[Coral-List] Re: different aspect of climate change for Ms. Forbes

Michael Risk riskmj at univmail.cis.mcmaster.ca
Thu Jun 10 20:30:05 EDT 2004

Hi Chuck.

I think we will all have other matters of concern. 

An increasingly unstable global climate, coupled with increased
meltwater inputs into the North Atlantic, will shut down the Gulf
Stream (Smith et al, Nature 1997-and now immortalised in The Day After
To-Morrow, "The movie the White House doesn't want you to see.")

Caribbean corals will fry-or rather, poach. Our Scandinavian colleagues
will move to the Virgin Islands to avoid the approaching glaciers.
There will be AT LEAST a 1,000-year lag before any reefs colonise the
flooded continents.

I would feel better about the climate research in which some of are
engaged if I saw one iota of hope that our governments were listening.

Someone oughtta write a paper about this. Paradise Lost.


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