[Coral-List] What do coral reef scientists perceive are the major threats to Caribbean coral reefs?

Ellen McRae 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?
Best wishes,
Ellen McRae

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
> 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.
>    Regards,
>    Steve
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