Fake Warming Along the Great Barrier Reef – Watts Up With That?

Dr Bill Johnston

Thank you Sterling Burnett and Anthony Watts for your excellent summaries of my recent research on sea surface temperatures along the Great Barrier Reef (https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/03/29/sorry-wapo- there-is-no-evidence-bleaching-threats-a-great-barrier-reef-tipping-point/; https://climaterealism.com/2021/08/despite-the- claims-of-the-great-barrier-reef-decline-due-to-global-warming-no-temperature-change-in-150-years/).

Although the BomWatch main story captures the main messages, the full report is available here: https://www.bomwatch.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/GBR_SST-study_Aug05.pdf.

I also examined sea level trends at Townsville and Cooktown and extensively investigated temperatures measured by weather stations at Gladstone, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns. There is more to come, but each detailed investigation takes several months to complete.

On close examination, much of the coral bleaching ‘science’ reported in top-tier journals repeatedly uses the same data or the same tired studies using the same data to develop a mantra that, in light of empirical data, does not pass the test of reality. . By using visions of dying reefs to steal ever more money from Australian taxpayers, the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies has built an elaborate castle in the air. With their executives and boards overpaid, and intertwined with government politics, they and their partner organizations have become too rich, too irresponsible, and therefore too expensive for the services they provide.

Based on a review of hundreds of articles, much of his research is questionable, wavy, poorly thought out, conducted with visually biased techniques and inappropriate statistical methods. Also, he pays them handsomely to have WWF and bogus scientists on the Climate Council, the one-sided party The conversation and even the Australian Academy of Sciences (also known as The Australian Academy of Drama Queens https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2021/04/the-australian-academy-of-drama-queens/) onside and supporting their causes. The ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is not a true impartial research establishment where views are openly debated for the public good. Instead, they filter and massage every word and fire people who express refreshingly contrary and common-sense views, like Dr. Peter Ridd.

Imagine connecting the dots between whitewashing somewhere at some point and a coal-fired power station in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales or India, or the phalanx of private jets flying to Davos. Reef science has little to do with the reef and everything to do with political wrangling and virtue markings. Contrast, for example, Donald Trump at Davos in 2020 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2O3Z3IAkUc) with the embarrassing and pathetic essay read by Australian Prime Minister Morrison in 2022 (https://www. .youtube.com/ver?v=wMLDh7nO9-c).

Under the Australian Constitution, reef science is a state matter that belongs to Queensland. However, having it declared by UNESCO in 1981 made it a political football and the Canberra-based alms bowl now in sight. Sheltered by Labour’s ‘bad girls’, including former Climate Change Minister Penny Wong, and Green Liberals, including Morrison (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOvrV_JMlbY), Australia’s current Environment Minister Environment, Sussan Ley. is too weak to do anything about it. Instead of demanding an audit of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and allied institutions, including CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, James Cook University and the University of Queensland, the other day the Prime Minister he gave them another billion dollars 10 years to continue beating the drum.

the Independent panel of experts of the Plan Reef 2050 spearheaded by Professor Ian Chubb is part of the problem and should have been disbanded years ago. all 17 members Advisory Committee Reef 2050 that includes WWF with its agenda to close down agriculture should be next. As there is no heating and they serve no useful purpose, and the GBRMPA ‘reef managers’ are just hanging around, doling out money and writing press reports, what good are plans, targets and ‘investments’, when the real goal ? Is the destruction of Australia’s power grid and the replacement of agriculture in central Queensland with woody weeds under the auspices of ‘carbon farming’? Of Australia’s main political parties, only The Nationals is positioned to rise to the challenge and instigate positive change. However, with a federal election due in May and the Labor Party hoping to pick up where Penny Wong left off, they are procrastinating.

All we can do at https://www.bomwatch.com.au/ is continue to expose the top-down rot that has taken over Australia’s scientific institutions in the hope that people will take notice. After all, it only takes one good person to build the first snowball, two to roll it, and as it picks up speed, the rest should demand that Minister Ley and former Minister Wong take action on behalf of the taxpayers. , or seek less destructive careers than being Ministers and Ministers-in-waiting.

Dr Bill Johnston

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