Monday, August 11, 2014

A 'national strategy' on ocean acidification

Two U.S. senators, Mark Begich of Alaska and Maria Cantwell of Washington, say they will offer legislation requiring the government to "prioritize what fisheries and fish habitat are most at risk" from ocean acidification.

Here's a press release.

Begich and Cantwell, both Democrats, are on the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, with Begich serving as chairman.


Anonymous said...

has there been an actual peer reviewed study that PROVES absolutely that the ocean acidity level is rising? I was reading an article the other the day and it said that the levels had risen by so much in the last 200 years. Who was doing extensive ph testing of the ocean 200 years ago? I have also heard about the oyster guy in puget sound who couldnt get his spat to generate shells, having to move his operation to hawaii. Word: where he was was not the ocean. the head of puget sound is surrounded a hundred years of industrial waste, pulp mills septic systems and very little tidal flow.

Just sayin.

Rick Williams said...

Quoting from DR. Craig Idsos book, CO2, and Coral Reefs. "Far too many predictions of CO2-induced catastrophes are treated as sure-to-occur, when real-world observations show them to be highly unlikely or even virtual impossibilities. The cases of CO2-induced coral bleaching and ocean acidification are no different. We have got to realize that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations are not the bane of the biosphere, but a boon to the planets many life forms".

Anonymous said...

I went to a fisherman's meeting in Sitka, 1972, about logging, an expert stands up and says "There will be no surviving salmon fisheries in SE Alaska in 10 years "
There always has to be a "fear" or the Govt. agencies and tree hugger organizations get no money.

Anonymous said...

There are numerous peer reviewed papers about ocean acidification out there, you just have to look. Jeremy Mathis and Richard Feely have been working on the topic for years, have a look at some of their publications:
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