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Another Price of Progress: The Death of the Great Barrier Reef?

That’s the warning coming from the Australian government. In a report released Wednesday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority found that the chances of

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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Sep 02, 2009

That’s the warning coming from the Australian government. In a report released Wednesday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority found that the chances of the 345,000 square-foot natural wonder surviving in threats of global warming, pollution and other human-related scourges are “poor.” From Reuters:

“Even with the recent management initiatives to improve resilience, the overall outlook for the Great Barrier Reef is poor and catastrophic damage to the ecosystem may not be averted,” a government reef management body said in the report.

The five-yearly reef outlook report, aimed at benchmarking the health of the reef, found climate change, declining water quality from coastal runoff, development and illegal fishing were the biggest dangers to the reef.

The report is another warning, as if any were needed, that the United States probably shouldn’t wait much longer to rein our own greenhouse emissions. The recent announcement that the Senate climate bill has been delayed, however, doesn’t forecast a quick resolution to that proposal.

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