Great Barrier Reef bleaching

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Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Post by Evil » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:42 pm

The Great Barrier Reef likely just experienced its most widespread bleaching event on record

By Drew Kann

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has likely experienced its most widespread bleaching event on record, according to a US government scientist who monitors the world's coral reefs.

This marks the third mass bleaching event on the reef in just the last five years.

And scientists say that the rapid warming of the planet due to human emissions of heat-trapping gases are to blame.

On the heels of severe bleaching events in 2016 and 2017 that left half of the coral on the Great Barrier Reef dead, scientists fear this one could be a devastating blow.


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Re: Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Post by Shred » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:47 pm

This is one of the most critical environmental disasters of our age.
The seas absorb massive amounts of CO2, and unfortunately that's turning them acidic and it's killing coral.
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