This post is almost a follow from an article I wrote very recently about how climate change has severely impacted the great barrier reef via a process called coral bleaching. The article detailed the use of blue carbon in order to reduce carbon dioxide in our oceans. I finished the article with a sense of hope that if we act quickly then places such as the great barrier reef could be saved from human-mediated destruction.
However, I recently read an article found on Outsideonline.com where the first line read:
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old.