burning of vast amounts of coal, oil, and natural gas is increasing
the amount of certain gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) in the
atmosphere and contributing to climate change. These gases are trapping
heat inside the planet and temperatures gradually rising.
While corals are well adapted to their life in the tropics, they
are not prepared for warmer temperatures, and they are falling victim
to global warming. When it gets too hot the corals “bleach”, i.e.
they turn a bright white color, which is a sign of sickness. If
temperatures remain high for an extended period of time, corals
Recently, as a result of record high temperatures, many corals throughout
the world have died. Scientists are worried that if the world’s
temperatures continue to rise, we will see many other corals sicken
and die. And this might be worse in those places where the corals
are already stressed.