Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 62301 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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SpaceBlues

United States

#42942 Jan 27, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
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A grass-roots effort to break all the thermometers of the past?
Don't know, seriously.

Gossip is cheap but recorded measurements are not in their hands. Past tobacco fight was similar in a sense because cancer takes about three decades to be diagnosed.

Wasn't it the courts that put the nails on the tobacco lobby's coffin? Courts are the focus again.
SpaceBlues

United States

#42943 Jan 27, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>To another poster:

You have no information, just a longing for the good old days and a deep fear of the new.
Is it not hilarious that these deniers don't know history? Those were the bad ol' days, really.

The civil war, racism, earthquakes, hurricanes, depression, world wars,.. Heck the automobil and telephone barely started a century ago and took a long time to become available to the common people.

Aww did his great grandfather get paid or not?
SpaceBlues

United States

#42944 Jan 27, 2014
-Sprocket- wrote:
bunch of skito's and whack jobs
How old are you?

No school today?
Breaking

Corona Del Mar, CA

#42945 Jan 27, 2014
"This is serious business"
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The Earth's protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns

Experts believe we're currently overdue a flip, but they're unsure when this could occur.

If a switch happens, we would be exposed to solar winds capable of punching holes into the ozone layer.

The impact could be devastating for mankind, knocking out power grids, radically changing Earth’s climate and driving up rates of cancer.

‘This is serious business’, Richard Holme, Professor of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences at Liverpool University told MailOnline.‘Imagine for a moment your electrical power supply was knocked out for a few months – very little works without electricity these days.’

The Earth's climate would change drastically. In fact, a recent Danish study believes global warming is directly related to the magnetic field rather than CO2 emissions.

The study claimed that the planet is experiencing a natural period of low cloud cover due to fewer cosmic rays entering the atmosphere.
litesong

Everett, WA

#42946 Jan 27, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
No school today?
Of course not. It probably joined the nine touched, toxic topix AGW deniers who have no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc because they quit before getting a hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
litesong

Everett, WA

#42947 Jan 27, 2014
Breaking wrote:
a recent Danish study believes global warming is directly related to the magnetic field rather than CO2 emissions.
Study led by Henrik Svensmark, long time toxic AGW denier, who grabs anything that comes along to throw against AGW.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42948 Jan 27, 2014
Breaking wrote:
"This is serious business"
==========
The Earth's protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns
Experts believe we're currently overdue a flip, but they're unsure when this could occur.
If a switch happens, we would be exposed to solar winds capable of punching holes into the ozone layer..........
.
I was wondering how long it would take before we got a pole shift post as another reason for climate change. I mean deniers love to grab hold of anything they can that points the finger away from man.

Those poor ole climate scientists can't think of everything, but a blog from some ringer can change the world with a genius theory.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42949 Jan 27, 2014
While we are quoting every right wing source disputing global warming based on opinions not fact. Then I thought it would be nice to post a survey on how right wingers think.

Daily Mail:

"Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says study
Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people "
'Cognitive abilities are critical in forming impressions of other people and in being open minded,' say the researchers.
'Individuals with lower cognitive abilities may gravitate towards more socially conservative right-wing ideologies that maintain the status quo.
'It provides a sense of order.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...
SpaceBlues

United States

#42950 Jan 27, 2014
Breaking wrote:
"This is serious business"
==========
The Earth's protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns
Experts believe we're currently overdue a flip, but they're unsure when this could occur.
If a switch happens, we would be exposed to solar winds capable of punching holes into the ozone layer.
The impact could be devastating for mankind, knocking out power grids, radically changing Earth’s climate and driving up rates of cancer.
‘This is serious business’, Richard Holme, Professor of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences at Liverpool University told MailOnline.‘Imagine for a moment your electrical power supply was knocked out for a few months – very little works without electricity these days.’
The Earth's climate would change drastically. In fact, a recent Danish study believes global warming is directly related to the magnetic field rather than CO2 emissions.
The study claimed that the planet is experiencing a natural period of low cloud cover due to fewer cosmic rays entering the atmosphere.
This should help with your confusion:

Finally, a paper published last month in Geophysical Research Letters compared measurements of cosmic rays and cloud cover changes, and found no detectable connection between the two. This study is consistent with many previous papers finding that cosmic rays are not effective at seeding clouds. Likewise, in the CERN CLOUD experiments, Almeida et al.(2013) found


"ionising radiation such as the cosmic radiation that bombards the atmosphere from space has negligible influence on the formation rates of these particular aerosols [that form clouds]"

Thus every step in the galactic cosmic ray-climate hypothesis is fraught with problems. Evidence suggests that cosmic rays are not effective at seeding clouds. Solar activity has been flat, and even slightly downwards over the past few decades. Galactic cosmic ray flux on Earth has been flat, even slightly upwards over the past few decades. 2009, which saw a record number of cosmic rays reaching Earth (meaning it should have been cold), was the 5th-hottest year on record at the time.

