People who think global warming isn’t really a thing, then please do explain why the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is dying. Scientist say it’s because of bleaching. And what’s causing the bleaching? Well, mass bleaching of this kind is caused by, get this: global warming. Alarmingly, that and El Niño has killed 35 percent of the coral in the northern and central parts of the famed reef in just the past few months. Fortunately, the southern section of the 1,400-mile reef has seen only minor damage. Warming waters caused by, again, get this, global warming, have been causing bleaching in reefs around the world for two years, but the damage in the Great Barrier Reef off Australia’s east coast has occurred over just two months. The good news is, bleached coral that hasn’t died can recover if the water temperature drops. The bad news is, there are still assholes out there with decision making powers who still deny global warming is even happening.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you The Fair To Middlin’ Barrier Reef.

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