Europe, the US, Japan, China, and India (not to mention Australia), none of them have indicated any attempts to arrest global warming within the next twenty years. At best, they talk about reducing CO2 and other ghg emissions on a 40 or 50 year timescale. Looks like the Great Barrier Reef fat lady is going to sing.
Reef gone in 20 years if warming continues
Leigh Dayton, Science writer, The Australian
April 07, 2007
THE Great Barrier Reef – one of the natural wonders of the world – could be gone in 20 years unless global warming was slowed, scientists warned last night.