[Coral-List] Sign a Petition in support of the ISRS Statement on Coral Bleaching and Climate Change

Rupert Ormond rupert.ormond.mci at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 18:40:53 EST 2015

Thanks indeed Doug,

and everyone else who has signed up so far.

Amazing watching the numbers click up during the day.  Obviously 
something many coral reef folk feel strongly about!

To those who have not yet signed the on-line petition the website is at:


thanks again,

*Prof. Rupert Ormond
Corresponding Secretary, International Society for Reef Studies

On 09/11/2015 15:05, Douglas Fenner wrote:
> Thank you very much indeed, and all those who have worked on this!!  I 
> just signed, I was no. 332.  We'll get signatures fast!!
> On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Rupert Ormond 
> <rupert.ormond.mci at gmail.com <mailto:rupert.ormond.mci at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Dear Coral-Listers and ISRS members,
>     In response to suggestions from a number of coral-list subscribers we
>     have now set up a on-line petition in support of the ISRS Consensus
>     Statement on the iPetitions website.  It can be found at:
>     http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/isrs-stop-climate-change-killing-coral-reefs
>     _Please do sign up to indicate your own support, and, as
>     importantly (if
>     we are to accumulate meaningful numbers) email this link to all your
>     friends and contacts urging them to do likewise and similarly to email
>     their friends and contacts in turn._
>     Other suggestions for supporting our climate change campaign can be
>     found in an article by Sue Wells (who will be attending the Paris
>     COP21
>     events on behalf of ISRS) at the front of the new edition of Reef
>     Encounter (downloadable from the ISRS website: www.coralreefs.org
>     <http://www.coralreefs.org>).
>     Apologies it has taken a little while to set up this obvious step, but
>     it has taken time to investigate options!
>     Best wishes to all,
>     Rupert Ormond
>     Corresponding Secretary, ISRS
>     Professor, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
>     --
>     *Prof. Rupert Ormond
>     *Co-Director, Marine Conservation International
>     Hon. Professor, Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology,
>     Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
>     Research Chair in Coastal Marine Conservation, King Abdulaziz
>     University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
>     Corresponding Secretary, International Society for Reef Studies
>     Office: 5/6 Lang Rigg, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
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> Douglas Fenner
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> 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/ <http://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.
> http://www.democracynow.org/2015/10/21/prison_for_exxon_execs_calls_grow?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=c6b4701477-Daily_Digest&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-c6b4701477-191096773
> http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/fight-misinformation/climate-deception-dossiers-fossil-fuel-industry-memos#.VjRnorerTIU
> 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.)
> http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2015/09/climate-change-could-cost-trillions-more-damages-because-thawing-arctic-permafrost?utm_campaign=email-news-latest
> website: http://independent.academia.edu/DouglasFenner
> blog: http://ocean.si.edu/blog/reefs-american-samoa-story-hope

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