Australian Climate Council warns climate change is threatening Australian tourism

    Climate Council released (07-Feb-2018) a report – Icons at Risk: Climate Change Threatening Australian Tourism – cautioning that Australia‘s top five natural tourist attractions – beaches, wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef, wilderness and national parks – could be hit by intensifying climate change, including increased average temperatures, rising sea-levels, coastal flooding, catastrophic coral bleaching and higher incidence of extreme heatwaves. The report cautions that Australia’s iconic beaches, wilderness areas, national parks and the Great Barrier Reef are the most vulnerable hotspots. The Climate Council report also cautions that the country’s unique native wildlife is also at risk. [more – original PR]