Baseless Alarmism: Global Warming’s Impact on Gulf of Maine Driving Away Lobsters and Fish

My in-laws are in Maine this very moment. They’ve had no trouble finding lobster.

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post By Bob Tisdale | The supposed impact of global warming on the Gulf of Maine over the past decade has hit a multitude of media outlets. Example: take Weather.com’s article Global Warming Is Changing the Gulf of Maine, Imperiling Its Lobster, Fish Catch. According to the article, Gulf of Maine temperatures were marching along with the global average from 1982 to 2004, but then over the past decade, starting in 2004, the Gulf of Maine began warming at a rate that was 10 times faster than the previous rate.

So let’s take a look at the sea surface temperature data for the Gulf of Maine, and see what story they have to tell.

2004 to 2013 TREND MAP

For those readers who are wondering where in the world the Gulf of Maine is, I’ve highlighted its location on a trend map of ocean surface temperatures for the…

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