Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leaving litt...

There are 60109 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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Teddy R

San Francisco, CA

#33164 Dec 19, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>You must be an expert on French and German relations to mention them under a China framework. How so? I don't see what you picture.
Also, the now-defunk USSR hits the top three because of the 20th century... even though the situation was prepared by the English et al.
Germany had major trade initiatives in China in the mid-19th century. Taught them brewing. Major Chinese brewing export industry out of Tsingtao (Carlsberg) dates back to this period.

And, of course the French were there right along with the Brits when the Western Powers marched on Beijing in the 2nd Opium War and destroyed the Old Summer Palace in a punitive act - an entire army burning, looting, and smashing as much as they could of 3 millenia of accumulated imperial wealth for 3 days, and they still couldn't destroy it all.

That's a foreign influence that lingers to this day in China as well.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33165 Dec 19, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Troll. Ignored.
Hay when you respond your not ignoring. Sorry you’re another one that attended the one child left behind program. So that would again make you the commander TROLL!!
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#33166 Dec 19, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Germany had major trade initiatives in China in the mid-19th century. Taught them brewing. Major Chinese brewing export industry out of Tsingtao (Carlsberg) dates back to this period.
And, of course the French were there right along with the Brits when the Western Powers marched on Beijing in the 2nd Opium War and destroyed the Old Summer Palace in a punitive act - an entire army burning, looting, and smashing as much as they could of 3 millenia of accumulated imperial wealth for 3 days, and they still couldn't destroy it all.
That's a foreign influence that lingers to this day in China as well.
Thanks for the reply.[I should catch up on those.]

And at that time foreigners were not raiding others' oil fields... yet.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33167 Dec 19, 2012
Global cooling moving in fast, warm up your snow blower.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#33169 Dec 19, 2012
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>The ones with that mathematics & science courses and graduates with degrees failed American Ind. and the Banking system.
Which were failed by universities who were suppose to teach them what they needed to know and instead taught them things that were not true. They taught to fit an agenda, to fit a belief that all capitalism is bad and that government is the answer. I see the people your talking about and they rarely understand what they really need to know to be successful and how the system really works.

Then again, many the professor teaching them about industry and banking would be failures if they tried to put into practice what they teach.
litesong

Everett, WA

#33170 Dec 19, 2012
[QUOTE who="lit'le Jizz"]They should be interned with big govt democrats......[/QUOTE]

..... a small minority re-pubic-lick-un that got over his loss & cry, now returning to his old egotistic belief that he is what america wants.
litesong

Everett, WA

#33171 Dec 19, 2012
phdudd wrote:
Global cooling moving in fast, warm up your snow blower.
From NOAA:
Contiguous U.S. warmer and drier than average for November, autumn; 2012 virtually certain to be warmest year on record
Thu, 06 Dec 2012
According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during November was 44.1°F (2.1°F above the 20th century average), tying 2004 as the 20th warmest November on record. The period of January-November was the warmest first 11 months of any year on record for the contiguous United States.- read more »
Pierre

Los Angeles, CA

#33172 Dec 20, 2012
DillinghamLawFirm wrote:
<quoted text>
I concur. That is why there has been a shift toward calling it "Global Climate Change." The term "Global Warming" is vastly misunderstood by the general populace. Yet we see its effects across the globe, and they will only intensify because the effects are synergistic. Anyone who owns property in coastal regions should be VERY concerned. In another 100 years, or perhaps sooner, Florida and Texas will be gone.
The world ends in 2 days!
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33173 Dec 20, 2012
tina anne wrote:
<quoted text>
Which were failed by universities who were suppose to teach them what they needed to know and instead taught them things that were not true. They taught to fit an agenda, to fit a belief that all capitalism is bad and that government is the answer. I see the people your talking about and they rarely understand what they really need to know to be successful and how the system really works.
Then again, many the professor teaching them about industry and banking would be failures if they tried to put into practice what they teach.
Well you are correct (I bet you never would say I would make that statement) But it's all about the money and toss in the sports thing they do well. Now that you recognize the issue you should be able to see your higher education short falls. Maybe you should start at a higher level with your education. That Pre K level thing would be a waste of time.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33174 Dec 20, 2012
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
From NOAA:
Contiguous U.S. warmer and drier than average for November, autumn; 2012 virtually certain to be warmest year on record
Thu, 06 Dec 2012
According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during November was 44.1°F (2.1°F above the 20th century average), tying 2004 as the 20th warmest November on record. The period of January-November was the warmest first 11 months of any year on record for the contiguous United States.- read more »
From the touch and see method it happens globally some years more some less. So when they didn't keep records how warm, cool were the average temps? AHH the wonders of global climate cycles.
Teddy R

