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There are 64679 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

#44931 Mar 23, 2014
Among the perils listed in the draft are these:

-- FLOODING: Rising greenhouse-gas emissions will "significantly" boost the risk of floods, with Europe and Asia particularly exposed. In the highest warming scenarios of untamed greenhouse gas emissions, three times as many people will be exposed to severe river flooding as with lower warming.

- DROUGHT: For every 1 C (1.8 F) rise in temperature, another seven percent of the world's population will see renewable water resources decline by a fifth.

- RISING SEAS: If no measures are taken, "hundreds of millions" of coastal dwellers will be displaced by 2100. Small-island states and East, Southeast and South Asia will be the biggest land-losers.

- HUNGER: Average yields of wheat, rice and corn may fall by two percent per decade, while demand for crops is likely to rise by up to 14 percent by 2050 as Earth's population grows. The crunch will hit poor, tropical countries worst.

- SPECIES LOSS: A "large fraction" of land and freshwater species may risk extinction, their habitat destroyed by climate change.

- Security threat -

Poverty, migration and hunger are invisible drivers of turbulence and war, as they sharpen competition for dwindling resources, the report warns.

"Climate change over the 21st century will lead to new challenges to states and will increasingly shape national security policies," its draft summary says.

"Small-island states and other states highly vulnerable to sea-level rise face major challenges to their territorial integrity.

"Some transboundary impacts of climate change, such as changes in sea ice, shared water resources and migration of fish stocks, have the potential to increase rivalry among states. The presence of robust institutions can manage many of these rivalries to reduce conflict risk."

By reducing carbon emissions "over the next few decades", the world can stave off many of the worst climate consequences by century's end, says the report.

http://news.yahoo.com/un-scientists-see-grim-...

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#44932 Mar 23, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
I see they removed your vulgar retarded posts. Wonder if they did it cause you're a jagoff or just cause you're a dumbfk denier.
maybe they finally felt sorry for you.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#44933 Mar 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
Among the perils listed in the draft are these:
-- FLOODING: Rising greenhouse-gas emissions will "significantly" boost the risk of floods, with Europe and Asia particularly exposed. In the highest warming scenarios of untamed greenhouse gas emissions, three times as many people will be exposed to severe river flooding as with lower warming.
- DROUGHT: For every 1 C (1.8 F) rise in temperature, another seven percent of the world's population will see renewable water resources decline by a fifth.
- RISING SEAS: If no measures are taken, "hundreds of millions" of coastal dwellers will be displaced by 2100. Small-island states and East, Southeast and South Asia will be the biggest land-losers.
- HUNGER: Average yields of wheat, rice and corn may fall by two percent per decade, while demand for crops is likely to rise by up to 14 percent by 2050 as Earth's population grows. The crunch will hit poor, tropical countries worst.
- SPECIES LOSS: A "large fraction" of land and freshwater species may risk extinction, their habitat destroyed by climate change.
- Security threat -
Poverty, migration and hunger are invisible drivers of turbulence and war, as they sharpen competition for dwindling resources, the report warns.
"Climate change over the 21st century will lead to new challenges to states and will increasingly shape national security policies," its draft summary says.
"Small-island states and other states highly vulnerable to sea-level rise face major challenges to their territorial integrity.
"Some transboundary impacts of climate change, such as changes in sea ice, shared water resources and migration of fish stocks, have the potential to increase rivalry among states. The presence of robust institutions can manage many of these rivalries to reduce conflict risk."
By reducing carbon emissions "over the next few decades", the world can stave off many of the worst climate consequences by century's end, says the report.
http://news.yahoo.com/un-scientists-see-grim-...
So what? You don't care. You post and post and post, pumping more of that dreadful CO2 into the atmosphere.

By your actions, there is no crisis.

Shut up already.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44934 Mar 23, 2014
Science deniers are out of their minds desperate!

