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

There are 20 comments on the Dec 14, 2008, Newsday story 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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#36059 May 22, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>That's your science?
That's your best answer? LOL

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#36060 May 22, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Weather is always chaotic, even without man's contribution to atmospheric CO2. We oppose your climate change mitigation schemes because there's no experimental evidence it can work or won't cause more harm than good.
Only a true moron would think that "mitigation" would make something worse or "do more harm than good," in your words.

mit·i·gate (mtgt)
v. mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing, mit·i·gates
v.tr.
To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate. See Synonyms at relieve.
v.intr.
To become milder.

Unless you think that "alleviate," "moderate," or "milder" are synonymous with "to cause harm."

LOL

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#36061 May 22, 2013
Dont drink the koolaid wrote:
Really... Try it!:-) You will find that Global Warming causes everything one can think of; which makes CAGW... unfalsifiable.
-koolaid
P.S. this is so fun!
Strawmen don't make things "unfalsifiable," sorry...:)
My Perspective My Choice

Grove City, OH

#36062 May 22, 2013
And I tell the truth here: I am trading my Ford F250 dually on a new F350 dually with the biggest diesel engine Ford makes today. I will strip off the economy-robbing pollution garbage on the engine just like I have every other vehicle I have ever owned (yep, got the warranty concerns covered too). I have a huge toy hauler for ATV's and camping. Then, off to Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota to scout spots for hunting antelope and mule deer. Oh... I will also do a great deal of fishing and varmint hunting while on this expedition. After, I will return to my home in the country and my comfy office in a downtown high rise. Do I have a point? No, other than watching the global whiners rant about what a demon people like me are. Since I have as many (probably more) degrees than the most educated of the whiners, I will simply "dismiss" and "fire" them... as if that means anything on an anonymous and public forum. It is so funny how emotional global whiners are, and the folks they label as "deniers" maintain their sense of humor. Brian_G, keep up the good comments and posts.

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#36063 May 22, 2013
TrollingBot wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm a Troll. Ignore me.
Another tediously pointless and inane troll...
TrollBot

Mclean, VA

#36064 May 22, 2013
The Eedjit Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
(Another tediously juvenile and inane troll snipped)
Troll. Ignore.

"Flagging trolls until Topix lets you killfile the scum."
FBI

Seattle, WA

#36065 May 22, 2013
Arne Marco wrote:
What we normally forget when talking about the amount of CO2, is the significance it has for the human (and other creatures) health. Above 425 ppm in the atmossphere the healthproblems will become more servere, because the blood will slowly be more acid. This will affect bloodpressure etc.
BTW: President Johnson was informed in 1965 about the dangers in increasing the amount of CO2.
Don't worry my fellow downtown New Yorkers there will be another Superstorm long before you drink CO2. That will be the final nail in the floatsom for you. If that does not happen a tsunami will. While we are all waiting for the demise you will likely have many power outages this summer due to the overuse of AC and all the nasty things that go along with over heating the BOD.
Hav a nice day
FBI

Seattle, WA

#36066 May 22, 2013
Plain Jane wrote:
<quoted text>
We also forget about the ocean absorbing carbon which increases its acidity and the effects on sea life, coral reefs, etc. Even without global warming due to increased carbon dumping, we are doomed if our oceans die.
don't forget about all the poop farts coming from the thawing permafrost

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#36067 May 22, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure to a Denier troll, that makes sense...
because its factual, I can see why you wouldn't accept it.

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#36068 May 22, 2013
My Perspective My Choice wrote:
And I tell the truth here: I am trading my Ford F250 dually on a new F350 dually with the biggest diesel engine Ford makes today. I will strip off the economy-robbing pollution garbage on the engine just like I have every other vehicle I have ever owned (yep, got the warranty concerns covered too). I have a huge toy hauler for ATV's and camping. Then, off to Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota to scout spots for hunting antelope and mule deer. Oh... I will also do a great deal of fishing and varmint hunting while on this expedition. After, I will return to my home in the country and my comfy office in a downtown high rise. Do I have a point? No, other than watching the global whiners rant about what a demon people like me are. Since I have as many (probably more) degrees than the most educated of the whiners, I will simply "dismiss" and "fire" them... as if that means anything on an anonymous and public forum. It is so funny how emotional global whiners are, and the folks they label as "deniers" maintain their sense of humor. Brian_G, keep up the good comments and posts.
Have a great trip! I haven't been to Yellowstone since '08, but plan to go in August. Yes, Brian G keeps swatting the pesky gnats with no emotion whatsoever. He makes it look even easier than it is.

