Modern Day Noah's Ark Project to Fight Climate Change

London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 22, 2009 -- Climate change could cause humans to have to intervene to help protect animals from the damage caused by carbon emissions in a similar way to the biblical story of Noah and his Ark. While Noah rounded up the animals of the world two by two, British researchers have been doing a similar job with butterflies. Global warming is threatening the existence of some UK species and scientists from Durham University decided to carry out a study to check if moving them to colder climates might help them survive. Eight years ago the researchers transported two species (Small Skipper and Marbled White) from North Yorkshire to County Durham. The results have been positive with both colonies flourishing in the slightly cooler climate.Durham University professor Brian Huntley explained that the research could lead to other human-assisted migrations. `The success of the assisted colonisation demonstrates for the first time that moving species to areas identified as newly climatically-suitable can play a role in wildlife conservation,` he said.Scientists have recently been discussing building solar shield satellites to deflect the sun`s rays in an attempt to turn back the clock on global warming.

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