Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 64463 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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Professor Emeritus Fellow

Corona Del Mar, CA

#44122 Mar 10, 2014
I finalized my weather projections. The trends are frightening.

In an unrelated matter, my scientific funding is running out. Would you guys and girls please send to me a penny and then double it for 30 days?

Day 1:$.01
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Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#44123 Mar 10, 2014
Professor Emeritus Fellow wrote:
The answer is this: At present, the scientific evidence does not support an argument that the drought there is appreciably linked to human-induced climate change.
Only if you ignore the evidence that warming has increased evaporation from the soil, and decreased the snowpack.
hands on AR

Zion, IL

#44125 Mar 10, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
The slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs are really coming out of the pig slime, now.
Ah, correction.
The slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs are NOT coming out of the pig slime.
Not original.......slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs will continue in the (not) original pig slime.


More ramblings by litesout!
SpaceBlues

United States

#44126 Mar 10, 2014
hands on AR wrote:
<quoted text>
More ramblings by litesout!
You missed the rant and rambling in the post before yours.

Oh it was within your cult membership, naturally.
litesong

Everett, WA

#44127 Mar 10, 2014
prof sneeritus raunchy fellow wrote:
my scientific funding is running out. Would you guys and girls please send to me a penny and then double it for 30 days?
Day 1:$.01
Day 2:$.02
Day 3:$.04
Day 4:$.08
Day 5:$.16
Day 6:$.32
Day 7:$.64
Day 8:$1.28
Donald Duck caught his uncle Scrooge, in the same mathematical snafu, back in the 60's. "prof sneeritus raunchy fellow" shows its mathematical depth is as thick as cartoon film.
hands on AR

Zion, IL

#44128 Mar 10, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>You missed the rant and rambling in the post before yours.
Oh it was within your cult membership, naturally.


Talk about ramblings your al Gore cult and all the kool-aid drinkers can't come up with any charts or graphs from any other source other than .gov personally I don't buy there sh!t
Stan

Torrance, CA

#44129 Mar 10, 2014
So much ignorance from such a small population

“Pass the sunscreen”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#44130 Mar 11, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
& Niagra frozen over. Glad you point out some of the effects of AGW enhanced warm fronts that powerfully push to the North Pole region & shove cold Arctic airs to Canada, the U.S. & many other populated southern regions. Yes, as the populated regions freeze from AGW enhanced warm fronts shoving all the cold south, the NP region, itself, is warmed to as high as 16degC(29degF) over normal for the last 4-5 months.
If the arctic is as warm as you say it is, why is the arctic ice sheet 29% bigger than in 2010?

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#44131 Mar 11, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
You are a member of the cult of stupid. Members of the cult of stupid repeat stupid ideas no matter how often it is pointed out to them exactly why they are stupid. 1) "Wobbles" in the Earth's orbit or attitude can be exactly calculated and they are not responsible for global warming.[/QUOTE]An orbit can be exactly calculated if there are only two bodies, its impossible to calculate where there's a whole solar system orbiting a center of gravity. Climate change mitigation is based on faith, not science.

.

[QUOTE who="Fair Game"]2) The planet has not been warming since the last ice age. Warming at the end of the last ice age stopped 2000 years ago, during most of which time the Earth was actually cooling a bit, until the modern warming. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/ctl/images/hol...
Global warming is a good thing, else we'd still be in an ice age.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#44132 Mar 11, 2014
Professor Emeritus Fellow wrote:
BOULDER, Colo.— CALIFORNIA is now in the midst of the third year of one of its worst droughts on record. As our planet gradually warms from our rampant burning of fossil fuels, it’s only natural to wonder what role climate change has played in California’s troubles.
The answer is this: At present, the scientific evidence does not support an argument that the drought there is appreciably linked to human-induced climate change.
The drought has many attributes of historical droughts over that region — in particular, a lack of storms and rainfall that would normally arrive from the Pacific Ocean with considerable frequency. It resembles the droughts that afflicted the state in 1976 and 1977. Those years were at least as dry as the last two years have been for the state as a whole.
How about the Dust Bowl of the 1930's? Probably from all that industry in Californi...oh, wait, hardly anybody lived there then. Never mind.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#44133 Mar 11, 2014
"The Dust Bowl was the name given to an area of the Great Plains (southwestern Kansas, Oklahoma panhandle, Texas panhandle, northeastern New Mexico, and southeastern Colorado) that was devastated by nearly a decade of drought and soil erosion during the 1930s. The huge dust storms that ravaged the area destroyed crops and made living there untenable. Millions of people were forced to leave their homes, often searching for work in the West. This ecological disaster, which exacerbated the Great Depression, was only alleviated after the rains returned in 1939 and soil conservation efforts had begun in earnest."

With the great depression going on that officially ended in 2010 *snicker*, I wonder if history will repeat itself?

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#44134 Mar 11, 2014
"An eight-year drought started in 1931 with hotter than usual temperatures. Winter’s prevailing winds took their toll on the cleared terrain, unprotected by indigenous grasses that once grew there."

