“Ocean acidification” (OA) is claimed to be a phenomenon that will destroy ocean life — all due to mankind’s use of fossil fuels. The claim of OA is a critical foundation to the full spectrum of climate change assertions.
Dr. Richard A. Feely is a senior scientist with the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) — part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). His four-page report, Carbon Dioxide and Our Ocean Legacy, offered on the NOAA website, contains a chart titled “Historical & Projected pH & Dissolved Co2,” which shows a decline in seawater pH (making it more acidic) that appears to coincide with increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Mike Wallace is a hydrologist with nearly 30 years’ experience, who is now working on his Ph.D. In the course of his studies, he uncovered something that he told me “eclipses even the so-called climategate event.”
Feely’s work is based on computer models that don’t line up with real-world data — which Feely acknowledged in e-mail communications with Wallace. Feely, and his coauthor Dr. Christopher L. Sabine, PMEL Director, omitted 80 years of data, which incorporate more than two million records of ocean pH levels.