"a reader lives a thousand lives before he or she dies"
-George R. R. Martin-
Adani is a multinational company that runs ports, mines and power plants. Adani is planning on creating a massive mine in Queensland. The mine is supposedly going to support 10,000 jobs. You may think this will be a great opportunity for the society. In this essay I will convince you why it is a horrible idea and that the mine needs to be stopped! The Great Barrier Reef will be at terrible risk if this mine goes ahead. If the reef is destroyed thousands of jobs will be lost and the traditional owners of the land do not want this project to go ahead.
The Great Barrier Reef is dying already, so we do not need further help trying to kill it. Research shows that if the water keeps on heating up the reef is expected to be extinct by 2050. Is the Australian government really going to risk the chances of destroying the Great Barrier Reef for a heap of coal? The reason the Adani mine will affect the reef is because the Adani mine is located in the Galilee Basin, which is in the centre of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef would have to be broadened to contain the extra traffic. This would release debris into the reef’s water, damaging its environs.
The Great Barrier Reef supports around about 69,000 jobs. Are we really going choose 10,000 jobs over 69,000? It is only really Adani and the government that is saying it will support 10,000 jobs. But George Christensen says that it will really only actually support 1464 jobs. That is a massive difference and the Australian Government still wants to create this destructive mine. If the Adani mine gets built all those jobs will be lost and will lead to much bigger problems.
As I said above the traditional owners of the land do not want this project to go ahead. They fear it will destroy their cultural heritage. This statement is absolutely true. It will destroy their cultural heritage. The land is theirs, it most definitely should not be taken by a coal mine.
Many people say that this mine will be a great opportunity for the Queensland society. But I assure you that destroying the Great Barrier Reef will not be a great idea for the community. As I said before, around about 69,000 people will lose their job if the reef is destroyed.
In conclusion the Great Barrier Reef is already dying and if it dies thousands of jobs will be lost. And finally the traditional owners of the land do not agree with the topic. These reasons are very powerful arguments, so I hope you consider you thoughts on the Adani mine.