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

There are 53996 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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paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#48843 Jul 13, 2014
Far too many unsupervised children on here. Mothera, SpaceyBlue, PatheticBozo, and liteweight, all ya all act like a henhouse full of eighth-grade girls with synchronized PMS. Try acting like adults or at least try acting like big boys if you can't make it adult. You're an embarrassment.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48844 Jul 13, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
Far too many unsupervised children on here. Mothera, SpaceyBlue, PatheticBozo, and liteweight, all ya all act like a henhouse full of eighth-grade girls with synchronized PMS. Try acting like adults or at least try acting like big boys if you can't make it adult. You're an embarrassment.
"We're way past time where it's responsible for any national leader to reject the science behind the climate crisis," Mr Gore said on BBC.

Psst do you come from an alcoholic home?

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#48845 Jul 13, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>"We're way past time where it's responsible for any national leader to reject the science behind the climate crisis," Mr Gore said on BBC.
Psst do you come from an alcoholic home?
What % of predictions Gore made came true.

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#48846 Jul 13, 2014
No Warming wrote:
<quoted text>
If you think we should be cooling due to low solar activity then you're among the many that see Michael Manns hockey stick for the lie that it is.
The point is that it is not cooling due to lower solar activity. Why? Could it possibly be that burning fossil fuels thus increasing the CO2 in the atmosphere is causing the opposite effect???

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#48847 Jul 13, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text> What % of predictions Gore made came true.
None, not even his marriage vows
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#48848 Jul 13, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
The point is that it is not cooling due to lower solar activity. Why? Could it possibly be that burning fossil fuels thus increasing the CO2 in the atmosphere is causing the opposite effect???
Could it be that you're adding CO2 with each post?

Yup.

But yet you do.
No Warming

Waverly, OH

#48849 Jul 13, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
The point is that it is not cooling due to lower solar activity. Why? Could it possibly be that burning fossil fuels thus increasing the CO2 in the atmosphere is causing the opposite effect???
Nope, according to the hockey stick natural variation is not a factor. Global temps were unchanged until man began burning fossil fuels.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48850 Jul 13, 2014
No Warming wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, according to the hockey stick natural variation is not a factor. Global temps were unchanged until man began burning fossil fuels.
Read more science instead of denier rumors.

One hundred and ten million tons of human-made CO2 are added daily into our breathing atmosphere, You lie at your own peril.

Try to read this long paper.. it will answer all your possible questions.

We assess climate impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data. We use Earth’s measured energy imbalance, paleoclimate data, and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilize climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts on today’s young people, future generations, and nature. A cumulative industrial-era limit of ~500 GtC fossil fuel emissions and 100 GtC storage in the biosphere and soil would keep climate close to the Holocene range to which humanity and other species are adapted. Cumulative emissions of ~1000 GtC, sometimes associated with 2°C global warming, would spur “slow” feedbacks and eventual warming of 3–4°C with disastrous consequences. Rapid emissions reduction is required to restore Earth’s energy balance and avoid ocean heat uptake that would practically guarantee irreversible effects. Continuation of high fossil fuel emissions, given current knowledge of the consequences, would be an act of extraordinary witting intergenerational injustice. Responsible policymaking requires a rising price on carbon emissions that would preclude emissions from most remaining coal and unconventional fossil fuels and phase down emissions from conventional fossil fuels.

P.S. It is in PLUS ONE. Eighteen auhors have done a monumental job. Look for human-made such as:

The long-term global warming trend is predominantly a forced climate change caused by increased human-made atmospheric gases, mainly CO2 [1].

Earth’s history reveals sea level changes of as much as a few meters per century, even though the natural climate forcings changed much more slowly than the present human-made forcing.

Vulnerabilities would be magnified by the speed of human-made climate change and the potentially large sea level rise [115].

Local human-made stresses add to the global warming and acidification effects, all of these driving a contraction of 1–2% per year in the abundance of reef-building corals [39]. Loss of the three-dimensional coral reef frameworks has consequences for all the species that depend on them. Loss of these frameworks also has consequences for the important roles that coral reefs play in supporting fisheries and protecting coastlines from wave stress. Consequences of lost coral reefs can be economically devastating for many nations, especially in combination with other impacts such as sea level rise and intensification of storms.

The detailed temporal and geographical response of the climate system to the rapid human-made change of climate forcings is not well-constrained by empirical data, because there is no faithful paleoclimate analog.

