Is there actually any point in keeping the Great Barrier Reef other than sentimentality and tourism?
As someone studying Marine Biology, hoping to study and conserve the GBR, you are a fucking idiot. Good day.
Is there any point keeping other species alive? You know, the world’s largest coral reef and super-organism that has taken 25 million years to form? One that has influenced scientific studies, tourism and natural wonder in Australia; one that can do so for countless of generations? One of the most diverse of all ecosystems, with organisms who have a right to live on here just as much as YOU? Is there a point in dealing with the ramifications of a destroyed coastal ecosystem? Is there any point in destroying more life, more biodiversity, more of the environment, just for financial and economic gain? Is there any point with the mentality that humans can destroy whatever they want, for whatever they want, and think that we won’t be affected? Is there any point if a species came along and decided to KILL YOU, your home, everyone and everything around you, for no real reason, maybe apart from money?
Yes, there’s a point. The point is trying to get humans to realise that we are not some perfect, superior species that can just do whatever the fuck we please with the planet. The very planet that supports us, let’s us live, grow, evolve and survive. No. Let’s follow the hivemind that money is what is most important now. Let’s just casually start destroying the GBR and everything else on the planet, until we ultimately destroy ourselves.