Our treasured Great Barrier Reef is suffering its fourth mass bleaching event in just six years. The underwater heatwaves that cause this result from the burning of fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas.
For coral reefs to survive we must limit global warming to 1.5°C, but we’re already at 1.1°C. Every fraction of a degree counts. We need action now.
Demand that the Morrison government protects the Reef by lifting Australia’s climate ambition:
- 100% renewables by 2030,
- Commit to an emissions reduction target of 75% by 2030,
- Commit to Net Zero by 2035,
- Commit to immediately ending the public funding and subsidies of coal, oil and gas,
- Commit to no further approval of fossil fuel infrastructure; and no new thermal coal, oil or gas projects.
Add your voice to send the Prime Minister these recommendations.
Image credit: Bleached coral at Stanley Reef, Great Barrier Reef. Photo credit: AMCS, Climate Council, Grumpy Turtle. Photographer: Harriet Spark. Taken on March 23, 2022.