Our Great Barrier Reef needs our help, now
I HAVE noticed that it has been hot this week and I am led to believe that, that was just a taste of things to come.
It’s been 10 degrees above normal this week and people are still challenging the science of climate change.
Everyone who has ever visited the Great Barrier Reef would know how fragile this environment is and how small rises in temperature may affect it. The government has released Reef 2050, their plan for how they’re going to look after our Great Barrier Reef. Public submissions to Reef 2050 were open for just four days.
Finally, we had a chance to have our say on the future of the reef but unfortunately we have missed it. We all know that our reef is suffering from poor water quality and port expansion plans that will see millions of tons of dredging in its waters. The reef needs a bold plan, and Reef 2050 simply isn’t it. If you know how important the future of the reef is to you and future generations contact our local member and ask him to protect our Great Barrier Reef. If we protect it now it will be here for our children’s children and their children’s children, if we don’t it will be gone forever.
If you have never seen it, go and have a look, then protect it.