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

There are 64113 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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litesong

Everett, WA

#40730 Oct 21, 2013
real re-pubic-lick-un wrote:
I'm not educated well enough in science .....This report from China could well be the future for the whole world.
Yeah, we know you have no science or mathematics degrees. Probably, you have little science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc in your poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa. We know what you don't know.

As for the Chinese report you make sound like its something new, chinese communists(always small letters) have been heavily polluting their city & landscapes & Chinese citizen organs for many score years, as they dirtily industrialize. With much effort AND without an EPA, chinese communists(always small letters) have been killing themselves with pollution. Initially thought to be 500,000+ chinese per year, later reports have upped the vicious deaths(again, probably conservative) to 1.2 million deaths per year, with little end of death by pollution in sight.

re-pubic-lick-uns, spearheaded by tea partiers, smug about American pollution, fight further regulations for coal, oil, gas, transportation, & electrical energy generation, & voluntarily look away as their own citizens & constituents die of pollution.

Yeah, "real re-pubic-lick-un" plus all his other AGW deniers, can't know anything, without science & mathematics. Its not-so-humble admission of its lack, does not curb AND readily adds to pollution deaths in the world, & in its own country.
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#40731 Oct 21, 2013
Real Republican wrote:
This report from China could well be the future for the whole world.
Killer smogs are the PAST (1950's to 1970's) for the rest of the world. China is just 'catching up' and learning the same 'lesson' that we are starting to forget..
Real Republican

Paducah, KY

#40732 Oct 21, 2013
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, we know you have no science or mathematics degrees. Probably, you have little science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc in your poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa. We know what you don't know.
As for the Chinese report you make sound like its something new, chinese communists(always small letters) have been heavily polluting their city & landscapes & Chinese citizen organs for many score years, as they dirtily industrialize. With much effort AND without an EPA, chinese communists(always small letters) have been killing themselves with pollution. Initially thought to be 500,000+ chinese per year, later reports have upped the vicious deaths(again, probably conservative) to 1.2 million deaths per year, with little end of death by pollution in sight.
re-pubic-lick-uns, spearheaded by tea partiers, smug about American pollution, fight further regulations for coal, oil, gas, transportation, & electrical energy generation, & voluntarily look away as their own citizens & constituents die of pollution.
Yeah, "real re-pubic-lick-un" plus all his other AGW deniers, can't know anything, without science & mathematics. Its not-so-humble admission of its lack, does not curb AND readily adds to pollution deaths in the world, & in its own country.
Damn idiots like you are why the Tea Party was able to take over the GOP. I never said I deny global warming. I said I don't have the science education (I have a MA degree, but not in science) to say. I defer to the scientists who do have the education. But when people like me who try to stand up to the whackos in the Tea Party are attacked by people like you, it cuts the ground right out from under us with the rank and file.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#40733 Oct 21, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
<quoted text>
Killer smogs are the PAST (1950's to 1970's) for the rest of the world. China is just 'catching up' and learning the same 'lesson' that we are starting to forget..
The UN's WHO just published a report on lung cancer caused by this type of pollution. We are not forgetting but observing and analyzing the havoc from fossil fuels.

Another point is to remind China that they were not to repeat the mistakes of the west.. What happened to those promises?

It is late they deliver on their words.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#40734 Oct 21, 2013
Real Republican wrote:
<quoted text>To another poster:

Damn idiots like you are why the Tea Party was able to take over the GOP. I never said I deny global warming. I said I don't have the science education (I have a MA degree, but not in science) to say. I defer to the scientists who do have the education. But when people like me who try to stand up to the whackos in the Tea Party are attacked by people like you, it cuts the ground right out from under us with the rank and file.
Heck.. nothing sacred about the GOP. It has run its course to irrelevance... and demise.
Real Republicans

Paducah, KY

#40735 Oct 21, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Heck.. nothing sacred about the GOP. It has run its course to irrelevance... and demise.
You may be right, but what takes its place might be worse. Imagine a Tea Party as the powerful second party. On the other hand, there may be a new, younger generation of men and women in the mold of John Sherman Cooper who will win the "Civil War" that is going on in the Republican Party and bring it back to the center. That would probably be the best outcome. But for that to happen, the Democrats also have to come toward the center, and work together like Cooper and Hubert Humphrey did.
litesong

Everett, WA

#40736 Oct 21, 2013
litesong wrote:
Yeah, we know you have no science or mathematics degrees....... later reports have upped the vicious deaths(again, probably conservative) to 1.2 million deaths per year, with little end of death by pollution in sight.

re-pubic-lick-uns, spearheaded by tea partiers, smug about American pollution, fight further regulations for coal, oil, gas, transportation, & electrical energy generation, & voluntarily look away as their own citizens & constituents die of pollution.
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"real re-pubic-lick-un" replied:
Damn idiots like you are why the Tea Party was able to take over the GOP....... I defer to the scientists who do have the education. But when people like me who try to stand up to the whackos in the Tea Party are attacked by people like you, it cuts the ground right out from under us with the rank and file.
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litesong wrote:
I am Snohomish Tribe, & remnant of Native Tribes decimated by self-righteous euros & transplanted euros. Swearing at Native Tribes will not save the re-pubic-lick-un party.

