Ocean Acidification is purely emotional, fear-generating hype targetting the scientifically illiterate.
1. The ocean has never acidified. Natural geological process maintain an alkaline ocean. 2. There is no valid dataset suggesting the ocean's pH level is changing. 3. pH that is changing towards a value of 7.0 (neutral) is "neutralizing", and is never said to be "acidifying" just because it is decreasing. A solution can only be said to be "acidifying" if the pH value crosses over7.0 (neutral) from alkaline to acidic. However, once the pH reaches 7.0, any further decrease is moving away from 7.0 and not towards it. 4. CO2 cycles through the ocean; it does not "accumulate." Precipitation and drainage entering the ocean is usually acidic from absorbing CO2. However, all such acidic water evaporates, releasing the CO2 back into the atmosphere 5. Life is acidic. If the ocean's pH level were to decrease and to cross the threshold to become acidic, marine life would thrive like never before. Alkaline environments are hostile to life and require special adaptations in order to survive. An ounce of Drain-O is just as alkaline as an ounce of lime juice is acidic. You can drink the lime juice without serious consequence whereas the ounce of Drain-O has a good chance of killing you.