Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 63845 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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SpaceBlues

United States

#44427 Mar 17, 2014
Retired Farmer wrote:
British study (Leeds University) predicts that global warming will cause 25 percent drop in yields of corn, wheat, and rice by the end of this century. Losses will start to be felt by 2030.
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/c...
Especially, in UK, Netherlands, etc.

But currently many Egypt, Tunusia, Morrocco, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan, India, Bengaldesh, Japan, etc...

From the abstract:

Feeding a growing global population in a changing climate presents a significant challenge to society1, 2. The projected yields of crops under a range of agricultural and climatic scenarios are needed to assess food security prospects. Previous meta-analyses3 have summarized climate change impacts and adaptive potential as a function of temperature, but have not examined uncertainty, the timing of impacts, or the quantitative effectiveness of adaptation. Here we develop a new data set of more than 1,700 published simulations to evaluate yield impacts of climate change and adaptation. Without adaptation, losses in aggregate production are expected for wheat, rice and maize in both temperate and tropical regions by 2 °C of local warming. Crop-level adaptations increase simulated yields by an average of 7–15%, with adaptations more effective for wheat and rice than maize. Yield losses are greater in magnitude for the second half of the century than for the first. Consensus on yield decreases in the second half of the century is stronger in tropical than temperate regions, yet even moderate warming may reduce temperate crop yields in many locations. Although less is known about interannual variability than mean yields, the available data indicate that increases in yield variability are likely.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#44428 Mar 17, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>Rediculous accusation but if it were true, what's wrong with shutting the government down?
We did fine as a nation with a mouse size government before.
See this is what I mean by these tea bagger/ Libertarian types. Before US government the population running around was only a few million. This means you could fire off that automatic weapon on a drive by and hit nothing. There was also no around when you ran into that tree either. So sure no government worked well then.

Now with over 313 million on the same land mass, you still declare "NO GOVERNMENT" is a good idea! lol Well Egypt tried no government, Libya tried no government, Syria is trying no government, Ukraine is trying no government and Iraq is giving it a go while each new minister stands in line to be blown up. What about Afghanistan , how is government working for them or a smaller model like Haiti. As soon as you start this BS fairytale about Government intervening in your lives when there are much more pressing issues in the modern world than your lil patch of dirt. Where you create a vacuum and government reach is no longer effective, there is always some power crazed nasty group to fill it. History has shown that time and time again. How you have became blind to this is beyond belief!
denier

Zion, IL

#44429 Mar 17, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
See this is what I mean by these tea bagger/ Libertarian types. Before US government the population running around was only a few million. This means you could fire off that automatic weapon on a drive by and hit nothing. There was also no around when you ran into that tree either. So sure no government worked well then.
Now with over 313 million on the sameu land mass, you still declare "NO GOVERNMENT" is a good idea! lol Well Egypt tried no government, Libya tried no government, Syria is trying no government, Ukraine is trying no government and Iraq is giving it a go while each new minister stands in line to be blown up. What about Afghanistan , how is government working for them or a smaller model like Haiti. As soon as you start this BS fairytale about Government intervening in your lives when there are much more pressing issues in the modern world than your lil patch of dirt. Where you create a vacuum and government reach is no longer effective, there is always some power crazed nasty group to fill it. History has shown that time and time again. How you have became blind to this is beyond belief!
Those countries had government, but they didn'tfollow the nwo so their leaders were ousted and real sock puppets were put in place just like in Ukraine! Globalization at it's finest. Next thing ya no more american companies will leave the US and set up shop in those countries!
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44432 Mar 17, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Especially, in UK, Netherlands, etc.
But currently many Egypt, Tunusia, Morrocco, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan, India, Bengaldesh, Japan, etc...
From the abstract:
Feeding a growing global population in a changing climate presents a significant challenge to society1, 2. The projected yields of crops under a range of agricultural and climatic scenarios are needed to assess food security prospects. Previous meta-analyses3 have summarized climate change impacts and adaptive potential as a function of temperature, but have not examined uncertainty, the timing of impacts, or the quantitative effectiveness of adaptation. Here we develop a new data set of more than 1,700 published simulations to evaluate yield impacts of climate change and adaptation. Without adaptation, losses in aggregate production are expected for wheat, rice and maize in both temperate and tropical regions by 2 °C of local warming. Crop-level adaptations increase simulated yields by an average of 7–15%, with adaptations more effective for wheat and rice than maize. Yield losses are greater in magnitude for the second half of the century than for the first. Consensus on yield decreases in the second half of the century is stronger in tropical than temperate regions, yet even moderate warming may reduce temperate crop yields in many locations. Although less is known about interannual variability than mean yields, the available data indicate that increases in yield variability are likely.
Gee... aint it a damn shame the leaders of the global warming crisis don't act like it is one.

