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Yes. And there will be more of the former variety as the planet heats up.
Do you not believe in natural variability. Some heat waves worse than others?
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: TiredofControlFreaks
Its a cycle that has been ongoing for a very long time.
Yes. And the ocean is accumulating more and more heat.
The experts from James Cook University (JCU) say it is the most extreme case of mass bleaching they have ever measured at the World Heritage Site.
It has been linked to climate change.
The team says that both state and federal governments have recognised the pesticide threat to the Great Barrier Reef where up to 80 per cent of the catchment contains some form of agriculture. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, with other government agencies, is currently overseeing the implementation of the "Reef Water Quality Protection Plan", a ten-year $40 million program to halt and reverse the declining quality of water entering the GBR Marine Park by improving land management practices. However such measures do not necessarily apply elsewhere in the world. Dr Negri says that the latest IPCC climate change report provides a particular context and reasons for concern about the impact of pesticides on corals: "Corals are already under pressure from rising sea temperatures and pesticides in runoff may be causing additional critical stresses on corals especially during the early life histories such as the larval phase," he says. *This story was jointly released by AIMS and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Related links:
The last 13 months, including May, have all been record warm, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an unprecedented streak in the record book. The May record came despite an easing in global temperatures from their El Niño-fueled peak, and it increases the likelihood that 2016 will surpass 2015 as the hottest year in the books.
Passing the 400 ppm milestone in is a symbolic but nonetheless important reminder that human activities continue to reshape our planet in profound ways. We’ve seen sea levels rise about a foot in the past 120 years and temperatures go up about 1.8°F (1°C) globally. Arctic sea ice has dwindled 13.4 percent per decade since the 1970s, extreme heat has become more common and oceans are headed for their most acidic levels in millions of years. Recently heat has cooked corals and global warming has contributed in various ways to extreme events around the world
originally posted by: Sebb9
You have to look at a larger time scale, its just a cycle, most likely caused by the sun.
Also, higher CO2 levels does not mean a stronger greanhouse effect, its a logoritmic increase. Almost topped out before the industrial revolution.