WUWT has the story and picture of environmentally concious activists trying very hard to show the pain of lost coral:
The Stanford team worked with marine biologists to build a virtual replica of a reef around the Italian island of Ischia. Underground volcanic vents there have been spewing carbon dioxide, and that has given researchers the opportunity to closely analyze the effect on marine life—specifically how, as ocean water absorbs more carbon dioxide and becomes more acidic, it corrodes coral and the shells of crustaceans.
From that model, the researchers programmed a VR experience that speeds up the destructive process, allowing a person to first interact with a reef full of life, and then be an up-close-witness to decay as species disappear. Ultimately, the person takes on the perspective of a coral, one whose branches break off with an audible crack.
Gosh, but what if coral reefs didn’t actually go through a “destructive process”?
What if they actually come back to life when they have been declared dead?
There’s more at this link.
I love sea life, especially beer battered with tartar sauce. I want the coral reefs to be healthy, and I don’t pee in the ocean unless it is absolutely necessary. I want a clean environment.
Let’s just get the science right, and stop trying to make people into emotional sponges.