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How Can That Be? Record Growth Continues For Great Barrier Reef

Remember that time at Climate Camp when they told us the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) was doomedDoomed! It’s a common theme among cultists as they wander the digital streets of the internet with their cataclysmic sandwich boards.

The loss of this thing in the ocean near Australia would begin unraveling the world as we know it. At the very least, it indicated negative human influence on the biosphere from excess production and emission of carbon dioxide.

Sorry, wrong again!

In 2021 we reported on record reef size. Earlier this year, we shared evidence that the seawater temps around the GBR were no different than they were 130 years ago. Now we have reports of the highest coral cover in 36 years.

In 2022, widespread recovery has led to the highest coral cover recorded by the LTMP in the Northern and Central GBR, largely due to increases in the fast-growing Acropora corals, which are the dominant group of corals on the GBR and have been largely responsible previous changes in hard coral cover.

There’s more reef than ever, but don’t let that fool you.

Coral cover in the southern region of the reef decreased, however, and the reef is vulnerable to increasingly common disturbances like mass bleaching events, the group said.

The key to this deception is that it can’t be natural. It has to be your fault that the southern regions declined due to warmer water, but it’s not your fault that other parts of the reef grew at a record pace – according to the experts who said the thing was doomed. Doomed!

Experts that all got together a few years back and predicted something else.

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December 2013. “Climate Catastrophe Will Hit Tropics Around 2020, Rest Of World Around 2047, Study Says.” I know we’ve been distracted by the rise of public health authoritarianism, but it’s August of 2022. The only catastrophes I’ve seen since 2020 were the response to the release of a man-made virus in China that few needed to fear, the political response to that, and everything Joe Biden has done since the gropey doddering turd stumbled into the Oval Office without Barry.

Climatologically speaking, the “tropics” are the same as they were and have been for centuries. They’ve still got slavery, despotism, human trafficking, and the drug trade. Those are all man-made, but the Climate hippies don’t seem too concerned about their impact to life on the planet.

Nor are they all that interested in India, Africa, or China (in particular), which produce most of the world’s CO2, pollution, and ocean plastic™. All three of them are nearer the Great Barrier Reef and ‘the tropics’ than America.

But that’s the game. One that the Dems have given away repeatedly. It’s all about the redistribution of western wealth, not to the victims of their carbon totalitarianism but to each other.

Steve is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Managing Editor and co-owner of, a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.

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