The Great Barrier Reef is 90 percent doomed, no matter what!

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The Great Barrier Reef is 90 percent doomed, no matter what!

Post  liquidg on 21st September 2014, 3:46 pm

By the end of this century the Great Barrier Reef and most reefs around the world that could be classed as tropical will be 90 percent dead!

By this I do not mean that the reef will be completely void of life, thatís physically impossible, it will consist of very little corals of the more delicate types, like branching and plate like species, these will find it to hard to exist in what was called the tropics.
Also the clown fishes capacity to sense out anemones as juveniles is cancelled out by the same acidity that will take out many corals.

I have no doubt that some will find a place at lower latitudes as the oceans temperatures rise making ocean temps further south more compatible to what was once called tropical species and co2 acidity more concentrated in the tropics, takes calcification out of their control.
From this the delicate coral species will always be somewhere, just very little easily accessible and not in massive areas to visually enjoy by us as they were in the eighties before the more dramatic decline began, this is all from us, being the ones who make life so hard for them.

The reasons they have no hope of remaining in abundance and easily accessible are- †
For each way we find to provide more of what we need to exist via recycling, genetic engineering, utilising organic waste and more, just makes it possible for our numbers to keep rising and approximately 300 years ago, the human population got to the stage of seriously impacting on the planets other inhabitants and kept going out of control and now that we are finding more ways to keep us alive longer and fit more of us into spaces and breed at an ever increasing rate, things can only worse, real fast!
By real fast, in the over all scheme of things real fast is over many generations compared to life being here for billions of years, so our current shape being in play now for roughly 3 million years, doesnít even equate to a single grain of sand in comparison to life starting, to now.
There is your main problem with our society, with each generation comes an acceptance of what is here then, not what was, you see they didnít see or experience that, so for the larger part, most donít care of what was, just what is!

What is degrading the planet is about the entire worlds citizens impact on the world, not just from this country, we contribute very little of the over all damage, but we do contribute!!

Its easy to work out, each item we use was manufactured, which means materials, transportation of goods and more, workers and all that goes with their lives like homes, land, cars, foods, holidays, children, schools, cloths, toilet flushes, police and the army and their gear to protect us from each other, white goods and other furnitureís, now we know what is killing the reef!!!!! If we world wide, stop a large part of our breeding and give up all these comforts, it will all go away and nature will thrive once again, all fixed!
The air circumnavigates the entire globe, so whatís done here or there, affects all life on the planet equally!
You buy it and it had to manufactured, then these produce Land, Sea and Atmospheric pollution.
You eat it or take any forms of legal or illegal drugs, then these along with our general waste are let into the waterways and all waterways lead to the ocean.
I wonder how dugongs are affected over the long term, once the sea grass is in contact with birth control or depression medications to name just two of thousands that end up in a our oceans from our waste through the sewerage system. Also phytoplankton and substrate based algae as well, now these are the bases of the oceans food chain and are finding it hard enough taking out our co2 to make oxygen for us. So you see the long term with just this small part of what our numbers represents is most certainly affecting all other life. †
1. Population growth.
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Ocean acidification.
This is a slow death for calcium based corals off which many are!
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Phytoplankton and the ocean carbon cycle.
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The life blood of the planet, phytoplankton.
These guys were making at least half of all our oxygen and through natural absorption of whatís in our air and via photosynthesis the bi product is oxygen.
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How incredibly important phytoplankton is.
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Atmospheric Oxygen Decline because phytoplankton are not in abundance any more and equally the forests are being degraded at a massive rate.
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Global warming links.
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Crown of thorns contribution to the reefs decline.
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Coral losses on the reef already.
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The land clearing contribution to the worlds problems, being deforestation.
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