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Almost 20 per cent of North Queensland reefs show coral bleaching

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (14.3.16) on the extent of coral bleaching damage done to the Great Barrier Reef as a result of warming oceans.

‘Increased coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef is proof that climate change is real, according to Queensland Environment Minister Stephen Miles.

‘Dr Miles said while the extent of coral bleaching was not yet as broad as in 1998, 2002 or 2006, it was proof that climate change – along with warming oceans – was real.

‘”Events like this serve as a wake-up call for everyone that climate change is real and affecting us now”.’

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