Debate over Great Barrier Reef’s decline continues

Debate over Great Barrier Reef’s death continues

Earlier this month, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) of Australia warned that numerous species in the popular reef would struggle to fully recover as it is experiencing an unprecedented mass coral bleaching for the second year in a row.

Most scientists believe that reefs across the globe, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, are dying due to global warming.

However, some coral reef experts and Republicans in particular argue that there is no strong evidence showing that manmade global warming is responsible for reef damages.

A Breitbart article dismissing the damages to the world’s reefs went viral as it challenges the idea that manmade carbon emissions are responsible for the problem.

Written by notorious climate change denier James Delingpole, the article alleges that only people like supporters of Hillary Clinton are blaming manmade carbon emissions for the issue.

The controversial article states, “Is the Great Barrier Reef dying due to climate change caused by man’s selfishness and greed? I’ll lay money that if you asked this question to your kids’ biology teacher or to Bill Nye … Hillary Clinton … you’d get the same answer: Yes.”

Google, the world’s leading search engine, has a responsibility to serve accurate information. Thus, showing such controversial articles at the top of its search page is far from that.

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