Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 58863 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: Mar 09

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#39784 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
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Oh, so it's ok to beat up on Judith Curry, Roger Pielke, John Christy, Roy Spencer, Richard Lindzen, Sallie Baliunas, Willie Soon, Henrik Svensmark to name a few just because they don't agree with catastrophic AGW? Funny how you trash these people with blogs. Funny how you all take papers such as Trenberth's missing heat paper and treat it as if it were gospel when there is no agreement that the "missing heat" is the deep oceans or if there is even any missing heat. Funny how most of the time you all post opinion pieces instead of data as the reason people are in "denial."
Bottom line, the models did not predict a standstill at this point in time, the oceans and temperatures are not rising at an alarming rate. What we are seeing is what one would expect in a warming world coming out of the LIA. The only thing showing alarming rates of warming are the models which do not live up to the observations. That is fact.
I think Fair Game summarized it quite well. Some of these folks have been exposed several times. My question is, Why do you persist in saying these folks are right and that the establishment is wrong????

Since: Mar 09

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#39785 Sep 26, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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The problem exists? Really? Then why the free pass? C'mon... you're saying it's the science, they're saying it's the science. You might be doing something about it, but they sure as hell are not.
Rationalization my ass.
Hypocrisy is a better word.
Do your part, sit in the dark.
btw, who is whining? I'm asking.
Warmists just love to take digs at people when they're forced into an indefensible corner.
So predictable.
Still you rationalize. The old cop-out of saying that "no one" else is doing it, momma, why should I. It makes little difference if AL Gore lives in a cave or a mansion. What is important is that we study the effects of our activities and attempt to prevent future problems. Quit your whinnnnnnning. My part is to support the science and attempt to influence the political necessities needed to alleviate future problems where possible. My carbon footprint is smaller that average. Yes it could be smaller but I need to exist in the world as we have made it. We need new energy systems or find a method of reducing the effects of CO2 and other human activities. Yes, it is a political consideration. Big energy corporations by nature must resist any change that infringes upon their profits. To do so, they must discredit the science of global warming by any means.

Since: Jul 11

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#39786 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
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And OzRitz really loves China and admires their ability to control their people...He can overlook the corruption and human right violations because, you know, China is a country we should strive to emulate.
Rubbish, it was a comparison on their ability to get things done. Unlike this republican lead congress who would prefer to send the country bankrupt rather than pass a bill. If that is an prime example of democracy at work to the rest of those dictatorial regimes around the world, then they don't have much to worry about.

If you want to talk about being a hypocrite bringing Al Gore's name up all the time as if you expect him to be camped on a iceberg with a polar bear to have credibility. What about all those right wing evangelists who ask for donations to feed the poor, providing the poor are offshore 1000's of miles away. Do they live in a mud hut because I haven't seen too many Mother Theresa's amongst that lot except lots of limo's and mansions.

We will see what the report says today, and your lot can rant on about .5 of a degree air temp and ignore the ocean temps rise completely. Just as it always has been.
Mothra

United States

#39787 Sep 26, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Still you rationalize. The old cop-out of saying that "no one" else is doing it, momma, why should I. It makes little difference if AL Gore lives in a cave or a mansion. What is important is that we study the effects of our activities and attempt to prevent future problems. Quit your whinnnnnnning. My part is to support the science and attempt to influence the political necessities needed to alleviate future problems where possible. My carbon footprint is smaller that average. Yes it could be smaller but I need to exist in the world as we have made it. We need new energy systems or find a method of reducing the effects of CO2 and other human activities. Yes, it is a political consideration. Big energy corporations by nature must resist any change that infringes upon their profits. To do so, they must discredit the science of global warming by any means.
Still you dodge.

