Great Barrier Reef Blog

The Great Barrier Reef Blog is intended as a forum for discussion about the promotion and protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the life it sustains. There an numerous threats to the very existence of this natural wonder and here, we attempt to identify them and appropriate strategies for countering them. Unfortunately many power brokers believe that the Reef is either a insignificant dumping ground for the Oil and Gas industries, or a resource zone at the service of such. This is unimaginable considering that the decline of the Great Barrier Reef has been well documented by marine scientist, conservationists and locals alike.

We believe that by fostering discussion, transparency and community support for the protection of the Reef, it’s possible to change the tide of destruction and provide the Reef with what it needs the most, time to recover.

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Australia approved coalmine because it isn’t a ‘neo-colonialist’ power, Greg Hunt claims

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(Greg Hunt) Environment minister defends approval of Indian company Adani’s $16bn Carmichael mine, saying ‘poorest should be able to make their own decisions’ The Australian government approved Adani’s controversial $16bn Carmichael coalmine in Queensland because it was not a “neo-colonialist”power … Continue reading

There’s no precedent for stopping the Carmichael Coal Mine – but we should

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(The Carmichael Coal Mine must be stopped – gbr Editor) In light of the Paris Agreement, Queensland University Law Lecturer Justine Bell discusses our legal power – and moral obligation – to stop the Carmichael coal mine.  IN THE WAKE of the Paris Agreement, … Continue reading

Tim Flannery and Third Way climate change solutions

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Tim Flannery Interview Seaweed and ice: a scientist’s weapons against climate change A global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions or geoengineering initiatives to cool the planet: these two options tend to dominate current thinking about climate change. But Australian palaeontologist … Continue reading