Kim Cobb gives an update on the Great Barrier Reef

Coral reefs are dying, some are already dead due to global warming. Kim cobb comments about it.

To read the articles visit http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/study-stopping-global-warming-save-coral-reefs-46151042 and https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/science/great-barrier-reef-coral-climate-change-dieoff.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Scientists are trying to save them, but it will take some effort. Read about it visiting http://www.techtimes.com/articles/201391/20170313/great-barrier-reef-in-trouble-heres-how-scientists-try-to-save-it.htm

Biography

Kim Cobb

Kim Cobb’s research uses corals and cave stalagmites to reconstruct tropical Pacific temperature and rainfall patterns over the last decades to millennia.  She received her B.A. from Yale University in 1996, and her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in 2002.  She spent two years at Caltech in the Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences before joining Georgia Tech in 2004.  Kim’s research has received numerous awards, most notably a NSF CAREER Award in 2007, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2008, and a Sigma Chi Best Paper Award in 2013. She sits on the AAAS Climate Science Panel, the international CLIVAR Pacific Panel, and the international PAGES-CLIVAR Intersection Panel.

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