THE UNESCO delegation which is threatening to declare the Great Barrier ‘‘at-risk’’ should spend less time sludging through the channel in Gladstone and more effort trying to get a true picture on the health of one of the world’s great natural wonders.
As anyone who spends time on the amazing reef systems off Port Douglas and the Daintree will tell you, the Great Barrier Reef in this neck of the woods has never been in better shape.
Even the whales have worked this out and are coming our way in greater numbers every winter.
The UNESCO claims seem to be more about political point-scoring than scientific research and if those faceless people behind them don’t have anything intelligent to say, they should just shut up.
The same reasoning applies to politicians - and newspaper editors.