Why It’s So Hard to Save Coral Reefs

Mar 15, 2017 - Time Magazine

The fight to save coral reefs just got more complicated. New research found that even if humans succeed in protecting reefs from pollution and overfishing, global warming will still pose a deadly threat.

Researchers behind the study, published in the journal Nature, evaluated data from several previous bleaching events — a phenomenon that causes corals to lose their color and often die — in the Great Barrier Reef. The bleaching events examined in the study were largely driven by increa...