Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 53489 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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Texas

Los Angeles, CA

#47767 Jun 13, 2014
And how will the President address the greatest environmental disaster affecting our planet long term today?
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10:00 AM
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
11:55 AM
The President and First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn
Open Press
12:10 PM
The President and First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews
Travel Pool Coverage
2:45 PM
The President and First Lady arrive Bismarck, North Dakota
Local Event Time: 1:45 PM
Bismarck Municipal Airport
Open Press
3:40 PM
The President and First Lady participate in a roundtable discussion with Native American Youth
Local Event Time: 2:40 PM
Cannon Ball Elementary School
Closed Press
4:45 PM
The President and First Lady attend the Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration; the President delivers remarks
Local Event Time: 3:45 PM
Cannon Ball Powwow Grounds
Travel Pool Coverage
6:20 PM
The President and First Lady depart Bismarck, North Dakota en route Palm Springs, California
Local Event Time: 5:20 PM
Bismarck Municipal Airport
Open Press
9:20 PM
The President and First Lady arrive Palm Springs, California
Local Event Time: 6:20 PM
Palm Springs International Airport
Open Press
Texas

Los Angeles, CA

#47768 Jun 13, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Are you posting the salary of Jenna Bush?
What's Barbara Bush, her sister up to these days?
Let's hear for all the rest of the kids...
If they work at all, they are probably getting $1 million each from somewhere. Most likely they don't work.

Amy Carter?

She is a member of the board of counselors of the Carter Center that advocates human rights and diplomacy as established by her father.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#47769 Jun 13, 2014
Where's the press conference he had this morning? Needs to update.
Texas wrote:
And how will the President address the greatest environmental disaster affecting our planet long term today?
==========
10:00 AM
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
11:55 AM
The President and First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn
Open Press
12:10 PM
The President and First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews
Travel Pool Coverage
2:45 PM
The President and First Lady arrive Bismarck, North Dakota
Local Event Time: 1:45 PM
Bismarck Municipal Airport
Open Press
3:40 PM
The President and First Lady participate in a roundtable discussion with Native American Youth
Local Event Time: 2:40 PM
Cannon Ball Elementary School
Closed Press
4:45 PM
The President and First Lady attend the Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration; the President delivers remarks
Local Event Time: 3:45 PM
Cannon Ball Powwow Grounds
Travel Pool Coverage
6:20 PM
The President and First Lady depart Bismarck, North Dakota en route Palm Springs, California
Local Event Time: 5:20 PM
Bismarck Municipal Airport
Open Press
9:20 PM
The President and First Lady arrive Palm Springs, California
Local Event Time: 6:20 PM
Palm Springs International Airport
Open Press

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#47771 Jun 13, 2014
Los Angeles wrote:
<quoted text>
One who is not dirt poor:
Chelsea Clinton earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year, sources with knowledge of the agreement told POLITICO.
Poor ole LordH has been sold the dream anyone can make it , just get off your a$$ and do it.
A simple slogan, but in reality you can only make it by coming into contact with a 1%'er to give you that break in the first place. So it doesn't matter if you are Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Elvis you need help somewhere along the way. With the shrinking wealth shift of the population your chances are less than 1 in 10,000 to make that happen just slightly better than winning the lottery. 55 + years ago it was a chance of 1 in 20 that's a huge difference.
That same corporate machine which has deniers squawking their interests thinking they are protecting their own interests but all they are protecting is the status quo. A system that is designed to make the poor even poorer.

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#47772 Jun 13, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor ole LordH has been sold the dream anyone can make it , just get off your a$$ and do it.
A simple slogan, but in reality you can only make it by coming into contact with a 1%'er to give you that break in the first place. So it doesn't matter if you are Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Elvis you need help somewhere along the way. With the shrinking wealth shift of the population your chances are less than 1 in 10,000 to make that happen just slightly better than winning the lottery. 55 + years ago it was a chance of 1 in 20 that's a huge difference.
That same corporate machine which has deniers squawking their interests thinking they are protecting their own interests but all they are protecting is the status quo. A system that is designed to make the poor even poorer.
So your a admitted lazy incompetent victim who can't do anything with out the help of his mommy.
l made it . Why can't anyone else.
Cave man

Duluth, GA

#47773 Jun 13, 2014
So what caused the last ice age to end. What caused all that ice to melt. What caused the mini ice age what caused that to end
litesong

Everett, WA

#47774 Jun 13, 2014
social misfit wrote:
......uncertainty about future climate change has increased with each new IPCC report."
The certainty that sleazy slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers are liars has increased.

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#47775 Jun 13, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text> So your a admitted lazy incompetent victim who can't do anything with out the help of his mommy.
l made it . Why can't anyone else.
If you made it, why do you hate so much?
litesong

Everett, WA

#47776 Jun 13, 2014
[QUOTE who="lewd hated & dated"] your(sic) a(sic) admitted.....[/QUOTE]

