How our oceans and coastal communities can adapt to a changing climate

John Tanzer, WWF International’s Oceans Practice Leader

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I was five years old when I first swam in the clear waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. As a native north Queenslander, my holidays and weekends were spent at my grandparents’ house on the ocean at Saunders Beach, exploring this unique marine ecosystem. It inspired a career in marine…