Climate Change Could Kill Coral Reefs By 2100
SCIENTISTS WARN THAT CLIMATE CHANGE COULD KILL ALL OF EARTH'S CORAL REEFS BY 2100
(CNN) – Scientists at an Ocean Sciences conference in San Diego this week gave a grim warning about the earth’s coral reefs.
They say climate change could kill all the coral reefs by the year 2100.
The scientists from University of Hawaii Manoa said warmer oceans, acidic waters, and pollution are expected to destroy up to 90% of all existing coral reefs in the next 20 years and the health and condition of those environments will just get worse.
Some environmental activists and coral reef researchers have been working on coral restoration; growing live corals in a lab, then placing them back into marine environments to try and revive dying reefs.
But researchers warned this may not be enough.