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The Heart of Australia is dying!

Our beautiful Great Barrier Reef is dying and we are doing nothing about it.

The heart of Australia is dying and we are doing nothing about it! Over the event of the terrible belching: our reef is losing its beautiful colour. Over two-thirds of the reef has died already from us, because of global warming and our extreme summers the temperature damages the tissue inside of the coral which makes it turn white. We could be very lucky and maybe during the winter with the temperature drop, we could maybe get our reef back, or it might die during this time. The website conversation says that “they had been doing a survey since 1998, then 2002 then again in 2016 and they said that last year’s survey had been record breaking survey with records lows on the reef”.

What can we do? People say that it would take a miracle for our reef to be the same again. Yes it would take a while and there is some things we can’t change like global warming or our very hot summers, but there is some things we can do. We can stop oil spills, coral belching, touching the reef, plastic, other harmful chemicals going into our ocean and pollution. These things aren’t hard to change in our lifestyle so why can’t we? The Great Barrier Reef is in all hearts you just have to try and find it and start to care.

Our reef is too amazing to let go. If you haven’t seen the wonderful reef yet you need to go and lose yourself to the colours, coral and vibrant fish. Not only do these reefs make our hearts complete but they actually protect us, according to the website of Importance of Coral Reefs “the reef protects our coastlines from wave actions and tropical storms”. The reefs home and shelter for marine life, provides food and nutrients for the animals and helps in carbon and nitrogen fixing. Not only is the reef helpful with environmental impacts but is very important to our economy, making 1.5 billion dollars every year, from fishing and tourism. Australia is not only in love with the Great Barrier Reef but also needs the Reef because of its tourism every year. Let’s not let our Reef dye in front of our eyes.

The website Great Barrier Reef written by the Queensland Museum is referencing to the protection for our coastlines, waves and topical storms. The website the Conversation written by David Wachenfeld says that since their survey in 1998 the reef has just decreased through the worst years of climate change and peoples actions. People need to wake up and start to realise what is happening around them because sooner than later our beautiful reef will be gone and there will be nothing we can do to change it. So get on board with saving the reef and join us on our mission to save Australia’s heart.

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