The Great Barrier Reef Isn't Dead (Not Yet, At Least)
An environmental writer penned an obituary for the Great Barrier Reef — and people believed it.By Lindsey Pulse | October 14, 2016
You might have heard the Great Barrier Reef is dead — it's not. At least, not according to scientists.
Rowan Jacobsen wrote an obituary for the 25-million-year-old reef early this week.
The problem: People believed it. Not only did that article make its rounds, but a ton of click-bait spinoffs also claiming the reef died took over social media, too.