UNSW Climate Scientist comments on Great Barrier Reef
Matt said this week that he was disappointed by the decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered, pointing out that there has been decades of research demonstrating the reef’s vulnerability to global warming.
“Coral reefs have very specific temperature ranges in which they can survive. Global warming is pushing ocean temperatures beyond these thresholds and as a result the reef is endangered. The sooner this is recognised at the highest levels of government, the better”.