[Coral-List] article: Latest bleaching on GBR

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 00:08:13 UTC 2020

Latest bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef underscores global coral crisis.


"But rescue and restoration projects aren't going to save coral reefs on a
global scale. Reefs globally cover an area the size of Wyoming, Eakin
estimated, while the total area of restoration projects might be comparable
to the size of a backyard garden."

"The waves of bleaching are intensifying so fast that researchers can
barely keep up."

Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Lynker Technologies, LLC, Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

"mitigating climate change is the critical wedge to set coral reefs on a
recovery trajectory"  Duarte et al 2020 Rebuilding marine life Nature

"Already, more people die  <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml>from
heat-related causes in the U.S. than from all other extreme weather events."


Even 50-year old climate models correctly predicted global warmng

"Global warming is manifestly the foremost current threat to coral reefs,
and must be addressed by the global community if reefs as we know them will
have any chance to persist."  Williams et al, 2019, Frontiers in Marine

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