This reblog is in response to the current Australian “scientists” and media, blatantly misleading claim that “global warming” is devastating the Great Barrier Reef when it is quite clear that many factors are involved. (In particular El Nino warm periods).
It seems that this particular ‘outburst’ is a response to Pauline Hansen’s media release showing an example of most of the Reef being quite healthy.
And so the politically motivated wrangling goes on (and on) each side claiming scientific credibility leaving the public swayed by the mass media which is heavily biassed towards the political warming agenda.
Here is some real information, one of many posts revealed by a search on WUWT for “coral reef changes”.
Guest essay by Jim Steele
Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism
Great Barrier Reef With Exposed Coral at Low Tide
Being a Yankee I just recently became aware of the Australian Broadcasting Company’s Media Watch (MW) and The Australian when I first attracted Hoegh-Guldberg and later MW’s wrath by posting my essay, The Coral Bleaching Debate: Is Bleaching the Legacy of a Marvelous Adaptation Mechanism or A Prelude to Extirpation?, to the blogosphere. The essay got widespread attention after being re-posted on Dr. Judith Curry and Watts Up With That’s websites. I garnered additional attention when The Australian’s Graham Lloyd posted a few excerpts from the essay as an alternative viewpoint. Oddly the subsequent discussions about coral resilience did not focus on coral biology and the emerging science my essay detailed…
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