Just some excerpts…….
Acidification, blamed on the transformation of rising levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the air into carbonic acid in the sea, makes it harder for shellfish and crabs to grow their shells, and might also impair fish reproduction, it said.
Will the sciency people ever come to understand what the shells are made of? And, more than that, it has already been demonstrated that this absurd idea is wrong. As far as the fishys go, recent studies indicate that they would be adaptable to lower pH levels. It’s that whole adaptation thingy which has allowed the many species to survive all these eons.
Cold water absorbs carbon dioxide more readily than warm water, making the Arctic especially vulnerable.
Uhhmm…… this is…. the water which is currently in the Arctic won’t stay there. The waters in the ocean do a tricky thing. IT MOVES!!!
Yes, I know it’s shocking, but, even if the ocean waters in the Arctic became less base, the water isn’t going to stay there. Thus, it doesn’t make the Arctic more susceptible than anything else.
The report said the average acidity of surface ocean waters worldwide was now about 30 percent higher than at the start of the Industrial Revolution.
I don’t even know how to respond to this bit of ignorance. I’m at a loss. pH is a decimal logarithm. 30%? I have no idea how they came to such a ratio, but, it isn’t accurate by any measure. And, acidity is defined as a lower pH not higher!! The ocean isn’t acidic so it can’t have higher acidity. Further, there is no comprehensive pH measurement of the oceans, today. They have no idea what the average pH levels are much less what they were in pre-industrial times. This is simply hyperbole based upon supposition. Lastly……
“Arctic marine waters are experiencing widespread and rapid ocean acidification,” said the report by 60 experts for the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, commissioned by the eight nations with Arctic territories.
So we have 60 experts who know nothing about what they are supposedly experts in. Nice.