– Sign the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s petition!
Connected by a shared passion for the ocean and a desire to protect it, Belinda Baggs, Kimi Werner, and Wayne Lynch embarked on a sailing journey along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The largest living structure on earth, the reef provides habitats for thousands of species. The reef, however, is under threat. Currently, almost half of its coral has been lost or damaged, most of this in some way attributable to human impact, the biggest single factor being climate change. The three sailors explored the reef and experienced personally how something as vast and wonderful as the Great Barrier Reef can at the same time be entirely vulnerable, realizing as they sailed and swam that time is fast running out to save it.
The petition is designed to ask Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to protect the Great Barrier Reef and stop Adani’s giant coal mine. The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis. Nearly half the corals have died in the last two years due to heat stress caused by global warming. This is a national emergency. But, instead of tackling climate change, the Australian government is pushing through one of the world’s largest coal mines.
The window to save our Reef is closing FAST. We need you!
Sign the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s petition today by going to this site: https://www.patagonia.com.au/pages/reef_beneath