coral reef science

Polar Regions Compete with Coral Reefs to Shout Out a Warning. Is Anyone Listening?

The number caught my eye.  Because of its immensity.  Twenty-eight trillion tonnes.  That is one hell of a lot of ice.  On the 23rd of August, The Guardian reported that planet Earth had lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice since 1994.  Slowly, over 30 years, it had melted away.  It was lost from glaciers, from … Continue reading »

Categories: Arctic, Changing Oceans, Climate change, coral reef science, In the News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Polar Regions Compete with Coral Reefs to Shout Out a Warning. Is Anyone Listening?

Is There Any Future for Coral Reefs?

Back in March, I took a look at the state of climate change and the tasks facing nations if we are to limit average warming to 1.5oC.  Those tasks were, and remain, demanding.  Now we are enduring the covid-19 pandemic, and action on climate change has slowed perceptibly, even as the economic collapse leads to … Continue reading »

Categories: Changing Oceans, Climate change, coral reef science, diseases | Comments Off on Is There Any Future for Coral Reefs?

Viral pandemics and climate change – different pace, different response, a message perhaps?

We tried to follow our usual Saturday morning routine on Saturday morning.  We were foiled, in part, because of the way our community is responding to the onset of Covid-19.  There are lessons here on tipping points, on climate change, on pandemics, on human and societal response to emergencies.  And our town has zero cases … Continue reading »

Categories: Climate change, coral reef science, diseases, Economics, In the News, Politics | Comments Off on Viral pandemics and climate change – different pace, different response, a message perhaps?