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Coral Reefs.

Gore says, “….. the most deadly cause of the recent, rapid, and unprecedented deterioration of coral reefs is believed by scientists to be higher ocean temperatures due to global warming.”

The deterioration of coral reefs predates any significant warming from greenhouse gases. A team of biologists who surveyed 14 of the earth’s major reef systems, found that “most…were substantially degraded before 1900,”

See Pandolfi, J.M., E. Bradbury, R. H. Sala, T. P. Hughes, K.A. Bjorndal, R.G. Cooke, D. McArdle, L. McClenachan, M. J. H. Newman, G. Paredes, R. R. Warner, J.B.C. Jackson, 2003. Global trajectories of the long-term decline of coral reef systems. Science 301: 955-958.

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