[Coral-List] What do coral reef scientists perceive are the major threats to Caribbean coral reefs?
sealab at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 15 09:52:22 EDT 2014
While it is certainly a challenge to clearly portray the synergy of impacts
that multiple stressors have on coral reefs without confusing people into
inertia, the issue is being greatly distorted by a deliberate campaign
designed to continue the debate based on promoting the false proposition
that there is a substantial level of scientific disunity. I donât really see
that beyond the fringes and would argue that a clear consensus exists. The
eleven threats listed below seem to provide obvious support for Alina's case
for primacy of human causation. So while people may be the solution, they
can't possibly provide a satisfactory resolution without first recognizing
and accepting their role as primary drivers of the problem at hand.
1.Ocean warming 2.Disease 3.Ocean acidification 4.Overfishing
5.Sedimentation 6.Coral bleaching 7.Disease 8.Coastal development 9.Human
population growth 10.Algal competition 11.Laws and enforcement.
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