[Coral-List] abstracts: links to articles

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 10:14:05 EST 2015

Several news items and articles that might be of interest:

Scientists have more depressing news about our coral reefs.  (herbivores
may not save reefs where there are too many nutrients.  Link to original
articles, see video at bottom as well)


Original article:  Enrichment scale determines herbivore control of primary
producers.   http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00442-015-3505-1
(not open access, note first author's email)

Marine protected areas miss the boat.  Ray Hilborn.  Science Dec 11  (not
open access)


Video shows coral reef being destroyed in seconds by cruise ship's anchor.


2014 Cruise ship report (report card)


How bad for the environment are cruise ships?


Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Consultant, corals, coral reefs, coral identification
"have regulator, will travel"
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

phone 1 684 622-7084

Join the International Society for Reef Studies.  Membership includes a
subscription to the journal Coral Reefs, and there are discounts for pdf
subscriptions and developing countries.  Check it out!  www.fit.edu/isrs/

"Belief in climate change is optional, participation is not."- Jim Beever.
  "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts."-
Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

G20 nations spend $452 billion a year supporting fossil fuels: study.
Support for fossil fuels was four times higher than for renewable energy.


Exxon and probably other fossil fuel companies have long known that global
warming is real and mostly caused by humans, because their own scientists
did some of the earliest good studies that showed it was true.  But they
decided to fund a denial campaign to protect their profits, which has
worked very well.



Climate change could cost trillions more in damage, because of thawing
Arctic permafrost.   (a mere $3-166 Trillion, while even without Arctic
warming, climate change is estimated to cost $326 Trillion globally.  The
entire world economy is only about $72-85 Trillion a year.)


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