Jan. 29, 2022

Quick Climate Links: Reef plan is a 'Band-Aid on a broken leg'

Quick Climate Links: Reef plan is a 'Band-Aid on a broken leg'

Associate Professor Jodie Rummer (pictured) is one of those who have criticised the Australian Federal Government's intention to spend $1 billion on protecting The Great Barrier Reef.

The researcher in Marine Biology and James Cook University said in a Melbourne Age story - "‘Band-Aid on a broken leg’: Experts say Great Barrier Reef plan won’t save it" - "Yet, we are barrelling toward warming of more than 2 degrees, which will be fatal for coral reefs and the organisms – including the humans – that depend on them. We need to do more, faster, to cut emissions this decade.”

Other Quick Climate Links for today are:

"Skyrocketing energy bills to hit £1,900 from April";

"$1b plan to save Great Barrier Reef will fail without climate change action, expert says";

"Live Updates: Thousands of Flights Canceled as Storm Barrels Up East Coast";

"Court Revokes Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change";

"Climate Change in the Geological Record";

"No silver bullet train for Auckland emissions";

"Great Barrier Reef on verge of another mass bleaching after highest temperatures on record";

"The Joe Rogan v Neil Young furore reveals Spotify’s new priority: naked capitalism";

"Environmental and mental health progress go hand-in-hand";

"Third-costliest year on record for weather disasters in 2021: $343 billion in damages";

"2020 a COVID-year of major energy industry job losses";

"West accused of ‘climate hypocrisy’ as emissions dwarf those of poor countries";

"America’s hottest city is nearly unlivable in summer. Can cooling technologies save it?";

"Living near fracking sites raises risk of premature death for elderly, US study finds".

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