Below is an extract from The Age, with comments from Peter Garrett, the shadow minister for climate change, regarding the decline in coral cover on the GBR: (link to full article)

“The Great Barrier Reef is our greatest natural asset but the failure of the Howard government to introduce a comprehensive climate change plan is compounding its risk of extinction”

“The Queensland economy will be permanently damaged if we fail to deliver comprehensive climate change solutions that secure the reef’s future,” he said.

“With three quarters of the world’s coral reefs located in the Indo-Pacific and up to 60 per cent expected to be lost by 2030, our region is at the frontline of climate change.”

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