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Bob Steneck Gets More Good Press over More Bad News for the Oceans
February 26, 2008
In December, Bob Steneck was published in Science over the likely impacts of global warming and ocean acidification on coral reefs. This month he was published again in Science (again with an impressive array of colleagues) in a study that maps the extent of degradation of the global ocean from seventeen different kinds of human impacts. A stunning four percent of ocean remains pristine. Before you rejoice in that four percent, be warned that much of it is polar and at imminent risk. You can read a short account in the New York Times
and weep. Better yet, write your delegation and your favorite presidential contender and demand comprehensive action on the two languishing Ocean Commissions Reports.