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

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

United States

#41061 Nov 2, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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How does an educated idiot compare with an uneducated idiot? I would guess the uneducatged one would be more dangerous.......
I assume that you are uneducated, so how do you know that all those professors are socialists? Did Limbaugh or Beck tell you?
Idiots are idiots period. What is uneducatged?

Assume and you would be wrong...again! To proclaim that higher education doesn't have progressive socialist professors is to willfully lie. I won't do that. Is every higher education professor a socialist? The answer is no but the majority of universities are slanted liberal.

Did Mr. Ed of MSNBC give you your talking points?
Jason

United States

#41062 Nov 2, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>LOL. You certaily amplify what little you know .. to reach no conclusion..
Little slow aren't you. The conclusion is self explanatory... education without the ability to apply in a meaningful way is nothing more than a waste of time, energy and money.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#41063 Nov 2, 2013
litesong wrote:
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First, "deaf jeff", without science & mathematics degrees, & no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly or unearned hi skule DEE-plooomaa, egotistically thinks it is smarter than climate scientists with 10 to 16 years more mathematics & science education than it has.
Second, without science & mathematics degrees, & no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly or unearned hi skule DEE-plooomaa, "deaf jeff" believes it is a teacher & deserves answers. Of course, "deaf jeff" doesn't deserve answers because......."deaf jeff" has no science & mathematics degrees, & no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly or unearned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
Clearly some of these "scientists" have just used their extensive educations to lie better and sucker in dupes like you..
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#41064 Nov 2, 2013
Hey Mutt and Jeff! What's your answer to this? You think you're smarter than all the people in the governments of these four cities?

"Cities and states have been ramping up climate preparation efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and other extreme weather events. Boston is considering making it mandatory for developers to fill out a climate resilience checklist before they construct large new buildings, and New York City, Houston and Los Angeles are also implementing climate resiliency plans. With the president’s new executive order, the hope is that more cities and states will begin taking climate preparation seriously."

This is real-time. People are taking action because the problem is real.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#41066 Nov 2, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>That means more expensive energy. The plan is to tax energy, especially from fossil fuel. I oppose climate change mitigation by taxing energy users and producers; if climate can be fixed with taxes it isn't broken.
If a company wants to use green energy, fine. Forcing taxpayers to support your billionaire crony pals with subsidies, government insured loans, buyouts, bailouts or executive mandate is wrong.
Congress has never authorized carbon limits or taxes. The courts might not like it, but the executive branch has no authority to regulate CO2 production.
More expensive energy? Have you seen get it any cheaper over the past 40 years?

The energy companies are where your billionaire crony pals get their subsidies, government insured loans, buyouts, and bailouts, with protection from the best Congress money can buy. The Kemper County coal plant is the most recent example of this, as I have noted here.

The EPA and the President have to act, because Congress won't.

You just show again that you are a complete idiot and that I am not. This is where we differ.
Michael

United States

#41067 Nov 2, 2013
Plain Jane wrote:
For the non-readers here, global warming causes extreme weather. It gets hotter in some places and much colder in others. The Gulf stream is slowing due to the cold fresh water being dumped by glacier melt and we are losing it's warming effects on the eastern seaboard of the US and the west coasts of Britain and Europe. Scoff all you like. You are only showing your complete lack of literacy on the issue.
does anyone really beleave this nonsense
Michael

Hollywood, FL

#41068 Nov 2, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
Hey Mutt and Jeff! What's your answer to this? You think you're smarter than all the people in the governments of these four cities?
"Cities and states have been ramping up climate preparation efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and other extreme weather events. Boston is considering making it mandatory for developers to fill out a climate resilience checklist before they construct large new buildings, and New York City, Houston and Los Angeles are also implementing climate resiliency plans. With the presidents new executive order, the hope is that more cities and states will begin taking climate preparation seriously."
This is real-time. People are taking action because the problem is real.
they are taking action because they Make Money...period. They could care less about anything else. Grow up
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#41069 Nov 2, 2013
Jason wrote:
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Little slow aren't you. The conclusion is self explanatory... education without the ability to apply in a meaningful way is nothing more than a waste of time, energy and money.
WOW.. if you could harness all your negative energy, you could be a pioneer in expanding a worm hole..

