[Coral-List] dynamics of death by heat

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 22:47:17 UTC 2020

Apologies for the typo, I meant "mortality" rather than "morality."
Hopefully it brightened up your day as a bit of unintended humor.  Cheers,

On Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 12:59 PM Douglas Fenner <douglasfennertassi at gmail.com>

> This article, which is the popular article paired with the research
> article, talks about the state of the art.  It is highly applicable to
> coral bleaching, and likely other reef organisms.  It fits with the general
> findings that bleaching depends on both temperature and duration ("degree
> heating weeks") and prior experience.  This should be useful to those
> working on bleaching and morality (two different, related, but sepeable
> events).
> https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6508/1163
> Predicting temperature mortality and selection in natural mortality in
> Drosophila populations
> https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6508/1242
> Cheers,  Doug
> --
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> The toxic effects of air pollution are so bad that moving from fossil
> fuels to clean energy would pay for itself in health-care savings and
> productivity gains
> <https://nature.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c6057c528fdc6f73fa196d9d&id=c9f70ba54f&e=190a62d266> —
> even if climate change didn’t exist.  In the US alone, decarbonization
> would save 1.4 MILLION lives in the US alone.  And save $700 Billion a
> year.
> https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2020/8/12/21361498/climate-change-air-pollution-us-india-china-deaths
> "mitigating climate change is the critical wedge to set coral reefs on a
> recovery trajectory"  Duarte et al 2020 Rebuilding marine life Nature
> "Already, more people die  <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml>from
> heat-related causes in the U.S. than from all other extreme weather events
> ."
> https://www.npr.org/2018/07/09/624643780/phoenix-tries-to-reverse-its-silent-storm-of-heat-deaths

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