Climate change

a deadly threat to coral reefs

Lesley Hughes, Will Steffen, David Alexander, Martin Rice

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Intensifying climate change remains the biggest threat to coral reefs around the world, with rising sea surface temperatures driving widespread bleaching events, according to the Climate Council’s latest report.

The report ‘Climate Change: A Deadly Threat to Coral Reefs’, shows worsening bleaching events are also placing tourism and global economies at risk, with the loss of coral reefs potentially costing an astounding $1 trillion.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherClimate Council of Australia
Commissioning bodyClimate Council of Australia
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781925573206
ISBN (Print)9781925573213
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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Hughes, L., Steffen, W., Alexander, D., & Rice, M. (2017). Climate change: a deadly threat to coral reefs. Sydney: Climate Council of Australia.