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Don’t ignore scientists on Great Barrier Reef

The Abbott and Palaszczuk governments must take heed of the warning from Great Barrier Reef scientists against the Galilee Basin coal mines, published in a new report in Nature Climate Change.

No amount of spin changes the science. The choice is simple. We cannot continue to dig up coal and still save the Reef.

Our top Reef scientists are telling us digging up the Galilee Basin is too risky. The Abbott Point expansion must not proceed.

Turning the Reef into a shipping highway for Galilee Basin coal will come back to bite tourism, jobs and nature through ocean acidification and coral bleaching.

 Senator Christine Milne, Australian Greens


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