[Coral-List] Alert Diver Article on proposed coral listing

Steve Mussman sealab at earthlink.net
Wed May 15 09:16:44 EDT 2013

   This thread began with reference to an article published in a popular diving
   periodical that dared to openly discuss some of the threats to coral reefs
   including greenhouse gases, rising levels of CO2, burning fossil fuels,
   ocean  warming  and acidification.  In the same issue a marine science
   icon espoused reasons for optimism because after all "Half the planet's
   coral reefs are still in good shape. Ten percent of the sharks, swordfish,
   bluefin  tuna,  groupers,  snappers, halibut and wild salmon are still
   swimming".  Interesting to note that all the while the profane term climate
   change  never appeared in print, a bete noire, scientific snake oil it

   Perhaps I should gain solace in the fact that another piece in the same
   magazine explored the topic of aquarium diving.

   You  see  there  is hope  for restoring  reefs  in the future, it will
   just require a modest change of venue.


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