Restore the world's ocean pH measurements

Michael Wallace
Michael Wallace 438 Comments
437 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In particular, the true records have been replaced by a misrepresentation of recorded ocean pH in a presentation to the U.S. Congress (the "feel2899.pdf" reference used in Markey U.S. Congressional 2011 hearings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.

  • Soren Nielsen
    Soren Nielsen Denmark, Copenhagen
    Jul 06, 2017
    Jul 06, 2017
    Good work.
  • Marc Bailey
    Marc Bailey Australia, Belmore
    Jun 14, 2017
    Jun 14, 2017
    Disclose all the facts.
  • Jack Graziotti
    Jack Graziotti United Kingdom, Covent Garden
    May 17, 2017
    May 17, 2017
    Stop the pHraud
  • Michael Wallace
    Michael Wallace United States, Albuquerque
    Dec 15, 2016
    Dec 15, 2016
    Hello again, I've continued to press forward both in researching this data and in trying to get the ocean science community to face up to this as well. I have put this time in because I know that it is in their best interests and ours to promote candid science rather than fear. In any case, after three years of my due diligence efforts, a marine science journal has finally seen fit to publish a scientific editorial I have authored at: http://www.mba.ac.uk/marinebiologist/claims-of-ocean-acidification-are-trumped-by-the-actual-ocean-ph-records/

    It's not what I deserved from this Journal, which critiqued me earlier this year without any supporting facts. But it is the first time an ocean sciences journal has revealed any doubts concerning ocean pH and that is a start at least. Given that small progress I hope more will consider signing this petition.
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    jen torres United States
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    Peter Starkie Australia
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    Soren Nielsen Denmark
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    Marc Bailey Australia
    4 months ago
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    Jack Graziotti United Kingdom
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    Hans Amundsen Germany
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    Tracy Cole United States
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    Gabriel United States
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    M Connell United Kingdom
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    Steven Stanton United States
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    Jane Timberlake United States
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    ole syberg Canada
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    Sheryl Schachtner United States
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