In the early days of the Great Barrier Reef’s collapse, the Government spent more than $50 million on a massive dredging program, which eventually dredged nearly a third of the reef.
In an attempt to protect it from being damaged by climate change, the government has decided to start again, using the same techniques that have been employed in the past to protect the Great Sea and the Coral Sea.
But as we have seen with the Great Dredging Project, the program will only protect a small portion of the coral and will only have a temporary impact.
That is because the reef is too fragile to be protected and will recover as the ocean heats up.
If we want to save it, we need to get rid of the idea that we can just “fix” the environment and the natural resources we depend on.