Why give ol' Al and the President a pass?
litesong

Everett, WA

#39788 Sep 26, 2013
rustykrusty wrote:
...... loves China and admires their ability to control their people...He can overlook the corruption and human right violations because, you know, China is a country we should strive to emulate.
Old re-pubic-lick-uns overlooked communist chinese murdering, torturing, & starving to death 100 million of their own BROTHERS, SISTERS, CHILDREN & BABIES, to make money on one-sided communist chinese trade. Glad you brought up this point, altho I've repeated it hundreds of times on topix forum threads.
litesong

Everett, WA

#39789 Sep 26, 2013
rustykrusty wrote:
IF the arctic sea ice made a recovery to 20th century levels........
.....enough btus would be released to freeze in excess of ~ 10,000 extra cubic kilometers of water than existed as of September 1, 2013. That'll cool lots of margaritas........but not enough for toxic topix AGW deniers
SpaceBlues

United States

#39790 Sep 26, 2013
NASA MAP [from yahoonews]

Want to know where people are most likely to die prematurely due to air pollution?

NASA recently recently released a map showing the average number of deaths per year per 1,000 square kilometers (385 square miles) that can be attributed to fine particle matter pollution.

Researchers compared pollution levels over a 150-year span, beginning in 1850 and ending in 2000. The dark brown areas on the map, shown prominently in Asia, India, Europe and parts of Africa, indicate locations with the highest rates of premature deaths due to air pollution.

Blue areas, as seen in the southeast United States and parts of South America, indicate areas that have seen air quality improve and the number of deaths due to air pollution decline.

Why are so many areas getting worse? According to NASA, that can be attributed to increased industrialization and urbanization. As to the areas in blue that have seen air quality improve from 1850 to 2000, researchers suggest that a decrease in biomass burning is the cause.

The research used to create the map comes from University of North Carolina professor Jason West. Published in Environmental Research Letters, the study estimated that roughly 2.1 million deaths per year could be attributed to fine particle matter pollution alone.

What's fine particle matter? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines it as "a complex mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets." Particle matter that is 10 micrometers in diameter or smaller is particularly worrisome "because those are the particles that generally pass through the throat and nose and enter the lungs," according to the EPA.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#39791 Sep 26, 2013
litesong wrote:
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Old re-pubic-lick-uns overlooked communist chinese murdering, torturing, & starving to death 100 million of their own BROTHERS, SISTERS, CHILDREN & BABIES, to make money on one-sided communist chinese trade. Glad you brought up this point, altho I've repeated it hundreds of times on topix forum threads.
hey, mullet, i assume that only republicans put the bad co2 into the atmosphere, huh?

you're so blindly partisan (which doesn't help your cause on a scientific thread) that you think republicans are to be blamed for china relations? were you tied up in a basement as a kid with your only communication coming from your pro-union democrat parents feeding you cat food at night?
psssst...you repeat a lot of things on topix! that might be the reason people don't often pay much attention to your crazy azz.

btw, what are you going to major in when you get out of the basement?

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#39792 Sep 26, 2013
litesong wrote:
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.....enough btus would be released to freeze in excess of ~ 10,000 extra cubic kilometers of water than existed as of September 1, 2013. That'll cool lots of margaritas........but not enough for toxic topix AGW deniers
you always talk about others not having math, science, pre calc, yada yada yada....

can you put arctic ice growth into margarita terms, mullet???

you dumb azz......people like you are the reason climate alarmists are mocked and laughed at by sane people.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#39793 Sep 26, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
NASA MAP [from yahoonews]
Want to know where people are most likely to die prematurely due to air pollution?
NASA recently recently released a map showing the average number of deaths per year per 1,000 square kilometers (385 square miles) that can be attributed to fine particle matter pollution.
Researchers compared pollution levels over a 150-year span, beginning in 1850 and ending in 2000. The dark brown areas on the map, shown prominently in Asia, India, Europe and parts of Africa, indicate locations with the highest rates of premature deaths due to air pollution.
Blue areas, as seen in the southeast United States and parts of South America, indicate areas that have seen air quality improve and the number of deaths due to air pollution decline.
Why are so many areas getting worse? According to NASA, that can be attributed to increased industrialization and urbanization. As to the areas in blue that have seen air quality improve from 1850 to 2000, researchers suggest that a decrease in biomass burning is the cause.
The research used to create the map comes from University of North Carolina professor Jason West. Published in Environmental Research Letters, the study estimated that roughly 2.1 million deaths per year could be attributed to fine particle matter pollution alone.
What's fine particle matter? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines it as "a complex mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets." Particle matter that is 10 micrometers in diameter or smaller is particularly worrisome "because those are the particles that generally pass through the throat and nose and enter the lungs," according to the EPA.
Al Gore is killing people. His carbon foot print is wiping out hundreds by the day, right?

