In the article, “Coral Reefs Show Damage From Climate Change,” (McGraw Hill) I learned that coral reefs have been dying off at an increasingly rapid rate. The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network has reported from data that the world lost about 14% of its total amount of reefs. In Australia scientists have observed that the reefs are dying off as a result of the ongoing effects of warming ocean surface temperatures. Increase in carbon dioxide levels, overfishing, and declining water quality are other causes that damage coral reefs.
The fact that these reefs are dying off is alarming, because this proves that our world is slowly deteriorating, not just on land and on the surface, nut even in the deep waters. Our world is slowly being destroyed due to actions that we make. Most of the time, climate change is the result of human-induced global warming. We are slowly killing our planet without even realizing it, we are destroying the planet with our actions and we need to take precautionary measures to help reduce the damages.
How much more damage can we make before its too late?