Australia's coral reefs under threat from climate change

Lesley Hughes, Will Steffen, Martin Rice

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Our new report reveals the influence of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef, and provides strong scientific evidence that future bleaching events are likely to become more frequent and severe.

The report found that rising global ocean temperatures, driven by climate change, has been the cause of an extremely severe bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherClimate Council of Australia
Commissioning bodyClimate Council of Australia
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780994492692
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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Hughes, L., Steffen, W., & Rice, M. (2016). Australia's coral reefs under threat from climate change. Sydney: Climate Council of Australia.