The tourism industry has raised questions about the reliability of the survey, saying scientists had previously made exaggerated claims about mortality rates and bleaching. But the researchers are saying that the consecutive years of severe bleaching will have a deleterious effect of this major environmental wonder that it may not recover from.
In today’s world of environmental awareness, is this a case of fake news, alarmist reporting or just greedy corporations or lethargic governments practising environmental ignorance? Should governments be blamed for this? Should industry be blamed? Society? What could the constant hem and haw surrounding environmental protection lead to? What should be done now?