A World Without Coral Reefs - NYTimes.com
Jared Sperli stashed this in ocean
Overfishing, ocean acidification and pollution are pushing coral reefs into oblivion. Each of those forces alone is fully capable of causing the global collapse of coral reefs; together, they assure it. The scientific evidence for this is compelling and unequivocal, but there seems to be a collective reluctance to accept the logical conclusion — that there is no hope of saving the global coral reef ecosystem.
Similar to the collective reluctance that global climate change is happening and there's something humans can do about it.
Perhaps if the global coral reef ecosystem disappears it will create urgency about global climate change.
Am I too cynical to say I doubt it?