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The coral reef crisis: the critical importance of<350 ppm CO2.

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Temperature-induced mass coral bleaching causing mortality on a wide geographic scale started when atmospheric CO(2) levels exceeded approximately 320 ppm. When CO(2) levels reached approximately 340 ppm, sporadic but highly destructive mass bleaching occurred in most reefs world-wide, often associated with El Niño events. Recovery was dependent on the vulnerability of individual reef areas and on the reef's previous history and resilience. At today's level of approximately 387 ppm, allowing ...

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Hoegh-Guldberg, O More by this author
Lenton, TM More by this author
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Journal:
Marine pollution bulletin
Volume:
58
Issue:
10
Pages:
1428-1436
Publication date:
2009-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-3363
ISSN:
0025-326X
URN:
uuid:1e7b25c2-b9a9-48a5-9236-84fb7c6f9f6a
Source identifiers:
244687
Local pid:
pubs:244687

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