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

There are 53570 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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“I Feel”

Since: Feb 09

Blest4it!

#42523 Jan 7, 2014
gcaveman1 wrote:
Oh, they're having fun with this. Just too much fun.
When it gets sweltering in March, we won't hear a peep.
LOL!!!
"they" will be laughing at you and the kook cabal for pointing to a national increase of 20 degrees over 2 months as proof of glowbull warming!
Lol
Lol
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#42524 Jan 7, 2014
litesong wrote:
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another day... more babble
Godzilla

Gurnee, IL

#42525 Jan 7, 2014
Go go Godzilla!
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#42526 Jan 7, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Hmmm. It is not because they started with the year with a particularly active El nino? Good grief, some folks will believe anything. If anything, this discredits Mr. Watts biased agenda.
So the record temps of 1998 were because of El Nino not "global warming"?

LOL

So funny to see you shoot yourself in the foot... while aiming at another's.

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#42527 Jan 7, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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So the record temps of 1998 were because of El Nino not "global warming"?
LOL
So funny to see you shoot yourself in the foot... while aiming at another's.
Both, dummy!
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#42528 Jan 7, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Both, dummy!
You shot Watts and yourself?

Dummy... your word.

LOL

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#42529 Jan 7, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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You shot Watts and yourself?
Dummy... your word.
LOL
I didn't expect you to understand such a complex issue. LOL
Professor Emeritus Fellow

Los Angeles, CA

#42531 Jan 7, 2014
litesong wrote:
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Often AGW energy enhanced warm fronts from the south are strongly driven into the high Arctic NP region, spikily raising temperatures 10-14degC higher than normal. Further AGW enhanced energy drives cold Arctic masses south, onto populated areas.
There's your AGW........ warming the Arctic.
You're talking about weather. We're talking climate.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42532 Jan 7, 2014
Extract from Time Science Magazine: Jan. 06, 2014

"Unsurprisingly, the extreme cold has brought out the climate change skeptics, who point to the freeze and the recent snowstorms and say, essentially,“nyah-nyah.” Now this is where I would usually point to the fact that the occasional cold snap—even one as extreme as much of the U.S. is experiencing now—doesn’t change the overall trajectory of a warming planet. Weather is what happens in the atmosphere day to day; climate is how the atmosphere behaves over long periods of time. Winters in the U.S. have been warming steadily over the past century, and even faster in recent decades, so it would take more than a few sub-zero days to cancel that out."
But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global warming could be making the occasional bout of extreme cold weather in the U.S. even more likely. Right now much of the U.S. is in the grip of a polar vortex, which is pretty much what it sounds like: a whirlwind of extremely cold, extremely dense air that forms near the poles. Usually the fast winds in the vortex—which can top 100 mph (161 k/h)—keep that cold air locked up in the Arctic. But when the winds weaken, the vortex can begin to wobble like a drunk on his fourth martini, and the Arctic air can escape and spill southward, bringing Arctic weather with it. In this case, nearly the entire polar vortex has tumbled southward, leading to record-breaking cold

http://science.time.com/2014/01/06/climate-ch...
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#42533 Jan 7, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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I didn't expect you to understand such a complex issue. LOL
From one who can't admit Al Gore is a global warming hypocrite.

Yeah... there's some serious criticism.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#42534 Jan 7, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
Extract from Time Science Magazine: Jan. 06, 2014
"Unsurprisingly, the extreme cold has brought out the climate change skeptics, who point to the freeze and the recent snowstorms and say, essentially,“nyah-nyah.” Now this is where I would usually point to the fact that the occasional cold snap—even one as extreme as much of the U.S. is experiencing now—doesn’t change the overall trajectory of a warming planet. Weather is what happens in the atmosphere day to day; climate is how the atmosphere behaves over long periods of time. Winters in the U.S. have been warming steadily over the past century, and even faster in recent decades, so it would take more than a few sub-zero days to cancel that out."
But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global warming could be making the occasional bout of extreme cold weather in the U.S. even more likely. Right now much of the U.S. is in the grip of a polar vortex, which is pretty much what it sounds like: a whirlwind of extremely cold, extremely dense air that forms near the poles. Usually the fast winds in the vortex—which can top 100 mph (161 k/h)—keep that cold air locked up in the Arctic. But when the winds weaken, the vortex can begin to wobble like a drunk on his fourth martini, and the Arctic air can escape and spill southward, bringing Arctic weather with it. In this case, nearly the entire polar vortex has tumbled southward, leading to record-breaking cold
http://science.time.com/2014/01/06/climate-ch...
<sigh>

