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The case for optimism on climate change

The case for optimism on climate change | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet -- and the solutions we're designing to combat them.
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ACP Countries Set to Adopt Climate Action Plan | Climate Change Policy & Practice | IISD Reporting Services

ACP Countries Set to Adopt Climate Action Plan | Climate Change Policy & Practice | IISD Reporting Services | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
Following a two-day special meeting on the outcomes of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC that took place in Brussels, Belgium, from 22-23 March 2016, the Sub-Committee on Sustainable Development of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States has agreed on a draft Action Plan for the ACP 79 members for the 2016-2020 period aiming to strengthen the global climate response in the context of sustainable development and poverty reduction efforts.
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How to handle the climate change impacts of a 1.5C warmer world? Key insights from ecosystem- and community-based adaptation practice | weADAPT

How to handle the climate change impacts of a 1.5C warmer world? Key insights from ecosystem- and community-based adaptation practice | weADAPT | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
Climate adaptation planning requires an integrated approach that can address different local needs, priorities and knowledges while being contextualised to wider landscapes or ecosystems and scales.
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The Architecture of a Financially Sustainable Marine Protected Area - The Daily Catch

The Architecture of a Financially Sustainable Marine Protected Area - The Daily Catch | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it

A big question in the ocean conservation world is: Who is going to pay for all these new, greatly needed marine protected areas? Governments, private, NGOs?


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Ten Easy Ways to Help Protect Coral Reefs

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Start saving coral reefs today by making small changes at home.

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Climate Change May Reduce Coral Reefs' Ability To Protect Coasts - University Herald

Climate Change May Reduce Coral Reefs' Ability To Protect Coasts - University Herald | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
New research suggests that climate change could reduce coral reefs' ability to protect tropical islanders against a wave attack.

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Hawaii to come up with management plan to help coral reefs

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HONOLULU — The state of Hawaii is gathering information from the scientific community and local stakeholders to create a comprehensive coral reef management plan, but officials said Monday they will not yet impose a requested moratorium on collecting aquarium fish.
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Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs - U.S. News & World Report

Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs - U.S. News & World Report | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
HONOLULU (AP) — Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu a team of researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters.
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Climate change will lead to deformed and virus-hit coral reefs

Climate change will lead to deformed and virus-hit coral reefs | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it

Bleaching events triggered by CO2 emissions will make oceans acidic and hostile for coral growth, new studies say.


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I really enjoyed the way this article was written. I feel that it broke down very complicating statistics and information into a very clear and precise manner. This situation is very complicated and there is a lot of information to be provided, however, this article made it very easy to understand. I chose this article because this is the main topic that I find interest in, and I may use this article for my presentation. It's style is very simple and yet it provides enough information to go into in depth for a presentation.
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ADB $24.2 million grant to help build PNG's resilience to climate change - PreventionWeb (press release)

BOUGAINVILLE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $24
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Maldives, World Bank, EU and Australia Launch Climate Change Partnership - World Bank Group

Maldives, World Bank, EU and Australia Launch Climate Change Partnership - World Bank Group | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
With the aim of building a climate resilient economy in the Maldives, the Government of Maldives together with the World Bank,European Union and the Government of Australia today announced they have launched a climate change adaptation and...
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South-South Cooperation Initiative Aims to Enhance Resilience in Africa - AllAfrica.com

South-South Cooperation Initiative Aims to Enhance Resilience in Africa AllAfrica.com Expected outcomes of the forum include increased political commitment, better access and sharing of technical resources, greater cooperation and exchange amongst...
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Are Countries Legally Required to Protect Their Citizens from Climate Change?

Are Countries Legally Required to Protect Their Citizens from Climate Change? | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change.
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Financial risks and opportunities in the time of climate change | Bruegel

Financial risks and opportunities in the time of climate change | Bruegel | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
The current unsustainable use of our environment can lead to financial crisis. To address this risk, financial institutions should measure their exposure to ecological imbalances using methodologies such as carbon and natural capital accounting.
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ALP: Adaptation Strategies Compendium | weADAPT

ALP: Adaptation Strategies Compendium | weADAPT | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
This compendium presents the range of different adaptation strategies supported by ALP in communities across the four countries where the programme is working.
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4th World Congress Adopts 10-year Roadmap for Biosphere Reserves, Approves 20 New Sites | Natural Resources Policy & Practice | IISD Reporting Services

4th World Congress Adopts 10-year Roadmap for Biosphere Reserves, Approves 20 New Sites | Natural Resources Policy & Practice | IISD Reporting Services | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
Around 1,000 participants attending the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves approved a new 10-year Action Plan for the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), aimed at enhancing synergies with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement.
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Wiring Up the Caribbean: Designing Marine Protected Areas for Coral Reef Connectivity

Wiring Up the Caribbean: Designing Marine Protected Areas for Coral Reef Connectivity | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it

New research shows how conservationists can better incorporate coral reef connectivity into marine protected areas


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Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Maybe Reefs Could Keep Pace with Sea Rise? - Nature World News

Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Maybe Reefs Could Keep Pace with Sea Rise? - Nature World News | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
With proper management of coral reefs that defend Pacific Islands and provide important sea health and climate records, the reefs might be able to continue growing vertically.

