Record Great Barrier Reef Coral Cover – Time to Pull the Climate Crisis Funding?

Essay by Eric Worrall

The Guardian talking up the alleged climate risk to the reef, in the midst of a record boom in coral cover.

Great Barrier Reef’s record coral cover is good news but climate threat remains

Graham Readfearn

The world heritage site still has some capacity for recovery but the window is closing fast as the climate continues to warm

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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the planet’s natural jewels, stretching for more than 2,300km along Australia’s north-east.

But as well as being a bucket-list favourite and a heaving mass of biodiversity across 3,000 individual reefs, the world heritage-listed organism is at the coalface of the climate crisis.

Yet this week, a report on the amount of coral across the reef showed the highest level in the 36 years of monitoring in the north and central parts.

But that does not mean the crisis is over.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/06/great-barrier-reefs-record-coral-cover-is-good-news-but-climate-threat-remains

Have you ever read anything more absurd?

I have no problem with scientists receiving a bit of funding, but given we now have abundant evidence the reef is doing just fine, that the scientific climate crisis claims were nonsense, perhaps its time to reallocate some of that generous reef science funding to say pay for fixing our failing hospitals and schools.

via Watts Up With That?

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January 14, 2023 at 12:15AM

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