Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 60144 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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#35398 Apr 26, 2013
al bore wrote:
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It doesnt stop al gore.
Anyway had Big Al won the Presidency as he should have done. Then there would have been no Iraq war and the money saved could have put solar panels on every American household. Not only that it would have save Billion$ on the over all debt. It's odd that all those from the right scream about the loss of Solyndra yet say nothing when Haliburton aka Chenney & co lose Billion$ that can't be accounted for during Iraq war. The sort of money that went missing then makes Solyndra look like pocket change. Yet nothing!
al bore

Oak Hill, WV

#35399 Apr 26, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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Anyway had Big Al won the Presidency as he should have done. Then there would have been no Iraq war and the money saved could have put solar panels on every American household. Not only that it would have save Billion$ on the over all debt. It's odd that all those from the right scream about the loss of Solyndra yet say nothing when Haliburton aka Chenney & co lose Billion$ that can't be accounted for during Iraq war. The sort of money that went missing then makes Solyndra look like pocket change. Yet nothing!
maybe this, maybe that, the facts are, the people did not want fat AL. And he is a charlatan. I know you kiss his picture daily but that is of no matter. Maybe you can send more money to barry to pay for his projects. By the way, how many solar cells and wind turbines are at your home?

Since: Jul 11

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#35400 Apr 27, 2013
al bore wrote:
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maybe this, maybe that, the facts are, the people did not want fat AL. And he is a charlatan. I know you kiss his picture daily but that is of no matter. Maybe you can send more money to barry to pay for his projects. By the way, how many solar cells and wind turbines are at your home?
Just so happens i do have solar hot water and solar electric panels feeding back into the grid. Not that it is anything big but at least cuts my energy use by a third which is a better return than having money sitting in the bank looking for interest earnings these days.
No hybrid cars as yet but if gov put a huge tax on gas then thats the way i would go as well. Its just a matter of time.

“EnvironMENTAList ”

Since: Feb 07

Near Detroit

#35401 Apr 27, 2013
Global warming wasn't cars and energy, it was a 28 year old death threat to billions of children and thankfully a tragic exaggeration. The rest of you fear mongers can join the neocons.

Where have you been:
*Occupywallstreet does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded carbon trading stock markets run by corporations.
You won’t find one single scientific paper that says a climate crisis from Human CO2 is eventual or inevitable or imminent or “will” happen.
You won’t find one IPCC warning NOT swimming in maybes.
You won’t find one scientist that has ever said a climate crisis from CO2 is as sure and as real as an asteroid hit is.
So climate change according to science is “real” but not as real as a comet hit is and that was good enough to condemn your own children?

Since: Mar 09

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#35402 Apr 27, 2013
Really wrote:
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It is ridiculous to think people caused global warming then, just as it is ridiculous that people caused the prior warming when there were no people around. So why did the sea level rise 390 feet, and the Nebraska glaciers melt, both at a faster rate than now?
That argument is like arguing that since CO2 has risen before when people were not on earth proves that people cannot cause CO2 to rise today.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35403 Apr 27, 2013
Really wrote:
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It is ridiculous to think people caused global warming then, just as it is ridiculous that people caused the prior warming when there were no people around. So why did the sea level rise 390 feet, and the Nebraska glaciers melt, both at a faster rate than now?
Look it up, dear.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35404 Apr 27, 2013
al bore wrote:
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It doesnt stop al gore.
Callender is the one you want to blame for global warming.
You're dating yourself.
He's the one who started it.
You let big Al run right over you.
You've been GORED!
SpaceBlues

United States

#35405 Apr 27, 2013
Really wrote:
There was a land bridge allowing people to walk to America, but since the sea level came up 390 feet, it is under water. There were glaciers all the way down into Nebraska. Research has shown that the first Americans caused the "faster than now" rise in sea level by having too many camp fires. It was an easy to prove since the camp fires were all the people had to increase CO2, and nothing else could of caused the sea level rise.
How old are you?

Did your mom tina write this?
SpaceBlues

United States

#35406 Apr 27, 2013
Really wrote:
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It is ridiculous to think people caused global warming then, just as it is ridiculous that people caused the prior warming when there were no people around. So why did the sea level rise 390 feet, and the Nebraska glaciers melt, both at a faster rate than now?
Did you move away from Norfolk, tina?

Paint your ceiling blue! hahaha

“Grow the power within yourself”

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Since: Feb 11

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#35407 Apr 27, 2013
Norse immigrant to Greenland froze to death and died off entirely in the 1300's after Erik The red took his people there to settle 300 years earlier. Yes, I know these am comfortable facts to globalist tax-hiking liars, but like all truths they only hurt the untruthful ones.
Dont drink the koolaid

Eden Prairie, MN

#35408 Apr 27, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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1. Global warming is happening now.
2. Global warming is not inevitably a catastrophe. The world could wise up and avoid the worst.
3. I predict, however, that it will be a catastrophe.
4. Now....
It is natural that the belief in a catastrophe makes people fearful. It is also typical that a person who is afraid responds emotionally at the cost of reason.

There are many people in politics and in science whose careers, reputations, even their life's work is at risk if they cannot convince people of deadly Mann Made Catastrophic Climate Change. Thus making these people afraid.

Yes, fear tends to strip away logic and reason. The evidence is presented daily on this and hundreds of other threads.

