Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 63387 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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Texas

Corona Del Mar, CA

#42900 Jan 24, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
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Nope, just the same creep posting the same story over and over using different names- from the same location.
http://www.topix.com/forum/state/tx/T1046AOH0...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/fort-lauderda...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/fort-lauderda...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/fort-lauderda...
My great grandfather said he used to use this type of thermometer.

http://www.georgeglazer.com/decarts/instrumen...

He's quite old now so I'm not sure if his memory is working well. He said it would get stuck once in a while until he would tap it with his screwdriver.

“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#42901 Jan 24, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
It's never about controlling Mother Nature, as I said before it's trying to stop Mother Nature giving us the finger. In otherwords reducing emissions, will hopefully reduce the occurrence of extreme weather in terms of frequency. It won't stop it altogether but it's a whole lot cheaper than having complete communities being blown away, flooded or burnt to the ground every other year. It effects tourism, cropping, transport, you name it extreme weather has costs that far exceed prevention insurance.(emission control)
Like this interesting article that highlights our effect on nature:
"Canada and the United States may have outsourced a large amount of manufacturing to China over the years, but a new study shows that pollution from heavy industry concentrated on the east coast of Asia is drifting across the Pacific Ocean and helping foul the air on North America’s west coast."
"The emissions from that outsourced production – which have contributed to pushing heavily polluted areas such as Los Angeles over air quality limits – have even greater impact on sparsely populated areas with less industry, such as British Columbia."
“I call it ‘cash and carry karma,’” she said.“The pollution comes back. It kind of just shows us – it’s one world.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-c...
So hopefully something might hopefully happen to hopefully control the weather.

Well that explains it all.

You starting to see how desperate and ridiculous you sound.

You just keep hoping.
litesong

Everett, WA

#42902 Jan 24, 2014
[QUOTE who="ratdownthemiddle ", "middleofthedownwronggull y"] long winded version.......[/QUOTE]

So you have to mouth words while you type.
litesong

Everett, WA

#42903 Jan 24, 2014
[QUOTE who="ratdownthemiddle ", "middleofthedownwronggull y"] long winded version.......[/QUOTE]

Glad you don't understand.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#42905 Jan 25, 2014
thanks for the comedy, imbecile.

pssst......maybe you should change your moniker to 'limpsong'.

apparently you're a very young kid, so please try hard not to be stupid your entire life.

:-D
SpaceBlues

United States

#42907 Jan 25, 2014
Texas wrote:
<quoted text>
My great grandfather said he used to use this type of thermometer.
http://www.georgeglazer.com/decarts/instrumen...
He's quite old now so I'm not sure if his memory is working well. He said it would get stuck once in a while until he would tap it with his screwdriver.
blah blah blah..

Are you worried about being like him?
Climate Scientist

Fullerton, CA

#42908 Jan 25, 2014
Texas wrote:
<quoted text>
My great grandfather said he used to use this type of thermometer.
http://www.georgeglazer.com/decarts/instrumen...
He's quite old now so I'm not sure if his memory is working well. He said it would get stuck once in a while until he would tap it with his screwdriver.
The Draper thermometers are legendary and classic! Wish I had one on display in my lab.
B as in B S as in S

Minneapolis, MN

#42909 Jan 25, 2014
OMG... Further PROOF that "cognitive dissonance" is a prerequisite for believing in CAGW.
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
It's never about controlling Mother Nature, as I said before it's trying to stop Mother Nature .../
:-D
B as in B S as in S

Minneapolis, MN

#42910 Jan 25, 2014
I suspect that this will remain my favorite quote for quite some time!
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
It's never about controlling Mother Nature, as I said before it's trying to stop Mother Nature /
...especially the part about "as I said before".
B as in B S as in S

Minneapolis, MN

#42911 Jan 25, 2014
Well, time to sign off... Gotta push all that Global Warming off the driveway so I can get out and enjoy the unprecedented extreme sunshine.

Stay warm my friends,

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#42912 Jan 25, 2014
If you think I even care your beautiful tropical island paradise is sinking under the seas; check it out. I've never seen you helping me adapt to climate change shoveling snow off my walk or drive way so why should I help you learn to swim?
truth facts

Delaware, OH

#42913 Jan 25, 2014
Sad news for you global warming nut cases:
When Quinnipiac asked voters "What do you think should be the top priority for President Obama and Congress in 2014?" -- income inequality earned 1%, class inequality earned 1%, gun issues earned 1%, and immigration earned only 2%.

More bad news for a media desperate to further their Global Warming hoax through the dark art of portraying everyday weather as The Worst Ever, is that only 2% of the public see the environment as a priority.

