslaveryskinks impactedslow death smaller brains,  smogsnowfall decrease, snowfall increasesnowfall heavy snow thicker,  soaring food pricessocietal collapsesoil changesoil subsidencesongbirds change eating habits,sour grapessoybean crop to dropspace junk increasespace problemspectacular orchidsspider danger in UKspider bites to increasespiders getting biggerspiders invade Scotland,  squid aggressive giantssquid largersquid population explosionsquid tamedsquirrels reproduce earlierstarfish sperm eaten by parasitesstingray invasionstorm damage costs risestorms wetterstratospheric coolingstreet crime to increasesubsidencesuicidesunset displaced,  swordfish in the BalticTabasco tragedytaxestea flavour changetectonic plate movementteenage prostitution,  terrorists (India)thatched cottages at riskthreat to peaceticks move northward (Sweden)tides risetigers eat peopletigers drowntomatoes rottornado outbreaktourism increase, toxic bacteria,toxic seaweed,  trade barriers, trade winds weakenedtraffic jams,  transport snarltransportation threatenedtree foliage increase (UK),   tree growth slowedtree growth fastertrees grow too fasttrees in troubletrees less colourful,  trees more colourfultrees lushtrees on Antarcticatreelines changetropics expansiontropopause raisedtruffle shortagetruffles down truffles increaseturtles crash,turtle feminisedturtles lay earlierUFO sightingsUK coastal impactUK Katrina,  vampire bats,  Venice flooded,  volcanic eruptionsvolcanoes awakened in Iceland,  walnuts threatenedwalrus pups orphaned,  walrus stampede,  walruses come ashorewars over waterwars sparkedwars threaten billionswaspswater bills double,   water shortage to increase vegetarianismwave of natural disasters, waves biggerweather out of its mindweather patterns awryweather patterns last longerWestern aid cancelled out,  West Nile feverwhale beachingswhales lose weightwhales move north,  whales wiped outwheat rust in Syria, wheat yields crushed in Australia,  wild boars thrivewildfireswind shiftwind reduced, winds strongerwinds weaker,  wine – Australian baked, , wine industry damage (California) wine industry disaster (US) wine – more Englishwine – no more French wine –  England too hotwine -German boon,  wine passé (Napa)wine – Scotland best,  wine strongerwinters in Britain colderwinter in Britain deadwitchcraft executionswolverine declinewolverines vanishwolves eat more moosewolves eat less, women cheat on vacationworkers laid offWorld at warWorld War 4,  Yellow feverzebra mussel threatzoonotic diseases.

and all on 0.006 deg C per year! 

and all thanks to 0.0012% (12 parts per million) of evil man-made additions to the 97% of natural carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere!

The dead link collection

AcneAfrica hit hardest,  African summer frostagricultural land increaseAlaska reshapedanxiety,  Arctic tundra to burn,  atmospheric defiancebananas destroyedbeer shortagebird distributions changeblizzardsboredombrain eating amoebaebusiness opportunitiesbusiness risks,  British gardens changebudget increasescardiac arrest,  cataracts,  challenges and opportunities,  cloud stripping,  cremation to enddamages equivalent to $200 billion,  dermatitis,  desert life threateneddiarrhoea, disappearance of coastal citiesDolomites collapsedrought in distant regionsdrowning peopleearly marriagesearly springEarth spinning out of controlEarth wobblingevolution acceleratingextinctions (bats,    pigmy possumskoalasturtlesorang-utan,  elephantstigersgorillas,whalesfrogs,) fainting,  fish catches rise flames stokedfootpath erosionglacial growthglobal dimminggod meltsGore omnipresenceGreat Lakes drop,  harmful algaehazardous waste sites breachedhigh court debatesHIV epidemichuman health improvement, ice shelf collapsejet stream drifts northlake and stream productivity declinelightning related insurance claimslittle response in the atmosphere,  lost $350 billionLyme disease,  marine dead zoneMaple production advanced,  mental illness (Alberta)migration difficult (birds)mountains melting, mudslidesoceans noisieroyster diseasesozone lossPacific dead zoneplankton destabilisedplankton lossplant viruses,   polar bears starve,  psychosocial disturbances,  popcorn riserainfall reduction,   richesrivers dry up,rockfalls,  ruins ruined, skin cancersmelt downsnowfall reduction, stick insectsstormwater drains stressedteenage drinkingterrorismtree beetle attacks,  trees could return to Antarctictree growth increasedtsunamistundra plant life boostuprooted – 6 millionVampire mothsviolin declinewalrus displacedwarwar between US and Canadawater scarcity (20% of increase), water stress,water supply unreliabilityweeds,   white Christmas dream endswine – harm to Australian industry,   World bankruptcyWorld-famous places threatenedWorld in crisisWorld in flames,

Suggestions for replacement links are welcome.

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Last updated  05/03/12

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