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GREAT BARRIER REEF

North Eastern Australia

Pressure

Humidity

29.78 in

65%

Wind

10 mph

Air Quality

OUR REEFS ARE DYING

THIS WEEK

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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Climate change is significantly impacting the Great Barrier Reef, with rising sea temperatures causing coral bleaching and increased ocean acidification threatening the overall health and biodiversity of this iconic marine ecosystem. Efforts to combat these effects include local initiatives to improve water quality and global actions to mitigate climate change, recognizing the reef's critical role in maintaining marine biodiversity.

Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef:

Global Similarities:

Efforts to Combat Climate Change :

Scholarly References:

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Impact on the Great Barrier Reef:

  • Environment: Climate change has led to rising sea temperatures, causing coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef. Increased ocean acidity also poses a threat to the health of the coral ecosystems.
  • Animals: The diverse marine life in the reef, including fish, turtles, and various species of coral, is affected by the changing conditions. Coral bleaching, in particular, puts stress on the entire ecosystem.
  • Humans: The Great Barrier Reef is vital for tourism and fisheries in Australia. The decline in the health of the reef affects the livelihoods of communities dependent on these industries.

Global Similarities:

  • Similar Regions: Coral reefs worldwide, such as those in the Caribbean and the Pacific, are facing analogous threats from climate change, including coral bleaching and ocean acidification.
  • Regional Impact: The interconnectedness of marine ecosystems means that damage to one coral reef system can have ripple effects on nearby regions, affecting fisheries and biodiversity.
  • Global Effects: Coral reefs play a crucial role in maintaining global biodiversity. Their decline has broader implications for marine ecosystems, impacting the balance of oceanic ecosystems and fisheries on a global scale.

Efforts to Combat Climate Change and Protect the Reef:

  • Australia has implemented the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, aiming to improve water quality, enhance reef resilience, and reduce the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Scientific research and monitoring programs are ongoing to understand the dynamics of the reef's health, and international collaborations are seeking solutions to mitigate climate change impacts.

Scholarly References:

  • Hughes, T. P., Barnes, M. L., Bellwood, D. R., Cinner, J. E., Cumming, G. S., Jackson, J. B., ... & Scheffer, M. (2017). Coral reefs in the Anthropocene. Nature, 546(7656), 82-90.
  • Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Poloczanska, E. S., Skirving, W., & Dove, S. (2017). Coral reef ecosystems under climate change and ocean acidification. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 158.

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Historical Monthly Avg

THIS WEEK

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

15º

20º

25º

25º

Location

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Precipitation

Humidity

80%

70%

Wind

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Km/h

Moon

25º

12º

Max Temp.

Min Temp.

29.7

Rain

Jan

By month

MIN: - 2 ºC MAX: + 17 ºC

MIN: - 3 ºC MAX: + 22 ºC

MIN: - 8 ºC MAX: + 25 ºC

MIN: - 4 ºC MAX: + 18 ºC

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MIN: - 4 ºC MAX: + 18 ºC

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