Raise The Reef

17.10.16 By
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It’s one of the greatest environmental catastrophes our country has ever seen… and yet somehow, it’s fallen off the political agenda!

Earlier this year there was plenty of media coverage about coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef – but recently, things have gone eerily quiet…

Can you help us #RaiseTheReef?

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We return to the Great Barrier Reef to inspect the long-term impacts of coral bleaching.

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Check out the Climate Council resources below.

VIDEO: Reef Reality Check

Prof. Tim Flannery travels to a reef off Port Douglas in May 2016 to inspect the coral bleaching.

REPORT: Australia’s Coral Reefs Under Threat From Climate Change

Our new report reveals the influence of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef, and provides strong scientific evidence that future bleaching events are likely to become more frequent and severe.

The report finds that rising global ocean temperatures, driven by climate change, have caused the worst mass coral bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef’s history.


COMMUNICATIONS GUIDE: Great Barrier Reef Bleaching Event

This Communications Guide outlines key facts about the latest coral 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.