[Coral-List] New UNEP report on coral bleaching projections

Gabriel Grimsditch gabriel.grimsditch at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 13:12:51 UTC 2020

Dear Coral-list,

Please find here a link to a new UNEP report on coral bleaching projections
by van Hooidonk et al:

This report presents projections of the timing of severe coral bleaching
conditions using the new generation of climate models used by the IPCC –
the CMIP6 generation of models. The CMIP6 models represent the
state-of-the-art in climate modeling to deliver climate science that
informs regional and global climate policy. These projections presented
here are of future exposure to bleaching conditions (i.e., temperature
stress). Projections of the timing of annual severe bleaching conditions
are compared in this report for SSP5-8.5 and SSP2-4.5 scenarios to examine
the implications of climate policy for coral reefs. Vulnerability and
potential climate refugia are also presented by region.

I hope you find this study useful.

*Gabriel Grimsditch *

Programme Management Officer

Marine and Freshwater Branch

Ecosystems Division

*UN Environment Programme*

UN Compound, Gigiri, PO Box 67578, Nairobi, Kenya

Email: gabriel.grimsditch at un.org

Twitter: @GabrielGrims


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