Living on Coral Time: Debating Conservation in the Anthropocene

Irus Braverman (2019). Living on Coral Time: Debating Conservation in the Anthropocene. Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia (Spring 2019), No. 1. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.

University at Buffalo School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-011

6 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2019

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Irus Braverman

University at Buffalo Law School

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Coral scientists are currently facing an existential crisis: their organisms, reef building corals who have existed on earth for nearly 250 million years, are dying en masse because of human induced changes to their environments. How do the scientists plan to save corals? My contribution argues that this scientific community has been oscillating between two emotional extremes, hope and despair, signifying a rift between traditional conservation and interventionist approaches to conservation.

Keywords: coral bleaching, reef building corals, coral scientists, hope & despair, global warming, Anthropocene

Suggested Citation

Braverman, Irus, Living on Coral Time: Debating Conservation in the Anthropocene (2019). Irus Braverman (2019). Living on Coral Time: Debating Conservation in the Anthropocene. Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia (Spring 2019), No. 1. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.; University at Buffalo School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3315534

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