Earlier this year researchers at the University of Western Australia’s Ocean Institute found global warming had already exceeded 1.5 degrees.

The research found global warming had increased 0.5 degrees more than previously estimated and that the industrial-era warming began earlier than previously thought, in the mid-1860s.

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Image: Rising ocean tempratures and coral bleaching has severely impacted The Great Barrier Reef. By Sabangvideo

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Featured In Story: Emeritus Professor Malcolm McCulloch – Uiversity of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute

First aired on The Wire, Friday 26 April 2024