[Coral-List] Bad news from thermally bleached corals

James Cervino PhD. jcervino at whoi.edu
Sat Dec 20 09:19:07 EST 2008

Dear Ove- The majority of "logical thinkers" agrees with you. Not only does he
have no handle on the truth, but a serious lack of understanding on biological
feedbacks (Margulis & Lovelock 1973) associated with physical and geological
processes on earth.

Bolts comments are all part of the far-right conservative "think-tankers" trying
convince the public that human induced heat trapping leading to global warming
is a falsehood.

The sun-spot and global brightening people are also out there trying to convince
the masses that the loss of the "sink-strength" ie massive deforestation, and
almost collapse in food-chain ocean dynamics has no effect on the carbon cycle.


Dr. James M. Cervino
Pace University &
Visiting Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Department of Marine Chemistry
Woods Hole MA.
NYC Address: 9-22 119st
College Point NY NY 11356
Cell: 917-620*5287

Quoting Ove Hoegh-Guldberg <oveh at uq.edu.au>:

* Thank you Gene.
* Now that you have dredged this up, I feel it is important to let the
* readership know, needless to say, that the column is full of misquotes
* and inaccuracies.  Perhaps not surprising given that the columnist
* (Andrew Bolt) is well-known for his endless 'opinions', poor
* understanding and disregard for the truth.  In this respect, he claims
* that there is no science (none at all!) behind global climate change,
* nor truth in the fact that Australian aboriginal people were mistreated
* in recent history (this is despite many victims still being alive
* today).  With respect to his disregard for the truth - Andrew has been
* successfully sued for defamation and other inaccuracies
* (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Bolt). What more can I say?
* This source is neither accurate nor science-based, and perhaps should
* not have appeared on coral list.
* Regards,
* Ove
* Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
* Smart State Premier's Fellow (2008-2013), Director, Stanford Australia;
* Reviewing Editor at Science Magazine, and Deputy Director, ARC Centre
* for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies; BLOG: www.climateshifts.org
* -----Original Message-----
* From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
* [mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Gene Shinn
* Sent: Saturday, 20 December 2008 12:28 AM
* To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
* Subject: [Coral-List] Good News from Australia
* Good News from the Melbourne Australia Herald Sun. "PROFESSOR Ove
* Hoegh-Guldberg, of Queensland University, is Australia's most quoted
* reef expert.
* He's advised business, green and government groups, and won our rich
* Eureka Prize for scares about our reef. He's chaired a $20 million
* global warming study of the World Bank.
* In 1999, Hoegh-Guldberg warned that the Great Barrier Reef was under
* pressure from global warming, and much of it had turned white.
* In fact, he later admitted the reef had made a "surprising" recovery.
* In 2006, he warned high temperatures meant "between 30 and 40 per
* cent of coral on Queensland's great Barrier Reef could die within a
* month".
* In fact, he later admitted this bleaching had "a minimal impact".
* In 2007, he warned that temperature changes of the kind caused by
* global warming were again bleaching the reef.
* In fact, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network last week said
* there had been no big damage to the reef caused by climate change in
* the four years since its last report, and veteran diver Ben Cropp
* said this week that in 50 years he'd seen none at all."  Gene
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