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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<quoted text> You should have stopped at "Even if Obama wrecks the economy and the country", because that is exactly what he is attempting to do. What a shame that you cannot or choose not to understand that! One does not have to be a "democrat" to embrace those other beliefs, but if you are so stuck on stupid as to believe that, too, you are welcome to fantasize.
Poor Thing!
It must be depressing to be so negative and obsessed.
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<quoted text> You should have stopped at "Even if Obama wrecks the economy and the country", because that is exactly what he is attempting to do. What a shame that you cannot or choose not to understand that! One does not have to be a "democrat" to embrace those other beliefs, but if you are so stuck on stupid as to believe that, too, you are welcome to fantasize.
Great moniker and great post.Some sheep just need to be put out of their misery like this cartoon character "democrat mother fr".
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Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Poor Thing!
It must be depressing to be so negative and obsessed.
Republicans and right wingers in general are running scared. As the income divide worsens, the working Americans turn to the Democrats in large numbers for 'family values' while the wealthy tend to turn to the GOP. They get a little support from the really poor religious right but they need a lot more. This lowers their numbers drastically in most riding except for those 'wealthy enclaves' where they can rub shoulders with other rich whites and splits the vote in the rest of the regions with them being outnumbered by working families.

While gerrymandering of electoral boundaries guarantees the re-election of incumbents under almost any circumstance, the number of 'rich enclaves' is limited so in many cases they cannot muster the numbers to defeat the masses.

The only solution for them is pumping money in election advertising and it has failed to turn it around. The US is headed to a one party rule if they don't find some other way to rig the system.

So you cannot blame him for being scared and obsessed.
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Democrat mother wrote:
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Me and my fellow Democrats will vote Democratic NO MATTER WHAT.
Even if Obama wrecks the economy and the country (which I don't think he is doing), we Democrats will move on to vote for new Democrats that promise a brighter future in a clean green diverse world free of homophobia, racism and sexism.
what a treat, hitler would be so proud. imagine if you will, total idiots running everything. no wait, the democrats already are.
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Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Poor Thing!
It must be depressing to be so negative and obsessed.
yea 'bozo' kind of like you telling everyone you can't grow tomatoes because you don't like the weather. good one.
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Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Poor Thing!
It must be depressing to be so negative and obsessed.
Yes, you are. Now pray to Obama for a decent president.
Hillarybama

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LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Republicans and right wingers in general are running scared. As the income divide worsens, the working Americans turn to the Democrats in large numbers for 'family values' while the wealthy tend to turn to the GOP. They get a little support from the really poor religious right but they need a lot more. This lowers their numbers drastically in most riding except for those 'wealthy enclaves' where they can rub shoulders with other rich whites and splits the vote in the rest of the regions with them being outnumbered by working families.
While gerrymandering of electoral boundaries guarantees the re-election of incumbents under almost any circumstance, the number of 'rich enclaves' is limited so in many cases they cannot muster the numbers to defeat the masses.
The only solution for them is pumping money in election advertising and it has failed to turn it around. The US is headed to a one party rule if they don't find some other way to rig the system.
So you cannot blame him for being scared and obsessed.
For Obamaworshippingfools like you, as Hillary says, "What DIFFERENCE does it make?" Bwhahahahahahahaha...
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As the income divide worsens,[talking point bullshyt omitted]
The 'income divide' has gotten worse under Obama.

>>But what Obama conveniently leaves out of his sermons is that income inequality has grown faster on his watch than any time in the past two decades, at least.

Research by University of California economist Emmanuel Saez shows that since the Obama recovery started in June 2009, the average income of the top 1% grew 11.2% in real terms through 2011.

The bottom 99%, in contrast, saw their incomes shrink by 0.4%.

As a result, 121% of the gains in real income during Obama's recovery have gone to the top 1%. By comparison, the top 1% captured 65% of income gains during the Bush expansion of 2002-07, and 45% of the gains under Clinton's expansion in the 1990s.

The Census Bureau's official measure of income inequality — called the Gini index — shows similar results. During the Bush years, the index was flat overall — finishing in 2008 exactly where it started in 2001.

It's gone up each year since Obama has been president and now stands at all-time highs.

It's worth underscoring that the growing income gap under Obama isn't the result of the rich getting fabulously richer. Nor is it any sort of indictment of "trickle down" economics.

Instead, it is the direct result of Obama's historically weak economic recovery, which has left the rest of the country falling behind while the wealthy have managed to make gains.

Census data show, for example, that the poorest 20% of families saw their real average income continue to fall each year from 2009 to 2011 — the last year for which the Census has data — while the top 20% recouped losses suffered in the recession.

Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/0730...

d'Oh!
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Calling me a tool is truly the kettle calling the pot black.
Lies, misrepresentations, baseless accusations, and more lies. That's all you've got. If you had evidence, you would produce it.
But....you can't.
Failing to offer even one example followed by logic and reason does little to legitimize your claims. On the other hand I CAN offer examples to back up my statements:

You are a PHUCKIN PERVERT who lurks on these sights to molest unsuspecting people like Kristen.

