Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 60670 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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#38785 Sep 3, 2013
Fun Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a good summation.
Mothballs theory has more holes than woolen underware.
Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#38786 Sep 3, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Mothballs theory has more holes than woolen underware.
Once again, not at all relevant to anything being discussed.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#38787 Sep 3, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
CO2 isn't a poison; it's vital for life.
Water is poison if you drink too much.

Oxygen is poison if your lungs take in too much.

Anything can have the effect of poison if the quantity is great enough.

Science is poison to Brain_Dead.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#38788 Sep 3, 2013
kristy wrote:
<quoted text>
So let's say the doctor said you may have cancer and that the doctor tells you he has a treatment that is very costly and at the end of the treatment, you will still have cancer, but you will have 1/20,000 less cancer than before. Would you take the treatment?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Zw5Lda06iK0XX
No. There's not much sense is getting treatment if it doesn't do ANY good. My hypothetical assumed that the cancer was treatable and survivable, as colon or thyroid cancer are, IF CAUGHT SOON ENOUGH.

Your group thinks a person should wait for a cure for cancer before getting treatment for what we can fight with treatment now.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#38789 Sep 3, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
No. There's not much sense is getting treatment if it doesn't do ANY good. My hypothetical assumed that the cancer was treatable and survivable, as colon or thyroid cancer are, IF CAUGHT SOON ENOUGH.
Your group thinks a person should wait for a cure for cancer before getting treatment for what we can fight with treatment now.
<sigh>

Give it up... your cancer analogy is terribly flawed, and is already tedious.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#38790 Sep 3, 2013
Fun Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
Once again, not at all relevant to anything being discussed.
Not at all. The discussions are based on the conjecture that the science is all wrong without presenting any convincing information that it is so. With that kind of dialog, it is impossible to have a meaningful discussion.

CO2 is a GHG. Man is releasing much CO2 into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. The Earth is gaining heat. Those are the facts.
SpaceBlues

United States

#38791 Sep 3, 2013
Continued..

The pH of oceans is decreasing with the absorption of CO2; ocean acidification has deadly consequences.

Warming seas are rising; shoreline people are in grave danger.

Global climate is changing; planetary life is facing a man-made exctinction of the first kind.

To be continued...
SpaceBlues

United States

#38792 Sep 3, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
He's saying we're not 100% certain, so let's do nothing.
It might be different if his doctor told him "You MIGHT have colon cancer." Or if the doctor said "You could have thyroid cancer." He might be able to make a decision then.
I say he might. I don't know.
He wants us to kill our kids and grandkids with CO2 poisoning. He says he cares about HIS kids.
He might. I don't know.
Cool. This is a good song to sing...

"He might. I don't know."
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#38793 Sep 3, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
<sigh>
Give it up... your cancer analogy is terribly flawed, and is already tedious.
Not nearly as much as yourself.
SpaceBlues

United States

#38794 Sep 3, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>To another poster:

<sigh>
Give it up... your cancer analogy is terribly flawed, and is already tedious.
Mothra oh Mothra
If we were here to call
For help
Over time
Over sea
Like a wave
You come
Our guardian angel

hahahahaha

P.S. Not her.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#38795 Sep 3, 2013
LMAO!!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/...

What?? Could it be?!?! Atmospheric co2 can actually be beneficial ?!?!

Real science has a way of making pseudoscience and political activism look foolish EVERYTIME!!
SpaceBlues

United States

#38796 Sep 3, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
LMAO!!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/...
What?? Could it be?!?! Atmospheric co2 can actually be beneficial ?!?!
Real science has a way of making pseudoscience and political activism look foolish EVERYTIME!!
LOL. You look foolish because you did not read it all:

Kerry Emanuel, a professor of meteorology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who edited the PNAS paper, said that "changing steering patterns are only a part of the whole problem of how and whether hurricane risk may change in a particular place."

"One must also account for changing locations and times of storm formation, and changing storm frequency and intensity," Emanuel said. "These can very much change the landscape of hurricane risk, so one should be careful in drawing overall conclusions about such risk from just one piece of this problem."

