Paul Beckwith: My Condolences to Australia's Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef along the NE coastline of Australia is (soon to be was) the largest living ecosystem on Earth. It is dying, and it's loss will be devastating for planet Earth, not to mention Australia. Not only was the 2300 km long reef teeming with life (biological hotspot), it protects coastlines from storms and is a World Heritage tourist magnet. Of 520 reefs aerially surveyed, 516 were white (bleached) and of these at least 50% will die. Loss to biodiversity is incalculable.