The Great Barrier Reef is at a critical tipping point that will determine its long-term survival. On August 30, an Australian government report downgraded the reef’s future outlook from “poor” to “very poor.” Coral reefs provide a home for 25% of all marine life, are an incredible natural resource for breakthrough medicines, and half a billion people depend on them for food and work. The health of the reef is also a barometer for the whole planet, meaning if the Great Barrier Reef dies, it’s a surefire sign other ecosystems are next. Experts say the time to take action is now, and if nothing is done, this world wonder as we know it today could be gone by 2050.
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Why The Great Barrier Reef Could Disappear By 2050