False Alarm: Great Barrier Reef In Much Better Shape Than Climate Alarmists Claim


By: - Climate DepotAugust 19, 2019 11:44 AM

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GWPF Newsletter 19/08/19
False Alarm:
Great Barrier Reef In Much Better Shape Than Climate Alarmists Claim
False Alarm II:
Monsoon Rebound Prepares Ground For Record Harvest In India

1) False Alarm: Great Barrier Reef Is In Much Better Shape Than Climate Alarmists Claim, Australian Environment Minister Confirms
Graham Lloyd, The Australian, 14 August 2019

2) False Alarm II: Monsoon Rebound Prepares Ground For Record Harvest In India
The Economic Times of India, 17 August 2019

3) Post-Modern Witch Hunt: Nature Publishes Blacklist Of Critical Scientists & Writers
Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science, 17 August 2019

4) Leaked Report Points To Wind Farm Failure Causing  UK Blackout
Financial Times, 16 August 2019

5) Renewable Energy Is A Blackout Risk, Warns Britain’s National Grid
Mail on Sunday, 18 August 2019

6) Blackout Fears Over National Grid Cables From Europe
The Times, 19 August 2019

7) Former National Grid Director Says Britain Should Impose Limits On Renewable Energy To Avoid Blackouts
The Sunday Telegraph, 18 August 2019

1) Great Barrier Reef Is In Much Better Shape Than Climate Alarmists Claim, Australian Environment Minister Confirms
Graham Lloyd, The Australian, 14 August 2019

The Great Barrier Reef is not dead, is not dying and is not even on life support, federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has declared after her first official visit to the World Heritage-listed site.


Minister of the Environment Sussan Ley snorkelling over the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns.

Returning from a snorkelling trip to Moore and Flynn reefs offshore from Cairns, Ms Ley was happy yesterday to broadcast the message that tourism operators desperately want heard around the world.

“Today we saw coral that was struggling but we also saw coral that was coming back, that was growing, that was vibrant,” Ms Ley said.

“We saw amazing wildlife, fish, turtles, clams. We saw a reef teeming with life.

“It gives me heart and hope that the future of this magnificent part of the world is a good one.”

Ms Ley said not everything was perfect and there had been areas that were struggling from the ­impact of cyclones.

However, she told The Aus­tralian conditions were better than she had expected.


How scientists mislead the world about the Great Barrier Reef

“I was expecting to see dead areas with a few patches of life,” Ms Ley said.

“I saw the exact ­opposite to that.”

Ms Ley has spent three days touring the coastal area around Cairns speaking to farmers, tourism bodies and reef scientists.

She has backed the concerns of all sides and attempted to avoid some of the more bitter areas of dispute.

These include new water quality regulations for Queensland farmers, calls for better quality ­assurance for reef science and the outsourcing of reef program delivery to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation by the Turnbull ­government.

The Queensland government has introduced new water quality laws to parliament that will more closely monitor and supervise ­fertiliser use and nutrient run-off in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

Marine scientist Peter Ridd has begun a speaking tour in Queensland calling for a new body to check the quality of reef research.

Accompanying Ms Ley on the visit this week has been Great Barrier Reef Foundation managing director Anna Marsden.

The GBR Foundation has been given $444 million by the federal government and is expected to raise matching funds from private donors.

The federal opposition had said it would have withdrawn the funding if it won the federal election.

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see also GWPF coverage of the habitual scare-mongering and actual observations about the state of the coral reefs

2) False Alarm II: Monsoon Rebound Prepares Ground For Record Harvest In India
The Economic Times of India, 17 August 2019

NEW DELHI: The rebound in monsoon rainfall has created ideal conditions for agriculture for the rest of the year with accelerated planting and much more water in reservoirs, which officials said would lead to record food production this year. 


The habitual climate scare based on short-term weather changes ….

… and the reality of ever-changing weather that expose the habitual failure of climate alarmism

Rainfall in August has been 35% above normal so far, which has further improved crop planting and filled up major reservoirs with 25% more water than the 10-year average.


… and the reality of ever-changing weather that exposes the habitual failure of climate alarmism

This completes the turnaround of the farm situation that looked grim in June when authorities were planning drought-relief measures as rainfall was one-third less than normal and reservoirs were depleting at a time they normally fill up to meet post-monsoon requirement of drinking, irrigation and power generation.

Now the conditions are ripe for a good harvest of the kharif, or summer-sown, crop and higher farm incomes, which in turn should boost festive season demand and to some extent revive sales of vehicles, gold and consumer goods in an economy where companies have been nervous about weak demand.

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