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#39794 Sep 26, 2013
you people are so stupid....
litesong

Everett, WA

#39795 Sep 26, 2013
middleofthedownwronggully wrote:
....... were(sic) you tied up in a basement as a kid with....... your pro-union democrat parents.....
Ah..... another kid with its re-pubic-lick-un parents, who think trade with & sending all the jobs to communist china was AOK.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#39796 Sep 26, 2013
kristy wrote:
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So true in that they use fear to try to make believers. Science has no place in a belief that man is causing the destruction of Earth (Gaia).
Babblings of an idiot.

Tiresome. Worn completely out.

The fifth assessment will toast your ass.
litesong

Everett, WA

#39797 Sep 26, 2013
middleofthedownwronggully wrote:
.....can you put arctic ice growth into margarita terms
....people like you are the reason climate alarmists are mocked and laughed at by sane people.
You need sea ice in margarita terms? Summer is over...... its time for jiggers of tequila & bites of lime.....

Glad you don't understand, "in excess of ~10,000 cubic kilometers". It matches your lack of science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc for your poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#39798 Sep 26, 2013
litesong wrote:
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You need sea ice in margarita terms? Summer is over...... its time for jiggers of tequila & bites of lime.....
Glad you don't understand, "in excess of ~10,000 cubic kilometers". It matches your lack of science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc for your poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
well....i gave you an opportunity to share something you do know. thanks for once again sharing something you don't know!

says a lot about your abilities, son! Or, should i say, the lack thereof.

LOL

nite nite, mullet!
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#39799 Sep 26, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
you people are so stupid....
http://tinyurl.com/lf8nuk

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#39800 Sep 26, 2013

Since: Mar 09

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#39801 Sep 27, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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Still you dodge.
Why give ol' Al and the President a pass?
Still rationalizing. Quit whining.

Since: Mar 09

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#39802 Sep 27, 2013
It is "extremely likely" that human activities are the major cause of global warming. That is pretty plain. The only question left is, What are we going to do about it"? Do we continue to blame Al gore etc., or are we going to internalize it and understand that we must quit listening to Fox, Anthony Watts, and the fat cats and do something about it?
Mothra

United States

#39803 Sep 27, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Still rationalizing. Quit whining.
Sooo close.

You almost were able to criticize the leaders of the global warming crusade, but you balked.

Joe Sixpack sees that as well. They heard the message, got the lo-flo toilets, the curly-cue lightbulbs, the low content packaging, the smaller (less safe) hi-mileage vehicles because that's what the "experts" were advising.

Yet the advocates kept saying,'That's fine, but you need to do more'.

More? What more can one do with limited budgets? Well, lets take a look at what others are doing? Maybe I can get some ideas from them. How about the 'leaders'?

Hmmm... private jets, SUV caravans, separate plane flights, 1 mile chauffeured trips .... huh?

Joe Sixpack wonders...'If they're the ones making the claims, shouldn't then be acting like it's really a crisis? Why do they get a pass? Why am I expected to further change my lifestyle but they don't?'

Oh... they're special, say you. They're leaders, and they're affluent. They're buying their carbon credits and don't have to abide by their own preaching.

Special? Wait a sec... they live on the same planet, don't they? This affects them as much as me, doesn't it? And they're the ones telling me what to do. What gives? I'm now responsible for offsetting their CO2 as well as my own?

B-b-b-but as you say, it's not about them and it's about you and the "science".

Ahh... OK. The 'science'. The 'science' they're preaching but not abiding, or is there a special 'science' for those special affluent leaders?

And from you? "Quit whining and shut up."

Sums it up pretty well I'd say.

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