people living in proximity to the coastline may inadvertently cloud waters

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people living in proximity to the coastline, may inadvertently cloud waters through actions such as deforestation, hindering the coral’s ability to grow and develop.(O'Connor, J p.11–21) Reducing greenhouse emissions, conserving energy, and using more public transportations are all tiny solutions derived from the bigger solution, reducing pollution. Pollution is a big problem in the world towards many things not just coral. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, try using energy efficient light bulbs.(NOAA, What…) And even though we sometimes need heart and air conditioning when it is too hot or cold, using less of it could help with saving coral. Conserving energy is probably something you are always told and not just to save coral. At least once, you were most likely told to turn off the light after leaving a room and to only use lights in a room when needed. Another solution is to drive less and got to public transportations or even ride a bicycle and walk. All of these solutions are on going and not permanent, therefore they are failed solutions. Most of them are not succeeding due to our own carelessness, we do not care enough to do these little things to save coral. When joining organizations that help save coral they usually educate you on coral and what you could do to help. Even though a lot of people know what to do to save coral such as getting together with your community to pick up trash at nearby beaches. Knowing this still does not make many people get up and take action. Many experts have been trying inform tourists to not break off coral as presents and practice safe boating and even not touching the coral.(NOAA,
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Garza 5 What..)By touching the coral, it causes sedimentation which smothers coral.(O’Connor, pp.11- 21) Coral is still being broken off even with people knowing they are destroying it but they are giving something memorable so to them it is more important than the coral dying. There are new proposed solutions that have a high possibility of saving coral reefs. One of those solutions is that scientists are using 3D printing to create new coral reefs. The structures will be made from calcium carbonate which will have the same chemical and physical makeup of a natural coral. The action aimed for is to attract “polyps take root and grow into new reefs.”(Boat International, par.10) This will be in combat against coral bleaching and acidification problems. Although it is too early draw any definite conclusions, the analysis for right now is promising. Scientist are trying to find a way to save the reefs from coral bleaching by manipulating clouds to become brighter and larger. Research shows that if they can alter the clouds to lay low, they will be more reflective. With the clouds being more reflective, instead of the water getting hit by high temperatures, it will have a chance to cool down a few degrees. According to atmospheric science letters, by seeding the clouds with tiny droplets of seawater would “buy reefs fifty years of protection from bleaching.”(Mat McDermott, 2) In conclusion, I can conclude that humans are the problem to coral extinction. Climate change and pollution are the main causes but it is because of us. Many solutions have been said
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