ALARMISTS U-TURN : Scientists Confirm Great Barrier Reef Is Recovering From Bleaching, Again

GREAT BARRIER REEF RECOVERY - CLIMATISM

GREAT Barrier Reef Recovery – Climatism


WE need to get some broad based support,
to capture the public’s imagination…
So we have to offer up scary scenarios,
make simplified, dramatic statements
and make little mention of any doubts
Each of us has to decide what the right balance
is between being effective and being honest.

– Prof. Stephen Schneider,
Stanford Professor of Climatology,
lead author of many IPCC reports

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H/t GWPF

REMEMBER when climate ‘scientists’ said Corals on Great Barrier Reef will never be the same after back-to-back heat waves

corals-on-great-barrier-reef-will-never-be-the-same-after-back-to-back-heat-waves-scientists-say
Corals on Great Barrier Reef will never be the same after back-to-back heat waves, scientists say | LA Times

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REMEMBER when climate ‘scientists’ said “Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef ‘forever’ …

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REMEMBER when climate ‘scientists’ said Great Barrier Reef is damaged beyond repair and can no longer be saved

Great Barrier Reef is damaged beyond repair and can no longer be saved, say scientists

Great Barrier Reef is damaged beyond repair and can no longer be saved | The Telegraph

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Never-mind …

GREAT BARRIER REEF RECOVERS (Again)

The Great Barrier Reef fared better during an oceanic heat wave last year than during sizzling weather a year earlier that caused hundreds of miles of corals to bleach, according to a study published Monday that suggests the massive structure may be growing more tolerant to climate change.

The report in the journal Nature Climate Change analyzed how corals along the Great Barrier fared in back-to-back mass bleaching events. The reef ― a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest living structure on the planet ― was cooked by overheated seawater in 2016 and again in 2017, with images of sickly white coral horrifying people around the globe.

During the first event, which scientists likened to an underwater apocalypse, almost 30 percent of the reef died.

But the second event last year, which saw seas even hotter than 2016 in many places, didn’t harm the reef as badly as scientists expected. They speculated that the structure may be going through a forced evolution that has helped toughen it, at least in part.

“The good news is the Barrier Reef glass is still half-full,” said Terry Hughes, a lead author of the study and the director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. “Whether we’ll still have reefs in 50 years time … there’s a glimmer of hope that we will.”

‘Glimmer Of Hope’ For Great Barrier Reef As Study Shows Tolerance To Climate Change | HuffPost UK

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AMAZING how quickly $444 MILLION of taxpayers hard-earned money can ‘fix’ the reef. Or, do vast amounts of free cash help dial down the hysteria from the Climate Crisis Industry and CO2-obsessed reef ‘scientists’?

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REEFS RECOVER (With or without $444 MILLION!)

DRAMATIC recovery of a remote reef off WA, after 1998 El Niño coral bleaching event:

From The Abstract :

Coral reef recovery from major disturbance is hypothesized to depend on the arrival of propagules from nearby undisturbed reefs. Therefore, reefs isolated by distance or current patterns are thought to be highly vulnerable to catastrophic disturbance. We found that on an isolated reef system in north Western Australia, coral cover increased from 9% to 44% within 12 years of a coral bleaching event, despite a 94% reduction in larval supply for 6 years after the bleaching. The initial increase in coral cover was the result of high rates of growth and survival of remnant colonies, followed by a rapid increase in juvenile recruitment as colonies matured. We show that isolated reefs can recover from major disturbance, and that the benefits of their isolation from chronic anthropogenic pressures can outweigh the costs of limited connectivity.

Recovery of an Isolated Coral Reef System Following Severe Disturbance

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CORAL BLEACHING IS A NATURAL PHENOMENON & REEFS HAVE SURVIVED & THRIVED IN FAR HIGHER TEMPS & CO2 LEVELS IN THE PAST

CORALS evolved during the Cambrian era when atmospheric CO2 levels were at 6,000-7,000 ppm, around 4,000 percent or 20 times higher than today’s “CO2-starved” environment of 400 ppm, with atmospheric and ocean temps temps far higher than today.

THE world was hotter during the Holocene optimum, yet somehow the Great Barrier Reef survived.

CORAL reefs have survived millions of years of dramatic and sudden climate change, yet climate alarmists want us to believe that a few hundred ppm more of essential trace gas CO2 “has changed the Great Barrier Reef ‘forever,’ (Wapo)” or that even a “Great Barrier Reef recovery [is] unlikely after ‘catastrophic die-off’“?!

