Coral Reefs Just Fine If Away From Humans

 

Reading this article on coral reefs makes me wonder if “climate reporters” have a brain in their head.But then I realized you don’t get to keep those jobs unless you vomit up the propaganda.

First it starts in on the doom and gloom stuff about coral bleaching, global warming and El Nino.

As ocean warming continues to trigger widespread destruction of coral reefs, a decade-long study of remote islands in the Central Pacific suggests these biodiversity hot spots may nonetheless be able to thrive.

With many parts of the globe in the grip of a coral reef bleaching event — fueled in part by El Niño-driven ocean warming — scientists and marine conservation advocates have feared many reefs could suffer irreparable damage and fade from existence in coming decades.

Then they get to the good stuff.

The results show that coral reefs surrounding remote islands were dramatically healthier than those in populated areas that were subject to a variety of human impacts.

There are still coral reefs on this planet that are incredibly healthy and probably look the way they did 1,000 years ago,” said Jennifer Smith, lead author of the study and a professor at Scripps’s Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.

Teeming with sharks, manta rays, jellyfish and sea turtles, these remote locations contrasted starkly with the heavily populated areas, which were encircled by coral reefs covered in murky seaweed and lacking much of the colorful algae that helps to cement a reef.

Duh!!!!!

It isn’t “global warming” damaging reefs. It is humans and their pollution and rich assholes boats scraping over the reefs!

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6 thoughts on “Coral Reefs Just Fine If Away From Humans

    1. Agricultural runoff, urban raw sewage releases, bottom-dragging fishing net practices, etc. all play far more of a role than the climate change alarmists want to acknowledge.

  1. http://www.livescience.com/2438-bikini-atoll-corals-recovering-atomic-blast.html

    “Bikini Atoll Corals Recovering from Atomic Blast

    The massive explosion vaporized everything on three islands, raised water temperatures to 55,000 degrees and left a crater that was 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) wide and 240 feet (73 meters) deep.

    A team of scientists recently led a diving expedition into Bravo Crater and found an unexpectedly thriving coral community.

    “I didn’t know what to expect — some kind of moonscape perhaps. But it was incredible, huge matrices of branching Porites coral (up to 8 meters [25 feet] high) had established, creating a thriving coral reef habitat,” said study team member Zoe Richards of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University. “Throughout other parts of the lagoon it was awesome to see coral cover as high as 80 percent and large tree-like branching coral formations with trunks 30 centimeters [12 inches] thick.”

  2. In the Pacific the coral was decimated as it was used for building, the increase in tourism increased the loss, In the 1990’s , UNESCO, flagged up that at this rate the coral would be gone in 30 years- a ban was put on coral use for building,. Today the coral has recovered and 80% of the islands are now stable or growing.

  3. There are dolphins in the water around NYC. They’re the black kind. Your boat will be surrounded by fish in Eastchester Bay during the summer. These arsholes have been claiming the sky is falling. The media is self selecting; little people who want a big voice, and they have one. I have a degree in media and it made me sick to work with those arsholes so I got out. The source of any data is essential. When I talk to actual scientists I meet through my current line of work they’ll tell me that temperatures started climbing slightly in the 1860s. That’s as far as they’ll go. And then they look both ways. Scary. It’s an inquisition.

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