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  • SECOND YEAR OF BLEACHING IMPACTS GREAT BARRIER REEF – GBRMPA UPDATE 29/5/17  Global coral bleaching over the last two years has led to widespread coral decline and habitat loss on the Great Barrier Reef.
    Since December 2015, the Great Barrier Reef has been exposed to above average sea surface temperatures, due to the combined effects of climate change and a strong El Niño.

    These conditions triggered mass coral bleaching in late summer 2016 and led to an estimated 29 per cent loss of shallow water coral Reef-wide, according to findings by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
    Winter sea surface temperatures in 2016 remained above average and, by the beginning of the 2016-17 summer, the accumulated heat stress on the Reef resulted in a second wave of mass bleaching.
    Staff from the Marine Park Authority took part in aerial surveys conducted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and the results confirmed the extent and severity of the 2017 bleaching event.

  • Climate Change Could Spark Another Great Recession! #StopAdani 

    This Time, It May Be Permanent

    Climate change will wreak havoc on the U.S. economy, leading to as much as a 3% decline in national GDP by the end of the 21st century if left unaddressed — and losses will be far higher in some of the country’s poorest areas, according to a new study.

  • Extract from Cairns Regional Council Climate Change Strategy #StopAdani 

    2.4 Implications for the region

    Tourism –

    Many tourists visit the region solely because of the natural beauty of its reefs and rainforests.

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June 30, 2017 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, Queensland

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