Take your time for comprehension..
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#41070 Nov 2, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>That means more expensive energy. The plan is to tax energy, especially from fossil fuel. I oppose climate change mitigation by taxing energy users and producers; if climate can be fixed with taxes it isn't broken.
If a company wants to use green energy, fine. Forcing taxpayers to support your billionaire crony pals with subsidies, government insured loans, buyouts, bailouts or executive mandate is wrong.
Congress has never authorized carbon limits or taxes. The courts might not like it, but the executive branch has no authority to regulate CO2 production.
I am floored that I totally agree with you on this: I also oppose climate change mitigation by taxing energy users.

I didn't ask for this. YOU told me it was OK to use fossil fuels, from the very beginning, and we didn't know at first how bad they could be. But all this time YOU, brain-dead representative of your now-evil multinationals, have gotten the profits without cleaning up your mess. Getting the pussy without taking out the trash. And you could even be forgiven for that, but not for the way you are acting now.

YOU should join in transitioning cause you're going to run out anyway; and soon, if we're in a bubble.

YOU should clean up your mess. And YOU should pay for it!

This is where we differ.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#41071 Nov 2, 2013
Michael wrote:
<quoted text>they are taking action because they Make Money...period. They could care less about anything else. Grow up
So, you're telling me that everyone employed by these city governments is dishonest? And the state governments that are making mitigation plans too? Is this an organized affair or is there simply no whistleblower to be found, that every single one of these thousands is dishonest. That their jobs depend on it?

I'd hate to be you, walking around, so cynical.
Jessup

United States

#41072 Nov 2, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>WOW.. if you could harness all your negative energy, you could be a pioneer in expanding a worm hole..
Take your time for comprehension..
Hey little buddy your post is proving his point, lol. ssshhhh. The adults are talking.
Retired Farmer

Murray, KY

#41073 Nov 2, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Surprisingly, I am eager to come back somehow as one of the more advanced.
I'm glad I can't. If humans survive the catastrophe that the billionaires who are piling up fortunes from the fossil fuel economy are making, the population will be reduced by starvation 1/100th its present size or less and the survivors will most likely live lives that as Thomas Hobbes said, would be "No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short."
litesong

Monroe, WA

#41074 Nov 2, 2013
deaf jeff wrote:
Degrees do not equate intelligence.
"deaf jeff" thinks it is smarter than climate scientists that have 10 to 16 years more effective education, application & training than it has.
Jeff

Beckley, WV

#41075 Nov 2, 2013
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
"deaf jeff" thinks it is smarter than climate scientists that have 10 to 16 years more effective education, application & training than it has.
In your case, yes, especially someone like you who cannot answer simple questions, takes qoutes out of context and only uses parts of them and is dishonest. What is your specific degrees and from where.

Ever figure up how much your wind generator has saved you or helped your carbon footprint yet? You could even post a link to google maps and we could see them. I hear GM has an oversupply of Volts for sale, just think how much you could for your cause. Oh, I forgot, you don't actually do anything to help the environment, you just whine.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#41077 Nov 2, 2013
Retired Farmer wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm glad I can't. If humans survive the catastrophe that the billionaires who are piling up fortunes from the fossil fuel economy are making, the population will be reduced by starvation 1/100th its present size or less and the survivors will most likely live lives that as Thomas Hobbes said, would be "No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short."
what a load of BS from a hysterical hypocrite.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#41078 Nov 2, 2013
Jessup wrote:
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Hey little buddy your post is proving his point, lol. ssshhhh. The adults are talking.
Say what, little fella? LOL. You too certainly amplify what little you know .. to reach no conclusion..

WOW.. if you could harness all your negative energy, you could hardly be a pioneer in expanding a worm hole..

Take your time for comprehension..

P.S. Who are the adults talking, lf? I replied to others and you replied to me. Jealous, huh.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#41079 Nov 2, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
How does an educated idiot compare with an uneducated idiot? I would guess the uneducatged one would be more dangerous.......
I assume that you are uneducated, so how do you know that all those professors are socialists? Did Limbaugh or Beck tell you?
Yegads... you'll argue anything then attempt to twist into your political agenda.

Think some... post less.
Al Gore

Fullerton, CA

#41080 Nov 2, 2013
Global warming is real! Save the planet.

Reduce your carbon usage.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#41081 Nov 2, 2013
Quote for the day
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” &#8213; Isaac Asimov

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#41082 Nov 3, 2013
Jason wrote:
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I refer to them as educated idiots. They have degrees but don't have the ability to apply them in a real setting. They spout ad nauseam what their progressive socialist professors told them is true. They don't have critical thinking skills so they can apply what knowledge they have that's correct to amplify their ability to understand applications of science, mathematics to reach a conclusion.
Another Asimov quote for the jeff, jay, jason, michael sockpuppets:

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”

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