The Great Barrier Reef: is Australia doing enough to save marine ecosystem from river run-off and the effects of global warming?

“At the start of every disaster movie, there’s a scientist being ignored,” reads the message pinned to the top of Professor Terry Hughes’ Twitter feed.The “disaster movie” being referred to is the destruction of the world’s coral reefs.The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest reef system, comprising some 3,000 individual reefs and stretching 2,300km (1,400 miles) along the coast of the Australian state of Queensland. The country’s pride and joy, especially in tourism terms, was inscribed…


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