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Coral Snapshot 2022-23, & All the Unanswered Questions
23 May 2023

Coral Snapshot 2022-23, & All the Unanswered Questions

This article reflects the author’s ongoing research into the methods used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to collect, collate, adjust and publish temperature and rainfall data. Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published. Full marks to David Mills, writing in the Courier
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Good News About Corals – As Legislation Introduced To Devastate Farming
9 August 2022

Good News About Corals – As Legislation Introduced To Devastate Farming

It is no coincidence that the latest Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) report claiming record high coral cover was released on the same day the net zero legislation passed the lower house of the Australian Parliament, on 4th August 2022. In March, AIMS was claiming more than 90% of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) to be severely bleached. That
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The Reef Is Strong, So Stop The Scare Campaign
5 August 2022

The Reef Is Strong, So Stop The Scare Campaign

The latest data on coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef, produced by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, should be a cause for celebration. Church bells should be ringing and children given a day off school. AIMS says two of the three main regions of the reef are at record-breaking high levels. The other region is at record-equalling levels
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John Brewer Reef – Back To Beige
11 July 2022

John Brewer Reef – Back To Beige

Just as a team from the United Nations were flying into Australia at the behest of James Cook University Professor Terry Hughes – seeking to have the Great Barrier Reef’s world heritage status downgraded – Adjunct Associate Professor Adam Smith was posing for photographs at John Brewer Reef for The Guardian newspaper. At that time, back on 20 March (2022), the mild bleaching
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Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 5)
8 July 2022

Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 5)

The top feature image shows two of the participants in the IPA’s Reef Rebel program in the water.  All the photographs in this blog post were taken at Stanley Reef on 7th July 2022 by Jennifer Marohasy, or on the way to Stanley Reef. One of the participants on the IPA Reef Rebels’ tour said to me earlier this week,
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Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 4)
7 July 2022

Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 4)

It was so cold and rainy in Cairns on Tuesday, but it didn’t stop us getting on a cruise boat and going out to Moore Reef, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef. We went on the Sunlover day cruise with about 310 other paying customers. It was blowing a gale and the rain was relentless, but it didn’t stop us
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Media Exaggeration Of Coral Bleaching, 2022 Version
18 March 2022

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 happened. The good news is that GBRMPA have refrained from sensationalism and should be congratulated for that. In their media comment, they point out that bleached coral is not dead
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