Climate Change: Pictures of a Warming World

Global Warming Pictures: Glacier National Park, Montana, and Melting Ice
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A partly bleached coral reef is blindingly white next to healthy coral. Rising ocean temperatures, one of the many effects of global warming, are threatening coral reefs around the world. In response to the warming temperatures, a process known as bleaching occurs. Although bleaching doesnt kill coral reefs, they become more vulnerable to diseases.

Warming oceans may also be decreasing the level of phytoplankton, a natural absorber of carbon dioxide.

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Photo gallery by Chelsea Lane-Miller
Photograph courtesy USGS/Florida Integrated Science Center
 
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