Article Analysis: The article points out that the Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger, and if we do not do something soon, could be damaged forever. Damaging the reef is dangerous because it is home to many creatures in the sea, and could ultimately lead to their extinction too! The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most, if not the most diverse ecosystem in the world. The reef protects the coastline and provides habitats for a multitude of different species. Ultimately, humans are the root of the problem. In order to help prevent the death of the reef we need to limit pollution and fertilizer runoff. We are contributing to many green houses gases and uses pesticides that contain harmful chemicals. If stronger limitations are placed on pollution emission and pesticide use, there is hope for the reefs survival. However, if we continue to use more and more pesticides and burn more greenhouse gases, the reef will suffer more and continue to die.