BLEACHING is a naturally occurring phenomenon essential to the health and regrowth of coral reefs.

THE “Great Barrier Reef” is only “Great” because it has died off at least 7 known times over the millennia.

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DR TERRY HUGHES & THE POWER OF GRANT MONEY

Terry Hughes, is the director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, the same University who recently censured physicist at James Cook University Professor Peter Ridd who has dared to question scientific findings that purport to show the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble.

IN June 2017, Ridd made the headlines after suspecting something was wrong with photographs being used to highlight the apparent rapid decline of the Great Barrier Reef.

AFTER attempting to blow the whistle on the bogus pictures, Ridd was censured by James Cook University and threatened with the sack

ABC FAKE, FAKE NEWS…

See the fake Greenpeace picture (above) used here by the ABC: New national taskforce to help scientists prepare for predicted Barrier Reef coral bleaching – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

After a formal investigation, Professor Ridd was found guilty of “failing to act in a collegial way and in the academic spirit of the institution”!

His crime was to encourage questioning of two of the nation’s leading reef institutions, the Centre of Excellence for Coral Studies and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, on whether they knew that photographs they had published and claimed to show long-term collapse of reef health could be misleading and wrong.”Graham Lloyd – The Australian – 11 June 2016

THE same ‘free-thinking’ university ousted the late Professor Bob Carter from a position of honour because he criticised aspects of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) movement that has infected Western society over the past thirty years.

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Jim Steele nails Dr Hughes’ reef alarmism in this outstanding post via WUWT. (Please do read)

An Ecologist’s Plea to Dr. Terry Hughes: The Public Needs Robust Science Regards Coral Bleaching, Not Fearmongering!

A must read that exposes the difference between the localised effect of natural variables on The Great Barrier Reef, versus the activist junk science pushed out by ‘Professor’ Terry Hughes in order to advance the man-made global warming agenda…and, of course, secure lucrative government grants and funding.

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RELATED CLIMATE METRICS

GLOBAL TEMPERATURE

LATEST November global temp data from NASA’s MSU satellite continues the significant temperature drop from the 2015/17 super El Niño peak…

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SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES

SEA surface temperatures are rapidly cooling down off the 2015-2017 El Niño spike…

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OCEAN “ACIDIFICATION” (Meme)

H/t Mike Mitchell @Tangomitteckel
They told us reefs are imperiled by “acidification” from more plant food (CO2) but the data shows the GBR has easily survived past instances of pH FAR lower than what alarmists are caterwauling about. (Mike Mitchell)
GBR pH

GBR pH

More : TOP 10 Climate Change Alarmist Myths Unearthed : #3 OCEAN ACIDIFICATION | Climatism

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CONCLUSION 

Great Barrier Reef Scaremongers Risk Billion of Dollars In Tourism and 10,000 Jobs

THE ludicrous scaremongering by global warming activists about the “dying” reef is costing Australians jobs and money:

Three surveys conducted in Britain, China, and the United States, have shown citizens in those countries – when the situation is raised with them – say that are concerned that the world-renowned reef is under severe threat. And many would reconsider visiting as a result…

GreatBarrierReefAn estimated 175,000 fewer tourists could visit Australia if the bleaching persists and worse if the [claimed] damage becomes permanent.

The polls, which surveyed the attitudes and awareness of 1000 people in each market, found potential visitors were concerned over the state of the reef, which in turn could feed into them deciding to visit other Australian attractions or to go to places other than Australia entirely.

The finding suggests the tourism businesses and related local economies adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, could suffer the loss of 10,000 jobs and that the Australian economy could lose as much as $1 billion per year in overseas income.

The reef supports an estimated 70,000 jobs in the tourism and related sectors and accounts for a significant proportion of Australia’s tourist income.

Great Barrier Reef Scaremongers Risk 10,000 Jobs | Climatism

“To tell preposterous untruths in this ‘good’ cause is not just forgivable but a sign of superior morality. The bigger the whopper the more you must really care.” – Andrew Bolt

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UPDATE

TRIED contacting ‘Professor’ Hughes for a right of reply, but he had since blocked my twitter feed. Not sure why to be honest! Guess his “science is settled” and besides, why quit the blatant alarmism when the fear generated maintains a free-flow of government grants and funding?

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