It's hot... global warming.
It's cold ... global warming.
It's dry.... global warming.
It's wet.... global warming.
More hurricanes, less hurricanes. more tornadoes, less tornadoes.

All that's missing is 'if nothing changes... global warming.'

And folks wonder why people call 'global warming' a religion.

btw, a contributor from Time Magazine? Yeah... there's a credible source.

Oz wanna cracker?

Since: Jan 14

Location hidden

#42535 Jan 7, 2014
Damn that Sharpton, coming up with crap to make us warmist look like the fools we are AGAIN:

Al Sharpton standing in for Al Gore on convenient global warming lies

With multi-millionaire Al Gore in state-secret, Polar Vortex hiding, it’s left to race-baiter Al Sharpton to hold up the man-made global warming/climate change flag on national television.

Al Sharpton, now officially Gore’s ‘et al’, turned up sporting a white lab coat on MSNBC’s Politics Nation on Friday to feed more conspiracy theories to the hungry polar vortex hordes.

To the two “Al’s”, we’re all white mice in a lab waiting to hear more weather change lies.

In Toronto, they blame beleaguered-by-left-wing Mayor Rob Ford for the Christmas holiday ice storm that left some 300,000 in the dark.

In the U.S., the raging winter storms are the fault of Fox News.

‘Sharpton played four one-sentence news clips from Fox News before coming back with:( TruthRevolt.org Jan. 6, 2014)

“These right-wingers are boiling over with denial. Just because it snows in winter doesn’t mean the planet isn’t getting warmer. Remember a U.N. Panel said there’s a 90% probability that humans are the primary cause of global warming. And over 97% of climate researchers surveyed in the United States academy of science agrees. It sure doesn’t take much for the folks at fox to hit their melting point. The result of tonight’s experiments are in. And we’ve deduced the right wing could use a new talking point. This has been a special edition of the Politics Nation science lab.

“If Mr. Sharpton conducted any research of his own, he would have realized that the 97% of climate researchers poll has been disproved many times over, and that most of the “gloom and doom” predictions made by the global warming theorists have not come true. Even the climate change histrionics one sees in the media after every major storm or fire are wrong, as the frequency of hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires are all way down.”

One of the most noteworthy of global warming predictions that did not come true was Al Gore’s 2008 insistence that the North Pole would be free of ice within five years by 2013.

We know from the recent fate of the ice-trapped Akademik Shokalskiy, followed by the Chinese ice breaker Xui Long in the Antarctic that Gore needs a new crystal ball among his boy toys.

Nor did Gore’s oft-repeated fears of the oceans rising stop him from buying an $8.75 million, ocean front villa in Montecito, California, in 2010.

Other facts arguing against the anthropogenic climate change theory include the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.N.’s global warming organization, which acknowledges that the Earth’s temperatures haven’t gotten warmer in over 15 years. Additionally, both polar ice caps are growing at near record rates. In fact, some peer-reviewed studies are predicting the earth is about to experience a mini ice age.

Look up from your ‘lab’ and out almost any window when you’re ready, Scientist Sharpton. You’ll find that “Baby, it’s cold out there”.

The best explanation for climate change doesn’t come from television actors dressed in white lab coats, it comes from recognizing that Mother Nature, like everything else, is a daughter of the Creator.

