Voices Of CO2 Doom Dishonestly Alarm Unthinking Worshippers with Correlations – While Downplaying Proven Causations

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By Jim Steele

Climate scientists have been funded to find how rising atmospheric CO2 is affecting our climate and global ecosystems. As a result of their predisposed belief in “demon CO2”, simple correlations are misleadingly promoted as causation by both researchers and click-bait media. For example, lowering of ocean surface pH is blamed on a correlation with rising CO2. However, it is well established other factors also lower surface pH.

Climate alarmists use that correlation to scare the public, arguing that any continued burning of fossil fuels will cause pH to fall with catastrophic consequences for marine ecosystems. They simply assume surface pH will continue to fall as growing atmospheric CO2 pumps more CO2 into surface waters. But the data shows that has not always been the case.

Ocean pH drops from ~8.2 at the surface falling to 7.6 by 300-meter depth where respiration and decay of organic matter dominates, releasing CO2 and lowering pH. Observations show wherever that low pH subsurface waters upwell to the surface, surface pH declines. The solid black curve shows surface pH was 8.2 in pre-industrial times but has fallen to 8.1 in modern times (dashed blue curve). However subsurface pH has remained steady throughout. Observed increases in upwelling since the Little Ice Age will have lowered today’s surface pH.

During the depth of the last Glacial Maximum, atmospheric CO2 dropped to 180 ppm as oceans accumulated 850 billion tons more CO2than observed in today’s modern oceans (Anderson, R. F., et al. 2019). Yet despite more CO2 enteringthe ocean, surface pH was 8.3 . As ocean upwelling increased during the shift to the current interglacial, more CO2 was released back to the atmosphere and surface pH fell to 8.1 between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago and that contradicted theory. Assuming a surface ocean in equilibrium with atmospheric CO2, climate scientists expected a surface pH of 8.2 (Martinez-Boti 2015).

The upwelling of more ancient CO2 makes it impossible to accurately separate any effect of rising anthropogenic CO2. So, to minimize confounding upwelling effects, climate scientists have based their pH predictions on measurements taken from regions with low upwelling in the middle of subtropical gyres, such as station Aloha in the Pacific, and in the North Atlantic gyre (BATS; not shown).

Still, gyre stations are not immune to the pH lowering effects from upwelling. Just as the separation of organic matter production by photosynthesis at the surface, from the decay of organic matter at depth results in lower pH at 300 meters, similarly the separation of organic matter production in upwelling zones from the decay of the matter transported towards the center of those gyres, can also lower gyre pH.

The winds along the American west coast cause upwelling of low pH water containing high minerals and high CO2 that promotes abundant productivity. Those winds also create currents that transport that upwelled water and a portion of the generated organic matter towards the gyre’s center. Accordingly, Chavez (2017) has shown that upwelling along the Peruvian coast has greatly increased since the pre-industrial/Little Ice Age times, suggesting a trend of increasing upwelling that would naturally lower a gyre’s pH

Likewise, trade winds cause upwelling which also transports organic matter towards the gyre’s center. Research concludes average trade winds have also strengthened since the Little Ice Age. In addition, people who are informed about ocean circulation know upwelling of the low pH thousand-year-old water around Antarctica can also affect the pH of equatorial currents which in turn can affect gyre pH. The pathway of the Ocean Conveyor Belt brings water that initially sunk in the Arctic, eventually upwells around Antarctica, and then continues into the north Pacific.

Finally, reduced alkalinity also lowers pH. Ninety-five percent of the ocean’s alkalinity consists of aqueous CO2 derivatives: bicarbonate (HCO3-1) and carbonate negative ions  (CO3-2) that can consume H+ ions and buffer changes in pH (red rectangle). In stark contrast to indefensible concerns that ocean acidification will hinder calcification by reducing carbonate ions, calcification definitely reduces alkalinity that lowers pH.

No marine calcifying species use seawater carbonate ions. Instead, all species import the more abundant bicarbonate ions (blue rectangle) from which they generate carbonate ions internally by pumping H+ out into the seawater. The resulting calcium carbonate shells of planktonic coccolithophores will sink at a rate of 140 meters per day, carrying away alkalinity stored in their shells away from the surface to ocean depths. And again, this pH reducing dynamic has strengthened, as coccolithophore abundance has increased since 1990 (Krumhardt 2016).

