A World Without Coral Reefs - NYTimes.com
- ITâ€™S past time to tell the truth about the state of the worldâ€™s coral reefs, the nurseries of tropical coastal fish stocks. They have become zombie ecosystems, neither dead nor truly alive in any functional sense, and on a trajectory to collapse within a human generation. There will be remnants here and there, but the global coral reef ecosystem â€” with its storehouse of biodiversity and fisheries supporting millions of the worldâ€™s poor â€” will cease to be.
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