GREAT BARRIER REEF
// Outlook Report 2014
Impacts on social values continued
Trend since 2009 Low impact
Current and predicted future impacts are likely to significantly affect the Region’s social values. Concern about serious effects on the Region’s social values within next 20–50 years.
Grading statements Very low impact High impact
Some minor impacts have already been observed and there is concern that, based on accepted predictions, there will be significant but localised impacts on the Region’s social values.
Increasing Stable Decreasing No consistent trend
Few or no impacts have been observed and accepted predictions indicate that future impacts on the Region’s social values are likely to be minor.
Very high impact
Current and predicted future impacts are likely to irreversibly destroy much of the Region’s social values. Widespread and serious effects on the Region’s social values likely within next 10–20 years.
Increased Stable Decreased No consistent trend
Adequate high-quality evidence and high level of consensus Limited evidence or limited consensus Inferred, very limited evidence
6.7.5 Overall summary of factors influencing the Region’s values