Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 63296 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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litesong

Everett, WA

#49639 Aug 27, 2014
[QUOTE who="lyin' brian"] Keep in mind, Mars has 95% CO2.[/QUOTE]

Keep in mind Martian surface pressure averages 0.087 psi.

Oh, that's right. "lyin' brian" can't keep in its mind, science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc in its poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#49641 Aug 28, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
SpaceBlues...... I disagree with you. Many people don't take science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc in poorly (or non-) earned hi skule DEE-plooomaas.
Its too tough for them, specially if they are sleepy sleazy slimy steenking toxic topix AGW denier liars..
You and Spacey are two of the biggest deniers of "science" on this thread.

See wiki post above on 'hypocrisy'.

**Poof**

LOL
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49642 Aug 28, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=OXRBELZpKakXX
Yes, you must be. Otherwise, you should apologize pronto.

P.S. I would give it mean, reject, clueless but topix did not allow that by putting the icons under your video.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49643 Aug 28, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>How many atomic bombs of heat has Mars' atmosphere accumulated since 1998? Keep in mind, Mars has 95% CO2.
You don't know that it's at equilibrium, wow.

Man-made CO2 that you love so much is the problem in our home.

Our climate has accumulated

2,135,155,810

Hiroshima atomic bombs

of heat since 1998
Slewer

Minneapolis, MN

#49644 Aug 28, 2014
Sure is cool and has been cool for years..

Global Cooling is the threat. We must burn MORE carbon based fuel...

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#49646 Aug 28, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, you must be. Otherwise, you should apologize pronto.
P.S. I would give it mean, reject, clueless but topix did not allow that by putting the icons under your video.
So, it wouldn't allow you to post judge-it-icons that are as meaningless as your childish rants? That must've upset your little apple cart, huh, little kweer fella?
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#49647 Aug 28, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know that it's at equilibrium, wow.
Man-made CO2 that you love so much is the problem in our home.
[inane bullshyt omitted]
And what about you? With each post you add more CO2 into EVERYONE'S home.

"science" denier.

Hypocrite.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#49649 Aug 28, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
You don't know that it's at equilibrium, wow. Man-made CO2 that you love so much is the problem in our home. Our climate has accumulated 2,135,155,810 Hiroshima atomic bombs of heat since 1998
So, when you label an atmosphere "at equilibrium" carbon dioxide accumulates no atomic bombs of heat but when you label it "man made", the number of atomic bombs may approach infinity. Sweet!

We've reached the tipping point, we are our atmosphere's fulcrum and its time to swing. What's not to love about global warming?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49650 Aug 28, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>So, when you label an atmosphere "at equilibrium" carbon dioxide accumulates no atomic bombs of heat but when you label it "man made", the number of atomic bombs may approach infinity. Sweet!
We've reached the tipping point, we are our atmosphere's fulcrum and its time to swing. What's not to love about global warming?
No, you are dense. Go back and read for comprehension.

Then ask yourself why you are not receiving payments from your Mars' fossil fuel investments.
factcheck

New London, CT

#49651 Aug 28, 2014
Slewer wrote:
Sure is cool and has been cool for years..
Global Cooling is the threat. We must burn MORE carbon based fuel...
Are you mad? Burning more fuel increases the rate of global cooling!
vox

United States

#49652 Aug 28, 2014
Global Warming FRAUD FACT #2 for dumbass dim-libs:

Antarctic sea ice extent is going through the roof....

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/iphon ...

Global Warming FRAUD FACT #3 for dumbass liberals

Great Lakes spring ice cover obliterated all previous records....

http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/prods/CVCHDCTGL/20 ...

Global Warming FRAUD FACT #4 for dumbass democrats

US major hurricane strikes peaked 60 years ago, and are the lowest on record...

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/All_U.S._ ...

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#49653 Aug 28, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
No, you are dense. Go back and read for comprehension. Then ask yourself why you are not receiving payments from your Mars' fossil fuel investments.
Sure, real atomic bombs cause local, temporary cooling and cure Earth's raging fever but imaginary CO2 equilibrium atomic bombs aren't radioactive and feed Earth's poor and homeless.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49654 Aug 28, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Sure, real atomic bombs cause local, temporary cooling and cure Earth's raging fever but imaginary CO2 equilibrium atomic bombs aren't radioactive and feed Earth's poor and homeless.
Your mind is so twisted that you can not think straight.