Ultimately, however, human-made climate change is more a matter of morality than a legal issue. Broad public support is probably needed to achieve the changes needed to phase out fossil fuel emissions. As with the issue of slavery and civil rights, public recognition of the moral dimensions of human-made climate change may be needed to stir the public’s conscience to the point of action.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48851 Jul 13, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text> What % of predictions Gore made came true.
He's not a scientist but a journalist, US VP, TN senator, etc; check his biography.

Man-made global climate change sucks!
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48852 Jul 13, 2014
scirocco wrote:
<quoted text>
None, not even his marriage vows
Don't you wish a Clinton divorce?

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#48853 Jul 13, 2014
No Warming wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, according to the hockey stick natural variation is not a factor. Global temps were unchanged until man began burning fossil fuels.
Add another whackadoodle....
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#48854 Jul 13, 2014
No Warming wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, according to the hockey stick natural variation is not a factor. Global temps were unchanged until man began burning fossil fuels.
Are you insane or slow witted. Have you heard of the Four Major Ice Ages? Do you know how many times they each thawed and refroze in the millions of years they were hanging around? Do you know we are in the final stages of the last Ice Age? Have you heard of ocean currents and wind and what they do with the weather? Do you know anything? Man was not here for the deep freezes or their thaw, so quit repeating what is an obvious lie. There is no GW/CC due to man. You are just another dupe who thinks man can change the natural evolutions of the earth.
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#48855 Jul 13, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Read more science instead of denier rumors.
One hundred and ten million tons of human-made CO2 are added daily into our breathing atmosphere, You lie at your own peril.
Try to read this long paper.. it will answer all your possible questions.
We assess climate impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data. We use Earth’s measured energy imbalance, paleoclimate data, and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilize climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts on today’s young people, future generations, and nature. A cumulative industrial-era limit of ~500 GtC fossil fuel emissions and 100 GtC storage in the biosphere and soil would keep climate close to the Holocene range to which humanity and other species are adapted. Cumulative emissions of ~1000 GtC, sometimes associated with 2°C global warming, would spur “slow” feedbacks and eventual warming of 3–4°C with disastrous consequences. Rapid emissions reduction is required to restore Earth’s energy balance and avoid ocean heat uptake that would practically guarantee irreversible effects. Continuation of high fossil fuel emissions, given current knowledge of the consequences, would be an act of extraordinary witting intergenerational injustice. Responsible policymaking requires a rising price on carbon emissions that would preclude emissions from most remaining coal and unconventional fossil fuels and phase down emissions from conventional fossil fuels.
P.S. It is in PLUS ONE. Eighteen auhors have done a monumental job. Look for human-made such as:
The long-term global warming trend is predominantly a forced climate change caused by increased human-made atmospheric gases, mainly CO2 [1].
Earth’s history reveals sea level changes of as much as a few meters per century, even though the natural climate forcings changed much more slowly than the present human-made forcing.
Vulnerabilities would be magnified by the speed of human-made climate change and the potentially large sea level rise [115].
Local human-made stresses add to the global warming and acidification effects, all of these driving a contraction of 1–2% per year in the abundance of reef-building corals [39]. Loss of the three-dimensional coral reef frameworks has consequences for all the species that depend on them. Loss of these frameworks also has consequences for the important roles that coral reefs play in supporting fisheries and protecting coastlines from wave stress. Consequences of lost coral reefs can be economically devastating for many nations, especially in combination with other impacts such as sea level rise and intensification of storms.
The detailed temporal and geographical response of the climate system to the rapid human-made change of climate forcings is not well-constrained by empirical data, because there is no faithful paleoclimate analog.
Ultimately, however, human-made climate change is more a matter of morality than a legal issue. Broad public support is probably needed to achieve the changes needed to phase out fossil fuel emissions. As with the issue of slavery and civil rights, public recognition of the moral dimensions of human-made climate change may be needed to stir the public’s conscience to the point of action.
Written by you, or Al Gore, or the nitwit across the hall from you. You have no clue to what is going on or why it goes on. The weather we have today has been here before. and will come again no matter what you do. This paper you cut and paste was not written by a climatologist with any standing.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48856 Jul 13, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you insane or slow witted. Have you heard of the Four Major Ice Ages? Do you know how many times they each thawed and refroze in the millions of years they were hanging around? Do you know we are in the final stages of the last Ice Age? Have you heard of ocean currents and wind and what they do with the weather? Do you know anything? Man was not here for the deep freezes or their thaw, so quit repeating what is an obvious lie. There is no GW/CC due to man. You are just another dupe who thinks man can change the natural evolutions of the earth.
Don't you know you can't plug up science progress?

