Nature adapting quicker to climate change

  • 16/07/2013

There is a new study that suggests nature may be able to adapt to climate change faster than initially thought.

The seabed beneath the continental shelf of Antarctica has previously been regarded as very slow to grow and colonise marine life such as sponges.

However, when part of the shelf broke off several years ago, the changes meant marine life was forced to adapt.

And, the beaver is becoming somewhat of a hero in the fight against climate change.

AUT's Institute of Applied Ecology director Steve Pointing spoke to Rachel Smalley on Firstline this morning.

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source: newshub archive