Scientist, mentor, tweeting on #science, #environment, #coral #reefs, #climate change, #conservation, Views are my own

Australia
Joined June 2012
I think of this image every time some journalist complains about climate change protesters disrupting traffic…..
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Fake it til you make it: playing sounds of healthy reefs underwater can help restore damaged #coralreefs, according to a growing body of research🎶🌊 Read more: smithsonianmag.com/innovatio… #ForCoral
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This video illustrates what 1-2% coral cover looks like today on the #GreatBarrierReef, following mass mortality of corals due to recurrent climate extremes in 2016, 2017 and 2020. It would make you weep.
Back home and online after a crazy week in the far north of the GBR carrying out some #GreatReefCensus snorkel surveys and #seagrass camera tows. We had amazing conditions, glass outs and crazy drop offs galore. Thanks @citizensGBR for a great week.
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Caption this….
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No, small-scale attempts to stabilise dead coral rubble is not a cure for anthropogenic heating. It’s a distraction from the real challenge - reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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And then there was one….
Australia: The former Minister for the Environment, and the former Minister for Science & Innovation - sharing a lump of coal in parliament.
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What a legacy.
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Australia: Creative carbon accounting, while simultaneously subsidising new coal mines & gas fields, and more fossil fuel emissions…
Aussie farmers are some of the best environmentalists in the world. The Morrison Government is recognising their vital role in storing carbon by making it easier for them to be awarded carbon credits through the Emissions Reduction Fund. #auspol
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Scale and cost: How would you grow and distribute dried seaweed -every day - to feed 24 million cattle scattered across a continent the size of Australia?
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Fact-check: 80% of the ##GreatBarrierReef was severely bleached at least once by anthropogenic heating in 2016, 2017 & 2020. A decent recovery of the fastest-growing corals takes about a decade, much longer for slow-growing species. sciencedirect.com/science/ar…
Replying to @SonyBBCEarth
The network of 2,500 reefs covering 348,000 square kilometres suffered significantly from coral bleaching caused by unusually warm ocean temperatures in 2016, 2017 and last year. The two-third of the coral which was once damaged due to bleaching has now been recovered.
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I don’t know any legitimate scientist who would describe a reef as “giving birth”….
Replying to @BiIndia
"There seemed to be different species spawning in waves, one after the other," Phillips, who runs Reef Teach, a tourism and research center, said in a statement. "It is gratifying to see the reef give birth." #GreatBarrierReef #Australia #Underwater #underwaterphotography
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Mother & daughter block the first trainload of coal from a giant new mine, for export across the #GreatBarrierReef World Heritage Area. Heroes.
ANOTHER ACTION: Mother and daughter blockade @AdaniOnline's first trainload of coal! For the second time this morning, two environmental activists, mother Juliet and daughter Isla, have used direct action tactics to block Adani's first trainload of coal near Bowen, QLD.
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Terry Hughes retweeted
Which countries have reduced emissions? About 24 have reduced CO2, GHG and consumption-based CO2 emissions for longer than 10 years. doi.org/10.1080/14693062.202…
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