Monday, July 23, 2007

'Wrong, wrong and wrong'

In his new(ish) blog, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg rebuts Peter Ridd's claim that coral reefs will do just fine with climate change.

The post also references an earlier rebuttal from Madeleine van Oppen of a story that appeared in The Australian (noted here on Coral Bones), 'misrepresenting' work at AIMS.

Oppen et al 'see a small increase in tolerance (1-1.5°C) by shuffling symbionts that the coral already has a symbiosis with. That is, it is a small shift that does not give them protection against the elevated sea temperatures of today (during bleaching events, 2-3°C) or the future (3-5°C)'.

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