Reef fish swim above recovering coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Australia. Photo: Reuters
Reef fish swim above recovering coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Australia. Photo: Reuters
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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef can survive if global warming limited to 1.5 degrees, study finds

  • An Australian study found most of the World Heritage-listed reef has experienced bleaching, which is a stress response by overheated corals
  • But corals can adapt and even thrive if global warming is kept to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as discussed at the COP26 United Nations climate conference

Topic |   Australia
Reef fish swim above recovering coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Australia. Photo: Reuters
Reef fish swim above recovering coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Australia. Photo: Reuters
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