Most shock horror stories reveal after an hour of Googling to be a weak story which has grown legs in the reporting e.g. Lowest Arctic Ice Ever= only 28 years of measurement and record high level of Antarctic Ice on the same day.
I have no doubt "it is too bad to be true", so major flaws will be revealed.-
- The basis CO2 is in increasing, some of it falls in the ocean, the more falls the more acid the ocean. Shellfisfish cannot make shells in high pH acid water
- Last year the same prog said "Oh my God if CO2 levels reach 660ppm then Coral is finished", The same professors university profile webpage says "550ppm then it's finished", His new article says "450-500 ppm", and the presenter said "remember it must go no higher than 450 or else !" ...Do you spot a pattern ?
11/1/2008 I found the debunk Good Acidification debunk
- 3 other debunks and my notes Full details
-It's important to note that
1- As regards ocean levels
coral is killed only when ocean levels fall, not rise.
2 - Coral is a slight net emitter of CO2 rather than a sink