This past summer marked the worst on record for the Great Barrier Reef, with a mass coral bleaching event affecting over 53 countries. Rising global temperatures, driven by fossil fuels and exacerbated by the El Niño weather pattern, have placed immense stress on these delicate ecosystems. Despite these events, researchers and innovators are working closely towards finding solutions to protect these ecosystems.

Through groundbreaking research, marine biologists like Dr. Steven Simpson at the University of Exeter, have uncovered the vital role of underwater sounds—”eco-acoustics”—produced by marine animals in understanding and protecting coral reefs. The researchers use underwater speakers to attract coral larvae and fish to degraded reefs. This approach has shown promising results, offering hope for the future of coral reefs worldwide.

Another frontline reef restoration solutionist is Coral Vita. Coral Vita is a commercial coral farm that grows 24 different varieties of indigenous corals and uses cutting-edge methods that can accelerate growth by up to 50% and and increase the coral’s resistance to rising temperatures and acidity. The company aims to scale this farming model to restore reefs across oceans, to function as education centers and to attract tourist.

Despite the challenges of climate change, there is an increasing effort towards addressing the climate issues. At Time for Better, we embody hope and optimism. We stand ready to assist companies and organizations to communicate and amplify their efforts towards addressing climate issues.

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