Saturday, 16 July 2011 00:00

A Dying Barrier Reef, Really?

Worse Hurricanes, A Dying Barrier Reef, Really?

Question:Are cyclones and hurricanes getting worse? How about the dying Great Barrier Reef? Is this environmental alarm true at all?

Answer: Wrong. Ryan Maue of Florida State University recently measured the frequency, intensity and duration of all hurricanes and cyclones to compile an Accumulated Cyclone Energy Index. (Big Oil does not contribute to Dr. Ryan Maue's department at FSU)

His findings? The energy index is at its lowest level for more than 30 years.

About the Great Barrier Reef

Yes, in 1999, Professor Ove Hoegh-Gulberg, the world's leading reef-dying alarmist and administrator of more than $30 million grants given specifically to prove manmade global warming, did claim the reef was threatened by warming, and much had turned white. (A lot of "environmental groups" and governmental agencies contribute to Professor Hoegh-Gulberg's work)

But he then had to admit the reef had made a "surprising" recovery. Yes, but in 2006, not one to give up on a theory, he again warned high temperatures meant "between 30 and 40 percent of coral on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef could die within a month."

But when the reef was thoroughly inspected by others, he had to admit there had been "minimal impact," and the reef was healthy

Still not giving up on his theory, in 2007 he again warned that temperature changes of the kind caused by global warming were bleaching the reef. But in April 2009 fellow Queensland University researchers admitted in a study that reef coral had once more made a "spectacular recovery," with "abundant corals re-established in a single year." (Big Oil does not contribute to Queensland University)

Most think that there was no damage and no sign of dying in the first place. But nevertheless, the reef is booming and blooming.

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