Coral Reefs: Science and Survival is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Charles Sheppard, Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. Charles Sheppard has worked extensively for a wide range of UN, governmental and aid agencies on tropical marine and coastal development issues. This conversation explores how Prof. Sheppard is trying to find a way through political shortsightedness, corporate greed and societal indifference to use his experience to make the planet a better place.
This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, All Too Relevant, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
- Watery Beginnings – The power of scuba diving
- Building A Reef – Coral, algae and time
- Gratuitously Unsustainable – The problem with humans
- Towards Progress? – Leadership, policies and philanthropic foundations
- Climate Change – Two pernicious effects
- What To Do? – The importance of marine spatial planning
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Coral Reefs is also part of the five-part Ideas Roadshow Collection, Conversations About The Environment, which is available in hardcover, paperback and electronic format.