Death to Coral Reefs? We Say No!

Death to Coral Reefs? We Say No!

In the article Shed a Tear for the Reefs we learn that the Great Barrier Reef is dying quicker than ever. The cause, none other than Global Warming. The loss of the coral reefs, especially the Great Barrier Reef, is a huge tragedy. Many people go to them to sight see and the reefs serve an even larger purpose in the ocean. Even though the reefs only cover 0.2 percent of the ocean, they are an alarm system, because they are the first part of the ocean to die. The continuous heating from El NiƱo and the heating from climate change have started bleaching the reefs, meaning they are close to death. According to research and many theories, the return of cold water could rejuvenate the coral reefs, but to do that we have to put a stop to Climate Change. Even with pieces of reefs close to beyond saving, there is still hope. There may only be one way to stop this, and that is to follow the 2015 Paris Agreement to fight climate change and stop the heating of the ocean.

If we stopped heating oceans, parts of the great reef  off Australia’s north coast and other spectacular coral reefs around the world could still recover.(Editorial Board of New York Times)
  • The death of the coral reefs is a tragedy on many levels


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