Posts tagged Earth
Will coral reefs survive the next 50 years, and what impact might their loss have if they don’t?

Economically, it is estimated that today’s coral reefs bring in a value of US$33 trillion per year due to their contributions towards food, tourism and medicine. Over 4000 species of fish and their food are reliant on coral reefs that, in turn, prop up 12% of the entire world’s fisheries.

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What is the most important place in the world?

Reaching a consensus on what is the most important place in the world would be an impossible task. For the myriad indigenous tribes of the Americas, Africa and Australasia, the forest constitutes a lifeline. In Western Africa or the Indian subcontinent, it may be the monsoon clouds that carry life-giving rains to parched lands.

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