By Andrew Bolt ~
Mick in the Hills has a useful suggestion:
Another idea for that 50% of the Great Barrier Reef coral that’s already gone, presumably dead – mine it and burn it down to make cement.
Recycling that must get Greens support?
The Cairns Post notes that local tourism operators have had enough of green scaremongering about their reef:
The Greens Party of Australia Leader Richard Di Natale and Greens Party Senator Larissa Waters are expected to be in Cairns today to inspect coral bleaching with scientists and local tourism operators.
Several major operators, however, have refused the party’s request to ferry the senators and their entourage offshore to observe bleached coral, fearing the “publicity stunt” could damage their industry.
The operators have been battling a global perception that the Reef is dying from the current widespread bleaching event.
Bleaching, however, does not always result in coral mortality, with some reefs already showing signs of recovery.
Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association president Daniel McCarthy said he and other operators were taking a stand against the Greens’ exaggerated claims about the extent of the natural phenomenon…
“It’s quite obvious to me that they want a very negative story to ramp up their argument about coal mining, and are quite willing to sacrifice the reputation and thousands of jobs that rely on the health of the Great Barrier Reef to push another agenda.”
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.