Article: Australia – Old Bar Under Threat


The link below is to an article reporting on coastal erosion at Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia. This town is just up the coast from where I live. It is a similar situation to Winda Woppa, which is only a suburb away from me. During intense storms the ocean erodes the sandy coastline rapidly and homes are increasingly at threat from storm surges.

The article below suggests that the situation at Old Bar is being caused by sea level rises as a consequence of climate change. This is the sort of reporting that is bringing a lot of discredit to climate change advocates, as it is not an honest report on the actual situation being reported on. I would not dispute that climate change is bringing us more severe weather events and this is certainly increasing pressure on coastal areas like Old Bar and Winda Woppa – but it is not sea level rises that is the problem. Factual and honest reporting is what is needed.

To view the article visit:
http://www.mmail.com.my/story/sea-rise-threatens-paradise-down-under-23507

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Coral Reefs in the 21st Century – Can They Survive?


The link below is to the Australian ABC’s Future Forum and its look at the future of coral reefs (the link probably won’t be there for too long) in the face of climate change.

For more visit:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/programs/future-forum/

Website: Tree Day


The link below is to a site where you can find a location to take part in Tree Day 2012 (Australia). Tree Day is the 29th July 2012.

For more information visit:
http://treeday.planetark.org/find-a-site/

Article: Iron Dumping and Other Solutions for Climate Change


The link below is to an article that looks at possible solutions to climate change.

For more visit:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/pictures/120719-iron-fertilization-carbon-dioxide-ocean-dumping-global-warming-climate-nature-science