Global Acidification: The Next EU Bought-And-Paid-For Science Hoax

Now that man-made catastrophic global warming has been exposed as a hyper-inflated problem, proponents are now scrambling to save their movement. Here comes global acidification (sounds much more menacing than climate disruption, doesn’t it?). Expect a flood of sewage media reports on this in the days ahead.

The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) for Polar and Marine Research in the German Hemholtz Association is hosting a 4-day conference with more than 200 scientists from all over Europe expected to attend at Conference Center Bremerhaven. See details here. The AWI press release is titled:

Oceans acidify much faster than ever before in Earth’s history


This conference undoubtedly is designed to produce new, future horror scenarios of oceanic death and destruction. These scenarios will then be avidly spread as science by Europe’s established publicly-funded media. The idea of course is to keep the public in a state of elevated fear, while governments move to regulate every aspect of human life.

The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide not only leads to global climate warming, but also to increasing acidification of the oceans.

So says the AWI press release, and:

Since the beginning of industrialisation the CO2 absorbed by the sea has led to an increase in surface ocean acidity by 30 percent.

Wait a second. There’s a huge difference between ocean surface and ocean, i.e. the complete ocean. But whatever.

Many marine organisms such as calcareous algae, mussels and snails have difficulties in forming their shells or skeletons. As a result of this, entire ecosystems such as coral reefs may be affected.

Emphasis added. Don’t you just love how they appear to be so sure about everything, yet admit they actually know almost nothing? But hey, they have begun to study this closely.

In conjunction with the three large-scale research projects, at national and international level the Alfred Wegener Institute is examining the impacts of ocean acidification, particularly on the biotic communities in the Arctic Ocean.

The Arctic is again the canary in the coal mine. One partner in research they happen not to mention is the scientifically balanced and objective Greenpeace organisation, read here Research Assisted By Greenpeace.

Much of the research funding comes from global regulator wannabe: The European Union and its European Commission.

The conference sponsors are BIOACID (Biological Impacts of Ocean ACIDification) funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) in Kiel is responsible for project coordination and management. Another sponsor is UKOARP (UK Ocean Acidification Research Program) UK’s first research programme, launched in 2010. And the third sponsor is EPOCA (European Project on OCean Acidification) launched in May 2008. It’s a four-year long project and is partly funded by the European Commission.

The European Commission is precisely the body that has been making it clearer than ever that it wants to run the rest of the planet, together with the UN. And what better place to start than with the global airline industry. Right now it is threatening the rest of the world with a flight ban. Read here: EU Threatens World With Flight Ban/.

However, banning flights, along with regulating people’s lives, is bound to be quite unpopular with the masses, unless of course you can produce compelling arguments to do so. Global warming is no longer compelling, and so in comes global acidification – due to carbon emissions.

Vaclav Klaus needs to add a couple more chapters to his recent book, and rename it to: “Blue Planet In Green Chains, Forged By White Euro-Elitists”.

Let’s not kid ourselves. This whole environmental movement is a bid by a certain class of elitists in Europe, and America’s east and west coasts, who want to tell the rest of the world what to do. Wasn’t that tried last century?

This elitist enviro-establishment needs to get toppled from the bottom up.

19 responses to “Global Acidification: The Next EU Bought-And-Paid-For Science Hoax”

  1. Ed Caryl

    30%?
    in the very few places that the pH has been checked, the change has been -0.1. I know that it’s a log scale, but that’s a long way from 30%. We have no idea what the change has been over the whole ocean.

  2. JS

    The Czech president skeptical to AGW and EU is Vaclav Klaus.
    ————–
    Reply: Ooops – double-ooops. Sorry, I’ll fix that right away. -PG

  3. Richard111

    As Ed points out above the pH scale is logarithmic; for example, a glass of beer with a
    pH of 4 is ten times more acidic than a cup of black coffee with a pH of 5.

    Sea water has a pH 8.3 to 7.8. Pure water is neutral at pH 7.0

    As soon as the sea becomes drinkable all the fish will die, but hey! We won’t have a
    global water shortage problem.

  4. R. de Haan

    Ocean acidification fortunately is an old cow, taken out of the stable several times before in the past five years.

    It’s a debunked scare which makes it easy for us to fend off simply by recycling the existing material available at the SPPI blog and several reports and articles published at WUWT and Icecap.us.

    What’s next?

    Ahh, ecomomic extortion to push for Cap & Trade, showing the true face of the totalitarian EU.
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/09/27/cancel-all-your-european-travel-and-vacation-plans-carbon-trading-extortion-is-here/

    We really have to stop those clowns before they send us back into the stone age.
    —————————
    Reply: To be fair, Jo Nova beat Anthony with the story by a day. -PG

  5. DirkH

    It should be noted that the German government does everything ATM to keep industry in Germany: Eco tax excemptions for energy-guzzling industries to be prolongued (German language)

    http://www.ftd.de/politik/deutschland/:entschaerfte-oekosteuer-regierung-will-energiefresser-schonen/50175755.html

    This will keep aluminium and copper smelting business here; and maybe even more important, the recycling industry (the energy-hungry part is that they smelter old electronics and separate the contained metals; IMHO a very useful business).

