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Animals Affected by Global Warming-Caused Ocean Acidification? It's All Propaganda, Skeptics Say

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 03:08 PM

Since the turn of the millennium, scientists have been looking at a possibly "catastrophic" future for sea life if ocean acidification continues, but others aren't so sure.

Ocean acidification is the decrease in the ocean’s pH level due to carbon-dioxide emissions.

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The Smithsonian Institute details acidification potentially endangering coral reefs, mussels, clams, urchins, starfish, zooplankton, and regular fish. While the Smithsonian does admit some species such as lobster, shrimp, jellyfish, and certain types of algae will thrive in these conditions, it suggests acidification will cause a major change of the marine ecosystem of today.

However, the Smithsonian also mentions a longer-term study conducted over a full year that showed one species of plankton able to adapt to warmer, higher-acidic conditions. The study, reported by EurekAlert, stressed that climate change occurred over extended periods of times, and if given the time to adapt, the species survived.

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But on top of these studies, other researchers say the entire basis for ocean acidification is unfounded. In an article where Breitbart termed the dispute NOAA-Gate, it says the 2004 report that is the base of the theory allegedly has misleading data.

The data is primarily criticized by an experienced hydrologist working toward his PhD at the University of New Mexico, Breitbart reports. Mike Wallace, the hydrologist, said it seemed odd that the NOAA report only used data from 1988 and after.

Wallace then obtained the data himself and put together a chart covering 1910 to now. He found no reduction in oceanic pH levels over this time. He told Breitbart, “Besides being wrong, it is a crucial leg to the entire narrative of ‘human-influenced climate change.’”

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Since the turn of the millennium, scientists have been looking at a possibly "catastrophic" future for sea life if ocean acidification continues, but others aren't so sure.
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