To demonstrate this point; observe the fight or flight reactions of the people who are afraid of Earth's climate.
Rather than use logic or reason they lash out in fear with insults.

Let the experiment begin...
litesong

Everett, WA

#35409 Apr 27, 2013
all bored wrote:
Polly wants a cracker.....
I knew Pauline who liked crackers.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#35410 Apr 27, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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The Rogue made a comment that Exxon was not one of the top ten oil corporations then went on to make statements about profits. I was only showing that Exxon was in fact one of the top ten in profits. The rest of your meandering is off the subject. Go ahead and buy whatever you like. Be cognizant that we may be approaching the big bubble in carbon investments.
Your list showed nothing - it's incomplete, as it does not include all the large State-owned enterprises (other than GazProm) that do make up the top 10 oil & gas companies, and whose profits are not reported publicly (and in fact are State secrets in many cases).

Rogue Scholar is correct.

And I take it you rate ExxonMobil stock as a "sell."

Since: Mar 09

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#35412 Apr 27, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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Your list showed nothing - it's incomplete, as it does not include all the large State-owned enterprises (other than GazProm) that do make up the top 10 oil & gas companies, and whose profits are not reported publicly (and in fact are State secrets in many cases).
Rogue Scholar is correct.
And I take it you rate ExxonMobil stock as a "sell."
If they are State secrets, then how can one say they are larger?

Since: Mar 09

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#35413 Apr 27, 2013
Dont drink the koolaid wrote:
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It is natural that the belief in a catastrophe makes people fearful. It is also typical that a person who is afraid responds emotionally at the cost of reason.
There are many people in politics and in science whose careers, reputations, even their life's work is at risk if they cannot convince people of deadly Mann Made Catastrophic Climate Change. Thus making these people afraid.
Yes, fear tends to strip away logic and reason. The evidence is presented daily on this and hundreds of other threads.
To demonstrate this point; observe the fight or flight reactions of the people who are afraid of Earth's climate.
Rather than use logic or reason they lash out in fear with insults.
Let the experiment begin...
The fear is that if we do anything about global warming, it will cause terrible economic repercussions and cause our lifestyles to revert to pre industrial levels. This is a real fear by many who attempt to deny the scientific evidence.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#35415 Apr 27, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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If they are State secrets, then how can one say they are larger?
PROFITS, amigo - not revenues. Their sales revenues are known. Their profits, which is the dirty word that seems to exercise you so much, are not. The Emir of Qatar, e.g., doesn't have to tell anybody that - and doesn't. There are only WAGs.

By their REVENUES, however - the only reliable measure we have, certainly ExxonMobil is not in the top 10.

Again, Rogue Scholar was and is correct on this.

Since: Mar 09

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#35416 Apr 27, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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PROFITS, amigo - not revenues. Their sales revenues are known. Their profits, which is the dirty word that seems to exercise you so much, are not. The Emir of Qatar, e.g., doesn't have to tell anybody that - and doesn't. There are only WAGs.
By their REVENUES, however - the only reliable measure we have, certainly ExxonMobil is not in the top 10.
Again, Rogue Scholar was and is correct on this.
Where do you get your information?

Here is a list of the largest corporations in the worls.
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global...
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35417 Apr 27, 2013
Dont drink the koolaid wrote:
<quoted text>
It is natural that the belief in a catastrophe makes people fearful. It is also typical that a person who is afraid responds emotionally at the cost of reason.
There are many people in politics and in science whose careers, reputations, even their life's work is at risk if they cannot convince people of deadly Mann Made Catastrophic Climate Change. Thus making these people afraid.
Yes, fear tends to strip away logic and reason. The evidence is presented daily on this and hundreds of other threads.
To demonstrate this point; observe the fight or flight reactions of the people who are afraid of Earth's climate.
Rather than use logic or reason they lash out in fear with insults.
Let the experiment begin...
I ain't afeared of the climate, I'm afeared of that there weather.

Two years ago today, the tornado that destroyed my house and killed my neighbors was pretty fearsome, an EF4. This is the 2nd anniversary of that super outbreak that killed and wrecked from Texas to Virginia. 565 killed? scores injured, towns flattened.

But we're not afraid of the weather so much as we respect it and are prepared for the next time, with a stronger house and a storm-safe room. Those we have because of my logic and my reason.

You should prepare too, in case the predictions come true.

PS. Our insults are reserved for the blind and dumb here, who cannot accept the scientific evidence. Are you itching to get on that list, too?
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35418 Apr 27, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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The fear is that if we do anything about global warming, it will cause terrible economic repercussions and cause our lifestyles to revert to pre industrial levels. This is a real fear by many who attempt to deny the scientific evidence.
And if we don't do anything about global warming, it may cause terrible economic repercussions and cause our lifestyles to revert to pre-industrial levels.

Since: Jul 11

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#35419 Apr 27, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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And if we don't do anything about global warming, it may cause terrible economic repercussions and cause our lifestyles to revert to pre-industrial levels.
Correct and these deniers keep posting the same lies from day one. Science by far has confirmed this is happening right now, its not coming, its HERE! All we can do now is try and control how bad it gets and these ppl still don't even want to attempt that.
The cost of protecting the environment can be as profitable as it is to destroy it. All that needs to change is a mindset that gives it the value it deserves.

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