Neither do you.

*poof*
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44433 Mar 17, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Especially, in UK, Netherlands, etc.
But currently many [in] Egypt,[Tunisia],[Morocco Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan, India,[Bangladesh], Japan, etc...
.
Corrected.

P.S. hahaha whining deniers don't notice things like that.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44434 Mar 17, 2014
hhehehe [Morocco], whining deniers...
denier

Zion, IL

#44438 Mar 17, 2014
Are you talkin to yourself again? You might wanna see somone about that I'm kinda worried!
denier

Zion, IL

#44439 Mar 17, 2014
Space cadet
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44440 Mar 17, 2014
Another whining denier is having an anxiety effect.. ignore it because even the greenhouse gas effect blows its mind into pieces.. voila, a bird brain .. but can't learn even new songs, duh.
litesong

Everett, WA

#44443 Mar 17, 2014
Genesis wrote:
Will you be canceling out Fair Game's vote in all future elections?
/////////
"ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" gushed:
i guess so.
/////////
litesong wrote:
"ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" couldn't get enough slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig votes to defeat a black man, not once, but even twice. "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" worked hard to get the racists to vote.
denier

Zion, IL

#44444 Mar 17, 2014
litesong wrote:
Genesis wrote:
Will you be canceling out Fair Game's vote in all future elections?
/////////
"ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" gushed:
i guess so.
/////////
litesong wrote:
"ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" couldn't get enough slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig votes to defeat a black man, not once, but even twice. "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" worked hard to get the racists to vote.
Obama is a failure it's not cause he's black I think your the racist one here
DDD-25

Corona, CA

#44445 Mar 17, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I have news for you, most of the posters on here I would think would at least hope to live another 20 yrs or so. So given that there is a BIG difference between living and survival, if we can't enjoy our environment then that is NOT living, it's a death sentence before your time. Learn to accept that instead of posting BS irrelevant facts. I prefer NOT to live out my next 20 yrs or my grandchildren in survival mode. When are you ever going to get it!
I will wager with you , and the wager will be, That in 20 years, if there has been a change in the climate that in deed, actually brings about a " survival mode" scenario, I will jump to my death from the tallest bridge you can find . On the other hand, if this survival mode of your freaked out imagination does not come to fruition, Then it is you who will jump to your death from the tallest bridge I can find.... So you see, you are not going to take the wager because you know I will win, and like all the other climate change freaks, you know that it is not really about climate change, instead it is really about a way to heist yet another tax burden onto the back of working people, How else will you sit on your butt and spew propaganda to keep the ignorant frightened and paying tribute . you are not much different than dictators of the past and religious movements. So, when are you gonna get it ?
litesong

Everett, WA

#44446 Mar 17, 2014
denier wrote:
.... it's not cause he's black......
Slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig re-pubic-lick-uns voted against Obama, because he's black.
Marcus Williams

Zion, IL

#44447 Mar 17, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
Slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig re-pubic-lick-uns voted against Obama, because he's black.
Boy what's wrong with you, ya been smokin CRACK? Im black and I voted for obama once,fool me once shame on u fool me twice shame on me! He ain't good for nobody American and u need to wake up and put the CRACK pipe down!
Jefferson

Fullerton, CA

#44450 Mar 17, 2014
lite weight wrote:
<quoted text>
Slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig re-pubic-lick-uns voted against Obama, because he's black.
Obama's black support has plummeted from 98.7% to 97.4%.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#44451 Mar 17, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>i guess so. just as soon as he's of legal age to do so.
:-/
Another denier tactic when they can't defend a dumb argument: the sock puppets talk to themselves.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#44452 Mar 18, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>if they're tactics, son, you should be able to overcome them. but, you can't for some reason!!!
stop whining like a little bytch.
counter the science....or stop claiming you own it.
It's an unmoderated forum. You are not the first ignorant lout to troll it- mothballs has been doing it for years.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#44453 Mar 18, 2014
Trolls go on for years claiming black is white, they've won the argument, and science is on their side.
denier

Zion, IL

#44454 Mar 18, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
It's an unmoderated forum. You are not the first ignorant lout to troll it- mothballs has been doing it for years.
If you check the second post from 08 it clearly shows you as being the original troll
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44455 Mar 18, 2014
Wow, even MSM reporters want to see Michael Mann’s UVa emails now

Here’s something out of left field (literally) and almost too good to be true, but it really is. Get this: 17 news organizations, including NPR, WaPo, AP, now have grown a spine and filed an amicus brief (see download below) to OPPOSE in court Michael Mann’s effort to keep his UVa CLIMATEGATE-related e-mails secret.

Basically, Mann’s attempt at hiding his emails of work done on public funds and time from public view has backfired, and now is a story that has “legs” in reporter parlance.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/03/17/wow-eve...

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