[Coral-List] Why we are failing to repair coral reefs

Gabriela Mayorga Adame cmayorga at coas.oregonstate.edu
Tue Oct 21 11:36:15 EDT 2014

.... and then what? instead of science we should focus on creating a world
war to wipe half of the human population?... and we should make it so that
it kills developed countries people first, because they consume more,
pollute more, destroy more... 10 times more than a human from the poorest
countries... and then there is this:

I think the focus should be SUSTAINABILITY, consume less, pollute less,
destroy less, use alternative energy sources, produce locally, harvest wild
population to the minimum... I think we need to look for global solutions,
which involve international collaboration (lets all move to Texas!!), and I
think the driving forces of this planet should stop being money and

Anyway... just the outrageous comment of a student in response to other
outrageous comments...



Oc. Gabriela Mayorga Adame
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On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 5:34 AM, Alan.E.Strong - NOAA Affiliate <
alan.e.strong at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Spot on Alina....only takes those in the Caribbean this past month who
> have had to cope with the Sargassum "take over"!!
> Cheers,
> Al
> On 10/20/2014 6:19 PM, Szmant, Alina wrote:
>> Hello Peter:
>> I read your essay in Reef Encounters.  All I will add is that if all we
>> (whoever we is) are focused on is saving coral reefs, we are doomed to
>> failure..  Coral reefs are just one of many ecosystems on Planet Earth that
>> are in distress and being wiped out systematically due to the human
>> cancer:  forests (rain and temperate, and all other kinds), wetlands,
>> tundra, coastal plains, estuaries, and on and on.  We can't hope to save
>> one without saving them all, and to do that in the long term, we have to
>> somehow reduce human numbers to half of those inhabiting Earth today.  It
>> may be too late already, but the longer we wait to even recognize the root
>> of the problem and get moving to do something about it, the less likely
>> that this will happen in time to save the organisms and ecosystems we know
>> and value.
>> Alina
>> "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds
>> discuss people." Eleanor Roosevelt
>> "The time is always right to do what is right"  Martin Luther King
>> *************************************************************************
>> Dr. Alina M. Szmant
>> Professor of Marine Biology
>> AAUS Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Awardee
>> Center for Marine Science
>> University of North Carolina Wilmington
>> 5600 Marvin Moss Ln
>> Wilmington NC 28409 USA
>> tel:  910-962-2362  fax: 910-962-2410  cell: 910-200-3913
>> http://people.uncw.edu/szmanta
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov [mailto:coral-list-bounces@
>> coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Peter Sale
>> Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 1:03 PM
>> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
>> Subject: [Coral-List] Why we are failing to repair coral reefs
>> Hi,
>> I recently penned a comment on why we are, for the most part, failing in
>> our efforts to repair and sustain coral reefs, despite the efforts of many
>> dedicated and hard-working people.  It appeared in Reef Encounter, the
>> on-line news journal of ISRS, and many readers of this list will have seen
>> it already.  Thinking it might be worth wider dissemination, I've now put
>> it up on my blog, with some pretty pictures attached.  You can access the
>> blog at www.petersalebooks.com/?p=1708  and you can see the original in
>> Reef Encounter which can be downloaded from the ISRS website at
>> http://coralreefs.org/  Reef Encounter has lots of interesting content
>> (perhaps even more interesting than my comment)!
>> If you are a member of ISRS, you could also think of nominating someone to
>> the ISRS Council, and if you are not a member, think about joining this
>> international coral reef science community.
>> Peter Sale
>> sale at uwindsor.ca                 @PeterSale3
>> www.uwindsor.ca/sale           www.petersalebooks.com
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