CO2 is not the culprit, but the cure …

More ‘globull warming’ bunkum uncovered, CO2 is not to blame: Some plants do just fine in acidic oceans

The researchers found that the more acidic the water was, the more the plant grew.

“The increased growth has nothing to do with the acidified water as such, but increased acidification means more carbon, which means the seagrass photosynthesises quicker,” said Dr Collier. […]

Although I would reject the term ‘acidic’ when used in this form. Uncovered too, is also what will save young coral from a ‘man-made’ product. Yes, it’s the use of toxic chemicals in sunscreen that is shown to be harmful! Not CO2: Oops! It may not be ‘ocean acidification’ killing coral after all – common chemical found in sunscreen is poisonous to coral reefs

Sunscreen is proven toxic to coral reefs
Tel Aviv University researchers discover chemical found in most sunscreen lotions poses an existential threat to young corals

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The daily use of sunscreen bearing an SPF of 15 or higher is widely acknowledged as essential to skin cancer prevention, not to mention skin damage associated with aging. Though this sunscreen may be very good for us, it may be very bad for the environment, a new Tel Aviv University study finds…

CO2 science has a lot more on the topic:

The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Three Charophyte Species in the Baltic Sea (20 October 2015)
Even at very low pH values (~2000 µatm CO2), the net primary productivity of each species was enhanced…

Ocean Acidification Database (20 October 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; temperature = 13°C, salinity = 20 ppt). To access the entire database, click here.

 

About Tom Harley

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