[Coral-List] Record setting cold in south Florida

Dana Del Raye stingrayd at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 19:52:24 EST 2010

When posters use language such as "AGWs", it signals to me that they have
begun to view the issue in a quasi-political framework.  I don't think that
is very constructive. This thread started with a honest question about La
Nina and climate change. Unfortunately, that question was responded to with
a "poke" rather than the respectful reply (one way or the other) I feel it
deserved.  If these "pokes" had some content or references, they may be
valuable, but otherwise they represent just as much heat and hot air as the
If you've got a point to make, it wouldn't hurt to back it up. I'm not
against some healthy humor, but I don't see the value or maturity of "poking
for poking's sake".

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 6:27 AM, Dale W Griffin <dgriffin at usgs.gov> wrote:

> Chris......I agree and offer a public health explanation for this emerging
> phenomenon.
> A new illness has manifested itself on the CL which I will term
> .....Shinnfluenza......the etiological agent (Gene's posts) only infects
> AGW+'s (there are obviously only two extant types, AGW+'s and
> AGW-'s)....this infection causes AGW+'s to pen heated rebuttals and
> prematurely press their email 'send' button
> I think Billy Causey's recent post regarding the wisdom of hitting the
> 'delete' versus the 'send' button was one that should be kept in mind
> and to be CL compliant.....I hope the Keys corals fare better this winter
> than last
> keep poking Gene.....
> "Everybody is ignorant, just on different subjects"
>                                           Will Rogers
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