More dioxycarbophobic BS from some “give-us-more-money-we’re-scientists” greenie dipsticks
CORAL reef experts have condemned the federal Coalition’s plan to revoke Australia’s controversial carbon tax.
Professor Terry Hughes, convener of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns today, said coral scientists welcomed the Federal Government’s new tax on carbon pollution.
“There is no scientific support for Australia going backwards in trying to control the carbon footprint,” said Professor Hughes, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
Scientists warn against the limited shelf life of coal exports and the Queensland mining boom.
“Anyone with a brain realises the coal industry will be overtaken by energy-efficient technology in the future,” Prof Hughes said.
“Unfortunately, in Queensland, the rush to get as much fossil fuel out of the ground as quickly as possible before the transition to alternative sources of energy occurs, has pushed environmental concerns far into the background.”
In an unprecedented move, more than 2500 of the world’s top marine researchers today released a signed Consensus Statement on Climate Change and Coral Reef to open the the five-day symposium.
It calls for urgent action to save the world’s reefs from a dire fate under global warming, pollution, overfishing and ocean acidification.