Should We Become Hardened And Strong. The Industrial Revolution

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need to become hardened and strong. The Industrial Revolution was ultimately when man made fossil fuels became a problem for the environment. Before it, about 98% of Earth’s coral reefs were surrounded by waters with adequate aragonite saturation stats, which helped them maintain a healthy ecosystem (Oceana, 2014). However, now almost 60% of coral reefs are in waters that have less adequate aragonite saturated stats (Oceana, 2014), meaning that maintaining their hardened exterior has become increasingly difficult for coral across the globe. Researchers say that if the carbon dioxide concentration increases to 450 parts per meter (ppm), which it will if carbon dioxide emission is not controlled, over 90% of coral reefs will be in waters that cannot sustain the aragonite they need to survive (Oceana, 2014). Due to the rapid increase of carbon dioxide emissions, scientists believe that this is not far off. In fact, they fear that the concentration may double that of what it was prior to the Industrial Revolution, which would result in stopping coral growth entirely, and all existing coral reefs will begin to erode (Oceana, 2014). A prime example of some of the major damage being done to coral reef habitats is the Great Barrier Reef itself. The Great Barrier Reef is home to almost 400 types of coral, one of the biggest collections in the world (Iacurci, 2014). It is also home to over 1,500 species of fish, as well as 4,000 different types of mollusks (Iacurci, 2014). The Great
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