According to Justin Marshall, director of CoralWatch at Australia's University of Queensland.
Climate-Related Death of Coral Around World Alarms Scientists. (The New York Times, 4/9/2016)
Time to wake up. Coral reefs are the crucial incubators of the ocean’s ecosystem, providing food and shelter to a quarter of all marine species, and they support fish stocks that feed more than one billion people. They are made up of millions of tiny animals, called polyps, that form symbiotic relationships with algae, which in turn capture sunlight and carbon dioxide to make sugars that feed the polyps.
An estimated 30 million small-scale fishermen and women depend on reefs for their livelihoods, more than one million in the Philippines alone. In Indonesia, fish supported by the reefs provide the primary source of protein.
Not what scientists are finding today.
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Climate change, rising sea level threaten Kennedy Space Center launch site. (4/6/2016)
The Marshall Islands and climate change: "We're talking about something that's happening NOW" . (12/2/2015)
Picture this: The hottest August on record globally. (10/6/2015)
Record global heat continues. (5/8/2015)
Is it any surprise that the education-bashing Scott Walker appears to be the favorite among Iowa climate change deniers. (5/7/2015)
2014 is the warmest year. (1/18/2015)
‘I’m Not A Scientist’: A Complete Guide To Politicians Who Plead Ignorance On Climate Change. (Think Progress, 10/3/2014)
Climate change/ocean acidification: Washington's conservative legislators fiddle while the state's baby oysters die by the billions. (8/4/2014)
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The rising sea levels of Bangladesh. (3/30/2014)
Cold enough for you? (3/9/2014)
Meteors, glaciers, and climate change. (1/14/2014)
Florida's vulnerable coastline. (11/12/2013)
Climate change deniers continue to jump on the Daily Mail crazy train (or Oops! they did it again). (9/25/2013)
Climate change, as a matter of fact. (8/31/2013)
Georgia's anti-science climate denier caucus. (7/31/2013)