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

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When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore.

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dem

Chicago, IL

#44768 Mar 20, 2014
Truth Facts wrote:
Number of hurricanes reaches 30-year low
4:16 PM 03/20/2014
The “hurricane drought” in the U.S. continues, as last year saw the lowest number of hurricanes since 1982, according to government storm data.
For the 2013 hurricane season — which runs from June 1st to November 30th — thirteen named storms formed in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Only two of those storms reached hurricane strength, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The National Hurricane Center reports:“BASED ON THE 30-YEAR CLIMATOLOGY… THE AVERAGE LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IN THE BASIN IS 12 NAMED STORMS…6 HURRICANES…AND 3 MAJOR HURRICANES. FOR 2013…THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS WAS NEAR AVERAGE…BUT THE NUMBERS OF HURRICANES AND MAJOR HURRICANES WERE WELL BELOW AVERAGE.”
The Center adds:“THERE WERE NO MAJOR HURRICANES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC BASIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1994. AND THE NUMBER OF HURRICANES THIS YEAR WAS THE LOWEST SINCE 1982.”
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, environmental groups and the Obama administration pushed the notion that “extreme weather” events were evidence that global warming was happening and getting worse.
“We know that the extreme weather events that we’re seeing, the record wildfires, the record droughts, the extreme storms that we’re seeing, the hurricane that we saw with a 1,000-mile diameter that hit the eastern seaboard late October of last year, are precisely what scientists have said would be the cause of global warming and climate change,” Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club said on CNN.
President Barack Obama has even proposed creating a $1 billion “climate resiliency fund” to prepare local communities for the impacts of global warming — more droughts, floods, storms, and more.
But last year not only saw the fewest hurricanes since the 1980s, but it was also the third straight year for record low tornado activity. Last year also saw new lows for tropical cyclone activity in the Eastern North Pacific, according to government data.
The National Hurricane Center reports that accumulated cyclone energy, which measures the combined strength and duration of these storms, was about 67 percent below the 1981-2010 average. In 2013, it was the lowest since 1994.
The Center concludes that while the number of named storms was slightly above normal, the numbers of hurricanes was near normal and major hurricanes were significantly below normal.
You better spam the joint you imbecile.

Since: Oct 08

Decatur, GA

#44769 Mar 20, 2014
wow, you enviro whackos really take this shit serious? Ain't nothing gonna happen for a few thousand years, don't worry about it.
dem

Chicago, IL

#44770 Mar 20, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
wow, you enviro whackos really take this shit serious? Ain't nothing gonna happen for a few thousand years, don't worry about it.
That kind of thinking invented the square wheel.
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#44771 Mar 20, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Ohio Sam himself.
You little dope I'll smack you around.
Sorry can't let you get away with the dirty chicago,corrupt,lying, thieving veiled threats.Sell that to Obozo.
dem

Chicago, IL

#44772 Mar 20, 2014
Truth Facts wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry can't let you get away with the dirty chicago,corrupt,lying, thieving veiled threats.Sell that to Obozo.
Lol!
Six years later and still no arrests?
Still building your case?
dem

Chicago, IL

#44773 Mar 20, 2014
The US Defense Department stressed threats to global stability and American hegemony posed by climate change in its latest Quadrennial Defense Review, declaring that an erratic climate will likely cause increased “terrorist activity,” among other impacts.

Like the 2006 and 2010 versions, the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR)– a report released every four years on US military strategy and the challenges to its global operations – highlights threats, some more predictable than others, that global climate change will present to human civilization.

"The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities," states the 64-page report, published Tuesday.

"Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea levels are rising, average global temperatures are increasing, and severe weather patterns are accelerating."

A warming planet will likely “exacerbate water scarcity and lead to sharp increases in food costs,” the report details, leading to devastated infrastructure and living conditions, especially in poorer regions of the world.

In addition, this fierce “resource competition” will only push the likelihood of additional terror threats, the QDR states.