Transplanted euros, still chewing on "injuns", are so ravenous, they now feed on themselves, your example being prime. It is not my mission that particular euro & transplanted euro political parties exist. It is time for you to see that your party NEEDS to pass away & surrender its egotism. Rich transplanted (re-pubic-lick-un?) euros will take care of themselves & do not need lower case re-pubic-lick-uns to run political thick-walled interference for them.
litesong

Everett, WA

#40738 Oct 21, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
China is just 'catching up' and learning the same 'lesson'......
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SpaceBlues wrote:
......remind China that they were not to repeat.......
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litesong wrote:
Dictators COULD respond faster than democracies to make their countries better........ if dictators had a soul. But they don't.
gcaveman1

Laurel, MS

#40739 Oct 21, 2013
Mothra wrote:
Gore Says U.S. Likely to Beat ‘Inadequate’ Carbon Target
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-18/gore...
Only the brave warmists will read the comments.
btw, notice this aint from FOX News
LOL
Nice article. I hope you read it.

Gore, the man, is not as important as what he says.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#40741 Oct 21, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Nor, it would seem, are Gore's actions "important".
I read the comments.
Did you?
Well for someone who constantly whines any time any of us bring up Fox news to make a point, your lot seem to be sure obsessed with Al Gore's private life.
litesong

Everett, WA

#40743 Oct 22, 2013
motheaten wrote:
It was BLOOMBERG.......
NOT FOX.
Both are highly regarded edge-of-technology science avenues......specially when Bloomberg shows the Dow Jones & Fox shows bikini clad cheerleaders, simultaneously. "motheaten" is excited by both.... like a moth to flames.
gcaveman1

Laurel, MS

#40744 Oct 22, 2013
I read the comments.

It was the same old denier bullshit I read here all the time.

Stuff written by traitors, who are corporate zombies, who are against the American spirit and against us maintaining our leadership position in the world, who are afraid to venture into the future, and who drag us under with them while they drown in ignorance.
litesong

Everett, WA

#40745 Oct 22, 2013
motheaten wrote:
.....you're even less coherent.
I'm glad to teach. I'm also glad that you don't understand what could save the re-pubic-lick-un party, as tea party termites hollow out the insides, & toxic topix AGW deniers, who are thrilled by their lack of education.
gcaveman1

Laurel, MS

#40746 Oct 22, 2013
Speaking of Mr. Gore, "24 Hours Of Reality" starts today at 1PM CDT. The theme this year is "The Cost of Carbon".

For those of us in the know, it may be a rehash of what we already know, but still, you may learn something if you tune in. I could say the same for the deniers here, but I would probably be overly optimistic in doing so.

For any fence-sitters, like the old-school Republican who just joined us, watch it from your fence and then make up your mind.

http://forms.climaterealityproject.org/page/m...
gcaveman1

Laurel, MS

#40747 Oct 22, 2013
If you are not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
litesong

Everett, WA

#40748 Oct 22, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
"24 Hours Of Reality" starts today at 1PM CDT. The theme this year is "The Cost of Carbon".
gcaveman1........ Thank you! Got the site already to view.
litesong

Everett, WA

#40750 Oct 22, 2013
motheaten wrote:
Doubling down......
"motheaten" dumbly doubles down its deadly indoctrinated denial of AGW.
litesong

Everett, WA

#40752 Oct 22, 2013
motheaten wrote:
gibberish
I love the pure & true tones of the LOON!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#40753 Oct 22, 2013
For the benefit of mothballs who bagged my previous post here is the UN climate chief saying exactly the same thing.

Wildfires are "absolutely" linked to global warming and increasingly intense heatwaves, the UN climate chief has said, as bushfires burned out of control in Australia.

Figueres called for action to address rising greenhouse gas emissions.
"What we have seen are just introductions to the doom and gloom that we could be facing. But that's not the only scenario," she said.
"We could -- as humankind -- we could take vigorous action and we could have a very, very different scenario. That's a scenario that is worth examining.

"We have very little time," she added. "The important thing is that we still have time, although inasmuch as we delay, we are closing the window upon ourselves."

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/1...
Obamacare is great

Corona Del Mar, CA

#40754 Oct 22, 2013
Global warming is REAL, you fool. Deal with it.
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Global warming, in general, will mean higher temperatures. This causes more heat waves - more extreme weather. But it also causes fewer cold waves - less extreme weather. Many more people die from excessive cold than excessive heat, so fewer people will die from cold and heat in the future. By mid-century, researchers estimated in 2006, that means about 1.4 million fewer deaths per year. In the continental United States, heat waves in the past decade exceeded the norm by 10 percent, but the number of cold waves fell 75 percent.
Moreover, global warming will mostly increase temperatures during winter, at night and in cold places, making temperature differences less extreme.
Global warming will also cause more heavy rain; this is clearly more extreme. But warming will also help alleviate water scarcity - less extreme. About 1.2 billion fewer people are expected to live with water scarcity by the end of the century because of increased precipitation.
Drought is expected to increase in some regions while decreasing in others. Overall, the impact will probably be slightly more extreme. Likewise, sea levels will rise, which will mean more flooding of coastal structures - more extreme weather. The total impact is likely to be less than 0.1 percent of global economic output.
Hurricane wind speeds are likely to increase (more extreme), but the number of hurricanes is likely to decrease or hold steady (less extreme). The number of extra-tropical cyclones is likely to decline (less extreme).

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