World Ocean Conference (Part I): Key coral reefs ‘could disappear’

It’s 2099, and across south-east Asia, a hundred million people are on the march, looking for food. The fish they once relied on is gone.

Communities are breaking down; economies destroyed. That is what we can expect, says the new WWF report, if the world’s richest coral reef is destroyed. And that, it says, could happen this century.

It’s billed as a worst-case scenario, but the report’s chief author, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, says it is not as bad as the future we’re currently headed towards. Continue reading World Ocean Conference (Part I): Key coral reefs ‘could disappear’