Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt MP has just approved the dredging and dumping of 3 million cubic metres in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef at Abbot Point.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world.
But it is under threat from the most widespread, rapid and damaging set of industrial developments in Queensland’s history.
The Queensland Government is fast-tracking mega port developments, dredging and dumping of millions of tonnes of seabed and rock, and encouraging a shipping superhighway.
The Australian Government is approving these developments, including the world’s biggest coal port at Abbot Point, 50 km from the Whitsunday Islands.
It’s your Reef, but you’re going to have to fight for it.
It can be hard to be an engineer - the surrounding world has ‘emotions’ that are strange and confusing to you.
These greeting cards are specially designed to interpret your ‘feelings’ and ensure your societal expectations are met appropriately.
My friend Scott challenged me to Photoshop him into some odd photos. I did so. And have been doing it daily, for a month, collecting them in a Tumblr. He doesn’t know. Yet. I think the Interwebs should know before he does - makes the impact extra special.
Tumblr is ruining the Interwebs.