Expert: We must act fast on warming

Expert: We must act fast on warming

There are 28468 comments on the Kansas.com story from Sep 24, 2008, titled Expert: We must act fast on warming. In it, Kansas.com reports that:

Droughts, melting ice caps and glaciers, rising sea levels and mass extinctions will all be a reality unless the U.S. and the world cut back on carbon emissions dramatically, said James Hansen, director of ...

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SoE

United States

#26479 Feb 4, 2013
Wallop10 wrote:
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I don't think there is ANY degree there, maybe not even a high school degree.
I think her initials are Penny HD.
--Like Penny Henrietta Doofus.
or it could stand for Penny hates Democrats or Pinney hates Democracy.
Hahaha
I will assume ,if she will consent,the probability is quite high+
You know her position regarding assumptions..:-)
SoE

United States

#26480 Feb 4, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
If you believe in man made global climate change leading to catastrophe; I'm your worst nightmare. I invent greenhouse gas as a hobby, emit CO2 like it's nobody's business and love using and producing energy and fuel.
I advocate growth and prosperity. McMansions for everyone! Live for today and conserve when you're dead.
In the year 9595
if your decendents are still alive
you may have reduced to oil
causing them less toil
and thankful they will be...
One thing i will credit you for is your unabashed and non-evasive posted position...
I ,of course, don't agree for reasons to numerous to list..but that's another story...
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26481 Feb 4, 2013
SoE wrote:
<quoted text>
No
I posted that as a platform to demonstrate,in more than one fashion,what is "really really" empty...
again call me when anything like 'real real" science saunters by..
Perhaps we will all end up on a thread discussing Einstein and his need to insert the C constant...ya reckon?
Perhaps, he was in error as well.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26482 Feb 4, 2013
SoE wrote:
<quoted text>
Hahaha
I will assume ,if she will consent,the probability is quite high+
You know her position regarding assumptions..:-)
You and the wallop10 AKA walloped again and again made another ASSumption of your ----self. I never mentioned my gender.
SoE

Garden City, ID

#26483 Feb 4, 2013
PHD
( Deutsche is your mode of gender.)

SoE
After that segment posted i thought it of little consequence...or scientific value..:-)
Janes

Hanoi, Vietnam

#26484 Feb 4, 2013
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26485 Feb 5, 2013
SoE wrote:
PHD
( Deutsche is your mode of gender.)
SoE
After that segment posted i thought it of little consequence...or scientific value..:-)
How would you know? Are you sticking your little peanut head where it doesn’t belong? And you are correct you do think very little and have no scientific value.
SoE

United States

#26486 Feb 5, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>How would you know? Are you sticking your little peanut head where it doesn’t belong? And you are correct you do think very little and have no scientific value.
Only you will have the capacity of knowing how that relates to anything....
SoE

United States

#26487 Feb 5, 2013

Actually what i find puzzling is your expenditure of time posting or replying to my posts.
I would think you would find introducing others to "real" science more rewarding...?

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#26488 Feb 5, 2013
Wallop10 wrote:
Then you will be morally responsible for tomorrow's disasters.
Like witches were morally responsible; I reject mob ideology and encourage civil discourse. You won't pin climate disasters on my fossil fuel use more than you could pin beautiful weather on green technology without experimental tests.

Climate change mitigation is a hoax because its base is untested pseudoscience.

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Wallop10 wrote:
Make sure your children know you laughed at the idea of stewardship --
Laugh or cry, mitigating climate on future taxpayers with enormous debt is a terrible idea. Better yet, our government may encourage the production and use of energy and fuel. That way, everyone prospers.

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Wallop10 wrote:
i.e., scoffed at the idea they should inherit a planet that wouldn't cost them a fortune to try and fix the pollution.
Pollution can't be fixed by money. Get government involved and all you get is superfunds like Love Canal.

Stop wasteful government spending; if we can't afford to pay social security; see if they want a land grant. Grant more access for energy and fuel production. Export energy, that way we won't be dependent on anything but payment.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26489 Feb 5, 2013
SoE wrote:
Actually what i find puzzling is your expenditure of time posting or replying to my posts.
I would think you would find introducing others to "real" science more rewarding...?
Well let’s say that I enjoy helping the mentally challenged people. You do know the difference between real science and scientific science fiction?

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#26490 Feb 5, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Well let’s say that I enjoy helping the mentally challenged people. You do know the difference between real science and scientific science fiction?
Yes I do
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26491 Feb 5, 2013
Eloteman wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes I do
Now there are two.
Robert Bicknese

Rock Springs, WY

#26492 Feb 5, 2013
And how do you plan to stop a natural occurence,
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26493 Feb 5, 2013
By scientific science fiction.
litesong

Everett, WA

#26494 Feb 5, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
I reject mob ideology.......
Finally,'brian_g stumble butt dumpster diver' rejects himself, its slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigisms AND its alleged & proud threats.
SoE

United States

#26495 Feb 5, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Well let’s say that I enjoy helping the mentally challenged people. You do know the difference between real science and scientific science fiction?
.........
Well let’s say that I enjoy helping the mentally challenged people.
.........
Well, please pass by me. I don't believe helping the unfortunate become ..more..mentally challenged would be a desired direction..
.........
You do know the difference between real science and scientific science fiction?
.........
yes, although i haven't came across a definitive answer in 1166 pages of the Handbook of tables for Applied Engineering Science.
(Bolz/Tuve)
Concise Encyclopedia of the Sciences
Science Desk Reference
etc.....

Addend: You ,being interested in science, may find the book Ringworld Engineers interesting.
A science fiction by Niven ( it contains new and interesting ideas)
I don't know if it's still available(or if you could follow the difficulty of the construct)
litesong

Everett, WA

#26496 Feb 5, 2013
phud fetid feces face fiend wrote:
......smell the rodent dung.
"phud fetid feces face fiend" needs help smelling rodent dung, since the fetid feces on its face are masking the rodent dung scent.
SoE

United States

#26497 Feb 5, 2013
PHD

( Deutsche is your mode of gender.)

SoE

It has come to my attention that you may have interpreted the word Deutsche ( the German word ...
for German) with a word that is not the German word for German....

Since: Jan 13

Fairfax, VA

#26498 Feb 5, 2013
Robert Bicknese wrote:
And how do you plan to stop a natural occurence,
Ever considered listening to SCIENCE sources, instead of ideology sources? Climate change: How do we know?

The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.

The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.

Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about our planet and its climate on a global scale. Studying these climate data collected over many years reveal the signals of a changing climate.

Facts about Earth's climate are not in dispute

The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century.Their ability to affect the transfer of infrared energy through the atmosphere is the scientific basis of many JPL-designed instruments, such as AIRS. Increased levels of greenhouse gases must cause the Earth to warm in response.

Ice cores drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show that the Earth’s climate responds to changes in solar output, in the Earth’s orbit, and in greenhouse gas levels. They also show that in the past, large changes in climate have happened very quickly, geologically-speaking: in tens of years, not in millions or even thousands.

The evidence for rapid climate change is:

• Sea level rise
Global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, is nearly double that of the last century.

• Global temperature rise
All three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880.5 Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years. Even though the 2000s witnessed a solar output decline resulting in an unusually deep solar minimum in 2007-2009, surface temperatures continue to increase.

• Warming oceans
The oceans have absorbed much of this increased heat, with the top 700 meters (about 2,300 feet) of ocean showing warming of 0.302 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969.

• Shrinking ice sheets
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass. Data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show Greenland lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year between 2002 and 2006, while Antarctica lost about 152 cubic kilometers (36 cubic miles) of ice between 2002 and 2005.

• Declining Arctic sea ice
Both the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades.

• Glacial retreat
Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world—including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa.

• Extreme events
The number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing, since 1950.

• Ocean acidification
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent. This increase is the result of humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans. The amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the upper layer of the oceans is increasing by about 2 billion tons per year.

http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence

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