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January 2015 - Volume 21, Number 1

   

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What If Obama’s Climate Change Policies
Are Based on pHraud?

by Marita Noon, Executive Director,
Energy Makes America Great Inc.

 

“Ocean acidification” (OA) is claimed to be a phenomenon that will destroy ocean life — all due to mankind’s use of fossil fuels. The claim of OA is a critical foundation to the full spectrum of climate change assertions.

 

Dr. Richard A. Feely is a senior scientist with the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) — part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). His four-page report, Carbon Dioxide and Our Ocean Legacy, offered on the NOAA website, contains a chart titled “Historical & Projected pH & Dissolved Co2,” which shows a decline in seawater pH (making it more acidic) that appears to coincide with increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide.

 

Mike Wallace is a hydrologist with nearly 30 years’ experience, who is now working on his Ph.D. In the course of his studies, he uncovered something that he told me “eclipses even the so-called climategate event.”

 

Feely’s work is based on computer models that don’t line up with real-world data — which Feely acknowledged in e-mail communications with Wallace. Feely, and his coauthor Dr. Christopher L. Sabine, PMEL Director, omitted 80 years of data, which incorporate more than two million records of ocean pH levels.

 

The Feely chart began in 1850, which caught Wallace’s attention since similar charts all began in 1988. Needing the historic pH data for a project, he went to the source. The NOAA paper with the chart lists Dave Bard as the contact.

 

Wallace sent Bard an e-mail: “I’m looking in fact for the source references for the red curve in their plot which was labeled ‘Historical & Projected pH & Dissolved Co2.’ This plot is at the top of the second page. It covers the period of my interest.” Bard suggested that Wallace communicate with Feely and Sabine — which he did over a period of several months.

 

Wallace asked again for the “time series data (NOT MODELING) of ocean pH for 20th century.” Sabine responded by saying that it was inappropriate for Wallace to question their “motives or quality of our science,” adding that if he continued in this manner, “you will not last long in your career.” He then included links to Websites that Wallace, after spending hours reviewing them, called “blind alleys.” Sabine concludes the e-mail with: “I hope you will refrain from contacting me again.” But communications did continue for several more exchanges.

 

In a May 25, 2013 e-mail, Wallace offers some statements, which he asks Feely/Sabine to confirm. Essentially, the statements say that the curve was created without the use of historical data.

 

Sabine confirmed that the statements were “correct.” He added: “The rest of the curve you are trying to reproduce is from a modeling study that Dr. Feely has already provided and referenced in the publication.”

 

In this same general timeframe, NOAA reissued its World Ocean Database. Wallace was then able to extract the instrumental records he sought and turned the glass electrode pH meter data into a time series chart, which reveals that the oceans are not acidifying.

 

Regarding the chart in question, Wallace believes: “They replaced that (historical) part of their curve through the execution of an epic data omission — which was apparently the only way that ocean scientists have been able to assert that the oceans are acidifying.”

 

Wallace authored a petition (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/restore-the-worlds-ocean-ph-measurements) that he encourages my readers to sign.

 

Wallace concludes: “Ocean acidification may seem like a minor issue to some, but it is a crucial leg to the entire narrative of ‘human-influenced climate change.’ By urging our leaders to disclose and correct these omissions, you will be helping to bring honesty and accountability back where it is most needed.”

 

Originally published December 23, 2014, reprinted with permission of the author. The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the Executive Director for Energy Makes America Great Inc.

 

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