Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 62340 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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denier

Zion, IL

#44138 Mar 11, 2014
Spacecadet wrote:
<quoted text>Are you going to crash it, alarmist?
Read:..climate scientists specifically predicted a decade ago that Arctic ice loss would bring on worse droughts in the West — and California is now in the death-grip of a brutal, record-breaking drought, driven by the very change in the jet stream that scientists had anticipated.
But Holdren’s main point is the important one — quite separate from any changes in precipitation that climate change may cause, there is little dispute that human-caused climate change is worsening droughts in the West and Southwest. I recommend his entire paper to readers interested in this important subject.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/03/3...
Nope obama is!
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44139 Mar 11, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Are you going to crash it, alarmist?
Read:..climate scientists specifically predicted a decade ago that Arctic ice loss would bring on worse droughts in the West — and California is now in the death-grip of a brutal, record-breaking drought, driven by the very change in the jet stream that scientists had anticipated.
But Holdren’s main point is the important one — quite separate from any changes in precipitation that climate change may cause, there is little dispute that human-caused climate change is worsening droughts in the West and Southwest. I recommend his entire paper to readers interested in this important subject.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/03/3...
Obama's science advisor?

Gee... spokesman for Liar of Year. Yeah... there's some credibility. Not.

"Through studies of tree rings, sediment and other natural evidence, researchers have documented multiple droughts in California that lasted 10 or 20 years in a row during the past 1,000 years — compared to the mere three-year duration of the current dry spell. The two most severe megadroughts make the Dust Bowl of the 1930s look tame: a 240-year-long drought that started in 850 and, 50 years after the conclusion of that one, another that stretched at least 180 years."

http://news.msn.com/in-depth/scientists-past-...

A 3 year drought is "record breaking"?

Quit spewing CO2.
litesong

Everett, WA

#44140 Mar 11, 2014
maverick zero ate zero wrote:
If the arctic is as warm as you say it is, why is the arctic ice sheet 29% bigger than in 2010?
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers keep reducing the quantity of the Arctic ice sheet from 60%, to 50% & now to 29%, & they still are wrong. You writing "harm on us"?

Arctic sea ice VOLUME, as of March 1, 2013 is 0.5% to 1% lower than that of the "2010-to-current" time range. Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for March 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~28,200 cubic kilometers. Present March 1, 2013 sea ice VOLUME is ~20,800 cubic kilometers,~7400 cubic kilometers less than the 1980-89 period for March 1.

slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers are truly blind, often are slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs & sometimes are alleged &/or proud threateners.

“Woof!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#44141 Mar 11, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers keep reducing the quantity of the Arctic ice sheet from 60%, to 50% & now to 29%, & they still are wrong. You writing "harm on us"?
Arctic sea ice VOLUME, as of March 1, 2013 is 0.5% to 1% lower than that of the "2010-to-current" time range. Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for March 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~28,200 cubic kilometers. Present March 1, 2013 sea ice VOLUME is ~20,800 cubic kilometers,~7400 cubic kilometers less than the 1980-89 period for March 1.
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers are truly blind, often are slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs & sometimes are alleged &/or proud threateners.
Are you saying that even though the ice sheet is larger, it is not as thick as it used to be?

Apparently you have a problem being civil.....

Since Amsterdam, Venice, New Orleans, Diego Garcia and a multitude of Pacific Islands
are not underwater at the moment, what happened to all that water that was trapped as ice?
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#44142 Mar 11, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers keep reducing the quantity of the Arctic ice sheet from 60%, to 50% & now to 29%, & they still are wrong. You writing "harm on us"?
Arctic sea ice VOLUME, as of March 1, 2013 is 0.5% to 1% lower than that of the "2010-to-current" time range. Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for March 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~28,200 cubic kilometers. Present March 1, 2013 sea ice VOLUME is ~20,800 cubic kilometers,~7400 cubic kilometers less than the 1980-89 period for March 1.
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers are truly blind, often are slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs & sometimes are alleged &/or proud threateners.
TROLL!!!!!!!!!!
SpaceBlues

United States

#44143 Mar 11, 2014
Maverick 808 wrote:
<quoted text>To another poster:

Are you saying that even though the ice sheet is larger, it is not as thick as it used to be?
Apparently you have a problem being civil.....
?
Have you not noticed 'mothra' has "a problem being civil "on this thread/page?

You must be in its cult, too.
SpaceBlues

United States

#44144 Mar 11, 2014
These science deniers are desperate.. welcome to namecalling..
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44145 Mar 11, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Have you not noticed 'mothra' has "a problem being civil "on this thread/page?
You must be in its cult, too.
psst... when questioning one's "civility" it's counter-productive to use inflammatory rhetoric (eg, "cult") in your argument.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44146 Mar 11, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
These science deniers are desperate.. welcome to namecalling..
Yeah.. we all know "cult", and "denier" are terms of cvil debate.

You contradict yourself faster than litesong.

