“corrosive” nonsense from NOAA …

More like “asshatification:, not acidification!

These ‘climate scientists’ have lost the plot. Basic chemistry is abandoned, and the comments in this post (many from chemists) let them have it. Another busted scare!

DANGER_CORROSIVE Ocean acidification

Claim: NOAA says the Arctic Ocean is becoming “corrosive”

From NOAA’s department of acidic wordsmithing: New study shows Arctic Ocean rapidly becoming more corrosive to marine species Chukchi and Beaufort Seas could become less hospitable to shelled animals by 2030 New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach…

The reviewers and journals that passed this paper for print should hang their heads in shame.

corrosive
[ kəˈrəʊsɪv ]

ADJECTIVE
tending to cause corrosion:
“the corrosive effects of salt water”

Lowering the pH of seawater makes it less alkaline. It cannot reach ever a pH of 7.0, which is basic.

The shellfish in the Arctic are thriving:How Blue Mussels Are Expanding Their Presence in the High Arctic (7 May 2015)
They appear to be a lot tougher than what many people may have expected…

Update, The basics of ocean chemistry discussed here. 

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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