Study: 99% of Coral Will Bleach Every Year Within a Century

Watts Up With That?

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Coral survived the Cretaceous / Paleogene extinction event which wiped out the dinosaurs, when a 6 mile wide Asteroid crashed into the Gulf of Mexico 66 million years ago. Coral survived the Permian–Triassic extinction event 252 million years ago, when the Siberian Traps were formed, a colossal series of volcanic eruptions which covered almost three million square miles in lava, contaminating the entire world with toxic fumes and volcanic ash. But apparently its all going to come to an end, if we add a few hundred ppm more CO2 to the atmosphere.

Future of coral reefs under climate change predicted

High-resolution predictions of annual coral bleaching can help prioritize reefs for conservation
Date: January 5, 2017
Source: University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Summary:
New climate model projections of the world’s coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by…

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