[…] If anything, in fact, the results suggest that the world’s marine life may actually slightly benefit from the pH decline, which latter possibility is further borne out by the scatter plot of all the experimental data pertaining to all life characteristic categories over the same pH decline range, as shown below in Figure 12.
Figure 12. Percent change in the five measured life characteristics (calcification, metabolism, growth, fertility and survival) vs. decline of seawater pH from its present (control treatment) value to ending values extending up to the beginning pH value of “the warped world of the IPCC” for all individual data points falling within this pH decline range.
The results we have depicted in the figures above suggest something very different from the doomsday predictions of the climate alarmists who claim we are in “the last decades of coral reefs on this planet for at least the next … million plus years, unless we do something very soon to reduce CO2 emissions,” or who declare that “reefs are starting to crumble and disappear,” that “we may lose those ecosystems within 20 or 30 years,” and that “we’ve got the last decade in which we can do something about this problem.” Clearly, the promoting of such scenarios is not supported by the vast bulk of pertinent experimental data. […] Read it all.
In the final run-up to the ‘Paris COP’, we need to be on the lookout for more of the spurious claims about ‘Ocean acidification’. Thankfully, CO2 science has presented an extensive compilation of research in this area.
Ocean Acidification Database (10 August 2015)
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Foraminifera [Ammonia aomoriensis] (Haynert and Schonfeld, 2014; salinity = 15 ppt). To access the entire database, click here.
[…] In conclusion, claims of impending marine species extinctions driven by increases in the atmosphere’s CO2 concentration do not appear to be founded in empirical reality, based on the experimental findings we have analyzed above.
For more information on this subject, please see the many reviews we have written on this subject that are archived under the headings of Calcification, Marine Biota, and Ocean Acidification in our Subject Index.