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60 Minutes Australia: Great Barrier Grief (2017)

The Great Barrier Reef has always been Australia’s great treasure. It’s not just beautiful, it’s also bountiful, and worth billions of dollars in tourism revenue. But now the largest living structure on the planet is becoming the largest dying structure. Vast amounts of coral are being killed off by rising ocean temperatures. One scientist, Dr Charlie Veron, has been warning of this looming catastrophe for years, but few have listened. However, as Tom Steinfort reports, now that it’s probably too late to do anything about this disaster, the world is finally taking notice.

Reporter: Tom Steinfort
Producer: Nick Greenaway

Post Series: Australia
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