Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 59510 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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“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#35142 Apr 15, 2013
kristy wrote:
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Of course temperatures will continue to rise until they don't for 17 years. These are predictions and no one can claim with certainty what will happen. Just as the climatologists can't make up their minds about the effects of a melting Arctic. Why is it irrelevant that the Antarctic ice is expanding? Would it be irrelevant if it were melting?
Anarctic SEA ice is growing, Kristy, not LAND ice.

http://www.skepticalscience.com/antarctica-ga...

Not sure what "..can't make up their minds about the effects of a melting Arctic" is supposed to mean, either. NO climatologist thinks that a melting Arctic is good.

http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/qthinice.as...

"..the contraction of the Arctic ice cap is accelerating global warming. Snow and ice usually form a protective, cooling layer over the Arctic. When that covering melts, the earth absorbs more sunlight and gets hotter. And the latest scientific data confirm the far-reaching effects of climbing global temperatures."

FWIW
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#35143 Apr 15, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Anarctic SEA ice is growing, Kristy, not LAND ice.
ONLY in the winter when there is no sun (6 months of darkness) and note the the VOLUME of ice is going down (area increase is not enough to compensate for loss of thickness)
Of course, the reasons for this change are becoming clear and confirm the basic changes of AGW.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#35144 Apr 15, 2013
kristy wrote:
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Of course temperatures will continue to rise until they don't for 17 years. These are predictions and no one can claim with certainty what will happen. Just as the climatologists can't make up their minds about the effects of a melting Arctic. Why is it irrelevant that the Antarctic ice is expanding? Would it be irrelevant if it were melting?
Are you stupid enough to believe your own propaganda?

http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/gistemp/from...

Yes, we can claim with certainty what will happen, since we have satellite observations of radiation hitting and leaving the Earth, and CO2 has reduced the radiation leaving.

It is a physical reality that the Earth will warm.

Get that through your thick head.

Ass tha Professor pointed out, Antarctic ice is melting, dumbass.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#35145 Apr 15, 2013
kristy wrote:
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Well it seems the climatologists "woulda thunk et" back in 2001 when they were telling us that snow would be a thing of the past and children would only know cold and snowy winters virtually.
This is from an article from 2007:
The UK has experienced its second warmest winter on record, with a mean temperature of 5.47C (41.8F), provisional Met Office figures show. In southern England, the winter warmth set a new high, reaching 6.53C (43.8F), beating 6.49C (43.7F) in 1989-90. All three winter months saw above average temperatures, and January also recorded its second highest UK-wide temperature, reaching 6.0C (43F). "It is consistent with the climate change message," he told BBC News. "It is exactly WHAT WE EXPECT WINTERS TO BE LIKE – WARMER AND WETTER and dryer and hotter summers."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/640...
Now this from an article in 2013:
Met Office chief scientist Julia Slingo said climate change was “loading the dice” towards FREEZING, DRIER weather — and called publicly for the first time for an urgent investigation. Prof Slingo said:“If you look at the way our weather patterns have behaved over the past four or five years, we’re beginning to think that there is something happening.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/488...
Now you would think the smartest people in the room and who have told us over and over the science is settled would have at least known the effects of an Arctic melt, but somehow the increase in temperatures and the decrease in Arctic ice causes both warmer and wetter and colder and drier weather. Interesting.
David Viner is often misquoted by deniers. He actually said the occurrence of snow would decline slowly but there'd still be freak years of much snow: which is exactly what we've observed in the UK.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snow...

Snow was becoming less common until the Arctic inversions of recent years.

Yes, the complexities of climate sometimes catch even the experts out.

But contrast this with the deniers who can't even get their heads round the complexities when they are pointed out with hindsight.

Global warming means winters are generally warmer in the UK except when an Arctic inversion dumps Arctic air on us, and this is probably due to reduced ice cover in the Arctic- a result of global warming.

Only simple people expect the world to be simple, krusty.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#35146 Apr 15, 2013
litesong wrote:
Conservative disbeliever in science(& no science or mathematics background) said, "I believe in God...... & by god, god better believe like me, & believe in me. Of course, there won't be any libs in heaven, because they just don't believe like I do! Me & god........ we got it covered"
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'inbed genius' jotted:
....so you're saying you're a little better than the rest of us?
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litesong wrote:
Your words reflect your own insecurities.

I said, you got no science & mathematics. God constructed science & mathematics, but you didn't want to study or even hear His Words. At the greatest turning points of societies' understanding of science & mathematics, it was scientists & mathematicians who were faithful & believed God, who helped reveal science & mathematics to people.

But you would have none of it!
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#35147 Apr 15, 2013
hoodwinking post wrote:
you radicals have changed "Global Warming" to "Climate Change".
In 2002 Frank Lunzt, advisor to re-pubic-lick-uns, told re-pubic-lick-un candidates to use the term,'climate change' to make them more electable. As it is, re-pubic-lick-uns have decreased their percentage of the american people, & now must use political manipulation to keep their power.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#35148 Apr 15, 2013
Correction:
Lunzt is, Luntz.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35149 Apr 15, 2013
Obama-Hoodwinked-YOU wrote:
Global Warming is slowing down.
Minnesota has 3-4 feet of snow and it's the middle of April. There's talk like the snow might not melt this summer and glaciers will be starting formation.
Global Warming is a myth!!!!
A bunch of BS from Al Gore, one of the richest people in the world. Why doesn't Al share his wealth?
Snow in Minnesota is certainly no surprise. Three to four feet might be unusual, but not unprecedented. But it's what is to be expected as the Earth warms up and the atmosphere holds more moisture.

