The UK government is proposing banning plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton swabs and calling on Commonwealth countries to do the same to reduce plastic waste and protect the world's oceans.
"Transitioning the global economy to renewable energy sources, on the other hand, will not only save coral reefs — it will remove the threat to the rest of the world’s ecosystems and species as well. I support the search for short-term solutions for coral reefs. But the only way this ends well is if we radically reduce our carbon emissions."
- Dr. John Bruno
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