Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 58880 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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PHD

Thornton, TX

#34852 Apr 1, 2013
The above scientific science fiction posers.They use scare tactics to support their evil aganda. Follow the money.
p dantz

Portage, MI

#34853 Apr 1, 2013
dekajed wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07 /30/opinion/the-conversion-of- a-climate-change-skeptic.html? pagewanted=all&_r=0
If you can read, read this. I know it's the NYTimes a notoriously left/right wing rag. All lies because it's not funded by Chevron.
no but its owned by the same banks and they are in the same special club chevron is in. Its called the c.f.r. and they publicly state they try to meet with many other big corporations to try to cherry pick the news to "shape" public opinion of foreign policy. Many member corporations are not american. Many big money beltway politicians are also members. Just saying that they all meet together!
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#34854 Apr 1, 2013
PHD

Thornton, TX

#34855 Apr 1, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
So prove it with your peer reviewed published work.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#34856 Apr 1, 2013
Teddy-are is big-hater aka unready-watt aka troll-bot.

But why?
PHD

Thornton, TX

#34857 Apr 1, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
Teddy-are is big-hater aka unready-watt aka troll-bot.
But why?
So you can prove it with your peer reviewed published work.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#34858 Apr 1, 2013
"fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' flops:
diarrhea.......
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litesong wrote:
Can't be nice, if any AGW advocate wants to tell the truth about 'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend'.
'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' can't ask a proper scientific question because it never had science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc in its poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa. Of course,'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' never had any other science or mathematics training.
At least,'brian_g stumble butt dumpster diver' tried math calculations, tho only a few attempts ended in errors of 1 million TIMES, 1000 TIMES, 3000 TIMES & 73 million TIMES.'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' has never attempted math calculations, which prove that its proficiency in math is worse than that of 'brian_g stumble butt dumpster diver'.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#34859 Apr 1, 2013
Reddy Kilowatt wrote:
<quoted text>
A pretty self-righteous lecture from someone who is standing in the way by their own inaction and hand-wringing of replacing all US carbon-fueled base load electric power generation with modern nuclear - the ONLY available strategy that bends the carbon curve down meaningfully in the immediate short-term.
Excuse me?

You think I'm anti-nuke? Guess again. I've only tried to get you to be realistic about politics & lead times.

Yes, we do need modern nuclear plants - but that will take time. In the meantime, conservation is faster.

Right now, the barriers to nuclear are financial. No utility wants to commit to building a plant if they can't predict the market 20 years from now. It'd require leadership. Also a carbon tax to get people to understand the TRUE cost of burning Ffs.
PHD

Thornton, TX

#34860 Apr 2, 2013
litesong wrote:
"fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' flops:
diarrhea.......
//////////
litesong wrote:
Can't be nice, if any AGW advocate wants to tell the truth about 'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend'.
'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' can't ask a proper scientific question because it never had science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc in its poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa. Of course,'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' never had any other science or mathematics training.
At least,'brian_g stumble butt dumpster diver' tried math calculations, tho only a few attempts ended in errors of 1 million TIMES, 1000 TIMES, 3000 TIMES & 73 million TIMES.'fetid feces face flip flopper fiend' has never attempted math calculations, which prove that its proficiency in math is worse than that of 'brian_g stumble butt dumpster diver'.
More and More Diarrheas from the “pinheadlitesout”.

“EnvironMENTAList ”

Since: Feb 07

Near Detroit

#34861 Apr 2, 2013
Just look how pathetic you doomers are now:
*Occupywallstreet does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded carbon trading stock markets ruled by corporations and trustworthy politicians.
*Obama has not mentioned the crisis in the last two State of the Unions addresses.
*In all of the debates Obama hadn’t planned to mention climate change once.
*Julian Assange is of course a climate change denier.
*Canada killed Y2Kyoto with a freely elected climate change denying prime minister and nobody cared, especially the millions of scientists warning us of unstoppable warming (a comet hit).

