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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Since: Aug 11

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#27293 Oct 7, 2013
litesong wrote:
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Yeah, every child has to derive Kepler's 3 Laws of Planetary Motion, Newton's Theory of Gravitation, & Einstein's Theory of Relativity before fourth grade. Exceptions are made for dead-head toxic topix AGW deniers, specially "slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig dirtling" & "slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig AND alleged & proud threatener lyin' brian"
Well swan song I thought you had died and left the planet . But your usual rant of racism , stupidity ,ignorance and just plain craziness never fails to shock us all ,you derive such hatred of a person just from the few writing on these pages . Such a small closed bigoted mind , I could almost feel sorry for you but you and the other experts are all self made and deserve no pity because all of you have none !
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#27294 Oct 7, 2013
This weirdo has come here regularly to spread its hatred and anger and tell that it has green to spend. Then it gets really sensitive and hurt that those whom it messed with don't agree with it...

BWAHAHAHAHA
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#27295 Oct 7, 2013
To put the history of life on planet earth into a time perspective, imagine unrolling a toilet roll down a hillside. If there are 400 sheets of tissue paper in the roll, then the very first life in the oceans is seen at sheet 240. The age of the dinosaurs begins at sheet 19. Dinosaurs in their many forms and great diversity are around for 14 and a half sheets. Dinosaurs are extinct by the end of the Cretaceous, 5 squares from the end, making way for the mammals. Our story and place on the timeline as upright walking apes begins only in the last half of the very last sheet. The human story as Homo sapiens, is represented by less than 2 millimeters of this, some 200,000 years.

Our own individual lifetimes cannot be depicted on this final sheet of the toilet roll as it would be too thin a line, yet we have been witness to more change to the planet, to the diversity of life, global climate and natural habitats in this same time period. We are undoubtedly the cause of the sixth mass extinction event that the planet has seen in its history.

The last 50 years has shown an enormous increase in human population, but also extraordinary leaps in technological innovation. The question that needs to be asked is if we can rise to the opportunity, to use our technology to better understand our impact, to stem the tide of extinction on land and in the oceans, to preserve what we have left, and to discover and understand more about our past. What the fossil record does do is to force us to contemplate our place on the planet. We are but one species of several hominids that inhabited planet earth and like our distant cousins who went extinct fairly recently, our time on planet earth is also finite. It won't take much to tip the balance against us.
[Louise Leakey]
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#27296 Oct 7, 2013
So "blessedly ignorant" really is a life-goal for some people.

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#27297 Oct 8, 2013
home in lincoln county wrote:
<quoted text> Wow Blozo not don't pop take a breath and count to 1000 ( could we be so lucky ), But seriously would it really matter if I were to post links to the reports ,the reports themselves ? No not really because you and I both know that you and the other believers here would never take the time to read them anyway . And like I posted I am not going to do your work for you if you are really interested you know how to do a little research and find these reports the same as I . Or is this how you and the rest of the believers have gone through life by letting other do your research - work for you ?
I see, all blow and no go.... Typical. What's the matter, can't yo find enough real science to back up your lies?
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#27298 Oct 8, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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I see, all blow and no go.... Typical. What's the matter, can't yo find enough real science to back up your lies?
Haven't you noticed? The denialist spam is seriously slowing down. I think that they are run the course and even the diehards are getting tired of trying to find SOME sliver of hope for their 'cause'.

Now, when the industry funded spam sites like Heritage Institute for the Criminally insane goes down, we'll know it's over.

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#27299 Oct 9, 2013
WOW ! what a study from the University of Exeter U.K. how very interesting that water channeling has been going on in the Antarctic for centuries ! Even before man made globull climate change ! Oh well looks like this research continues to prove that the doom and gloom climate sayers and their believers ( followers ) are and continue to be wrong .

And yes I cherry pick this story just as the believers here do !

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#27300 Oct 9, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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I see, all blow and no go.... Typical. What's the matter, can't yo find enough real science to back up your lies?
Now Blozo my lies are as accurate and fact filled as any from you or the other believers .
SpaceBlues

United States

#27301 Oct 9, 2013
Researchers sought to identify the point at which temperature oscillations in each area will exceed the bounds of historical variability. Such ‘climate departures’ are predicted to start in the tropics and then spread to higher latitudes. If carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, Earth’s mean climate could depart from historical averages in 2047.

