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Endangered Reefs, Threatened People

In a recent study, a group of scientists mapped human dependence on coral reefs and future threats to them. The findings are worrying – many places where people depend on coral reefs are the same places that are mostly likely to suffer damage from climate change and ocean acidification. 
Large numbers of people living in coastal areas of Southeast Asia are at greatest risk from both future bleaching and ocean acidification, while many other regions where people depend on coral reefs face high risk from at least one of these threats.