P.S. I see now you have no understanding of AGW. Can you afford to learn a little?
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#38797 Sep 3, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
LMAO!!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/...
What?? Could it be?!?! Atmospheric co2 can actually be beneficial ?!?!
Real science has a way of making pseudoscience and political activism look foolish EVERYTIME!!
And you would think the recent years' plateau on temperatures would be seen as a good thing too.

But not to the warmists. There is no good news to them.

We're still doomed!(they wail)
SpaceBlues

United States

#38798 Sep 3, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
LMAO!!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/...
What?? Could it be?!?! Atmospheric co2 can actually be beneficial ?!?!
Real science has a way of making pseudoscience and political activism look foolish EVERYTIME!!
http://www.topix.com/news/glob al-warming/2013/09/130902P1PIP 6
SpaceBlues

United States

#38799 Sep 3, 2013
Ghoost20

Kuwait

#38800 Sep 3, 2013
have evidence the 350 part per million is not safe level go to youtube and write extreme ice and click to 26 min and watch to 29 min and another video write history co2 and after is that you will know the 350 and 280 part per million is not safe level the safe level is 250 if you see this comment go to facebook and twitter and say for him what I tell

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#38801 Sep 3, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>one should be careful in drawing overall conclusions about such risk from just one piece of this problem."
?
i did read it all, dumb dumb!!!
And you have the stupidity to counter by citing the above portion of the article!!!!! LMAO

After all, it's bozos like you demanding to the world that man made co2 is the sole reason for climate change! Lol

Psssst....co2 is a minor trace gas which man is only partly a contributor.

But don't let that sway you from your blind faith, lemming!!

Lol
SpaceBlues

United States

#38802 Sep 3, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>i did read it all, dumb dumb!!!
And you have the stupidity to counter by citing the above portion of the article!!!!! LMAO
After all, it's bozos like you demanding to the world that man made co2 is the sole reason for climate change! Lol
Psssst....co2 is a minor trace gas which man is only partly a contributor.
But don't let that sway you from your blind faith, lemming!!
Lol
This is a denier sample in ignorance.

You have nothing to say but name calling, LOL. Can you afford to learn a little?

Today 90 million tons of manmade ghg emssions, equivalent in energy to 400,000 hiroshima's every day are increasing the CO2 concentration beyond 400 ppm, which used to be 280 ppm when the industrial revolution.

"We have five minutes before midnight," warned Rajendra Pachauri, whose organisation will this month release the first volume of a new assessment of global warming and its impacts.

Won't you come back with more name calling like the other deniers aka whitewashers?
SpaceBlues

United States

#38803 Sep 3, 2013
Add 'began' to the end of the third paragraph above.
SpaceBlues

United States

#38804 Sep 3, 2013
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>i did read it all, dumb dumb!!!
And you have the stupidity to counter by citing the above portion of the article!!!!! LMAO
After all, it's bozos like you demanding to the world that man made co2 is the sole reason for climate change! Lol
Psssst....co2 is a minor trace gas which man is only partly a contributor.
But don't let that sway you from your blind faith, lemming!!
Lol
You got caught again like the other science deniers. FYI:

RAPIDLY rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are causing a potential catastrophe in our oceans as they become more acidic, scientists have warned.

Hans Poertner, professor of marine biology at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, and co-author of a new study of the phenomenon, said:“The current rate of change is likely to be more than 10 times faster than it has been in any of the evolutionary crises in the earth’s history.”

Sea water is naturally slightly alkaline, but as oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the air, their pH level falls gradually. Under the rapid escalation of greenhouse gas emissions, ocean acidification is gathering pace and many forms of marine life – especially species that build calcium-based shells – are under threat.

Poertner said that if emissions continue to rise at “business as usual” rates, this would be potentially catastrophic for some species. Acidification is just one of a broader range of the problems facing the oceans and the combination of different effects is increasing the threat. Poertner said:“We are already seeing warm water coral reefs on a downslide due to a combination of various stressors, including (rising) temperature. Ocean acidification is still early in the process (but) it will exacerbate these effects as it develops and we will see more calcifying species suffering.”

Can you afford to learn a little?

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