Gallery: The World’s Coral Reefs May Become Extinct by 2100, Warn Scien...

 

Dinosaurs and the Dodo could soon have an unexpected companion in the annals of extinction. A recent study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution of Science reveals that all of the world’s coral reefs could be dead or dying within the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue along their current trend. Carbon emissions have already lowered the ocean’s pH-level by 0.1 point and the problem is only getting worse, which could spell disaster for coral.

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