Category Archives: Australia

Building a Better Coral Reef – By DAMIEN CAVE and JUSTIN GILLIS – NYT

“ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, off Australia — After a plunge beneath the crystal-clear water to inspect a coral reef, Neal Cantin pulled off his mask and shook his head. “All dead,” he said.Yet even as he and his dive … Continue reading

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Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible-Scientists Say – The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again. Scientists said … Continue reading

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As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost – The New York Times

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“Over the long term, the rise of the sea appears to be accelerating because of runaway growth in greenhouse emissions, and scientists fear much bigger effects this century, perhaps so large they could…

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Shed a Tear for the Reefs – The New York Times

“Reports that the Great Barrier Reef is dying come ever more frequently, ever more urgently. There is no mystery about the reason — it’s global warming, caused by the fossil fuels we burn. If we stopped heating the oceans, parts … Continue reading

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Australia Turns Its Back on Climate Science – The New York Times

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“For decades, Australia has run the most advanced and comprehensive atmosphere and ocean monitoring programs in the Southern Hemisphere, providing critical information not only for a nation that is already the driest on…

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Australia’s Brutal Treatment of Migrants – The New York Times

“Some European officials may be tempted to adopt the hard-line approach Australia has used to stem a similar tide of migrants. That would be unconscionable.Prime Minister Tony Abbott has overseen a ruthlessly effective effort to stop boats packed with migrants, … Continue reading

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