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Old 09-15-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Great Barrier Reef under serious threat: report

Great Barrier Reef under serious threat: report
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Great Barrier Reef under serious threat: report - Yahoo! News
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SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in serious jeopardy as global warming and chemical runoff threaten to kill marine species and cause serious outbreaks of disease, a report warned Wednesday.
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"Almost all the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef will be affected by climate change, with coral reef habitats the most vulnerable," the report said.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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Our governments are proposing a 2c rise in temperature.....this equates to 450ppm! This will kill the reef, along with countless other ecosystems worldwide!
We need to find our loud voice - why are we letting this happen??? We need 350ppm and we need it urgently, for the sake of the beautiful planet. We must tell the decisions makers that we will support them if they make this big decision.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:03 PM   #3
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A very warm welcome to you Vonbare.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:24 PM   #4
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You Aussies are so ahead of us North Americans in so many ways. Nice to see you joined and can comment from down under. We see these threads and can't really comment much.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the greeting! It's all a bit scary and I do really hope that all the leaders in the 'powerful' countries will make the right decisions.

Fingers crossed for all of us hey!
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:14 AM   #6
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I agree. We're all in this petri dish together and people aren't getting it. Overpopulation is what gets me down. I can't believe we humans keep pumping out kids at the rate we do.
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