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Great Barrier Reef

Post by noosard » July 26, 2022, 12:00 pm

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Dr Peter Ridd
From Moore Reef to Stanley reef, and the farmland in between, we have just finished the pilot Reef Rebels tour. We showed participants reefs that were supposedly severely bleached early this year, and presented a huge amount of data, like the brilliant statistics from the latest coral surveys shown in the picture.
These graphs are from the most northern of the 12 ‘sectors’ of the Great Barrier Reef. Taking care to consider the uncertainty in the data (the error bars and the year-to-year fluctuations), the 2022 data for these sectors cannot be claimed to have record high coral cover even though the data point is above all previous years. But they certainly show that the coral is in a very good state. So much for all the doom headlines of the last few years.
In the next few posts, I will run through all the 12 sectors of the reef. I can assure you the good news will keep coming.

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https://www.aims.gov.au/.../moni.../ree ... rveys.html



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Re: Great Barrier Reef

Post by Whistler » July 26, 2022, 12:17 pm

Sure. The disgraced guy who got sacked for publishing BS

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-13/ ... /100534402

how about a click through that works?
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Post by Whistler » July 26, 2022, 1:17 pm

Repeat
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Post by Whistler » July 26, 2022, 1:47 pm

Whistler wrote:
July 26, 2022, 1:17 pm
In other words, from a fringe looney ratbag site.

Noosard, why did you add a false source that masqueraded as a credible address?
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Post by noosard » July 26, 2022, 5:08 pm

Whistler would not know the truth if it smacked you in the arse

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Post by noosard » July 26, 2022, 5:15 pm

Must be iffy as won the first court case to the turn of 1 million plus

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Post by Whistler » July 26, 2022, 6:15 pm

noosard wrote:
July 26, 2022, 5:08 pm
Whistler would not know the truth if it smacked you in the arse
Hmmmm. I know the truth, it is the opposite of lying and making stuff up.

Simple one for you, why did make up fake URL?
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Post by noosard » July 27, 2022, 9:34 am

Hmmm didnt make one up just copied what was on the page never checked to see if it worked or not

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Post by Whistler » July 27, 2022, 9:36 am

Grins
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Post by noosard » July 27, 2022, 9:51 am

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Dr Peter Ridd

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If any further proof was required of the untrustworthiness of many environmental science institutions, it happened today with the release of the State of the Environment Report. Have they even looked at the data on coral cover from the Australian Institute of Marine Science, “the most comprehensive record of reef condition available for the Reef” and shows spectacular coral cover on the reef last year?
This latest report is just a political statement, designed to bully the government. It was apparently written when the coalition was still in government but the then Minister Susan Ley decided not to publish it. That was a mistake – it should have been released and ridiculed for what it is. The then minister should have started to ask for some quality assurance of this ‘science’.
Where does the report mention that the concentration of pesticides on the reef are so low they cannot be measured with the most sensitive scientific equipment, or that sediment does not reach the reef in anything but minuscule concentrations? Why does it blame farmers for killing the reef when the data shows the opposite?
Why does it mention the three mass bleaching events which supposedly devastated the coral but fails to mention the fabulous coral cover today? Because the data disprove the doom story.
Because this report is not about science.
It is time for both sides of politics to finally stand up to this blackmail. Time to call for some quality assurance and pledge to pay for it. There is a great deal of scepticism about reports like these because they are so over-the-top, they have lost credibility.
Calling for quality assurance does not make one a denier – it makes one prudent.
Notes:
For 2021, AIMS (see link below) list the northern, central and southern regions as having 27%, 26% and 39% coral cover respectively. Normalising this for the number of reefs surveyed in each section (54, 53 and 20 reefs respectively), this produces a total average coral cover for the GBR of 28%. This 2022 figure has been added (in the graph above) to previous graphs that AIMS has produced of coral cover.
AIMS no longer plots the GBR total coral cover. They did so up until 2017. Why on earth did they stop? Also reefs almost never have 100% coral cover as there are many other organisms on reefs including crustose coralline algae, soft coral, and areas of coral sand.
The coral cover is at record high values in 2021, although, given the uncertainties in these numbers (about 4% according to AIMS) one needs to be a little circumspect. But it certainly does not indicate that there is much wrong with the Reef.
The reason there is high coral cover is that the reef is in good shape because it is not affected by any significant pollution and the impact of climate change has been minimal


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Re: Great Barrier Reef

Post by jackspratt » July 27, 2022, 10:31 am

For clarity, and for whatever they are worth, the words above from Peter Ridd are not found within the 2 government sites noos has included links for.

Ridd's quoted views are found here https://en-gb.facebook.com/permalink.ph ... 5197550232

In turn, the main facebook page of "Weworktogther" is here https://www.facebook.com/Weworktogether ... 197550232/

Make your own judgement.

(Links checked and working).

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Re: Great Barrier Reef

Post by Whistler » July 27, 2022, 11:16 am

He speak with forked URL. Is forked the right word?
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Re: Great Barrier Reef

Post by noosard » July 27, 2022, 11:48 am

No he is telling you that the bleaching event of 2 years ago finished and now the reefs health has improved
but the government is sitting on reef reports
strange that
seems to be happening a lot

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