“Extinction. ….It’s a hard, tough thing to consider. One of those possibilities people justifiably do not want to talk about.... Our aversion to the topic likely stems from our own fear of death. Or worse — the notion that the entire human race might eventually be faced with such an end. ....But extinction is a threat that we’ll see arising more and more as we force the world to rapidly warm.”
I have criticised Robert Fanny recently – and I think justifiably so – but kudos for mentioning the E word and publicly contemplating the possibility
We all deal with this horror in our own way.
A Death of Beauty — Climate Change is Bleaching the Great Barrier Reef Out of Existence
“We are currently experiencing the longest global coral bleaching event ever observed. We may be looking at a 2- to 2½-year-long event. Some areas have already seen bleaching two years in a row.”
“Tragically, this is the most remote part of the Reef, and its remoteness has protected it from most human pressures: but not climate change. North of Port Douglas, we’re already measuring an average of close to 50% mortality of bleached corals. At some reefs, the final death toll is likely to exceed 90%. When bleaching is this severe it affects almost all coral species, including old, slow-growing corals that once lost will take decades or longer to return (Emphasis added).”