28 min video - Climate Change: Coral Reefs on the Edge
December 28, 2009
In clear and direct language, one of the world's leading coral biologists, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, presents his scientific findings that show how increasing C02 levels are pushing the world's coral reefs to the brink of extinction.
In this 28 min video, he describes how increased CO2 concentration in the atmosphere are bringing about both warming of the seas and ocean acidification, which may both accelerate the disappearance of coral reefs in the next few decades. He warns that current efforts to curb C02 emissions are falling well short of what's needed to protect coral reefs.
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Ph. D. is currently Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is one of the world's foremost coral biologists and his groundbreaking papers on coral reefs are among the most cited publications on climate change.
Produced by Plankton Productions, Specialty Studios and Education Services Australia, this 28 min video presents and explains the issues and features breathtaking images of coral reefs from David Hannans collection.
→ Follow the Climate debate as it unfolds on Ove's blog at:
→ Find out more information about Ocean Acidification here: www.oceanacidification.net/
→ Update May 16, 2010: Comprehensive classroom education resource kit featuring this video presentation, instructional video modules hosted by Dr 'Kiki' Sanford, teacher's guide, student templates and other resources are now available in the USA through 'The Video Project' and online through Australia's 'The Learning Federation'.
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