The Great Barrier Reef is a victim of climate change – but it could be part of the solution | Peter Thomson and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

The Great Barrier Reef is a victim of climate change – but it could be part of the solution | Peter Thomson and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

A healthy ocean is vital for a healthy planet, and healthy coral reefs lie at the heart of ocean biodiversity

We are fast approaching unstoppable climate change. If we don’t take drastic action to cut our global greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November, our children and grandchildren will pay dearly for this failure.

Already, average surface temperatures globally have risen 1.1C above the preindustrial levels of the late 1800s and limiting global warming to 1.5C is becoming increasingly challenging.

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