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New Research Predicts The Future Of Coral Reefs Under Climate Change

coral-bleaching-on-the-great-barrier-reef_paul-marshall• If current trends continue, severe bleaching will occur every year on 99% of the world’s coral reefs within this century
• More ambitious emissions reductions may give reefs an average of 11 extra years before annual bleaching strikes
• High-resolution predictions of annual coral bleaching can help prioritize reefs for conservation

5 January 2017 – New climate model projections of the world’s coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that poses the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems.
These high-resolution projections, based on global climate models, predict when and where annual coral bleaching will occur. The projections show that reefs in Taiwan and around the Turks and Caicos archipelago will be among the world’s first to experience annual bleaching.

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