Summary: Huge sections of the Great Barrier Reef, stretching across hundreds of miles of its most pristine northern sector, were recently found to be dead, killed last year by overheated seawater. Professor Hughes says, “Climate change isn’t a future threat, due to it happening for 18 years. Many of the corals in the reef are highly sensitive to even the slightest change in temperature. The Great Barrier Reef corals are dying of because the reef is getting hotter as we go through the years. The reef has increased in 1.5 degrees, as said previously coral die to even the slightest increase in temperature, therefore the Great Barrier Reef is losing all of its inhabitants.
Connection: Dust Bowl, the dust bowl impacted the area in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico Colorado, Kansas (about 100,000,000 acres in total). These two connect to each other due to the climate change, and it either killing off people/ coral, or making them leave.
Questions: Do you think we can do anything to prevent this from being any worse? Do you think this will affect any other parts of the ocean? If so, how fast do you think it will spread?