[Coral-List] Whats really killing the corals
Magnus L Johnson
M.Johnson at hull.ac.uk
Sat Jul 1 12:01:36 EDT 2017
I'm not sure focussed regional action will ever make a difference (except to keep privileged white folks in jobs in nice places). Saving coral reefs (and other important habitats) requires a global change and an improvement in education, redistribution of wealth and general improvement in GDP accompanied by improved environmental appreciation/awareness. We academics and environmentalists need to get out of our silos and think "bigly".
As GDP increases birth rate falls
As education increases, particularly of women, birth rate falls
From: Phil Dustan [mailto:dustanp at cofc.edu]
Sent: 01 July 2017 01:06
To: John Ogden <jogden at usf.edu>
Cc: Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu>; coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Whats really killing the corals
Has anyone thought about a poster that speaks to the fact that science, monitoring, conservation, and management have failed to stop the ecological collapse of the Florida Keys reefs as economic development and "progress"
have dominated the region? Maybe the new slogan should be, "Imagine the Keys without corals"?
On Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 8:03 AM, Phillip Dustan <phil.dustan at gmail.com>
> Dear Liters,
> Has anyone thought about a poster that speaks to the fact that
> science,monitoring, conservation, and management have failed to stop
> the ecological collapse of the Florida Keys reefs as economic
> development and "progress" have dominated?
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 10:51 PM, John Ogden <jogden at usf.edu> wrote:
>> Or perhaps to put a finer point out there, it is the continuing,
>> accelerating and relentless growth of the global human population.
>> On 6/29/2017 2:16 PM, Eugene Shinn wrote:
>> > With the Coral Reef Task Force meeting a little more than a month
>> > away I pulled out an article I wrote for Sea Frontiers Magazine 28
>> > years ago. I was stunned. I think many of you will agree it could
>> > have been written yesterday. That’s how far we have come. I thank
>> > the late Gilbert Voss for challenging me to write the piece in
>> > 1989. Gene
>> > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.mari
>> John C. Ogden
>> USF Professor Emeritus, Integrative Biology
>> 190 18th Avenue North
>> St. Petersburg, FL 33704 USA
>> Cell: 727-641-4673
>> Email: jogden at usf.edu
>> &e= https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__biology.
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