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There are 64693 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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Seattle

United States

#49685 Aug 30, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep posting an incredibly dumb sentence, denier. You have no idea that it is irrational and downright crazy.
What a lame and ignorant reply. A typical glo-bull warming believer.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#49686 Aug 30, 2014
Dear Gcaveman1,

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gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#49687 Aug 30, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>I think of it more like freeing carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere, not spewing. The world depends on fossil fuel and plants depend on carbon dioxide, one hand washes the other. Don't hate CO2.
Every day, our ability to convert sunshine into usable energy is becoming more advanced and accessible. The cost for clean energy technologies is plummeting. The electric car market is booming. Financial institutions are realizing dirty energy is a bad investment.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#49688 Aug 30, 2014
FACT: Kochs Spend In Conjunction With Their Financial Interests, And Spend More

ABC News: Kochs Are Worth Over 50 Times As Much As Tom Steyer. ABC News reported that the Koch brothers are worth over 50 times as much as Tom Steyer:$81.2 billion to $1.6 billion. The news organization also noted that while the Koch brothers "rarely" make public appearances, Steyer "plans to travel to" many of the states he is campaigning in and "it looks as if he's prepared to be the public face of these efforts." [ABCNews.com, 5/22/14]

Kochs Spend More Than Steyer Or Soros On Elections. The Kochs have spent, and continue to spend, far more to influence elections than Tom Steyer or George Soros who are often portrayed as the Kochs' liberal counterparts:

In the 2012 election cycle, the Koch brothers channeled over $400 million through their groups "active in the 2012 elections," according to the Washington Post.[Washington Post, 1/5/14]
This year, the Daily Beast reported that Koch groups plan to spend $290 million on elections.[Daily Beast, 6/13/14]
George Soros personally spent $1 million in the last election, and all his donations were disclosed in "publicly accessible records." [Huffington Post, 4/9/14]
Tom Steyer announced in February that he aimed to raise and match $50 million (for a total of $100 million) through his super PAC for the 2014 elections.[New York Times, 2/17/14]

-Media Matters
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#49689 Aug 30, 2014
Even Tea Party Members Oppose Kochs' Attack On Solar. The Koch brothers' attacks on solar have led them to an "unexpected" foe in the tea party conservatives, according to the Los Angeles Times:

The question is how a Republican governor in a deep red state can go against the Kochs, the most notable financial contributors to right wing causes in the country. The answer is that among the thousands of people who are installing solar panels on their roofs (at an estimated rate of one new system every four minutes) are a whole bunch of independent-minded folks with strong libertarian impulses. They may or may not belong to the tea party, but they want to be able to fend for themselves without big government or big business telling them what they can and can't do.

To these conservative-minded citizens, the extra fee being pushed by the Kochs and the utilities is the worst thing in the world: a tax.

"Monopoly utilities want to extinguish the independent rooftop solar market in America to protect their socialist control of how we get our electricity." That assertion comes from the website of a group named TUSK, or Tell Utilities Solar Won't Be Killed. It is a coalition of conservatives led by former California Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr. that, so far, has been very successful in beating back the energy industry attack.[Los Angeles Times, 5/2/14]

-Media Matters
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#49690 Aug 30, 2014
The Institute for Humane Studies, which is housed at George Mason University’s campus in Arlington, Virginia, is funded largely by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. The think tank, whose mission is to advance “a freer society,” received $12.4 million from the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation from 2008 to 2012, according to annual tax documents.

The Koch brothers appear to be on a mission to spread their libertarian message to high school and college students. In July, the Huffington Post published a story headlined,“Koch High: How the Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into the Minds of Public School Students,” which detailed how a Koch-run nonprofit called Youth Entrepreneurs is recruiting teachers and crafting curricula favorable to the Koch’s political agenda. And as the Center for Public Integrity reported in March, two of the six private charitable foundations the Koch brothers control and personally fund combined in 2012 to pump more than $12.7 million into colleges and universities.

http://mandrillapp.com/track/click/2704842/ww...
litesong

Everett, WA

#49691 Aug 30, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
Even Tea Party Members Oppose Kochs' Attack On Solar......whole bunch of independent-minded folks with strong libertarian impulses....... fend for themselves without big government or big business telling them what they can and can't do...... the extra fee being pushed by the Kochs ......the worst thing in the world: a tax.
Only ones now to beat back are the sleepy sleazy slimy steenking toxic topix AGW denier liars AND sleepy sleazy slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs AND alleged & proud threateners. Since those groups lack science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc in their poorly(or non-) earned hi skule DEE-plooomas AND cause & support errors of 1 million TIMES, 1000 TIMES, 3000 TIMES, 73+ million TIMES, 500 million TIMES, 2.5+ trillion TIMES, 3.5+ trillion TIMES, & 1,000,000,000,000, 000 TIMES, they beat back themselves.
SpaceBlues

Tomball, TX

#49692 Aug 30, 2014
Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
What a lame and ignorant reply. A typical glo-bull[sic] warming believer.
Unfortunately, that's all I could do.

