Yes, in light of the Australian not coming forward with new money to revive the Great Barrier Reef, the should UN take action because it is critical that something is changed. We cannot let parts of our planet get destroyed. We must continue to work together in order to better our planet.
If Australia has allocated all the funds it can to saving the Great Barrier Reef, then the UN, other organizations, and private businesses and individuals need to step up and provide the funds necessary. The Great Barrier Reef is an asset for the entire world, not just for Australia. There should even be a crowdfunding campaign.
The bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef is something that effects everyone, not just people in Australian. Something needs to be done to save the barrier reef, which is currently dying and keep it from from getting any worse. If we work together we may be able to revitalized the Great Barrier Reef.
The United Nations does not have the job of protecting the environment. The United Nations' main goals are to protect both the relationship among nations and to help out people around the world. While I do agree that the Great Barrier Reef should be saved, it just isn't the job for the United Nations.