Good news from NOAA: coral reefs can adapt to warming

NOAA is dialing back the alarm a bit with realizations that nature has equipped these organisms with adaptation strategies that have served them over the millennia. New study suggests coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of…

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Reef Alarmists Jump The Shark

by Walter Starck (with thanks to Dr. Bob Carter) The Great Barrier Reef is doomed again. A recent widely publicised scientific study reports the dramatic finding that it has lost half its coral in the last 27 years. Forty-eight precent of the loss is attributed to storm damage, with bleaching and crown-of-thorns starfish being responsible…

Viruses linked to coral bleaching

I found this interesting: “If viruses are causing disease or bleaching of colonies, it’s also unknown whether this is happening now more than in the past.” Sort of like ocean acidification, they don’t have any long term data. UPDATE: Commenter “Climate Weenie” says it best in comments to this story: Remember ‘Global Warming is killing…

Carbon Dioxide and Earth’s Future

by Craig and Sherwood Idso Special Issue This week we announce the release of our newest major report, Carbon Dioxide and Earth’s Future: Pursuing the Prudent Path. Based on the voluminous periodic reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the ongoing rise in the atmosphere’s CO2 concentration has come to be viewed as…