"The pressures caused by climate change will influence resource competition while placing additional burdens on economies, societies, and governance institutions around the world,” the report continues.

"These effects are threat multipliers that will aggravate stressors abroad such as poverty, environmental degradation, political instability, and social tensions – conditions that can enable terrorist activity and other forms of violence."
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#44774 Mar 20, 2014
dem wrote:
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Lol!
Six years later and still no arrests?
Still building your case?
Of course not ,when there's incompetence and corruption at the dept. of injustice.

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#44775 Mar 20, 2014
dem wrote:
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That kind of thinking invented the square wheel.
And what have Democrats invented in the last 5 years.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#44779 Mar 21, 2014
litesong wrote:
"ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" has a favorite movie.
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"ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" gushed:
and what movie would that be?
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litesong wrote:
FernGully........
Really

Toronto, Canada

#44780 Mar 21, 2014
Tell folks in Canada we're getting global warming. Just more liberal American nonsense.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#44781 Mar 21, 2014
Really wrote:
Tell folks in Canada we're getting global warming. Just more liberal American nonsense.
I gather from that you are stuck in a ice igloo snowed under. You might want to ask yourself why before making any stupid comments on warming without knowing exactly what that means to your way of life.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#44782 Mar 21, 2014
Has anyone found an experimental test for climate change mitigation?+9
dem

Gurnee, IL

#44783 Mar 21, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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I gather from that you are stuck in a ice igloo snowed under. You might want to ask yourself why before making any stupid comments on warming without knowing exactly what that means to your way of life.
Wow snow in Canada that's unusual, aren't I an idiot?

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#44785 Mar 21, 2014
A study published in Science shows that Surface temperature reconstructions of the past 1500 years suggest that recent warming is unprecedented in that time. Here we provide a broader perspective by reconstructing regional and global temperature anomalies for the past 11,300 years from 73 globally distributed records.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6124/11...
Mann's Hockey Stick had too short of a handle! The present rapid warming is unprecedented.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Chesapeake, VA

#44786 Mar 21, 2014
Spam wrote:
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I'll lay odds you're a geriatric pr ick dying of old age and stupidity.
Judging by your diatribe, you are a pissed off little m0mma's boy living in her basement jerking off to Mylee Cyrus. AND you worship O'Bama as a god.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Chesapeake, VA

#44787 Mar 21, 2014
dem wrote:
Hurricane Sandy provided a foretaste of what can be expected more often in the near future, the report’s lead author, John D. Steinbruner, said in an interview.
“This is the sort of thing we were talking about,” said Mr. Steinbruner, a longtime authority on national security.“You can debate the specific contribution of global warming to that storm. But we’re saying climate extremes are going to be more frequent, and this was an example of what they could mean. We’re also saying it could get a whole lot worse than that.”
So a "longtime authority on national security" is now an expert in weather? Interesting. And you believe him but not physicists?

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Chesapeake, VA

#44788 Mar 21, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
Has anyone found an experimental test for climate change mitigation?+9
Yes. When Warm Earthers talk, an infrared camera records huge amounts of CO2 gushing forth from their pie holes. When asked about this they denied that they were responsible for all the hot air they exhume.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#44789 Mar 21, 2014
[QUOTE who="lyin' brian"]....... found.....[/QUOTE]

"lyin' brian" found its foundering faults of 1million TIMES, 1000 TIMES, 3000 TIMES, 73 million TIMES, & 2.5+ trillion TIMES.
dem

United States

#44790 Mar 21, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>So a "longtime authority on national security" is now an expert in weather? Interesting. And you believe him but not physicists?
You imbeciles are used to splitting hairs and acting dumb. I'm gonna cure you if it kills you.
dem

United States

#44791 Mar 21, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. When Warm Earthers talk, an infrared camera records huge amounts of CO2 gushing forth from their pie holes. When asked about this they denied that they were responsible for all the hot air they exhume.
Lol!
Just as suspected... a dumb bottom feeder teatard.

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