We're often told that the sea temperature along the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is increasing and that soon the coral will be bleached and the reef be destroyed. But what's the real story according to the data? The USA's National Oceanographic and … [Read more...] about Sea-surface Temperatures along the Great Barrier Reef
“Researchers in Australia say the growth of coral on the country's iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR) has fallen since 1990 to its lowest rate in 400 years,” variations of this message have been repeated around the world from South Korea to London with … [Read more...] about Global Warming Unlikely Reason for Slow Coral Growth
Scientists have reported a rapid recovery in some of the coral reefs damaged by the Indian Ocean tsunami four years ago. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Reef Recovery After Tsunami
The Greens reckon the Great Barrier Reef is a casualty of Labor's lower-than-expected emissions reduction target, but for those who work among the corals, forecasts aren't so bleak. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Great Barrier Reef Looking Good.
You know there's an election around the corner in Queensland when politicians get emotional and angry about the Great Barrier Reef. The Labor Government has been in power in Queensland for the past 10 years and the previous Premier, Peter Beattie, … [Read more...] about Saving the Great Barrier Reef Again: A Note from Ian Morgan
In response to a question concerning the likelihood of our oceans becoming acidic from global warming Ian Plimer, University of Adelaide, has replied: THE oceans have remained alkaline during the Phanerozoic (last 540 million years) except for a … [Read more...] about Not Enough CO2 in Fossil Fuels to Make Oceans Acidic: A Note from Professor Plimer