31 March 2016

New coal export projects are being pushed through in Australia as the Great Barrier Reef suffers its worst ever bleaching.

webisteAustralia’s Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst coral bleaching in recorded history. The vivid kaleidoscopic colours that have mesmerized divers for generations – the purples, blues, indigos, lime greens, tan oranges and yellows – have been turning a depressing dull grey and white.

“It’s saddening but we had come to expect this”, Professor John Pandolfi of the University of Queensland told me via skype from his Brisbane home.

For rest of the interview please follow following links:

  Online version: http://fm4.orf.at/stories/1768938/

  On-air version http://fm4.orf.at/player/20160331/RC