[Coral-List] Before and after imagery depicts impacts of anthropogenic climate change

Phil Dustan dustanp at cofc.edu
Fri Dec 2 14:32:02 EST 2016

Dear Coral Listers,
    As ghoulish and unsympathetic as this may sound, the before and after
images showing the tragic loss of Gatlinburg that CNN has just posted
possess a strong resemblance to before and after images of coral reefs
taken over the last 35 years, especially from the last 2 years. Here are my


​The root cause driver of all is similar as well: climate change........


Phillip Dustan
Department of Biology
College of Charleston
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