[Coral-List] Record setting cold in south Florida

David M. Lawrence dave at fuzzo.com
Fri Dec 10 16:39:00 EST 2010

What was condescending?  I thought my response was pretty tame -- for 
me, at least.

Certainly, if Gene understands the difference between climate and 
weather, he wouldn't -- or shouldn't -- post messages confusing the 
two.  Some people here understand the difference, and understand how the 
climate works, and don't need any reminders from me.  Others don't share 
our training and expertise, however, and they get confused.  I don't 
feel it is responsible to let comments such as Gene's pass without 
scientifically accurate rebuttal.

Of course, if scientific accuracy is not desired, I will be happy to 
focus my attention elsewhere.

But ... given the fact that we know there is a connection between 
climate, weather, and coral health, we really should be interested in 
sharing accurate information (not misinformation or disinformation) on 
how EACH component of the system works.


On 12/10/2010 2:22 PM, Christopher Hawkins wrote:
> Listers-
> The larger issue for me is that lately I open my Inbox and read some of the most condecsending posts (e.g., "Actually, those of us who understand how the CLIMATE works...").
> Unfortunately, the growing amount of such posts makes me question the utility of CL to me and my work.  I have been on the List more than a decade, and I don't recall ever feeling this way...
> For what it's worth...
> Chris
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