Currently, a catastrophe is unfolding on the Great Barrier Reef – the biggest single living structure on Earth and one of the world’s natural wonders. From Cairns to the Torres Strait, vast ribbons of once-colourful reef are now ghostly white.
There has been substantial interest in the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. Particularly, the role of climate change on the current bleaching event.
This Communications Guide outlines the key facts about the current bleaching event, as well as providing some answers to frequently asked questions. We hope this guide supports a fact-based public discussion on the risks to the reef.