They don't relate to reality!
dem

Zion, IL

#44935 Mar 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
Science deniers are out of their minds desperate!
They don't relate to reality!
Reality is I'm a moron so post something I can hack of off to make me look smart oh yeah I just lost another cylinder on my z28,shes runnin ruf that can't be good for the environment!
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#44936 Mar 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
Science deniers are out of their minds desperate!
They don't relate to reality!
You mean the science of crisis you don't follow?
Follow The Money

United States

#44937 Mar 23, 2014
Global Warming is a genuinely brilliant farce fabricated by a group of grant writers that stumbled upon a never ending supply of federal funding many years ago. The key to keep the cash well pumping is to perpetuate the myth - the "science" of global warming is much more about following a script than any factual information. Yep that "global warming" that has had half the country shut down for the past few months with all the ice and snow sure has been bad. It is amusing to listen to the "experts" try to explain how global warming causes such bad winters. There is also a never ending supply of gullible people - the grant writers have nothing to worry about. There will always be a liberal ready to hand them another pile of my tax money. Follow the money and you will understand everything you need to know about the global warming myth - global warming pays!
truth facts

Mount Orab, OH

#44938 Mar 23, 2014
scam,scam,scam,scam,scam,scam, scam you want some more?Post 44937 says it all. If the well ran dry then the kook warmist would go back to saving trees or whales. Please GW nut jobs just go away.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44939 Mar 23, 2014
A final draft of the report, seen by the Observer, will be debated by a panel of scientists set up by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week at a meeting in Yokohama, Japan, and will form a key part of the IPCC's fifth assessment report on global warming, whose other sections will be published later this year.

According to the scientists who have written the draft report, hundreds of millions of people will be affected by coastal flooding and land loss as global temperatures rise, ice caps melt and sea levels rise. "The majority of it will be in east, south-east and south Asia. Some small island states are expected to face very high impacts."

In addition, the report warns that cities also face particular problems. "Heat stress, extreme precipitation, inland and coastal flooding, as well as drought and water scarcity, pose risks in urban areas with risks amplified for those lacking essential infrastructure and services or living in exposed areas." The report adds that this latter forecast is made with very high confidence.

In addition, climate change will slow down economic growth, further erode food security and trigger new poverty traps, particularly "in urban areas and emerging hot spots of hunger," it is argued.

This combination of a high-risk region and the special vulnerability of cities make coastal Asian urban centres likely flashpoints for future conflict and hardship as the planet warms up this century. Acrid plumes of smoke – produced by forest fires triggered by drought and other factors –are already choking cities across south-east Asia. In future, this problem is likely to get worse, say scientists.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/m...
Follow The Money

United States

#44940 Mar 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
A final draft of the report, seen by the Observer, will be debated by a panel of scientists set up by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week at a meeting in Yokohama, Japan, and will form a key part of the IPCC's fifth assessment report on global warming, whose other sections will be published later this year.
According to the scientists who have written the draft report, hundreds of millions of people will be affected by coastal flooding and land loss as global temperatures rise, ice caps melt and sea levels rise. "The majority of it will be in east, south-east and south Asia. Some small island states are expected to face very high impacts."
In addition, the report warns that cities also face particular problems. "Heat stress, extreme precipitation, inland and coastal flooding, as well as drought and water scarcity, pose risks in urban areas with risks amplified for those lacking essential infrastructure and services or living in exposed areas." The report adds that this latter forecast is made with very high confidence.
In addition, climate change will slow down economic growth, further erode food security and trigger new poverty traps, particularly "in urban areas and emerging hot spots of hunger," it is argued.
This combination of a high-risk region and the special vulnerability of cities make coastal Asian urban centres likely flashpoints for future conflict and hardship as the planet warms up this century. Acrid plumes of smoke – produced by forest fires triggered by drought and other factors –are already choking cities across south-east Asia. In future, this problem is likely to get worse, say scientists.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/m...
Thank You! Your post makes my point far better than I could have myself. Cheers for that!
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44941 Mar 23, 2014
Follow The Money wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank You! Your post makes my point far better than I could have myself. Cheers for that!
Thank you for the whine, LOL.

Denier whine is morbid.

“EnvironMENTAList ”

Since: Feb 07

Near Detroit

#44942 Mar 23, 2014
Science "agrees with 95% certainty that the end is near.
Remaining "believers", "believe" with 100% certainty that the end is near.
Now who's the ignorant fear mongering neocon?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44943 Mar 23, 2014
mememine69 wrote:
Science "agrees with 95% certainty that the end is near.
Remaining "believers", "believe" with 100% certainty that the end is near.
Now who's the ignorant fear mongering neocon?
YOU!

