Articles tagged with: Coral reefs

ARTICLE REVIEWS

The Australian’s coverage of Great Barrier Reef study creates perception that scientists are divided

in The Australian, by Graham Lloyd

— 22 Apr 2018

"The Australian chooses to present a mixed message on this story when the science is extremely clear. The title and quote from Prof. Kaempf do not represent the views of the broade..

Futurism story on Great Barrier Reef compromised by sensational headline

in Futurism, by June Javelosa and Jolene Creighton

— 16 Jan 2018

"The content is almost all correct, but the attention-grabbing headline is wrong and isn't supported by the quotes from two scientists or by the rest of the content.

Analysis of “Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find”

in The New York Times, by Justin Gillis & Damien Cave

— 18 Mar 2017

While natural temperature fluctuations (due to El Niño, for example) have always occurred, they are now superimposed on a warmer background due to human-induced global warming. Th...

Analysis of “Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has worst coral die-off ever”

in USA Today, by Doyle Rice

— 30 Nov 2016

"This article is mostly accurate ... the frequency of massive bleaching events is increasing, will continue to increase in the near future, and these events do not need to occur an..

Analysis of “Great Barrier Reef may perish by 2030s…”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 02 May 2016

This Mashable article reports on new preliminary research that finds the ongoing coral bleaching event in the Pacific is mainly due to human-caused global warming, and that if glob...

Analysis of “Scientists are exaggerating carbon threat to marine life”

in The Times / The Australian, by Ben Webster

— 04 Mar 2016

"This article misses some major intellectual points about ocean acidification, thanks to what seems to be a willful misunderstanding and misquoting of an interview with Dr. Browman..

Analysis* of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si

in Vatican.va, by Pope Francis

— 22 Jun 2015

"The evidence presented in support of the anthropogenic footprint of environmental problems in general and climate change in particular was overall accurate and relevant. "

CLAIM REVIEWS

Scientists observe most widespread bleaching event ever recorded at The Great Barrier Reef

CLAIM
The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing the most widespread bleaching ever recorded

SOURCE: Michael Slezak and Penny Timms, ABC News

Published: 11 Apr 2020

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The world’s coral reefs are severely threatened by climate change and other human impacts, as ABC story notes

CLAIM
90 per cent of the world's coral reefs will disappear in the next 35 years due to coral bleaching induced by global warming, pollution and over-development.

SOURCE: Greg Hassall & Rebecca Latham, ABC News

Published: 27 Feb 2017

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