State of the GBR

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

THE news about half the Great Bar­rier Reef los­ing its co­ral is about four years old.

A peer re­viewed study done by H.Sweat­man, S. Delean and C. Syms shows that stud­ies were done on dead, bleached, cy­clone dam­aged and crown of thorns dam­aged reefs not given enough time to re­cover from na­tures rav­ages, while healthy reefs rep­re­sent­ing the big­gest per­cent­age of the reef were con­ve­niently ig­nored.

Aus­tralia emits 1.4 per cent of the worlds CO2, but as long as we keep sell­ing mega tonnes of coal over­seas CO2 will be emit­ted for a con­sid­er­able time, and what we do in our coun­try won't re­duce car­bon at all.

The lead­ers of our largest na­tions and su­per­pow­ers know that cli­mate change is a big hoax but putting on a CO2 tax is easy money for gov­ern­ments and the UN to bring the whole world to a so­cial­ist sys­tem. None of the big na­tions ever sign the Ky­oto agree­ment, while lead­ers like Barack Obama spruik on about the dan­gers of cli­mate change. Ivan Ivanoff STRATHDICKIE

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