In what must be one of the most shocking discoveries of the century, (for imbecilic climate nut jobs) , scientists have discovered things adapt to changes!!! From the story of the study……
In a study published in the journal PLoS One, an international team of researchers reports that coral populations, which unexpectedly survived a massive bleaching event in 2010 in South-East Asian waters had previously experienced severe bleaching during an event in 1998.
The team analysed what happened at three sites during the 2010 event and found that in Indonesia, corals responded to higher sea temperatures in a typical way, with fast-growing branching species – such as staghorn corals – suffering severe die-offs. But at sites monitored in Singapore and Malaysia, the usual trend was reversed: normally susceptible colonies of fast-growing Acropora corals appeared healthy and fully pigmented, while most colonies of massive coral were severely bleached. ……..
“This suggests that the thermal history of these sites may have played an important role in determining the bleaching severity in 2010.
“When we looked at archived sea-surface temperature data and past bleaching records we found that the locations that had a reversed hierarchy of susceptibility and less severe bleaching in 2010 also bleached during 1998. In contrast, the site that had a normal bleaching hierarchy and severe bleaching did not bleach in 1998.
“The most parsimonious explanation, therefore, is that coral populations that bleached during the last major warming event in 1998 have adapted and/or acclimatised to thermal stress. This is controversial because many scientists believe that corals have exhausted their capacity to adapt to thermal stress.” notes lead author Dr James Guest.
Hudda thunk it?!?!?! Well, in a few decades or so, the alarmists may catch up to present skeptic understanding. Congrats to the nut jobs who finally gained some understanding, albeit incomplete and stubbornly.