Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 61079 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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#44170 Mar 12, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
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Here, we show that the inclusion of forcing from human land degradation during the period, in addition to the anomalous SSTs, is necessary to reproduce the anomalous features of the Dust Bowl drought.
http://m.pnas.org/content/106/13/4997.full
Exactly right! They picked a poor example when the main cause was every man & his dog ploughing up paddocks with not even the slightest concern on it's impact on the environment. Once again its Man's involvement with nature with no holds barred, just as it is happening in the Amazon rain forests and other countries with dig it up, cut em down money making schemes.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44171 Mar 12, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>You make up your own facts. Try to learn what happens under the modern man-made climate change.
Wikipedia: Two main factors contribute to observed sea level rise.[9] The first is thermal expansion: as ocean water warms, it expands.[10] The second is from the melting of major stores of land ice like glaciers and ice sheets.
Sea level rise is one of several lines of evidence that support the view that the climate has recently warmed.[11]
Compare NOAA and Wikipedia, NOAA says:

"The two major causes of global sea-level rise are thermal expansion caused by the warming of the oceans (since water expands as it warms) and the loss of land-based ice (such as glaciers and polar ice caps) due to increased melting."

Then, the evidence line follows:

"Records and research show that sea level has been steadily rising at a rate of 1 to 2.5 millimeters (0.04 to 0.1 inches) per year since 1900.

This rate may be increasing. Since 1992, new methods of satellite altimetry (the measurement of elevation or altitude) indicate a rate of rise of 3 millimeters (0.12 inches) per year.

This is a significantly larger rate than the sea-level rise averaged over the last several thousand years."

The difference is the citing of references in the Wikipedia quote. That's important for further learning.
Professor Emeritus Fellow

Corona Del Mar, CA

#44172 Mar 12, 2014
How High Will It Go?

Most predictions say the warming of the planet will continue and likely will accelerate. Oceans will likely continue to rise as well, but predicting the amount is an inexact science. A recent study says we can expect the oceans to rise between 2.5 and 6.5 feet (0.8 and 2 meters) by 2100, enough to swamp many of the cities along the U.S. East Coast. More dire estimates, including a complete meltdown of the Greenland ice sheet, push sea level rise to 23 feet (7 meters), enough to submerge London and Los Angeles.

The Statue of Liberty is in jeopardy.

“Headline already in use”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#44173 Mar 12, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
What's your evidence? None.
Exacty so, there are no experiments showing either fracking causing earthquakes, climate change mitigation or man made climate change. Wait for the science to catch up to the hype.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#44174 Mar 12, 2014
SpaceBalls wrote:
<quoted text>blah blah I did not discuss with you the university rules. I disagree with your ignorant post.
Do your own search, k?
Mommy, mommy! He's using facts again! Waaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Face it, you can't debate because your info is hogwash and unsubstantiated.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#44175 Mar 12, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Here, we show that the inclusion of forcing from human land degradation during the period, in addition to the anomalous SSTs, is necessary to reproduce the anomalous features of the Dust Bowl drought.
http://m.pnas.org/content/106/13/4997.full
Funny, I thought it was the drought that started it.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#44176 Mar 12, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly right! They picked a poor example when the main cause was every man & his dog ploughing up paddocks with not even the slightest concern on it's impact on the environment. Once again its Man's involvement with nature with no holds barred, just as it is happening in the Amazon rain forests and other countries with dig it up, cut em down money making schemes.
I think carbon taxes is a hellva good money making scheme!
How is it working with collecting from the Chinese?
James

Corona Del Mar, CA

#44177 Mar 12, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>So, spaceballs, what caused the Dust Bowl?
Hello?*crickets*
Spaceballs. too funny lol

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#44178 Mar 12, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Compare NOAA and Wikipedia, NOAA says:
"The two major causes of global sea-level rise are thermal expansion caused by the warming of the oceans (since water expands as it warms) and the loss of land-based ice (such as glaciers and polar ice caps) due to increased melting."
Then, the evidence line follows:
"Records and research show that sea level has been steadily rising at a rate of 1 to 2.5 millimeters (0.04 to 0.1 inches) per year since 1900.
This rate may be increasing. Since 1992, new methods of satellite altimetry (the measurement of elevation or altitude) indicate a rate of rise of 3 millimeters (0.12 inches) per year.
This is a significantly larger rate than the sea-level rise averaged over the last several thousand years."
The difference is the citing of references in the Wikipedia quote. That's important for further learning.
WHERE in particular are they rising? Because the left coast hasn't noticed. The gulf coast has only noticed around Nola that water is pushing further inland. The east coast has not noticed it universally either. Just what appears to be the case at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
I say we fight erosion and water run off caused by nature and ship movement!! I would also think that the Caribbean Islands would be concerned. Nope! I would think the thousands of islands in the Pacific would be concerned. Nope!
Just grant money grabbers.
denier

