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Scientists Discover Another Coral Reef Devastated By Global Warming

"As concerns grow over the condition of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which has endured widespread coral bleaching in the past several years, scientists are finding similar damage on reefs all over the world, including in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Now, a recent expedition to the Chagos Archipelago, a collection of at least 60 small islands in the Indian Ocean, has revealed devastating coral bleaching and coral death there, too."

Source: Washington Post, 05/17/2017

Earth Could Cross 1.5 Degree Threshold In Next 15 Years: Scientists

"Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 05/12/2017

"Tillerson Gives Nod At Arctic Meet To Climate Change Action"

"U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognizing the landmark Paris climate accord at a meeting of Arctic nations in Alaska on Thursday, but said President Donald Trump was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken U.S. commitments to the pact."

Source: Reuters, 05/12/2017

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