Latest Terry Hughes Stories
China’s coral reefs have suffered a devastating 80 per cent decline in recent decades, driven mainly by the country’s unrestrained economic development.
Humans may be able to avert major environmental catastrophes that now loom if we learn to make better use of ‘borrowed time'.
As ocean temperatures rise, some species of corals are likely to succeed at the expense of others.
More than 300 eminent scientists from 21 other countries around the world today urged the Australian Federal Government to create the world’s largest no-take marine reserve in the Coral Sea.
Australia should show a strong international lead in protecting the oceans and sea-life against overexploitation and other human impacts.
The skeptics who frequently deny the reality of climate change in the worldâ€™s media lack all scientific credibility, charge three eminent Australian researchers who have just been listed among the worldâ€™s 20 most influential scientists in the field of climate change.
To have even a chance of saving the worldâ€™s coral reefs from extensive damage caused by global warming, carbon emissions in industrialized countries need to be cut by 25% below their year 2000 levels by 2020 â€“ and by 80-90% by 2050.
Humanity needs to act now to avoid threats to human well-being caused by irreversible damage to the Earth, its climate, species and life-supporting systems.
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