Great Barrier Reef survival relies on halting warming, study warns
Australia's Great Barrier Reef can be saved only if urgent steps are taken to reduce global warming, new research has warned. Attempting to stop coral bleaching through any other method will not be sufficient, according to scientists.
The research, published in the journal Nature, said bleaching events should no longer be studied individually, but as threats to the reef's survival. The bleaching - or loss of algae - in 2016 was the worst on record.