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#36069 May 22, 2013
University of Mainz in Germany surveyed climate scientists and found only 10% claimed climate models are "sufficiently accurate" and a mere 15% said that "climatic processes are understood enough" to allow climate to be calculated.

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#36070 May 22, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Only a true moron would think that "mitigation" would make something worse or "do more harm than good," in your words.
mit·i·gate (mtgt)
v. mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing, mit·i·gates
v.tr.
To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate. See Synonyms at relieve.
v.intr.
To become milder.
Unless you think that "alleviate," "moderate," or "milder" are synonymous with "to cause harm." LOL
That's advertising jargon, just because you call taxing our fossil fuel use, capping our CO2 emissions, spending taxpayer dollars on green energy and carbon sinks doesn't mean it will do any good at all. There's no way to tell without experimental tests.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#36071 May 22, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
University of Mainz in Germany surveyed climate scientists and found only 10% claimed climate models are "sufficiently accurate" and a mere 15% said that "climatic processes are understood enough" to allow climate to be calculated.
Meaningless.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#36072 May 22, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>Have a great trip! I haven't been to Yellowstone since '08, but plan to go in August. Yes, Brian G keeps swatting the pesky gnats with no emotion whatsoever. He makes it look even easier than it is.
Yes, you are twin-b_gone.

No wonder you are also irrelevant and sans science.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#36073 May 22, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>That's advertising jargon, just because you call taxing our fossil fuel use, capping our CO2 emissions, spending taxpayer dollars on green energy and carbon sinks doesn't mean it will do any good at all. There's no way to tell without experimental tests.
haha you did not comprehend his post.

This is why "they" are replacing you with ritey, no? On the other hand, it's a twin sans science. Maybe to double your irrelevance.

Trolling is the denier game, yes?

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#36074 May 22, 2013
My Perspective My Choice wrote:
And I tell the truth here: I am trading my Ford F250 dually on a new F350 dually with the biggest diesel engine Ford makes today. I will strip off the economy-robbing pollution garbage on the engine just like I have every other vehicle I have ever owned (yep, got the warranty concerns covered too). I have a huge toy hauler for ATV's and camping. Then, off to Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota to scout spots for hunting antelope and mule deer. Oh... I will also do a great deal of fishing and varmint hunting while on this expedition. After, I will return to my home in the country and my comfy office in a downtown high rise. Do I have a point? No, other than watching the global whiners rant about what a demon people like me are. Since I have as many (probably more) degrees than the most educated of the whiners, I will simply "dismiss" and "fire" them... as if that means anything on an anonymous and public forum. It is so funny how emotional global whiners are, and the folks they label as "deniers" maintain their sense of humor. Brian_G, keep up the good comments and posts.
Does it ever make you wonder the very things you love about nature right now you are helping to destroy by an obsession with BS. You expect your government to protect you yet will no co-operate with government rules because you feel it doesn't apply to you. Same as driving 100 in a 60 zone, its all about the freedom.

Well good luck with your camping trip and enjoy the view because not long into the future the same view will only be from snapshots.
Especially once the fracking drillers and oil companies go wandering around in national parks to keep up with your addiction.

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#36075 May 22, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Meaningless.
according to what i've seen the percentages are more accurate from the german research than the figures in the cook study.

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#36076 May 22, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, you are twin-b_gone.
No wonder you are also irrelevant and sans science.
another ad hom.....another fail from spacey.

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#36077 May 22, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Does it ever make you wonder the very things you love about nature right now you are helping to destroy by an obsession with BS. You expect your government to protect you yet will no co-operate with government rules because you feel it doesn't apply to you. Same as driving 100 in a 60 zone, its all about the freedom.
Well good luck with your camping trip and enjoy the view because not long into the future the same view will only be from snapshots.
Especially once the fracking drillers and oil companies go wandering around in national parks to keep up with your addiction.
so....you ride a bike...EVERYWHERE? wow.

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#36078 May 22, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>so....you ride a bike...EVERYWHERE? wow.
No but I buy cars that can still perform and have a carbon offset built into their price for 3 yrs. The bike i reserve for recreation or a quick trip to the shop for milk or bread.
The days of these big SUV's and big a$$ trucks need to be gone and only have farmers & trades ppl being allowed to buy. Anyone living in the city should be banned from buying them. Not only are they a safety hazard they are also a hazard to other drivers because the type of person who buys them drive like idiots.

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