This piece originally appeared on ChinaFAQs.org
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.
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.
Reefs at Risk Revisited is released in Washington, DC on February 23, 2011.
Mapping of past thermal stress on coral reefs (1998–2007) suggests that almost 40 percent of reefs may have been affected by thermal stress, meaning they are located in areas where water temperature
Approximately 370 observations of coral bleaching were reported globally between 1980 and 1997, while more than 3,700 were reported between 1998 and 2010.
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...
The map shows estimated aragonite saturation state (an indicator of ocean acidification) for CO2 stabilization levels of 380 ppm, 450 ppm, and 500 ppm, which correspond approximately to the years 200
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
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