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Great Barrier Reef In Peril

Breaking Earth News: Australia

Effects of Global Warming

Jan 30, 2007
Australia's famous Great Barrier Reef could be dead within two decades because of the effects of global warming, according to a leaked report. The study warns that the organisms which make up the reef's coral could be bleached, because of warmer seas. It takes at least a decade for coral to start recovering from severe bleaching. But the reef may not have the chance to recover, scientists warn, as temperatures continue to rise and the sea becomes more acidic. This raises the risk that the coral will die outright. The Great Barrier Reef is regarded as the world's largest living organism.
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