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

There are 62355 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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Since: Jul 11

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#42464 Jan 5, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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What a curious standard.
When public support for global warming drops, warmists run to physiologists to explain why folks don't believe the "science".
And recently there have been an assortments of "studies" equating skeptics to conservatives and the religious.
So... the "science" doesn't stand on it's own in public opinion, and in response to that evidence, comes more "science" to browbeat skeptics with an assortment of chidings: "dark money", "anti-science", etc.
But, never mind. the zealotry on the other side of the argument.. never mind the name calling... never mind the condescension... never mind the haughty elitist tone of the "educated"... never mind their supercilious attitudes... that's "science".
"Clueless" would aptly describe your one-sided characterizations.
What you fail to understand is that I and a gazillion like me don't wish global warming were true like believing in some mythical religion. I would love for it to be completely wrong, but any sound logical mind can't ignore the obvious. I love my cars like anyone else, I like my dishwasher, the electric light and all the other techo mod cons that are energy users. However I don't like them that much where I would risk my house being blown away or under water or in a pile of ashes all for the sake of not adjusting my lifestyle. And lets face it, some of us don't need to make that much of an adjustment. But to try and discredit an argument with total BS of no scientific value only reflects on those who make those statements.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#42465 Jan 5, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
What you fail to understand is that I and a gazillion like me don't wish global warming were true like believing in some mythical religion. I would love for it to be completely wrong, but any sound logical mind can't ignore the obvious. I love my cars like anyone else, I like my dishwasher, the electric light and all the other techo mod cons that are energy users. However I don't like them that much where I would risk my house being blown away or under water or in a pile of ashes all for the sake of not adjusting my lifestyle. And lets face it, some of us don't need to make that much of an adjustment. But to try and discredit an argument with total BS of no scientific value only reflects on those who make those statements.
Could you be ready to make state an inconvenient truth?

Al Gore is a global warming hypocrite.

Have at it...
MStereotype

Louin, MS

#42466 Jan 5, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
What a curious standard.
When public support for global warming drops, warmists run to physiologists to explain why folks don't believe the "science".
And recently there have been an assortments of "studies" equating skeptics to conservatives and the religious.
So... the "science" doesn't stand on it's own in public opinion, and in response to that evidence, comes more "science" to browbeat skeptics with an assortment of chidings: "dark money", "anti-science", etc.
But, never mind. the zealotry on the other side of the argument.. never mind the name calling... never mind the condescension... never mind the haughty elitist tone of the "educated"... never mind their supercilious attitudes... that's "science".
"Clueless" would aptly describe your one-sided characterizations.
Oh you're gettin better. You doin some purty writing right there fer me.

I lack you.
gcaveman1

Louin, MS

#42467 Jan 5, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
What you fail to understand is that I and a gazillion like me don't wish global warming were true like believing in some mythical religion. I would love for it to be completely wrong, but any sound logical mind can't ignore the obvious. I love my cars like anyone else, I like my dishwasher, the electric light and all the other techo mod cons that are energy users. However I don't like them that much where I would risk my house being blown away or under water or in a pile of ashes all for the sake of not adjusting my lifestyle. And lets face it, some of us don't need to make that much of an adjustment. But to try and discredit an argument with total BS of no scientific value only reflects on those who make those statements.
American values of economy and frugality have suddenly become forgotten philosophies. We've always been wasteful, too, and now we do it in spades.

But my grandfather, a young man in the Depression, came to know the value of a dollar, back when a dollar WAS a dollar, and he was all about frugality and economy and not wasting stuff.

My grandfather would LOVE solar energy and wind power, as long as he could get it installed at a "reasonable" price. Think of the money you could save!
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#42468 Jan 5, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
American values of economy and frugality have suddenly become forgotten philosophies. We've always been wasteful, too, and now we do it in spades.
But my grandfather, a young man in the Depression, came to know the value of a dollar, back when a dollar WAS a dollar, and he was all about frugality and economy and not wasting stuff.
My grandfather would LOVE solar energy and wind power, as long as he could get it installed at a "reasonable" price. Think of the money you could save!
Curios.... you hold other people's recollections of their grandfather suspect, but yours not?
litesong

Everett, WA

#42470 Jan 6, 2014
motheaten mothballs wrote:
litesong is........
....... worth repeating:
Warm fronts push hard into the NP region, causing the average temperatures above the 80th parallel to leap to 10-14degC. above normal, & is one reason for the large average Arctic temperature rises. Simultaneously, the warm fronts push cold Arctic fronts to the south, even as far as Mexico, Central America, Iran, Iraq, s. China, India, & even to Africa. North African Sahara, with plains 1000-4000 feet, & mountains well above 10,000 feet, glad you point out the Arctic fronts can dump snow on Africa.
litesong

Everett, WA

#42471 Jan 6, 2014
MStereotype wrote:
You doin some purty writing right there fer me.
So you're convinced by no science..... just like a touched toxic topix AGW denier.
wow

Zion, IL

#42473 Jan 6, 2014
Warmies stuck in ice blame it on la nina,-40 zero across the nation , I'm cryin bullsh!t weres al gore now?
Michael Snyder

Matawan, NJ

#42474 Jan 6, 2014
On The Coldest Day In America In 20 Years, Here Are Al Gore’s Stupidest Global Warming Quotes

Michael Snyder
American Dream
January 6, 2014

America could actually use some global warming right about now. It is being projected that low temperatures across the Midwest could be 30 to 50 degrees below average on Monday morning.

Image: Al Gore (Wikimedia Commons).

