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May 13, 2009
Climate change threatens world’s coral reefs

Scientists from the World Wildlife Fund released a report that says the ocean’s vast coral reefs — the building blocks of marine life — are under serious threat from climate change. Without drastic change, the scientists said, hundreds of thousands of species could be in jeopardy.

Many of the scientists attending the World Ocean Conference in Indonesia say the focus is going to be on the need for more research to understand how climate change is affecting the oceans.

Michael Novacek, the provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, joins Martin Savidge to discuss how carbon emissions on land are impacting the underwater environment and global progress in cutting emissions.

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