By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From WUWT
Climate skeptic Aussie One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has challenged marine park authorities to explain why giving them money will help prevent global warming from bleaching coral reefs.
Pauline Hanson gives Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s top scientist a serve over coral bleaching
“You’re saying that coral bleaching is affected by water temperatures,” she told Dr David Wachenfeld.
“Yet around Indonesia, closer to the equator … where the water temperatures are 29C, it’s a known fact that coral actually grows faster and more prolific in warmer temperatures.“
Wachenfeld explained that corals live in a variety of water temperatures over the world, with substantial differences even within the Great Barrier Reef.