In a 2007 cover story of the prestigious Science magazine, 17 eminent marine scientists from the international Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management (CRTR) Program highlighted the urgent action required to protect coral reefs from rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Currie, who managed all communications for the CRTR program, coordinated an international media announcement of the paper – The Carbon Crisis: Coral Reefs under Rapid Climate Change and Ocean Acidification.
The paper received significant media coverage worldwide. On the day of its release, 165 media outlets reported its findings.
Within 24 hours the paper’s main message made news headlines in 20 countries, including Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, France, New Zealand, Spain, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Cayman Islands, Russia, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, the Philippines, Portugal and China