Zion, IL

#44179 Mar 12, 2014
[QUOTE who="Pr. ofessor Emeritus Fellow"]How High Will It Go?
Most predictions say the warming of the planet will continue and likely will accelerate. Oceans will likely continue to rise as well, but predicting the amount is an inexact science. A recent study says we can expect the oceans to rise between 2.5 and 6.5 feet (0.8 and 2 meters) by 2100, enough to swamp many of the cities along the U.S. East Coast. More dire estimates, including a complete meltdown of the Greenland ice sheet, push sea level rise to 23 feet (7 meters), enough to submerge London and Los Angeles.
The Statue of Liberty is in jeopardy.
[/QUOTE ]

Scientists cant predict the weather two days out I love how they think they can predict climate change what a joke! They should be trying to figure out what to do about the radioactive Pacific ocean!

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#44180 Mar 12, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>I think carbon taxes is a hellva good money making scheme!
How is it working with collecting from the Chinese?
The Chinese had to learn the hard way, same as you. Now they are walking around with gas masks and choking to death. They won't need a carbon price, it will be enforced by a central government as they translate to clean energy. Infact they are building entire green cities right now and all those coal fired power plants will either have to clean up their act or close.
But for the likes you, well you need a carbon price because there is no way you will ever comply out of free will. So trying to educate is a pointless exercise when bagger politics is involved, it's like trying to find harmony in the Middle East. Everyone is pushing a barrow in different directions, so a carbon price is the only method to bring you guys into line.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#44182 Mar 12, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>Funny, I thought it was the drought that started it.
You were wrong, but that's hardly surprising for another ignorant lout posting on a subject he doesn't know about, care about, or understand.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44183 Mar 12, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
"don't do as i do.....do as i say!"
the double standards and hypocrisy of the deranged climate activist.
lol
If it weren't for double standards, warmists would have none.

As for hypocrites? Yeah, and they know it too.

*poof*

More CO2 put into the atmosphere with each search and post... yet it's a CRISIS and IMMEDIATE ACTION is required.

And then *poof* They search, and post again.

Yeah... some crisis.

*poof*
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44184 Mar 12, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
*poof*

CRISIS be damned! You've gottta get your insults posted.

*poof*
denier

Zion, IL

#44185 Mar 12, 2014
Poof I farted more manmade co2!

“Woof!”

Since: May 11

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#44186 Mar 12, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>I reviewed what I posted from the Wikipedia. It is correct. The numbers are the references. You can read the original material there.
[I fully support Wikipedia, even with donations. It is one of the best things about the Internet.]
You are merely shooting from the hip. Get real about the science.
I did quote science.

Perhaps you should reaquaint yourself with Geology.

.
Coal is King

Eddyville, KY

#44187 Mar 12, 2014
A voice not from the coalfields:

From Greenfield, Nevada:

"Last night the democrats spent all night wasting the taxpayers money talking about climate change.... Climate change is not real! Just ask Mitch McConnell, who wants to burn more coal, or ask the oil/coal companies, or any of us republicans..You can trust them to tell you the facts, they are "job creators", and they know what's best.

They could be doing more Bengazi investigating or Monica Lewinski investigating or maybe another vote to repeal Obama care, or something with real meaning... But Climate change? Give me a break.

Vote republican... Burn more coal."
SpaceBlues

United States

#44188 Mar 12, 2014
Maverick 808 wrote:
<quoted text>I did quote science.
Perhaps you should reaquaint[sic] yourself with Geology.
.
haha read Wikipedia..
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44193 Mar 12, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
*poof*

...goes the CO2.

Such a crisis.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44194 Mar 12, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>MOTHRA......"YOU DA MAN"!!!!
LOL
Warmists hate to be held to any standards... especially their own.

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