Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 63569 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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Since: Jul 11

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#42992 Jan 29, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
Whatever happened to that troll that used to hang out here?
Motheaten or Mothballs or whatever it was.
Taken a leave of absence to recharge the batteries (recharged by fossil fuel of course) He/She was running on empty, had no new ideas so is probably busy doing research. Expect a post soon on the Ancient Mayan Sun Gods and how we should have been sacrificing virgins to appease their anger at us via climate change.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#42994 Jan 29, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
No wonder you deniers can't sleep at night and it's not worrying about what is happening to the planet. It's all those nightmares about socialists and living in boxes under agenda 21. Do you also visualise the stars & stripes being lowered and the UN flag raised?. Yeah I thought so!
i sleep just fine at night. I wonder if you do? After all....you and your crowd have convinced yourselves the sky is falling!!
Lol
You guys are determined to make us all have insomnia, but it isn't working.
Maybe someday you'll have better models to scare the masses with your hoax.
Global what

United States

#42995 Jan 29, 2014
It's been the coldest winter since I've been alive. I'm only 25 but still I don't see much warming going on here. The earth has weather patterns that change every hundreds and thousands of years. It will be fine people we will never live to see anything happen anyways
AntiGore

Corona Del Mar, CA

#42996 Jan 29, 2014
I've heard the Great Lakes are the largest glacial lakes in the world.

Where did those glaciers go again?

Oh, that's right. They melted. Never mind.
SpaceBlues

United States

#42999 Jan 29, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>restated....you really don't have a clue what you mean, son!
Lol
I don't mean gridlock, hahahaha..
SpaceBlues

United States

#43000 Jan 29, 2014
AntiGore wrote:
I've heard the Great Lakes are the largest glacial lakes in the world.
Where did those glaciers go again?
Oh, that's right. They melted. Never mind.
Ask mother nature...

<sarcasm>
SpaceBlues

United States

#43001 Jan 29, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
Whatever happened to that troll that used to hang out here?
Motheaten or Mothballs or whatever it was.
Ran out of steam.. another rip.
SpaceBlues

United States

#43002 Jan 29, 2014
Global what wrote:
It's been the coldest winter since I've been alive. I'm only 25 but still I don't see much warming going on here. The earth has weather patterns that change every hundreds and thousands of years. It will be fine people we will never live to see anything happen anyways
Hey, ostrich.. ignore the daily ghg emissions of 90 million tons at humanity's peril..

Your post rings hollow ..
SpaceBlues

United States

#43003 Jan 29, 2014
A series of Google Earth tours maps out the projected impacts of climate change worldwide and look at mitigation and adaptation options.

Since: Jul 11

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#43005 Jan 29, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
Ok serious question.
Why were the prediction's off.
by this time polar caps were supposed to be almost gone and temps and ocean levels were to rise dramatically.
Thanks.
please keep it civil.
The polar caps are melting and moving south or haven't you noticed.:)
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#43006 Jan 29, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
Ok serious question.
Why were the prediction's off.
by this time polar caps were supposed to be almost gone and temps and ocean levels were to rise dramatically.
Thanks.
please keep it civil.
It's called cooking the books.
SpaceBlues

United States

#43008 Jan 29, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes but not near the rates predicted.
Hello, hater. I hate it when you don't tell us what you are talking about.

Err rates of inflation??? Where? When, etc?

Since: Jul 11

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#43011 Jan 29, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes but not near the rates predicted.
Well I don't know where you are getting your info from, but its somewhat flawed or cherry picked data. But not to worry if the Arctic weather keeps moving south you will be building igloos instead of brick homes.

http://www.dw.de/polar-ice-sheets-melting-fas...
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#43013 Jan 29, 2014
Global what wrote:
It's been the coldest winter since I've been alive. I'm only 25 but still I don't see much warming going on here. The earth has weather patterns that change every hundreds and thousands of years. It will be fine people we will never live to see anything happen anyways
Oh no, at twenty-five, you may live long enough to see Act III.
Pat

Fullerton, CA

#43014 Jan 29, 2014
AntiGore wrote:
I've heard the Great Lakes are the largest glacial lakes in the world.
Where did those glaciers go again?
Oh, that's right. They melted. Never mind.
Some kind of warming must have occurred at that time. Of that, we're certain.

This is from the EPA website:

"Thousands of years later, the climate began to warm, melting and slowly shrinking the glacier. This was followed by an interglacial period during which vegetation and wildlife returned. The whole cycle was repeated several times."

I hope that helps.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#43015 Jan 30, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>I don't mean gridlock, hahahaha..
haha
So you tell what you didn't mean when its pointed out that what you do mean.is lost upon you.
Interesting!

Since: Mar 09

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#43016 Jan 30, 2014
Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
Some kind of warming must have occurred at that time. Of that, we're certain.
This is from the EPA website:
"Thousands of years later, the climate began to warm, melting and slowly shrinking the glacier. This was followed by an interglacial period during which vegetation and wildlife returned. The whole cycle was repeated several times."
I hope that helps.
Study what factors caused the Earth to cool and enter the glacial period, then what caused the Earth to warm afterwards. Correlate those with the conditions today and you will find that the greatest factor explaining the warm today is the burning of fossil fuels.

Whether the Earth warmed or cooled previously is not a concern to humanity today. What is a concern are the future problems of a warming planet with the consequent sea level rise and other climate changes that will cause problems for many millions.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#43017 Jan 30, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
Ok serious question.
Why were the prediction's off.
by this time polar caps were supposed to be almost gone and temps and ocean levels were to rise dramatically.
Thanks.
please keep it civil.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.

Niels Bohr

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/n/ni...
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#43018 Jan 30, 2014
Truth Facts wrote:
<quoted text>It's called cooking the books.
As a wag said yesterday, "What if it's all a hoax and we create a better world for nothing?"

Since: Jul 11

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#43019 Jan 30, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
As a wag said yesterday, "What if it's all a hoax and we create a better world for nothing?"
Yeah, no fun in that, it's like asking a Teen to clean up their room. There is so much more cooler things to do.

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