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Researchers: Global Warming Could Wipe Out Maine Lobsters in 85 Years!

6359396647_57f0daebfd_zThe Gulf of Maine is warming at an alarming rate. Research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows ocean temperatures are rising at three times the rate of global averages. This increase in temperatures is linked to the collapse of the New England cod population, and new research shows the fate of the Maine lobster is likely similar. A new report from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences predicts the Maine lobster population will be wiped out by 2100 due to climate change. The study examined how lobster larvae are impacted by rising ocean temperatures and ocean acidification. Although acidification seems to have no significant impact on the larvae, warming temperatures are a different story. Lobsters reared in water that is 3 degrees Celsius warmer than current temperatures in the western Gulf of Maine had bleak survival rates. Read the rest here 11:51

No, global warming is not going to take away your fish and chips

No wonder, then, that when a new study came out yesterday seeming to suggest that the  due to climate change could threaten stocks of fish like haddock — one of the leading fish components of the dish, along with cod — there was something of a media freakout. “Global warming could make haddock and chips a thing of the past,” blared the UK Mirror. “Fish and chips on the brink of extinction due to warming seas,” added International Business Times. Many other headlines suggested more or less the same. Read the rest here 09:51

Conservationists Are United On Fukushima Threat To Oceans, while Over Fishing is the Real Threat!

These people are cracked! Greenpeace UK ranks “destructive fishing, pollution and climate change” as the leading threats to the oceans, while radiation from Fukushima doesn’t get a mention in its Oceans Defender campaign.” Read the rest here, if you can stand it! 14:45

“The Great Heat.” Could Global Warming Turn The Sound Into Blue Crab Heaven?

blue crab 2NEW HAVEN — — Global warming already has begun to transform Long Island Sound, according to many marine scientists, creating climate-change winners, like blue crabs, and losers, like lobsters. historical fishing and climate records According to those records, beginning in the late 1880s, southern New England experienced several decades of extraordinarily warm weather. Lobster populations plummeted (just as they did a century later). Blue crabs began to multiply, as did a number of other species better suited to warmer waters. “The Great Heat.” Read more here 07:48

BBC’s six-year cover-up of secret ‘green propaganda’ training for top executives

liars-all-aroundsThe BBC has spent tens of thousands of pounds over six years trying to keep secret an extraordinary ‘eco’ conference which has shaped its coverage of global warming,  The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The controversial seminar was run by a body set up by the BBC’s own environment analyst Roger Harrabin and funded via a £67,000 grant from the then Labour government, which hoped to see its ‘line’ on climate change and other Third World issues promoted in BBC reporting. Read more@dailymail  13:10

Revealed: how global warming is changing Scotland’s marine life – Kinda like here!

The report points out that over the last 30 years landings of cold-water fish like cod, haddock and whiting from the north-east Atlantic have halved. This trend is predicted to continue in the coming decades. Kinda like here! Read more @heraldscotland  05:28

Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology Researchers identify new factor in global warming

radio-microphoneResearchers at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany have studied a factor in climate change which has not been included in previous climate change projections. They say that as the oceans take in more CO2, they will produce less of a sulphur compound which blocks radiation from the sun. listen@abcnetau  07:28