On Sunday, fans that attempted to tailgate before the playoff game between the 49ers and the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin were discovering that their beers were actually turning to icebefore they could drink them. That is cold. But things are going to get really chilly when nightfall arrives. In fact, it is being projected that much of the nation will experience wind chill temperatures of more than 40 degrees below zero, and wind chill temperatures of more than 50 degrees below zero are expected in parts of North Dakota and Minnesota. The weather is expected to be so cold that the governor of Minnesota has actually decided to close public schools statewide on Monday. The last time that happened was back in 1997. The reason why the governor of Minnesota did this is because when temperatures get this low they can literally be life threatening. When wind chill temperatures get down to about 50 below zero, if your skin is exposed you can literally develop frostbite in about five minutes. This is being called the coldest day in America in 20 years, and these cold temperatures have many Americans wondering what ever happened to all of that “global warming” that Al Gore and other “climate scientists” have been warning us about for so many years.

http://www.infowars.com/on-the-coldest-day-in...
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#42475 Jan 6, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>.
you tell 'em, babble boy!
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel

Oswego, IL

#42476 Jan 6, 2014
NOAA and climatologist scientists are the weak individuals that were beat up on the playground daily. Their mediocre attempt at proving global warming was the only salvation to dignify an otherwise wasted life. The fact that they're all govt supported (ie welfare with a bipartison purpose) using tax-dollars to fund the absurdity. If the country only had obamacare years ago.....maybe the liberal moms could have taken the morning after pill and eliminated a large percentage of global warming quacks!

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#42477 Jan 6, 2014
gonna be 6 degrees tomorrow here in Atlanta GA, just a couple hundred miles from Florida. Must be global warming?

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#42478 Jan 6, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
American values of economy and frugality have suddenly become forgotten philosophies. We've always been wasteful, too, and now we do it in spades.
But my grandfather, a young man in the Depression, came to know the value of a dollar, back when a dollar WAS a dollar, and he was all about frugality and economy and not wasting stuff.
My grandfather would LOVE solar energy and wind power, as long as he could get it installed at a "reasonable" price. Think of the money you could save!
my dad was born in the 20's, so he too was a child during the depression...he said his job, starting when he was 7, was to be the first one up in the mornings and get the wooden fired stove going....not an easy task for a 7 year old. Todays generation of kids fall apart if the battery to their iphone is dead, or if cable goes out during the Kardashians.
Harriet Arkell

Matawan, NJ

#42479 Jan 6, 2014
Irony alert: Global warmists get stuck in ice

Joseph Curl
Washington Times
January 6, 2014

As regular readers of “the news,” you will no doubt already know that sometimes, you just can’t make this stuff up.

Case in point: A ship full of “global warmists” heads off on an expedition to Antarctica to prove that the ice shelf there is melting so fast that every beachfront house in the world will soon be swept away by a massive tsunami.

But instead of finding a sad polar bear stuck on a tiny ice sheet, the adventurers found their ship stuck — in ice.

Wait, it gets better: A ship sent to free the stuck ship also got trapped in the ice. And over the weekend, the U.S. announced that it would send a heavy icebreaker to free the ships — so, of course, as usual, you taxpayers will foot the bill.

http://www.infowars.com/irony-alert-global-wa...
carbide

Pikeville, KY

#42480 Jan 6, 2014
I don't know much. what I do know is this Global warming has most of the Nation Froze solid at this time.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#42481 Jan 6, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
The real clueless people are the ones who look for the obscure to dispute scientific evidence rather than accepting the obvious. That "man made" global warming is going to become a real threat to human survival. The other stuff we can ignore because we have no influence over it, but we can change the very thing we have influence over and that is CO2 emissions.
Some countries will be lucky and benefit from it but for the majority it will have a huge impact in terms of financial burdens dealing with it and lifestyle. There are only so many disasters that the world can handle at any one time. Climate change will give us more than our fair share and we will be responsible for it. As for the deniers who fit into the category of the fairy tale about the Emperor's New Clothes and run around pretending to understand what they don't understand. Why because someone like Rush or Hannity comes out with some insane logic about global warming being a scam for grants. So rather than question the logic how they arrive at this conclusion just agree and parrot it thinking they might not look smart questioning a conservative figurehead. Well HELLO!
Yea, this is not Fox News and not even published here in the US but they get it even if you don't: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-24151...
Pay attention to the the 2007 predictions at the bottom of the article. Good laugh if you ask me.
Community Disorganizer

Trumbull, CT

#42482 Jan 6, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>Yea, this is not Fox News and not even published here in the US but they get it even if you don't: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-24151...
Pay attention to the the 2007 predictions at the bottom of the article. Good laugh if you ask me.
Not good news for the Al Gorbal Warming scammer's portfolios
gcaveman1

Louin, MS

#42483 Jan 6, 2014
It's cold, so there's no global warming.

It's cloudy, so there is no sun.
litesong

Everett, WA

#42484 Jan 6, 2014
carbon blockage wrote:
I don't know much. what I do know is this Global warming has most of the Nation Froze solid at this time.
Yes, you don't know much.

AGW enhanced southern warm fronts push hard into the NP region, raising temperatures as much as 10-14degC. above normal. Simultaneously, the warm fronts push Arctic cold fronts south. Thus, people get cold feet.
gcaveman1

Louin, MS

#42485 Jan 6, 2014
Actually, the sun is shining here, not a cloud in the sky, and my passive solar home is heating up quite nicely. The heaters have turned themselves off.

It's 22* outside, with a good wind.

Solar works.

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