[Coral-List] Global risk of deadly heat

Vassil Zlatarski vzlatarski at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 23:14:47 EDT 2017

Hi Doug,

So, it is possible bad news for humans (mortality and largely uninhabitable
countries) to be good news for coral reefs.  Unfortunately, in such HUMEXIT
our species will not have good chance to profit and enjoy the benefits for
coral reefs.

Do you think present coral reefs will survive lethal conditions for humans?



Vassil Zlatarski
D.Sc. (Biology), Ph.D. (Geology)

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Douglas Fenner <
douglasfennertassi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you, Vassil!
> A short, general interest article on this topic:
> Heatwaves to soar above the hot air of climate politics.
> http://www.nature.com/news/heatwaves-to-soar-above-the-hot-a
> ir-of-climate-politics-1.22164?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20170622&spMa
> ilingID=54331883&spUserID=MjA1NTA3MjA0OQS2&spJobID=118364258
> 9&spReportId=MTE4MzY0MjU4OQS2
> Open-access.
> This article and the one Vassil pointed to are about the effects of global
> warming on human mortality.  They don't mention coral reefs.  But the
> original article does predict that tropical countries like Indonesia, the
> Philippines, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka will have temperatures and humidity
> above a level lethal to humans 365 days a year in most of their area by
> 2100 if we were to continue business as usual.  That could be interpreted
> as meaning those countries might be largely uninhabitable by humans (or
> not, depending on technology like air conditioning, electricity supply,
> costs vs limited funds, etc.).  Not having people or having fewer people
> would seem likely to reduce local human impacts on coral reefs.  Using more
> resources to produce electricity to keep people cool might increase impacts
> on reefs.  So maybe these articles are indeed very relevant to coral reefs.
> Cheers,  Doug
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:50 AM, Vassil Zlatarski <vzlatarski at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear Coral-Listers,
>> Hope of colleguial interest:
>> Mora, Camilo et 17 al. 2017. Global risk of deadly heat. Nature Climate
>> Change.
>> http://www.soc.hawaii.edu/mora/Publications/Mora%20059.pdf
>> Cheers,
>> Vassil
>> Vassil Zlatarski
>> D.Sc. (Biology), Ph.D. (Geology)
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