Skip to comments.No baloney: Global Warming creates a largesse of lobster
Posted on 07/09/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
July 9, 2012
Who says global warming doesnt have some positive value? Well I guess if you are a tofu chomping green that recoils at the thought of eating lobster, you wouldnt see this in a positive light, but many people do.
Miguel Rakiewicz submits this in WUWT Tips and Notes today:
Newly abundant and much cheaper lobster thanks to Global Warming.
A story published in The Toronto Star in print on Saturday, 07 July 2012, and on the web on Friday, 06 July 2012, (06 July 2012) http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1223031lobster-is-now-cheaper-than-cold-cuts-in-some-places-mclobster-anyonereveals that lobster prices have gone down substantially enough to make it much more accessible to the average consumer.
On Friday, oversupply pushed the price to fishermen down to $2.50 a pound in Maine and $4 in Canada.
As the text proceeds, it eventually gets to the reason for this economic and culinary miracle:Global Warming.
[ Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada ] blames global warming and increasing water temperatures for the current oversupply. The Maine lobsters have come to market a month early, because of the warm spring temperatures, he said.
A lobster, or more, in every pot is the gift of Global Warming. An interesting new slide for
Al Gores next show.
Of course a warm spring doesnt prove anything and we should remember that seafood is not climate. OTOH, weve been lectured that this warm spring is a likely signature of global warming, so I suppose we can posit a connection.
Now this is really good news....I haven’t had much lobster since ....forever.
That should make the First Mooch happy...and there is no shortage of drawn butter, caviar, and champagne.
Moochelle will be happy......The lobster population will decrease enourmously during this summer break.....
Charlie Z says:
Sounds to me that Geoff Irvine of the Lobster council blamed warn spring temperatures and the author of the article, Francine Kopun, turned that into Global Warming. Which, in and of itself, says a lot.
Of course we have a little problem realizing the earth as a whole is not warming but quite the opposite.
I can help thin it out if the numbers get too high. I just need some melted butter...
Is that lobster trying to mate with a high rise?
All right up there with prime rib.///but healtier.
Friend of mine was in Maine last week. He said that lobster was cheaper than bologna!
“Lobster is no Trash to my taste buds....nor is Shrimp or Salmon.”
Same with me! But I cannot stand Tuna!
I’ll share the butter with you.
Corn prices are jumping...so chicken and beef is gonna go up.
Cornbelt needs rain....
My appetite is up,....I am out of here...maybe my local sinwe will have salmon today....back later.
Yes, I LOVE lobster. Have only had a few bites of it in MANY years. Will be in MA and CT in a couple months. Maybe we’ll be able to afford a lobster dinner or two. (and some fried clam strips)
So...warmer temperatures are producing lobsters who are more inclined to show liberality in bestowing gifts, especially in a lofty or condescending manner?
Only commies eat clam strips. Full belly is the AMERICAN way.
While I was up in Maine last month, I read a fair bit about this (I also ate my share of lobster). Needless to say, it has about as much to do with global warming as you'd expect.
I'm in the southeast. Last 2 weeks have been about 10 degrees warmer than normal. (upper 90s). This has been caused by Global Warming, for certain.
Starting tomorrow, temps will be about 10 degrees COLDER than normal (upper 70s, low 80s). As you'd expect, the silence from the MSM has been deafening.
It's a magic f@3king theory that cannot be made false. All outcomes confirm the premise.
Gonna need a bigger bowl of butter.
No, that’s great - thanks for the link!
I am not a commie. I swear. Just from the midwest. My CT born-and-raised husband eats only whole belly clams.
Then there are the socialists that order Battered Fried Clams versus Patriots who like theirs dusted with a little corn meal and flour.
I never tasted a fried clam before I was exiled from Idaho but I chose my side quickly, Patriot. Go to Essex or Newbury and visit the clam shacks and make a choice.
We don’t really have a choice here... we don’t have any clams. However y’all send ‘em is how we eat them. And all we get is frozen strips.
And the only affordable lobster venue here is Red Lobster. But at 4.99/lb plus shipping, Texans need to get in on this action while it lasts. That’s only $6 for a 1.25lb chicken lobster. Add $4 for 1/2lb of Ribeye, that’s a party.
As long as the butter supply isn’t impacted....
I used to travel to MA frequently for work, and they would take us to decent places. There was a restaurant way up on a hill just into NH from MA. It was very scenic. I had lobster there.
Anyway, I am neither a socialist nor a commie (and not sure you should be throwing those labels at people who happen to like clam strips or battered fried clams).
Having lived my whole life in the Midwest, we don’t have much access to the variety of seafood available in other locations.
But we can buy amazing beef sirloins for $5/lb just down the street.
I buy Rib Eye Primal Cuts at Sams, 10 pounds for $7.66 and cut my own 1 inchers. Beware Red Lobster, the first and last time I ate at Red Lobster was at a FReep in Johnstown, Pa, it sucked.
Took a trip through Northern Indiana yesterday.Most of the corn there is beyond help at this point.
“(and some fried clam strips)”
Barf!!! Just fry up some rubber bands. You’ll be in New England and you won’t be eating wonderful “whole belly” clams?
Now here’s something weird: these days I can buy a lb of frozen mussels in the shell for $1.99. That’s a smashing deal if only for bait, WAY cheaper than worms. I’ve just never had dead whole mussels before, we always treat them like clams (steam live lightly until they open then harvest/boil down the juice).
Is there a good use of frozen I haven’t heard about yet?
I’m guessing y’all fry up ‘whole belly clams’ like we fry up fresh oysters from the gulf?
Depends, Ken’s in Maine batter dips them. Best clams in the world.
I’m curious...other than people what eats lobster.
Reason I ask is, there will be an incerase in that population next.
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That is bad news.
I was in luck.... had some good Salmon.
Thanks....that could be very useful.
Any fish with jaws powerful enough to crack the shell such as cod or even reef sharks. They have many predators and that is why they live under coral or rock outcrops.
They are also very cannibalistic.
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