[Coral-List] Reassessing Coral Reef Scientists

Tim tim at atolleditions.com.au
Wed Apr 8 10:49:18 EDT 2015

......more on "The Australian" newspaper..... 

Instead of engaging their vast resources to help finance genuine marine research, and using some of their influence to drive corporate accountability, particularly in "developing" economies, the paper specialises in selective editing of scientific papers and peddling their own business agenda.

Some of us familiar with the Maldives, take exception to News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch's disheartening comments at the newspaper's 50th anniversary last year.

He said climate change should be treated with "much scepticism".
If the temperature rises 3 degrees in 100 years, "at the very most one of those [degrees] would be man-made," he said.
"If the sea level rises six inches, that's a big deal in the world, the Maldives might disappear or something, but OK, we can't mitigate that, we can't stop it, we have to stop building vast houses on seashores".

Perhaps we should all give up, like drowned reefs, on reading his papers.....


On 8 Apr 2015, at 16:31, Osmar Luiz wrote:

> For those who were not familiar with “The Australian” newspaper points of view and its strong right-wing trend, some quotes below from The Wilkpedia..
> According to other commentators, however, the newspaper "is generally conservative in tone and heavily oriented toward business; it has a range of columnists of varying political persuasions but mostly to the right."[9] Its former editor Paul Kelly has stated that "The Australian has established itself in the marketplace as a newspaper that strongly supports economic libertarianism".[10]
> In September 2010, the ABC's Media Watch presenter Paul Barry, accused The Australian of waging a campaign against the Australian Greens, and the Green's federal leader Bob Brown wrote that The Australian has "stepped out of the fourth estate by seeing itself as a determinant of democracy in Australia". In response, The Australian opined that "Greens leader Bob Brown has accused The Australian of trying to wreck the alliance between the Greens and Labor. We wear Senator Brown's criticism with pride. We believe he and his Green colleagues are hypocrites; that they are bad for the nation; and that they should be destroyed at the ballot box."[12]
> On 8 Apr 2015, at 6:46 am, Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu> wrote:
>> Listers, Here is a report of work done by coral scientists in Australia 
>> readers might want to reassess. Gene
>> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/study-finds-coral-reef-growth-thrives-in-warmer-waters/story-e6frg8y6-1226261278615
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