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Ocean Acidification at NOAA: What Is Agency's Role in Global Warming Narrative?

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:18 PM

Ocean acidification, the dropping of the pH level of the ocean as a result of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, has devastating implications for sea life and aquaculture. The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program was established in 2011 to further understand and hinder the process of ocean acidification, including one of its main causes: global warming.

Global warming is ocean acidification’s “equally evil twin” Jane Lubchenco, NOAA’s chief, told The Associated Press in 2012. She also relayed that reducing carbon emissions is the most critical strategy for stopping ocean acidification in the long term.

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The department has taken measures to concretely document and better convince the public about the dangers global warming presents. In 2013, the NOAA published a compilation of studies titled "Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective" after extensive climate detective efforts. Thomas Peterson, scientist at the NOAA’s National Climatic Change Center and lead editor of the published 2013 report, told Climate.gov that understanding the issue of human-caused climate change is important because if you “understand that human influence helped to cause an event, or make it more severe, then you can recognize that such events are likely going to become more frequent in the future.”

The NOAA also released a Climate Literacy Guide in 2009, which laments that “society needs citizens who understand the climate system and know how to apply that knowledge in their careers.” The guide offers basic information about and further evidence for climate change as well as strategies for individuals to slow the process of climate change.

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Despite the NOAA’s efforts to persuade the public of the legitimacy and seriousness of ocean acidification and global warming, Mike Wallace, hydrologist and PhD candidate at the University of New Mexico, is not convinced. Wallace pointed out numerous inconsistencies with an NOAA issued report showing a significant correlation between oceanic pH levels and the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Wallace told Breitbart Media in 2014 that “ocean acidification may seem like a minor issue to some but, besides being wrong, it is a crucial leg to the entire narrative of ‘human-influenced climate change.’”

Wallace asserted that in regard to the report, it is not “acceptable to omit the majority of the data and also not disclose the omission to any other soul.”

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Ocean acidification, the dropping of the pH level of the ocean, has devastating implications for sea life and aquaculture. The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program was established in 2011 to further understand and hinder the process of ocean acidification.
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