Florida is in for more dead corals, sea rise and floods, says new UN climate report


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Oceans have spared the world the worst of climate change, but those days may be over soon, according to a new United Nations report on climate change.

The ripple effect for Florida, whose economy depends on the bright blue waters that ring the state, could include more dramatic flooding, faster, as well as a scary new phenomenon that’s killing coral reefs and reefs.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, released this week, said the ocean’s days of soaking up excess carbon and insulating the world from the worst impacts of climate change are numbered.
“It is virtually certain that the global ocean has warmed unabated since 1970 and has taken up more than 90% of the excess heat in the climate system,” scientists wrote.
In a world with carbon dioxide emissions run rampant, the new report paints a bleak picture, said Michael…



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