San Francisco, CA

#33175 Dec 20, 2012
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Hay when you respond your not ignoring. Sorry you’re another one that attended the one child left behind program. So that would again make you the commander TROLL!!
Troll. Ignored.
Teddy R

San Francisco, CA

#33176 Dec 20, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for the reply.[I should catch up on those.]
And at that time foreigners were not raiding others' oil fields... yet.
Nope. Narcotic drugs rather than oil was the stock-in-trade. Poppy fields rather than oil fields. Swire. Jardine. Matheson. Massive fortunes amassed in trading opium (and, yes - tea, silk, and other commodities).

All the hand-wringing and wailing by the oil-obsessed today fades to a yawner when viewed in an historical context. We've seen wars fought and cultures destroyed over gold, silver, diamonds, opium, pot, cocaine ... today some say it's oil, tomorrow it'll be something else.
litesong

Everett, WA

#33177 Dec 20, 2012
Pierre wrote:
The world ends in 2 days!
For the 150,000 people who died within the last 24 hours, the world already ended.
Every heartbeat is a billion trillion miracles. Ain't life wonderful.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#33178 Dec 20, 2012
Pierre wrote:
<quoted text>
The world ends in 2 days!
Can you specify a time and what to expect?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#33179 Dec 20, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. Narcotic drugs rather than oil was the stock-in-trade. Poppy fields rather than oil fields. Swire. Jardine. Matheson. Massive fortunes amassed in trading opium (and, yes - tea, silk, and other commodities).
All the hand-wringing and wailing by the oil-obsessed today fades to a yawner when viewed in an historical context. We've seen wars fought and cultures destroyed over gold, silver, diamonds, opium, pot, cocaine ... today some say it's oil, tomorrow it'll be something else.
Wow. You know more than I do about what you mentioned. Thanks much.

Now, there have been also misrepresentations like Columbus after spices.

However, there's always Iran.
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#33180 Dec 20, 2012
The Evidence - Electromagnetic Changes in our Solar System

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/12/the-evide...
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33181 Dec 20, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Troll. Ignored.
Hay when you respond your not ignoring. Sorry you’re another one that attended the one child left behind program. So that would again make you the commander TROLL!!
Are you going for the ignorant award? Your near that position.
TrollBot

San Francisco, CA

#33182 Dec 20, 2012
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Hay when you respond your not ignoring. Sorry you’re another one that attended the one child left behind program. So that would again make you the commander TROLL!!
Are you going for the ignorant award? Your near that position.
Troll. Ignored.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33183 Dec 21, 2012
TrollBot wrote:
<quoted text>
Troll. Ignored.
Hay when you respond your not ignoring. Sorry you’re another one that attended the one child left behind program. So that would again make you the commander TROLL!!
Are you going for the ignorant award? Your near that position.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#33184 Dec 21, 2012
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Well you are correct (I bet you never would say I would make that statement) But it's all about the money and toss in the sports thing they do well. Now that you recognize the issue you should be able to see your higher education short falls. Maybe you should start at a higher level with your education. That Pre K level thing would be a waste of time.
Actually, I did think that you would find at least one thing we could agree on. Just as litesong and I agree that ethanol in gasoline is a bad thing.

Also I will add a second degree in february and am looking at adding a third. It would only take less than a dozen courses to add the third.

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