2%,that's all? Gosh the way you nut cases go off the handle you'd think that it would be the opposite.We'll just sit back and enjoy making fun of you bozos.Mother nature rules, global warming nut jobs.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42914 Jan 25, 2014
B as in B S as in S wrote:
I suspect that this will remain my favorite quote for quite some time!
<quoted text>
...especially the part about "as I said before".
You're welcome, use the quote as much as you please but not half a sentence, the whole quote. When you cherry pick data like the song "baby, it's cold outside" or try and flat line the hockey stick graph, or tell us about grandpa's thermometer then we know you are on a hiding to nothing.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#42915 Jan 25, 2014
In 2012—after writers for National Review and a prominent conservative think tank accused him of fraud and compared him to serial child molester Jerry Sandusky—climate scientist Michael Mann took the bold step of filing a defamation suit. The defendants moved to have the case thrown out, citing a Washington, DC, law that shields journalists from frivolous litigation. But on Wednesday, DC Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg rejected the motion, opening the way for a trial.

Although public figures like Mann have to clear a high bar to prove defamation, Weisberg argued that the scientist's complaint may pass the test. And he brushed aside the defendants' claims that the fraud allegations were "pure opinion," which is protected by the First Amendment:

Accusing a scientist of conducting his research fraudulently, manipulating his data to achieve a predetermined or political outcome, or purposefully distorting the scientific truth are factual allegations. They go to the heart of scientific integrity. They can be proven true or false. If false, they are defamatory. If made with actual malice, they are actionable.

Weisberg's order is just the latest in a string of setbacks that have left the climate change skeptics' case in disarray. Earlier this month, Steptoe & Johnson, the law firm representing National Review and its writer, Mark Steyn, withdrew as Steyn's counsel. According to two sources with inside knowledge, it also plans to drop National Review as a client.
Peace

Fullerton, CA

#42916 Jan 25, 2014
truth facts wrote:
Sad news for you global warming nut cases:
When Quinnipiac asked voters "What do you think should be the top priority for President Obama and Congress in 2014?" -- income inequality earned 1%, class inequality earned 1%, gun issues earned 1%, and immigration earned only 2%.
More bad news for a media desperate to further their Global Warming hoax through the dark art of portraying everyday weather as The Worst Ever, is that only 2% of the public see the environment as a priority.
2%,that's all? Gosh the way you nut cases go off the handle you'd think that it would be the opposite.We'll just sit back and enjoy making fun of you bozos.Mother nature rules, global warming nut jobs.
Just keep laughing and making fun of us. We will have the last laugh in about 10 or 30 years when this happens to you and rest of you deniers.

truth facts

Delaware, OH

#42917 Jan 25, 2014
Peace wrote:
<quoted text>
Just keep laughing and making fun of us. We will have the last laugh in about 10 or 30 years when this happens to you and rest of you deniers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =w_1VnGp8LlsXX
At the rate of your so-called global warming multiply your figures by 100yrs then maybe people will see what your talking about.Until then I'm laughing my a## off at you dipshits.This is not a priority of 98% of America
Leahe

Madison, WI

#42918 Jan 25, 2014
I am a democrat, but believe GW is just not happening. We just had a deep freeze to the tune of -20 degrees F. two weeks ago, and we are in for another. Also, the arctic "gained" ice this year, and many ice boats got stuck in the ice in Antarctica over Christmas. I believe in evolution, but not global warming. Al Gore did some good things as VP. However, when he was desribing GW in 1994, and 1996, we had the same brutal winter.
SpaceBlues

United States

#42919 Jan 25, 2014
Leahe wrote:
I am a democrat, but believe GW is just not happening. We just had a deep freeze to the tune of -20 degrees F. two weeks ago, and we are in for another. Also, the arctic "gained" ice this year, and many ice boats got stuck in the ice in Antarctica over Christmas. I believe in evolution, but not global warming. Al Gore did some good things as VP. However, when he was desribing GW in 1994, and 1996, we had the same brutal winter.
Blah blah.. so what?

Explain this:

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/nma...

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#42920 Jan 26, 2014
Leahe wrote:
I am a democrat, but believe GW is just not happening. We just had a deep freeze to the tune of -20 degrees F. two weeks ago, and we are in for another. Also, the arctic "gained" ice this year, and many ice boats got stuck in the ice in Antarctica over Christmas. I believe in evolution, but not global warming. Al Gore did some good things as VP. However, when he was desribing GW in 1994, and 1996, we had the same brutal winter.
Cooling?
http://www.youtube.com/embed/gaJJtS_WDmI
Jamaal

Fullerton, CA

#42923 Jan 26, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Blah blah.. so what?
Explain this:
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/nma...
A lot of that data has been seriously questioned and discounted due to the lack of reliability of the early thermometers. Sometimes they got stuck, broken or were shaded by trees one year and the trees were cut down in the following year exposing the thermometer directly to the sun.

Have you seen this?

http://www.georgeglazer.com/decarts/instrumen...

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