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to. This leads to global warming, and much of this excess heat is absorbed by the oceans, causing an increase in ocean temperatures. 6.What can we (as concerned citizens) do to alleviate this problem? Convince the reader that even our individual actions can add up to make a significant impact. (Conserve energy and resources to reduce GHG emissions, support pro-environment policy, etc.). •Every little bit counts; even small individual actions can lead to a domino effect of positive changes in societies and have a substantial impact on overall global change and decreased carbon footprints •Direct contributions to saving coral reefs: oKeeping oceans and shorelines clean oReducing chemicals used and never dumping them in storm drains oEat sustainable seafood oSpread awareness about coral reefs and be respectful of them when diving •Indirect ways to do your part to slow global warming: oLower carbon footprint to reduce the amounts of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere ▪Drive less/carpool ▪Recycle ▪Use energy-efficient household utilities ▪Use less paper and water References: (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)-reefs.html (7)(8)-content (9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)tion_atm/
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