Terrifying Photos That Demonstrate The Effects of Climate Change
The Great Barrier Reef: Now
However, last year, huge portions along the northern sector of the once magnificent and thriving reef have been found dead due to overheated seawater. Now, in the southerly sections, there have been signs of bleaching, a potential precursor to another die-off to the reef’s most visited area. Such effects weren’t expected to affect the reef for another 30 years, yet now over two-thirds of the reef are dying or are dead. In March 2017, the journal Nature published an obituary for the reef, showing huge sections of the north reef had died over the course of 2016 due to high water temperatures which have been directly attributed to climate change.