Wiki is being used by leftists in order to give other leftists ammunition for their evil lies. Each one of these bastards is like a kid mucking about with the rail-lines out of pure nihilism or youthful curiousity to see if they can actually make a difference and cause all these people to be killed.
Each one of these guys is like Edmund out of Shakespeares King Lear. Just pulling out the corner brick of society to see if it does indeed topple.
Here is an anonymous telling-off I injected into the discussion on a wiki-discussion-page.
We’ve got to stop this sloppiness in the terminology. Its NOT ocean acidification. Its the reduction in the alkalinity of the oceans.
The thing is if people could “THINK” it wouldn’t matter if we used these colloquially sloppy definitions. But people can’t think and so definitions are important. This concept is clearly a gyp driven only by this sloppy and misleading terminology.
No-one could get excited about a tiny move towards neutrality and non-corrosiveness.
“pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.
Aqueous solutions at 25 ℃ with a pH less than seven are considered acidic, while those with a pH greater than seven are considered basic (alkaline).
The pH of 7.00 is considered neutral at 25 ℃ because at this pH the concentration of H3O+ approximately equals the concentration of OH− in pure water.”
So sayeth wiki. And we never ought deviate from this clear understanding.
Now it wouldn’t MATTER that we deviated colloquollially. ACIDIFICATION is a word that comes ‘trippingly off the tongue” whereas ALKALINITY might get some tongue-tied.
It wouldn’t matter. But as we have seen there are some people who simply cannot think.
And so if once allowed to call things what they wish then they can play any number of word-games.
Acids below 7. Alkalines or Bases above 7.
Going from 9 to 8 is reducing the alkalinity.
Going from 5 to 4 is increasing the acidity.
Get rid of the sloppy and misleading terminology and you won’t make fools of yourselves getting worried over nothing. This is a war against irrationality and keeping your concepts clear is like keeping your powder dry.
“Between 1751 and 1994 surface ocean pH is estimated to have decreased from approximately 8.179 to 8.104 (a change of -0.075).”
Gyp or no gyp?
Particularly as we know that some fresh water has been added during that time. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>