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Survey: Caribbean coral reefs show 80% loss

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Survey: Caribbean coral reefs show 80% loss

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MLA Citation:

Land, Graham. "Greenfudge.org." Greenfudgeorg Survey Caribbean Coral Reefs Show 80 Loss Comments. Green Fudge Organization, 2 Aug. 2013. Web. 23 Mar. 2014.

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, September 29, 2014 11:33 PM

Ouch, this is rough.  We know about the loss of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia but who is talking about the loss of coral reef in the Carribean?  No one, and that is a problem.  With the slow loss people don't notice, they see fish and reefs and think everything is fine when in fact years ago the amount was a great deal larger than it is now.  We need to start taking responsibility for our actions and start preventing further damage to the reef before its too late.

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Stop overfishing and coral reefs will rebound quickly (but we’ll need to fix that climate problem) | Brian Palmer | onEarth.org

Stop overfishing and coral reefs will rebound quickly (but we’ll need to fix that climate problem) | Brian Palmer | onEarth.org | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it

Biodiversity on the world’s coral reefs is suffering badly, but simple restrictions on fishing could help restore most of these ecosystems in just a few decades, according to research published this week in the journal Nature. I love this study for its focus on solutions, which are too often an afterthought in the doomsday field of ecological research. That’s not to say there’s no doomsday stuff—ecological research, like a superhero movie, needs a bit of darkness.

M. Aaron McNeil of the Australian Institute of Marine Science and his colleagues started by estimating the weight of fish swimming around coral reefs in pristine stretches of ocean—areas protected by law or so remote that humans rarely bother to fish them. In these relatively untouched stretches of sea, coral reef ecosystems contain about one ton of fish per hectare. They used that statistic as a baseline to estimate what coral reefs could be like without the influence of fishermen.

The researchers then looked at the fished coral reefs and found that the overwhelming majority of them—83 percent, to be precise—are missing at least half of their natural fish numbers. One in four of those reefs have below 25 percent of their historic fish density, a threshold that previous research suggests represents the early stages of an ecosystem’s death spiral. Coral reefs near Papua New Guinea and Guam have lost 90 percent of their fish biomass, which indicates near-total collapse.

The most effective solution is to ban fishing in and around the suffering coral reefs. According to McNeil’s data, that could bring the ecosystems almost back to health in approximately 35 years, which means your grandchildren could be born into a world with robust coral reef ecosystems, bursting with color and life. (Unless you’re already a grandparent. Congratulations, by the way.)

Unfortunately, comprehensive fishing bans aren’t always practical. Many of the world’s reefs are near developing countries, where exploding populations and poverty make it nearly impossible to stop people from overfishing their coastal waters. Even for those heavily stressed regions, though, there’s some good news. The study shows that areas with basic restrictions have 27 percent more fish than ecosystems with no limitations. Doing a little bit is far more effective than doing nothing.

 

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Are conservation efforts for coral reefs misguided?

Are conservation efforts for coral reefs misguided? | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
A recent global analysis indicates that more than half of coral reefs are located less than 30 minutes from the nearest human settlement, but these reefs are receiving less protection than reefs located farter away from people. ...

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How businesses can build resilience by design - GreenBiz

How businesses can build resilience by design - GreenBiz | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
From product development to operations management, Dow, Cisco, GE, GM, IBM, Swiss Re and Toyota offer a range of lessons for resilience lessons.
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Climate Change Economics: A Stressful Time For Coral Reef

From My E-Mail. Coral reefs off the coast of southern Florida are facing big challenges. Marine biologist Chris Langdon and Coral Restoration Foundation ...
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Coral reefs and climate change - Washington Post

In this video from NOAA's National Ocean Service, scientists explain the pressures on corals caused by climate change, and what we can do about it.
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'The future is grim for coral reefs' | Environment | DW.COM | 18.08.2015

'The future is grim for coral reefs' | Environment | DW.COM | 18.08.2015 | Coral reef ecosystems resilience | Scoop.it
Coral reefs are among the world's richest ecosystems - and they will disappear from the face of the Earth before this century is over if we don't make serious changes, ecologist Peter Sale told DW.
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