WE’VE REACHED A TIPPING POINT FOR THE PLANET WHEN CORALS START GLOWING

 
 

We should all be very alarmed when corals start “glowing” — this is the visual indicator that planetary systems are starting to fail. For the first time in human history, we’re on the verge of losing global scale ecosystems on which we depend: starting with coral reefs.

Why coral reefs? Climate change is largely an ocean issue. The upper ocean is absorbing over 90% of climate change, heat putting coral reefs firmly on the frontline of the issue.

The ocean sustains all life on Earth, yet it is as fragile as the human body - with even a small change in temperature (as little as 1 degree C), vital systems start shutting down. This is what Glowing corals indicate, why we should all take notice and why we need them to inspire action.