Garrison Keilor often jokes that summer is three weeks long in Minneapolis.

Wup, over here boys, bring that stretcher over here. We got another one that's been GORED!
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35150 Apr 15, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
libs believer in global warming, because they don't believe in God. they dont realize God has it all covered.
Have you been praying, like a good little Jawja redneck?

Just pray global warming and all its supporters away!

Ask Gawd. He'll do it for you. He answers all your prayers. Pray away the abortionists, and the lesbians, and the gun-snatchers. Go ahead.
Obama-Hoodwinked -YOU

Minneapolis, MN

#35151 Apr 15, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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Snow in Minnesota is certainly no surprise. Three to four feet might be unusual, but not unprecedented. But it's what is to be expected as the Earth warms up and the atmosphere holds more moisture.
Garrison Keilor often jokes that summer is three weeks long in Minneapolis.
Wup, over here boys, bring that stretcher over here. We got another one that's been GORED!
3 feet of snow is abnormal.

Open water fishing starts May 1st and it looks like lakes will be ice covered.

This is NOT Global Warming.

It's Global Cooling!
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35152 Apr 15, 2013
Obama-Hoodwinked-YOU wrote:
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I forgot you radicals have changed "Global Warming" to "Climate Change".
Once it was determined the globe was actually getting cooler you had to pick a different mantra, Climate Change.
So now when ANY massive storm occurs, and they occur every 10 years or so, it can be blamed on Climate Change.
If this wern't so laughable one might believe it.
Why don't ya go back to smoking pot?
Sorry, a Republican strategist came up with the idea of using climate change, instead of global warming, because it sounded less harmful.

Massive storms occur more often than every ten years or so, fool. There's the rest of the world, you know, the north and south Pacific. the Indian Ocean, and the ones that spend themselves in the Atlantic without doing much damage. You are too USA-centric to realize that. But then there was Ivan, Katrina, Betsy, and Sandy, all within an 8-year period, memory challenged idiot.

Go back to smoking pot? Hell, I never stopped.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35153 Apr 15, 2013
Obama-Hoodwinked-YOU wrote:
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3 feet of snow is abnormal.
Open water fishing starts May 1st and it looks like lakes will be ice covered.
This is NOT Global Warming.
It's Global Cooling!
Why don't you back that "abnormal" claim up with some real numbers? Or do you just say whatever shit comes into your little pea-brain?

Like global cooling...LOL, what a loser.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35154 Apr 15, 2013
Obama-Hoodwinked-YOU wrote:
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3 feet of snow is abnormal.
Open water fishing starts May 1st and it looks like lakes will be ice covered.
This is NOT Global Warming.
It's Global Cooling!
Didn't I say this was to be expected with global warming. Yes,it might be abnormal. The air is holding more moisture because of warming.

You never learned what causes snow, did you?
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#35155 Apr 15, 2013
hoodwinking post wrote:
3 feet of snow is abnormal. This is NOT Global Warming.It's Global Cooling!
With extra energy retained by man-made GHGs, feedbacks, & 2 & 3 stage feedbacks, warm fronts have warmed the NP. Simultaneously, the extra energy sends cold Arctic fronts to the south, cooling off your beans.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#35156 Apr 15, 2013
litesong wrote:
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With extra energy retained by man-made GHGs, feedbacks, & 2 & 3 stage feedbacks, warm fronts have warmed the NP. Simultaneously, the extra energy sends cold Arctic fronts to the south, cooling off your beans.
In a picture:

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/nma...
Muddy

Big Stone Gap, VA

#35157 Apr 16, 2013
Jugdish wrote:
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Remember the Population Explosion? By now, there were supposed to be so many people on Earth all sorts of dire things were to happen. What happened with that? Why don't we talk about the Population Explosion anymore?
Uh...dire things have happened!!! Food shortages, starvation, famine, unsutainable growth!! Idiot....

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#35158 Apr 16, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Distorted version of what I said, but essentially true. Predictive modeling is a real thing, Brainless, and is used in many fields.
True, but not in climatology or any purely descriptive field.

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tha Professor wrote:
For example, a criminologist will use criminal behavior to predict what a criminal will do in the future, so that he can be caught.
Criminology is a descriptive field of science. Predicting criminal behavior predates criminology.

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tha Professor wrote:
Simple examination of trends will show businesses their pattern of growth and development, and predict what will happen if they choose one course of action over another.
Leaders select one course over another; they use experimental tests or they make a guess. Trends only show you what happened during a specific period in the past, not what's happening in the future.

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tha Professor wrote:
I'm surprised indeed that such a "scientist" as yourself isn't familiar with this sort of activity, and chooses instead to mock it in a childish way. Hardly very intellectual of you, is it? Hmmm?
Where experimental tests are impossible, most computer models are bogus. A criminologist might predict the perpetrator's DNA is on the handle of a knife and only an experiment can test that forecast.
The Iron Dictator

Podgorica, Montenegro

#35160 Apr 16, 2013
Global Warning is Jewish-Globalist Mith.
UN-George Soros lies..........

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#35161 Apr 16, 2013
You do realize that a lot of farms in the upper mid-west have tunnels built from the house to the barn. Some of those farms have been around a long time. w why would they have a tunnel from the house to the barn?
Muddy

Big Stone Gap, VA

#35162 Apr 16, 2013
The Iron Dictator wrote:
Global Warning is Jewish-Globalist Mith.
UN-George Soros lies..........
Sieg Heil?

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