One of the great myths perpetrated by green activists is that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat from farming. Jennifer Marohasy has totally deflated the claims which scientists have used to milk money from governments determined to say they are doing good.
In this interview with one of the thickest Environment Ministers ever, Tony Burke, the ABC’s Emma Alberichi totally shreds him for not understanding what is in his own reports, even though she does allow him to prattle on about climate change as being a cause of the reef’s alleged sickness in addition to the agricultural run-off on which the government is spending hundreds of millions. See after 5 minutes 50 seconds and again after 7 minutees 30 seconds.
Of course, in typical ABC style, she seeks to promote the green agenda of no new development that a UN World Heritage report urges upon us, claiming this is a matter for tourist jobs as well as other economic benefits. She also contrasts the urgency with which he implemented the super trawler ban (which was pure pandering to green activists) with his dilatory actions to protect the reef which he says is in danger.
But interestingly she does take him to task and seeks to hold him to account in the light of his previous statements. As always, the ABC will attack from the green left perspective even its pin-ups in the ALP