Skip to comments.Global warming killing coral reefs, right? Wrong, Australian study finds
Posted on 12/14/2004 11:34:55 AM PST by worldclass
newly published research, by a team led by oceanographer Ben McNeil of Sydney's University of New South Wales, suggests that present coral reef calcification rates are not in decline and are equivalent to late 19th century levels.
"Our analysis suggests that ocean warming will foster considerably faster future rates of coral reef growth that will eventually exceed pre-industrial rates by as much as 35 percent by 2100," McNeil said in a statement Monday.
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Dang! Hate to break it to you...
Global Warming should definitely be in the realm of science
fiction,right up there with warp speed travel and little
green men on the moon.
I was born on a small planet at the edge of one of the distant
red-shifted galaxies, and arrived in Roswell, New Mexico a few
years after my relatives made a somewhat noisier landing out in
the nearby desert. Without warp speed travel we would never
have been able to reach this thoroughly f_cked up planet !!! ;-))
Just what we needed....MORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!! :-) Did you at least register with the men in black?
Just what we needed....MORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!! :-)
Did you at least register with the men in black?
In a successful effort to avoid the Men In Black, my family and I
spent the next 10 years moving around the country at frequent
intervals, during which period I attended 27 different schools,
including Northpit Muddle Skool, before ending up at GIMMY.
After 7 pleasant years in Area 51, followed by 30 years in the
Center of the Universe (Elm Grove, Wisconsin), I now reside in
northern Cydonia with my 72 virgin wives, 666 wierd children,
one small, noisy, long-haired Mexican Chihuahua named Sam
(short for Samson), 395 of Lenny Dee's marvelous Hammond
organ classics, 9 aging Macs, 1 very stubborn Aurora, and an
awesomely cool Powerbook G-WIZ33, all of which are linked
together through an AppleTalk network thingy that sporadically
communicates with a miserable Microsoft Windows 98 machine
of dubious origin, and one supercalifragilistic Dell Black Beauty
running on Microsoft Ex-Pee (SP2) with 5 recent updates !!!
Total disappointment...even extraterristerials use Windows!!...ugh. I was really hoping to get some cool tech from you.
Total disappointment... even extraterristerials use Windows!!
..ugh. I was really hoping to get some cool tech from you.
We are also taught from birth to be cleverly deceitful where
concealment of our magnificent, highly advanced technologies
are concerned. Here, on planet Earth, Islamofascists are the
creatures that display a similar art of deception. However, they
have absolutely no technology to conceal, hence they apply all
their efforts to fiendish, Satanic head chopping techniques !!!
If global warming kills coral, then how come we have so many reefs in the geologic column from eras when the average temperature was much warmer than now?
They're not green. They're grey.
According to Jacques Cousteau, some coral reefs were in decline in his day, but that was due to toxic runoff and industrial waste. They didn't have Global Warming then, but they did have DDT and cobalt-90.
Actually, more of a light gunmetal.
(see my profile page)
Family photo? :-)
In other words... grey. ;)