Coral Reefs Under Rapid Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

@article{HoeghGuldberg2007CoralRU,
  title={Coral Reefs Under Rapid Climate Change and Ocean Acidification},
  author={O. Hoegh-Guldberg and P. Mumby and A. J. Hooten and R. Steneck and P. Greenfield and E. Gomez and C. D. Harvell and P. Sale and A. Edwards and K. Caldeira and N. Knowlton and C. M. Eakin and R. Iglesias-Prieto and N. Muthiga and R. Bradbury and A. Dubi and M. Hatziolos},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={318},
  pages={1737 - 1742}
}
  • O. Hoegh-Guldberg, P. Mumby, +14 authors M. Hatziolos
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science, Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is expected to exceed 500 parts per million and global temperatures to rise by at least 2°C by 2050 to 2100, values that significantly exceed those of at least the past 420,000 years during which most extant marine organisms evolved. Under conditions expected in the 21st century, global warming and ocean acidification will compromise carbonate accretion, with corals becoming increasingly rare on reef systems. The result will be less diverse reef… CONTINUE READING
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