[Coral-List] resiliency, sustainable development, etc. [from Mike Risk]

Jeffrey Low cat64fish at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 8 22:31:30 EST 2006

Mike, you can ramble on as long as you want ... worth the read, in my humble opinion ... especially the part about Dick Cheney being a scientist ... lol

Jim Hendee <Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov> wrote:
There is great concern now amongst reef scientists about the impacts of
climate change: coral bleaching, ocean acidification, sea level rise. We
do not know when the blow will strike: best guesses would say some time
in the coming century, but the wild card is research that shows rapid
climate change can occur in only a few years. Al Strong-I read the
plenary to which you refer, in which the author states that climate
change is “not proven.” Puts me in mind: every year, some sportswriter
in Toronto predicts that the Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup that
year. (To the uninitiated: this refers to a team which plays ice hockey,
a sport Canadian women do very well.) The writer gains instant notoriety
for making such a ridiculous prediction, and then fades back into the
obscurity from which he came. The CO2 increase is fact, and the reality
of climate change is now accepted by virtually every climate scientist
on the planet except Dick Cheney.

  This post sort of got away from me, and I apologise for its length. I do
tend to ramble on about things dear to my heart.

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