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if global warming reaches 2C, more than 99% of coral reefs are projected to decline

Great Barrier Reef faces dire threat with 2°C global warming, UN report says

Distinct difference in amount of coral that would remain under two climate change scenarios — Limiting global warming to 1.5°C rather than 2°C would likely be the difference between the survival of some Great Barrier Reef coral and its complete decline, according to the latest United Nations assessment of climate change science. The Intergovernmental Panel …

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Great Barrier Reef: forest three times size of ACT cleared in past five years

Clearing of forests in reef catchment zone show Australia a global deforestation hotspot, campaigners say — New official data shows clearing of forests near and along the Great Barrier Reef continued despite Australian government pledges to protect the natural wonder, with at least 152,000 hectares felled in 2016-17 alone. Forests covering 770,000ha – an area …

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Richard Di Natale: I will work with Labor to get action on climate change

Greens leader also targets new prime minister and Coalition who he says ‘don’t deserve to govern’ — The Greens leader Richard Di Natale will promise to work with a new Labor government to get action on climate change back on track. Di Natale makes the pledge in a landmark speech to be delivered on Monday …

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Heat Waves, More Than Coral Death, May Cause Fish to Flee Reefs

A study over a broad swath of the Great Barrier Reef shows that warming waters directly cause fish and invertebrates to leave the reef, making it harder for coral to recover from bleaching events — It’s no secret that global warming is bringing dramatic changes to coral reef ecosystems. Scientists have widely believed that habitat …

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Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change

The Great Barrier Reef has become a notorious victim of climate change. But it is not the only Australian ecosystem on the brink of collapse — Our research, recently published in Nature Climate Change, describes a series of sudden and catastrophic ecosystem shifts that have occurred recently across Australia.   These changes, caused by the …

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