[Coral-List] Prioritizing impacts to coral reefs

Richard Plate richarp33 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 08:37:06 EDT 2014


This run of highly questionable sources you are posting to the list is

Craig Idso (the founder and Chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon
Dioxide and Global Change) is lead author on the NIPCC reports by the
Heartland Institute.  I've already posted to this list about their
questionable findings across multiple topics, and several others on the
list have pointed out their financial ties to the fossil fuel industry.
Here's a link to Craig Idso's other positions regarding climate change:

I'll leave it up to those curious about this source to identify for
themselves which of Idso's claims is most egregiously unscientific. My
favorite is the "Elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 will be a boon to the
biosphere" claim.  (The science against that claim is explained thoroughly
here: https://www.skepticalscience.com/carbon-fertilization-effect.html)

Gene, since you have not directly addressed any of the several postings to
this list that have pointed out the dubious practices and conclusions of
the Heartland Institute, it is difficult to understand how you see that
organization or the Center for the Study of CO2 and Global Change as
legitimate sources.

I am sincerely curious how you come to that conclusion.


On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu>wrote:

> Thanks Nicole, You are probably correct. And of course now at the same
> time we also have lion fish eating the juveniles...and a lot of fishing
> going on for the adults. I came across this interesting document.
> Remember I am just the messenger but the references look to be
> legitimate. Gene
> http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/corals_acidification.pdf
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