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An Empirical Study of Fossil Fuel Emissions and Ocean Acidification


Jamal Munshi


Sonoma State University

October 6, 2015


Abstract:     
Detrended correlation analysis of annual fossil fuel emissions and mean annual changes in ocean CO2 concentration in the sample period 1958-2014 shows no evidence that the two series are causally related. The finding is inconsistent with the claim that fossil fuel emissions have a measurable impact on the CO2 concentration of the oceans at a lag and time scale of one year. The results are presented with the disclaimer that the CO2 data time series is discontinuous.

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Keywords: ocean acidification, global warming, climate change, Monte Carlo simulation, anthropogenic emissions, carbon dioxide, detrended analysis, human emissions, fossil fuels, bootstrap, numerical methods, natural variability


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Date posted: October 6, 2015 ; Last revised: November 28, 2015

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Munshi, Jamal, An Empirical Study of Fossil Fuel Emissions and Ocean Acidification (October 6, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2669930 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2669930

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Jamal Munshi (Contact Author)
Sonoma State University ( email )
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
United States
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