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The Great Barrier Reef: A Reef in Crisis

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The Great Barrier Reef: A Reef in Crisis

The Great Barrier Reef: A Reef in Crisis

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The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis. In 2015 the Australian Government committed to UNESCO that they'd protect the Reef, but since then the Reef has been hit by two coral bleaching events, a cyclone, and polluted flood water. Because of these unprecedented impacts, latest science indicates about half the coral in the Reef’s waters has died in the last 18 months. The Australian Government is failing to meet their obligations, they must step up now before it's too late. Click the boxes to ask the Australian Prime Minister to take strong action to rescue the Reef.

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Prime Minister Turnbull,
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Dear Prime Minister Turnbull
The Great Barrier Reef is our shared heritage. Please act on:

  • Climate Change Climate Change
    Climate Change
    Two underwater heatwaves caused by global warming have hit the Great Barrier Reef in the last 18 months. These heatwaves have caused consecutive, severe mass coral bleaching events. As a result, latest science indicates about half the coral in the Reef’s waters has died in the last 18 months. Please turn down the heat on the Reef - commit Australia to play its part in keeping global temperature rise below 1.5°C.
  • Reduce Pollution Reduce Pollution
    Reduce Pollution
    The Great Barrier Reef is still resilient – it's not too late to save it. To help the Reef recover from events like coral bleaching and cyclones, we need to act to reduce the pollution flowing into its waters from the adjacent rivers and catchments. The Australian and Queensland governments need to implement strong laws in Reef catchments that clean up farm water pollution and halt tree-clearing.
  • A Renewable Future A Renewable Future
    A Renewable Future
    For the Reef’s future, Australia must be at the forefront of transitioning to clean renewable energy by adopting a target of 100% renewable energy by 2030. To achieve this, it is vital to rule out government support for new coal mines and stop government subsidies which encourage more coal, oil and gas to be burnt.
Dear Prime Minister Turnbull,
I ask you to secure the protection of the Great Barrier Reef as a positive legacy of your leadership for Australians and the world.

Sincerely a champion of the great barrier reef

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