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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 […]