The Ocean Is Not Getting Acidified

“Ocean Acidification” alarmism, inconvenient reminder…

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

There’s an interesting study out on the natural pH changes in the ocean. I discussed some of these pH changes a year ago in my post “The Electric Oceanic Acid Test“. Before getting to the new study, let me say a couple of things about pH.

The pH scale measures from zero to fourteen. Seven is neutral, because it is the pH of pure water. Below seven is acidic. Above seven is basic. This is somewhat inaccurately but commonly called “alkaline”. Milk is slightly acidic. Baking soda is slightly basic (alkaline).

Figure 1. pH scale, along with some examples.

The first thing of note regarding pH is that alkalinity is harder on living things than is acidity. Both are corrosive of living tissue, but alkalinity has a stronger effect. It seems counterintuitive, but it’s true. For example, almost all of our foods are…

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One Comment on “The Ocean Is Not Getting Acidified”

  1. chaamjamal says:

    no evidence that ocean acidification is related to fossil fuel emissions

    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2669930

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