Colours of the Rainbow
Over the past couple of days Brisbane has hosted the Rainbow Warrior.
Promoting Greenpeace’s “Save the Reef” campaign the vessel was berthed at our Cruise Terminal on the Brisbane River, and for a short while was open for public viewing.
You may be wondering why its necessary for Greenpeace to run a campaign in 2013, aimed at saving the Great Barrier Reef.
I can only say that over the past few years our State and Federal politicians have ‘entertained’ us with their antics, so much so that serious issues such as the health of the Barrier Reef hardly get a look in. It takes an outsider with a high profile such as Greenpeace to put these issues back on the agenda.
Why in 2013 ….. well you won’t be surprised to know, its election year. Make enough noise and the pollies may just get the message.
PS. “In 2012, the UN World Heritage Committee sent a delegation to Australia to investigate threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Its report was scathing, noting that the unprecedented scale of development in the World Heritage Area poses serious concerns over its long-term conservation”. Greenpeace
For more on the Greenpeace campaign Save the Reef.