[Coral-List] Interview with author of Great Barrier Reef "obituary"

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Fri Jul 14 12:43:50 EDT 2017

   Dear Coral List,

   The MEAM (Marine Ecosystems and Management) newsletter just published a
   short interview with Rowan Jacobsen, the author of the Great Barrier Reef
   "obituary" that appeared in Outside Magazine last year. There was a lot of
   discussion of that article on this forum, and I thought a lot of you would
   be interested in reading what Rowan had to say about how the obituary came
   about (the published version was a bit different than what he had intended)
   and   reactions   he   got   to   it.   You  can  read  the  interview
   here: [1]https://meam.openchannels.org/news/meam/can-pessimism-have-positive

   This article is part of a series of three articles about optimism/pessimism
   in marine conservation and management. The lead article provides a lot of
   great viewpoints and links to psychology and marketing research about how
   optimism      can      help      conservation      and      management

   And a contributed editorial argues that worry and pessimism may be able to
   stand in for disaster as a catalyst for the governance changes needed for
   ocean health

   If you have any comments, we'd love to hear them, either by email them to
   [4]meam at sdcarr.com  or posting them in the Comments sections after the

   Best wishes,

   Sarah Carr

   Sarah D. Carr

   Editor, [5]Marine Ecosystems and Management

   E-mail: [6]meam at sdcarr.com

   Dear MEAM readers,
   Welcome  to  the July-August 2017 issue of MEAM (Marine Ecosystems and
   Management). If you would like to scroll through or print the full issue,
   click  [7]here. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions at
   [8]meam at openchannels.org. Best wishes for your work!
   Sarah Carr, Editor

MEAM (Marine Ecosystems and Management) Newsletter - July-August 2017

   [9]Can optimism help your ocean conservation and management work? To find
   out, MEAM interviewed an all-star roster of ocean optimists, including
   founders of the Ocean Optimism movement and psychologists/conservation
   behavior  researchers.  Learn  how  ocean  optimism [10]can help ocean
   conservationists  and managers in their day-to-day decision making and
   communication with the public.
   [11]Can pessimism have a positive impact? Interview with Rowan Jacobsen
   about  the recent obituary of the Great Barrier Reef. In October 2016,
   Outside magazine published a satirical obituary for the Great Barrier Reef.
   The author Rowan Jacobsen discusses [12]reactions to the article, impacts it
   seems to have had, how it came about, and whether he would write it again.
   [13]Tundi's Take: In Praise of Pessimism. "... maybe before leading us to
   the  point  of giving up, pessimism can reach a threshold that incites
   dramatic collective action." Read why [14]pessimism could be a motivating
   force for improved ocean governance.
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     * [19]Global coral bleaching event likely ending
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     * [21]Experts  find  biodiversity  loss from deep sea mining will be
     * [22]Impacts of fishing on open-ocean ecosystems reviewed
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     * [24]Annual assessment finds global ocean health generally steady over
       past five years

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