Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 62300 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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kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39762 Sep 26, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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Their 'faith' in their 'science' has such a religious fervor.
So true in that they use fear to try to make believers. Just an example:

NASA puts out a report that Greenland and Antarctica’s combined rate of melting has increased over the last 20 years and they are losing more than three times as much ice per year. Sounds scary right? But if you actually look at the numbers, the fear mongering is baseless. The rise is now 0.04 inches per year; 0.013 inches for Antarctica (statistically zero) and 0.026 inches for Greenland (statistically zero). Not to mention that the capability to even measure such small increments is not reliable. Everyone gets worked up over the word “accelerating” without digging into the numbers.

Same with global temperatures. In reality, these temperatures have been pretty much tied since 1998 with no accelerating rise.

But the alarmists don’t look at the actual numbers and instead visualize a world that will be inhabitable due to the sins of man’s dependence on CO2 and material objects. It wouldn’t matter if the Arctic was starting a recovery and the ice started growing back to 20th century levels, it wouldn’t matter if the sea levels decreased, it wouldn’t matter if the temperatures decreased to 20th century levels, they would still insist there was missing heat and that CO2 was taking a break, but it would come roaring back to haunt us. Science has no place in a belief that man is causing the destruction of Earth (Gaia).

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#39763 Sep 26, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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Yegads!
Are you not paying attention?
Whenever Al Gore is brought up you warmists defend him by saying he's not a 'scientist', then go mum on his carbon footprint.
Likewise for President Obama. Where was the outrage from the warmists when Michelle left early for her cross country flight to Hawaii for Christmas vacation? Why not call her out to not wait for the President and go together? What about the airlifts to get the dog around? Why not combine trips?
And before you go off on a tangent, I don't begrudge Obama his vacations-- it's a tough job. But when he preaches the mantra of the warmists and his own family cannot make the smallest concessions as to their fossil fuel useage, the hypocrisy speaks for itself.
Unless you're a warmist, of course. They give their 'leaders' a pass.
"Indulgences anyone? Buy your carbon credits here. Guilt free carbon. Just pay in advance and be the biggest damn hypocrite on the planet -- and we don't care!"
Sheesh...
Science don't count!

http://www.uclick.com/client/wpc/dt/...
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39764 Sep 26, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Science don't count!
http://www.uclick.com/client/wpc/dt/...
Good to see you realize that science doesn’t matter in your firm belief that we are headed for an AGW catastrophe.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#39765 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
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Good to see you realize that science doesn’t matter in your firm belief that we are headed for an AGW catastrophe.
Sorry, but science is the only way that we will understand our effects on the future climate of our world. The best way to prevent an environmental catastrophe is to understand the causes and effects. Beating up on AL Gore and Michael Mann is not exactly the best way to get to the root of the problem. You folks neglect the findings of science. You pick any marginal study or blog to hang your hat on if it denies those findings, no matter how many times it has been disputed by reputable scientists.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39766 Sep 26, 2013
krusty the clown wrote:
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So true in that they use fear to try to make believers. Just an example:
NASA puts out a report that Greenland and Antarctica’s combined rate of melting has increased over the last 20 years and they are losing more than three times as much ice per year. Sounds scary right? But if you actually look at the numbers, the fear mongering is baseless. The rise is now 0.04 inches per year; 0.013 inches for Antarctica (statistically zero) and 0.026 inches for Greenland (statistically zero).
Numbers are not "statistically zero" just because they are small.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39767 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
It wouldn’t matter if the Arctic was starting a recovery and the ice started growing back to 20th century levels
Yep, definitely the start of a recovery there.

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/files/2000/...
SpaceBlues

United States

#39768 Sep 26, 2013
Sarcasm is dead.

Ask yourself, where are all the man-made heat-trapping gases going at a rate of 90 million tons per day?

And what are they causing at an energy equivalent of 400,000 hiroshimas daily?

Humans were not around when the planet had CO2 concentrations at the modern levels. Scientists find the man-made emissions are raising the CO2 levels faster than the natural occurences of the past. What is clear however we are measuring the effects of the man-made global warming as it happens and/or after a natural variation is swiched on/off.

Also, that global warming goes on and on .. with companion consequences..

RIP.
Mothra

United States

#39769 Sep 26, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Science don't count!
http://www.uclick.com/client/wpc/dt/...
Like I said, where is the outrage that the biggest propopents of your 'science' aren't abiding by it?

<crickets>
Mothra

United States

#39770 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
<quoted text>
So true in that they use fear to try to make believers. Just an example:
NASA puts out a report that Greenland and Antarctica’s combined rate of melting has increased over the last 20 years and they are losing more than three times as much ice per year. Sounds scary right? But if you actually look at the numbers, the fear mongering is baseless. The rise is now 0.04 inches per year; 0.013 inches for Antarctica (statistically zero) and 0.026 inches for Greenland (statistically zero). Not to mention that the capability to even measure such small increments is not reliable. Everyone gets worked up over the word “accelerating” without digging into the numbers.
Same with global temperatures. In reality, these temperatures have been pretty much tied since 1998 with no accelerating rise.
But the alarmists don’t look at the actual numbers and instead visualize a world that will be inhabitable due to the sins of man’s dependence on CO2 and material objects. It wouldn’t matter if the Arctic was starting a recovery and the ice started growing back to 20th century levels, it wouldn’t matter if the sea levels decreased, it wouldn’t matter if the temperatures decreased to 20th century levels, they would still insist there was missing heat and that CO2 was taking a break, but it would come roaring back to haunt us. Science has no place in a belief that man is causing the destruction of Earth (Gaia).
Indeed it's always important to look at the numbers behind the percentages.

