At a time when Australian businesses and families are being mowed down by Covid, Prime Minister Scott Morrison dropped $1 billion to keep the United Nations away from the Great Barrier Reef.

This is just the start of Morrison’s spending spree, with funding for the Reef set to rise to $3 billion in the latest round of campaign promises designed to make inner city liberals swoon (or dive) .

That figure comes on top of multi-billion dollars from Queensland and former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s random $444 million donation that caused an uproar during his final days as leader in 2018. Australia spent on the reef? Who knows, but at this point it’s fair to expect gold-plated fish and diamond-encrusted corals.

When a prime minister is in trouble, he siphons money off the Great Barrier Reef because it’s considered the safest political cause in town. Everyone loves the reef. The schoolboys. The alarm. Work (who promised their own money spree until they were spent by Morrison). Diehard liberal voters. Even China – which continues to buy our paradise islands before concrete everywhere.

Someone else loves the reef too – Unesco. Well, more specifically, they like the idea of ​​wresting control of the reef from Australia or using it as a pawn in an international game of climate blackmail.

The Australian government suspects China has been instrumental – not only in causing the so-called ‘climate change environmental catastrophe’ that led to the potential ‘danger’ listing – but also, as president of the World Heritage Committee, in oversight of the ridiculous recommendation.

Why is a country with over 43% of its rivers so badly polluted that it’s unsuitable for human contact (let alone drinking) grappling with Australia’s pristine marine park? Politics. If Morrison had a few handy vertebrae in his spine, he would have told the climate cult to clean up the marauding communist before pointing the finger at Australia.

After all, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and it is doing just fine under Australian stewardship without the “help” of foreign entities.

It made the Unesco World Heritage List in 1981 with its vast surrounding marine park containing over a thousand islands and atolls. This official classification imposed restrictions and responsibilities on Australia with regard to the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef, with the State of Queensland being the main responsible entity. Considering most of them came down to “not destroying it”, Australia was happy to use the recognition as a major tourism bonus.

The problem with unelected international bureaucracies is that they have nothing better to do than sit down and find ways to micromanage things that don’t belong to them.

In this case, they have added a classification to their World Heritage List called “endangered” which is presented as a threat to nations that misbehave. Unesco and its nest of scientists, researchers and diplomats have launched a climate war against Australia in 2021, demanding that the Great Barrier Reef have its classification changed to “endangered”. The recommendation had nothing to do with Australia’s exemplary custodial record, but rather admits it is the first instance of ‘global warming’ jeopardizing the status of a heritage site global.

“Facts are facts and science is science. The committee supported the science but did not support the ‘endangered’ list,” said Dr Fanny Douvere, head of Unesco’s marine programme. It was a finding followed by vague threats from other members to keep up the pressure next year.

These threats cause taxpayers’ money to be waved at climate crooks until they shut up again.

Part of the Prime Minister’s campaign to save the reef from Unesco’s ‘climate change’ scare campaign included – of course – flying more than a dozen global ambassadors from Canberra to Cairns for a snorkeling trip while Australia’s Environment Minister flew to Europe on an RAAF jet to visit Budapest, Paris, Oman, the Maldives, Madrid and Sarajevo.

Is this strange behavior for a group of people who keep saying that air travel is literally destroying the reefs of the world? Of course not. Climate change only happens when peasants fly cattle class.

The billion dollar outlay is not surprising news given that Morrison’s announcement came ahead of the February 2022 deadline for Australia’s reef progress report. Instead of telling Unesco to go jump in the ocean, Scott Morrison drafted an extension to the already expensive Reef 2050 plan.

“We support the health of the reef and the economic future of Queensland tourism operators, hotel providers and communities who are at the heart of the reef economy. It is already the best managed reef in the world and today we are taking our commitment to a new level. The funding will support scientists, farmers and traditional owners, supporting [the] the latest in marine science while building resilience and reducing threats to our oceans from pollution and predators such as the crown-of-thorns starfish.

The Prime Minister ignored the fact that this whole project was concocted under duress.

Albanese doesn’t want Australia on the list either.

“That’s what we’re determined to do: make sure he never makes it to that list.” The way to do that is to take the big steps we will take in joining the world in climate politics, once again, without being a pariah sitting in the nasty corner with Saudi Arabia, Brazil and a few other countries .

If the United Nations wants to help Australia, it could always punish China, Japan and other European nations that sail around Australia, fishing and hunting its rich waters after draining theirs. They might even kindly ask North Korea to keep their misdirected missiles away from the reef.

The only person disappointed by the decision to save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the clutches of the UN is New South Wales Treasurer Matt Kean, who sadly tweeted in July last year: “Lobbying politics doesn’t change science #greatbarrierreef”. Poor thing. Maybe it’s because he wasn’t included in the prime minister’s ‘tuba diplomacy’?

It’s an indictment against the UN that it’s not enough that Australians are the best environmental stewards in the world – we have to bribe the international green mafia every year. Why don’t they turn their attention to China and ask Xi Jinping why he has terraformed over a dozen paradise islands in the South China Sea into weapon bases…? What about the spread of toxic rare earth mines digging open national parks in the third world?

How long will Australian politicians let the UN run domestic politics and when will there be an inquiry into the use of ‘climate change’ to steal billions of public money every year?

Environmental extortion is not a sustainable future.