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Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report after government intervention - The Guardian

The Great Barrier Reef is in the midst of its worst crisis in recorded history. Unusually warm water has caused 93% of the reefs along the 2,300km site to experience bleaching. Photograph: XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AFP/Getty Images. Every reference to ...and more »

Revealed: report for Unesco on the Great Barrier Reef that Australia didn't want world to see - The Guardian

A draft report for Unesco on the Great Barrier Reef warned: 'Half of its coral cover has been lost over the last three decades.' Photograph: Andrew Watson/Getty Images. This description of the Great Barrier Reef, obtained by Guardian Australia, was ...and more »

World Heritage and Tourism report shows sites at risk from climate change - UNESCO.org (press release)

Climate change is fast becoming one of the most significant risks for World Heritage sites, according to the report “World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate” released today by UNESCO, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and the ...and more »

Statue of Liberty and Venice among sites at risk from climate change, says UN - The Guardian

Neolithic Orkney, the Statue of Liberty, the Galapagos Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Venice and Stonehenge are among the sites at risk. Composite: Various. Climate change now poses the single biggest threat to the world's most famous heritage sites ...and more »

Great Barrier Reef: UN report lead author 'shocked' all Australian references removed - The Guardian

The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. The ACF's scorecard comes a day after Labor promised to invest $500m to boost scientific monitoring and management of the reef over five years. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters. The lead author of a major UN report ...and more »

UNESCO Report Details How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites - Hyperallergic

The Statue of Liberty is a favorite victim of Hollywood's climate change disaster scenarios. Films including The Day After Tomorrow and AI: Artificial Intelligence depict the greened copper monument destroyed by tsunamis and submerged by rising sea ...and more »

Great Barrier Reef axed from UN climate change report after Australian government intervention - Telegraph.co.uk

Australian references were scrubbed from an Unesco report on climate change and world heritage sites after the country's government intervened, objecting that the information could harm tourism, it has been reported. The World Heritage and Tourism in a ...and more »

Report Warns of Climate Change Disasters That Rival Hollywood's - New York Times

Stonehenge eroding under the forces of extreme weather. Venice slowly collapsing into its canals. The Statue of Liberty gradually flooding. Images like these, familiar from Hollywood climate-catastrophe thrillers, were evoked by a joint report ...and more »

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate (2016) - Union of Concerned Scientists

The impacts of global warming are likely to rapidly and permanently change some of the most important places in the world. Download. Full report. Climate change is fast becoming one of the most significant risks for World Heritage sites across the ...and more »

Climate change, tourism and the Great Barrier Reef: what we know - The Conversation AU

Perception is everything when it comes to Great Barrier Reef tourism. Reef image from www.shutterstock.com. Climate change, tourism and the Great Barrier Reef: what we know. May 27, 2016 2.26am EDT. Allison Anderson. Author. Allison Anderson. Lecturer ...and more »