Last night’s information session was part of Bob Irwin’s speaking tour, supported by the Australian Marine Conservation Society . Lots of people came and it was really informative. The scale of planned industrial developments in the reef is shocking. For the short term gain of exporting coal – the principle cause of carbon dioxide emissions – one of the contributors to destruction of the reef – we will see the reef destroyed forever.
The three c’s – cyclones, coral bleaching and Crown of thorns – all worsened by carbon dioxide emissions and climate change – are the main factors threatening the reef.