Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where coral bleaching has become more serious = January 2018 (provided and jointly provided by THE OCEAN AGENCY)

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, where coral bleaching has become more serious = January 2018 (provided and jointly provided by THE OCEAN AGENCY)

[New York Joint]The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has compiled a report by the 5th that all coral reefs may disappear in the world’s oceans due to the rise in seawater temperature due to global warming. As the international community continues to rely on fossil fuels, it warned that in 2034, the bleaching phenomenon that would lead to the death of coral reefs would become normal and the danger of disappearance would increase.

In Japan, coral reefs are distributed in Okinawa, Kagoshima, Tokyo and the Ogasawara Islands. According to the report, “whitening may become normal in 2012 even in the waters around Japan.”

The report predicted that continued reliance on fossil fuels would lead to severe bleaching almost every year.