Saturday, 21 May 2016

Towards a Broader Perspective on Ocean Acidification Research

Ocean Acidification (OA) is a misnomer. Oceans are alkaline. The pH of the world’s oceans varies between 7.5 and 8.3 —  the acid zone starts below ‘neutral’ pH7. For an explanation of OA, see  Jo Nova: The Chemistry of pH and "acidification.

ICES Journal of Marine Science have issued an entire journal devoted to a review of all the papers published re Ocean Acidification: Volume 73 Number 3 February/March 2016

The review is conducted  by Editor Howard I. Browman - Institute of Marine Research, Marine Ecosystem Acoustics Disciplinary Group, Austevoll Research Station, 5392 Storebø, Norway. Howard Brownman has had 71 publications in peer review journals.

His introduction to the review in the Journal of Marine Science is titled:

Applying organized scepticism to ocean acidification research

Browman says that most of the OA "literature reports negative effects of CO2 on organisms and