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Towards a Climate Safe Common Future

The two defining challenges of this century are climate change and poverty. Our challenge is to find a way to deal with both, at the same time.

This piece originally appeared on the World Resources Report website.

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A Wake Up Call to Save Coral Reefs

Reefs at Risk Revisited reveals a new reality about coral reefs and the increasing stresses they are under.

This piece originally appeared as the foreword to Reefs at Risk Revisited.

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Approximately 370 observations of coral bleaching were reported globally between 1980 and 1997, while more than 3,700 were reported between 1998 and 2010.

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Reefs at Risk Revisited

This report provides a detailed assessment of the status of and threats to the world's coral reefs. It evaluates threats to coral reefs from a wide range of human activities, and includes an assessment of climate-related threats to reefs. It also contains a global assessment of the...

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Thermal Stress on Coral Reefs, 1998 – 2007

The map reflects the locations of thermal stress (i.e., abnormally high sea surface temperatures) on coral reefs between 1998 and 2007 based on coral bleaching observations (in purple) and severe ther

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Reefs at Risk in the Present, 2030, and 2050

Map A (top) shows reefs classified by present integrated threats from local activities (i.e., coastal development, overfishing/destructive fishing, marine-based pollution, and/or watershed-based pollu

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