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Great Barrier Reef bleaching made 175 times likelier by climate change

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Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching Fitzroy Island. Scientists say this year’s bleaching was made 175 times more likely by human-caused climate change. Photograph: Abram Powell/Greenpeace

Such coral bleaching could be normal in 18 years, according to preliminary findings by leading climate and coral reef scientists

April 28, 2016 — The hot water temperature that drove the devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef this year was made 175 times more likely by human-caused climate change, and could be normal in just 18 years, according to preliminary findings by Continue reading Great Barrier Reef bleaching made 175 times likelier by climate change