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From HERE,post 50.

Quote:Blimey @ 34

Blimey – Chemistry 101 for you:

ACID + BASE = SALT + WATER

Blimey:
1. You CANNOT “acidify” a base (alkaline): when you add acid to a base you only turn the acid and some of the available alkaline into salt and water. Since there are many orders of magnitude more alkalines available in the oceans than there is CO2 in the atmosphere, even if ALL the available CO2 somehow dissolved in the oceans you STILL would not end up with an “acid” ocean.

“Acidification of the ocean” is a completely non-scientific term employed only by those jumping on the “climate-change” band-wagon. You will not find it used elsewhere in any reputable scientific literature (chemistry or physics).

2. The amount of CO2 (or any gas) that can be dissolved in the ocean (or any liquid) has absolutely NOTHING to do with the amount of the gas in the atmosphere, assuming the atmosphere remains at a constant pressure. At constant pressure ONLY a reduction in the temperature of the liquid can increase the solubility of the gas in the liquid (Henry’s Gas Law).

3. One CANNOT argue both that the planet (including the oceans) is warming (CAGW), AND that the oceans are absorbing more CO2, Blimey. It’s not called Henry’s Gas LAW for nothing).

Choose carefully Blimey:
Choose “ocean acidification” and you immediately falsify CAGW.
Choose “CAGW” and you immediately falsify ocean acidification.

So which group of your infallible “climate scientists” do you choose to call liars?
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"2. The amount of CO2 (or any gas) that can be dissolved in the ocean (or any liquid) has absolutely NOTHING to do with the amount of the gas in the atmosphere, assuming the atmosphere remains at a constant pressure. At constant pressure ONLY a reduction in the temperature of the liquid can increase the solubility of the gas in the liquid (Henry’s Gas Law)."

That is very true! and why CO2 levels in the atmosphere always follow temperature by several hundred years!
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I've only just understood how that all works myself. The basic science states quite clearly that increasing CO2 in the atmosphere has no effect whatsoever on the amount of CO2 dissolved in the sea. The temperature of the sea has to change to change the amount of dissolved CO2 therein. If the sea cools, more CO2 will be taken up, if the sea warms, less CO2 is taken up, in fact excess CO2 is expelled.

So how in the name of all that's holy can the ocean "acidify" under global warming conditions?

I assume there must a sort of equlibrium between CO2 being absorbed in polar waters and CO2 being expelled in equatorial waters. The thermohaline currents will be the transport mechanism.
Environmentalism is based on lies and the lies reflect an agenda that regards humanity as the enemy of the Earth. - Alan Caruba
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