Recently there has been limited coverage in social media circles and to a lesser extent in the MSM about the collapse of the Great Barrier Reef which has been portrayed as another ” Bleaching Event”.
It is not simply a bleaching event, it is the collapse of the marine food web which will lead to the the extinction of most if not all complex life on this planet.
Another example: South Florida corals dying in “unprecedented” bleaching and disease. This article starts: ‘South Florida’s corals are turning white and contracting fatal diseases in what’s being called an unprecedented die-off across the region’s reefs.
‘Off Hollywood, scientists witnessed the collapse of a minivan-sized coral colony that had started growing more than three centuries ago, when the Spanish ruled the peninsula. As recently as September, live coral tissue covered 90 percent of the colony’s surface, making it among the oldest living things in the state. By December it was almost completely dead, said Brian Walker, a Nova Southeastern University research scientist, who found widespread mortality in corals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.’ Continues at above link.
“It’s a difficult idea to convey to the average person who might not understand the ocean ecosystem, but Pepin likens it to walking into a grocery store and instead of seeing the shelves full, they’re only half-full.”
Building blocks of ocean food web in rapid decline as plankton productivity plunges.
Brace for imminent impact.
Professor Guy McPherson and I will be discussing these developments in his November 2016 speaking tour in New Zealand and Australia.