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Coral reefs are highly sensitive ecosystems that are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to their dependence on specific environmental conditions. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

6. Coral reefs are highly sensitive ecosystems that are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to their dependence on specific environmental conditions. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question: 

Armed with scrub brushes, young scuba divers took to the waters of Florida’s Alligator Reef in late July to try to help corals struggling to survive 2023’s extraordinary marine heat wave.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the threats faced by Coral reefs and ways to conserve them.

Directive word: 

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, explain how climate change is impacting corals.

Also, write about various other factors which lead to coral depletion e.g. marine pollution, changes in ocean temperature.

Next, In brief write the implications and measure which can be taken to mitigate the impact on corals.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.