Global warming effects on forest fire, coral reefs

Public are open on the discussion of global warming effects, although some skeptics tend to questioning on the validation of climate researches.  Ring a bell about Climategate months ago?  The skeptics boosted the issue a while before a high-level meeting begin.

Now, public are open to discuss new research finding on climate change effect.  Two scientists published their research and showed just how risky global warming really is. As reminder, we have noted about global warming effect on poverty, drought and a publication emphasizing on how forest may exacerbate greenhouse effect.

A scientist from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Olga Pechony, concludes that if we do not dramatically reduce carbon emissions, subsequent warming is likely to lead to an unprecedented number of forest fires around the world. Pechony found that in the past, precipitation levels largely determined the extent of fires. From now on, however, rising temperatures likely will be the key factor. It seems that Pechony’s study is the most comprehensive look on how global wildfire patterns are changing due to global warming.


Instead of Pechony, there is Mark Eakin from the coordinator of Coral Reef Watch at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who studied the situation of coral reefs around the world. He said that 2010 will likely be one of the worst for coral reef. Eakin compared 2010 with other major coral die-offs, and found that reef damage may pose a serious threat to marine diversity and ecosystems.

Lost World: The Marine World of Aldabra and the Seychelles is one of good readings to understand about coral reef. This book will available at Amazon at the beginning of 2011 but you can pre-order now and get more saving.

Amazon describes the book as a visual journey into the aquatic world of this remote archipelago, and a celebration of its underwater world and spectacular marine wildlife. The Seychelles coral reefs are among the most extensive in the Indian Ocean, and the south western atoll of Aldabra was described by Sir David Attenborough as on of the wonders of the world. Mangrove forests and sea grass beds are also well represented, with a high leave of marine biodiversity.

Lost World: The Marine World of Aldabra and the Seychelles