[Coral-List] acropora alternative opinion POGO SAYS
ctwiliams at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 10 00:33:58 EDT 2007
I have stayed out of this til now.
As Pogo said many years ago regarding the environment:
WE HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND HE IS US 9pronoun not
I have seen many sites and many dying coral
reefs...shallow water is the easiest to fill, most
affected by sedimentation, water quality and the
indirect effects of deforestation and farming plus the
direct need of most food fastest = dynamite fishing..
--- John Ware <jware at erols.com> wrote:
> I couldn't agree more. One of the points of
> greatest frustration to me
> is all the discussion about MPAs and reef
> restoration (and I know that
> Tom is heavily involved in this) and related topics
> when the real
> problems are global in extent. I greatly fear that
> reefs as we know
> them are doomed (is that too strong?). One you get
> right down to it,
> the number one problem for reefs is people - too
> darn many of them and
> too much consumption of goods.
> No amount of restoration, MPAs, monitoring, genetic
> analysis, and on and
> on are addressing the real problem.
> See you at 2008 ICRS?
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