Experts: Coral Reefs Need Relief From Climate Change
Children born today could be the last generation to enjoy swimming among stunning coral reefs, marine scientists have said. A meeting of leading wildlife experts – led by Sir David Attenborough – today warned that tropical reefs face ‘imminent destruction’ unless the world cuts the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They say concentrations of CO2 have already gone beyond the tipping point for reefs – and need to return to the levels of the 1970s. Marine biologists say this does not just mean cutting greenhouse gas emissions – but finding a way to strip existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.