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There are 60659 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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TrollBot

Reston, VA

#35817 May 13, 2013
The Reliably Vacuous SpaceCase wrote:
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(Yet another predictably useless and inane troll snipped)
Troll. Ignore.

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SpaceBlues

United States

#35818 May 13, 2013
Teddy 'are' "no tribble at all."

P.S. All from its trolling. LOL.
litesong

Everett, WA

#35819 May 13, 2013
[QUOTE who="lyin' brian"]Name calling isn't rational argument;[/QUOTE]

HOWEVER, "lyin' brian" knows slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigisms AND 4 alleged & 4 proud threats, caused some AGW advocates to leave toxic topix. So "lyin' brian" did such.
SpaceBlues

United States

#35820 May 13, 2013
Teddy 'are' to read this:

Sir Brian Hoskins, the head of climate change at the UK-based Royal Society, told BBC News he hoped the milestone would “jolt governments into action” and increase efforts to battle global warming.

Likewise, World Wildlife Fund chief scientist Jon Hoekstra told Rice the news is “a sobering reminder that the planet we know today will not be the planet we know tomorrow,” and Prof Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told The Guardian,“We must hope that the world crossing this milestone will bring about awareness of the scientific reality of climate change and how human society should deal with the challenge.”
SpaceBlues

United States

#35821 May 13, 2013
And this:

Global warming will destroy more than half of the habitats of most plants and a third of animals by 2080, biologists conclude, unless steps are taken to limit greenhouse gases.

Over the past century, average global surface temperatures have increased about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Academy of Sciences. This global warming is largely due to burning fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas, which retain heat and warm the atmosphere. Temperatures worldwide are expected to rise roughly 7 degrees by 2100 if the use of fossil fuels continues without attempts to mitigate their effects.

Without mitigation, "large range contractions can be expected even amongst common and widespread species," concludes the study led by Rachel Warren of the United Kingdom's University of East Anglia. It was published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

In the study, biologists and climate researchers looked at the effects of these increasing temperatures on the living space of 48,786 animal and plant species worldwide. "With no mitigation, the climate becomes particularly unsuitable for both plants and animals in sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, Amazonia and Australia."

Overall, the study finds that 57% of plants and 34% of animals will see their habitats cut by 50% or more by 2080, as temperature changes make them unsuitable for the species. Given warming that has already occurred, some of those losses are locked in already, but they could be reduced by 60% if greenhouse gas emissions were to peak in 2016, the study shows.

"The terrifying loss of biodiversity predicted by this study shows that climate chaos will fundamentally transform our planet," Shaye Wolf of the Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation group, says in a statement on the study. "We need to cut emissions now, before our ecosystems suffer catastrophic damage."
litesong

Everett, WA

#35822 May 13, 2013
[QUOTE who="lyin' brian"]I claim many alarmists can't tell the truth from a lie.[/QUOTE]

I claim that "lyin' brian" has no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc in its poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa, has no science or mathematics degrees & can't & hasn't write a science paper to present for science critique or peer-review.

Of course, my claim is true, as other claims I have made against 'lyin' brian' are true.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#35824 May 13, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Name calling isn't rational argument; this is where we differ. If you don't like my point of view, cite an experimental test of climate change mitigation and I'll stop posting.
What would it take to change your mind?
Actually, a perfectly rational post may contain much name-calling, while a post with NO name-calling whatsoever could be utterly absurd and ill-informed.

As it is with YOUR posts, assclown...:)

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#35825 May 13, 2013
TrollBot wrote:
(Another typically worthless and inane troll snipped)

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“Stop the Brain Rot”

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#35826 May 13, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>^^^I claim many alarmists can't tell the truth from a lie. See the post above as proof. They refuse to argue the point and cite any experimental test for climate change mitigation. See the post above for proof.
The title of the thread is "Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leaving little time for Obama to act."

Nothing there about "mitigating" anything. Do you understand the meaning of the word? Note: I did NOT ask if you could cite a dictionary definition...I asked if you UNDERSTOOD it.

The term "alarmist" is itself an ad hominem, so clearly hypocrisy is a problem for you.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#35827 May 13, 2013
Earthling-1 wrote:
Another thread from 2008.
In the meantime, Glowbull warming has slowed down, but catastrophists haven't noticed.
Back again with more brilliant, mature insights I see. Evidence that "global warming has slowed down," please?

