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One Planet: What are scientists doing to save the world’s dying coral reefs?

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, University of Buffalo Law Professor Irus Braverman discusses her new book, Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink.

Coral reefs are described as the rain forests of the ocean, but over the last 30 years, they’ve been devastated by global warming, over-fishing, pollution, coastal development, and ocean acidification.

What are scientists doing to save the world’s dying coral reefs?


Irus Braverman, Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, and author of Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Web Resources:

New Yorker: How to Write About a Vanishing World

Natural Defense Fund: New research sheds light on how to assess coral reef ecosystem health

The Guardian: Next generation ‘may never see the glory of coral reefs’

The NY Times: Ruth Gates, Who Made Saving Coral Reefs Her Mission, Is Dead at 56

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.