‘There will be winners and losers’
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Global warming impacts to coral reefs are not some far-fetched future scenario, but something that is happening right now, leading marine scientists said this week during the opening session of the International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns, Australia.
A panel of top researchers at the global powwow said the effects of warmer water and increased carbon dioxide levels are already evident in marine ecoystems.
“There will be winners and losers in climate change and ocean acidification, but reefs will demonstrably change and, for most people’s idea of what reefs are, not for the better,” said the University of Queensland’s John Pandolfi. (more…)