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Climate Change #1 Threat to Australia’s Natural Wonders

A new report has found climate change is the single greatest threat to the planet’s natural wonders, with the outlook for the Great Barrier Reef changing from “significant concern” to “critical” - the most urgent status.


Five of Australia’s natural icons, including The Reef, Blue Mountains, and Gondwana world heritage areas have alarmingly been singled out in a new international report from the Unesco world heritage advisory body, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

“This is yet another warning sign. Climate change is the number one threat to the unique places and wildlife that we as Australian’s cherish,” said Chief Councillor and climate scientist Professor Tim Flannery.