[Coral-List] Ove's blogg

Jim Hendee jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Thu Jul 26 08:14:40 EDT 2007

I would agree with Gene! 

As moderator of this list, I try to allow some marginal posts now and 
then, asking myself "does this have anything to do with coral reef 
ecosystems," or does it address the bulleted list of topics at,

    http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list ?

Now, obviously climate change is of big concern to many coral 
scientists, but I would hate to see the argument drift into a general 
climate change debate, with no or little direct relevance to, say, coral 
calcification issues.  If you look back at Ove's original posting, at


you will see that in fact he listed a URL where you can join the debate, 
no doubt with Gene's same considerations in mind.

So, don't be surprised if your comment to Coral-List goes into the 
dumpster if it's not directly related to coral ecosystems!

    Moderatingly yours,

Gene Shinn wrote:
> I am a little concerned about using the coral list as a forum for a 
> blog. It will pit reef scientists, both biological and geological, 
> against each other. The subject has so many political and economic 
> ramifications that I doubt it should be on a web site such as this. 
> There are so many GCC pro Anthropogenic and anti Anthropogenic folks 
> that I doubt this will be a beneficial effort. It may degenerate into 
> name calling. Gene

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