Reply better yourself instead abuse and name calling.

P.S. The word is global in English. See in the forum title.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#49693 Aug 30, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
... Tom Steyer...George Soros personally spent $1 million in the last election....
Tom Steyer has spent millions on Democrats and will spend many more to increase the price of fossil fuel and increase their return. Every market is made of bulls and bears, you are on the side of those wanting to make fossil fuel more valuable.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#49694 Aug 30, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Tom Steyer has spent millions on Democrats and will spend many more to increase the price of fossil fuel and increase their return. Every market is made of bulls and bears, you are on the side of those wanting to make fossil fuel more valuable.
Your reading comprehension problem is showing again.

The Koch's plan on spending AT LEAST $400 million.

And fossil fuel is already valuable. Perhaps your limited vocabulary failed you again and what you meant to say was expensive. Well, it's already expensive too. But it's also dirty, and its use needs to be reduced.

Ignorant puppet!

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#49695 Aug 31, 2014
bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahaha

Arctic sea ice increases by 43% over two years

A shocker from an NASA-funded agency that keeps track of arctic sea ice. It appears that Al Gore's prediction that arctic ice would have disappeared by now has gone by the boards. Instead, according to the Daily Mail, there has been a 43% increase in arctic sea ice since 2012.
(Graphic from the Daily Mail)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/08/a...
litesong

Everett, WA

#49696 Aug 31, 2014
scirocco wrote:
Arctic sea ice increases by 43% over two years.....
Of course "scirocco", a sleepy sleazy slimy steenking toxic topix AGW denier liar, doesn't use proper science !!!

Arctic sea ice extent was 5,379,063 km2 (August 29, 2013),~ 135,000 square kilometers MORE than present Arctic sea ice extent, 5,243,796 km2(August 28, 2014). Not surprisingly, there is less Arctic sea ice, altho sleepy sleazy slimy steenking toxic topix AGW denier liars have predicted for 10(+?) years that Earth has fallen into an ice age. The sleepy sleazy slimy steenking toxic topix AGW denier liar, "here is a tick" said the Arctic sea ice wouldn't get below 6 million square kilometers. Within 10 days "here is a tick" was proven wrong & is now, over 3/4ths of a million square kilometers in error.

The BIG DATA IS THIS:
Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for August 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~18,200 cubic kilometers. Present August 1, 2014 sea ice VOLUME is ~9600 cubic kilometers,~8600 cubic kilometers LESS than the 1980-89 average for August 1.

"scirocco" proves itself to be a sleepy sleazy slimy steenking toxic topix AGW denier liar.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49697 Aug 31, 2014
scirocco wrote:
bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahaha
Arctic sea ice increases by 43% over two years
A shocker from an NASA-funded agency that keeps track of arctic sea ice. It appears that Al Gore's prediction that arctic ice would have disappeared by now has gone by the boards. Instead, according to the Daily Mail, there has been a 43% increase in arctic sea ice since 2012.
(Graphic from the Daily Mail)
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/08/a...
hahahahaha you must be kidding about our forthcoming extinction .. is it too hard to grow integrity?

Join the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York city. See you there.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49698 Aug 31, 2014
The first part of August was dominated by anomalously low sea level pressure over the Kara Sea, combined with anomalously high pressure over the central Arctic Ocean and Greenland, as well as the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. This led to warm air advection from the south over the East Siberian and Chukchi seas and extending into the central Arctic Ocean, with air temperatures at the 925 millibar height being nearly 8 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than average off the coast of Siberia near the New Siberian Islands. Sea ice concentrations in this region dropped compared to the beginning of August, and the waters along the coast of eastern Siberia are now mostly ice free. Ice concentrations are also low in the Beaufort Sea. Ice has continued to break up in the Kara Sea where it has been slow to melt out this summer. Nevertheless, air temperatures in the Kara Sea remain lower than average by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius (4 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit). As of mid-August, sea ice extent remains on track to end up somewhere between the sixth and the tenth lowest sea ice minimum.