“Very soon, extreme events will become the norm,” says lead author Camilo Mora, an environmental researcher at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Because temperatures in the tropics vary little between seasons, even a slight increase in the average temperature could lead to unprecedented conditions — with negative consequences for ecosystems that are home to much of the world's biodiversity. Many tropical nations also have limited economic capacity to adapt or otherwise respond to such threats.
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#27302 Oct 9, 2013
home in lincoln county wrote:
WOW ! what a study from the University of Exeter U.K. how very interesting that water channeling has been going on in the Antarctic for centuries !!
Yes. The best reference for it seems to be tinyurl.com/m4stuof which shows one of the channels. This will help us to make models of the glacier flow to refine the rate of mass loss in ice sheets. It was thought that the water flowed out as a fine sheet under the ice instead of in channels, but they should have remembered the formation of 'moraines' from the ice ages..
home in lincoln county wrote:
Even before man made globull climate change ! Oh well looks like this research continues to prove that the doom and gloom climate sayers and their believers ( followers ) are and continue to be wrong .
no. It proves that science is continuing to learn, unlike "home in lincoln county' whose brain froze solid years ago.
home in lincoln county wrote:
And yes I cherry pick this story just as the believers here do !
It is an interesting and relevant fact. I can see that you posted it by mistake. No need to apologize..

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#27303 Oct 10, 2013
home in lincoln county wrote:
<quoted text> Now Blozo my lies are as accurate and fact filled as any from you or the other believers .
How would you know since you can find no science to back up your claims? Of course some egos don't need any other verification or facts. Some just know more than the experts.....

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#27304 Oct 11, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Yes. The best reference for it seems to be tinyurl.com/m4stuof which shows one of the channels. This will help us to make models of the glacier flow to refine the rate of mass loss in ice sheets. It was thought that the water flowed out as a fine sheet under the ice instead of in channels, but they should have remembered the formation of 'moraines' from the ice ages..
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no. It proves that science is continuing to learn, unlike "home in lincoln county' whose brain froze solid years ago.
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It is an interesting and relevant fact. I can see that you posted it by mistake. No need to apologize..
No it proves that what is said about globull change is false as it is has and continues to be a natural earth cycle and I never post anything by mistake .

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#27305 Oct 11, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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How would you know since you can find no science to back up your claims? Of course some egos don't need any other verification or facts. Some just know more than the experts.....
What because I won't do your work for you by posting links to the news that I read don't mean I know nothing about science it tells us all that you and the rest of the X spurts are to lazy to search for your selve's . But of course we all know that you believers only get your info. from one source The Doom and Gloom Daily .
And while we're on the subject of ego's seriously I have to ask have any of you seen such inflated ego's like the so calle x spurts on these pages have ? I am shocked that any of them can get their over inflated x spurt heads through door !

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#27307 Oct 11, 2013
home in lincoln county wrote:
<quoted text> What because I won't do your work for you by posting links to the news that I read don't mean I know nothing about science it tells us all that you and the rest of the X spurts are to lazy to search for your selve's . But of course we all know that you believers only get your info. from one source The Doom and Gloom Daily .
And while we're on the subject of ego's seriously I have to ask have any of you seen such inflated ego's like the so calle x spurts on these pages have ? I am shocked that any of them can get their over inflated x spurt heads through door !
Like I said, you cannot back up your mouth.....

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#27309 Oct 12, 2013
SoE wrote:
With your obsessive desire for a compelling experiment I would have thought you would have designed/presented one by now... I wonder why you haven't ?
I'm not a scientist; it's not my job to design experiments. I'd be happy to present one, if you can site a compelling experiment for climate change mitigation?

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#27310 Oct 12, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
Your demand for an experiment is pointless.
The point is common sense: don't buy a pig in a poke. Don't you get it? Nothing succeeds like success, show me the money. It's really very simple, don't buy something you don't need or want.

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gcaveman1 wrote:
You are an idiot. I am not. This is where we differ.
^^^This is a matter of opinion. I don't characterize my political or intellectual opponents as 'idiots'; I address rational argument. Ad hominem fallacies don't mean more than insult.

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#27311 Oct 12, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Like I said, you cannot back up your mouth.....
No I'll leave the mouthing and lack of gumption to you and the rest of the so called x spurts here , as all of you are x spurts at running of the mouth based on little or no facts just more scare mongering and B. S. links to your fellow doom and gloomers !

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#27312 Oct 12, 2013
They don't "act fast on warming" in the Maldives, just back from a wonderful tropical vacation. I didn't see a single wind, ocean or solar power generator, other than two sailboats.

They use fossil fuel to power their boats and the island's electricity. Coral needs carbon dioxide to secrete calcium carbonate.
SpaceBlues

United States

#27313 Oct 12, 2013
Crazy people posting in topix.. welp
SoE

Sioux Falls, SD

#27314 Oct 13, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not a scientist; it's not my job to design experiments. I'd be happy to present one, if you can site a compelling experiment for climate change mitigation?
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I'm not a scientist
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REALLY ?
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I'd be happy to present one, if you can site a compelling experiment for climate change mitigation
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It's your show...A cleaner environment would seem to be worthwhile.
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You do however strike me as a used Trabant salesman.
(What's the best feature of a Trabant?: There's a heater at the back to keep your hands warm when you're pushing it.)

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