Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 60664 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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Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44918 Mar 23, 2014
Arne Marco wrote:
What we normally forget when talking about the amount of CO2, is the significance it has for the human (and other creatures) health. Above 425 ppm in the atmossphere the healthproblems will become more servere, because the blood will slowly be more acid. This will affect bloodpressure etc.
BTW: President Johnson was informed in 1965 about the dangers in increasing the amount of CO2.
I have an insight after watching the national geographic channel the last couple of weeks.'The cradle of the gods' shows religion predates civilization. There is a healthy need within. Science intends to join the bandwagon and be more proactive. Stu

Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44919 Mar 23, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't worry- Co2 concentration would have to be 50 times what it is today to cause health problems.
Basic Information about Concentrations of CO2 in Air
* 1,000,000 ppm of a gas = 100 % concentration of the gas, and 10,000 ppm of a gas in air = a 1% concentration.
* At 1% concentration of carbon dioxide CO2 (10,000 parts per million or ppm) and under continuous exposure at that level, such as in an auditorium filled with occupants and poor fresh air ventilation, some occupants are likely to feel drowsy.
* The concentration of carbon dioxide must be over about 2%(20,000 ppm) before most people are aware of its presence unless the odor of an associated material (auto exhaust or fermenting yeast, for instance) is present at lower concentrations.
* Above 2%, carbon dioxide may cause a feeling of heaviness in the chest and/or more frequent and deeper respirations.
* If exposure continues at that level for several hours, minimal "acidosis" (an acid condition of the blood) may occur but more frequently is absent.
http://www.inspect-ny.com/hazmat/CO2gashaz.ht...
capitalists and others speak of raising people out of poverty. As if this is the be all and end all. ThEre are too many of us, we lose even when we think we win. In developing countries the presence of markets provide supposedly infinite opportunities. Developed countries see markets shut down in order to protect the few and impoverish the rest. There are still too many of us. Stu

Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44920 Mar 23, 2014
Civilizations get old and stale, they stop listening, they implode. This is the repeated history of our small beautiful planet, this conscious seeking race. No social structure survives for long. At least try communally to keep the population down. That way we have a little more time. Stu

Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44921 Mar 23, 2014
AlgoreTheTinFoilHatter wrote:
Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a theory (hypothesis). It is an
unproven theory. What you do with theories is put them to the test with
scientific observations. Let's see what data points we now have:
1) Average annual temperatures have not surpassed 1998 (NOAA)
(University of Alabama)
2) Average annual temperatures are now trending downward since 1998
(NOAA)(University of Alabama)
3) Ocean temperatures have not risen since 2000 when the 3000 Argo buoys
were launched. The buoys even show a slight decrease in ocean temperatures
4) The Arctic ice froze to February levels by December 07, there are 1mm
more sq km than before (previous was 13mm sq km)
5) The Arctic ice is 20cm thicker than "normal" (whatever that is)
6) All polar bear pods are stable or growing (NOAA/PBS)
7) Mount Kilimanjaro is not melting because of global warming, rather
"sublimation"
8) The Antarctic is not "melting", it is growing in most places, the
sloughing off at the edges is normal as the ice mass grows
9) The majority of the Antarctic is 8 degrees below "normal" (again,
whatever that is)
10) The coveted .7 degree rise in temperatures over the last 100 years
has been wiped out with last years below "normal" temperatures (NOAA
coolest winter since 2001)
11) Al Gores film was just deemed "propaganda" in a court of law in the
UK as many points could not be substantiated by scientists
12) It was also just reveled that some of the footage in Als film was
CGI. The ice shelf collapse was from the movie The Day After Tomorrow (ABC)
13) One of the scientists that originally thought that CO2 preceded the
warming has now found with new data that the CO2 rise follows the
warming (Dr David Evans)
14) August 2008 was the first time since 1913 there were no sun spots.
15) The Medieval Warm Period was warmer than the 20th century (no SUVs)
16) Many scientists are now predicting 30 years of cooling.
17) The greenhouse effect is real, our small contribution to it cannot
even be measured
18) Several publications, including those that are warmist have recently
written that the natural cycles of the earth may mask AGW. Give me a break.
scientists are united on global warming. The reason they act as mice is simple, no one dares or wants to hear it. I remember one or two sages trying, they were booed offstage. Our great great great grandchildren are going to cook. Book my ticket to Mars. Stu

Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44922 Mar 23, 2014
How often do I have to say there are too many of us. Stu

Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44923 Mar 23, 2014
There are too many of us. This world cannot support the people it has. Science is already looking for a way to cut its losses and run. Stu

Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44924 Mar 23, 2014
Stuart Cudahy wrote:
<quoted text> I have an insight after watching the national geographic channel the last couple of weeks.'The cradle of the gods' shows religion predates civilization. There is a healthy need within. Science intends to join the bandwagon and be more proactive. Stu
cut my head off, cake it in clay and wait.

Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44925 Mar 23, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
......, as I've stated, because you have no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc in a poorly (or non-) earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
life is a gift. If there is no excuse for yor lac shut up and listen. Monkeys scream in trees, men step down and state their case. Stu

Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44926 Mar 23, 2014
dem wrote:
I didn't learn anything cause I'm an idiot who hacks off old fairlame and spacecadet post and litesout on occasion oh and I'm 13!
grow up quickly.

Since: Mar 14

Australia

#44927 Mar 23, 2014
Or go play baseball for 3 years. Listen to your science teacher. Stu
SpaceBlues

United States

#44928 Mar 23, 2014
Stuart Cudahy wrote:
<quoted text> the bait is thrown out and the hook set bites. The current holy grail of science is to find life elsewhere, we have a space station, first step. You would be mistaken if you believe science has no understanding of the holiness of life, it is within our DNA to seek and to find. And to go, to get away, to explore and to prosper 10000 years from today. 100000, 1 million? Science recognises no limits, it is the religion of reason and the universal infinite. Welcome to my world stu
What you see is your own ignorance!

Our DNA is not made for space travel .. You can't even live in the ISS for very long. Learn a little.
SpaceBlues

United States

#44929 Mar 23, 2014
Stuart Cudahy wrote:
There are too many of us. This world cannot support the people it has. Science is already looking for a way to cut its losses and run. Stu
Right now we raise enough food for 11B, So who's causing hunger in the billions?

Science is not a person. Explain how science can cut its losses and run.

I bet you won't answer because you can't, duh.
SpaceBlues

United States

#44930 Mar 23, 2014
Stuart Cudahy wrote:
<quoted text> scientists are united on global warming. The reason they act as mice is simple, no one dares or wants to hear it. I remember one or two sages trying, they were booed offstage. Our great great great grandchildren are going to cook. Book my ticket to Mars. Stu
Who are one or two sages that left?

Mars has only one-way ticket, still?
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!

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