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Time Running Out For Great Barrier Reef: Scientists

University of Queensland reef researcher Ove Hoegh-Guldberg said the world heritage site was at a turning point.
Time Running Out For Great Barrier Reef: Scientists
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Via AFP:

Time is running out for Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, with climate change set to wreck irreversible damage by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, marine scientists said Thursday.

In a report prepared for this month's Earth Hour global climate change campaign, University of Queensland reef researcher Ove Hoegh-Guldberg said the world heritage site was at a turning point.

"If we don't increase our commitment to solve the burgeoning stress from local and global sources, the reef will disappear," he wrote in the foreword to the report.

"This is not a hunch or alarmist rheto...

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