Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 60993 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: Dec 08

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#46425 May 5, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
Fact check: natural CO2 emissions are balanced by natural CO2 absorption*.[URL deleted]*Land and ocean are currently absorbing a fraction of man made CO2 emissions.
There is no "natural balance" there's just CO2 and the rest of the biosphere. Carbon dioxide is like a gas fertilizer. We are the carbon balance, the only consciousness that cares which CO2 molecule goes where, when and how.

Land and ocean emit CO2, just like the rest of us. Don't hate carbon and you'll live better.

Since: Mar 09

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#46426 May 5, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>why?
you deny all facts.
co2 in not toxic.
man made co2 is a minor part of overall co2 emissions.
you can't say what mitigation would do....good or bad.
you claim man made co2 emissions cause tornadoes.....but you can't say when that started or how it does.
you claimed the polar bears would be extinct by now.
you claimed hurricanes are more frequent and intense, bt they have been almost absent on a historical basis recently.
the scientific models are almost always oversetimated.
those are facts, son.
CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have added about 21 billion tons of new atmospheric CO2 per year. Read this then perhaps you may understand a little better. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_does_burning_of...

I have never said that polar bears would be extinct by now. I have never stated that hurricanes are more frequent or intense because of global warming. Only that the potential is there because of a more energetic atmosphere due to global warming. Scientific models are always being refined as more is learned. Some may underestimate the results, we will find out as time unfolds. BTW, we set a record high temperature and the earliest 100 degree day in May here in Kansas yesterday. Your facts leave a lot to be desired.

Where are your facts that global warming is not happening? Where are your facts that CO2 is not a significant GHG? Where are your facts that man isn't responsible for the run up of CO2 in the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution?

Facts not innuendo........

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Since: Feb 09

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#46428 May 5, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>. Only that the potential is there because of a more energetic atmosphere due to global warming.
Facts not innuendo........
that's innuendo......and a long stretch at best.

lol

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#46429 May 5, 2014
co2 is vital to life. that's a fact.

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Since: Dec 08

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#46430 May 5, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have added about 21 billion tons of new atmospheric CO2 per year...Facts not innuendo........
Only if you take an extremely short term view; in the long run that CO2 came from the atmosphere in the first place. We're only putting it back in the air, where it belongs.

We are the carbon balance.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#46432 May 5, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Only if you take an extremely short term view; in the long run that CO2 came from the atmosphere in the first place. We're only putting it back in the air, where it belongs.
We are the carbon balance.
And when the CO2 was in the atmosphere all those millions of years ago, the US of A would have been a hot arid desert, the poles would hace been tripical and sea level would hace been 70m higher, all with a weaker sun.

Yes folks, brian is insane.

The question is, why doesn't that bother the deniers here?

(Don't bother with an answer: because they're really just trolls, I know that.)
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#46433 May 5, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
co2 is vital to life. that's a fact.
Again you have no facts. CO2 is just the most common source of carbon in photosynthesis. It is not itsefl necessary to life. Supplly glucose and oxygen and voila, life without CO2.

But that is probably too deep for an idiot like you.

And it is a rather feeble argument in the first place. Water is more essential to life yet you can drown in it, even plants (see flooded forests).

So do you have any INTELLIGENT arguments or are you just going to repeat stupid claims?

Since: Mar 09

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#46434 May 5, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Only if you take an extremely short term view; in the long run that CO2 came from the atmosphere in the first place. We're only putting it back in the air, where it belongs.
We are the carbon balance.
Sure dullard, if you wish to go back to the Earth conditions when that occurred.

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#46435 May 5, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>that's innuendo......and a long stretch at best.
lol
Explain why that is a long stretch. But of course you do not understand weather dynamics. You have avoided answering the questions once again. Why am I not surprised?

Where are your facts that global warming is not happening? Where are your facts that CO2 is not a significant GHG? Where are your facts that man isn't responsible for the run up of CO2 in the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution?