LOL

“Woof!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#44147 Mar 11, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Have you not noticed 'mothra' has "a problem being civil "on this thread/page?
You must be in its cult, too.
Not really.
According to scientists, global warming is melting the polar icecaps and glaciers and that would in turn raise the level of the oceans. Since none of the major low lying cities are underwater, I was just wondering what happened to all that water.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#44148 Mar 11, 2014
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
psst... when questioning one's "civility" it's counter-productive to use inflammatory rhetoric (eg, "cult") in your argument.
Well perhaps you might like John Kerry's quote: "Climate Change is 'the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction" ,'The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand,' Kerry said.'We don't have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society,'

Maybe the mistake was climate change should have been called a WMD instead of global warming then you would be quite happy to do something about it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25609...
litesong

Everett, WA

#44149 Mar 11, 2014
Stan wrote:
So much ignorance from such a small population
True. re-pubic-lick-uns are declining in numbers. & toxic topix AGW deniers stand on shorelines & get swept out to sea.
SpaceBlues

United States

#44150 Mar 11, 2014
Maverick 808 wrote:
<quoted text>Not really.
According to scientists, global warming is melting the polar icecaps and glaciers and that would in turn raise the level of the oceans. Since none of the major low lying cities are underwater, I was just wondering what happened to all that water.
You make up your own facts. Try to learn what happens under the modern man-made climate change.

Wikipedia: Two main factors contribute to observed sea level rise.[9] The first is thermal expansion: as ocean water warms, it expands.[10] The second is from the melting of major stores of land ice like glaciers and ice sheets.

Sea level rise is one of several lines of evidence that support the view that the climate has recently warmed.[11]
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#44151 Mar 11, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Well perhaps you might like John Kerry's quote: "Climate Change is 'the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction" ,'The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand,' Kerry said.'We don't have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society,'
Maybe the mistake was climate change should have been called a WMD instead of global warming then you would be quite happy to do something about it.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25609...
Could you possibly be more irrelevant?

Don't answer. I suspect a post soon will demonstrate you can.

“Woof!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#44152 Mar 11, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>You make up your own facts. Try to learn what happens under the modern man-made climate change.
Wikipedia: Two main factors contribute to observed sea level rise.[9] The first is thermal expansion: as ocean water warms, it expands.[10] The second is from the melting of major stores of land ice like glaciers and ice sheets.
Sea level rise is one of several lines of evidence that support the view that the climate has recently warmed.[11]
You claim wikipedia as a reliable source of information?
That's not a very good basis for your argument.

Elevation (height and depth) of the land is based on mean sea level. They study the tide at certain shorelines for a year and take an average based on that study and determine 0.00'.
Satellites are great at mapping however they are unreliable when it comes to height and depth due to the constant land movement of the Earth.

“Woof!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#44153 Mar 11, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Well perhaps you might like John Kerry's quote: "Climate Change is 'the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction" ,'The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand,' Kerry said.'We don't have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society,'
Maybe the mistake was climate change should have been called a WMD instead of global warming then you would be quite happy to do something about it.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25609...
You'd be better off arguing about the nuclear waste repository contaminating the ground.
denier

Zion, IL

#44154 Mar 11, 2014
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers keep reducing the quantity of the Arctic ice sheet from 60%, to 50% & now to 29%, & they still are wrong. You writing "harm on us"?
Arctic sea ice VOLUME, as of March 1, 2013 is 0.5% to 1% lower than that of the "2010-to-current" time range. Average Arctic sea ice VOLUME for March 1, for the period 1980-89, was ~28,200 cubic kilometers. Present March 1, 2013 sea ice VOLUME is ~20,800 cubic kilometers,~7400 cubic kilometers less than the 1980-89 period for March 1.
slimy steenking toxic topix AGW deniers are truly blind, often are slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs & sometimes are alleged &/or proud threateners.
1.3 degrees in 200 years quit with the bs already you won't see another 30 do your part and be proud u did and while your at it come up with some new slang I know u can!
SpaceBlues

United States

#44155 Mar 11, 2014
Maverick 808 wrote:
<quoted text>You claim wikipedia as a reliable source of information?
That's not a very good basis for your argument.
Elevation (height and depth) of the land is based on mean sea level. They study the tide at certain shorelines for a year and take an average based on that study and determine 0.00'.
Satellites are great at mapping however they are unreliable when it comes to height and depth due to the constant land movement of the Earth.
I reviewed what I posted from the Wikipedia. It is correct. The numbers are the references. You can read the original material there.

[I fully support Wikipedia, even with donations. It is one of the best things about the Internet.]

You are merely shooting from the hip. Get real about the science.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44156 Mar 12, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Global warming ..age.
You wanted man-made earthquakes..

YOUNGSTOWN -- A fifth minor earthquake has been recorded in an area of northeastern Ohio where state regulators have ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 2.1 magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning, about nine miles southeast of Youngstown. That same area experienced four minor earthquakes Monday.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has said there's nothing indicating that the earthquakes are connected to any injection wells.

The department on Monday asked the only oil and gas operator in the area to stop all work until it can test further.

An injection well used to hold wastewater from the fracking process has been tied in recent years to a series of earthquakes in the Youngstown area.

No property damage has been reported from the earthquakes.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#44157 Mar 12, 2014
So, a state department overreacts; what else is new?

How about ANY experiment for climate change mitigation, find one yet?

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