Global warming didn't exist yet because most of the modern grant grabbers hadn't been born yet I guess. LOL

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#44135 Mar 11, 2014
Did I mention that the stock market is due to crash within the next couple of weeks?
I'm not kidding.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#44136 Mar 11, 2014
Stan wrote:
So much ignorance from such a small population
You are talking about the grant grabbers, right?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44137 Mar 11, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
Did I mention that the stock market is due to crash within the next couple of weeks?
I'm not kidding.
Are you going to crash it, alarmist?

Read:..climate scientists specifically predicted a decade ago that Arctic ice loss would bring on worse droughts in the West — and California is now in the death-grip of a brutal, record-breaking drought, driven by the very change in the jet stream that scientists had anticipated.

But Holdren’s main point is the important one — quite separate from any changes in precipitation that climate change may cause, there is little dispute that human-caused climate change is worsening droughts in the West and Southwest. I recommend his entire paper to readers interested in this important subject.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/03/3...
denier

Zion, IL

#44138 Mar 11, 2014
Spacecadet wrote:
<quoted text>Are you going to crash it, alarmist?
Read:..climate scientists specifically predicted a decade ago that Arctic ice loss would bring on worse droughts in the West — and California is now in the death-grip of a brutal, record-breaking drought, driven by the very change in the jet stream that scientists had anticipated.
But Holdren’s main point is the important one — quite separate from any changes in precipitation that climate change may cause, there is little dispute that human-caused climate change is worsening droughts in the West and Southwest. I recommend his entire paper to readers interested in this important subject.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/03/3...
Nope obama is!
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44139 Mar 11, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Are you going to crash it, alarmist?
Read:..climate scientists specifically predicted a decade ago that Arctic ice loss would bring on worse droughts in the West — and California is now in the death-grip of a brutal, record-breaking drought, driven by the very change in the jet stream that scientists had anticipated.
But Holdren’s main point is the important one — quite separate from any changes in precipitation that climate change may cause, there is little dispute that human-caused climate change is worsening droughts in the West and Southwest. I recommend his entire paper to readers interested in this important subject.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/03/3...
Obama's science advisor?

Gee... spokesman for Liar of Year. Yeah... there's some credibility. Not.

"Through studies of tree rings, sediment and other natural evidence, researchers have documented multiple droughts in California that lasted 10 or 20 years in a row during the past 1,000 years — compared to the mere three-year duration of the current dry spell. The two most severe megadroughts make the Dust Bowl of the 1930s look tame: a 240-year-long drought that started in 850 and, 50 years after the conclusion of that one, another that stretched at least 180 years."

http://news.msn.com/in-depth/scientists-past-...

A 3 year drought is "record breaking"?

Quit spewing CO2.
litesong

Everett, WA

#44140 Mar 11, 2014
maverick zero ate zero wrote:
If the arctic is as warm as you say it is, why is the arctic ice sheet 29% bigger than in 2010?
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers keep reducing the quantity of the Arctic ice sheet from 60%, to 50% & now to 29%, & they still are wrong. You writing "harm on us"?

Arctic sea ice VOLUME, as of March 1, 2013 is 0.5% to 1% lower than that of the "2010-to-current" time range. Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for March 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~28,200 cubic kilometers. Present March 1, 2013 sea ice VOLUME is ~20,800 cubic kilometers,~7400 cubic kilometers less than the 1980-89 period for March 1.

slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers are truly blind, often are slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs & sometimes are alleged &/or proud threateners.

“Pass the sunscreen”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#44141 Mar 11, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers keep reducing the quantity of the Arctic ice sheet from 60%, to 50% & now to 29%, & they still are wrong. You writing "harm on us"?
Arctic sea ice VOLUME, as of March 1, 2013 is 0.5% to 1% lower than that of the "2010-to-current" time range. Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for March 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~28,200 cubic kilometers. Present March 1, 2013 sea ice VOLUME is ~20,800 cubic kilometers,~7400 cubic kilometers less than the 1980-89 period for March 1.
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers are truly blind, often are slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs & sometimes are alleged &/or proud threateners.
Are you saying that even though the ice sheet is larger, it is not as thick as it used to be?

Apparently you have a problem being civil.....

Since Amsterdam, Venice, New Orleans, Diego Garcia and a multitude of Pacific Islands
are not underwater at the moment, what happened to all that water that was trapped as ice?
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#44142 Mar 11, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers keep reducing the quantity of the Arctic ice sheet from 60%, to 50% & now to 29%, & they still are wrong. You writing "harm on us"?
Arctic sea ice VOLUME, as of March 1, 2013 is 0.5% to 1% lower than that of the "2010-to-current" time range. Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for March 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~28,200 cubic kilometers. Present March 1, 2013 sea ice VOLUME is ~20,800 cubic kilometers,~7400 cubic kilometers less than the 1980-89 period for March 1.
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers are truly blind, often are slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs & sometimes are alleged &/or proud threateners.
TROLL!!!!!!!!!!

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