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There are 62311 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 14, 2008, titled Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leaving litt.... In it, Newsday reports that:

When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore.

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“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#32765 Oct 30, 2012
04:20 hrs in TX
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#32766 Oct 30, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
04:20 hrs in TX
Well now we have to hand it to you NAA same useless babble tainted with hate covered with spam cut and paste hot air from you. Hay dirtling look at the bright side you now have a friend the Less than a Box of Rocks AKA "tina" that may take that commander position away from you. No my bad you appear to have one brain cell alive you manage to take your meds on time some time. Hay have you seen your care giver today?

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#32767 Oct 30, 2012
Piled Higher and Deeper
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#32768 Oct 30, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
Piled Higher and Deeper
Oh yes you are.Now go see your care giver.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#32769 Oct 30, 2012
tina anne wrote:
<quoted text>
Then the time is to go back to what works so that they can have jobs and not be poor. Go back to a time when the government wasn't sucking off half of their pay to give to someone sitting on their butts.
When was that time?
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#32770 Oct 30, 2012
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
When was that time?
See why the Less than a Box of Rocks AKA"tina" is what it is?

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#32771 Oct 30, 2012
Piled Higher and Deeper
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#32772 Oct 30, 2012
litesong wrote:
litesong wrote:
//////////
litesong continues
OMG! Litesong's talking to himself on other threads too.

What a loon.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#32773 Oct 30, 2012
Mothra wrote:
OMG! Litesong's talking to himself on other threads too.
What a loon.
No one else talks to him, so he doesn't have much of an option.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#32774 Oct 30, 2012
What a mess.

Sandy is now officially one for the record books:

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/...
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#32775 Oct 30, 2012
Northie wrote:
What a mess.
Sandy is now officially one for the record books:
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/...
Yup. Some really bad weather.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#32776 Oct 30, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>No one else talks to him, so he doesn't have much of an option.
No one talks to you they talk at you. Why you might ask. Here it is your the commander of useless babble tainted with hate covered with spam cut and paste hot air.With all that hot air you spew daily you should be held accountable for climate change.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#32777 Oct 30, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
Piled Higher and Deeper
Oh yes you are. You didn't get it the first time. Maybe your meds are to stong today.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#32778 Oct 30, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup. Some really bad weather.
Who could ever predict such a thing?
Northie

Spokane, WA

#32779 Oct 30, 2012
Northie wrote:
<quoted text>
Who could ever predict such a thing?
Hmm...it seems that plenty of top climatologists have been predicting superstorms like Sandy. Who knew?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observati...
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#32780 Oct 30, 2012
Northie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm...it seems that plenty of top climatologists have been predicting superstorms like Sandy. Who knew?
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observati...
One thing the 'head in the sand' denialists never acknowlegde is that a 'little boost' from higher water temperatures and the blocking front can make for a HUGE different in damage and deaths.

A 2.9 meter storm surge would have probably caused a small amount of damage and no real problem.

A 3.9 meter storm surge caused MAJOR damage and fourty deaths. The difference may seem small but it is crucial to the fact that 'more intense storms' as forecast by the IPCC will have a major increase in costs.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#32782 Oct 31, 2012
Northie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm...it seems that plenty of top climatologists have been predicting superstorms like Sandy. Who knew?
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observati...
And others have predicted otherwise:

Global Warming May Spur Wind Shear, Sap Hurricanes

The study, to be published on Wednesday in Geophysical Research Letters, found that climate model simulations show a "robust increase" in wind shear in the tropical Atlantic during the 21st century from global warming.

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/n...

'Fewer hurricanes' as world warms

Hurricanes and tropical storms will become less frequent by the end of the century as a result of climate change, US researchers have suggested

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/740...

Increased hurricanes to global warming link: blown away

Study says global warming not worsening hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP)— Global warming isn’t to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.

Not only that, warmer temperatures will actually reduce the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic and those making landfall, research meteorologist Tom Knutson reported in a study released Sunday.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/05/19/hurrica...

Look at this list of global warming predictions:
http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm

So whatever happens, there's a study ready to go.

Yeah... that's some 'science' there, huh?

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#32783 Oct 31, 2012
Nauseous wrote:
What a mess.
Sandy is now officially one for the record books:
Says Nauseous, gleefully.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#32784 Oct 31, 2012
Nauseous wrote:
Hmm...it seems that plenty of top climatologists have been predicting superstorms like Sandy. Who knew?
Anyone can predict a future superstorm, they're guaranteed to happen occasionally, and they have been for as long as mankind has bothered to record them.
Hurricane of July, 1502--Was a storm that the great explorer and discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus, predicted would strike the island of Hispanola. He used his prediction to warn the Governor of Hispanola, Nicholas de Ovando, who had 30 ships in his fleet set sail back to Spain. However, the governor ignored him, and refused Columbus' request to stay in port at Santo Domingo. Within two days the storm struck in the Mona Passage between Hispanola and Puerto Rico, and sank 21 of the 30 ships, and killed approximately 500 sailors.
Was Columbus a climatologist?

Here and now, I predict that another superstorm will make landfall within the next five years, so be prepared.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#32785 Oct 31, 2012
NobodyYouEverWantToKnow, aka:
LessFactMoreHype wrote:
A 3.9 meter storm surge caused MAJOR damage and fourty[sic] deaths.
Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty is back playing his old tricks, except when he slips up and spells forty correctly.
LessFactMoreHype wrote:
Forty years and a 'failure'??
http://www.topix.com/forum/state/co/TVB85LOLE...
LessFactMoreHype wrote:
Sounds more like Tipper Gore was 'fooling around'. Oh, well. A forty year long marriage is hardly a 'failure'.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...

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