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Reef grief

As the first of the world's ecosystems faces extermination at our hands, coral reef ecologist Peter Sale — Assistant Director of the Institute of Water, Environment and Health at the United Nations University in Ontario, Canada, and author of Our Dying Planet (published this autumn) — talks to Nature Climate Change.

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Figure 1: Changes in aragonite (calcium carbonate in corals and seashells) saturation (Ωaragonite) predicted to occur as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations (shown in ppm) increase plotted over shallow-water coral-reef locations (shown as pink dots).

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Vince, G. Reef grief. Nature Clim Change 1, 339–340 (2011).

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