[Marxism] Fwd: Scientists say a dramatic worldwide coral bleaching event is now underway - The Washington Post
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Thu Oct 8 06:03:33 MDT 2015
For just the third time on record, scientists say they are now watching
the unfolding of a massive worldwide coral bleaching event, spanning the
globe from Hawaii to the Indian Ocean. And they fear that thanks to warm
sea temperatures, the ultimate result could be the loss of more than
12,000 square kilometers, or over 4,500 square miles, of coral this year
— with particularly strong impacts in Hawaii and other U.S. tropical
regions, and potentially continuing into 2016.
The event is being brought on by a combination of global warming, a very
strong El Nino event, and the so-called warm “blob” in the Pacific
Ocean, say the researchers, part of a consortium including the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as well as XL Catlin Seaview
Survey, The University of Queensland in Australia, and Reef Check.
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