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As climate change and pollution imperil coral reefs, scientists are deep-freezing corals to repopulate oceans

By Mary Hagedorn

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Deep sea corals can suffer from fishing nets that trawl the ocean floor and may be wiped out by deep sea mining, the pollution from which would be a toxic mess of pathogens and silt stirred up like an underwater version of PM2.5. Hopefully the marine biologists will be preserving them too.

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Climate change driven by human activities is warming and acidifying the ocean, producing a reef crisis

We have to stop those silly human activities that are warming up the ocean in a malignant manner.

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This is fear mongering ramped up off the scale. Prof. Peter Ridd called out this kind of nonsense years ago during his detailed studies of coral on the Great Barrier Reef, so in the fine tradition of the climate cult, his employer James Cook University excommunicated and persecuted him for threatening to interrupt their stream of resource funding and the artificial consensus.

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Peter Ridd, who is known for his participation in a media campaign seeking to discredit the science informing the protection of the Great Barrier Reef, was a signatory to a full-page ad funded by the Cato Institute, an American libertarian think tank, that argued as follows: “We, the undersigned scientists, maintain that the case for alarm regarding climate change is grossly overstated. Surface temperature changes over the past century have been episodic and modest and there has been no net global warming for over a decade now".

This argumentation clearly contradicts the reality.

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