We are constantly being told that corals are in danger of extinction from global warming and ocean acidification. It is difficult to overstate how ridiculous these claims are.
Corals evolved 500 million years ago when CO2 levels and temperatures were much higher.
Corals normally grow at depths less than 30 metres, which means that all modern coral reefs had to have formed during the last 8,000 years.
Corals spawn very quickly. Bikini Island was vaporized in the 1950s by the world’s largest nuclear explosion. It now has some of the healthiest corals in the world. “An amazing sight is seeing the spawning of the coral, which happens in late spring/early summer and is often called an ‘underwater snowstorm‘”
Corals regularly survive temperature changes of 10C
The scientific record shows us that corals are very adaptable. When environmental conditions become unfavorable, they move. The principle of natural selection tells us that adaptable creatures survive, and people obsessed with “sustainability” get thrown out of office next week.
What threatens corals is real pollution. CO2 is just a mindless distraction.