Hype without data, without explanation, is sad.

You must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest to fool. It seems the folks involved with such papers are either fools fooling themselves, or they are shysters hoping to fool us.

Watts Up With That?

I’m a bit skeptical of this claim, “Satellite images reveal ocean acidification from space” but it may be mostly due to how the press release is written, for example, nowhere is the term pH used in the press release, though it is in the abstract. Curiously, the caption for the graphic provided with the press release says it is “total ocean alkalinity from space” which is actually correct, since the ocean pH is not below 7.0, and not acidic, it is simply less alkaline. Then there’s the statement “The new techniques use satellite mounted thermal cameras to measure ocean temperature while microwave sensors measure the salinity.” This makes the measurement appear more like a proxy for OA than direct measurement. Dr. Roy Spencer comments on this and the technology below.

satellite-ph-oceans This image depicts total ocean alkalinity from space. Credit: Ifremer/ESA/CNES

From the University of Exeter:

Pioneering techniques that…

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