Remember man-made global warming is causing climate change that is different from the equilibrium variations; different in extremes and unpredictable along with other consequences such as sealevel rise, ocean acidification, poles and glaciers melting, accelerated species extinctions, droughts, floods, and so on.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49655 Aug 28, 2014
vox wrote:
Global Warming FRAUD FACT #2 for dumbass dim-libs:
Antarctic sea ice extent is going through the roof....
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/iphon ...
Global Warming FRAUD FACT #3 for dumbass liberals
Great Lakes spring ice cover obliterated all previous records....
http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/prods/CVCHDCTGL/20 ...
Global Warming FRAUD FACT #4 for dumbass democrats
US major hurricane strikes peaked 60 years ago, and are the lowest on record...
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/All_U.S._ ...
You are a very angry, frustrated dude .. it must the droughts, floods, extreme temperatures, tornadoes, hurricanes, long-burning fires, avalanches, melting glaciers and poles, ocean acidification, first man-made species extinctions, and so on.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#49656 Aug 28, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>
Your mind is so twisted that you can not think straight.
Remember man-made global warming is causing climate change that is different from the equilibrium variations; different in extremes and unpredictable along with other consequences such as sealevel rise, ocean acidification, poles and glaciers melting, accelerated species extinctions, droughts, floods, and so on.
Goodness... another day and you're off to a roaring start with your denier posts and hypocrisy.

How can the world survive... you?

LOL
Hey dude

Corona Del Mar, CA

#49658 Aug 28, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
Our climate has accumulated
2,134,981,361
Hiroshima atomic bombs
of heat since 1998
Which reputable "scientist" came up with that exact number? lol
SpaceBlues

Desoto, TX

#49659 Aug 28, 2014
Hey dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Which reputable "scientist" came up with that exact number? lol
It is increasing .. lol

Our climate has accumulated

2,135,289,115

Hiroshima atomic bombs

of heat since 1998
truth-facts

Chillicothe, OH

#49660 Aug 28, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>
It is increasing .. lol
Our climate has accumulated
2,135,289,115
Hiroshima atomic bombs
of heat since 1998
It is increasing LOL oh yes it sure is,the horsesht that you keep posting there Pinnochio.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#49661 Aug 29, 2014
Every sigh and song is made of CO2. Don't hate.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49662 Aug 29, 2014
A new study has found that the world’s existing fossil fuel power plants will spew more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over their four-decade life span.

That’s more than 20 percent of the earth’s carbon budget of 1,400 billion tons—the highest level of carbon dioxide that scientists believe can be emitted and not raise global temperature beyond the 2 degrees Celsius threshold agreed to at the 2009 United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen.

It may seem strange that nobody thought to count this before, but the study is the first worldwide tally of carbon emissions from power plants by accounting for future emissions, also known as “committed emissions.”

“Our study shows that despite international efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, total remaining commitments in the global power sector have not declined in a single year since 1950 and are in fact growing rapidly—by an average of 4 percent per year from 2000 to 2012,” said Steven Davis, an earth sciences researcher at the University of California, Irvine, and the coauthor of the paper, published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

In contrast, annual carbon emissions from existing power plants grew by 3 percent over the same period. In other words, the world is still building more fossil fuel power plants than it’s mothballing.

Here’s an example of this differential: While the power plants built in 2012 alone are projected to release 19 billion tons of carbon over their 40-year lifetime, the CO2 emissions that year from all the power plants already operating at that time was 14 billion tons.

“We’re taking on more debt than we’re paying, so the balance is growing—and that’s disturbing,” Davis said.

The results improve on current data used by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has incorporated only estimates about the number of new power plants into their emissions scenario models, according to Davis.

Why hasn’t the analysis been done before?

“It’s a data-intensive process, and only recently has there been more access [to information],” Davis said, who used data from Platt’s, a company that collects information about the energy industry.

His research team also conducted an analysis of where new power plants are coming online. While the United States is retiring more power plants than it’s building, the European Union is bringing them online at the same rate that it’s taking them offline, according to Davis.

“But in China, India, Indonesia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, there’s been a lot of coal-fired power plants—it’s been as high as four times more commitments in any given year versus what they’re emitting right now,” he said.“That’s like charging $400 [on a credit card] in any given month and only paying $100.”

But since 2010, China has slowed construction of coal-fired power plants, while Southeast Asia has been building more to expand its industrial capacity, Davis noted.

He is working on estimating future emissions from the power plants that came online in 2013, noting that such a tally should be done annually to incorporate the latest data available.

In the meantime, his 2012 results have gotten the attention of IPCC scientists in Vienna, with whom he’ll be collaborating to develop a new carbon emissions scenario based on his findings. Davis has also been in contact with the U.S. State Department about the results.

In December, he’ll be presenting at the next U.N. climate talks, which are scheduled to take place in Lima, Peru.

“I’d say these commitments are growing so rapidly that they’re in line with that worst-case emissions scenario presented by the IPCC,” he said, referring to a world where carbon emissions continue to grow past the year 2100.

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