Every five years, the Australian government produces a very expensive piece of propaganda explaining that the Great Barrier Reef is just a few years away from death and destruction. The latest report is even more dire, saying climate change is the greatest threat to the reef and all its inhabitants.
Professor Peter Ridd, an expert on the Great Barrier Reef and climate change, and his university tried to silence him. He raised money from the crowd and sued his university for his right to free speech. Watch this important talk by Peter Ridd:
He was charged with 17 violations of university policy. He went to court and won: all 17 charges were dismissed.