Tag Archives: NY Times

NOAA scientists admit in private that they can’t name any place affected by ocean acidification

NOAA ScientistThere’s the truth, then there’s the whole truth. From a climate expert at NOAA, the study of ocean acidification is so young “they don’t have any data sets that show a direct effect of OA on population health” and they can’t name any place in the world that is definitely affected by it.  at Junkscience.com FOIA’d emails among NOAA scientists discussing a NY times op-ed draft. The editor was serving up an apocalypse: Our Deadened, Carbon-Soaked Seas by Richard W. Spinrad and Ian Boyd, …and he wanted all the dirt: Can the authors give us more specific, descriptive images about how acidification has already affected the oceans? Read the post here 12:57

Creating a Safe Harbor for a Village Heritage

wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-scaled500-e1371562470325MORRO BAY, Calif. — Anyone seeking to learn about the fishing heritage of this port city, named for the huge rock that dominates its harbor, need only amble over to the “Liar’s Bench,” a sitting area along the Embarcadero for fishermen prone to telling tall tales.,,their brethren in Cape Cod?  The Liar’s bench. huh! Read more here  07:09 CLF and CLF Ventures: or we get rich by litigating the hostile takeover and trading away of public resources for corporate exploitation while claiming to save the planet.

ANALYSIS: NY Times Blog Post Misleads Readers on New England Habitat Closed Area Changes

logoWASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) 13 March 2012 — The New York Times, in a recent blog post,  fails to accurately describe the original rationale of the New England /  Georges Bank closed areas, and does little to explain the credible  science backing the New England Fishery Management Council’s  decision-making. Many of the closed areas in question don’t actually  protect marine habitats, because they were never designed to do so.  Instead, they’re the vestiges of a phased-out system of management that  limited fishing effort, and are redundant under current regulations. continue