It has been a banner year for lobstermen along the New England coast, where the harvest has been of epic proportions. They’re probably not getting rich on it, though -- the lobster invasion has driven prices down.
In the latest episode of Slow Ride Stories, our climate-talking heroes Erik and Albert head down to the hahbah in Gloucester, Mass., to talk lahbstah with some of the men who know these clawed crustaceans best. We learn a little about how the critters work, and what locals are saying about the role of climate change in this uncharacteristic year.
A local lobster wholesaler says he’s not convinced that climate change has anything to do with the warmer-than-usual waters that likely led to the bounty this year. A lobster fisherman and wooden boat builder quips, "Maybe Al Gore is right."