[Coral-List] Is any reef "remote?"
riskmj at mcmaster.ca
Tue May 16 15:24:41 EDT 2017
On the contrary. In previous posts, I have said that we need to focus on the
local, because we have some control over that (active tourism works
wonders). If, for example, we project Gardner's curve/trend into the future,
and use Florida as an example, we can see that the world's reefs will all
have (vast majority) been dead decades before the oceans reach their thermal
limit. Think globally, act locally..
You are an American-I will put it to you like this. Do you think you would
have more success convincing your friends and neighbours to check out the
sewage disposal systems of any proposed holiday resorts, or convincing your
country to give up fossil fuels?
One is possible, and will produce results. The other...ins'allah.
From: Dennis Hubbard [dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu]
Sent: May 16, 2017 2:10 PM
To: Risk, Michael
Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Is any reef "remote?"
Just to play devil's advocate (as someone who thinks of myself as largely a
"climate scientist"), does anyone think that we need to just give up on all
locally based management and focus on emissions because, "unless we change
that, nothing else matters"?
On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 9:15 AM, Risk, Michael <riskmj at mcmaster..ca>
For those of you who may still harbour the belief that there are reefs
isolated from human impacts:
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