Read here. A major scare claim by global warming alarmists is the for-sure destruction of coral reefs by climate change. Of course, they say this knowing full well that corals have survived millions of years of climate change already. In a recent example of the amazing resilience of coral, a reef was battered by multiple severe events, including: a category 5 cyclone (Firinga, of 29 January 1989) that caused 99% coral cover loss; a severe coral bleaching event in March 2002 that followed on the heels of cyclone Dina of January 2002; plus other bleaching episodes in 1983, March-April 1987 and February 2003.
Despite this extreme havoc over multiple years, the researchers discovered:
"the coral community distribution and composition in 2006 on Saint-Leu Reef did not display major differences compared to 1973....This pattern of recurrent recovery is truly remarkable, especially in light of the fact that "in the wake of cyclone Firinga, Saint-Leu Reef phase-shifted and became algae-dominated for a period of five years," and even more amazing when one is informed that following an unnamed cyclone of 27 January 1948, no corals survived."