[Coral-List] Has the death of the Great Barrier Reef been greatly exaggerated??
dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu
Tue Oct 18 09:58:47 EDT 2016
As I remember, there was a disclaimer that this was a "future" obituary. We
have waaaaaaaaaaay too much time on our hands if we spend any time going
back and forth on this one.
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:07 AM, Steve Mussman <sealab at earthlink.net>
> Dear Doug,
> Yes, it seems that the article/obituary has set off a firestorm. I took
> as satire, but it seems that many readers and scientific purists felt
> betrayed. Does it hurt legitimate science? Does it fuel indifference and
> hopelessness? I'm not sure, but it did get people talking about the
> of coral reefs and I believe that's better than neglect.. After all, the
> higher purpose of satire is to be sure to infuse it with "the intent of
> shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into
> improvement". You can't deny that in that sense, this is exactly what
> coral doctor ordered.
> Regards, Steve
> ---Original Message-----
> >From: Douglas Fenner
> >Sent: Oct 17, 2016 4:19 AM
> >To: coral list
> >Subject: [Coral-List] Has the death of the Great Barrier Reef been
> greatly exaggerated??
> >Here's the piece that seems to have started this debate off:
> >Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 million BC- 2016)
> >A quick search on "is the Great Barrier Reef dead" produced a myriad
> >hits, including:
> >Great Barrier Reef obituary goes viral, to the horror of scientists.
> >An irresponsible obituary for the Great Barrier Reef has gone viral-
> >what's actually going on.
> >The Great Barrier Reef isn't dead, in spite of its viral obituary
> >and many more.
> >Cheers, Doug
> >Douglas Fenner
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