All computer models and no science or real data. That’s the latest drivel from the BBC and probably all the other pocket-liners of the media. I saw this on ABC’s 24 hour news in the early hours this morning in the middle of a rare November thunderstorm, (when Foxtel satellite was off the air).
Ocean acidification, they call it, 170% more acidification of the ocean. More than what, I ask? Bishop Hill is on to them, here: Today’s unvalidated computer model
Today’s big green unvalidated computer model seems to be the one that tells us that the oceans are all shortly going to be devoid of life due to acidification by man. The story gets an outing on the BBC (where else) along with several other media outlets.
The world’s oceans are becoming acidic at an “unprecedented rate” and may be souring more rapidly than at any time in the past 300 million years.
In their strongest statement yet on this issue, scientists say acidification could increase by 170% by 2100.
Probably time to wheel out Matt Ridley’s review of the literature on the subject again.
The warmist cause is full of ‘scientists say’, and ‘could’ or ‘may’, often a Greenpeace or other activist with a strong imagination. Ridley explains:
[…] This adds to other hints that the ocean-acidification problem may have been exaggerated. For a start, the ocean is alkaline and in no danger of becoming acid (despite headlines like that from Reuters in 2009: “Climate Change Turning Seas Acid”). If the average pH of the ocean drops to 7.8 from 8.1 by 2100 as predicted, it will still be well above seven, the neutral point where alkalinity becomes acidity.[…]
That small change often occurs hourly and daily in many areas of the world, especially near river deltas. Scaring by the media is all that’s left of the warming agenda.
That thunderstorm last night brought us in Broome, 300% of the November average rainfall in a couple of hours, following a downpour last month that was 800% above October’s average rainfall (Broome Airport). See, I can be scary too! Real scary! Recent months at Broome
[…]I have listed four different aspects that lead to the decisions we make on supporting or not supporting CO2-related initiatives. The technical, dictionary-defined words are the same, but we argue because we are not using the same mental vocabulary.
UPDATE: Maurizio Morabito (omnologos) observes:
UPDATE, from IceAge Now, Alan Caruba concludes:
[…] You cannot depend on what the mass media tells you. They are hardwired to continue the global warming hoax. You can, however, educate yourself with books such as Robert Felix’s. You can use Google to find out more about ice ages. You can and should prepare yourself for changes in the Earth’s climate that will have vast impacts on the global economy and on the ability to grow enough crops to feed the world’s population.
© Alan Caruba, 2013