[Coral-List] What do coral reef scientists perceive are the major threats to Caribbean coral reefs?
siwaban at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 22:03:56 EDT 2014
Hello Steve and all
Nrs 2 and 7 are Disease in your list. Could one of them be replaced with
Pollution (land and sea-based); also add UV/atmospheric degradation?
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:52 AM, Steve Mussman <sealab at earthlink.net> wrote:
> While it is certainly a challenge to clearly portray the synergy of
> that multiple stressors have on coral reefs without confusing people
> 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.
> eleven threats listed below seem to provide obvious support for Alina's
> for primacy of human causation. So while people may be the solution,
> can't possibly provide a satisfactory resolution without first
> 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
> population growth 10.Algal competition 11.Laws and enforcement.
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