Ocean Acidification and the Media at @NSWA

Ocean Acidification and the Media at @NSWA

Ocean Acidification and the Media at @NSWA

Eric Swenson, communications and outreach director for the Global Ocean Health Program, discussed media coverage of ocean acidification with NSWA members and guests on Dec. 11 at University House.

  1. The program opened with a short scientific explanation of acidification, the lowering of the seas’ pH due to manmade CO2 emissions. It has only recently been recognized as one of the major threats facing humanity. Washington and Oregon are ground zero for acidification. By 2009 the Northwest seed oyster industry was experiencing losses of up to 80% of its larvae. Swenson reviewed how the industry has recovered for now and then turned to looking at how the media has covered the subject.( David Williams, @nswa)

  2. Eric Swenson from Global Ocean Health Program will discuss media coverage of ocean acidification with @nswa on 12/11.  http://bit.ly/1eus7Oy 
  3. Tomorrow – #ocean acidification w .@nswa 7:30 p.m.  http://bit.ly/1hGBVZx  w Eric Swenson of Global Ocean health .@FishSource
  4. Looking forward to this! MT @nswa: Media coverage of ocean acidification: Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m..  http://bit.ly/1eus7Oy 
  5. Tonight (in Seattle) we will discuss media coverage of #OceanAcidification at @nswa‘s monthly meeting:  http://bit.ly/1eus7Oy 
  6. live-tweeting Ocean Acidification and the Media: Eric Swenson from @FishSource at @nswa
  7. Swenson is Communications & Outreach Director for the Global Ocean Health Program  http://bit.ly/1flL7PB  @nswa
  8. Ocean Acidification and upwelling in PNW: arriving nutrients come with CO2 too, mixed blessing and harm. Eric Swenson at @nswa
  9. CO2 takes about 40 years to reach from surface of ocean in China to upwelling in PNW, we will be have at least 40 years of bad water @nswa
  10. Eric Swenson at @nswa: we must reduce CO2 emissions significantly to avoid tipping points
  11. Ocean Acidification is very new word in the Media. Not so new in research, but effects in life where surprising for researchers too @nswa
  12. Eric Swenson at @nswa: 30% of Puget Sound creatures are calcifiers. Of local interest for Washington
  13. Ocean Acidification better covered by Media of Oregon and Washington partially because effects hit here first @nswa
  14. Media coverage of Ocean Acidification affected by trolling and distracting comments specially from deniers. Eric Swenson at @nswa
  15. DISTRACTION ALERT! Here is an example of trolling:
  16. @nswa Science perverted byGov’t research $. Bribes 2push climate & #oceanAcidification lies &hide truth about ^indoorCO2 medProbs & violence
  17. CONTINUATION OF TALK ->
  18. Keys to restoring oyster production: monitoring and right timming! Eric Swenson at @nswa
  19. Eric Swenson at @nswa mentions Washington’s tribes. The Ocean Acidification impact goes beyond economy, but their traditional livehood
  20. Eric Swenson at @nswa reffers to 42 recomendations on Ocean Acidification, here is the text:  http://1.usa.gov/1flOJkG 
  21. Eric Swenson mentions new Ocean acidification center at University of Washington –  http://bit.ly/1flPfix  @nswa
  22. Ideas to help with Ocean Acidification? Check @PaulGAllen Ocean Challenge  http://bit.ly/1flQ2jx  Eric Swenson at @nswa
  23. Discussing the need for models that accept different inputs to see variable outcomes with different actions in ocean acidification. @nswa
  24. Can you have local solutions for ocean acidification? Maybe buffered zones? Seaweed absorbing CO2? Eric Swenson at @nswa
  25. Thanks to Eric Swenson from Global Ocean Health Program for discussing #oceanacidification with @nswa tonight.  http://bit.ly/1d8QgYZ 
  26. Just a quick video to give you some idea of the chemistry of ocean acidification. How to make a seashell? – Just add water! by MinuteEarth (not shown during presentation).
  27. How to Make a Seashell – Just Add Water!