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Restore the world's ocean pH measurements

427 Signatures Goal: 100,000

The world's ocean pH measurements have been omitted from the modern narrative of ocean acidification, as documented at www.abeqas.com under the category 'ocean ph and acidification'.

In particular, the true records have been replaced by a misrepresentation of recorded ocean pH in a presentation to the U.S. Congress (the "feel2899.pdf" reference used in Markey U.S. Congressional 2011 hearings on climate change and ocean acidification (House Report 111 – 709)).

Accordingly we the undersigned petition the U.S. Federal Government and related branches and agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), that:

1. The entire collection of WOD.NODC.NOAA.gov ocean pH data be put back into service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the benefit, examination by, and education of all.

2. The ocean pH glass electrode (geph) monitoring distribution and intensity be restored to the numerical equivalent of the median of all other common ocean chemistry annual measurement records based on WOD.NODC.NOAA.gov records .

3. NOAA will post at a prominent high traffic location within their web site, according to recognized standards, a time series graphic of mean global ocean pH from 1910 to current conditions, based purely on direct pH measurements archived at WOD.NODC.NOAA.gov.

4. NOAA and other agencies who have misrepresented the history of recorded ocean pH, will reach out to all who were misinformed by those agencies, including the U.S. Congress, and strive to correct those misrepresentations in any and every means that can reasonably be implemented for as long as that effort can reasonably be implemented.

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  • Michael Wallace
    Michael Wallace United States, Albuquerque
    Oct 18, 2016
    Oct 18, 2016
    Thanks to those who have signed. I have worked over the years since I generated this petition to continue to raise awareness of this epic data omission and I have also studied the omitted data as much as time has permitted. In that regard, I have authored a technical paper which explores the missing data. This paper is available in draft form at:
    https://www.academia.edu/26817206/A_DATA_BASED_TIME_SERIES_FOR_GLOBAL_OCEAN_PELAGIC_PH
    This paper has what I believe are important new discoveries, such as the observation that global ocean pH oscillates naturally over time in a manner similar to other ocean indexes. Also the paper includes geochemical modeling which compares favorably to the data and which points to natural processes as the cause of the natural fluctuation.
    I have submitted this paper to 2 scientific journals so far and both have rejected it. The first rejection was based on non scientific concerns and the most recent rejection included the Editor's reflection that the oceans are not buffered.
  • Jane Timberlake
    Jane Timberlake United States, Oakland
    Jun 04, 2016
    Jun 04, 2016
    Just the facts, please.
  • Robert Lande
    Robert Lande United States, Muscatine
    May 18, 2016
    May 18, 2016
    Without reliable data, there is no such thing as science.
  • Sheryl Schachtner
    Sheryl Schachtner United States, Omaha
    Jan 03, 2016
    Jan 03, 2016
    Never has truth, honesty, and integrity been more needed. We should have no tolerance for those who massage numbers to get desired results. Anyone who does so should lose their job and their credentials.
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