What’s really killing the Coral Reefs?

From ScienceAlert! There’s Another Thing Killing The Coral Reefs, And We Can Actually Fix This Problem CARLY CASSELLA 17 JUL 2019 Coral reefs are one of the most threatened ecosystems on our planet, and in the past two decades alone, half of the coral in Florida has died off completely. Global warming is known to…

A beach at Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu, on a sunny day. Author Stefan Lins, source Wikimedia

Study: Pacific Islands Will Survive Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Who could have imagined that islands which survived rapid sea level rise at the end of the last ice age have no problem coping with changes in sea level? Media ReleaseFrom: University of Auckland Pacific atolls can adapt to rising seas and extreme storms – new studyLow-lying Pacific islands in atoll…

Bramston Reef Corals – The Other Side of the Mud Flat

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s blog May 6, 2019 By jennifer THE First Finding handed down by Judge Salvador Vasta in the Peter Ridd court case concerned Bramston reef off Bowen and a photograph taken in 1994 that Terry Hughes from James Cook University has been claiming proves Acropora corals that were alive in 1890 are…

More Evidence for Rapid Coral Adaptation

By Jim Steele Good news continues to accumulate regards corals’ ability to rapidly adjust to changing climates. The view of coral resilience has been dominated by the narrative of a few scientists. In the 1990s they advocated devastating consequences for coral reefs due to global warming, arguing coral cannot adapt quickly enough. Since the Little…

Coral in Hawii recovering from El Nino bleaching

From the “not global warming” department Nearly four years after the worst bleaching event in the state’s history, coral reefs in West Hawaiʽi are stabilizing and poised to recover, according to scientists from The Nature Conservancy. Higher than usual ocean water temperatures in 2015 caused the first statewide coral bleaching event. TNC surveys revealed that…

Coral Adaptation and Epigenetics

By Rud Istvan WUWT has posted several excellent articles by Jim Steele on how global warming alarmism uses corals as the poster child for warming and acidifying oceans, none of which is scientifically justified. A brief review follows, calling attention to a recently discovered additional adaptation mechanism not covered AFAIK by Jim Steele’s posts. The…

Remember when they told us coral bleaching was a sure result of recent man-made global warming? Never mind.

From the “science eventually self-corrects” department, new science showing coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef is a centuries-old problem, well before “climate change” became a buzzword and rising CO2 levels were blamed. Marc Hendrickx writes: New paper shows coral bleaching in GBR extending back 400+ years. [This] busts myths promulgated by alarmist Dr. Ove…