Cutting emissions could save Great Barrier Reef

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According to a new report by the WWF, the Great Barrier Reef could continue to deteriorate unless we cut carbon dioxide emissions and switch to renewable forms of energy.

Carbon dioxide emissions caused by using dirty fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, trap heat causing global warming. The report suggests that the reef could recover if global warming levels do not rise by more than 2C over the next century.

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, of the University of Queensland Professor, who co-authored the report told Green Consumer Guide: "The only hope we have of saving these beautiful ecosystems lies in massively reducing heat-trapping gas emissions and stabilizing the earth's climate within 2 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels."