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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“Let's X Change!!”

Since: Feb 09

B4 HOPE Is Gone...

#45459 Apr 4, 2014
litesong wrote:
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"ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" only has the middle of the down wrong gully.
rational and critical thinking people automatically question the wisdom of AGW just by reading idiotic childish posts you regularly provide.

keep up the good work!!

“Let's X Change!!”

Since: Feb 09

B4 HOPE Is Gone...

#45460 Apr 4, 2014
GOOD POST MOTHRA!

Since: Jul 11

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#45461 Apr 4, 2014
Los Angeles wrote:
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Big talk. Exactly how many foreign persons would you like to see enter the US (legal and illegal) per year.
What's your number? It's not a tough question.
The tougher question is when there are climate refugees which could add up into the millions where are they going to go ? And don't try and tell us that won't be the seeds sown for huge conflicts around the planet. But of course none of this will happen according to you deniers we just learn to adapt. Crops and food bowls will never be under threat.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#45462 Apr 4, 2014
truth facts wrote:
<quoted text>The solutions that your King and progressives are throwing out there are working?I'll laugh about that all weekend.Your master is destroying this once great nation but your to ignorant to see it.Especially when you put the UN in your statement.There's more corruption at the UN then there is in Chicago.Ridiculous,the fking UN needs to go away.
The UN is all we have, there is nothing else unless the US wants to rule the world. Where there is money and power there will be corruption its been right throughout human history. But it's no excuse to do NOTHING. Doing nothing in this case is a threat to every nation. Science keeps giving us the same answers but you just don't want to believe it. It can't be true, like science blowing apart the bible's concept of creationism. Middleman claims the threat during the cold war was real, so all the paranoia of commies under the bed, bomb shelters, bomb drills at schools was convincing because the government at the time said so! What has changed with conservatives of the 1950's to conservatives now ? Now they don't believe anything the government tells them or is it just the messenger!
You baggers need to be reminded everyday of the complete idiocy of how you reach conclusions not based on rational thinking but by sheer bigotry.
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45463 Apr 4, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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The tougher question is when there are climate refugees which could add up into the millions where are they going to go ?.
Actually, the tougher question is the one you keep avoiding.... given the latest, greatest end of the world "crisis" predictions, will warmists start acting like it is a crisis? and will they start holding their own accountable?
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45464 Apr 4, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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Doing nothing in this case is a threat to every nation.
But that's what warmists do... NOTHING.

Well, they do bitch a lot about what other people should do.

So... by your reasoning, warmists are the threat!
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45465 Apr 4, 2014
Doom and Gloom

Perhaps the fact that global harvests of wheat, rice and corn have tripled or quintupled since 1960 in the face of all of this terrible warming teaches us a dire lesson. Or maybe the fact that the population has swelled to nearly 6 billion thriving humans, mostly in the warmer tropical latitudes, best expresses the current hopeless doom. Then again, according to the NCPA “tropical disease rates are decreasing on average globally, and at an even higher rate in developing countries,” clearly this is the calamity of which the wise speak. No, it is definitely, as CSIRO reports, that CO2 fertilization correlates with an 11 per cent increase in greening foliage across the world’s desserts that spells doom.

Whatever, doom is certainly upon us. The earth has a fever. The earth has a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell! And by cowbell, of course we mean $trillions in carbon derivatives going to Wall St., in taxes going to government, in gravy going to climate cronies.

