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Great Barrier Reef Obituary

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There’s no denying the Great Barrier Reef is in serious trouble, having been hammered in recent years by El Niño and climate change. In April, scientists from the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies found that the most severe coral bleaching event on record had impacted 93 percent of the reef.

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Sadly, nothing will be done whether it's still dying or dead. That's what's truly heartbreaking about all of this.
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Its sad that its already dead when I haven't even visited it yet :(
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Hmm I think there is definitely some truth in this. Our planet is slowly dying, humanity is doomed. Sounds a bit nihilistic I know...
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The article detailed the life of the reef, its active membership in the ecological community, its worldwide fame and the coral bleaching that has led to its deteriorating health."The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness.
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Leading environmentalists have since spoken out against the obituary, saying the reef is suffering badly but still alive.
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It has not died. The obit was to show the world that it is in grave danger of dying.
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A widely shared"obituary" in Outside magazine last week inaccurately claimed that all of the Great Barrier Reef"passed away in 2016" after a brief battle with global warming and ocean acidification.
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Outside Magazine published a somewhat tongue-in-cheek obituary for the Great Barrier Reef earlier this week, citing its lifespan from 25 million BC-2016. The article detailed the life of the reef, its active membership in the ecological community, its worldwide fame and the coral bleaching that has led to its deteriorating health."The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old," read the article.
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An ‘obituary’ for the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest living structure – has been published by Outside magazine, mourning the loss of “an extremely active member of its community.
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Everyone is so concerned, but where is the out reach effort to preserve this living monument?
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This was a hoax.
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The sad truth is that we are losing it and it can not be replaced.
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