Global warming is here to stay

Global warming is here to stay

There are 73 comments on the The Miami Herald story from Aug 12, 2012, titled Global warming is here to stay. In it, The Miami Herald reports that:

Excuse me, folks, but the weather is trying to tell us something. Listen carefully, and you can almost hear a parched, raspy voice whispering, "What part of 'hottest month ever' do you people not understand?" According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, July was indeed the hottest month in the contiguous United States since ... (more)

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budd

Thailand

#41 Aug 15, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
98% fewer deaths caused by extreme weather now than in the early 20th century, even though the world population is 4.5 times larger than it was in 1900.
If detection is the answer, why do tsunamis kill people?
You think seismic activity is weather? LMAO@U

Science is improving in it's ability to predict earthquakes, but right now the best they can do is give a few minutes warning. Long range tsunamis are able to be detected and warned about, but are notoriously unpredictable because they are so influenced by underwater topography. Short range tsunamis can be deadly even with warning because of their speed and destructive power.

Want to try again explaining how a warmer planet is safer?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#42 Aug 15, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
All that from a guy sweating his nuts off in Thailand, probably because he was thrown out of his country of origin.
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There ya go, I can play dirty too.
Yes, you do play dirty. Hence, I've been calling you "dirtie."

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#43 Aug 15, 2012
98% fewer deaths caused by extreme weather now than in the early 20th century, even though the world population is 4.5 times larger than it was in 1900.
Not all explainable because of early warning systems, because if that were the case, there would be no need to worry about Glowbull warming causing future calamities.
Ö¿Ö
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44 Aug 15, 2012
For the first time in history, two world wars were imposed on the earthlings in the last century.

Two atomic boms and the most complex weapons were used in these wars and in other wars in between and since. Consequently, about 200 million people died in those wars that also include the wars of independence from the colonialists.

You die twice only in movie titles. Got it, dirtie?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#45 Aug 15, 2012
bombs, dirtie..
budd

Thailand

#46 Aug 15, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
98% fewer deaths caused by extreme weather now than in the early 20th century, even though the world population is 4.5 times larger than it was in 1900.
Not all explainable because of early warning systems, because if that were the case, there would be no need to worry about Glowbull warming causing future calamities.
Ö¿Ö
I finally traced down the source of your stupid claim. As usual it comes from a guy funded by the Heartland Instiute, and through them on the big oil payroll.

http://www.exxonsecrets.org/html/personfactsh...

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#47 Aug 15, 2012
dudd wrote:
I finally traced down the source of your stupid claim. As usual it comes from a guy funded by the Heartland Instiute, and through them on the big oil payroll.
http://www.exxonsecrets.org/html/personfactsh...
Now all you have to do is provide evidence that the study is false.
Can you do that, little dudd?
budd

Thailand

#48 Aug 15, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>Now all you have to do is provide evidence that the study is false.
Can you do that, little dudd?
So you admit you are just shilling for the oil companies.

BTW Unlike you I have not shrunk with age old pohm.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#49 Aug 15, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>Why would annual wildfires be particularly bad news to anyone other than a purveyor of doom?
Because those wildfires are growing dramatically worse as the climate warms, and the fun has barely begun.

http://ohsonline.com/articles/2012/07/18/wild...
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#50 Aug 15, 2012
The radiation that poured out of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor last year looks like it's doing a number on Japan's animal populations, researchers warn, after discovering rampant mutations among butterflies. Scientists collected 144 adult pale grass blue butterflies—which would have been overwintering as larvae during the disaster—from around Japan, and found that those from the most irradiated regions had stunted wings and irregularly developed eyes, according to a new study spotted by the BBC.

Read more: http://www.q1045.com/cc-common/news/sections/...

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#51 Aug 15, 2012
Nauseous wrote:
Because those wildfires are growing dramatically worse as the climate warms, and the fun has barely begun.
I was fairly sure that you got your rocks off over stuff like this, but now I'm sure, thanks for the confirmation.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#52 Aug 15, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
Now all you have to do is provide evidence that the study is false.
Can you do that, little dudd?
No, he can't, but he has a good line in ad hominem.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#53 Aug 15, 2012
dirtie talks to himself in topix whereas Professor Dr James Hansen publishes with other scientists in top science journals.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#54 Aug 15, 2012
You die twice only in movie titles.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#55 Aug 15, 2012
Robinson's article is a good one, but the headline is misleading. Extreme global warming is not yet a done deal.

As Robinson says, "We can’t do anything about the greenhouse gases we’ve already spewed into the atmosphere, but we can minimize the damage we do in the future. We can launch a serious initiative to develop and deploy alternative sources of energy. We can decide what kind of environment we leave to our grandchildren."
PHD

Houston, TX

#56 Aug 15, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
98% fewer deaths caused by extreme weather now than in the early 20th century, even though the world population is 4.5 times larger than it was in 1900.
If detection is the answer, why do tsunamis kill people?
You asked so here it is. The tsunamis kill people because they the people ignore the warning. Some are killed because there is no where to go and protect themselves. Now as for you, your useless babble you spew creates your own issues. Well as you said the population is 4.5 times larger than it was in 1900. Fewer deaths are caused by the weather now do to the as you said the populations larger. We have more protection from the weather like A.C, heating and running water. Are you missing your meds this week?

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#57 Aug 16, 2012
James E Hansen
Sometimes referred to as Dr. Hansen or Dr. James Hansen.
Occasionally referred to as Professor Hansen when at Columbia Uni.
Neve referred to as "Professor Dr James Hansen" except by Spambrat.
James E. Hansen (born March 29, 1941) heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, a part of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He has held this position since 1981. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.
Adjunct professor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjunct_professo...
budd

Thailand

#58 Aug 16, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>No, he can't, but he has a good line in ad hominem.
You deniers constantly accuse anyone doing AGW research of grubbing for government grant money, yet when anyone points out who is funding the denier research its an ad hominem attack. Typical denier hypocrisy.

OK on to your dumbass point. The oily author of your repetitive point says that fewer people die of extreme weather now than in the early 1900s. He also says says that 60% of those who died in the U.S. died from extreme cold. So what are we to think of this? Has AGW eliminated the extreme cold? Not likely, we still have extremely cold winters. Could it be that modern technology has given us better shelters and more reliable heating systems? Could it be that poverty has been reduced in America to the point where far fewer die from exposure? In any case the point you make is just dumb. Statistical comparisons of deaths from extreme weather from 1900 to now just is not useful. The reasons why fewer people die from extreme weather than in the past cannot be reduced to your dumbass denier point that the warming planet is safer. It is far more complex than that, but I imagine it suits you as it is rather simple. A perfect match for a simpleton like you.
PHD

Houston, TX

#59 Aug 16, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
James E Hansen
Sometimes referred to as Dr. Hansen or Dr. James Hansen.
Occasionally referred to as Professor Hansen when at Columbia Uni.
Neve referred to as "Professor Dr James Hansen" except by Spambrat.<quoted text>Adjunct professor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjunct_professo...
More useless babble. Hay try your hand at spanglish you may get your point across(NOT).

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#60 Aug 16, 2012
Leido que un incendio forestal ha consumido ya casi 50.000 hectáreas de bosque y matorrales en Nuevo México, mientras varios de menor intensidad están afectando a otros estados del oeste del país como Colorado, Arizona y California.

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