Common sense: When science gets tainted with politics, follow the money and power.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/04/04/friday-...
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#45466 Apr 4, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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The UN is all we have, there is nothing else unless the US wants to rule the world. Where there is money and power there will be corruption its been right throughout human history. But it's no excuse to do NOTHING. Doing nothing in this case is a threat to every nation. Science keeps giving us the same answers but you just don't want to believe it. It can't be true, like science blowing apart the bible's concept of creationism. Middleman claims the threat during the cold war was real, so all the paranoia of commies under the bed, bomb shelters, bomb drills at schools was convincing because the government at the time said so! What has changed with conservatives of the 1950's to conservatives now ? Now they don't believe anything the government tells them or is it just the messenger!
You baggers need to be reminded everyday of the complete idiocy of how you reach conclusions not based on rational thinking but by sheer bigotry.
Considering the UN is full of terrorist and now Iran has nominated a hostage taker as its ambassador fk that.Sure there's a place for the UN and it's not needed here in the US. The UN head quarters needs to be smack in the middle of the middle east where it's needed.Your giving up your freedom to an organization that wants just that,your freedom. I'll be damed if I give up mine.
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#45467 Apr 4, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
The UN is all we have, there is nothing else unless the US wants to rule the world. Where there is money and power there will be corruption its been right throughout human history. But it's no excuse to do NOTHING. Doing nothing in this case is a threat to every nation. Science keeps giving us the same answers but you just don't want to believe it. It can't be true, like science blowing apart the bible's concept of creationism. Middleman claims the threat during the cold war was real, so all the paranoia of commies under the bed, bomb shelters, bomb drills at schools was convincing because the government at the time said so! What has changed with conservatives of the 1950's to conservatives now ? Now they don't believe anything the government tells them or is it just the messenger!
You baggers need to be reminded everyday of the complete idiocy of how you reach conclusions not based on rational thinking but by sheer bigotry.
Bigotry is a two way street and there is plenty of bigots on your side. One other thing I am not TP,I am a free man and want the Gov out of our lives. You want Gov to control every aspect of your life. Careful what you wish,the Gov giveth,the Gov most assurdely taketh away.You be the slave,not me.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#45468 Apr 4, 2014
Mothra wrote:
Doom and Gloom
Perhaps the fact that global harvests of wheat, rice and corn have tripled or quintupled since 1960 in the face of all of this terrible warming teaches us a dire lesson.
The agricultural enterprise worldwide since the 1960s has been one of the tremendous success stories of the 20th Century. Year-on-year, yields have increased by something like two per cent. But they've been increasing by less than that recently, and based on a number of very careful, thorough statistical analyses, researchers are now able to see that for at least two of the world's major food crops, wheat and maize, the increases in yields year-on-year have slowed, partly as a consequence of climate change.

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s3975...
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45469 Apr 4, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
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The agricultural enterprise worldwide since the 1960s has been one of the tremendous success stories of the 20th Century. Year-on-year, yields have increased by something like two per cent. But they've been increasing by less than that recently, and based on a number of very careful, thorough statistical analyses, researchers are now able to see that for at least two of the world's major food crops, wheat and maize, the increases in yields year-on-year have slowed, partly as a consequence of climate change.
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s3975...
When you use food for fuel, you have less food.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#45470 Apr 4, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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When you use food for fuel, you have less food.
Fair Game wrote:
recently, and based on a number of very careful, thorough statistical analyses, researchers are now able to see that for at least two of the world's major food crops, wheat and maize, the increases in yields year-on-year have slowed, partly as a consequence of climate change.
Yield is yield and does not depend on what you do with the crop, eat it or stick it in your tank.

Not that many people do the later outside the US or the EU where most of these studies were carried out.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#45471 Apr 4, 2014
motheaten wrote:
When you use food for fuel, you have less food.
Also, when you use food for fuel, in a gasoline engine, the "ethanol in gasoline" industry uses more oil than they save..... PLUS, 10% ethanol blends raise fuel consumption by 8% to 5%.
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45472 Apr 4, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
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Yield is yield and does not depend on what you do with the crop, eat it or stick it in your tank.
Not that many people do the later outside the US or the EU where most of these studies were carried out.
" the increases in yields year-on-year have slowed, partly as a consequence of climate change. "

Really? Or is that just the pat answer from the IPCC "expert" interviewed.

>>The world food production has increased substantially in the past century, as has calorie intake per capita. However, in spite of a decrease in the proportion of undernourished people, the absolute number has in fact increased during the current food crisis, to over 963 million. By 2050, population growth by an estimated 3 billion more people will increase food demand.

