Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 62878 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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denier

Zion, IL

#43401 Feb 10, 2014
SpaceCadet wrote:
<quoted text>Water of both kinds, fresh rain and salty sea.
What happens to soil in the aftermath? Can you grow anythiing after salt pollution?


And you call yourself smart the've been growing In pheuket and other regions ravaged by the tsunami for years now!
SpaceBlues

United States

#43402 Feb 10, 2014
denier wrote:
<quoted text>
And you call yourself smart the've been growing In pheuket and other regions ravaged by the tsunami for years now!
I call myself SpaceBlues, duh.

Is that about the GB? And what do they grow after a tsunami? How soon, also? What do they have to do to the soil?

I love to learn new truth.
SpaceBlues

United States

#43403 Feb 10, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text> All the ice that melts is fresh so salinity goes down and besides it will be under water remember.
Wake up and study what's happening in Great Britain.
Pale Dago

Saint Peters, MO

#43404 Feb 10, 2014
Say what.
SpaceBlues

United States

#43405 Feb 10, 2014
Pale Dago wrote:
Say what.
http://www.topix.com/forum/new s/global-warming/TI8U17MTPTSG2 QVFF#c12
SpaceBlues

United States

#43406 Feb 10, 2014
Pale Dago wrote:
Say what.
This:

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

[Hope it works this time.]
hands on AR

Zion, IL

#43407 Feb 10, 2014
Aw the poor brits shouldn't have built in the flood plain ,nobody ever learns but then again sheeple don't think!
hands on AR

Zion, IL

#43408 Feb 10, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>I call myself SpaceBlues, duh.
Is that about the GB? And what do they grow after a tsunami? How soon, also? What do they have to do to the soil?
I love to learn new truth.
they add soluble calcium ,gypsum ,or organic compost. Mother nature helps with a good saturation with rain as well

Since: Jul 11

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#43409 Feb 10, 2014
hands on AR wrote:
Aw the poor brits shouldn't have built in the flood plain ,nobody ever learns but then again sheeple don't think!
Yeah those poor Brits, fancy building on a flood plain with all that land to choose from. The same for the Japanese ,so many people and yet they build homes in a earthquake zone. What about the New Zealanders, or flood prone Bangladesh. I suppose none were as smart as you building in a place where nature poses no threat. Does your brain ever compute that when you multiply this out by every country on the planet this might just pose a problem for your lil patch of sacred ground in the future.
hands on AR

Zion, IL

#43411 Feb 10, 2014
Nope I got 200 acres in the north country I plan to live off of when I quit workin. I got a creek but it's down in the gully can't reach the house even with all the runoff from the snow!
hands on AR

Zion, IL

#43412 Feb 10, 2014
lord Balfour wrote:
The tobacco deniers that claimed that second hand smoke was harmless and that iSSreeli apartheid racism was OK , now demand endless wars for the zionist war profiteers..........red corvette with fl tag 911TH , and hebrew tatoos declaring JDL - Kabalah hatred for the USA.
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Have u been drinking?

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#43416 Feb 10, 2014
denier wrote:
<quoted text> more good info but I just have a hard time believing anything that says us.gov at the bottom, ya no what I mean ! Also since1880 1.4degrees globally I understand it takes a lot of energy to raise the temp globally but 1.4 doesn't seem convincing to most people. Have you seen the kelp beds off california there growing out of control do they absorb co2 out of the water? And I don't need anyone else's opinion thank-u !
I would like to think, the scientists are NASA, are a little unbiased, as they do have the technology to observe climate change.There is no doubt there is GW, observation tells us this. It would seem to me, that the science has turned political, and that the issue really is how much of GW is contributed to mankinds actions. Logically, we know carbon from fossil fuel consumption and means of extraction does pollute the biosphere and our environments. That it took millions of yrs for the atmosphere to be cleaned of the same toxic shit we are putting back.

Since: Oct 10

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#43417 Feb 10, 2014
And that it was the trees,vegetation,marshes and the natural alchemy of evolutionary process that filtered out the toxic chemicals and gases in the atmosphere to make what we call life today.And while there are many natural variables for global warming ,like volcanic activity, forrest fires, and methane gasses. That the planet has gone through many different climate changes, is true and is shown by science to have occurred .But mankind as a whole has transformed almost 70% of the global land mass, we have diverted whole lakes and streams,chemicals used in our crude-oil byproducts such as plastic, is found in every body of oceans, lakes and streams. we have depleted 50% of the global rainforests in the last 50yrs. Now science is not perfect , and it does not have all the answers, but from what we do know, and logical common sense should tell us, is that in a world of 7billion consumers on a shared planet of finite resources, mankind can not continue with the mismanagement of the science we do know, and the precious resources we have left.It is just simply time we as a whole, take responsibility for our actions, and use the best science,technology and human ingenuity, to take better responsibility for our actions, for all of humanity and our environments.Think of all the wasted time energy and resource , we as a whole have put into the war machine and destruction of each other in the last century and beginning of this one alone.The Zeitgeist of mankind , has always come about when, as a whole, we work together, and share our knowledge, for the common interest of the whole. If practical change is what we the people want, then we must stop our bread and circus democracy's of self interest, and we the people must educate and participate in our Democracies..
denier

