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There are 61482 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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No Warming

Athens, OH

#39325 Sep 17, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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The prediction is for 2014, so it hasn't failed yet.
The fact that Met Office revised their own forecast is a strong indication of failure.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#39326 Sep 17, 2013
kristy wrote:
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No idiot. You are comparing the wrong charts. Compare the 2 charts that have the same heading:
GREAT WEATHER CATASTROPHES: The ones that have 3 colors to each bar with the legend that states: Meteorological events, hydrological events, and climatological events. The first one is on the 350.org website and then you compare it to the chart on the Tamino website. So you are just too stupid to understand what charts to compare. Why do you think I listed 2 different sites?
http://350orbust.com/2010/03/01/icebergs-ice-...
http://tamino.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/catast...
Yes, idiot, one graph covers 60 years. The other covers 30 years.

Don't you think 30 years more data would make a difference in the height of the bars?
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39327 Sep 17, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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Yes, idiot, one graph covers 60 years. The other covers 30 years.
Don't you think 30 years more data would make a difference in the height of the bars?
Please explain your logic....I picked the year 1993 in both charts. In the first chart 1993 had 1400 weather events, in the 2nd chart it was down to 600. So tell me how by starting at 1980 instead of 1950, the year 1993 had 800 less extreme weather events.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#39328 Sep 17, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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What can I say? You obviously can't read.
It's always these crooked scientists. But not everybody is like you, boy. Dishonest and dumb.
And this ain't the first study to show that the scientific consensus on global warming is in the 90th+ percentile.
I'll explain it in Mississippi terms. I'll even use caps where they belong since that usually seems to stump you people.

Science doesn't dispute that climate has been changing, nor do I for that matter.

LOL...

Where you fail with honesty....or either you're dumb.....science hasn't shown that it's man's use of fossil fuels that have caused climate change.

Some say it could....some say it might....some say the evidence indicates. Show me ONE scientist who can quantitatively show that man made CO2 is definitively responsible for impacting the climate (ONE WAY OR THE OTHER!!!).
The only people making those claims and conclusions are dolts like you. Find one scientist who claims to back up what you people claim with the degree of certainty you religious fanatics spout. Please?

Crooks are everywhere......even on Topix, you liberty thief.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#39329 Sep 17, 2013
kristy wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain your logic....I picked the year 1993 in both charts. In the first chart 1993 had 1400 weather events, in the 2nd chart it was down to 600. So tell me how by starting at 1980 instead of 1950, the year 1993 had 800 less extreme weather events.
uh, les see...

Thirty fewer years? A difference in the size of the catastrophes, maybe?

G....sus!
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#39330 Sep 17, 2013
kristy wrote:
<quoted text>
Please explain your logic....I picked the year 1993 in both charts. In the first chart 1993 had 1400 weather events, in the 2nd chart it was down to 600. So tell me how by starting at 1980 instead of 1950, the year 1993 had 800 less extreme weather events.
1400? Really? Did you mean 14?

Or are YOU trying to change the facts?
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39331 Sep 17, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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1400? Really? Did you mean 14?
Or are YOU trying to change the facts?
OMG, I'm dealing with dumber and dumber. So by the way you read charts, the year 2009 only had 3 extreme weather events the entire year.
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39332 Sep 17, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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uh, les see...
Thirty fewer years? A difference in the size of the catastrophes, maybe?
G....sus!
Again, dumb and dumber. How do the amount of weather events in a single year change whether you start the chart at 1950 or 1980? What if I started the 1980 chart in 1990. Would that change the amount of weather events in 2010 or would the amount stay the same? If it changes, how come?
SpaceBlues

United States

#39333 Sep 17, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>I'll explain it in Mississippi terms. I'll even use caps where they belong since that usually seems to stump you people.
Science doesn't dispute that climate has been changing, nor do I for that matter.
LOL...
Where you fail with honesty....or either you're dumb.....science hasn't shown that it's man's use of fossil fuels that have caused climate change.
Some say it could....some say it might....some say the evidence indicates. Show me ONE scientist who can quantitatively show that man made CO2 is definitively responsible for impacting the climate (ONE WAY OR THE OTHER!!!).
The only people making those claims and conclusions are dolts like you. Find one scientist who claims to back up what you people claim with the degree of certainty you religious fanatics spout. Please?
Crooks are everywhere......even on Topix, you liberty thief.
It is convenient for you to ignore the daily manmade CO2 emissions of 90 million tons, HUH.

That's both quantitatively and definitely manmade. In terms of energy content, that adds up to 400,000 hiroshima's, DUH!

Elizabeth O'Bagy must be related to you, LOL.
SpaceBlues

United States

#39334 Sep 17, 2013
No Warming wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact that Met Office revised their own forecast is a strong indication of failure.
Why?

Remember you are not qualified to judge. If you have a better forecast, publish it where Met Office does. Nuff said, DUH!
SpaceBlues

United States

#39335 Sep 17, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
global warming deniers
coal company shills
oil empire cheerleaders
climate science morons
sans science morons?
forecast beggers?
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#39336 Sep 17, 2013
kristy wrote:
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Again, dumb and dumber. How do the amount of weather events in a single year change whether you start the chart at 1950 or 1980? What if I started the 1980 chart in 1990. Would that change the amount of weather events in 2010 or would the amount stay the same? If it changes, how come?
On the 1950-2009 graph, there are 14 great weather events for 1993. FOURTEEN!

On the Weather Catastrophes Worldwide graph, there are 600 for 1993. SIX HUNDRED!

Obviously, Dumbest, the two charts are not comparable, unless you want to deny that they show 1993 catastrophes increasing from 14 to 600.