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
SPUD TATER

United States

#49699 Aug 31, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
The first part of August was dominated by anomalously low sea level pressure over the Kara Sea, combined with anomalously high pressure over the central Arctic Ocean and Greenland, as well as the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. This led to warm air advection from the south over the East Siberian and Chukchi seas and extending into the central Arctic Ocean, with air temperatures at the 925 millibar height being nearly 8 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than average off the coast of Siberia near the New Siberian Islands. Sea ice concentrations in this region dropped compared to the beginning of August, and the waters along the coast of eastern Siberia are now mostly ice free. Ice concentrations are also low in the Beaufort Sea. Ice has continued to break up in the Kara Sea where it has been slow to melt out this summer. Nevertheless, air temperatures in the Kara Sea remain lower than average by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius (4 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit). As of mid-August, sea ice extent remains on track to end up somewhere between the sixth and the tenth lowest sea ice minimum.
http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
The ice melt off land into the oceans may increase water weight upon the tectonic plates as well. There is really nothing we can do about the inevitable now and it senseless to blame coal for all of this global warming. Millions of American jobs are at stake in relation to coal production and delivery. Coal is cleaner now with scrubbing technology's and it is an abundant and reliable energy source. We must consider the working people who will loose their jobs if coal is put out of business. We will need all energy sources in the future and coal can remain reliable for the next 100 years to supply most of our electricity. The market will eventually lead us into renewable sources, but for now the government should leave coal alone and let the working people who prosper from it keep their jobs.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#49700 Aug 31, 2014
scirocco wrote:
bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahaha
Arctic sea ice increases by 43% over two years
A shocker from an NASA-funded agency that keeps track of arctic sea ice. It appears that Al Gore's prediction that arctic ice would have disappeared by now has gone by the boards. Instead, according to the Daily Mail, there has been a 43% increase in arctic sea ice since 2012.
(Graphic from the Daily Mail)
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/08/a...
Ohmagawd! The daily mail and American thinker?

I hope you checked the Globe and the Enquirer, too!
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49701 Aug 31, 2014
SPUD TATER wrote:
<quoted text>The ice melt off land into the oceans may increase water weight upon the tectonic plates as well. There is really nothing we can do about the inevitable now and it senseless to blame coal for all of this global warming. Millions of American jobs are at stake in relation to coal production and delivery. Coal is cleaner now with scrubbing technology's and it is an abundant and reliable energy source. We must consider the working people who will loose their jobs if coal is put out of business. We will need all energy sources in the future and coal can remain reliable for the next 100 years to supply most of our electricity. The market will eventually lead us into renewable sources, but for now the government should leave coal alone and let the working people who prosper from it keep their jobs.
Are you near the coal ash pond that flooded TN people's homes and their livelihoods? If you are here to defend coal burning to danger life on Earth, then you must go visit some of the mining sites and coal-fueled power plants.

I bet you have never been a coal miner. Besides, don't you know about automated mining?

Coal belongs to deep Earth and shall be left there for good.

P.S. I don't know anybody who prospered by working for coal other than a few big shots like the Koch's. Oh, are they paying you to post coal propaganda?
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#49702 Aug 31, 2014
SPUD TATER wrote:
<quoted text>The ice melt off land into the oceans may increase water weight upon the tectonic plates as well. There is really nothing we can do about the inevitable now and it senseless to blame coal for all of this global warming. Millions of American jobs are at stake in relation to coal production and delivery. Coal is cleaner now with scrubbing technology's and it is an abundant and reliable energy source. We must consider the working people who will loose their jobs if coal is put out of business. We will need all energy sources in the future and coal can remain reliable for the next 100 years to supply most of our electricity. The market will eventually lead us into renewable sources, but for now the government should leave coal alone and let the working people who prosper from it keep their jobs.
Ah, Spud, you are a veritable font of ignorance and misinformation!

Mechanized mining and mountaintop removal have contributed a lot to the loss of mining jobs, as has the cheaper price of natural gas. Plus, I think a lot of you Appalachian boys have just gotten smarter, after having seen your fathers' and grandfathers' bodies wrecked by the profit-first coal industry.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/05/us-c...
truth-facts

Delaware, OH

#49703 Aug 31, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Your reading comprehension problem is showing again.
The Koch's plan on spending AT LEAST $400 million.
And fossil fuel is already valuable. Perhaps your limited vocabulary failed you again and what you meant to say was expensive. Well, it's already expensive too. But it's also dirty, and its use needs to be reduced.
Ignorant puppet!
Your such a fking hypocrite.Steyer will spend 500 million on candidates that will back his agenda.
You,the dancing puppet,make for a good show.
truth-facts

Delaware, OH

#49705 Aug 31, 2014
SPUD TATER wrote:
<quoted text>The ice melt off land into the oceans may increase water weight upon the tectonic plates as well. There is really nothing we can do about the inevitable now and it senseless to blame coal for all of this global warming. Millions of American jobs are at stake in relation to coal production and delivery. Coal is cleaner now with scrubbing technology's and it is an abundant and reliable energy source. We must consider the working people who will loose their jobs if coal is put out of business. We will need all energy sources in the future and coal can remain reliable for the next 100 years to supply most of our electricity. The market will eventually lead us into renewable sources, but for now the government should leave coal alone and let the working people who prosper from it keep their jobs.
Communist could careless about the little guy.

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