Tag Archives: Great Barrier Reef

Good news about coral reefs – they recovered from warming

Back in 1998, when we had the super El Niño, some of the warm water pooled east and west of Australia (seen in the 1998 image below) and damaged coral reefs there, setting off a cottage industry for noisy alarmy/worry … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Hoegh-Guldberg device – shades of Rube Goldberg

From the ocean weather will eat this idea alive department comes a ridiculous bit of wishful thinking from the world’s lead scientist on “the coral reefs are going to die and its all your fault” discipline. Yes, it is our … Continue reading

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Six Easy Steps for Saving the Coral Reefs for our Grandchildren

Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) was held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia last July.  Not a bad venue for embracing subject field trips and the exotic and spectacular hinterland attractions.  Yet they had time to reach a grand … Continue reading

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“We need more hurricanes to save the coral reefs”

Above: SST heat loss from Hurricane Irene The title is sarcasm, but it does present an interesting quandary for alarmists. What’s more acceptable – hurricanes and the loss of life and property they bring, or loss of coral reef systems? … Continue reading

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Sea cucumbers: Dissolving coral reefs?

From the Carnegie Institution  and Stanford University comes word of this paper in JGR. Washington, D.C. — Coral reefs are extremely diverse ecosystems that support enormous biodiversity. But they are at risk. Carbon dioxide emissions are acidifying the ocean, threatening … Continue reading

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Barrier reef panic? – not so much

It seems that when you look at the way the data was gathered, and find that while some areas of the GBR declined, others gained. Analysed other ways, it doesn’t seem so alarming. Perhaps the phrase is “coral picking”? Assessing … Continue reading

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Coral bleaching on the GBR – no evidence of net decline

From Andrew Bolt at Australia’s Herald Sun below, some sharp evidence in a new paper that the “coral bleaching” scare of the Great Barrier Reef is unfounded and mostly made up. This study indicates that at the scale of the … Continue reading

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