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Underwater Photographer Fact Checks Scientists “Absurd” 21.8% Coral Cover Claim

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have been tasked with reporting on the state of the corals and coral cover. They surveyed John Brewer Reef in March, made no…

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Epicentre of Mass Coral Bleaching – Still So Beautiful (Part 1)

It is all over the news, right across the world: the Great Barrier Reef is bleaching – again.   Children can’t sleep at night: it is not only the war in the…

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LNP And Labor Fail On Reef Regulations Bill

The Bill introduced by Nick Dametto of Katter’s Australian Party’s (KAP) in the Queensland Parliament to reverse Labor’s pointless Reef Regulations (see here), was defeated by a combination of Labor…

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Government Science Failures on Fish Stock Claims

There is a smell of something worse than failure: The Queensland government is claiming that the mackerel fish stocks on the reef are at alarming low levels, and it wants…

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Media Exaggeration Of Coral Bleaching, 2022 Version

The media is reporting that there is bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Bushfires, cyclones, floods, droughts, heatwaves, bleaching, locust plagues, starfish plagues – this is Australia. It has always…

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Government Hypocrisy And Brisbane’s Coral Reefs

Almost nobody knows about the remarkable coral reefs right at the mouth of the Brisbane River, which are presently under the muddy plume of the Brisbane River flood. Those reefs…

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Most Published Studies Exaggerated the Effects of Ocean Acidification

The concept of ocean acidification, and human-caused global warming more generally, could be described as containing a grain of truth embedded in a mountain of nonsense. Indeed, the projected large…

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Feeding the Fishes, A$1 Billion

The feature image is the view from a drone up about 120 metres, of me floating above the front of Pixie Reef, an inshore reef just to the north of…

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Australia’s Broken Temperature Record (Part 1)

The feature image, at the very top of this blog post, shows me at the Goulburn weather station in August a few years back. It could be that the last…

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Education Must Never Be Left to the So-Called Elite

Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge fought a spirited battle in 2021 to change the national curriculum so our children hate our country a little less. There is almost complete opposition…

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Too Much Coral Is Not Enough – But It’s Not Good Either

The Australian Institute of Marine Science recently released its annual survey of coral on the Great Barrier Reef. It shows spectacularly good results. For all three major regions of the...
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Pretending to Save The Reef

Scientists are collecting coral spawn to regrow dead parts of the Reef (see links below). The idea that the reef, which is as big as Germany, can be replanted this...
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