Warmer ocean temperatures are leading to an increase in coral bleaching in tropical areas, in the U.S. and around the world.

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We’ve been reading the US National Climate Assessment and found it quite impressive!

We thought we’d share a series of images we think tell the story of what’s going on.

This is the 5th of 9 in the series.

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Via the report: ” The global extent and severity of mass coral bleaching have increased worldwide over the last decade. Red dots indicate severe bleaching.” (U.S. Global Change Research Program)

( http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/05/06/national-climate-assessment-15-arresting-images-of-climate-change-now-and-in-the-pipeline/ )

 

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