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Gary D. Sharp

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Gary D. Sharp is a marine biologist, the Scientific Director of the Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study, a science and policy advisor to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Advisory Panel. He was a member of the now 'discontinued' Tech Central Station "Science Roundatble". Sharp was until 2005 also Adjunct Professor at the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. [1] [2]

Global Warming Skeptic

Sharp dismisses the suggestion that global warming is likely to be a significant contributor to the demise of coral reefs. In an April 2006 column for TCS Daily Sharp wrote that "Modest changes in temperature are not about to wipe them out. Neither will increased carbon dioxide, which is a fundamental chemical building block that allows coral reefs to exist at all. It is their and our friend, generally, not the enemy." Congress and environmental organizations, he wrote, should "focus their concern -- against the real pollutants and real human damage caused to these rain forests of the sea. (That is, not global warming.)" [3] One of Sharps's colleagues, Dr. John Everett, has been a major participant in the IPCC Process since it's inception, put the facts in the HEARING ON WILDLIFE AND OCEANS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE -BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, WILDLIFE AND OCEANS, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES on April 17, 2007 - <http://www.ClimateChangeFacts.info/ClimateChangeDocuments/StatementOralJohnEverett.> "The NOAA PaleoClimate Program shows us that when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, the earth was much warmer, the CO2 levels were 2 to 4 times higher, and coral reefs were much more expansive. The earth was so productive then that we are still using the oil, coal, and gas it generated."

There is little or no real evidence for any other than the effects of direct pollution and/or destructive local activities, or the direct effects of lower sea levels and direct sunshine heating the various 'bleached coral' sites - during particular oceanic processes - such as commonly related to ENSO Warm Events in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool - where reefs have flourished for milennia.

Publications

Amongst his many publications, the following recent documents are available on-line: Volumes 1-3 of the 1983 Expert Consultation to Examine Changes in Distribution and Abundance of Neritic fisheries Resources: Report Volume 1: http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/x6849e/x6849e00.htm <http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/x6849e/x6849e00.htm> ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/x6849e/x6849e00.pdf <ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/x6849e/x6849e00.pdf>

and Volume 2 (Proceedings) http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/X6850B/X6850B00.HTM <http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/X6850B/X6850B00.HTM> ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/x6850b/x6850b00.pdf <ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/x6850b/x6850b00.pdf>

and Volume 3 (Proceedings http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/X6851B/X6851B00.HTM <http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/X6851B/X6851B00.HTM> ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/x6851b/x6851b00.pdf <ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/x6851b/x6851b00.pdf>

Recently Translated Russian 2007 Publication by Klyashtorin and Lyubushin, which I final edited in English: http://narod.yandex.ru/100.xhtml?alexeylyubushin.narod.ru/Climate_Changes_and_Fish_Productivity.pdf

Books/Proceedings Chapters

  • Gary D. Sharp, Menakhem Ben-Yami and James McGoodwin, Out of Fisherman's Hands,
  • Gary D. Sharp & CAS Hall, "Neoclassical Economics and Fisheries" in Making Development Work:a new role for science, Gregoire Leclerc and Charles A.S. Hall (Eds) 2007 University of New Mexico Press
  • Gary D. Sharp, Leonid Klyashtorin & George Taylor, "Climate and Fisheries: Forecasting Contextual Changes, Instead of Hindcasting from Meaningless Means", Proceedings of the 2004 World Fisheries Conference, Vancouver, B,C. -2007 American Fisheries Society Press.

Contact details

Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study,
780 Harrison Road,
Salinas, California, 93907
e-mail: gsharp@redshift.com
Web: http://sharpgary.org

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