[Coral-List] 12ICRS and 2015 ISRS Consensus Statements

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 18:14:47 EST 2015

Thank you, Terry!!
     This is something we can all do, which can make a difference.  If you
haven't endorsed the 2012 ICRS Consensus statement on climate change,
please consider doing so.  Just follow the link, read the statement, and if
you agree, sign.  The more people sign, the more power it has to convince
others that this problem is real and action needs to be taken to fix it.
Please consider doing this before the Paris meeting.  And thanks to the
3265 people who have already signed it!!!  Let's stand up for coral reefs
and be counted!!
     Cheers,  Doug   (I signed it soon after it came out)

On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 12:37 PM, Hughes, Terry <terry.hughes at jcu.edu.au>

> Hello Judy,
> As of today, 3265 people have endorsed the 2012 ICRS Consensus Statement
> on coral reefs and climate change.
> It is still accumulating endorsements, see
> https://secure.jcu.edu.au/app/form/coralcoe/registration.cfm
> So, happily, not so shameful.....
> Cheers, Terry
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.

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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