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1999: ABC Warns Barrier Reef May Die In “20 Or 30 Years”
Weekend Libertarian ^ | August 4, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra

Posted on 08/04/2011 2:41:02 AM PDT by AustralianConservative

My countdown continues.

Some people just love one-sided stories. Unfortunately, for the chattering classes, I’m not one of them. From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “7:3o report” (6/7/1999):

Global warming will destroy Great Barrier Reef: report

MAXINE McKEW: Well, it’s said that coral reefs are like the canary in the coalmine, warning of impending doom and dying in the process.

So when the world’s reefs last year suffered severe coral bleaching on an unprecedented scale, scientists and environmentalists were alarmed.

As a result, Greenpeace commissioned one of the world's leading reef biologists to find out what caused the dramatic coral decay.

The report doesn't paint a pretty picture.

It predicts many of the world’s reefs won’t survive the next century if current trends in global warming continue.

And a warning that the Great Barrier Reef may only have another 20 or 30 years of life left. In the ABC’s groupthink tradition, members of Greenpeace and global-warming scientists (living in grass huts and working for free, my guess) are rarely challenged, because apocalyptic news is welcome news.

Personally, I’d like a follow-up on this very alarmist “report.” Please.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; History; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: australia; barrier; great; reef; trick
http://weekendlibertarian.blogspot.com/2011/08/1999-abc-warns-barrier-reef-may-die-in.html
1 posted on 08/04/2011 2:41:09 AM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative
What worries me is because of human wanton inconsiderate destruction of our planet via global warming that it will eventually drift to and affect the sun and when global warming gradually heats up the sun the whole solar system will go down in flames.

We as humans must do everything in our power at ANY cost to stop this senseless destruction of the earth before we destroy the solar system too.

2 posted on 08/04/2011 2:49:30 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Today the solar system, tomorrow the galaxy


3 posted on 08/04/2011 3:13:11 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: muir_redwoods; EGPWS
Today the solar system, tomorrow the galaxy

Hey, don’t forget those parallel dimensions. We can’t expect them to destroy themselves with out human help.

I think we can spare a few tachyon particles to warm them up too.

4 posted on 08/04/2011 3:30:11 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac
Hey, don’t forget those parallel dimensions. We can’t expect them to destroy themselves with out human help.

the parallel universe should be easy for them, after all, in their minds, they've already gotten rid of God.

5 posted on 08/04/2011 4:04:46 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: USS Alaska

Such a simple life we lead. It’s either Bush’s fault or globul warming.


6 posted on 08/04/2011 4:14:01 AM PDT by umgud
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To: AustralianConservative
EARTH FIRST!!!

(We can drill the other planets later...)

7 posted on 08/04/2011 4:21:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Today the solar system, tomorrow the galaxy

The universe isn't too big for us evil and destructive humans to bring down.

8 posted on 08/04/2011 4:21:33 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Some theorists say there are multiple universes. So much for insensitive human TEA party members to destroy...so little time.


9 posted on 08/04/2011 4:24:42 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reducation Camp?)
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To: AustralianConservative; Carlucci; Little Bill; Desdemona; Nipfan; carolinablonde; marvlus; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

10 posted on 08/04/2011 4:30:02 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: hal ogen
Some theorists say there are multiple universes. So much for insensitive human TEA party members to destroy...so little time.

Just another day and another phony crisis to spend our way out of.

TEA party members have money so let us call us "compassionate" destroyers until we have no more money to confiscate.

11 posted on 08/04/2011 4:35:19 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: umgud
Such a simple life we lead. It’s either Bush’s fault or globul warming

Both, that way all things are covered for the talking points.

12 posted on 08/04/2011 4:38:22 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: AustralianConservative

ted danson predicted the same exact thing... but it was supposed to take place by 1995.

LLS


13 posted on 08/04/2011 4:50:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (juan mccain certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: muir_redwoods; EGPWS
Today the solar system, tomorrow the galaxy}

Yeah! We got a quota to meet!

14 posted on 08/04/2011 5:03:33 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: AustralianConservative

It is too bad there are so few scientists with integrity I would like to know what is really causing coral bleaching. I know Cousteau noticed it when he went back to some reefs he visited years before. They were now barren. Is it dying in some places and thriving in others?


15 posted on 08/04/2011 5:25:22 AM PDT by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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To: Caipirabob
Remember:

Earth first!!

We can log the other Planets later

16 posted on 08/04/2011 5:32:42 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: shoff

Some recent reef destruction in the Caribbean was traced to sand and dirt wafting in from the Sahara.

Wikipedia admits that most recent coral death is caused by El Nino events. The sea temperature rises so much above normal that the coral bleaches and dies. Some areas had 80% die off.


17 posted on 08/04/2011 6:40:54 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: shoff
It is too bad there are so few scientists with integrity I would like to know what is really causing coral bleaching.

My guess would be something completely natural such as disease.

Recently it was in the news here in Ohio that a fungus was decimating the bat population.

So I would guess that a perfectly natural disease like a virus is working its way through these coral beds.

But for these scientific prostitutes the pay is better and there is less work involved if they claim that global warming is killing off the coral.

18 posted on 08/04/2011 6:54:53 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: EGPWS

It’s time to give our planet over to the “green visitors.”


19 posted on 08/04/2011 4:09:18 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: Smokin' Joe

Mother Gaia says, “Bless you.” She tells me to tell you to give more taxes to her, through Obama.


20 posted on 08/04/2011 4:11:24 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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Thanks AustralianConservative.

http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DrqBchf20MnI


21 posted on 08/06/2011 4:35:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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