    Doesn’t really look like they *believe* in catastrophic AGW…

  6. Quixote

    This “old banana” is being dragged out again……………anyone remember the days of “Acid Rain” scaremongering?………………Geez………..maybe these “eco-facists” should try something a little more creative………………sad sad sad…………..

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ocean pH varies by latitude. At 20 deg north it is around 8.1, at 55 deg north it is around 7.6. Same difference is achieved by going to 500 m depth. So the ocean already varies by a larger amount than catastrophists say we are risking. Shelled sea creatures grow quite well north of 55 deg, at least until it gets too cold for them.

    Furthermore, as pH falls so aHCO3 rises (bicarbonate activity, in chemists’ speak). So any mollusc trying to make a home for itself sees more carbonate floating by. So increased bicarbonate concentration tends to offset decreased pH neatly.

    On the other hand if you adjust your lab experiment with HCl you don’t see this – the poor beasties’ shell dissolve away. But that’s experimentation for you, ask the wrong question – get the wrong answer.

  8. Mike

    Organisms have adapted to function with the average Ph where they live.

    “The acidity of the oceans will more than double in the next 40 years. This rate is 100 times faster than any changes in ocean acidity in the last 20 million years, making it unlikely that marine life can somehow adapt to the changes.”

    http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2009/12/acidification.html

    Add to this the estimated decline 40% decline in phytoplankton in the last 60 years and the increases in coral reef bleaching and the oceans are taking quite a beating.

  9. Floor Anthoni

    Anyone still pushing the ocean acidification scare must be either out of his mind or simply naive and uninformed. Here you can read all about it, including the many fraudulent experiments. Sometimes it’s as if scientists do not really know what science and the scientific method are.
    http://www.seafriends.org.nz/issues/global/acid.htm

  10. Dennis Ambler

    EPOCA is a load of carbolic

    http://epoca-project.eu/index.php/who-are-we.html
    The EU FP7 Integrated Project EPOCA (European Project on OCean Acidification) was launched in June 2008 with the overall goal to advance our understanding of the biological, ecological, biogeochemical, and societal implications of ocean acidification. The EPOCA consortium brings together more than 100 researchers from 27 institutes and 10 European countries.

    Another IPCC error in the making?
    There is a blog linked directly to the project site:

    http://oceanacidification.wordpress.com/about-2/
    This blog was started in July 2006 as a “one man” effort. It is a product of EPOCA, the European Project on Ocean Acidification since May 2008 and it is sponsored by the IMBER and SOLAS projects since January 2010.

    This blog is coordinated by:

    Jean-Pierre Gattuso, CNRS Senior Research Scientist
    CNRS-Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France

    AR5: The list of authors and review editors of IPCC Working Group II, 5th Assessment Report, has just been made public. It includes Jean-Pierre Gattuso from EPOCA.

    I have resisted the temptation so far, to inform them of their mistake, I have been saving it, but if this blog is co-ordinated by Gattuso, a lead author on AR5 WGII, you would assume he would read what is written there.
    http://oceanacidification.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/ocean-acidification-audio/

    “Too much carbon is flooding the ocean with carbolic acid, with devestating (sic) effects on life in the sea.” (no wonder!)

    Not even carbon dioxide any more! Carbon plus sea water equals Carbolic acid, (phenol), a disinfectant!

    They have a video series which you have to subscribe to, in order to view.

    “A stand-alone segment of the Planet Warning series. Each segment can be downloaded separately. The series theme is that the world is in a dangerous position, just as the US was when it was bombed at Pearl Harbor. Each segment is embedded in WWII audio and music. This segment reports on “global warming’s evil twin”, ocean acifidication, which results from too much carbon in the water.”

    Then they have other contributions, such as this one from the Australian Academy of Science:

    “Chemists have known for a long time that a beaker of water sitting in a lab will absorb carbon dioxide from the air and turn acidic. Would it happen at a larger scale? If we greatly increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in the world’s atmosphere, for example, would the oceans become a vast acid bath? What would be the ecological effects? Over the next century or so, we are going to find out.”

    NOAA is also getting in on the act:

    NOAA lecture series: Ocean acidification
    Wednesday, Nov 10 7:00p, at Seattle Center: Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA

    “Did you know that carbonated water is more acidic than tap water? Ever wonder what would happen if Puget Sound were carbonated?

    Although Puget Sound is not fizzing like a soda pop it does have more Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in it than it has in thousands of years. Too much CO2 in the atmosphere is not only warming the planet, it is making the Ocean more acidic.”

    The background to the 30% acidification claim is in this SPPI paper: Acid Seas – Back to Basic – http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/index2.php?option=com_content&task=emailform&id=869

  11. Dennis Ambler

    I have to say Floor Antoni’s seafriends site is absolutely brilliant. Also check out http://buythetruth.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/toxic-seawater-fraud/, which is where I first learned of seafriends.

  12. Klaus Kaiser

    CO2 is the CAUSE of the oceans being alkaline to begin with.

    For more details see my article on

    “Ocean Acidification and the CO2-Propaganda”
    at: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/26571

    Klaus Kaiser, Ph.D.
    Author of
    CONVENIENT MYTHS, the green revolution – perceptions, politics, and facts
    ( http://www.convenientmyths.com )