Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 60660 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

Tempe, AZ

#46823 May 14, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>do you ever stop and realize how hopelessly stupid your posts are?
an eight year old could do better than you.
find mann's nobel yet, liar?
Of course not... to admit error of any sort is impossible for warmists.

Notice how none can hold any politician, celebrity, spokesmen, "scientist" or other warmist accountable for that dreaded CO2 they keep pumping into the atmosphere.

Warmists have a huge credibility problem and even though they're aware of it, the won't address it. Instead, they'll go hunt up some more "experts" to explain why no one takes them seriously.

And then they'll circle the wagons and start the same "consensus" and "settled science" bilge all over again.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#46824 May 14, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>
Climate change is now recognized as a major threat to global biodiversity, and one that is already causing widespread local extinctions...
... by warmists who hold no one in their own ranks accountable.

Thus no one takes them seriously.

Hypocrite.

C'mon... defend yourself.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#46825 May 14, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>How does climate change cause extinction?
Your science denying comrades like 'bg' repeat this theme regularly. The paper with that title was published by the Royal Society, the oldest scientific society in the world.
You call it "crap" and LOL.
Who cares what a global warming hypocrite says?

C'mon... defend yourself.

You can't.

LOL
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#46826 May 14, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
God gave some men a brain. Some He didn't. We know where you stand.
Apparently your brain is only used to keep your skull from caving in.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#46827 May 14, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Listen, I don't make up science.
your leaders do and then you parrot what they tell you.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#46828 May 14, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
This is going to be really difficult for them, they had their heart set on Al Queda as the global villain. Now the "call to arms" will be to walk to the store to get the milk. That's a whole lot harder than sending someone else's son or daughter to a foreign land to get their a$$ shot off.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/four-star...
what are your concerns about the economy??
gretchen

Elizabethtown, IN

#46829 May 14, 2014
we have bigger problems besides this. Why sink money into the cause will do no good if other countries do not comply.
We are spending too much now
I do nt want to be mowing grass in a burka
we are falling into alqeadas stratgey see below

Provoke the United States and the West into invading a Muslim country by staging a massive attack or string of attacks on U.S. soil that results in massive civilian casualties.
Incite local resistance to occupying forces.
Expand the conflict to neighboring countries, and engage the U.S. and its allies in a long war of attrition.
Convert al-Qaeda into an ideology and set of operating principles that can be loosely franchised in other countries without requiring direct command and control, and via these franchises incite attacks against the U.S. and countries allied with the U.S. until they withdraw from the conflict, as happened with the 2004 Madrid train bombings, but which did not have the same effect with the July 7, 2005 London bombings.
The U.S. economy will finally collapse by the year 2020 under the strain of multiple engagements in numerous places, making the worldwide economic system which is dependent on the U.S. also collapse leading to global political instability, which in turn leads to a global jihad led by al-Qaeda and a Wahhabi Caliphate will then be installed across the world following the collapse of the U.S. and the rest of the Western world countries.
Atwan also noted, regarding the collapse of the U.S., "If this sounds far-fetched, it is sobering to consider that this virtually describes the downfall of the Soviet Union."[73]
No Warming

Athens, OH

#46830 May 14, 2014
Many things contributed to the failure of the USSR Gretchen, GHW Bush convincing the Saudis to flood the market with oil in the 80's and drive down the price put Russia in an economic bind is one example.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#46831 May 14, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course not... to admit error of any sort is impossible for warmists.
Notice how none can hold any politician, celebrity, spokesmen, "scientist" or other warmist accountable for that dreaded CO2 they keep pumping into the atmosphere.
Warmists have a huge credibility problem and even though they're aware of it, the won't address it. Instead, they'll go hunt up some more "experts" to explain why no one takes them seriously.
And then they'll circle the wagons and start the same "consensus" and "settled science" bilge all over again.
You are firing blanks again, read post to blondie. It applies to you as well.

Now we have Science, the Military, the Government & every environmental organisation around the globe singing the same song. But what are we left with, a bunch of rw tea baggers who insist they have it right and the rest of the world is wrong. So who is drinking the cool aid now.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#46832 May 15, 2014
‘Witch-hunt’ forces out climate scientist

Ben Webster Environment Editor
Published at 12:01AM, May 15 2014
A leading climate scientist has resigned from the advisory board of a think-tank after being subjected to what he described as “McCarthy”-style pressure from fellow academics.
Professor Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading, said the pressure was so intense that he would be unable to continue working and feared for his health and safety unless he stepped down from the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s academic advisory council....
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/art...

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#46834 May 15, 2014
More good news for you flat earther's:

“The rate at which tropical cyclones are moving toward the poles is consistent with the observed rates of tropical expansion,” Kossin said.“The expansion of the tropics appears to be influencing the environmental factors that control tropical cyclone formation and intensification, which is apparently driving their migration toward the poles.”

According to scientists, such expansion can partly be attributed to the increase of greenhouse gases caused by human activity, ozone depletion in the stratosphere and increased pollution. However, researchers are yet to determine whether the poleward shift of a tropical cyclone's maximum intensity is also linked to human activity.

