Tag Archive for 'coral reefs'

Tony Juniper’s book ‘What has Nature ever done for us?’ shows that Nature underpins global GDP

January 2nd, 2013 by Profile Books Ltd

Tony Juniper‘s book “What has Nature ever done for Us? is published by Profile Books Ltd on 14 January 2013. The book is available as a trade paperback and an ebook. Jose Lopez, Executive Vice President of Operations at Nestlé said the book is a “highly readable, personal journey of discovery of nature and our […]

The window of opportunity to save the world’s coral reefs is closing

September 17th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Coral reefs face severe challenges even if global warming is restricted to the 2° Celsius commonly perceived as safe for many natural and man-made systems. Warmer sea surface temperatures are likely to trigger more frequent and more intense mass coral bleaching events. Only under a scenario with strong action on mitigating greenhouse-gas emissions and the […]

World Resources Institute publishes report on threats to coral reefs from climate change

March 18th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The World Resources Institute has published “Reefs at Risk Revisited” which updates their estimate of the percentage of the world’s coral reefs that are threatened globally by human activity. Besides local destructive practices of coastal development and damaging fishing, warmer sea temperatures and ocean acidification, caused by rising levels of C02 in the atmosphere, threatens […]