Over 900 miles of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has experienced severe bleaching, giving it little chance to recover. This is the second year in a row the world’s largest reef has experienced such dramatic destruction. Only the southern region of the reef has been left unscathed.
Bleaching is the loss of algae and happens when coral is exposed to higher than normal temperatures.
“The sooner we take action on global greenhouse gas emissions and transition away from fossil fuels to renewables, the better,” says Prof Terry Hughes, from James Cook University.
Without doubt the most confronting research project I’ve ever done. Please act NOW to save the #GreatBarrierReef from climate change. pic.twitter.com/rVujRxoPeD
— Terry Hughes (@ProfTerryHughes) April 10, 2017
Combating global warming is really the only way to help protect the rest of this coral.
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