Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Info on CO2 and ocean acidification

As it has become increasingly apparent that worldwide temperatures are falling, in contradiction to global warmer theory, a new claim is being circulated. It is asserted that increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere will cause acidification of the oceans, leading to the death of ocean life.

The problem with this theory is that the oceans are substantially alkaline, so it would take a tremendous amount of CO2 to drop ocean pH below 7, which is the point at which it becomes slightly acidic. This post points out that burning all the fossil fuel in the world wouldn't be able to do that.

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