Richard Feely

Senior Scientist, NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Expertise: Guest analyst - Carbon cycling, Impacts of CO2 on marine ecosystems

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “Ocean acidification: yet another wobbly pillar of climate alarmism”

in The Spectator, by James Delingpole

— 10 Jan 2017

The scientists who have analyzed the article show that it contains significant inaccuracies, notably for its core assumptions, and misrepresents scientific studies and scientists i...

Analysis of “The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here”

in Rolling Stone, by Eric Holthaus

— 12 Aug 2015

"The article rightly communicates the urgency and seriousness of human-induced climate change, [...] However, by the title, subtitle, and overall framing, it is likely to give an i..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Ocean acidification is expected to harm marine ecosystems overall, cherry-picking can lead to the opposite conclusion

CLAIM
"Marine life has nothing whatsoever to fear from ocean acidification."

SOURCE: Mike Wallace & James Delingpole, The Spectator, 30 Apr. 2016

VERDICT

Oceans are currently acidifying, claims to the contrary contradict observations

CLAIM
"there has been no reduction in oceanic pH levels in the last century"

SOURCE: Mike Wallace & James Delingpole, The Spectator, 30 Apr. 2016

VERDICT