Blue Intox ?
“The Great Barrier Reef saved by giant gastropods?”, “Vinegar to eradicate the starfish that eats the Great Barrier Reef? “Or” Shining clouds would save the Great Barrier Reef “… That puzzles you? We do too.
And yet, we assure you, these titles are taken from serious newspapers that we respect elsewhere. We are delighted when the media talks about corals, and even more so when the general public is interested in them, but we can not help but smile at solutions proposed to protect endangered coral reefs. At Coral Guardian, we think that it is the man who has to adapt to nature, and not the other way around.
So it does not seem to us really credible to change the natural balance of whole ecosystems for that. We must consider the chain consequences of this kind of solution. Take the case of snails. Imagine that these super gastropods eat all the killer coral starfish and therefore multiply at high speed. Who will then save us from these exterminating snails able to eat everything in their path?
And if starfish had been the only problem of the Great Barrier Reef, then it would have be easy. But the real problem of this and other reefs is indeed global warming. These are the CO2 emissions that must be reduced. That’s the real solution. So the day the snails will eat CO2, why not, but for now, let’s concentrate our efforts to limit global warming.
COP23 is therefore expected to enforce the Paris Agreement without compromising on greenhouse gas emissions. This is how we will save the Great Barrier Reef and others.
PS: No, coral does not like the taste of plastic. Coral just ingests freshly immersed plastic more easily than plastic under water for a long time (and thus covered with a layer of bacteria) 😉