I do wish he would not make us warmers have to prove what we cant.. Its a lot easier having pukes like on this board just accept the kool aid they love and enjoy.
total idiots r us

Seattle, WA

#42536 Jan 7, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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<sigh>
It's hot... global warming.
It's cold ... global warming.
It's dry.... global warming.
It's wet.... global warming.
More hurricanes, less hurricanes. more tornadoes, less tornadoes.
All that's missing is 'if nothing changes... global warming.'
And folks wonder why people call 'global warming' a religion.
btw, a contributor from Time Magazine? Yeah... there's a credible source.
Oz wanna cracker?
oh but 'mothra', you miss the point.
it's hot global warming $
it's cold global warming $
it's dry global warming $
it's wet global warming $
and you wonder?

Since: Jan 14

Location hidden

#42537 Jan 7, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
<sigh>
It's hot... global warming.
It's cold ... global warming.
It's dry.... global warming.
It's wet.... global warming.
More hurricanes, less hurricanes. more tornadoes, less tornadoes.
All that's missing is 'if nothing changes... global warming.'
And folks wonder why people call 'global warming' a religion.
btw, a contributor from Time Magazine? Yeah... there's a credible source.
Oz wanna cracker?
I have made billions preaching that. Come brother, be a minion.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42538 Jan 7, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
<sigh>
It's hot... global warming.
It's cold ... global warming.
It's dry.... global warming.
It's wet.... global warming.
More hurricanes, less hurricanes. more tornadoes, less tornadoes.
All that's missing is 'if nothing changes... global warming.'
And folks wonder why people call 'global warming' a religion.
btw, a contributor from Time Magazine? Yeah... there's a credible source.
Oz wanna cracker?
Oh now Time magazine is not credible, its one US publication that has more credibility worldwide than any other. But I guess compared to Rush's blog it wouldn't rate much as a credible source to your lot.

The whole point of climate change is dominance of extreme weather over what is expected to be the norm. It has nothing to do with hot, cold , wet or dry its all about the extremes of all of the above. You deny that we are beginning to experience that already, I beg to differ.
Extreme weather costs BILLION$ to the tax payer controlling emissions costs a whole lot less than that. Perhaps you could do some simple maths yourself to work it out.
El oh El

Auburn, MA

#42539 Jan 7, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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More hurricanes, less hurricanes. more tornadoes, less tornadoes.
No no. Hurricane's are because of George Bush's hurricane machine that is sponsored by that evil Dick Cheney and Halliburton or didnt you get that memo? we gotta make sure we dont confuse the two. Dastardly weather machines dont count toward global warming/cooling/heating/change or what ever its called this week.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#42540 Jan 7, 2014
Deniers whine because they are unable to disprove the AGW.
El oh El

Auburn, MA

#42541 Jan 7, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
Deniers whine because they are unable to disprove the AGW.
the following is taken from NASA.com ------In Earth’s history before the Industrial Revolution, Earth’s climate changed due to natural causes not related to human activity. Most often, global climate has changed because of variations in sunlight. Tiny wobbles in Earth’s orbit altered when and where sunlight falls on Earth’s surface. Variations in the Sun itself have alternately increased and decreased the amount of solar energy reaching Earth. Volcanic eruptions have generated particles that reflect sunlight, brightening the planet and cooling the climate. Volcanic activity has also, in the deep past, increased greenhouse gases over millions of years, contributing to episodes of global warming.--------- So SpaceBlues, what about all the millions of years of global warming before humans where even on the planet? Must be George Bush's fault.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#42542 Jan 7, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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Oh now Time magazine is not credible, its one US publication that has more credibility worldwide than any other...
Stop. You're embarrassing yourself.

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#42543 Jan 7, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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From one who can't admit Al Gore is a global warming hypocrite.
Yeah... there's some serious criticism.
When you can't make a valid argument, bring up Al Gore. Get lost.

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