El Niño Could Spell Disaster for Coral Reefs

Guardian: A growing number of scientists are predicting a major El Niño weather event this year, which could wreak havoc across South America and Asia as droughts, floods and other extreme weather events hit industry and farming. But the impacts on the world's coral reefs could be even more disastrous. The last big El Niño in 1997/98 caused the worst coral bleaching in recorded history. In total, 16 percent of the world's coral was lost and some countries like the Maldives lost up to 90 percent of their......

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