James Surowiecki: [global warming causes too many lobsters] : The New Yorker
In 2005, Maine lobster was selling for almost six dollars a pound wholesale. By 2009, it cost just half that, and, in the past couple of summers, huge lobster harvests, believed by some to be a result of global warming, have glutted the market, sending prices tumbling further. This month, lobster off the boat is selling for as low as $2.20 a pound. [Via DB]Climate Goundhog Day | Climate Skeptic
So here are your future skeptic site headlines:Claim: Extreme weather 4x more likely now than pre-industrial era | JunkScience.com
Science sections of recent IPCC report were forced to change to fit the executive summary written by political appointees
Most of the key studies in the IPCC report have not archived their data and refuse to release their data or software code to any skeptic for replication
Because PlayStation® climatology says so?THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds climate model assumptions on cloud-aerosol interactions may be off by ± 100%
A paper published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics demonstrates the huge uncertainties of computer modeling of aerosol–cloud interaction effects, which are one of the "major sources of uncertainty in climate models." According to the authors, the standard deviation around the mean cloud condensation nuclei varies globally between a minimum of about ± 30% over some marine regions to ± 40–100% over most land areas and high latitudes. This is only one of the factors affecting clouds in climate models, and clouds are but one of the many major uncertainties in climate models.THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper in Nature Climate Change says IPCC uses statistical techniques 'out of date by well over a decade'
...A prime example of this would be the ludicrous IPCC claim that it is "very likely" man is the cause of climate change, a claim that very likely would not hold up if subject to modern statistical analysis of uncertainty.