One hundred and ten million tons of human-made CO2 are added daily into our breathing atmosphere, You lie at your own peril.

Abstract: We assess climate impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data. We use Earth’s measured energy imbalance, paleoclimate data, and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilize climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts on today’s young people, future generations, and nature. A cumulative industrial-era limit of ~500 GtC fossil fuel emissions and 100 GtC storage in the biosphere and soil would keep climate close to the Holocene range to which humanity and other species are adapted. Cumulative emissions of ~1000 GtC, sometimes associated with 2°C global warming, would spur “slow” feedbacks and eventual warming of 3–4°C with disastrous consequences. Rapid emissions reduction is required to restore Earth’s energy balance and avoid ocean heat uptake that would practically guarantee irreversible effects. Continuation of high fossil fuel emissions, given current knowledge of the consequences, would be an act of extraordinary witting intergenerational injustice. Responsible policymaking requires a rising price on carbon emissions that would preclude emissions from most remaining coal and unconventional fossil fuels and phase down emissions from conventional fossil fuels.

P.S. It is in PLUS ONE. Eighteen auhors have done a monumental job.

The long-term global warming trend is predominantly a forced climate change caused by increased human-made atmospheric gases, mainly CO2 [1].

Earth’s history reveals sea level changes of as much as a few meters per century, even though the natural climate forcings changed much more slowly than the present human-made forcing.

Vulnerabilities would be magnified by the speed of human-made climate change and the potentially large sea level rise [115].

Local human-made stresses add to the global warming and acidification effects, all of these driving a contraction of 1–2% per year in the abundance of reef-building corals [39]. Loss of the three-dimensional coral reef frameworks has consequences for all the species that depend on them. Loss of these frameworks also has consequences for the important roles that coral reefs play in supporting fisheries and protecting coastlines from wave stress. Consequences of lost coral reefs can be economically devastating for many nations, especially in combination with other impacts such as sea level rise and intensification of storms.

The detailed temporal and geographical response of the climate system to the rapid human-made change of climate forcings is not well-constrained by empirical data, because there is no faithful paleoclimate analog.

Ultimately, however, human-made climate change is more a matter of morality than a legal issue. Broad public support is probably needed to achieve the changes needed to phase out fossil fuel emissions. As with the issue of slavery and civil rights, public recognition of the moral dimensions of human-made climate change may be needed to stir the public’s conscience to the point of action.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48857 Jul 13, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
<quoted text>
Written by you, or Al Gore, or the nitwit across the hall from you. You have no clue to what is going on or why it goes on. The weather we have today has been here before. and will come again no matter what you do. This paper you cut and paste was not written by a climatologist with any standing.
I disagree.

What's it to you anyway? You are here to gossip.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#48858 Jul 13, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you know you can't plug up science progress?
One hundred and ten million tons of human-made CO2 are added daily into our breathing atmosphere,
.... and you add to it with your incessant whining posts.

You believe your "science"?

Prove it.

Shut up.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#48859 Jul 13, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree.
What's it to you anyway? You are here to gossip.
Nope.

You're here to add more CO2 that you say is already at "crisis" levels.

Are you this dimwitted in public, or just save it for Topix?
No Warming

Waverly, OH

#48860 Jul 13, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you insane or slow witted. Have you heard of the Four Major Ice Ages? Do you know how many times they each thawed and refroze in the millions of years they were hanging around? Do you know we are in the final stages of the last Ice Age? Have you heard of ocean currents and wind and what they do with the weather? Do you know anything? Man was not here for the deep freezes or their thaw, so quit repeating what is an obvious lie. There is no GW/CC due to man. You are just another dupe who thinks man can change the natural evolutions of the earth.
Read back thru the thread a little Dilbert and you'll understand.
No Warming

Waverly, OH

#48861 Jul 13, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Add another whackadoodle....
When that's the best you've got its easy to see why this is becoming a dead issue. Less fact was full of crap but he always stuck with his story, " its in the deep ocean." LMAO

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#48862 Jul 14, 2014
No Warming wrote:
<quoted text>
When that's the best you've got its easy to see why this is becoming a dead issue. Less fact was full of crap but he always stuck with his story, " its in the deep ocean." LMAO
Just have to call it like it is. You whackadoodles have been presented with much evidence but have turned your back on the science in favor of RW agenda.

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