Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 59509 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

Cibolo, TX

#33647 Jan 18, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
The Ice age never happened.
Sure hs every time "pinheadlitesout" walloped10 and spaced out spacedoutblues run there scientific science fiction useless babble.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#33648 Jan 18, 2013
tina anne wrote:
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Which would of happened if man existed or not. After all, the earth has been warming since the end of the last ice age.
Hmmm, So you don't believe that burning mega tons of fossil fuels does not add CO2 to the atmosphere. Poor thing.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33649 Jan 18, 2013
News flash tina will be spanking the bozo soon real soon.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#33650 Jan 18, 2013
PHD wrote:
News flash tina will be spanking the bozo soon real soon.
tina is my friend. She really likes me.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33651 Jan 18, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
tina is my friend. She really likes me.
OK that would be a good thing that you do have a friend. Are you sure you aren't looking forward to a good spanking?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#33652 Jan 18, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>OK that would be a good thing that you do have a friend. Are you sure you aren't looking forward to a good spanking?
Do you have a friend? Do you want one?
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33653 Jan 18, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you have a friend? Do you want one?
Many and more accumulated daily.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#33654 Jan 18, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Many and more accumulated daily.
Am I your friend?
SpaceBlues

United States

#33655 Jan 18, 2013
LOL. The troll fainted over that question.
SpaceBlues

United States

#33656 Jan 18, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
The Ice age never happened.
It's not always about you.
SpaceBlues

United States

#33657 Jan 18, 2013
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel wrote:
The Polar Bears people! We need to save the Polar Bears!!!
OK. Let's save them.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#33658 Jan 18, 2013
tina anne wrote:
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Which would of happened if man existed or not. After all, the earth has been warming since the end of the last ice age.
You are incorrect. The optimum of the current interglacial was approximately 5000 to 9000 years ago. We have been on a COOLING trend since then, as others have also shown you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interglacial

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Holocene_Te...

If humans hadn't started pouring carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in the 1800s, the Little Ice Age might still be with us today. We may have arrested the slow slide into another ice age, but we've overshot & have emitted WAY too much carbon into the atmosphere.

BTW, it's "...would HAVE happened..." or "...would'VE happened..." - not "...would OF..."
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33659 Jan 19, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Am I your friend?
No sorry you still don't have one.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#33660 Jan 19, 2013
SpacedoutBlues wrote:
LOL. I the troll fainted over that question.
Well pick your---self up and try again.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#33661 Jan 19, 2013
Space Station To Test $17 Million Inflatable Room

NASA will use Bigelow's Expandable Activity Module to determine the potential benefits of inflatables for exploration and commercial space work.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#33662 Jan 19, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>No sorry you still don't have one.
Then it still looks like you don't have one.
SpaceBlues

United States

#33663 Jan 19, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Then it still looks like you[, troll] don't have one.
True. Remember it's a talentless troll bent on denial.

Look at the matrix of

http://okiefunk.com/node/1191

.:-]
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#33664 Jan 19, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>True. Remember it's a talentless troll bent on denial.
Look at the matrix of
http://okiefunk.com/node/1191
.:-]
A noble attempt at rational argument.

Unfortunately, his argument founders on a false premise - the assumption that there is in fact a set of practical, affordable, politically feasible "actions" that can be taken in a meaningful timeframe and that will actually make any real difference in the future global average temperature trajectory.

This premise is most definitely not proven, rendering his left-hand column strategy specious.

This introduces a third column to his matrix - the response strategy labelled "we have already irretrievably screwed the pooch - so buy lots of seed, ammo reloading components, and property on Baffin Island." Which can be readily seen by inspection to deliver the best outcome over the other two competing strategies - for those savvy individuals who so choose, if the "Act NOW!!" strategy is in fact spurious.

If the AGW jihadists are mistaken, we avoid all the death, disease, and economic consequences of foolishly mis-allocated economic resources under the "act" column - smiley face.

If the AGW jihadists are correct, but all the panicked action actually delivers no significant relief from GCC, then the results are no worse than the other strategies deliver.

(Alaska or real estate on the Northwest passage will do just as nicely. See y'all at the beach!!)
SpaceBlues

United States

#33665 Jan 19, 2013
Huh, yours is not a noble attempt at communication. Your ilk fears "a set of practical, affordable, politically feasible 'actions' that can be taken in a meaningful timeframe and that will actually make any real difference in the future global average temperature trajectory."

We can assume that you never choose column A because it's on the "left-hand." In matrix algebra, it's the first column, seriously.

As to the Baffin idea, it's a great one if you like it cold and under water.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#33666 Jan 19, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
A noble attempt at rational argument.
Unfortunately, his argument founders on a false premise - the assumption that there is in fact a set of practical, affordable, politically feasible "actions" that can be taken in a meaningful timeframe and that will actually make any real difference in the future global average temperature trajectory.
This premise is most definitely not proven, rendering his left-hand column strategy specious.
This introduces a third column to his matrix - the response strategy labelled "we have already irretrievably screwed the pooch - so buy lots of seed, ammo reloading components, and property on Baffin Island." Which can be readily seen by inspection to deliver the best outcome over the other two competing strategies - for those savvy individuals who so choose, if the "Act NOW!!" strategy is in fact spurious.
If the AGW jihadists are mistaken, we avoid all the death, disease, and economic consequences of foolishly mis-allocated economic resources under the "act" column - smiley face.
If the AGW jihadists are correct, but all the panicked action actually delivers no significant relief from GCC, then the results are no worse than the other strategies deliver.
(Alaska or real estate on the Northwest passage will do just as nicely. See y'all at the beach!!)
How would you know?

Everything you've posted here is based on some lazy strawman arguments you picked up from stupid newspaper stories or blogs.

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