Category Archives: Oceans

Steve Koonin: A Deceptive New Report on Climate

by Judith Curry

Red-teaming the the U.S. government’s Climate Science Special Report on the topic of sea level rise.

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Uncertainties in sea surface temperatures

by Judith Curry

Two new papers have focused on the quality, uncertainties and  interpretation of global sea surface temperature data.

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How Gaia and coral reefs regulate ocean pH

by Jim Steele

Although some researchers have raised concerns about possible negative effects of rising CO2 on ocean surface pH, there are several lines of evidence demonstrating marine ecosystems are far more sensitive to fluxes of carbon dioxide from ocean depths and the biosphere’s response than from invasions of atmospheric CO2. There is also ample evidence that lower pH does not inhibit photosynthesis or lower ocean productivity (Mackey 2015). On the contrary, rising CO2 makes photosynthesis less costly.

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Decadal Climate Variability

by Judith Curry

The National Academies Press has published a new document:  Frontiers in Decadal Climate Variability: Proceedings of a Workshop.

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Sea level rise, acceleration and the closure problem

by Rud Istvan

There is no doubt that interglacials change sea level (SL). And that sea level rise (SLR) can be dramatic on millennial interglacial time scales.

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Canopus, Herakleion, New Orleans & Continental Rifts

by Anthony Lucas

An alternative perception of sea level rise and climate change.

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Coral bleaching debate

by Jim Steele

Is bleaching the legacy of a marvelous adaptation mechanism or a prelude to extirpation?

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