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Coral rubble on Bait Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef © WWF-Aus / Christian Miller

Coral rubble on Bait Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef © WWF-Aus / Christian Miller

Statement on Adani by Dermot O’Gorman, CEO of WWF-Australia

30 Nov 2018

Keywords
  • coal
  • great barrier reef

Recent back-to-back bleaching killed 50% of Great Barrier Reef inshore coral and scientists predict it could bleach again this summer so how is it possible that the polluting Adani coal mine could be imminent?

 

As Australia’s leading coral reef scientist Professor Terry Hughes said: “Australia can choose to have the Adani coal mine or choose the Great Barrier Reef. But we can’t choose both”.

 

As a country Australia needs to declare its opposition to this mine and others and instead prioritise action to create a safe climate for people and nature. Why? Because that’s what the majority of Australians want.

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