Great Barrier Reef’s Coral Crisis

In less than three decades, the Great Barrier Reef, considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, has lost half of its coral cover. Experts attribute the losses largely to tropical cyclones and outbreaks of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfishCoral bleachingdue to ocean warming also played a role, though a relatively minor one. Given some time, damaged reefs can generally recover, but current intervals between these disturbances are too brief to allow for meaningful recovery, resulting in long-term losses. More… Discuss

If the coral could talk, or sing, i  guess this is how it would sound like:

4 responses to “GREAT BARRIER REEF’S CORAL CRISIS; The Beatles – Help

  1. I also think the Maldives allowed the BBC to show the problems because they are getting aware that by loosing all the beauty of the coral and white beaches, they shall loose the tourists and a good source of income. (Loosing the money is worrying them more than directly taking care of precautionary measures.)


  2. On the Flemish State Channel Canvas, on the 1st of October a documentary of the BBC with Simon Reeve showed how the Maldives, known as an unspoilt, paradise island destination for upmarket tourists, plays with nature and its future. It has literally destroyed one beautiful coral reef island to build up all the rubbish of tourists. We could see how oil was leaking into the soil. Simon Reeve told us of the toxic smell and was surprised that the country did allow him and his viewers to see this huge island waste dump. For him, and I think too, this shows that the country itself is aware of the great toxic problem and that they would love to hear some answers. Strange enough nobody yet came up with the idea of sorting out the debris and to do a selective collection of garbage.
    The Maldives’ government told the BBC they were looking at ways to tackle their waste problem.

    The restoration project for the reef seems to work a bit but as long as the global warming cannot get cold to come to an end it seems to me banging one’s head against a brick wall. We do have to get to a public social awareness that we have to be more careful with nature and people have to stop the squandering of natural goods.

    Please do have a look at: ‘Apocalyptic’ island of waste in the Maldives >


    • It’s not so much the Maldives, I think, but the power of money, over everything, including the sanctity of nature: In the end we, all loose, Humans first! Thanks for the link to the BBC video and you comments!


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