Zion, IL

#43418 Feb 10, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
<quoted text> I would like to think, the scientists are NASA, are a little unbiased, as they do have the technology to observe climate change.There is no doubt there is GW, observation tells us this. It would seem to me, that the science has turned political, and that the issue really is how much of GW is contributed to mankinds actions. Logically, we know carbon from fossil fuel consumption and means of extraction does pollute the biosphere and our environments. That it took millions of yrs for the atmosphere to be cleaned of the same toxic shit we are putting back.
what do you know about the kelp imean didn't they test kelp in space to see how much oxygen it created I could be wrong ,but I KNOW it's growing 60ft in some places to the surface can we plant it in other places?

Since: Oct 10

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#43419 Feb 10, 2014
PS, We the people are government, to say you do not trust government is a bit of an oxymoron.There is no them and us. It is the responsibility of the citizenry, to be self informed and educated about the people you want to represent us. Other wise you end up with the current system of self interest and manipulation of those who know how the system is run.To many have said fuk the system, or are so divided by 2 parties that are sponsored and controlled by the same elitist republic. Something the Romans called a bread and circus. The constitution was not written for the times it was written in, it was for the future generations, who where responsible and mature enough to vote in the interest of the whole, not self interest

Since: Jul 11

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#43420 Feb 10, 2014
denier wrote:
<quoted text>what do you know about the kelp imean didn't they test kelp in space to see how much oxygen it created I could be wrong ,but I KNOW it's growing 60ft in some places to the surface can we plant it in other places?
There is only one problem with that, for instance Toyota sold 9.7 million vehicles last year and in the interest of capitalism they won't be happy with that. So this year they will want to sell 10 million do you get the picture ? That's a hell of a lot of kelp to grow to counter that and the other thing you forget while Capitalism needs to grow in order to survive the planet does NOT. So it doesn't take Einstein to figure there is a clash of interest here!
We either turn our efforts into a cleaner future or we end up like the Roman Empire.

Since: Oct 10

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#43421 Feb 10, 2014
denier wrote:
<quoted text>what do you know about the kelp imean didn't they test kelp in space to see how much oxygen it created I could be wrong ,but I KNOW it's growing 60ft in some places to the surface can we plant it in other places?
http://intellihub.com/scientists-to-analyze-w...

http://enenews.com/seattle-tv-warning-video-o...

http://oceansnorth.org/climate-change

Since: Oct 10

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#43423 Feb 10, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text>
The environmental disasters of plastic in the water supply and deforestation were made worse by environmental zealots forcing change before adequate study was done.
My friend, it is a contribution of all humanity, the responsibility to demand proper science is that of the citizenry. Mankind has done more damage to planet in the last 200yrs, than all of human history combined. Our population has tripled, because of irresponsibility of science and technology.There are so many chemicals in our food chain, that there is no such thing as natural, we have manipulated the planet to our needs and wants.

Since: Jul 11

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#43424 Feb 10, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text>
The environmental disasters of plastic in the water supply and deforestation were made worse by environmental zealots forcing change before adequate study was done.
Made worse by environmental zealots huh ? Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years. Deforestation accounts for about 20% of global emissions of CO2. It serves no purpose a country like the US keeping its forest cover at a stable figure while at the same time making up for the shortfall importing forest products with consumerism. Nothing gained there, while places in Sth America, Indonesia cut down rain forests as quick as you can blink feeding the consumer never ending demand. Once again you favour to see Rome burn before looking for a fire hose. Study my a$$, it's another ignorant statement from a denier who try anything to stall what is already known as fact.

Since: Oct 10

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#43426 Feb 10, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and if the citizenry had demanded more study (science ) Of the long term impact of switching from paper to plastic bags. We wouldn't be eating plastic every day and watching the rainforest disappear.
agreed,in a world without self interest,we would have made things out of hemp. Like plastic bags,diapers,paper,cotton ,etc. Hemp can replace up to 80% of crude oil by products.

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