Aside from the global warming debate, which we’re not getting into here, nobody ever mentions Fukushima. It’s still out of control, has contaminated 1/3 of the world’s oceans and the Pacific is practically dead because of it. Japanese officials, still to this day, haven’t even found the cores yet — because the cores have been spread all over Japan. Fukushima has had five years of heavy leaking and yet everyone thinks “climate change” and “El Nino”. You’ll find more information under the natural disasters category.
The Great Barrier Reef — the largest living structure on Earth — is dying as a result of El Nino and climate change.
This week, scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies completed an extensive survey of the iconic reef and found that 93 percent has been impacted by the most severe coral bleaching event on record.
“We’ve never seen anything like this scale of bleaching before,” Terry Hughes, convenor of the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce, said in a statement. “In the northern Great Barrier Reef, it’s like 10 cyclones have come ashore all at once.”
Coral bleaching is a phenomenon in which stressed corals expel algae and turn white. If not given time to recover, bleached corals can perish.
The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef system, is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, and extends more than 1,400 miles. It consists of some 3,000 individual reefs and is home to more than 100 islands.
Of the 911 reefs surveyed, only 68 — 7 percent — escaped bleaching, while between 60 and 100 percent of corals are severely bleached on 316 reefs, according to Hughes.
Full article: 93 Percent Of The Great Barrier Reef Is Practically Dead (The Huffington Post)