Between and , the United States set off 23 nuclear explosions on and around Bikini Atoll, a broken sliver of sandy islands near the northern edge of the Marshall Islands, in the tropical North Pacific. Looking forward to your exploration of this important concept! The lesson of Bikini Atoll is not that the dangers of nuclear contamination have been overstated, nor certainly that natural systems can bounce back from anything. With luck, and effort, a resilient Japan will similarly rebound from its current tripartite disaster, in ways that other countries—Haiti after its earthquake 14 months ago, the US Gulf Coast after Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon—have not, for a set of reasons as specific, and perhaps as quantifiable as the Bikini reefs. Sea surface temperatures were elevated above 55, degrees C, meter-high surface waves scoured the low-lying terrain and blast columns punched down with obliterating force onto the lagoon floor 70 meters below. It is a demonstration of what poets and social scientists alike would recognize as resilience—that ineffable quality of somehow remaining unbroken in the face of the unexpected and the catastrophic. Measuring and enhancing resilience in human communities is a relatively new endeavor—one I plan to write about in the coming weeks—and it is perhaps easier to quantify resilience in the ecological than in the human sphere.
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Some species have disappeared, especially those that lived only in lagoons, and others are newly present. If you no some way to wash all the radioactive contamination out of the soil, the world would love to hear from you… [[edited out a long series of links to stories about the harmful impacts of radiation from weapons testing and Chernobyl … please see next comment for explanation why, and my response. The lesson of Bikini Atoll is not that the dangers of nuclear contamination have been overstated, nor certainly that natural systems can bounce back from anything. For one, it appears that the initial damage was patchy enough to allow some pockets of reef to survive intact, and act as seedbeds for broader recovery. I will not support the obscene governments that empty-scrotumly tested their war machines at Bikini Atoll. At Bikini, that resilience was possible, the authors argue, for several specific reasons.