Increased fertilizer application and more water usage through irrigation have been responsible for over 70% of the crop yield increase in the past. Yields, however, have nearly stabilized for cereals, partly as a result of low and declining investments in agriculture. In addition, fisheries landings have declined in the past decade mainly as a result of overfishing and unsustainable fishing methods.

http://www.grida.no/publications/rr/food-cris...
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45473 Apr 4, 2014
litesong wrote:
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Also, when you use food for fuel, in a gasoline engine, the "ethanol in gasoline" industry uses more oil than they save..... PLUS, 10% ethanol blends raise fuel consumption by 8% to 5%.
Got a source for that?

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#45474 Apr 4, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
increases in yields year-on-year have slowed, partly as a consequence of climate change.
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s3975...
Mothra wrote:
Yields, however, have nearly stabilized for cereals, partly as a result of low and declining investments in agriculture.
Not inconsistent.
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#45475 Apr 4, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
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Not inconsistent.
Richard Tol, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and an expert on climate change, removed his name from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. While he considers much of the science sound and supports the underlying purpose of the IPCC, Tol says the United Nations agency’s inflammatory and alarmist claims delegitimize the IPCC as a credible and neutral institution.

“In the SPM [Summary for Policymakers], and much more largely in the media, we see all these scare stories,” Tol tells National Review Online.“We’re all going to die, the four horsemen of the apocalypse ... I felt uncomfortable with the direction [the IPCC report] was going.”

Tol, who has been working with the IPCC since 1994, was the lead author of Chapter 10 of the report, on key economic sectors and services. He was also a contributor to Chapters 17 and 19, on the economics of adaptation to climate change and emergent risks, respectively.

He took his name off of the final summary because he felt the IPCC did not properly account for human technological ingenuity and downplayed the potential benefits of global warming.

“In the current SPM there are a number of statements in there that are widely cited that are just not correct,” Tol says.

One prediction has it that crop yields will begin to fall dramatically, a statement “that is particularly not supported by the chapter itself,” Tol says.“What it completely forgets is technological progress and that crop yields have been going up for as long as we’ve looked at crop yields.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374986/...

The IPCC "expert" misrepresents his own report. He must have only read the SPM.

Since: Jul 11

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#45478 Apr 4, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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Actually, the tougher question is the one you keep avoiding.... given the latest, greatest end of the world "crisis" predictions, will warmists start acting like it is a crisis? and will they start holding their own accountable?
You can bet all the climate action posters on here do their own lil bit. I believe caveman has solar panels ,so do I. I also run fuel efficient vehicles, that's all it takes. For everyone to reduce their carbon footprint by 20%-30% and we just may halt the slide until we come up with complete clean energy sources. That's the goal, then that can keep trimming back with technology advances until we reach carbon neutral. It sure as hell won't happen if you keep drilling or mining fossil fuels without any penalties.

“Let's X Change!!”

Since: Feb 09

B4 HOPE Is Gone...

#45480 Apr 5, 2014
litesong wrote:
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Also, when you use food for fuel, in a gasoline engine, the "ethanol in gasoline" industry uses more oil than they save..... PLUS, 10% ethanol blends raise fuel consumption by 8% to 5%.
since you oppose renewables in auto gas and stand for 100% big oil supplied fuels, i'm surprised you're not on the LPG bandwagon, son!

FRACK ON, BABY!!!

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Los Angeles

Fullerton, CA

#45481 Apr 5, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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The tougher question is when there are climate refugees which could add up into the millions where are they going to go ? And don't try and tell us that won't be the seeds sown for huge conflicts around the planet. But of course none of this will happen according to you deniers we just learn to adapt. Crops and food bowls will never be under threat.
Don't avoid. Humor me. Exactly how many foreign persons would you like to see enter the US (legal and illegal) per year? You must have an opinion.

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