As we'll be treated to the "95% certainty" line ad nauseum -- brought to you by those whose temperature predictions greatly exaggerated reality and cannot explain why temperatures stopped warming.

I'm sure they are certain... but with their track record, so what?
Mothra

United States

#39771 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
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Good to see you realize that science doesn’t matter in your firm belief that we are headed for an AGW catastrophe.
And let's not forget that the warmists allow a free-pass of the 'science' to their "leaders" for pumping massive amounts CO2 into the atmosphere cuz the bought their indulgences

Nothing like the logic of the Inquisition era is there?
Patriot AKA Bozo

United States

#39773 Sep 26, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Like I said, where is the outrage that the biggest propopents of your 'science' aren't abiding by it?
<crickets>
Whining that someone else is not doing their part is not an argument, it is simply a rationalization. The problem exists. What is important is structuring our energy system so we can mimimize the effects. It is not a problem that individauls can solve, it must be a sociatial effort. Of course you understand that but are not astute enough to admit it.
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39774 Sep 26, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, but science is the only way that we will understand our effects on the future climate of our world. The best way to prevent an environmental catastrophe is to understand the causes and effects. Beating up on AL Gore and Michael Mann is not exactly the best way to get to the root of the problem. You folks neglect the findings of science. You pick any marginal study or blog to hang your hat on if it denies those findings, no matter how many times it has been disputed by reputable scientists.
Oh, so it's ok to beat up on Judith Curry, Roger Pielke, John Christy, Roy Spencer, Richard Lindzen, Sallie Baliunas, Willie Soon, Henrik Svensmark to name a few just because they don't agree with catastrophic AGW? Funny how you trash these people with blogs. Funny how you all take papers such as Trenberth's missing heat paper and treat it as if it were gospel when there is no agreement that the "missing heat" is the deep oceans or if there is even any missing heat. Funny how most of the time you all post opinion pieces instead of data as the reason people are in "denial."

Bottom line, the models did not predict a standstill at this point in time, the oceans and temperatures are not rising at an alarming rate. What we are seeing is what one would expect in a warming world coming out of the LIA. The only thing showing alarming rates of warming are the models which do not live up to the observations. That is fact.
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39775 Sep 26, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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Numbers are not "statistically zero" just because they are small.
My point exactly, they are small, not alarming and what one would expect to see in a world coming out of the LIA.
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39776 Sep 26, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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Yep, definitely the start of a recovery there.
http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/files/2000/...
I'm not predicting this is a start of a recovery, I said IF the arctic ice made a recovery to 20th century levels, you all would still claim the heat was hiding and that AGW was responsible and would come roaring back.
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39777 Sep 26, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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With the description you've just given how could one NOT think it's a liberal idea or a commie plant.

And you wonder why some say 'Green is the new red'?
And OzRitz really loves China and admires their ability to control their people...He can overlook the corruption and human right violations because, you know, China is a country we should strive to emulate.
Mothra

United States

#39778 Sep 26, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Whining that someone else is not doing their part is not an argument, it is simply a rationalization. The problem exists. What is important is structuring our energy system so we can mimimize the effects. It is not a problem that individauls can solve, it must be a sociatial effort. Of course you understand that but are not astute enough to admit it.
The problem exists? Really? Then why the free pass? C'mon... you're saying it's the science, they're saying it's the science. You might be doing something about it, but they sure as hell are not.

Rationalization my ass.

Hypocrisy is a better word.

Do your part, sit in the dark.

btw, who is whining? I'm asking.

Warmists just love to take digs at people when they're forced into an indefensible corner.

So predictable.
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39779 Sep 26, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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And let's not forget that the warmists allow a free-pass of the 'science' to their "leaders" for pumping massive amounts CO2 into the atmosphere cuz the bought their indulgences
Nothing like the logic of the Inquisition era is there?
The era of the Inquisition, Al Gore's goal...

Former vice president Al Gore on Monday called for making climate change "denial" a taboo in society.

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/3239...

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39780 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
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My point exactly, they are small, not alarming and what one would expect to see in a world coming out of the LIA.
Total bollocks of course. The Greenland ice melt has accelerated in the period of satellite observation- nothing to do with "coming out of the LIA".

The numbers add up to a considerable amount of sea level rise, at the end of the century, which of course to solipsists like you is meaningless.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39781 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
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I'm not predicting this is a start of a recovery, I said IF the arctic ice made a recovery to 20th century levels, you all would still claim the heat was hiding and that AGW was responsible and would come roaring back.
No, IF the arctic ice made a recovery to 20th century levels, I'd say that AGW didn’t exist and we could all relax.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39782 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
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Oh, so it's ok to beat up on Judith Curry, Roger Pielke, John Christy, Roy Spencer, Richard Lindzen, Sallie Baliunas, Willie Soon, Henrik Svensmark to name a few just because they don't agree with catastrophic AGW?
No, because they don't follow the evidence, misrepresent the science, have their back pockets stuffed full of fossil fuel cash, are religious nuts, or are vain sour faced attention seeking prunes.

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