Arctic ocean waters becoming more acidic with greenhouse gas emissions

There are 3 comments on the May 6, 2013, UPI story titled Arctic ocean waters becoming more acidic with greenhouse gas emissions. In it, UPI reports that:

Carbon dioxide emissions are making arctic seas more acidic, something that would take tens of thousands of years to reverse, researchers say.

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Lars Tuff

Bjørnevatn, Norway

#1 May 18, 2013
This is possibly the worst CO2 alarmist propaganda since the Hockey Schtick (1998).

1) The so-called acidification happened because of ice melting, thereby diluting the sea water. Sea water has a pH of appr. 8,2, and molten water a pH of 7.
2) No evidence is put forward that coupes pH measured to CO2 in the air or in the sea water.
3) The ocean under the North Pole is virtually life-less, it is a deep water basin more than 1000m deep with ice on top.
4) In the Barents Sea and Northern Atlantic, several hundred kilometers south of where the pH was measured, life is thriving. Never, for the last 50 years have the sea birds, mammals and fish been more numerous. Even the Blue Whale is returning to the seas.
5) We cannot acidify the oceans even if we wanted to, by burning fossil fuel. This is because a) the cons. CO2 in the oceans is 50x that in the air, and b) the oceans have vastly more mass than the atmosphere. c) Of the 400ppm CO2 in air, only 5% is the human contribution. d) The limitless buffering capacity of the worlds oceans, would resist acidification, a doubling in CO2 in the oceans would only cause a TEMPORARY pH drop of 0,25 units
6) The report has not been peer-reviewed.
7) The same claim of dramatic sea acidification was put forward by the British Royal Society in 2009, and was thrown in the trash can of science after a brutal process were a shocking lack of basic scientific knowledge from RS was shown.
8) Most calcifiers in sea water have better metabolism and NO problem to keep calcifying, when pH drops by 0,5, double what the report calls dangerous.

So. Chicken little of the Seas rides again. Alarmist propaganda. No cause for thinking critical human beings to worry. Some ice melted in the arctic. This will not kill the planet, or even affect the seas.
Dont drink the koolaid

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 18, 2013
Kill joy

Everett, WA

#3 May 18, 2013
'tars luff' luffed:
This is possibly the worst CO2 alarmist propaganda ........
'drink the kkk-aid' kkkouphed:
Kill joy
litesong wrote:
You're upset because 'tars luff' beat your time.

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