You're a sic-o!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#47777 Jun 13, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text> So your a admitted lazy incompetent victim who can't do anything with out the help of his mommy.
l made it . Why can't anyone else.
So you were the 1 in 20 or the 1 in 10,000 that made it ? Whenever you ringers beat your chest about accomplishments then at the same time bag science for it's accomplishments it's a sure sign credibility is lacking. At least most of the pro action climate posters on here have done something with their own home to make it greener and if everyone did it problem solved.
In the future success will be measured on accumulated wealth without leaving dirty big carbon footprints behind doing it.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#47778 Jun 13, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor ole LordH has been sold the dream anyone can make it , just get off your a$$ and do it.
A simple slogan, but in reality you can only make it by coming into contact with a 1%'er to give you that break in the first place. So it doesn't matter if you are Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Elvis you need help somewhere along the way. With the shrinking wealth shift of the population your chances are less than 1 in 10,000 to make that happen just slightly better than winning the lottery. 55 + years ago it was a chance of 1 in 20 that's a huge difference.
That same corporate machine which has deniers squawking their interests thinking they are protecting their own interests but all they are protecting is the status quo. A system that is designed to make the poor even poorer.
Just shows what a devastating hit drive, ingenuity and self-reliance has taken since liberal social programs made working for a living unnecessary.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#47779 Jun 13, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Just shows what a devastating hit drive, ingenuity and self-reliance has taken since liberal social programs made working for a living unnecessary.
I see you're brainwashed as well, do you ever stop to think when say a Levi jeans factory moves offshore or a steelworks closes do all the workers just re train to become brain surgeons.
Perhaps the rust belt just happened because of liberal social programs or was it something else you don't want to even think about. Like Chicago who had the worst jobs numbers available for any US city during the 2000's and a mass population loss with it. Funny how liberal social programs caused that & the rising crime rate with it. If opportunities were everywhere like in the 50's & 60's then welfare would be only a thing discussed in church groups. You baggers should never lose sight of that and focus on what went wrong in the first place. If you watch Fox 24/7 it always confuses symptoms with the cause & gets them a$$ about.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#47780 Jun 13, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
I see you're brainwashed as well, do you ever stop to think when say a Levi jeans factory moves offshore or a steelworks closes do all the workers just re train to become brain surgeons.
Perhaps the rust belt just happened because of liberal social programs or was it something else you don't want to even think about. Like Chicago who had the worst jobs numbers available for any US city during the 2000's and a mass population loss with it. Funny how liberal social programs caused that & the rising crime rate with it. If opportunities were everywhere like in the 50's & 60's then welfare would be only a thing discussed in church groups. You baggers should never lose sight of that and focus on what went wrong in the first place. If you watch Fox 24/7 it always confuses symptoms with the cause & gets them a$$ about.
Do you see Chicago's and Detroit's diminution as a natural occurrence? Or do you understand that it's indicative of the wasteland created when unions, municipalities and democrats get together?

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#47781 Jun 13, 2014
Is that what you believe, Unions & corruption closed down industries. Even Mercedes are building in China now, and Germany is the most unionised country on the planet and one of the strongest. They have the whole of Europe on their back carrying the load, But they build twice as many cars as the US does. So you can wipe Unions off your chalkboard.
Whenever a one industry town gets gutted by job loses with factories closing and the like. Hello!! that is NOT democrat politics that does it. From then on It takes some extraordinary innovation to ever recover from that. Maybe corruption was widespread but it still only plays small in a city's demise.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#47782 Jun 14, 2014
Our economy depends on fossil fuel, there is no replacement for oil, coal and natural gas.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#47783 Jun 14, 2014
Climate McCarthyism has claimed another victim. Dr Caleb Rossiter - an adjunct professor at American University, Washington DC - has been fired by a progressive think tank after publicly expressing doubt about man-made global warming.

Rossiter, a former Democratic congressional candidate, has impeccably liberal credentials. As the founder of Demilitarization for Democracy he has campaigned against US backed wars in Central America and Southern Africa, against US military support for dictators and against anti-personnel landmines. But none of this was enough to spare him the wrath of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) when he wrote an OpEd in the Wall Street Journal describing man-made global warming as an "unproved science."

Two days later, he was sacked by email. The IPS said: "We would like to inform you that we are terminating your position as an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies...Unfortunately, we now feel that your views on key issues, including climate science, climate justice, and many aspects of US policy to Africa, diverge so significantly from ours."
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/201...

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#47784 Jun 14, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
Climate McCarthyism has claimed another victim. Dr Caleb Rossiter - an adjunct professor at American University, Washington DC - has been fired by a progressive think tank after publicly expressing doubt about man-made global warming.
Rossiter, a former Democratic congressional candidate, has impeccably liberal credentials. As the founder of Demilitarization for Democracy he has campaigned against US backed wars in Central America and Southern Africa, against US military support for dictators and against anti-personnel landmines. But none of this was enough to spare him the wrath of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) when he wrote an OpEd in the Wall Street Journal describing man-made global warming as an "unproved science."
Two days later, he was sacked by email. The IPS said: "We would like to inform you that we are terminating your position as an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies...Unfortunately, we now feel that your views on key issues, including climate science, climate justice, and many aspects of US policy to Africa, diverge so significantly from ours."
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/201...
How long do you think Cato would hold on to Pat Michaels if he said yeah, AGW is a threat, we'd better do smething about it, Einstein?

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#47785 Jun 14, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
How long do you think Cato would hold on to Pat Michaels if he said yeah, AGW is a threat, we'd better do smething about it, Einstein?
At least one year and 11 months based on this citation:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/07/22/5...
"The long and short of it is that the EPA endangerment finding is predicated on the fact that human-caused climate change poses a threat to public health and welfare, but Michaels and Cato argue that itís not a threat because we can adapt to it. "

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#47786 Jun 14, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>At least one year and 11 months based on this citation:
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/07/22/5...
"The long and short of it is that the EPA endangerment finding is predicated on the fact that human-caused climate change poses a threat to public health and welfare, but Michaels and Cato argue that itís not a threat because we can adapt to it. "
"Adapting" is not "doing sonething about it".

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#47787 Jun 14, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
"Adapting" is not "doing so[m]ething about it".
Adaptation is a better strategy than mitigation, since no life form, person or organization has ever demonstrated the ability to mitigate climate change.

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