No wonder I couldn't follow your reasoning. You don't have any!

The two charts have different names. The Y axis is graded differently. They cover different time periods.

How the bars could change using different numbers of years or time periods is exemplified by Hurricane Camille was once number one before 2005. It became #2 following Katrina. Extend the chart to 2012 and you pick up Sandy, which is now #1 (I think), making the other two fade back. As the years go on and the storms get stronger, Camille may drop off the chart at some distant date.

I'm not going to explain this to your dumbass again. Just try to remember that 600 is more than 14.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#39337 Sep 17, 2013
kristy wrote:
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OMG, I'm dealing with dumber and dumber. So by the way you read charts, the year 2009 only had 3 extreme weather events the entire year.
You started off comparing two completely different graphs and then wonder why the numbers have changed.

DUH. DUH-MASS!
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#39338 Sep 17, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>I'll explain it in Mississippi terms. I'll even use caps where they belong since that usually seems to stump you people.
Science doesn't dispute that climate has been changing, nor do I for that matter.
LOL...
Where you fail with honesty....or either you're dumb.....science hasn't shown that it's man's use of fossil fuels that have caused climate change.
Some say it could....some say it might....some say the evidence indicates. Show me ONE scientist who can quantitatively show that man made CO2 is definitively responsible for impacting the climate (ONE WAY OR THE OTHER!!!).
The only people making those claims and conclusions are dolts like you. Find one scientist who claims to back up what you people claim with the degree of certainty you religious fanatics spout. Please?
Crooks are everywhere......even on Topix, you liberty thief.
How far back should I go? I guess Callendar is good enough. Look him up.
kristy

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#39340 Sep 17, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
On the 1950-2009 graph, there are 14 great weather events for 1993. FOURTEEN!
On the Weather Catastrophes Worldwide graph, there are 600 for 1993. SIX HUNDRED!
Obviously, Dumbest, the two charts are not comparable, unless you want to deny that they show 1993 catastrophes increasing from 14 to 600.
No wonder I couldn't follow your reasoning. You don't have any!
The two charts have different names. The Y axis is graded differently. They cover different time periods.
How the bars could change using different numbers of years or time periods is exemplified by Hurricane Camille was once number one before 2005. It became #2 following Katrina. Extend the chart to 2012 and you pick up Sandy, which is now #1 (I think), making the other two fade back. As the years go on and the storms get stronger, Camille may drop off the chart at some distant date.
I'm not going to explain this to your dumbass again. Just try to remember that 600 is more than 14.
I seriously can't believe you are this stupid. The Y axis is in 100's. So when you see a 2 that means 200. When you see a 3 that means 300 and so on and so forth and when you see 14 that means 1400. Do you really believe that from 1950 to 2009, not one year had more than 14 combined storms, floods, droughts, extreme temperatures, hurricanes, and forest fires worldwide? The only difference between the y axis in the 1950-2009 chart and the 1980 to 2011 chart is that the 1980-2011 chart actually says 200, 300, etc. Where do you get that a storm drops off the chart. These charts are just counts of weather events for insurance companies. Why would they drop off storms? How would that help the insurance company determine how many storms there have been in the past compared to the present? So it has been changed as their prior chart had a 1400 count of combined storms, floods, droughts, extreme temperatures, hurricanes and forest fires and then in their new chart it dropped to 600. You really have no critical thinking skills if you think this chart showed at most 14 extreme weather events in any one year from 1950 to 2009.
B as in B S as in S

Eden Prairie, MN

#39341 Sep 17, 2013
kristy wrote:
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I seriously can't believe you are this stupid. The Y axis is in 100's. So when you see a 2 that means 200. When you see a 3 that means 300 and so on and so forth and when you see 14 that means 1400. Do you really believe that from 1950 to 2009, not one year had more than 14 combined storms, floods, droughts, extreme temperatures, hurricanes, and forest fires worldwide? The only difference between the y axis in the 1950-2009 chart and the 1980 to 2011 chart is that the 1980-2011 chart actually says 200, 300, etc. Where do you get that a storm drops off the chart. These charts are just counts of weather events for insurance companies. Why would they drop off storms? How would that help the insurance company determine how many storms there have been in the past compared to the present? So it has been changed as their prior chart had a 1400 count of combined storms, floods, droughts, extreme temperatures, hurricanes and forest fires and then in their new chart it dropped to 600. You really have no critical thinking skills if you think this chart showed at most 14 extreme weather events in any one year from 1950 to 2009.
The question and explanations in behalf of our friend from Mississippi are clear and articulate. Perhaps we are observing an extreme case of "Cognitive Avoidance".

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39342 Sep 17, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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"Decadal climate prediction is immature, and uncertainties in future forcings, model responses to forcings, or initialisation shocks could easily cause large errors in forecasts."
Translation: We can't get the short term right, but we're positive about the long term. Keep sending the checks.
A warmist,'Get out of jail free' card.
LOL
The only thing worse than the scientific projections are the "sceptic" projections:

http://www.skepticalscience.com/pics/1_Projec...

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39343 Sep 17, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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1400? Really? Did you mean 14?
Or are YOU trying to change the facts?
It's those big clown feet again.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39344 Sep 17, 2013
No Warming wrote:
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The fact that Met Office revised their own forecast is a strong indication of failure.
The only forecasts that have failed more are those of the "sceptics".

http://www.skepticalscience.com/pics/1_Projec...

So who are you going to believe about the future?
Mothra

United States

#39345 Sep 17, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
The only thing worse than the scientific projections are the "sceptic" projections:
http://www.skepticalscience.com/pics/1_Projec...
\

Wrong again.

It's always worse to cite skepticalscience.

LOL

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