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Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Professor and Director, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland

Expertise: Climate impacts on coral reef ecosystems

Analysis of "Great Barrier Reef may perish by 2030s…"

This Mashable article reports on new preliminary research that finds the ongoing coral bleaching event in the Pacific is mainly due to human-caused global warming, and that if global warming proceeds as currently expected, “large parts” of the Great Barrier Reef could die by the mid-2030s. Six scientists have reviewed the article and conclude that it is overall accurate and in agreement with the science.