A government funded group finds some bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, and repackages the stats to come up with the apocalyptic statistic that only 7% of the reef is not bleached! The SMH reported that as “93% of the corals” are damaged.
The reef is 2,000 kilometers long. Did anyone really think about these headlines?
Then in a development that “no one” could see coming, local tourism is damaged, potentially costing a lot of jobs. … This inspires local dive operators (who possibly know what the reef looks like) to pay for a two week expedition to survey 28 sites.
They find about 5% damage and describe the difference [with what the Sydney Morning Herald reported] as phenomenal. Indeed, they say the reef is pretty much just like it was 20 years ago when they last did a survey.
Why does anyone still believe anything the media says about global warming? Or several other topics…