Bio-Rock Proves We Can Adapt

by William Yeatman on December 5, 2007

Right off the coast of Indonesia, site of an on-going UN climate confab, scientists have re-animated coral reefs that were dying only a few years ago because of global warming. Using a metallic lattice fed with a low level electrical current, dubbed a “Bio-Rock,” the scientists have revived coral reef ecosystems once imperiled by warmer water temperatures thought to be caused by climate change.


Delegates at the Bali climate treaty negotiations would be wise to take notice of this testament to ingenuity. All too often lost amid the dire warnings of catastrophic global warming is the fact that human beings, when pressed, are remarkably adept at manipulating their natural surroundings. Three cheers for adaptation!

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