** I’m not sure many of the Reps will want to step out of their meeting rooms. Didn’t Dr. Ridd get some kind of award from his climateering colleagues for criticizing their devious work? What are you like with the Commodore 64 or DOS? Using your apple tree fable the odds are one in a hundred of setting eyes on the one good apple tree. Now time to look at the scientists who have said it was going away and ask explain. Every goddamn animal in the ocean incorporates it for their skeletons! You are mistaking reefs for diatoms, copepods, and other life that build shells to live within. The idea that a warmer world would affect the Coral is nonsense, what about the coral at the Red Sea. The growing combination of rising water temperatures, poorer water quality from sediment run-off and pollution, as well as more severe cyclones and crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks, are just some of the threats creating a perfect storm for our Reef and the marine life that depends on it. Reefs are mainly composed of Calcium Carbonate. The twin perils brought by climate change, an increase in the temperature of the ocean and its acidity, if they continue to rise at the present rate the reefs will be gone within decades and that would be a global catastrophe. I went and snorkelled at the Great Barrier Reef (Moore Reef) off Cairns a few weeks ago. Crown of Thorns Starfish. The reefs to the North of Lizard Island got very heavily hit by the last bleaching event as a result of a strong El Nino. this appears to be damage control. You are free to make that choice, but if you try and impose it on me, I will fight you with every fiber of my being! The deparure from even a pretense of science and into hysteria and threats is hard to read as other than a swan song or the final phrenetic acrobatics of a chicken with its head cut off. … According to the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the most recent (2017-18) survey of Moore reef showed 0-5% coral cover, compared with about 20% in the 1980’s. I suspect bleaching impacts further South were even less. And, he is not even close to alone. I hope the stupidity is a small bump in the road or God help my grandsons. Remi began talking, tentatively at first and then resolutely, about once again booking a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Broadbeach in Queensland has been called that for quite a while now. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. And she didn’t just look over the side of the boat, like you state. Evidence is not there. Breathless articles claiming 90% of the GBR was dead, if that were true the common person would be able to tell the reef was dying. Fun fact – Sussane Ley changed her name from Susan due to a belief in Numerology (Wiki). “I saw the exact opposite to that.”. May God bless Aussie Environment Minister Sussan Ley, for her forthright declaration of observed facts. Stupid citizenry- “yeah! If the observable has shape (e.g. Government funding for new fossil fuel mining must come to a halt, the Reef 2050 Plan needs to be rewritten, and the country should adopt a climate change policy that would reduce the emission levels by 40-60% followed by 60-80%. ?w=1023&ssl=1. With an alleged warming anomaly that is impossible to calculate reliably or accurately. Still, the numbers you cite are only 4% of CO₂ emissions. Such comments should never be deleted, but underlined and the person making them attached to those comments forevermore. e.g. You seem to be placing a subjective value judgement onto coal, petrol, diesel, plastic and money, are you suggesting we do without them? Let me give you a metaphor to put this in perspective just how ludicrous this is…, On a viait to a 100-acre apple farm, an ignorant person may look over the fence and see one random tree with a nice-looking apple on it and declare “See look, there’s apples growing here and everything’s fine. He captured the Great Barrier Reef during its latest—and most devastating—mass die-off, and documented how coral off the coast of Belize had partially recovered thanks to a no-fishing zone. Are they? Remember its the “”Cause”” not mere facts that matter. “With such extraordinary diversity of life and landscape, it provided some of the most thrilling marine adventures on earth to humans who visited. It looks like your Alarmist scientists may never have seen the GBR quite so close up as Ms.Ley. Smarter than a grade 5er? BTW, how’s that big shiney ball thing up in the sky doing, has it started to settle into a Grand Solar Minimum yet? Why didn’t all that “carbonic acid” dissolve all marine calcified organisms? I saw it in it’s full glory before the crown of thorns scourges. They demean their opposition, and frequently throw in a bunch of curse words. in serious societal decisions … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWr39Q9vBgo. e.g. Sussan Ley’s career path has been wonderfully varied, working odd jobs on the way to a pilot’s license – with roles as an air traffic controller, stock-mustering pilot and occasional shearer’s cook following. ”He said it was important Ms Ley had not taken the word of scientists or tourism operators but had “put on the gear and gone under the water to see for herself”. Which is one of the reasons, the alarmists keep changing the name and terms surrounding their climate cabal claims; global warming, anthropogenic global warming, catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, climate disruption, climate emergency, climate urgency, climate change; N.B. in the last 13,000 years? By doing so the IUCN named climate change the greatest threat to the Australian natural wonder.. She isn’t observing facts. The coastal mountain ranges we see today in north-eastern Australia were further inland. Many of the mature breeding adults died in the bleaching events of 2016–17 leading to low coral birth rates. Great Barrier Reef dying faster than ever, scientists confirm. But, it is not. There might be an accounting for that. This website is utter drivel, you should he ashamed of yourself for believing these obvious mistruths. the last uses a description that has been valid for most of Earth’s history. They are very hardy critters. In the last 2 years the Great Barrier Reef has lost over half its coral. So…why don’t you come out and say that the theory that the GBR is dying because of AGW is false? we are burning a 100 million barrels of oil a day, this produces the equivalent of 250 million barrels”. Too many scientists seem to have adopted the theory CO2 induced climate change/global warming is killing off the coral. Leon You mean like Peter Ridd? He said it was important Ms Ley had not taken the word of scientists or tourism operators but had “put on the gear and gone under the water to see for herself”. She should drag the media along too. it’s an attempt to untangle the web they have woven. It may be necessary to examine data. Yet I have not heard a single complaint about bleached coral etc. Only studying it for a few decades? So you do know that reefs and Corals require Carbon Dioxide in the water to grow right.”. Many/most of them are growing instead. they like it or not! I can’t speak on NZ, but Broadbeach? Very few do. It’s the ultimate virtue signaling ploy to to guliable voters. Oh as a footnote, the actions by JCU against Professor Peter Ridd were a disgrace and I was happy to contribute to his defence fund to fight their actions. Great Barrier Reef is better than expected: Ley. The tour operators were helpless, as they could, and would go out to the reefs every day and saw that the reefs were doing just fine. What you saw sounds about right, the reef is a very dynamic system where phenomenal changes are commonplace. In 2017, the Australian Climate Council released a second report following the Reef’s second wave of mass coral bleaching. Loss or accumulation of sand on a beach is only affected very slightly by the small amount of sea level rise over the last 30 years, but mostly a factor of changes in currents, local structures, sea walls, storms, dams, etc. I’m sure climate cult scientists will say that she saw only what was cherry picked for her to see, and Warren Entsch will be investigated and his name thoroughly dragged through the mud. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. His fight for the truth over the health of the Reef and the need to fact check research papers has been epic. Now to wait for a response from the Labour opposition. So the Environment Minister goes to see for herself. Also you would see the other trees. This would explain why there are reefs reaching the surface [bommies] surrounded by deep water. The lowest of low tides happen after midday. Huh! The Battle for the Truth about Global Warming, “…invaluable” – Steven F. Hayward, The Weekly Standard, “…changed the world and is one of the most influential resources on global warming. Bleaching events will continue to occur and impact sections of the reef but the entire reef stretches 2,300km and will always recover from such events. Storms even eliminate beaches and sometimes create barrier islands. A quick actual look, an “observation” shows that hypothesis to be wrong. There are satellites in orbit to track CO₂ emissions. There is excellent data on sea level rise from tide gauges. Most species go extinct and few of them so far have left any trace, as I recall the evidence supporting the idea of a faster rate of extinction presently has been debated here and debunked. However, in 2017, the government declared the project impossible and leaving the plan to be reviewed sometime in 2018. 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