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Climate targets 'will kill coral'

Date : 2nd September 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Current climate targets are not enough to save the world's coral reefs - and policymakers urgently need to consider the economic benefits they bring. Those are two of the conclusions from a UN-backed project aiming to quantify the financial costs of damaging nature. Studies suggest that reefs are worth more than $100bn (60bn) annually, but are already being damaged by rising temperatures and more acidic oceans. The study puts the cost of forest loss at $2-5 trillion annually.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8233632.stm





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