Have a look at the mirror.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44944 Mar 23, 2014
"This comprehensive scientific assessment makes clear that climate change is having a growing impact in the UK and around the world, and that the risks of catastrophic consequences increase every day as more greenhouse gas pollution is pumped into the atmosphere. I hope David Cameron will read this report and understand the huge dangers of delaying the bigger cuts in emissions that are required to protect our children, grandchildren and future generations against this devastating threat."
litesong

Everett, WA

#44945 Mar 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
Right now we raise enough food for 11B, So who's causing hunger in the billions?
We're dumping enough ethanol, made from food products, into gasoline engines, which doesn't work efficiently in those engines, to feed 500 million people. Eliminate the 10% ethanol in gasoline & your mpg will go up 8% to 5%. Yeah, eliminate ethanol from your gas tank, watch your mpg go up, & feed 500 million more people....win win. & ding ding at the pump, because 10% ethanol blend to 100% gasoline price difference will decrease.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#44946 Mar 23, 2014
Follow The Money wrote:
Global Warming is a genuinely brilliant farce fabricated by a group of grant writers that stumbled upon a never ending supply of federal funding many years ago. The key to keep the cash well pumping is to perpetuate the myth - the "science" of global warming is much more about following a script than any factual information. Yep that "global warming" that has had half the country shut down for the past few months with all the ice and snow sure has been bad. It is amusing to listen to the "experts" try to explain how global warming causes such bad winters. There is also a never ending supply of gullible people - the grant writers have nothing to worry about. There will always be a liberal ready to hand them another pile of my tax money. Follow the money and you will understand everything you need to know about the global warming myth - global warming pays!
Here's some bit of info that doesn't get a lot of play...

Back in 1988, when James Hansen first testified before Congress and made dire predictions about global warming, Sen. Tim Wirth bragged that the night before the hearings he sabotaged the cooling to make it hotter.

".. What we did it was went in the night before and opened all the windows, I will admit, right? So that the air conditioning wasn't working inside the room and so when the, when the hearing occurred there was not only bliss, which is television cameras in double figures, but it was really hot....

So Hansen's giving this testimony, you've got these television cameras back there heating up the room, and the air conditioning in the room didn't appear to work. So it was sort of a perfect collection of events that happened that day, with the wonderful Jim Hansen, who was wiping his brow at the witness table and giving this remarkable testimony."
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hotpo...

btw, about Hansen's predictions?

FAIL.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/03/20/how-wel...
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#44947 Mar 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
A final draft of the report, seen by the Observer, will be debated by a panel of scientists set up by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week at a meeting in Yokohama, Japan, and will form a key part of the IPCC's fifth assessment report on global warming, whose other sections will be published later this year.
According to the scientists who have written the draft report, hundreds of millions of people will be affected by coastal flooding and land loss as global temperatures rise, ice caps melt and sea levels rise. "The majority of it will be in east, south-east and south Asia. Some small island states are expected to face very high impacts."
In addition, the report warns that cities also face particular problems. "Heat stress, extreme precipitation, inland and coastal flooding, as well as drought and water scarcity, pose risks in urban areas with risks amplified for those lacking essential infrastructure and services or living in exposed areas." The report adds that this latter forecast is made with very high confidence.
In addition, climate change will slow down economic growth, further erode food security and trigger new poverty traps, particularly "in urban areas and emerging hot spots of hunger," it is argued.
This combination of a high-risk region and the special vulnerability of cities make coastal Asian urban centres likely flashpoints for future conflict and hardship as the planet warms up this century. Acrid plumes of smoke – produced by forest fires triggered by drought and other factors –are already choking cities across south-east Asia. In future, this problem is likely to get worse, say scientists.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/m...
So what?

You don't act at all like its a crisis. You post, and post and post and post... pumping out more and more CO2 into the atmosphere.

So if it's not a crisis to you, why should it be for anyone else?

And how about your buddy Al Gore? Oh wait... he buys indulgences (carbon credtis) to not only remain carbon neutral, but get a pass on his hypocrisy from the warmists.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#44948 Mar 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for the whine, LOL.
Denier whine is morbid.
Po' widdle hypocrite can only lash out and call names.

Run along... adults are talking here.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#44949 Mar 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
"This comprehensive scientific assessment makes clear that climate change is having a growing impact in the UK and around the world, and that the risks of catastrophic consequences increase every day as more greenhouse gas pollution is pumped into the atmosphere. I hope David Cameron will read this report and understand the huge dangers of delaying the bigger cuts in emissions that are required to protect our children, grandchildren and future generations against this devastating threat."
Well apparently you didn't get the memo or believe that your CO2 doesn't end up in same atmosphere as everybody else.

Keep up your whines... it's so much fun to hold warmists the same standards they demand of everyone else.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44950 Mar 23, 2014
Deniers' pants are on fire, LOL.

Gossip and lies don't add up to science. That's all, deniers.

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