[Coral-List] $33B Hawaii Reefs Economic Value

Steve Mussman sealab at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 22 16:17:44 EST 2011

Don’t lose sight of the fact that despite divergent perspectives
on the methods of appraising coral reef ecosystems, it is apparent 
that there is unanimity on the basic principle that it is imperative 
to (in some way) effectively articulate the illimitable value of 
this resource and the gravity of current conditions. 

Consider that perhaps the most compelling and persuasive approach 
should not be one-dimensional anyway. 

What’s wrong with using monetary values to affect one segment of 
societies while utilizing a more esoteric approach with those who
prefer dealing with more abstract ideals? 

Invoke Machiavelli on this one. 
Just do what you have to do to get the point across.



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