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Tue Sep 4, 2018, 08:54 AM

Saving Coral

As ecological catastrophes go, it’s hard to find anything more bleak or depressing than the coral reef bleaching crisis. We’ve known for 30 years that climate change leads to the death of entire coral reef ecosystems, and yet we’ve done almost nothing to save them.

Fully 16 per cent of the world’s tropical reefs died in 1998, and 2016 was even worse: 70 per cent of the world’s reefs were damaged, some irreparably. Fully 30 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef turned into barren wastelands that year – climbing to 50 per cent of Australia’s crown jewel by the next summer.

So far we’ve lost half the world’s reefs, and one of the biggest threats – climate change – shows no sign of abating. Scientists say if we do nothing, 90 per cent of the world’s tropical reefs will be gone by 2050, along with all the fish, wildlife and humans that depend on them.

“The most shocking thing about watching this crisis unfold was having to hear people say again and again that if we just put big boundaries around the world’s reefs - enclosing them in national parks, marine protected areas and ‘no-take’ areas - they would be fine,” says Dr Ruth Gates, Director of the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology.

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Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:04 AM

1. This is very troubling.

I heard of this years ago and it’s tragic.

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Tue Sep 4, 2018, 09:49 AM

2. DOOM FUCKING DOOM

http://www.newsofinterest.tv/global_warming/effects/extinction/coral_reefs.php
A Reexamination of Climate Change Issues
Coral Reefs are Not Endangered Due to Global Warming

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090423100817.htm
Spectacular Recovery From Coral Bleaching At Great Barrier Reef Marine Park In Australia

https://www.dw.com/en/great-barrier-reef-reports-of-my-death-are-greatly-exaggerated/a-36069219
Great Barrier Reef: 'Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated'

https://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-reef-discovered-off-australia-s-southern-coast-rivals-the-great-barrier-reef
New Reef Discovered Off Australia's South Coast Rivals The Great Barrier Reef

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