Israelis Join World Bank Coral Preservation Research

A pair of noted Tel Aviv University coral experts, Yosi Loya and Eugene Rosenberg, have joined a World Bank project whose ambitious mission is to save the world’s coral reefs. The two professors were sought by the Bank because in addition to being leaders in the basic research of coral biology and coral microbiology, they’ve proven themselves effective in the hardball world of Middle Eastern environmental politics.

Professors Loya and Rosenberg strongly and explicitly support the controversial view that coral morbidity and mortality are a consequence of anthropogenic global warming which can be moderated only by coordinated political action by the world’s governments.

More on the World Bank coral reef project and Professors Loya and Rosenberg can be reviewed here.