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There are 63392 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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Mothra

United States

#39124 Sep 13, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
MN is very dry..
>>Ann Althouse makes a great point today with regard to a UK Guardian story entitled, "That snow outside is what global warming looks like," which has as its tendentious point that all that cold and snow in Britain this winter doesn't disprove global warming. Althouse says simply (and devastatingly) that "when everything is evidence of the thing you want to believe, it might be time to stop pretending you're all about science."

Althouse doesn't say it precisely, but what she's talking about is actually a fundamental premise in the philosophy of science (via Karl Popper), namely, that scientific fact has to be "falsifiable," i.e., there has to be some evidence that, if true, would make the theory false. If all evidence can be incorporated in the theory -- much like everything can be described as "God's will," or by the phrase "God works in mysterious ways," or "God can do anything" -- then you are not talking about science, but religion. If warmth is evidence of global warming, and cold is evidence of global warming -- or, in England, if no snow = global warming and snow = global warming -then global warming is not science anymore, it's a faith system. And, like any faith system, its arguments of late have often boiled down to demanding that heretics be silenced.

http://theregularguybelieves.blogspot.com/201...
Mothra

United States

#39125 Sep 13, 2013
kristy wrote:
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You didn't state why the hot dry weather is putting stress on corn and soybeans:
Warmists needn't explain anything if global warming is non-falsifiable.

Shotgun science = we've got 1000's of predictions so whenever anything happens, we can find something that's close, and then argue that proves the theory.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#39126 Sep 13, 2013
The theory does hold, the deniers fold.
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39127 Sep 13, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
The theory does hold, the deniers fold.
So a late start to the growing season equals global warming and an early start to the growing season equals global warming.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#39128 Sep 13, 2013
kristy wrote:
<quoted text>
So a late start to the growing season equals global warming and an early start to the growing season equals global warming.
DUH.. climate change, no?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#39129 Sep 13, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Warmists needn't explain anything if global warming is non-falsifiable.
Shotgun science = we've got 1000's of predictions so whenever anything happens, we can find something that's close, and then argue that proves the theory.
Your ignorance is blatant!

As long as you can't disprove... DUH
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39130 Sep 13, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Your ignorance is blatant!
As long as you can't disprove... DUH
So what would disprove AGW?

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39131 Sep 13, 2013
kristy wrote:
<quoted text>
So what would disprove AGW?
Overturning the rules of physics.

Good trick for a clown like you, if you could do it.
Mothra

United States

#39132 Sep 13, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Your ignorance is blatant!
As long as you can't disprove... DUH
So global warming is falsifiable?

How so?

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39133 Sep 13, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
So global warming is falsifiable?
How so?
Overturn the rules of physics, troll.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39134 Sep 13, 2013
If you wanna falsify AGW, you have to call the US airforce liars:

SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#39135 Sep 13, 2013
kristy wrote:
<quoted text>
So what would disprove AGW?
Silly goose, science is not your bag; give it up.
Mothra

United States

#39136 Sep 13, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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Overturn the rules of physics, troll.
All of them?
litesong

Snohomish, WA

#39137 Sep 13, 2013
B as in B S as in S wrote:
independent and creative thinking.....
toxic topix AGW denier conservative business re-pubic-lick-uns love independent & creative thinking, separate from science rigor.
Mothra

United States

#39138 Sep 13, 2013
litesong wrote:
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toxic topix AGW denier conservative business re-pubic-lick-uns love independent & creative thinking, separate from science rigor.
Coming soon... goobledy, gobbledy, gabbeldy gibberish.

Please... practice your babbling elsewhere.
litesong

Snohomish, WA

#39139 Sep 13, 2013
itesong wrote:

toxic topix AGW denier conservative business re-pubic-lick-uns love independent & creative thinking, separate from science rigor.
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"motheaten" muffed:
... goobledy, gobbledy, gabbeldy gibberish.
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litesong wrote:
Ah!'motheaten' is on the menu for this year's Thanksgiving...... altho it should put on a little extra weight.

toxic topix AGW denier conservative business re-pubic-lick-uns love the independent & creative thinking, separate from science rigor of "motheaten".
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#39140 Sep 13, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>i've provided emails from participants disputing the cook interpretations many times ON THIS THREAD! go back and look. stop being a lazy, shoot from the hip, clod.
funny when someone from the magnolia state calls someone ignorant. based on your states history....that has to be at least a pot kettle thing!! LOL
btw....where do you pick up women besides family reunions?
know what girls from mississppi have in common with bears? they both lick their paws!
LOL
Emails...not scientific research.

Participants in?

I'll ignore the kindergarten stuff since you don't have anything else. We have to suffer the little children, I understand.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#39141 Sep 13, 2013
kristy wrote:
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So a late start to the growing season equals global warming and an early start to the growing season equals global warming.
The theory says that we will have droughts and floods.

Makes your head explode, doesn't it?

Let me help you out. Droughts and floods...but not at the same time. Maybe or maybe not, in the same place.

Does that help? I hope so, cause this is probably the 100th time it's been explained to you.

I'm really beginning to think you guys are severely mentally deficient.
Mothra

United States

#39142 Sep 13, 2013
litesong wrote:
itesong wrote:[absolutely nothing worth reading]
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litesong wrote:[nothing else worth reading]
Other than assuaging your pitiful ego, is anything in your last posts useful?

Quit wasting bandwidth!

Don't your care about the planet?

Hypocrite.
Mothra

United States

#39143 Sep 13, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
The theory says that we will have droughts and floods.
Makes your head explode, doesn't it?
Let me help you out. Droughts and floods...but not at the same time. Maybe or maybe not, in the same place.
Does that help? I hope so, cause this is probably the 100th time it's been explained to you.
I'm really beginning to think you guys are severely mentally deficient.
Wow... a theory that covers every single weather event possible.

How can anyone argue with that science?

They can't... cuz you just described religion.

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