Climate Change: Coral Reefs On The Edge
Climate Change: Coral Reefs on the Edge was first made publicly available ahead of The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15). OAA remains committed to supporting information and education projects and is proud to host this authoritative 27 -minute video online.
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.
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg describes how increased Co2 concentrations 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 Co2 emissions are falling well short of what’s needed to protect coral reefs.
Created in collaboration with Education Services Australia, The Le@rning Federation, Specialty Studios and Plankton Productions, Climate Change: Coral Reefs on the Edge has been adapted for classroom use as a series of educational video modules with teacher’s guide, student templates and other useful material.
A comprehensive classroom education resource package, Climate Change and Coral Reefs, is available in Australia through Scootle, The National Digital Learning Resource Network and from The Video Project in the USA.
For more information – See Coral Reef Classroom Education Resources
See also related article: Dr Veron’s Coral Crisis presentation to Royal Society, London
See IPPC 5th Asessment Report, Chapter on the Oceans here: