As Ben Cropp noted a couple of years ago - he's noticed no change in the Reef in 50 years of diving there.
When well meaning people who do care for the environment realise just to what extent they have been lied to by environmentalists and activist scientists, there is going to be hell to be paid.
But as someone who feels passionately that true science is the answer to our problems and the guarantor of our future, I am angry and dismayed at the likely consequences for the standing and reputation of science as it becomes more commonly known that whether it be about the Reef or climate change generally, large parts of the scientific establishment have deliberately exaggerated and distorted their findings to fit within a predetermined narrative of impending doom and progressive degradation.
Again, as always, this isn't to say that there are not challenges facing us in caring for the natural world. There are. And yes, we do face challenges from a climate that is doing what it has always done: change.
The following reports from today's press highlight yet again another crucial point. Nature is not fragile.
The idea that it is would have to be one of the most spectacularly stupid ones ever to come out the deracinated inner-city hippies who make up the core of support for the Greens and company.
Life hasn't survived for over 3 billion years, facing in that time cataclysms and calamities almost beyond our imagining, by being fragile.
It is tenacious and adaptable. It hangs on, and it surprises us again and again.
Here's a report from this morning's The Australian:
Elsewhere in the same issue:
Andrew Bolt points the finger at one of the most notorious alarmists: