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As temperatures continue to rise the corals will experience more and more of these events: 1°C of warming so far has already caused four events in the past 19 years.feedback
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Apr 10 2017 Climate change
The latest quote from Terry Hughes is: “The combined impact of this back-to-back bleaching stretches for 1,500 km (900 miles), leaving only the southern third unscathed. Without a doubt the most pressing of these is global warming.”. It comes from the Mass coral bleaching hits two thirds of Great Barrier Reef article. You’ll find on this page 13 articles with Terry Hughes quoted on topics such as damage and region. Terry Hughes has been quoted 20 times in 13 articles.
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Globally what's been happening is the number of these bleaching events is going up and up, and the time interval between them is shrinking. The end game if we don't deal with emissions would be annual bleaching every year.feedback

This one won't be as bad as 2016, but it could be more comparable to 1998 or 2002. I'm confident that we'll still have coral reefs if we can keep below 2. I don't think we'll keep below 1½. I think we've got a narrowing window of opportunity, to put it optimistically – or to put it pessimistically, we're running out of time.feedback

It broke my heart to see so many corals dying on northern reefs on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016. With rising temperatures due to global warming, it's only a matter of time before we see more of these events. A fourth event after only one year would be a major blow to the reef. The severity of the 2016 bleaching was off the chart. In its weakened state, the reef cannot afford the Adani mine.feedback

Climate change is not a future threat. On the Great Barrier Reef, it's been happening for 18 years.feedback

The reefs in muddy water were just as fried as those in pristine water. That's not good news in terms of what you can do locally to prevent bleaching – the answer to that is not very much at all. You have to address climate change directly.feedback

We didn't expect to see this level of destruction to the Great Barrier Reef for another 30 years. In the north, I saw hundreds of reefs – literally two-thirds of the reefs were dying and are now dead.feedback

Most of the losses in 2016 have occurred in the northern, most-pristine part of the Great Barrier Reef. This region escaped with minor damage in two earlier bleaching events in 1998 and 2002, but this time around it has been badly affected.feedback

Australia argued that the world heritage values were in tact because of the northern region and now of course it has taken a huge hit.feedback

It takes at least a decade for a full recovery of even the fastest growing corals, so mass bleaching events 12 months apart offers zero prospect of recovery for reefs that were damaged in 2016.feedback

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