Friday, 24 February 2012

The truth about Coral Reefs

Image: Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg confesses an "early fascination with the ocean" which led to his involvement with the Coral Reef Ecosystems group and subsequently Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland.

On The Conversation, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg wrote:
Peer review is the basis of modern scientific endeavour. It underpins research and validates findings, theories and data.
Submitting scientists' claims to peer review is a straightforward way to assess their credibility.
The Climate Commission was established by the Australian government to help build consensus around climate change.
Chief Commissioner Professor Tim Flannery handed the first major report, The Critical Decade to Julia Gillard on May 23.

Journalist Donna Laframboise's book The Delinquent Teenager... exposes how little peer review and how much activism advocacy is involved in the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change's Assessment reports. As Economist Ross McKitrick reports:
Canadian investigative journalist Donna Laframboise released her book The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert, a superb expos√© of the IPCC that shows convincingly that the IPCC has evolved into an activist organization bearing little resemblance to the picture of scientific probity painted by its promoters and activist allies.

This has not phased Advocates like Professor  Hoegh-Guldberg. I am not sure if they still believe the falsified hypothesis that human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming. One would have to believe, with all the evidence of stalled warming and peer reviewed papers (inter alia here, here and here), that they would at least be questioning their long held tenets.

Professor  Hoegh-Guldberg then writes of "rising temperatures..." however, all the major temperature records show that, (as mentioned above) temperature rising has stalled whilst atmospheric Co2 continues to rise.

The graphs below are from Professor Ole Humlum's Climate4you site. They show the data from HadleyCRU and NASA:GISS. These are the two main bodies behind the AGW hoax. Do you think that Professor  Hoegh-Guldberg can really still believe that temperatures "are rising?"

 Activist group - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) commissioned a report in 2008 on the Coral Triangle and Climate change. The research was lead by Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and identified that Coral reefs could disappear entirely from the Coral Triangle region of the Pacific Ocean by the end of the century, threatening the food supply and livelihoods for about 100 million people in the region.

Peter Ridd (Professor of Marine Physics at James Cook University): "All the corals that live on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) already live in New Guinea where the temperatures are at least one or two degrees hotter.. IN PNG they grow faster and are more healthy as well.."

Andrew: Are you telling me (if the seas rises) we are going to get MORE corals?

HadCRUT3 shows temperature falling since 2002

NASA:GISS data also show falling temperatures.

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