CO2 BUBBLING UP THROUGH HEALTHY CORAL REEF
Considering there are places on earth where nature actually bubbles CO2 through the reefs, it would seem logical to go to such places and see what happens to the coral in such circumstances.
Considering the coral appears healthy in such circumstances, it would seem there is no danger of the sea water becoming acidic enough, even locally, to dissolve the reef.
Who would spend a lot of time and money creating a model to show CO2 concentrations create carbolic acid which melts the reef, when one could spend the same money going on a vacation and swimming in warm waters studying an actual reef?
Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira, and the Carnegie Institution, are who.
Sometimes it is healthiest to get up and walk away from a computer, and to visit reality.
In fact that may be my motto for today: “Visit Reality.”