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When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore.

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“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#40963 Oct 29, 2013
litesong wrote:
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Why don't you get a science & mathematics education?
The thing that's dead is the education of "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y". It has no science or mathematics degrees. "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" has no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra, or pre-calc for its poorly or non-earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
DEAD is the knowledge of "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y".
I'm glad "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" never learns.
actually, son, you have no idea.
Why do waste co2? That is something we both know to be factual, huh, repetitive lap dog?
Mothra

United States

#40964 Oct 29, 2013
Global cooling: Are we headed into a ‘little ice age?’

Global warming? More like global cooling, according to a leading U.K. scientist.

Professor Mike Lockwood from Reading University told the BBC that at the current rate of decline in solar activity, there is a risk that Northern Europe could become much colder and enter a new “Little Ice Age.”

The “Little Ice Age” refers to a period during the 1600s when winters were harsh all across Europe. The cold weather that plagued the continent coincided with an inactive sun, called the Maunder solar minimum.

Lockwood argues that during the late 20th century, the sun was unusually active, with the so-called “grand maximum” of solar activity occurring around 1985. But solar activity has decreased since then.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/29/global-cool...
billy hill

Zion, IL

#40965 Oct 29, 2013
Yall are crackin me up

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#40966 Oct 29, 2013
Mothra wrote:
Global cooling: Are we headed into a ‘little ice age?’
Global warming? More like global cooling, according to a leading U.K. scientist.
Professor Mike Lockwood from Reading University told the BBC that at the current rate of decline in solar activity, there is a risk that Northern Europe could become much colder and enter a new “Little Ice Age.”
The “Little Ice Age” refers to a period during the 1600s when winters were harsh all across Europe. The cold weather that plagued the continent coincided with an inactive sun, called the Maunder solar minimum.
Lockwood argues that during the late 20th century, the sun was unusually active, with the so-called “grand maximum” of solar activity occurring around 1985. But solar activity has decreased since then.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/29/global-cool...
This is a regional effect, not a global one. Does not negate the effects of global warming.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/...

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#40967 Oct 29, 2013
Mothra wrote:
Global cooling: Are we headed into a ‘little ice age?’
Global warming? More like global cooling, according to a leading U.K. scientist.
And what did the leading UK scientist have to say about the story?
Mike Lockwood It amazing how one can be misrepresented no matter how clear one tries to make it! One point I made to Hudson is that many of the so called bits of "evidence" for solar influence on global temperature actually come from Europe in winter (cf Eddy and all that) and so are not global at all. Depressing.
Mike Lockwood I am only talking of regional effects!!!!!!!!!! On the global front I refer you to Jones, Stott and Lockwood (JGR 2012 doi: 10.1029/2011JD017013) in which we showed that even a Maunder minimum would have almost no effect on global temperatures - very similar to the result in Stefan's paper. I have always made it clear (and did make it absolutely clear to Paul Hudson - I couldn't have stressed it more!) that I am only talking about blocking events so for example if such an event brings cold Arctic air to central Europe in winter, it takes warm moist air up to Greenland.
https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMannScientist...

Deniers are dumb.

Deniers are liars.
Mothra

United States

#40968 Oct 29, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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This is a regional effect, not a global one. Does not negate the effects of global warming.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/...
"The researchers have found strong correlations between weak solar activity and the occurrences of 'blocking'. As the temperature is affected by a weak Sun so the wind's patterns also change and, as the warmer westerly winds fail to arrive, the UK is hit by north-easterlies from the Arctic."

Hmmm... weak solar activity blocking jet stream. No mention of global warming. Could warming come from the sun?

