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Discuss therising threat and impact of coral bleaching on coral reefs of the World.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

5.Discuss therising threat and impact of coral bleaching on coral reefs of the World. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express, UN.ORG

Why this question:

The article presents a picture of rising threat and impact of coral bleaching on coral reefs of the World.Scientists have warned that the Great Barrier Reef will face a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks; following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural world has ever endured.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the effect of coral bleaching on the coral reefs of the world.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly define what corals are, what coral bleaching is.

Body:

Coral reefs are important hotspots of biodiversity in the ocean. Corals are animals in the same class (Cnidarian) as jellyfish and anemones. They consist of individual polyps that get together and build reefs. Discuss the significance of coral reefs first. Explain then the threats that they are possibly facing.Discuss the factors responsible for Coral Bleaching. Highlight the consequences of It on the ecology of coral reefs around the world. Suggest what needs to be done to overcome the challenge.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.