This failed hypothesis offers a stark contrast to the overwhelming consensus that our greenhouse gas emissions are driving warming. The latter is supported by solid, well-understood fundamental physics. We know that increasing the greenhouse effect causes more energy to be trapped on Earth, and that energy has to go somewhere. The observed pattern of warming is precisely what we expect to see from an increased greenhouse effect, for example with the 'fingerprint' of a cooling upper atmosphere due to more heat being trapped in the lower atmosphere.[skepticalscience]
SpaceBlues

United States

#42952 Jan 27, 2014
-Sprocket- wrote:
<quoted text>I'm old enouhh to spot a skitzo.. School was over years ago... I'm justafied and Bonified. Bugger off freak
So you dropped out!

Your post is incorrect in English language. Are you planning to educate yourself?
litesong

Everett, WA

#42954 Jan 27, 2014
sprunked wrote:
.....enouhh ..... School was over years ago... justafied and Bonified.
Your spelling & your mental state shows that you should have stayed in school.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#42955 Jan 27, 2014
Breaking wrote:
"This is serious business"
==========
The Earth's protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns
Experts believe we're currently overdue a flip, but they're unsure when this could occur.
If a switch happens, we would be exposed to solar winds capable of punching holes into the ozone layer.
The impact could be devastating for mankind, knocking out power grids, radically changing Earth’s climate and driving up rates of cancer.
‘This is serious business’,
Armageddon science.

Magnetic reversals take one to 10,000 years to complete. Your computer wouldn't notice, and neither would you, being dead.4827
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#42956 Jan 28, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Armageddon science.
Magnetic reversals take one to 10,000 years to complete. Your computer wouldn't notice, and neither would you, being dead.4827
Getting too excited about squashing a nutjob leads to typos.

Should be, "Magnetic reversals take one thousand to 10,000 years to complete."

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#42957 Jan 28, 2014
horsecrud

Zion, IL

#42959 Jan 28, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no information, just a longing for the good old days and a deep fear of the new.
oh I got plenty of info all ya gotta do is read back on this forum to find out that when you globots get shown up you start callin names and claiming your levels of intelligence it's pretty funny actually can't wait for your response

Horsecrud
SpaceBlues

United States

#42960 Jan 28, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
http://www.realclimate.org/ind ex.php/archives/2014/01/global -temperature-2013/
Where is all that cooling?
And every one should understand this graph's meaning:

http://www.scilogs.de/klimalounge/files/giste...

One can see the effects of La Nina and Le Nino years regardless as far as the global warming is concerned..
SpaceBlues

United States

#42961 Jan 28, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Getting too excited about squashing a nutjob leads to typos.
Should be, "Magnetic reversals take one thousand to 10,000 years to complete."
Nutjobs didn't even notice a thing. LOL.

Those magnetic reversals are discussed well in Wikipedia.. A short extract:

A geomagnetic reversal is a change in the Earth's magnetic field such that the positions of magnetic north and magnetic south are interchanged. The Earth's field has alternated between periods of normal polarity, in which the direction of the field was the same as the present direction, and reverse polarity, in which the field was the opposite. These periods are called chrons. The time spans of chrons are randomly distributed with most being between 0.1 and 1 million years[ with an average of 450,000 years. Most reversals are estimated to take between 1,000 and 10,000 years. The latest one, the Brunhes–Matuyama reversal, occurred 780,000 years ago. A brief complete reversal, known as the Laschamp event, occurred only 41,000 years ago during the last glacial period. That reversal lasted only about 440 years with the actual change of polarity lasting around 250 years. During this change the strength of the magnetic field dropped to 5% of its present strength. Brief disruptions that do not result in reversal are called geomagnetic excursions..[Wikipedia]
Los Angeles

Corona Del Mar, CA

#42962 Jan 28, 2014
Enact FULLY the Kyoto Protocols before it's too late. Write your congressman. TWICE.

You want the Statue of Liberty under water? Well do you?



The film's scientific adviser was Dr. Michael Molitor, a leading climate change consultant who worked as a negotiator on the Kyoto Protocol.
Southern Ohio

Corona Del Mar, CA

#42963 Jan 28, 2014
It's cold.

The U.S. Department of Commerce said the Ohio River at Cincinnati has frozen 14 times since 1874, the last two being 1977 and 1978.

The river also froze during the winters of 1904-1905, 1917-1919 and 1940.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#42964 Jan 28, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>And every one should understand this graph's meaning:
http://www.scilogs.de/klimalounge/files/giste...
One can see the effects of La Nina and Le Nino years regardless as far as the global warming is concerned..
I really think most understand but just do not want to admit it. The Republican way of the past few years has been to repeat and repeat their falsehoods until prejudiced folks accept it as truth. Admitting errors is perceived as a weakness by them.

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