[Coral-List] Ove's blogg

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Fri Jul 27 04:10:22 EDT 2007

And I don't mean to squelch debate, I just don't see why we should 
duplicate on coral-list what Ove is doing on his blog, especially since 
the topic is so all-encompassing.  Whatever!  If you  want to post 
something of relevance here on coral-list, please do.


Ove Hoegh-Guldberg wrote:
> Dear Gene,
> As Jim writes, my intention is to invite the community to debate and but
> take the debate off coral list. I intend to conduct debate on a regular
> basis around the coral reef science issues as well as around those
> directly related to climate change.  Whether you like it or not these
> issues are highly topical and airing them in scientific manner is highly
> useful (which is the ambition of www.climateshifts.org). As for
> potential name calling, I have (as moderator) the ability like Jim to
> bin anything personal, unpleasant or wacky.  
> Regards,
> Ove
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> [mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Jim Hendee
> Sent: Thursday, 26 July 2007 10:15 PM
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Ove's blogg
> 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
> http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/pipermail/coral-list/2007-July/004570.html
> 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,
>     Jim
> 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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