coral reef science

Hey, our world is a whole lot more complicated than we ecologists seem to believe.

I’ve been thinking a fair bit about the difficult challenges we face if we are going to become that responsible humanity we would like to see emerge in the Anthropocene.  I’m talking about the challenges in steering the planet successfully into a good future, meaning one not too different from the Holocene in which human … Continue reading »

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Room for a little #OceanOptimism on Earth Day?

Earth Day is upon us once more and with it the international March for Science.  I wasn’t sure whether to blog or march, but figure I will leave the marching to the scientists still in harness.  I’ll be there in spirit, because the failure of vast numbers of the public to even understand what science … Continue reading »

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Lament the Decline of Ethical Standards; It Hampers Our Ability to Deal with Environmental Issues

Addendum: As I was about to post this to my blog, the first authoritative press release concerning the 2017 bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef was hitting the media.  I don’t discuss it here, but the fact that the GBR has bleached severely in two successive years underscores the seriousness of the global environmental situation.  … Continue reading »

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