Great Barrier Reef obituary

The Guardian has published on its website an obituary for the Great Barrier Reef that traces the history of the reef from its creation, through its initial discovery by Europeans in the 18th century, to its reinvention as a tourist site and now a dumping ground for Australia’s mining industry, and finally its impeding demise due to climate change. It is a beautiful and terrible account of the impact of human activity on one of the most amazing and significant ecological formations on earth. Great Barrier Reef Obituary

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