If imminent action is only taken half heartedly, many popular tourist attractions will be destroyed irreversibly. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia, the world’s largest coral reef system, is a good example of climate change impact. Every year millions of scuba divers and snorkelers visit this spectacular marine life, however, with rising sea temperatures the reef started to bleach
in vast portions (like many other reefs). When coral bleaching occurs, the reef turns white and starts to die off taking also down the maritime life it surrounds. If younger generations want to preserve these natural beauties, sea water temperatures need to stop rising.