Last night I went to a screening of Chasing Coral, an award winning film that documents the destruction of coral reefs around the world caused by global warming. Like the other 400 people in the room, I left the event convinced that we must act now, or we will lose an entire ecosystem during our lifetime.
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate and Emmy-winning filmmaker, Jeff Orlowski, and his team follow a group divers, photographers and scientists on an adventure to discover why. The film documents a global coral bleaching event and the impacts of climate change on the world's coral reefs.
Chasing Coral will change how your feel about climate change and its devastating impact on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. in 2016, we lost 29% of the Great Barrier Reef to coral bleaching. So far in 2017 we have lost another 19%.
Our Great Barrier Reef is in crisis and it needs your help! Continued rising sea temperatures caused by global warming will damage the reef beyond recovery. We must act now to stop investment in new fossil fuel projects. We must channel investment funds into clean and renewable energy and stop the ever increasing levels of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
How can your help? First, watch Chasing Coral on Netflix and spread the message. Then, divest your superannuation fund and other investments from fossil fuels. This is an easy step with no financial downside, but a tremendous upside for our environment and future generations.
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