The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency. They begrudgingly admit the Great Barrier Reef is growing rapidly, but say climate change could reverse all the progress is a short amount of time.

“The GBR remains exposed to the predicted consequences of climate change, including more severe cyclones and more frequent and intense marine heatwaves. The observed recovery has been seen previously and can be reversed in a short amount of time.”

Long-Term Monitoring Program – Annual Summary Report of Coral Reef Condition 2020/21 | AIMS

Tropical cyclones have been declining in Australia for fifty years, when experts also said the reef was doomed.

Tropical Cyclone Trends

Despite the fact reef coverage is at a forty year high, the Sydney Morning Herald says the reef is doomed.

The same story Australian papers were saying fifty years ago during the ice age scare.

19 Nov 1971 – THE ODDS ARE AGAINST SURVIVAL – Trove

 02 Dec 1971 – REEF MAY BE IMPOVERISHED FOR EVER’ – Trove

10 Feb 1971 – SHE’S KEEPING AN EYE ON IT – Trove

U.S. Scientist Sees New Ice Age Coming

via Real Climate Science

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October 21, 2021 by tonyheller