tall tales of coral’s imminent demise (scaremongering) …

Coral Bleaching is Not a Tell-Tale Sign of Imminent Extinction (13 April 2016)
Fear is the tool of choice of many climate alarmists, who seem to be working overtime these days in an effort to persuade the public to support legislation to combat dangerous climate change, which they claim will occur unless CO2 emissions are drastically reduced. And after nearly two decades of over-predicting global warming (there has been little to no global warming since the late 1990s), they are getting awfully desperate in their attempts to convince the public that there is an imminent climate catastrophe on the horizon…

The scare tactics will soon come to a head in June, when the Courts are asked to adjudicate the climate warming agenda. Here is the original Amicus Brief, filed in support of the plaintiffs. Scientists, engineers and lawyers have all played a part.

These pics below from Broome are a carbon copy of similar bleaching in 1998 and 2004, only aware because King tides leave them out of water for a few hours each year. Surface water is always hotter too:

Josh Akerman added 8 new photos.
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Josh Akerman's photo.
Josh Akerman's photo.
Josh Akerman's photo.
Josh Akerman's photo.

Update, ‘their ABC’, calls it ‘badly damaged’?

Red Broome and ABC Kimberley shared a link.
Evidence emerges that the coral bleaching which has devastated the Great…
  • Never seen to this extent before, coral bleaching is happening off the Kimberley coast.

    Rudi OberholzerHeaps around broome, reef looks dead is alot of spots.

The odd thing is, they are all out of the water, dry. King tides!

Update2, The Greens are in panic scaremongering mode, aided by their media arm at The Guardian:

As feared, reefs off the West Australian coast are being impacted by coral bleaching. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1YJVvpR

Marine protections, which help coral reefs recover from bleaching, halted in Western Australia
theguardian.com|By Michael Slezak

 

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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