Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 53497 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

Mesa, AZ

#42440 Jan 4, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
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Yes, but Mothra is not a youth. He is beyond STEM. He is apparently a large, moth-like, Japanese science fiction character.
"Mothra has been portrayed as using a number of special abilities. It has been shown to have the ability to spray silk, fly, metamorphose, generate hurricane-force wind, scatter poison and use various magical energy attacks." -Wiki
With all those powers, Mothra don't need no steenking education!
<sigh>

Such an underwhelming non-sequitor.

Quit taking writing tips from babble boy, litesong.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42441 Jan 4, 2014
This is a laugh a minute from all the usual suspects, Fox news, Rush, Trump etc. All making claims Global warming is over because its a snow feast in the US. It's a pity these poor individuals were not blessed with having their left side of the brain working because that's the part of the brain that controls Language , Logic, Critical thinking, Numbers & Reasoning. None of which get any form of workout in any of their comments.

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/0...
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#42442 Jan 5, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
This is a laugh a minute from all the usual suspects, Fox news, Rush, Trump etc. All making claims Global warming is over because its a snow feast in the US. It's a pity these poor individuals were not blessed with having their left side of the brain working because that's the part of the brain that controls Language , Logic, Critical thinking, Numbers & Reasoning. None of which get any form of workout in any of their comments.
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/0...
<yawn>

Warmists do love their authority figures.
Mane

Trezevant, TN

#42443 Jan 5, 2014
Northie wrote:
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No, 2005 was the hottest ever, with 2007 in second place. 1934 was the hottest only in the US; globally, it wasn't even close.
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/2007/
Only if you exclude the mid-eval warm period. Which is exactly what East Angia did. That is, shape the data to get the pre-determined hypoyhesis; not to get the facts. We must worship that hockey stick.

Hello UN Agenda 21! How are you today?
Trace

Trezevant, TN

#42444 Jan 5, 2014
hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Not by any significant amount capable of explaining declining sea ice.
<quoted text>
It's not global temperatures that affect the arctic, it's arctic temperatures, which have gone up more in the last 30 years than the global average.
Oh No! It cannot be that recently descovered volcanic seamount chain extending from the northern Canadian Teritories to Siberia. That whole chain has been erupting for four years.

Let's consider gas laws (true science.) CO2 and Methane (CH4) tend to settle at lowest levels. If a natural gas leak occurs, where does the methane accumulate? CO2 has a greater molecular weight than methane (Solomons Organic Chemistry Fith Edition); Text.
I do not feel like writing a graduate thesis right now. Do your own research and take some college-level geology classes.

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Bangkok, Thailand

#42445 Jan 5, 2014
Australia has hottest summer ever, one for the global guys, US has coldest winter ever, oops.

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Bangkok, Thailand

#42446 Jan 5, 2014
Ozritz,
Defending a theory with a theory might be either right brain or left brain. So, depending on which theory you choose, well you can see where this is going, depending upon on which side of your brain actually controls your thinking process. Too bad you don't have a choice..
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#42447 Jan 5, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
<sigh>
Such an underwhelming non-sequitor.
Quit taking writing tips from babble boy, litesong.
Learned a new word, didja?
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#42448 Jan 5, 2014
Mane wrote:
<quoted text>
Only if you exclude the mid-eval warm period. Which is exactly what East Angia did. That is, shape the data to get the pre-determined hypoyhesis; not to get the facts. We must worship that hockey stick.
Hello UN Agenda 21! How are you today?
I think it was mid-evil; not real evil, but not good either.

Everything will be alright as long as the lizard people leave us alone.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#42449 Jan 5, 2014
I oppose taxing or restricting CO2 emissions; we should wait for the rich to mine diamonds from the sky to sequester carbon out of the biosphere.
Climatologist expert Phd

Fullerton, CA

#42450 Jan 5, 2014
It snowed in the Sahara Desert in 1979 and 2012.

Reduce your carbon emissions .... now!

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Hampton, VA

#42451 Jan 5, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
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Your "facts" are disputed regularly.
A massive amount of CO2 might make ALL plants flourish, at least for a while. ALL PLANTS, including but not limited to poison ivy, kudzu, dandelion, ragweed, and the weeds farmers constantly fight now.
A massive amount of CO2 that changes regional climate and daily weather can cause the rains to come too early or too late, too little or too much; can cause early freezes or long droughts; can cause any number of undesirable effects.
CO2 could create cloud cover that would cool the earth or warm the earth. Ever heard of Venus? Massive CO2 content in the atmosphere, ground temperatures north of 700*.
Volcanoes? That's geology, vulcanology, not climate. Yes, they put all sorts of things in the air, one of which is particulates.
Yes, deserts could get more rain. But they could get drier. More evaporation means more precipitation but there's no guarantee that wind patterns would distribute it much differently. But desert soils still couldn't grow much for 100 years or so.
It may be 5th grade science, but you have yet to integrate it all. You suffer from a common affliction among deniers, the black and white mindset, to wit:
all plants need the same amount of water, the same amount of sunlight, the same amount of cold weather.
No.
all clouds are alike, all clouds do the same thing.
No.
all volcanoes erupt the same way and emit the same gases.
No.
All rain is good.
No.
It's a very complex world. I don't understand it all.
BUT I'M WAAAYY AHEAD OF YOU!
Thanks for proving you are clueless and ignore physics.
Step aside and let the grown-ups talk now.
Oh, thanks for the laugh!!
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#42452 Jan 5, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
Mothra has.....been shown to have the ability...... scatter poison
That's why "motheaten mothballs" is considered to be a touched toxic topix AGW denier.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#42453 Jan 5, 2014
motheaten mothballs wrote:
<yawn>
Warmists do love .....figures.
"motheaten mothballs" learned to sleep in skule. "motheaten mothballs" hated its teachers(even if they had figures), so didn't get any science(figures), chemistry(figures), astronomy(figures), physics(figures), algebra(figures), or pre-calc(figures) in a poorly (or non-) earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#42454 Jan 5, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
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Learned a new word, didja?
Zealot?

Naw...
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#42455 Jan 5, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>.
So says babble boy....

So says babble boy...

Loon.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42456 Jan 5, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for proving you are clueless and ignore physics.
Step aside and let the grown-ups talk now.
Oh, thanks for the laugh!!
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!
Nutz

Columbus, IN

#42457 Jan 5, 2014
Maybe we should wait until we stop getting record cold winters before worrying about Global Warming. Some people will just believe anything the media tells us.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#42458 Jan 5, 2014
Climatologist expert Phd wrote:
It snowed in the Sahara Desert in 1979 and 2012.
Reduce your carbon emissions .... now!
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.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42459 Jan 5, 2014
Nutz wrote:
Maybe we should wait until we stop getting record cold winters before worrying about Global Warming. Some people will just believe anything the media tells us.
A perfect example of what I just previously posted, "pretend to understand what I don't understand"

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