Scientists considering freezing coral reef samples to save them
Scientists from around the world who met in Denmark over the weekend to discuss coral reefs believe that they will all disappear from our waters altogether.
Things are so bleak they are talking about taking samples of coral species and freezing them in liquid nitrogen until a point where global temperatures can be stabilised.
A meeting in Denmark took evidence from researchers that most coral reefs will not survive even if tough regulations on greenhouse gases are put in place.
Scientists proposed storing samples of coral species in liquid nitrogen.
That will allow them to be reintroduced to the seas in the future if global temperatures can be stabilised.
Legislators from 16 major economies have been meeting in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, to try to agree the way forward on climate change.
The meeting has been organised by the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (Globe).