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Great Barrier Reef Imperiled as Heat Worsens Die-Offs
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Unum
2018-07-09 03:14:55 UTC
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Scientists have again sounded the alarm about Australia’s imperiled Great
Barrier Reef, saying that by the 2030s it could see devastating mass
bleachings as often as every two years unless greenhouse gas emissions are
drastically reduced.

“This would effectively sign the death certificate of one of the world’s
largest living marine structures,” said Martin Rice, acting chief executive of
the Climate Council, a publicly funded Australian research institute.

The Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system on earth, was struck in
2016 and 2017 by massive die-offs of coral — caused by extreme ocean
temperatures — that erased much of its dazzling color. Scientists said that
while the reef would partly recover, it would never look the same again.

Nearly a third of the reef’s coral were killed, and the damage radically
altered its mix of coral species, scientists said.

Until late in the 20th century, large-scale coral bleaching events around the
world occurred about every 27 years, on average, the Climate Council said in a
report published Thursday. Now, it said, the rate is once every six years.

If climate change is not curtailed, that timetable will continue to speed up,
the report said. It warned that the Great Barrier Reef in particular could
experience mass coral bleaching every two years by 2034, if current trends
continue.
Bret Cahill
2018-07-09 05:11:13 UTC
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/04/world/australia/great-barrier-reef.html
Scientists have again sounded the alarm about Australia’s imperiled Great
Barrier Reef, saying that by the 2030s it could see devastating mass
bleachings as often as every two years unless greenhouse gas emissions are
drastically reduced.
“This would effectively sign the death certificate of one of the world’s
largest living marine structures,” said Martin Rice, acting chief executive of
the Climate Council, a publicly funded Australian research institute.
The Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system on earth, was struck in
2016 and 2017 by massive die-offs of coral — caused by extreme ocean
temperatures — that erased much of its dazzling color. Scientists said that
while the reef would partly recover, it would never look the same again.
Nearly a third of the reef’s coral were killed, and the damage radically
altered its mix of coral species, scientists said.
Until late in the 20th century, large-scale coral bleaching events around the
world occurred about every 27 years, on average, the Climate Council said in a
report published Thursday. Now, it said, the rate is once every six years.
If climate change is not curtailed, that timetable will continue to speed up,
the report said. It warned that the Great Barrier Reef in particular could
experience mass coral bleaching every two years by 2034, if current trends
continue.
It's all natcheral. You should have seen the coral bleaching events back during the big bang!
R Kym Horsell
2018-07-09 06:18:54 UTC
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Scientists have again sounded the alarm about Australia's imperiled Great
Barrier Reef, saying that by the 2030s it could see devastating mass
bleachings as often as every two years unless greenhouse gas emissions are
drastically reduced.
"This would effectively sign the death certificate of one of the world's
largest living marine structures," said Martin Rice, acting chief executive of
the Climate Council, a publicly funded Australian research institute.
The Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system on earth, was struck in
2016 and 2017 by massive die-offs of coral - caused by extreme ocean
temperatures - that erased much of its dazzling color. Scientists said that
while the reef would partly recover, it would never look the same again.
Nearly a third of the reef's coral were killed, and the damage radically
altered its mix of coral species, scientists said.
Until late in the 20th century, large-scale coral bleaching events around the
world occurred about every 27 years, on average, the Climate Council said in a
report published Thursday. Now, it said, the rate is once every six years.
If climate change is not curtailed, that timetable will continue to speed up,
the report said. It warned that the Great Barrier Reef in particular could
experience mass coral bleaching every two years by 2034, if current trends
continue.
It's all natcheral. You should have seen the coral bleaching events back during the big bang!
Bleach is fine as long as there is 25 years or more between bleeches.
Like 2016 and then 2017.
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That's where this matter should now rest.
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JTEM is right
2018-07-09 05:29:22 UTC
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Scientists have again sounded the alarm about Australia’s imperiled Great
Barrier Reef, saying that by the 2030s it could see devastating mass
bleachings as often as every two years unless greenhouse gas emissions are
drastically reduced.
Coral reefs are killed by water pollution, not
warming. In fact, it was the warming following
the last glacial period which resulting in the
reef as we know it today.

These things are not eternal. From the moment it
formed in it's present state it has been destined
to be destroyed. The climate has never been
stable in millions of years, and the same climate
change that made it this way has to unmake it.





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Catoni
2018-07-09 18:14:57 UTC
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Scientists have again sounded the alarm about Australia’s imperiled Great
Barrier Reef, saying that by the 2030s it could see devastating mass
bleachings as often as every two years unless greenhouse gas emissions are
drastically reduced.
I know this will be extremely difficult for you to understand....

.....but nothing stays the same. Everything is always changing... It's called "Impermanence"

Even you..... will grow old.... get sick.... and die.

Sorry to give you the bad news.

Now...what you need to do... is figure out how to make all of that.... all right in your mind.
Unum
2018-07-09 21:19:34 UTC
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/04/world/australia/great-barrier-reef.html
Scientists have again sounded the alarm about Australia’s imperiled Great
Barrier Reef, saying that by the 2030s it could see devastating mass
bleachings as often as every two years unless greenhouse gas emissions are
drastically reduced.
I know this will be extremely difficult for you to understand....
.....but nothing stays the same. Everything is always changing... It's called "Impermanence"
Even you..... will grow old.... get sick.... and die.
Hey dimwit, why don't you take a baseball bat and break out all the
windows in your car? They won't last forever, so you need to hasten
it along, right?
Bret Cahill
2018-07-10 02:02:57 UTC
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Even you..... will grow old.... get sick.... and die.
That talking point is _identical_ to the one Big Tobaccy PR types managed to get idiot cig addicts to say:

"Gotta die of sumthin'."

This is proof positive the tobaccy PR firms have found gainful employment working for Koch, et. al.
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