[Coral-List] Fw: The Preservation Predicament

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Wed Feb 6 10:29:16 EST 2008

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Andre J Cartwright/Nassau/MOT
02/04/2008 09:52 AM

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Re: [Coral-List] The Preservation Predicament

Well to some degree, I think that there will be effects of climate change 
that will be inevitable, and we should focus more efforts on adapting to 
climate change rather than trying to reverse it.  However, that is not to 
say that I feel there aren't measure that can be taken to slow down (and 
possibly weaken the effects of) climate change.

Andre Cartwright
Sustainable Tourism Development Officer
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation 
P.O. Box F-40251
Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas 
Main: 242-350-8600   Fax: 242-352-2714 
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----- Message from Miguel Castrence <miguel_castrence at fulbrightweb.org> on 
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[Coral-List] The Preservation Predicament


This recent NY Times article caught my attention, especially this 
provocative statement:

"Some conservationists advocate triage, accepting that some
ecosystems, like coral reefs, may not survive in a warmer world, and
putting their efforts elsewhere."

I wonder if such statements could be damaging for our endeavors.

Miguel Castrence
PhD Student | UH-Manoa Geography | www.geography.hawaii.edu
Graduate Degree Fellow | East-West Center | eastwestcenter.org
Research Assistant | Hawai`i Institute of Marine Biology | 

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