[Coral-List] Coral mortality in a warmer and acidified ocean

Eugene Shinn eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu
Thu Feb 9 11:31:25 EST 2017

It is interesting watching Steve and Mike talking past one another. Just 
to clear the air I receive CO2Science regularly and have communicated 
with Idso. Yes he is a climate skeptic but that has little to do with 
the validity of the science in the articles he quotes. He is on firm 
ground when he says CO2 stimulates plant growth. I did those simple 
experiments with lima beans in jars back in the 5^th grade. (I wonder if 
they still do that in science classes anymore?) I am sure readers also 
know that greenhouse growers routinely raise Co2 levels to around 1,500 
ppm to stimulate production. None of this should have anything to do 
with whether one accepts scientific results or not regardless of the 
results. You should not be selecting the facts you want.

I saw that article about /Acropora/ through geologic time and thought it 
was interesting enough to be posted on the list. It was a good piece of 
science. Science and should not be labeled by the source but by the 
quality of the research. Someone said: “the devil can quote scriptures” 
Surely that does not mean the scriptures are not valid. We should not 
stick our heads in the sand to quote another old chestnut. Now lets turn 
it all around. Suppose someone sends in a post from the far left 
Huffington post. Should we not read it? Of course! Determine its value 
by the quality of the work and the validity of the research. Lighten up, 


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