Saturday, February 21, 2004

Great Barrier Reef to die in 50 years from rising temperatures: "The authors, the head of Queensland University's Centre for Marine Studies, and his father, an economist, predict, at best, reefs will have about 5 per cent living coral cover by the middle of the century, a predicament that would take the reef 50-100 years to recover from... Water temperature rises of less than one degree coincided with bleaching and coral deaths on the reef in 1998 and 2002. The projected temperature rises this century are between two and six degrees."

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