Plan Your Op-ed (Peyman Owrang)

  • The debate or controversy that I am writing about is that environmental destruction as a result of human interference is quite common and can have permanent effects on the coral reefs around the world. The impact that humans have on these ecosystems affects not only the reefs themselves but the organisms that depend on them as well. 
  • The Debate in this Topic is on whether or not humans have been the main cause of coral reef deterioration in recent years. The rise in carbon dioxide levels, as well as overfishing and harmful fishing methods, have killed many coral reefs, which in turn has reduced the biodiversity of many bodies of water. These are all due to human interference. 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/06/coral-reef-bleaching-global-warming-unesco-sites/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/06/blast-fishing-dynamite-fishing-tanzania/

What’s Killing Coral Reefs? And How Can We Stop It?

  • In this debate, I think/believe/argue that human interference has been the primary cause of coral reef deterioration and loss of biodiversity of many bodies of water around the world. 
  • My position is important because it helps us understand/know that as humans, we are the main cause of reefs and many fish populations dying and this has impacted many organisms worldwide.  

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