Global warming leads to raising the temperature of the ocean, damaging oceanic chains and has posed threats to the Great Barrier Reef seriously in Australia. There is a slew of issues in Australian marines related to fewer fishes, vanishing starfish and coral bleaching because of climate change and water pollution. The Australian government has invested millions of funds to rescue the Great Barrier Reef and implemented a protection plan.
The Great Barrier Reef is listed in the World Heritage, which is precious and it is a valuable landscape for tourism, more importantly, it is tough to restore in the future. To prevent reefs not be further destroyed in the future, and these are reasons why we should implement effective actions to protecting the Great Barrier Reefs and other kinds of reefs as soon as possible in Australia.
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My argument is based on the negative potential to the reefs especially the Coral Reef and the Great Barrier Reef. They are influenced by global warming and water contamination. Australian government such as Queensland and federal governments have taken the Reef 2050 Plan and has dealt with problems to some extent. More research is needed to explore how to protect reefs in a more reasonable and sustainable method and I am supposed to write a news commentary.
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The target users will be the public who care about the Great Barrier Reef and who are supposed to know how to protect the reefs without further damage. The groups may be in or outside Australia, and some of them are professionals who want to do more researches about this project, and the rest of them may be environment protectors, policy promulgators or even common traveling lovers who are not willing to see such a beautiful landscape disappear in the future.
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This argument I would like to interview Professor Stefan Williams who has done a research about marine robotics to protect the marine environment and save the Great Barrier Reef, or Larissa Waters from The Greens who cares about the environment in New South Wales.
Social media is popular in most fields, and some experts that they have post numbers of research reports on Twitter, so I can follow them to get much information.
Some sources have been found in The Conversation, statistics websites, Google alert, and documentaries about what the condition of the Great Barrier Reef is, what the Great Barrier Reef is affected of, and what policies and plans have been implemented.
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There are a number of statistics, pictures, relevant websites and documentaries about the Great Barrier Reef.
Furthermore, screenshots may be used by capturing contents from social media. If it is permitted, interviewee’s audio recording may be put in so that can be more reliable.
Moreover, it is possible to contact on social media with users that leave a detailed contact at the end of the news commentary, so that can make deep communications with each other’s ideas.