Apr 162014
 
View from 3 Palm Island, Palau

There’s been a lot in the news lately which pertains to reefs and climate change, so here are a few links for anyone who has seen The Last Reef and wonders if anything has changed since the film was released (short answer, not a lot)…

The UK Guardian has an in depth look at the Great Barrier Reef, and the multiple threats to its survival, which include contamination from new deep water harbours and construction. Seems the Australian government isn’t prioritising one of it’s nations treasures. It’s a really in depth, multimedia experience, and the title says it all: ‘The Great Barrier Reef: An Obituary

Also in the Guardian, and mentioned because Bikini features in the prologue to The Last Reef, an article about the islands 6o years after the nuclear tests.

In the US, celebrities are getting serious about climate change and lending their support to a new Showtime series, Years of Living Dangerously.

 

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has recently met in Berlin and just released it’s latest assessments, you can see the (mostly) grim news in New Scientist’s special guide.

 April 16, 2014
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