The Emperor Has No Coral
Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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Emperor Has No Coral
8 Jul 08 - Results of research on
coral reefs in the Florida Keys reef challenge the highly popular notion
that present declines in reefs in Florida and elsewhere are related to
Why did so few reefs keep pace or build up with the rise in the present sea level?
Geological history may provide an answer: two 500-year periods of non-growth of coral reefs occurred in the region 4.5 thousand years ago and 3,000 years ago. These periods of non-growth indicate times of environmental crises that predated modern human presence in the Florida Keys. The present period of rapid coral demise has spanned only about 30 years.
These observations challenge the
highly popular notion that the present declines in Florida, and
elsewhere, are anthropogenic in origin.
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