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Experts estimate that almost all coral reefs could be gone by 2050, and the more we lose, the closer we get to a climate tipping point – a threshold that leads to dramatic and often irreversible changes in our environment. But according to the surfing scientists in Hawaii, not all hope is lost yet.

Baratunde Thurston meets Cliff Kapono, a Native Hawaiian who is using both science and surfing – or rather, his surfer’s understanding of the ocean – to protect coral reefs around the world. Cliff also discusses how surfing, coral reef restoration, and science are all intertwined and woven into his identity as a Native Hawaiian.

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