The Great Barrier Reef has been witnessing the rising problems of the carbon emissions and coral bleaching since decades. Everyone was now expecting something good to come from the frontiers of the Great Barrier Reef. However, we are again at the stage to hear something worst about it.
The Great Barrier Reef is expected to undergo a bulldozing od approximately two thousand hectares of the forest stretch. It is assumed that if such a massive bulldozing takes place, it will increase the soil pollution in the Reef.
A draft has been framed by the Department of Environment and Energy. It recommends the forest clearing at the northern Queensland Kingvale Station. The report has been highlighted by the Sydney Morning Herald.
It was in 2014 that the prospective clearing was given a first clean chit. The purpose to authorize the prospective clearance was to make space for cropping and other related activities.
The matter of the forest clearance will be looked upon by the Josh Frydenberg. Josh Frydenberg is the Environment Minister. If the issue receives his approval, then the forest stretch of nearly two thousand hectares will be cleared off. This forest cover stretches right next to the Great Barrier Reef. It would ultimately give rise to the soil pollution in the Reef.
An Insight into the health status of the Great Barrier Reef:
When we talk about the health of the Great Barrie Reef, it seems the Reef has become unhealthy. The major contributor to the health hazards being the global warming. It is an adverse effect of the global warming that has pushed the temperatures of the Reef about 0.68 Celsius. It further sent on open application to the two major bleaching events. The Great Barrier Reef suffered the wrath of the coral bleaching for consecutive two years.
The Great Barrier Reef, in addition to the heat and light problem, faces the scarcity of sunlight. The vital respiration process gets conked off due to the deficient supply of sunlight.
The Federal Government announced financial assistance of AU$500 million, to improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef.