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

There are 54341 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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Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45311 Apr 1, 2014
litesong wrote:
It's Tuesday... did you take your meds?
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#45312 Apr 1, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
We took the mules.
How did you like the Grand Canyon. I hiked in myself.
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#45313 Apr 1, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
Just Joseph Bast filling webs with its most inaccurate, anti-science pro-oil, energy & re-pubic-lick-un toxicity. "false farts" quotes a paper shuffler to counter science.
"false farts" earns its name, "false farts".
Just shows your immaturity ass hat.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#45314 Apr 1, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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Thanks... just wanted to get a warmist to admit that funding from fossil fuel companies doesn't discount science.
d'Oh!
No one will notice you dodged any discussion of the science, will they?

Or made any attempt to defend the obvious flaws.

Keep you virginity as far as actually talking about the science. Wise move. If you tried to talk about the science, you'd just demonstrate you utter inability to spot good from bad.

Keeping your virginity, you keep you excuse: there were some science that said global warming wasn't a threat.

Acknowledge that somebody pointed out to you that that science is junk and you can't use the excuse.

So walk away quietly.

With a trolling remark you think will be a distraction.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#45315 Apr 1, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual we expect no rational argument from you... and you deliver.
Don't think I've ever seen a rational argument from you- just the stupid conspiracy theory, lots of vacuous trolling and some cut'n pasting.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#45316 Apr 1, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
No species has ever been driven extinct by man made climate change.
• EXTINCT: Golden toad (Bufo periglenes). Along with the Monteverde harlequin frog (Atelopus varius), also of Central America, the golden toad is among the very small number of species whose recent extinction has been attributed with medium confidence to climate change, according to Scholes and Pörtner. Last seen in 1989, the golden frog lived in mountaintop cloud forests that have disappeared due to drought and other climatic changes. Other confounding factors are involved, such as the deadly chytrid fungus, which has killed off many amphibians worldwide.(See: "Photos: Ten Most Wanted 'Extinct' Amphibians.")

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/...
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45317 Apr 1, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
No one will notice you dodged any discussion of the science, will they?
Or made any attempt to defend the obvious flaws.
Keep you virginity as far as actually talking about the science. Wise move. If you tried to talk about the science, you'd just demonstrate you utter inability to spot good from bad.
Keeping your virginity, you keep you excuse: there were some science that said global warming wasn't a threat.
Acknowledge that somebody pointed out to you that that science is junk and you can't use the excuse.
So walk away quietly.
With a trolling remark you think will be a distraction.
Let's not attempt to sleight the big admission you made. That's big news.

No longer will the vapid "oil company funded" science argument be valid.

This is the first big step in what's been a long, and tedious process of getting warmists to act like adults. I'm curios to see how the other warmists respond.... will they grow out of their puerile "evil fossil fuel" company knee-jerk reactionary whining, or will they accept your adult argument?

I believe I've achieved a milestone here, so I'm just going to enjoy it for a bit.

And as for your childish taunts... well, adult conversation is a process. Congrats on your first step..
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45318 Apr 1, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't think I've ever seen a rational argument from you- just the stupid conspiracy theory, lots of vacuous trolling and some cut'n pasting.
See my previous post.

LOL

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#45319 Apr 1, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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Let's not attempt to sleight the big admission you made. That's big news.
<snip>
Troll- ignored.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#45320 Apr 1, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
See my previous post.
LOL
http://www.motherjones.com/files/Figure%201.p...

LOL

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#45321 Apr 1, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual we expect no rational argument from you... and you deliver.
btw, your warmist bud above just vindicated oil industry funding.
d'Oh!
I am resting from outside work so I guess I can waste a little time, because it is understood by all that you allow no facts to interfere with your denial. There is question that increasing CO2 concentrations will improve crop yields.

The effect of elevated carbon dioxide on crop yields is very uncertain. While there may be a fertilization effect, other limiting parameters come into play. Carbon is but one nutrient that plants need, nitrogen, water, and other nutrients are needed and any of them can limit the growth of plants. Increasing only one when others are limited will not significantly increase growth. Also as the Earth warms, water evaporates faster and productive farm land may be affected by drought. It is well documented that heat waves directly affect crops with a decrease in production.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/11127399...
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-carbon-dioxide-c...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cli...
http://phys.org/news/2013-03-global-affects-c...

There is no good evidence that a warming Earth will cause an increase in crop production. Also crops like coffee which need a very specific ecology may indeed be unduly stressed by changing temperatures. This is simply more propaganda by the denial industry to deflect the public from accepted scientific findings.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#45322 Apr 1, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
• EXTINCT: Golden toad (Bufo periglenes). Along with the Monteverde harlequin frog (Atelopus varius), also of Central America, the golden toad is among the very small number of species whose recent extinction has been attributed with medium confidence to climate change, according to Scholes and Pörtner. Last seen in 1989, the golden frog lived in mountaintop cloud forests that have disappeared due to drought and other climatic changes. Other confounding factors are involved, such as the deadly chytrid fungus, which has killed off many amphibians worldwide.(See: "Photos: Ten Most Wanted 'Extinct' Amphibians.")
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/...
^^^This proves the pseudoscience, animals have been hunted to extinction before, that's not AGW. These Golden toads are rare because their coloration makes them valuable. If you can't find them in Central America, try eBay. They were hunted to extinction by man, not killed by catastrophic man made climate change.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#45323 Apr 1, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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While warmists routinely cite "funding sources" as a favorite debunking tool against skeptics, when you're faced with the same argument it becomes a non-issue?
It's so much fun to turn warmists own standards back on them.
Well lets take Fred Singer, a favourite with "true lies" who gets his pay checks from the Heartland institute sponsored by the Koch bros & Exxon. This guy might have degrees but he sold his soul for money, I mean he even worked for Phillip Morris in the early 90's trying to debunk the dangers of tobacco smoke. So sure we would all take notice of what he says as being the "scientific truth"

As it stands there is not ONE thing, not ONE post that is other than a personal opinion. There is no science with your lot, just parroting BS from right wing media. How you feel no shame is beyond me, it's like trying to convince us black is white.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#45324 Apr 1, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/20/us-...

