The International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) releasee a New Consensus Policy Statement on Climate Change. The statement outlines the effects of both ocean warming and ocean acidification in damaging and coral reefs internationally. The ISRS calls on all nations to take the action necessary to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius for the next twelve years. The 2018 Special Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change maps out four pathways to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, with different combinations of land use and technological change.
See the full report and how you can help here: ISRS Statement
This report was prepared by Gregor Hodgson and his team at ReefCheck. Data for this report and study was collected by international ReefCheck marine survey programs. If you would like to participate in the international effort to save our coral reefs, Aquatic Life Divers and provide you with ReefCheck training and cerfitication, and help collect data to support further monitoring and marine health studies, contact Aquatic Life Divers today!