[Coral-List] Mark Eakin and climate change

Gene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Thu Aug 2 13:26:45 EDT 2007

Mark, That is a well tempered statement and quite correct. You might 
be interested in this BBC website article linking Asian dust with 
warming and glacier melting. The full story will be in the Aug 2, 
issue of Nature.
Interesting that while this article says Asian dust is causing 
warming NOAA has released several articles suggesting that African 
dust causes cooling that led to the reduced number of Atlantic 
hurricanes last summer. Interestingly the Virgin Island charter boat 
and insurance industry had that figured out in early July 2006 and 
made the decison not to move their charter boats to safe areas. Of 
course it is a more complicated story that just the dust reducing 
sunlight reaching the Atlantic. Gene


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