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How did the Great Barrier Reef reach ‘terminal stage’?

Posted on April 11th, 2017 at 17:52 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Back-to-back severe bleaching events, caused by warming oceans, have affected two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, new aerial surveys have found. Climate change is not the only challenge – runoff-affected water quality, reef-killing crown of thorns starfish and the destruction of Cyclone Debbie also threaten the reef’s health. Scientists are warning that Australia has little time left to act on climate change and save the world’s largest living structure.

  1. Some canary. Some coal mine.

  2. Trump “I am going to fix it, it will be huge, you are going to love….hey Bannon – make sure those power plants meet our coals…errhhh goals”

  3. Political posturing. I don’t think the power companies are going to build coal power plants when they cost a lot more than natural gas plants.

    The environmental regulators in each state are still charged with controlling emissions even if the EPA backs off. Trump doesn’t control the states.

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