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Others agree and they're telling us where. According to MSNBC.com today, one of the most destructive and swift coral bleaching events ever recorded is under way in the waters off Indonesia, where water temperatures have climbed into the low 90s, according to data released by a conservation group this week.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) says a dramatic rise in sea temperature, potentially linked to global warming, is responsible for the devastation, according to MSNBC.
"This is a tragedy not only for some of the world’s most biodiverse coral reefs, but also for people in the region, many of whom are extremely impoverished and depend on these reefs for their food and livelihoods," said WCS Marine Program Director Caleb McClennen. Coral reefs provide haven for fish and other creatures, and larger fish tend to congregate around reefs because they are good places to feed.
So let's get this climate change. Serve some justice. All kidding aside, we're all victims when these things happen BUT we have our future in our hands. To do the right thing, to be part of the solution and not the problem, is one of the biggest moral challenges for humankind in history.
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Photos corutesy national geographic, backpackerben.co.uk.