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#35828 May 13, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, Teddy R hosts a bot that autonomously flags recidivist bandwidth-wasting topix trolls with nothing constructive to say, providing a canned response on the same level they've posted. Saves much time and trouble - one click and they're dispensed with no tribble at all.
Of course, a much more elegant solution would be for Topix themselves to provide users with select "killfile" functionality so such goobers and spam can simply be filtered out of the feed altogether, upgrading the Topix conversation quality radically, but until they pull their head out and provide this, users will have to provide their own kill-bots to take out the trash, I suppose.
Teddy's problem, though, apart from referring to himself in the third person, is that his supposed "bot" only attacks posts from the Global Warming side of the debate, despite the fact that Brian_G is the biggest troll on these threads and is a Denier.

Teddy appears to be disingenuous at best, and a lying troll himself at worst.

Now go ahead, Teddy's "bot," and call for a killfile for me...LOL
Retired Farmer

Crofton, KY

#35829 May 13, 2013
The best overall story on climate change that I have read so far:

http://www.jewishjournal.com/marty_kaplan/art...
No Warming

Van Wert, OH

#35830 May 13, 2013
Retired Farmer wrote:
The best overall story on climate change that I have read so far:
http://www.jewishjournal.com/marty_kaplan/art...
That's an example of the bias propaganda used, the U.S. could shut down everything today as if the nation vanished and Co2 levels would continue increase.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#35831 May 13, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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I don't happen to be from Mississippi, nor have I even visited there, smartass.
that much is obvious!! a candy ass like you wouldn't last long in them there parts.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35832 May 13, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't happen to be from Mississippi, nor have I even visited there, smartass.
Someone should inform koolaid that sarcasm works much better when it's accurate. LOL, he thought you from Mississippi!

And he thought we had parishes, like Louisiana. Someone should tell him that we just have regular ole counties, like most other people and Irish.

And I'm pretty sure he misspelled "noble" even though it could be a weak attempt at satire at the expense of a group of poor people.

In SCIENCE EDUCATION, My daughter won science and math awards and went to UA/Tuscaloosa on a scholarship. She had received invitations from MIT, Berkley, Texas A&M and a host of others, but wanted to stay in the South.

But we're white. And while we had it hard sometimes, we never were held down and robbed and made to feel less than human. Actually, we did quite well, my ex and I; Democrats, and each of us with our own businesses.

But Mississippi does have a festering sore called the Delta. Where the greatest bluesmen were born into the blues, where a hundred years before them, 20,000 black slaves had labored, choppin' cotton. Reconstruction didn't end the white man's rule there, either. The poverty there today is the result of the politics dating back to the antebellum, and it drags down the whole region. There's nothing wrong with the people of Mississippi except that they haven't figured out how to get rid of their backward and corrupt leaders.

Last word, please refrain from calling koolaid a "smartass"; you give him too much credit. If he were smart you might have a case, but he's only about halfway.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#35833 May 13, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Back again with more brilliant, mature insights I see. Evidence that "global warming has slowed down," please?
IT'S BACK!

Earthling has appropriated the "1" I use as my phonetic commentary, "Gee, caveman won!" as an ego boost for his tired old self, and now labels himself "Earthling won!"

Maybe he can't be original anymore. He IS getting on in years....
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#35834 May 14, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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IT'S BACK!
Earthling has appropriated the "1" I use as my phonetic commentary, "Gee, caveman won!" as an ego boost for his tired old self, and now labels himself "Earthling won!"
Maybe he can't be original anymore. He IS getting on in years....
Nice humor. I had wondered what was meant by your name.

Did it drop the minus (-)? I used to call it by that.

You are a winner but not the minus.
Dont drink the koolaid

Eden Prairie, MN

#35835 May 14, 2013
"Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leaving litt..."
Yes, according to a new study the rate of AGW, during the last 16 years, has been unpresedented...
http://icecap.us/images/uploads/IS_THE_COOLIN...
TrollBot

Reston, VA

#35836 May 14, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>

(Another tediously juvenile and inane troll snipped)
Troll. Ignore.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#35837 May 14, 2013
Dont drink the koolaid wrote:
"Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leaving litt..."
..
Climate Tipping Point? Concentration of Carbon Dioxide Tops 400 ppm for First Time in Human History

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/13/climate...

"We have to go several million years back in time to find a point in Earth’s history where CO2 was as high as it is now.... If we continue to burn fossil fuels at accelerating rates, if we continue with business as usual, we will cross the 450 parts per million limit in a matter of maybe a couple of decades. With that amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, we commit to what could truly be described as dangerous and irreversible changes in our climate." [Dr Michael Mann]

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