"Scientists recently confirmed the Great Barrier Reef suffered another
serious bleaching event last summer - the third in five years. Dramatic
intervention to save the natural wonder is clearly needed.
First and foremost, this requires global greenhouse gas emissions to be
slashed. But the right combination of technological and biological
interventions, deployed with care at the right time and scale, are also
critical to securing the reef’s future.
This could include methods designed to shade and cool the reef,
techniques to help corals adapt to warmer temperatures, ways to help
damaged reefs recover, and smart systems that target interventions to
the most strategically beneficial locations.
Implementing such measures across the breadth of the reef – the world’s
biggest reef ecosystem – will not be easy, or cheap. In fact, we believe
the scale of the task is greater than the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission
in 1969 – but not impossible."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics