Friday, February 13, 2009

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

I have just finished watching Australian Story (on the ABC) called "The Heat of the Moment" which focussed on Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg who is a marine biologist that predicted the Great Barrier Reef would die because of climate change due to coral bleaching.
Well worth watching here
Also available full transcript and extra footage of the debate over climate change between Andrew Bolt (argues against climate change) and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (argues for climate change). It is interesting to examine the types of arguments and language used by both 'sides'. For more on this I suggest a post on Overcoming Bias called Informers and Persuaders.
Interestingly, he has just been put in charge of a new climate change institute. I will have a look and see what I can find and report back with an update soon. Update: I can't see anything on it, so I decided to write to Professor Hoegh-Guldberg asn ask the man himself. I will let you know if he writes back (fingers crossed he does).

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