[Coral-List] Used Car for Sale

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Thu Jan 10 22:29:59 EST 2008

I'm sorry, I didn't mean for it to sound like I was picking on anybody 
in particular.  It's all connected and it's almost impossible to stay 
"on track," especially since the discussion evolved into "what can we 
do?" which is a valid topic.  Please carry on with the passionate 
discourse in an effort to solve the problems of the world while bringing 
it on home to coral ecology.


Tom Williams wrote:
> Great used car.
> A while ago, my thought was what coral reef elements
> are most connected with 
> 1)  the elements of global warming...heat stress,
> bleaching, changes of CO2 in seawater/acidity...can it
> be check in cross-section of the reef structure
> itself...we did something a long time ago in paleo to
> see banding of CaCO3 in tests and shells of the
> Paleozoic.
> 2.  What is the Carbon footprint for marine surveys,
> monitoring etc...how many use sail rather than diesel.
>  How much water/air is pumped by marine institutes and
> could solar panels/wind turbines do the work.  What is
> the carbon print for the GPS satellites - vs
> sextant/astrolab...
> 3.  Teleconferencing rather than a lot of face2face
> conferences.
> I was going to summarize the mails but as you
> rightfully indicate no car or used car ("reused")are
> probably better than new ones.  I am waiting for all
> electric and am putting up 4-6KW of solar panels.
> Tom Williams 
> --- Jim Hendee <Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>    ...NOT!
>>    Okay, Team, now that we've blown off some steam
>> on the relative merits
>>    of  Detroit's  and  Tokyo's  and other
>> manufacturers' contributions to
>>    municipal  vehicle  technology and the world's
>> oil consumption, can we
>>    get a little more solidly back on track as
>> regards coral reef ecology,
>>    perhaps even as it relates to global climate
>> change?
>>        Thanks...Jim
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