Warmists hijacking the Great Barrier Reef for big bucks

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has become a money magnet for those with green political agendas. The climax of this green racket was the sudden dumping of $444 million by the Australian government into a small foundation controlled by big businesses and groups committed to one side of the man-made global warming debate.  This gigantic green gift is designed to polish the green electoral credentials of the embattled Turnbull government but has prompted an inquiry by the Australian Senate.  (A couple of days later, P.M. Turnbull announced $180 million for drought relief.) Naturally, the Australian Labor Party Opposition wants the money returned so it can re-use it to buy green votes for its members when they take power. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation (whose Brisbane office is far from the Reef) has a huge board whose members have current or past ties to Commonwealth Bank, BHP, Esso, the University of Queensland, Boeing, Qantas, Shell, Rio Tinto,...(Read Full Post)