U.S. billionaire to pour $100 million into climate change fight
BY VALERIE VOLCOVICI
WASHINGTON Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:10pm EST

Billionaire Tom Steyer on Wednesday night hosted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and six other Democratic lawmakers for a fundraiser at his San Francisco home and is planning an ad campaign for candidates who support tough action on climate change.

Steyer, founder of the hedge fund Farallon Capital, plans to spend $50 million of his own money and raise another $50 million from other donors for the November midterm elections.

His aim is to serve as a political counterweight to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, who have already spent $30 million so far this year on attack ads targeting vulnerable Democratic senators who have supported the healthcare reform law popularly known as Obamacare.

Steyer hosted Reid and some of Congress' most active climate change advocates: Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Tom Udall of New Mexico, and Representative Gary Peters of Michigan, according to a source who attended the dinner and who spoke on condition of anonymity....
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45325 Apr 1, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Well lets take Fred Singer, a favourite with "true lies" who gets his pay checks from the Heartland institute sponsored by the Koch bros & Exxon..
LOL

That argument has been debunked!

Pay attention.
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45326 Apr 1, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
http://www.reuters.com/article /2014/02/20/us-usa-campaign-cl imatechange-idUSBREA1J1IZ20140 220
U.S. billionaire to pour $100 million into climate change fight
BY VALERIE VOLCOVICI
WASHINGTON Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:10pm EST
Billionaire Tom Steyer on Wednesday night hosted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and six other Democratic lawmakers for a fundraiser at his San Francisco home and is planning an ad campaign for candidates who support tough action on climate change.
Steyer, founder of the hedge fund Farallon Capital, plans to spend $50 million of his own money and raise another $50 million from other donors for the November midterm elections.
His aim is to serve as a political counterweight to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, who have already spent $30 million so far this year on attack ads targeting vulnerable Democratic senators who have supported the healthcare reform law popularly known as Obamacare.
Steyer hosted Reid and some of Congress' most active climate change advocates: Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Tom Udall of New Mexico, and Representative Gary Peters of Michigan, according to a source who attended the dinner and who spoke on condition of anonymity....
Just recently the US Senate held an all nigher global warming snore-athon. Even though the Senalte holds a majority of Democrats and can pass whatever legislation it wants, the snooze-fest didn't recommend any legislation but got a lot of air time foisting global warming crisis scare-them-all scenarios.

You don't suppose they wanted some of that cash, do your?
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45327 Apr 1, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Troll- ignored.
No longer will the vapid "oil company funded" science argument be valid.

This is the first big step in what's been a long, and tedious process of getting warmists to act like adults. I'm curios to see how the other warmists respond.... will they grow out of their puerile "evil fossil fuel" company knee-jerk reactionary whining, or will they accept your adult argument?

I believe I've achieved a milestone here, so I'm just going to enjoy it for a bit.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#45328 Apr 1, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
No longer will the vapid "oil company funded" science argument be valid.
This is the first big step in what's been a long, and tedious process of getting warmists to act like adults. I'm curios to see how the other warmists respond.... will they grow out of their puerile "evil fossil fuel" company knee-jerk reactionary whining, or will they accept your adult argument?
I believe I've achieved a milestone here, so I'm just going to enjoy it for a bit.
Then if this is valid, we can ignore all that BS about grant chasers and warmers who fly in jet planes and own yachts. When 95% of the world's opinion is against you in terms of science do you honestly expect the 5% to dominate opinion. Then we could include college educated as 99% against you. The 1%'ers would only account for the likes of Beck & Hannity who are reformed alcoholics, claiming to have found God who guides them on the righteous path much like the crusaders and Islamic extremists.Yet totally ignore something they can see and feel everyday to place their faith in the unseen & unproven. There is nothing Adult about that, its mythical science more suited for bedtime stories or cave walls.
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#45329 Apr 1, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Then if this is valid, we can ignore all that BS about grant chasers and warmers who fly in jet planes and own yachts. When 95% of the world's opinion is against you in terms of science do you honestly expect the 5% to dominate opinion. Then we could include college educated as 99% against you. The 1%'ers would only account for the likes of Beck & Hannity who are reformed alcoholics, claiming to have found God who guides them on the righteous path much like the crusaders and Islamic extremists.Yet totally ignore something they can see and feel everyday to place their faith in the unseen & unproven. There is nothing Adult about that, its mythical science more suited for bedtime stories or cave walls.
Typical to pull numbers out of your azz.Prove those numbers. Just like Obozosham stating 7.1 million signed up for his horrid law.
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#45330 Apr 1, 2014
Honesty is not a top priority for you libturds.

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