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  The largest coral structure in the world, the Great Barrier Reef which is roughly about 1,400 miles long, is experiencing yet another major bleaching event. Recent major bleaching events have happened in 1998, a dramatic El Nino year, 2002, and also last year in 2016. Since 2016 was also an El […]

Vast back-to-back mass coral bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef – #climate, @CoralCoE, @ProfTerryHughes


252 million years ago about 90% of life on planet earth died. This was known as the Permian–Triassic extinction event. OK, so let’s be a tad more precise about the percentages of what happened … The end Permian was the greatest natural catastrophe experienced by life on Earth with its impact recorded […]

Does past climate change hold lessons for us today?



Scott Pruitt
The truly jaw dropping moment of the week just has to be the sight of the new head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, explaining the following on CNBC, after being asked directly … I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and […]

Does Scott Pruitt simply lack a bit of information? – #climate #CarbonDioxide


You are perhaps aware the Mr T is proposing to deploy a rather hefty axe to the funding for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and radically slash its budget. If you did not know that then your starting point can be an article within The Washington Post (3rd March) entitled “White House […]

What are the implications of the NOAA funding cuts?


charged keeling carbon dioxide
In 1958 Charles Keeling began formally recording the levels of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere from the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Prior to that we had no continuous and consistent measurements. What he revealed were two things … The seasonal variations in Carbon Dioxide levels (caused by plants bursting into […]

Carbon Dioxide fast approaching 410 ppm – #climate