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Without urgent action, nearly ALL the world's coral reefs could be lost by 2050 to a phenomenon known as "coral bleaching." [1]

Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet, home to 25% of all marine life [4]. However, rising ocean temperatures are causing coral reefs to turn white and suffocate – a phenomenon called 'coral bleaching'. As we emit more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, we cause ocean water to warm, which causes corals to expel the vital algae living in their tissues. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is a case in point – amid record heat in 2015, a whopping 93% of the Reef experienced bleaching, according to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies [2]. This means the vast majority of the reef is dying; at immediate risk of extinction.

With 2016 officially declared the hottest year on record [3] our coral reefs are more vulnerable than ever. If we don't take action now, we will continue to see fish and invertebrate populations die in record numbers, and expose hundreds of millions of people to decreasing food security and increased poverty. By prioritizing clean energy and sustainability, we can minimize our carbon dioxide emissions and prevent higher ocean temperatures. Together, we can save our coral reefs.

Help us NOW by writing to Scott Pruitt, the incoming head of the Environmental Protection Agency, asking him to commit to our international pledge to cut carbon dioxide emissions in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and save coral reefs.

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Office of the Administrator 1101A

Environmental Protection Agency

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20460

Dear Administrator Pruitt,

I strongly urge the incoming United States to stay committed to our pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 under the Paris Agreement – despite recent political actions.  This would keep average global surface temperatures below a 2°C warming relative to the pre-industrial period, which will save our coral reefs from "coral bleaching" caused by ocean warming and acidification from fossil fuels.

If we don't reduce our CO2 emissions, coral reefs will continue to die off in record numbers.  We must ensure that more of the reef is protected from any kind of fishing.

Together, we can save these coral reefs and all who depend on them, both marine and human life.   I urge you to take action in lowering our country's CO2 emissions in order to save the coral reefs.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jul 21, 2018 Rosalinde Katz
Jul 21, 2018 Susan Verser
Jul 20, 2018 Nancy Willetts
Jul 19, 2018 Charlene Henley
Jul 19, 2018 Andrea Rematore
Jul 19, 2018 Jean-Pierre Lacan
Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 19, 2018 Brian Gottejman THANK GOODNESS PRUITT IS GONE. NOW ACT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR PLANET'S HEALTH
Jul 19, 2018 James Murphy
Jul 19, 2018 Dorothy Henry
Jul 18, 2018 nathalie van manen
Jun 30, 2018 Andrea Vos
Jun 29, 2018 jacklyn Yancy
Jun 29, 2018 Linda McMullin
Jun 29, 2018 Terri Robb
Jun 29, 2018 Carita O'Connor
Jun 29, 2018 Kim Taylor
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 17, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jun 17, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 14, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 8, 2018 Kathy Dorr
Jun 8, 2018 Lisa Osthues
Jun 8, 2018 Laura Valentine
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz
Jun 4, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
May 29, 2018 Wendy Dalton
May 29, 2018 Sally Wynn
May 27, 2018 marja leino
May 26, 2018 Nina Carey
May 25, 2018 Gavin Bornholtz
May 25, 2018 Nicole Goberdhan
May 25, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
May 23, 2018 Ursula Sand Lebon STOP KILLING OUR PLANET STOP KILLING OUR PLANET !!!
May 23, 2018 Krystal Burroughs
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 23, 2018 Carol Dixon
May 22, 2018 Peter Fell
May 22, 2018 Lori Grochowski
May 22, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
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May 22, 2018 Charmaine McCarroll
May 22, 2018 Lauren Madican
May 21, 2018 Diane Parks
May 21, 2018 Regina Enos
May 21, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 21, 2018 Kate Evans
May 21, 2018 Marge Schwartz
May 21, 2018 Susan Borghese

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