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...
gcaveman1 wrote:
gcaveman1 wrote:

"Are you paying attention? Are you recording this? "
"I want you to know that I am about to show you to be a COMPLETE fool!"
"And he still wants to debate what they say!"
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http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...

"2. Because they're two different charts, dumbass?

Are you paying attention while I screw your little butthole?"
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http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...

"Are you recording this? Are you paying attention?"
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http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...

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If I'm misreading the chart then it should be really easy for you to answer the questions, especially the first question. If you won't answer the questions, then it is safe to say you are misreading the chart.
http://350orbust.com/2010/03/01/icebergs-ice -...
"I hope I have answered your dumbass questions."

"If I'm misreading the chart..." HA!

Try "misreading the CHARTS", try misreading the graphs.

And you suggest that we are misreading the graphs. Typical substitution of blame, a sign of a serious personality disorder, if not serious mental illness.

Did you enjoy all this as much as I did?

You're fucked."
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http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...

"I think you're a little sore since I screwed you."

"Didn't like it much, huh?"
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"You never had any credibility and now you've even lost that."
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http://www.topix.com/forum/nyc/T1046AOH0DHHII...

"...so good that you want to keep it in your mouth all the time?
You are a piece of southern trash that deserves nothing less than to burn in your own fantasy creation of GW He'll.
You are one sick Hillbilly so do us all a favor and improve the human race.
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gcaveman1 wrote:
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2. Because they're two different charts, dumbass?
Are you paying attention while I screw your little butthole?
PERVERT!
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Hillarybama wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, you are. Now pray to Obama for a decent president.
Suck it up again, Obamabots! LOL
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Hillarybama wrote:
<quoted text> For Obamaworshippingfools like you, as Hillary says, "What DIFFERENCE does it make?" Bwhahahahahahahaha...
That's what she said...Bwhahahahahahahahahahah ahaha...
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U sick pervert wrote:
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So what makes the storms that "killed dinosaurs 100 million years ago" different from storms that kill people?
We are people.

What are you?
gcaveman1

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Anti Christq wrote:
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Failing to offer even one example followed by logic and reason does little to legitimize your claims. On the other hand I CAN offer examples to back up my statements:
You are a PHUCKIN PERVERT who lurks on these sights to molest unsuspecting people like Kristen.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...
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You are a piece of southern trash that deserves nothing less than to burn in your own fantasy creation of GW He'll.
You are one sick Hillbilly so do us all a favor and improve the human race.
I usually get these kinds of responses after I've made a complete fool out of someone. Seems it's happened to you.

I'll be somewhat more polite and say that I handed her/him his/her head on a plate.

You seem to have a real hard-on for me. Is it because I screwed your little butthole brain and it hurt?

In future, if you would like to avoid these kinds of intimate encounters, may I suggest that you check your facts and come armed with real evidence. Otherwise, darling, it's just going to happen again, me on top, tearing your ass up.

If you can't stand the heat, or, if you are not equipped with enough brainpower, then stay the hell away from this thread.

Sweetheart.
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Anti Christq wrote:
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Failing to offer even one example followed by logic and reason does little to legitimize your claims. On the other hand I CAN offer examples to back up my statements:
You are a PHUCKIN PERVERT who lurks on these sights to molest unsuspecting people like Kristen.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...
<quoted text>
You are a piece of southern trash that deserves nothing less than to burn in your own fantasy creation of GW He'll.
You are one sick Hillbilly so do us all a favor and improve the human race.
Far from being an innocent and unsuspecting victim of my biting wit and keen perception, Kristy jumped into this fight as a pugnacious, deceptive denier who thought he/she was so smart that no one would notice a difference in two graphs showing two different things labeled with two different titles, only to be savagely smacked down for trying to perpetrate a lie on people who were obviously smarter than him/her.

Are you Kristy? Or is it your little sister?

Whut us hillbillies down heah in Misippi say is, if you cain't run with the big dawgs, stay on the porch.
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B as in B S as in S wrote:
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LOL... First a pervert, always a pervert, and now a STRAWMAN. One would do well if one could read.
I repeat:
"Summary: CAGW is linked to a typhoon season in which a single severe storm made landfall."
You have no argument.

Even IF ONLY ONE severe storm made LANDFALL, would that mean that the other dozen severe storms DID NOT EXIST?

Summary: IDIOT!

“no one told me”

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SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Do you always do your #2 first?
Answer: Yes, you do because you learn science from science denier blogs.. LOL.
P.S. Wake up. You are using stale denier material..
enjoying the record cold, dumbrowski?

