Greef

Coral “reefs can’t be made whole again: if they recover at all it will be slowly, and in the face of ongoing warming that seems unlikely. But at the very least, the nations that sustained this damage should be compensated. Exxon and its brethren made record profits in the last decades of denial and deceit; that money should rightfully go to pay for the damage it caused, and to build the energy systems that can power our lives without destruction.” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/17/the-coral-die-off-crisis-is-a-climate-and-exxon-fired-the-gun)

If Exxon makes any reparations for knowing about global warming 40 years ago, quietly protecting its business infrastructure, while simultaneously funding climate denial groups, to protect its market, …it will be slowly, and in the face of ongoing warming that seems unlikely.

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Pickle

“Acidification of seawater is especially harmful to coral reefs and shells but, as scientists have been learning in recent years, its impacts are also far more subtle, changing the homing instincts of fish and even their ability to detect predators.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/10/great-barrier-reef-a-massive-chemistry-experiment-gone-wrong)

Pesky predators pick a peck of pickled pisces.

Streef

Australia’s federal environment minister “has already approved a plan to dredge 3m cubic metres, equivalent to 5m tonnes, of seabed in order to expand [Queensland’s] Abbot Point for an increase in coal exports. A proposal to dump the sediment within the [Great Barrier] reef’s marine park has also been approved.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/02/abbot-point-port-developers-ditch-great-barrier-reef-dumping)

The world’s first coal reef.