Greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere are causing irreversible damage to coral.
UN environmental experts are horrified by suggestions that coral reefs could disappear forever by the end of this century.
Previously, it was said that the disappearance of corals could spell disaster not only for the aquatic world but also for mankind. This could happen if greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere are not reduced.
Millions of people who live near coastal areas and make their living catching fish and other seafood will be affected.
The UN has speculated that the process of coral death will occur much later. The organisation’s expert Leticia Carvalho said that if a coral starts the bleaching process, it means it will soon die. And now experts are very concerned about the speed of these processes. They also estimate that coral reefs will disappear by the end of this century.
Researchers explained that the catastrophe can be prevented only if the water temperature in the ocean will decrease. And for that to happen, greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere need to be lower.