Major bleaching on the coral reefs of the Society Islands, French Polynesia. May 09, 2019
The world’s oceans have absorbed 90% of the excess heat generated by greenhouse gas emissions, leading to increased acidification, and loss of oxygen at great depths. The rate of ocean warming has doubled since 1993, triggering devastating storm surges, cyclone landfalls and depletion of fish stocks. It is also leading to large-scale coral bleaching, with massive ramifications as they support 25% of the marine ecosystem.