Jul 1, 2023 - Energy & Environment

Charted: El Niño is bad news for coral reefs

The next El Niño will supercharge ocean temperatures, spelling trouble for coral reefs, a major component of the ocean's ecosystems.

Why it matters: Coral reefs provide shelter for over 25% of ocean animals, and are economically key to over half a billion people's livelihoods.

Data: NOAA and GCRMN; Chart: Tory Lysik and Erin Davis/Axios Visuals
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