Click-bait media has hyped a few laboratory studies suggesting ocean acidification decreased coccolithophore calcification.

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The climate scam is money in their pockets.

Gore many millions selling his Snake Oil(Global Warming)to the usual suckers who believe this load of Balderdash the Enviromental Community is full of those Suckers dumb enough to believe everything like the Rain Forest Scam from back in the 1990,s

12/05/23 – 2023 is officially the hottest year ever recorded, and scientists say “the temperature will keep rising”

After months of expectation, it’s official — 2023 will be the hottest year ever recorded. The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service announced the milestone after analyzing data that showed the world saw its warmest-ever November. 

After months of expectation, it’s official — 2023 will be the hottest year ever recorded. The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service announced the milestone after analyzing data that showed the world saw its warmest-ever November. 

Last month was roughly 1.75 degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial average, Copernicus said, with an average surface air temperature of 14.22 degrees Celsius, or about 57.6 degrees Fahrenheit. And now, Copernicus says that for January to November 2023, global average temperatures were the highest on record — 1.46 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average. 

The boreal autumn, from September through November, was also the warmest as a whole “by a large margin,” Copernicus said, with temperatures 0.88 degrees Celsius above average. In September, it reported that the summer of 2023 was the hottest on record.

“2023 has now had six record breaking months and two record breaking seasons,” Copernicus deputy director Samantha Burgess said. “The extraordinary global November temperatures, including two days warmer than 2ºC above preindustrial, mean that 2023 is the warmest year in recorded history.” 

That difference between pre-industrial times and today puts the world dangerously close to crossing the 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming threshold that scientists have warned about for years. The continued warming means extreme weather events — which have already worsened — will become even more frequent and intense, exacerbating the damage and loss of life from droughts, flooding, hurricanes and wildfires… 

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As long as hey can get those useful idiots to march around with stupid signs and Banners with stupid pictures and slogans on them

The previous interglacial global heat spike ended around 125,000 years ago.

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Ok, so what caused that heat spike? Human activity? Do you see how stupid that sounds?

No, it wasn’t. It was a year of record levels of propaganda.

Man made climate change is a hoax

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Eric swallowswell should have been expelled from congress after his fang fang ccp

Incoherent, rambling, comments. The forward lean. Emotional volatility. Those close to him have suspected dementia for a long time now.

https://twitter.com/Bartleby_Kamoi/status/1694553381577072915

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Businessman, not rambling but Jimmy is no longer the worst President ever.
Cost to the United States – $352 Million (1914 dollars) or $7.5 Billion (2007 dollars)
plus lives lost to malaria.

Regarding age and competence…

Last edited 2 months ago by Greg

MSNBC…

Actually, the videos of Donald Trump are Donald Trump.
And the Trump toadies criticizing Biden are Trump toadies.

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Bad news for Brandon the congress wants his communications in regards to his evil spawn skipping out of his deposition.

Don’t they know Democrats don’t have to abide by the laws they put political opponents in prison for?

Like I said… MSNBC. How about finding a source that has not been lying constantly to the American people, ESPECIALLY about Trump.

I guess the 4 years Trump was in office caused all the fake data and ignorant weather prediction models that have been pushed since we were in school.

4 years to compile those few gaffs Biden does worse in 4 minutes.
How many more thousands of hours has Trump spoke in public than Pedopete?

Last edited 2 months ago by kitt

Like Russia gate? Pissing prostitutes, Trump keeping the nuke secrets. No China lab virus etc….
Let us know when one of our conspiracy theories has been proven wrong.

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The way global temperature data is collected does not scare people enough, as it leads to reports of no warming.

Junk Science Alert: Met Office Set to Ditch Actual Temperature Data in Favour of Model Predictions

But MODELS can be manipulated to show anything the model creators want.
So, isn’t it cute that data is being dumped as a basis for “global warming/climate change,” and models, based on connecting one extreme event to the one before, are replacing them.

Yes.
Ditch the Scientific Method.
Adopt a method you can mess with at will.