Great Barrier Reef
Consumers in the Reef
Global Warming in the Great Barrier Reef
Rising temperatures in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia are having a negative effect on the plants and animals living there. The increased temperatures are not only causing corral bleaching but are making it harder for its inhabitants to thrive. If temperatures continue to increase creatures may become ill and not grow as much, and may wipe out some inhabitants and species all together. The heat is being caused by global warming. Studies show that the increased temperatures are caused by polution across the world. The fumes and smoke being released from factories and cars into the air goes into the atmosphere and breaks it down, allowing more heat from the Sun to reach the surface of Earth. Some steps have been taken to eliminate some of the pollution but there is still alot being created. To slow-down/ eliminate this problem we must stop releasing the smog toxic gasses, stop using cars and find a way to stop factories from producing the fumes and smoke. If we don't, not only will species and creatures in the Great Barrier Reef be affected but other animal, plants, and people across the world will, too. Eventualy, it will be so unbearably hot there will be more droughts, plants will die, and organisms will be dehydrated. Over time, global warming may completely destroy our planet and wipe out the human race as well as all of the other creatures. If humans don't change their ways, there may not be any other hope. Find out ways for you to help your environment, stop global warming, and save the great barrier reef. Get out, get help, and make a change.