coral reef science

Environmental News – Lots of Confirmation of Expectations, Some Signs of Progress

Students marching on Ave. Parc, Montréal on 15th March, part of the worldwide student march that day, and one of the largest efforts in Canada.  The kids understand what is happening.  Image © John Mahony, Montreal Gazette. So, what has been happening in the world of climate change and environmental decline?  School students around the … Continue reading »

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Restoring Our Relationship with the Natural World

On 6th August, 2018, a paper was published on-line at the PNAS site.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS to its friends), is a highly respected science journal that has been published since 1915.  The article, by Will Steffen, of Stockholm Resilience Centre and Australian National University, … Continue reading »

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Dragons and Tribes: more about communicating the coral reef story to the public.

I’ve been pondering the relative lack of impact on people of the coral reef crisis.  Reefs have been degrading for a long time, probably ever since human populations became powerful enough to rearrange the landscapes near them or catch fish in significant quantities from their waters.  But degradation and loss of coral reefs has hastened … Continue reading »

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