We are no longer just living in the world. In fact, we are now exploiting it. However, no matter how hard we try to ignore it, our exploitation isn’t without its harmful impact. Now more than ever we are beginning to realize that everything is interconnected. If we are harming the environment, then the same harm is coming to us. Climate change in recent years shows the same. Most of it is due to global warming, which is, for the most part, a purely man-made phenomenon and has many destructive effects associated with it. However, before learning about the destructive effects of global warming we should first understand what it actually is.
Coral Reef Bleaching
The knockout punch of global warming is clearly reflected in the massive bleaching of the coral reefs, causing a wipeout of the colonies. This has been observed in a recent study published in Journal Science after bringing together the observations of more than 100 global reefs since the 1980s when such bleaching events were hardly noticed.