NAHA — The Environment Ministry has prepared an emergency declaration over coral deaths caused by rising sea temperatures from global warming.
In an emergency countermeasures meeting of experts held in Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday, the ministry inked out the declaration, which states that coral could die out in the waters around Japan by the 2070s.
The ministry concluded in the declaration that it will mainly promote the development of new technologies to transplant and cultivate coral, and designate coral reef areas to prioritize conservation. It will also promote measures against global warming.
Swift action sought
2070s? They’re kidding, right? It’s gonna be much quicker than that! It’s heartbreaking to see the incredible beauty of coral reefs all around the world burning out… heartbreaking!