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 Green slime is killing the Barrier Reef!

11.06.19. Green activists are killing tourism on the Barrier Reef. This is the best news I’ve heard since stupid people started to believe in the fake news, the bullshit and the outright lies promugated by Green activists. Of course their wildest dreams have come true—a victory for the morons of the same ilk as activist vegans ruining people’s lives. The tourism business relying on Reef traffic are in strife—operators will fail. Cathay Pacific will drop its direct flights from Hong Kong to Cairns from October. Businesses must fight for their survival and go for the Green’s jugular because the Labor government in Queensland won’t. Find a party other than Labor and get them on side.
Claims by environmental groups that the Great Barrier Reef is dying have pushed the north Queensland tourism industry to the point of “near recession”, with visitor numbers slumping amid negative perceptions of the natural wonder.
Source: News Corp
Green activists killing tourism on the Great Barrier Reef
Operators are reporting large falls in reef cruise bookings by local and international tourists, while Cathay Pacific recently ­announced it would drop its direct flights from Hong Kong to Cairns from October — after a quarter of a century servicing the route — because of a lack of demand.
Cairns-based Coral Expeditions, which operates luxury cruise boats, says passenger numbers to the reef dropped 15 per cent in the 12 months to June, following flat numbers the previous year. “There’s definitely a Queensland-wide downtown in reef tourism and it’s definitely affected by the perception of the reef health,” said Coral Expeditions commercial ­director Jeff Gillies.
Former Cairns mayor Kevin Byrne said the region’s tourism ­industry was in dire shape. “We now have a monumental task to get people to come to the Great Barrier Reef,” he said. “As a living organism it is in wonderful shape and people need to be proud enough to stand up and say it.
“Our tourism industry here is pretty well static, if not in ­recession.”
Campaigns by environmental groups, claiming the reef has lost about 50 per cent of its coral over the past 30 years, have increas­ingly been the subject of world headlines in recent months. A UBS report shows Australia is ­especially losing favour with the Chinese, slipping from the second most popular destination in April last year to the fourth most popular six months later.
The website of The Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, a conservation group, states that climate change is the reef’s biggest threat, “causing rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification and extreme weather events”.
“The sequential mass coral bleaching we are witnessing on the Great Barrier Reef is the literal effect of climate change,” it says.
The group’s chief executive, Andy Ridley, agrees there is a problem with the perception that the reef is dead. “The situation is not black and white,” he said. “Some parts of the reef are extraordinary; other parts are affected. It’s clearly a nuanced situation. The perception is the reef is dead, which it isn’t.
“I can understand from a tourism perspective that is bad for business, but from a conservation perspective it’s equally terrible. It’s a terrifying idea that the world would give up on one of the planet’s greatest natural icons.”
Mr Byrne said the push by ­environmental activists to use the reef as an example of climate change devastation — as well as the inability of tourism organisations to take on the issue of branding Cairns as the gateway to the reef — had hurt the industry.
“For years people have sat by and watched the Great Barrier Reef being used as a proxy for climate change and climate change devastation,” he said. “The fact is the Great Barrier Reef from time to time has issues with coral bleaching, as would any structure 2200km long. What the Great Barrier Reef is undergoing is similar to Adani: it is being used as a proxy for the ­climate wars ­debate.”
Mr Byrne called for tourism ­industry figures and political leaders to stand “shoulder to shoulder” to “promote the reef as a world icon and send the message that it is not in the bad state everyone thinks it is in”.
The drop-off in visitor numbers suggests the negative perception of the reef’s health is in danger of becoming entrenched — especially given the high profile of some of those who believe it is dying. Five years ago, on a visit to Queensland, then US president Barack Obama warned that the “incredible natural glory” of the Great Barrier Reef was threatened by global warming.
In 2017, former US vice-president turned climate activist Al Gore said there “was a choice ­between the Adani mine and the Great Barrier Reef”. And last week, on another trip to Queensland, Mr Gore urged Australian governments to swap “dinosaur projects of the past” for renewables, in what was a thinly veiled swipe at those backing Adani. Renowned environmentalist David ­Attenborough has also ­expressed alarm about the reef’s health.
Mr Gillies said it was essential the federal government intervene to address the way the reef was being marketed overseas.
A spokesman for Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the launch of an advertising campaign last month was intended to turn the tourism industry’s fortunes around.
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  • Thunder 11/06/2019, 6:43 am

    Of course the Lunatic Greens and their followers don’t want visitors to the Barrier Reef.
    They don’t want the ignorant public to see the truth that the Reef is very healthy and there is nothing to worry about……..

    ……..except the frigging Greens and Fw’s like Obongo and Gore etc.

  • Lorraine 11/06/2019, 8:44 am

    There is nothing good about the Greens, they have ruined all they purport to value. The Greens are responsible for our Power out put and our water storage, they and the activists have droned on and on about coal, and have stopped dams being built. The Greens are responsible in a big way to the huge fires we have had in areas where scrub and under growth has not been cleared. Are we surprised that the negative is noticed over seas, who wants to part with money to see a GBR in decline. Turnbull’s $444 Million was never needed , but has added to the perceptions its in peril

    • Aktosplatz 11/06/2019, 11:15 am

      And yet people still vote for the Greens, something I really cannot understand.

      • Biking Voter 11/06/2019, 3:54 pm

        It’s a disease Akto, it’s not something they control and once infected it is very difficult to cure.

  • JK. 11/06/2019, 9:25 am

    It’s a pity we cant take a leaf out of China’s play book and have a few re-education camps for the bloody idiot greens, as common sense doesn’t seem to work too well with them and pollititians.

    • Biking Voter 11/06/2019, 3:56 pm

      Why not send the Greens to China, saves us having to build re-education camps.

  • Albert 11/06/2019, 9:25 am

    When I look back over the past 30 or so years the thing that slaps me right in the eye is the untold damage that the Greens have been allowed to do and get away with because there is a section of the population that believed in their lunacy and governments too weak to do anything about them.

  • Bushkid 11/06/2019, 10:31 am

    Mongrel greens – and the ALP who pander to them for votes – cause so much harm to people, the economy, the defenceless and even to the “viroment” they purport to cherish and want to protect.

    I’ll maybe begin to give them a moments passing consideration when they admit to the harm caused by wind turbines and solar panel arrays, for example, and the death and destruction these involve via mining and processing raw materials, destruction of landscape for their siting and access roads, additional transmission lines and transformers and regulation gear to make the electricity generated compatible with the grid, and the dreadful death toll of birds, bats and insects. Care about the “vironmen”? No, they don’t!

    I have more respect for pond scum than I have for “greens”.

  • DT 11/06/2019, 3:23 pm

    All fixed with $444 million of taxpayer’s monies gifted to a private organisation to keep watch over the GBR.

    • Neville 12/06/2019, 1:27 am

      Not exactly the Greens themselves, but still, I get your point; done by the Turdball, a well-known and particularly enthusiastic member of the lefty-greeny-Liebor blob.

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