Tag Archives: Climate


It seems that at least every 5 years I’ve got to return to the dispute of overfishing vs. other factors responsible for depleted fish populations. I surely wrote about it on this page in 2002, 2007 and 2012. Now, with a feeling of déjà vu, I’m back at it.,, The trigger was a letter sent to me by my friend Cormac Burke in which a British Fisherman Skipper (ret) M W Jackson wrote to Fishing News. Mr. Jackson was complaining of the lack of judgment in which the general press distributed misinformation by conservationists who are self proclaimed experts,,, Read the rest here  09:17

The Gulf of Maine: Poster Child for Global Weirding?

gulf_of_maine1Since it’s snowing this evening, again, I though I’d write something on climate, which I know is not weather. As so often, the great state of Maine, seemingly peripheral, turns out to be central, in this case because of the Gulf that bears its name. Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment (PDF): So, rather than a definitive theory of everything, this post is one citizen’s effort to try to make sense of the situation. So, to do that, I’ll ask, first, who believes the Gulf of Maine is warming? Read the rest here 08:20

Climate, ecosystem linkages explain salmon declines in Maine rivers (lot’s of wacked out comment’s at the article!)

Today, Maine’s rivers flow cleaner than they have in decades. Dams are being torn out, both on the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers. Salmon should be flocking back. Or should they? [email protected]