Naaw... that's silly.
Mothra

United States

#40969 Oct 29, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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Jackass.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#40970 Oct 29, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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"The researchers have found strong correlations between weak solar activity and the occurrences of 'blocking'. As the temperature is affected by a weak Sun so the wind's patterns also change and, as the warmer westerly winds fail to arrive, the UK is hit by north-easterlies from the Arctic."
Hmmm... weak solar activity blocking jet stream. No mention of global warming. Could warming come from the sun?
Naaw... that's silly.
What does the author say?
Mike Lockwood so there is absolutely no misunderstanding here - I too am 'vociferous advocate' of (the known science that anthropogenic greenhouse gases causes) global warming!
Mothra

United States

#40971 Oct 29, 2013
What influence will future solar activity changes over the 21st century have on projected global near-surface temperature changes?
Gareth S. Jones
Mike Lockwood
Peter A. Stott

"During the 20th century, solar activity increased in magnitude to a so-called grand maximum. It is probable that this high level of solar activity is at or near its end. It is of great interest whether any future reduction in solar activity could have a significant impact on climate that could partially offset the projected anthropogenic warming. Observations and reconstructions of solar activity over the last 9000 years are used as a constraint on possible future variations to produce probability distributions of total solar irradiance over the next 100 years. Using this information, with a simple climate model..."

A "simple climate model"?

There is such an thing? Seriously?

Sheesh...
Mothra

United States

#40972 Oct 29, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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(still a) jackass.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#40973 Oct 29, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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What does the author say?
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Poor old thing can't read for context. Just takes denier blogs as gospil. You will have to explain it to her, really slowly.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#40974 Oct 29, 2013
A "simple climate model" is not a literary concept but a coded science term..

'mothy' has no understanding of these things.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#40975 Oct 29, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Do you always do your #2 first?
Answer: Yes, you do because you learn science from science denier blogs.. LOL.
P.S. Wake up. You are using stale denier material..
Its duly noted your response was just dissembling and blather, typical of religious fanatics/hysterics.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#40976 Oct 29, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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Says the man from Denver, or is it Florida, plus every other southern state.
Meanwhile around the globe:
LONDON — One of the most powerful storms in Europe in years left at least 13 people dead, hundreds of thousands without power and many stranded on Monday when trains, planes and ferries were canceled after high winds battered the northern part of the Continent.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/world/europ...
Move along nothing to see here.
And they've never had a bad storm before, right kangaroo humper?

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#40977 Oct 29, 2013
litesong wrote:
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Just what "georgie porgie" helped develop with its science & mathematics degrees.
mental defective
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#40978 Oct 29, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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Its[sic] duly noted your response was just dissembling and blather, typical of religious fanatics/hysterics.
blah blah you CAN'T handle the truth..

You must belong to those religious fanatics/hysterics, huh... do you miss them? Wake up.

Time to be accountable..
LeftIsNotRight

Springdale, AR

#40979 Oct 29, 2013
Green is the new RED!
Jeff

Beckley, WV

#40980 Oct 29, 2013
Mothra wrote:
Al Gore's California Mansion
http://www.bing.com/images/search...
count the solar panels
Al Gore is a hypocrite.
What would be another interesting set of images would be litesongs, gcaveman1s, Bozos, LessHypeMoreFacts, SpaceBlues and a few others homes to see all the wonderful solar panels, wind generators and such they use.
litesong

Everett, WA

#40981 Oct 29, 2013
leftisnotright wrote:
Green is the new RED!
"leftisnotright" not only repeats, but is very late repeating other toxic topix AGW deniers.

The truth is that "left is not right" is actually, "left is right, & right is left behind".

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#40982 Oct 29, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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And they've never had a bad storm before, right kangaroo humper?
Like you would know, remember last year Europe was under water, before that under 10 ft of snow. All normal weather of course.
But for the 10 or so tea baggers who post on topix under a 100 different aliases you are still a voice in the wilderness, saying the same ole crap over n over. Not one of you have even suggested one good idea in improving the Government it's all about what is wrong with it. The same with Climate change, it's not the climate that is the problem, its the CHANGE. You baggers can't stand change so therefore it doesn't exist!

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