Oh, the i.r.o.n.y.
Right-wing Australian politician and climate change waffler Pauline Hanson visited the Great Barrier Reef Friday and declared everything looked fine to her.
In early 2016, sections of the immense 2,300-kilometre (1,430-mile) reef suffered through a global coral bleaching event that especially impacted its northern reaches. Scientists found that unusually warm water temperatures spurred by El Niño and climate change had a devastating effect. But what’s expertise in the face of blind ignorance?
The leader of the One Nation Party took a dip near Queensland’s Great Keppel Island, the ABC reported, more than 1,000 kilometres from the epicentre of the reef’s coral bleaching event at Lizard Island. Read more…