Environmental Issues Of The Great Barrier Reef

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One environmental issues posted on the Facebook group on Ecologically Conscious Social is climate change’s effect impacts on the Great Barrier Reef where is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The Great Barrier Reef is located in Queensland, state of Australia.

A concern raised by a group of environmentalists over a threat to the Great Barrier Reef is carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that emit from the burning of coal. The federation government environment minister, Mr. Greg Hunt approved a 16.5 billion dollar project to Indian mining company so called Adani mining company. According to Queensland premier and the Adani mining company, claimed that the investment of coal mine extraction would create 10,000 jobs for local residents and inject 22 billion dollars for the Queensland state’s economy.

Accordingly, environmental conservation groups estimated that the amount of CO2 emissions is around 130 million tonnes per year and this amount is accounted for about 25 percent of the total emissions of Australia. Furthermore, environmentalists suggested that emissions from burning of coal and coal mine processing are substantially contributing to the increase of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere that results in the global warming. Importantly, the effects of climate change will have a great significance of impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.

Consequently, there are two important factors that contribute to the ignorance of the Great Barrier Reef ‘s impacts. First, Mr. Hunt’s
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