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Secret plot to declare the Great Barrier Reef as ecologically 'in danger' - by The Australian.

In addition to our environmental coverage elsewhere, the Great Barrier Reef is also the subject of geo-political tensions between Australia and China as to its current ecological state. The 21-nation World Heritage Committee under the chairmanship of China's Vice-Minister for Education, Tian Xuejan, has declared the reef officially 'in danger' providing a direct threat to Australia's economy in lost jobs and revenues.

The Australian government has told the committee that while climate change is a clear threat to the reef, they are doing more to ­improve its long-term health than ever before.

The full article can be read in the enclosed article with a link to a Sky News interview with author and physicist Peter Ridd beneath it.

Article for The Australian - Secret Chin
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