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The desperate race to cool the ocean before it’s too late

17 mins | Oct 6, 2020
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Over 500 million people depend on reef ecosystems for food and livelihoods. "Even if the temperature increase eventually stabilizes at 1.5 °C a century or two from now, it's not known how well coral reef ecosystems will survive a temporary overshoot to higher temperatures." In this excerpt from her book 'After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration', published in MIT Technology Review, Holly Jean Buck explains the dangers of rising ocean temperatures, and whether geoengineering could be a viable solution.
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