Letter: Ocean acidification is just hype

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To find an example of a propagandist “scientist” using bogus science and emotional language against human progress and our industrial infrastructure, look no further than the Clark College biology department’s Rebecca Martin. Her March 20 Local View, “We can help combat ocean acidification,” revealed a common theme in media, that the ends justify the means in social engineering — in this case “ocean acidification.”

First they used “global warming” and then “climate change” when the first term was shown as false. The same “Chicken Littles” are now clucking about “ocean acidification.” None of these withstand honest scientific peer review.

Quoting just one of many reviews of the subject in co2science.org: “the linear trend of all the data is actually positive, indicating an overall beneficial response of the totality of the five major life characteristics of marine sea life to ocean acidification, which result is vastly different from the negative results routinely predicted by the world’s climate alarmists. … In conclusion, claims of impending marine species extinctions driven by increases in the atmosphere’s CO2 concentration do not appear to be founded in empirical reality, based on the experimental findings.” Print all the data, including peer-reviewed opinions, if you want a newspaper that stands for facts, not just hype and fiction.

Frank Bair

Vancouver