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Since: Feb 09

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#46436 May 5, 2014
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
<quoted text>
Again you have no facts. CO2 is just the most common source of carbon in photosynthesis. It is not itsefl necessary to life. Supplly glucose and oxygen and voila, life without CO2.
But that is probably too deep for an idiot like you.
And it is a rather feeble argument in the first place. Water is more essential to life yet you can drown in it, even plants (see flooded forests).
So do you have any INTELLIGENT arguments or are you just going to repeat stupid claims?
educate yourself fool!!
you claim co2 isn't vital to life?!?!
are you that stupid?
water and co2 are critical and required for life, dumazz!
make some more stupid claims, son!! you're truly clueless and hilarious at the same time.
http://www.biocab.org/carbon_dioxide_CO2.html

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Since: Feb 09

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#46437 May 5, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Where are your facts that global warming is not happening? Where are your facts that CO2 is not a significant GHG? Where are your facts that man isn't responsible for the run up of CO2 in the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution?
where have i ever claimed global warming isn't happening? climate has always heated and cooled....it's a natural process for our planet!!! it's just your man made variety i question, son!!
the fact is that co2 is a minor trace gas.
http://www.familyfirst.org.au/files/Thompson-...
man has some responsibility in co2 increases, but less than natural emissions.....which makes fossil fuels even less significant! what's not to like? do you deny that there are tremendous benefits for increased co2??
you people bring up the industrial revolution as if that is your slam dunk case for temp rises. correlation isn't causation, son. you can't quantify how much of the increase in co2 is due to man during this time period anyway. you just promote your hoax and lie a little, don't you?
don't live in fear....the earth will be greener if you people just shut up and enjoy the benefits.

Since: Mar 09

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#46442 May 5, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>where have i ever claimed global warming isn't happening? climate has always heated and cooled....it's a natural process for our planet!!! it's just your man made variety i question, son!!
the fact is that co2 is a minor trace gas.
http://www.familyfirst.org.au/files/Thompson-...
man has some responsibility in co2 increases, but less than natural emissions.....which makes fossil fuels even less significant! what's not to like? do you deny that there are tremendous benefits for increased co2??
you people bring up the industrial revolution as if that is your slam dunk case for temp rises. correlation isn't causation, son. you can't quantify how much of the increase in co2 is due to man during this time period anyway. you just promote your hoax and lie a little, don't you?
don't live in fear....the earth will be greener if you people just shut up and enjoy the benefits.
Nuthin' like crawfishin' is there? Did you read the link I gave you? Probably not because it is in variance with your innuendo. Try to keep up. These things have been explained to you numerous times but apparently either you are too stubborn or stupid to understand the facts.
litesong

Everett, WA

#46443 May 5, 2014
[QUOTE who="lyin' brian"]We win, by a wide margin.[/QUOTE]

"lyin' brian", with its errors of 1 million TIMES, 1000 TIMES, 3000 TIMES, 73 million TIMES, 2.5+ trillion TIMES, & 3.5+ trillion TIMES, proves it has no way of calculatin' anything correctly.
litesong

Everett, WA

#46445 May 5, 2014
motheaten wrote:
....... 2014 tornado count about half of normal
Fewer individual days seem to have tornadoes. With excess AGW energy in the atmosphere, weather may be having a more difficult time organizing conditions to create tornadoes. However, there are more days that have 30+ tornadoes, showing that once tornado conditions are meant, more energy is tapped to create multiple tornadoes.

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#46446 May 5, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Nuthin' like crawfishin' is there? Did you read the link I gave you? Probably not because it is in variance with your innuendo. Try to keep up. These things have been explained to you numerous times but apparently either you are too stubborn or stupid to understand the facts.
which link are you talking about, numnutz? the ones full of innuendo?

here's some bright news to any additional co2....former 'wastelands' now have a chance to grow and support life!

what's not to love about co2????

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/...

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Since: Feb 09

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#46447 May 5, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Nuthin' like crawfishin' is there?
huh???? never cared for that....but i do love eatin' some mudbugs......with a co2 injected cold beer, of course!!
litesong

Everett, WA

#46448 May 5, 2014
Our Pacific Northwest has few tornadoes. However, a few years ago, I got some pix of a funnel cloud that was about 6-7 miles away. Yesterday, a 70-75mph wind storm(first thought to be a tornado) hit 2 towns from us(causing minor damage, altho several trees were knocked over). Generally, our days are not windy. But it does appear, we have extra wind, that wasn't as consistent 40+ years ago.
bait

Chambersburg, PA

#46450 May 5, 2014
hook line ad sinker

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#46451 May 5, 2014
litesong wrote:
Our Pacific Northwest has few tornadoes. However, a few years ago, I got some pix of a funnel cloud that was about 6-7 miles away. Yesterday, a 70-75mph wind storm(first thought to be a tornado) hit 2 towns from us(causing minor damage, altho several trees were knocked over). Generally, our days are not windy. But it does appear, we have extra wind, that wasn't as consistent 40+ years ago.
in the big scheme of things....there have probably been thousands upon thousands of tornadoes in what is now know as the pacific northwest, myopic simpleton.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#46452 May 6, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>Where are your facts that CO2 is not a significant GHG?
Measured in parts per million... yeah... that's significant.

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