Cut emissions or lose the Great Barrier Reef

A group of climate activists visited Fitzroy Island this weekend to highlight the need for urgent action on climate change to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

The group staged an underwater action on Sunday 5th to draw attention to the predicted climate change impacts on the Great Barrier Reef and the need to stabilise atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations at or below 350 parts per million.

The action coincided with the international climate negotiations underway in Cancun, Mexico where leaders from around the world are gathered together with the aim of reaching agreement on emission reduction targets.

The Cairns Climate Action Network took the opportunity at this critical time to send the message loud and clear to the international leaders in Cancun: Act now or lose the Great Barrier Reef.

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