"Now that we see this clear trend, it is crucial that we understand what has caused it - so we can understand what is likely to occur in the years and decades to come," Gabriel Vecchi, a scientist at NOAA and the study’s coauthor, said in the statement.

http://www.ibtimes.com/tropical-cyclones-shif...

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#46835 May 15, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
You are firing blanks again, read post to blondie. It applies to you as well.
Now we have Science, the Military, the Government & every environmental organisation around the globe singing the same song. But what are we left with, a bunch of rw tea baggers who insist they have it right and the rest of the world is wrong. So who is drinking the cool aid now.
But they have Michael Peroutka, Jim Quinn, Dennis Miller, Ben Ferguson, William Bennett, Andrew Wilkow, Lars Larson, Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy, Laura Ingraham, Mike Church, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Kim Peterson, Michael Reagan, Jason Lewis, Ken Hamblin, Herman Cain, and Caiden Cowger. Not forgetting Senator Inholfe, Koch Bros, and even Anthony Watts.....
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#46836 May 15, 2014
Blonde coed wrote:
<quoted text>
So you want to use oil, coal and gas to build and transport windmills, solar panels and electric cars and batteries?
This is known as a red herring issue. I said nothing about any of those items. My point was that AGW is a problem and we need solutions.
Blonde coed wrote:
<quoted text>
That's dumb. I'm blond and even I know that.
I have no solid evidence that blonds are any stupider than any other woman. However, you are one data point..
Blonde coed wrote:
<quoted text>
What's your BEST solution?
There are many solutions. Each one has pro's and cons. Could you narrow the focus a bit. These kind of general whines are hard to discuss since they have little fact to support them.

For example, coal power. Do you agree that more energy for the same amount of CO2 emitted would be a good idea? Especially with most current coal plants past their 'design lifespan', only get about 30% thermal efficiency and are due for replacement anyway? IGCC or a double shift reaction?

What is your objection to safe nuclear power.(i.e. CANDU, pebble bed, traveling wave, or Molten Fluoride Salt Thorium reactors)

Can you prove that wind power generators are all build with fossil fuels? if so, how long do they have to run to pay back the 'investment' if you have class 5 wind conditions on the site?

What about new developments in solar power (using much less silicon ).
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#46837 May 15, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
‘Witch-hunt’ forces out climate scientist
Ben Webster Environment Editor
Published at 12:01AM, May 15 2014
A leading climate scientist has resigned from the advisory board of a think-tank after being subjected to what he described as “McCarthy”-style pressure from fellow academics.
Professor Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading, said the pressure was so intense that he would be unable to continue working and feared for his health and safety unless he stepped down from the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s academic advisory council....
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/art...
They are also attacking science funding, trying to direct funds into science that avoids issues such as Climate Change by fiat. http://tinyurl.com/nc63u7h
litesong

Everett, WA

#46838 May 15, 2014
[QUOTE who="blood, couple dead, but that's OK"] transport......[/QUOTE]

Directly a gasoline engine produces 18 pounds of polluting CO2 for every 6 pound gallon of gasoline(7 pounds for diesel).

CO2 pollution due to transporting gasoline(& diesel) to gas stations, causes end-user gasoline engines to produce 29 pounds of CO2 pollution.

Transport to ya.......

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#46839 May 15, 2014
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
<quoted text>
They are also attacking science funding, trying to direct funds into science that avoids issues such as Climate Change by fiat. http://tinyurl.com/nc63u7h
We, the passengers on this ride, would be much better served by the scientific community if they redirected their efforts to exploiting climate change, rather than trying to forestall the inevitable. But there's no money in it.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#46840 May 15, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
We, the passengers on this ride, would be much better served by the scientific community if they redirected their efforts to exploiting climate change, rather than trying to forestall the inevitable. But there's no money in it.
http://explorernews.com/northw est_chatter/article_cd02c828-d ade-11e3-bf56-001a4bcf887a.htm l

they never worry about the economy. it's phantom problems like co2 and the 2nd that keeps these creeps up at night.

lol
litesong

Everett, WA

#46841 May 15, 2014
[QUOTE who="lyin' brian"]Professor Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading, said the pressure was so intense that he would be unable to continue working[/QUOTE]

Ah, the 79 year old fella found out he was supposed to do something, instead of being a great-grandpa figure.

Of course, the sleazy slimy steenking toxic AGW denier liars got the rw websites repeating something else.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#46842 May 15, 2014
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability The Working Group II contribution considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation. The chapters of the report assess risks and opportunities for societies, economies, and ecosystems around the world.

ipcc.ch
Blonde coed

Corona Del Mar, CA

#46843 May 15, 2014
Going to the beach today in my bikini. So hot. Could be global warming. My mom says it reminds her of these fires from the 1970's:

Laguna Fire (1970)
Oakland Hills Wildfire (1970)
Romero Canyon Fire (1971)
San Clemente Fire (1976)
Sycamore Canyon Fire (1977)
Hondo Canyon Fire (1977)
Honda Canyon Fire (Vandenberg AFB)(1977)
Eagle Canyon Fire (1979)

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