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  1. Feb 2018
    1. Since the 1980s, high ocean temperature conducive to coral bleaching has become three times more likely

      In just over three decades, high ocean temperatures conducive to bleaching have become three times more likely, which leads me to infer that this trend will continue in decades to come.

    2. communities that rely on reefs for fish and tourism

      Millions of people globally rely on coral reefs as a source of income, to food supply, for tourism, and as a breakwater for storms.

    3. “If greenhouse gas emissions are not drastically reduced, most reefs will see annual bleaching by mid-century,”

      This would leave no recovery time for the reefs and likely lead to the eradication of coral reefs.

    4. The previous two global bleaching events on tropical reefs in 1998 and 2010 did not repeat in subsequent years.

      Global bleaching events are occurring more frequently which gives reefs less recovery time.