[SPPI Note: More in-depth papers on this issue can be found at the SPPI website:
“Once again, therefore, we have another situation where the doom-and-gloom prognostications of the world’s climate alarmists have been made without regard to the full spectrum of important phenomena that come to bear upon the issue in question, and where the conclusions they reach are found to be far more uncertain and much less extreme than what they portray them to be. Thus, it can be appreciated that the climate-alarmist horror stories of impending extinctions of earth’s marine calcifying organisms due to a CO2-induced decrease in seawater pH are merely that:stories, without any basis in fact.”
WSJ text beings here:
Coral reefs around the world are suffering badly from overfishing and various forms of pollution. Yet many experts argue that the greatest threat to them is the acidification of the oceans from the dissolving of man-made carbon dioxide emissions.
The effect of acidification, according to J.E.N. Veron, an Australian coral scientist, will be “nothing less than catastrophic…. What were once thriving coral gardens that supported the greatest biodiversity of the marine realm will become red-black bacterial slime, and they will stay that way.” (more…)