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#34862 Apr 2, 2013
HomoSapiensLaptopicus wrote:
..EDITED....
Right now, the barriers to nuclear are financial. No utility wants to commit to building a plant if they can't predict the market 20 years from now. It'd require leadership....EDITED....
And the need to explain to people how Chernobyl and Fukushima were just flukey accidents and it 'can't happen here'.....:(

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#34863 Apr 2, 2013
mememine69 wrote:
Just look how pathetic you doomers are now:
*Occupywallstreet does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded carbon trading stock markets ruled by corporations and trustworthy politicians.
*Obama has not mentioned the crisis in the last two State of the Unions addresses.
*In all of the debates Obama hadn’t planned to mention climate change once.
*Julian Assange is of course a climate change denier.
*Canada killed Y2Kyoto with a freely elected climate change denying prime minister and nobody cared, especially the millions of scientists warning us of unstoppable warming (a comet hit).
It won't matter until it's too late, then scumbags like you will be crying your eyes out and blaming scientists and government for doing nothing.

That'll be the ONE funny thing about runaway global warming...
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#34864 Apr 2, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
And the need to explain to people how Chernobyl and Fukushima were just flukey accidents and it 'can't happen here'.....:(
Well-said.

Poster unready-nanowatt praises a nonexistent "modern" reactor with unknown safety record. He loves it so much that he lashes out at scientists for not agreeing with him.

LOL.
TrollBot

San Francisco, CA

#34865 Apr 2, 2013
SpaceCase wrote:
<quoted text>
(Another juvenile and content-free troll snipped)
Troll. Ignore.

"Helping ignore trolls until Topix lets you killfile the scum."
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#34866 Apr 2, 2013
HomoSapiensLaptopicus wrote:
<quoted text>
Excuse me?
You think I'm anti-nuke? Guess again. I've only tried to get you to be realistic about politics & lead times.
Yes, we do need modern nuclear plants - but that will take time. In the meantime, conservation is faster.
Right now, the barriers to nuclear are financial. No utility wants to commit to building a plant if they can't predict the market 20 years from now. It'd require leadership. Also a carbon tax to get people to understand the TRUE cost of burning Ffs.
And every source I've read (not connected to the nuclear industry), says it will cost more to decommission them (even inflation adjusted) than it did to bring them on line.

The latest word I heard about Fukishima was that it would take thirty years to clean it completely up.

How cheap is that?

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#34867 Apr 2, 2013
TrollBot wrote:
<quoted text>
Troll. Ignore.
"Helping ignore trolls until Topix lets you killfile the scum."
Thanks! Consider yourself ignored in future.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#34868 Apr 2, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
It won't matter until it's too late, then scumbags like you will be crying your eyes out and blaming scientists and government for doing nothing.
That'll be the ONE funny thing about runaway global warming...
where can we plug in our electric cars?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#34869 Apr 2, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
And the need to explain to people how Chernobyl and Fukushima were just flukey accidents and it 'can't happen here'.....:(
Well, they were flukey accidents. Fukushima was more disturbing, though, because the Japanese should have known better. "Tsunami" is a Japanese word, after all. The earthquake may have been their largest ever, but living next to a subduction zone, they should be prepared for very large quakes.

Remember, coal kills thousands of people annually between mining accidents, pollution, processing/transport, etc, etc. And that's not even considering its large carbon footprint, with all the future problems it will cause.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#34870 Apr 2, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
where can we plug in our electric cars?
Uranus

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#34871 Apr 2, 2013
HomoSapiensLaptopicus wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, they were flukey accidents. Fukushima was more disturbing, though, because the Japanese should have known better. "Tsunami" is a Japanese word, after all. The earthquake may have been their largest ever, but living next to a subduction zone, they should be prepared for very large quakes.
Remember, coal kills thousands of people annually between mining accidents, pollution, processing/transport, etc, etc. And that's not even considering its large carbon footprint, with all the future problems it will cause.
The problem is that ONE "flukey accident" in the nuclear industry terrifies, kills rapidly, kills slowly, and contaminates for long periods of time. I'm not defending coal, but the fact that coal pollutes doesn't justify the vastly expensive and dangerous technology involved in nuclear power, IMO.

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