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WASHINGTON -- Climatic changes -- and the results of those changes -- could occur within decades or even sooner, and they are becoming a greater concern for scientists, according to a new paper from the National Academy of Sciences.
"The most challenging changes are the abrupt ones," said James White, a professor of geological sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder and chair of the report committee. White and several coauthors of the paper spoke at a press conference Tuesday morning.
The paper focuses on those impacts due to climate change that can happen most quickly. Among these are the rapid decline in Arctic sea ice that scientists have seen in the last decade and increased extinction pressure on plants and animals caused by the rapidly warming climate.
Many such changes, according to Tony Barnosky, a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, are "things that people in this room will be around to see." He emphasized that scientists are "really worried about what's going to happen in the next several years or decades."
"The planet is going to be warmer than most species living on Earth today have seen it, including humans," said Barnosky. "The pace of change is orders of magnitude higher than what species have experienced in the last tens of millions of years."
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Deniers are liars.
Deniers are traitors.
Deniers are death-lovers.
are these the same idiots who predicted a bad hurricane season this year?

thought so.

“no one told me”

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Mothra wrote:
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The 'income divide' has gotten worse under Obama.
>>But what Obama conveniently leaves out of his sermons is that income inequality has grown faster on his watch than any time in the past two decades, at least.
Research by University of California economist Emmanuel Saez shows that since the Obama recovery started in June 2009, the average income of the top 1% grew 11.2% in real terms through 2011.
The bottom 99%, in contrast, saw their incomes shrink by 0.4%.
As a result, 121% of the gains in real income during Obama's recovery have gone to the top 1%. By comparison, the top 1% captured 65% of income gains during the Bush expansion of 2002-07, and 45% of the gains under Clinton's expansion in the 1990s.
The Census Bureau's official measure of income inequality — called the Gini index — shows similar results. During the Bush years, the index was flat overall — finishing in 2008 exactly where it started in 2001.
It's gone up each year since Obama has been president and now stands at all-time highs.
It's worth underscoring that the growing income gap under Obama isn't the result of the rich getting fabulously richer. Nor is it any sort of indictment of "trickle down" economics.
Instead, it is the direct result of Obama's historically weak economic recovery, which has left the rest of the country falling behind while the wealthy have managed to make gains.
Census data show, for example, that the poorest 20% of families saw their real average income continue to fall each year from 2009 to 2011 — the last year for which the Census has data — while the top 20% recouped losses suffered in the recession.
Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/0730...
d'Oh!
good news:
Less than 30% of millennials will sign up for Obamacare, survey says
A poll from Harvard University finds less than a third of uninsured consumers in the 18-29 age group plan to sign up for Obamacare.
MarketWatchHealthHealth Care PolicyBarack ObamaHealth insurance

Hopefully the little dummies will remember for the 2014 elections
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Arctic scientist in global warming row retires as part of settlement with government

Published December 04, 2013/
FoxNews.com

An Alaska scientist who gained fame in 2011 due to his observations of drowned polar bears, findings that helped galvanize the global warming movement, has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency.

Charles Monnett was briefly suspended in 2011 from his work with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement — now known as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management —during an inspector general's investigation into a polar bear research contract he managed. Investigators in their report released last year said the probe was prompted by a complaint from an Interior Department employee who alleged that Monnett had wrongfully released government records and he and another scientist intentionally omitted or used false data in an article on polar bears.

The agency, BOEM, ultimately found no evidence of scientific misconduct but reprimanded Monnett for improper release of emails that an Interior Department official said were cited by a federal appeals court in decisions to vacate agency approval of an oil and gas company's Arctic exploration plan.

While Monnett returned to work, his prior research portfolio, which was focused on Arctic issues, had been reassigned, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which helped Monnett with his case. Monnett filed a complaint, seeking to have the reprimand rescinded, to have his name restored to an award for a bowhead whale tracking project and the ability to transfer jobs, a request that the complaint said had not been granted.

Under the settlement, signed in October but released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on Wednesday, Monnett will receive $100,000 but cannot seek Interior Department work for five years. His retirement was effective Nov. 15, at which point the agency agreed to withdraw the letter of reprimand and issue Monnett a certificate for his work on the tracking project.

The settlement makes clear that it does not constitute any admission of liability, including any admission that federal employees "treated Monnett in a discriminatory or retaliatory manner." BOEM spokeswoman Connie Gillette said by email that she could not comment on personnel matters but said sound science is the foundation of BOEM's decision-making and the agency takes the integrity of its scientists and reliability of their work very seriously.

Monnett, in a release, said the agency tried to silence and discredit him "and send a chilling message to other scientists at a key time when permits for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic were being considered. They failed on the first two goals, but I believe that what they did to me did make others afraid to speak up, even internally."

He said he could not, in good conscience, "work for an agency that promotes dishonesty, punishes those who actually stand up for scientific integrity, and that cannot tolerate scientific work not pre-shaped to serve its agenda."

Ruch said Monnett, 65, is exploring his future options. He said he left his federal job with a fully vested pension.

In 2004, during an aerial survey of bowhead whales, Monnett and another researcher saw four dead polar bears floating in the water after a storm, observations that were later detailed in a peer-reviewed article. They said they were reporting to the best of their knowledge the first observations of the bears floating dead and presumed drowned while apparently swimming long distances.

They said their findings suggested drowning-related deaths of polar bears may increase in the future if the regression of pack ice or periods of longer open water continues. The observations helped make the polar bear a symbol for the climate change movement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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