Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 54607 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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Professor Emeritus Fellow

Los Angeles, CA

#48638 Jul 7, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>IBM [launching a new project] has 20 years of experience in weather modeling, he added, but forecasting the air quality will require new computer modeling to take into account all of Beijing's different pollution sources. Along with the city, IBM is also partnering with academics and industry players to pull pollution-related data from local air quality monitoring stations, weather satellites, and the company's own optical sensors.
The pay-off could be big. By successfully forecasting Beijing's pollution patterns, the system could also suggest preventive measures to keep the city's air quality from approaching hazardous levels. The government would know when to reduce production at certain factories, or where to limit car traffic, said Xiaowei Shen, director of IBM Research in China.
"You not only have to build a model that can predict. You have to provide a decision system so that people can take proper action," Shen said.
Let me successfully forecast Beijing's pollution patterns and save all of you some time and money:

Beijing will pollute the air for the next 365 days without exception. This prediction has an error rate of plus/minus 3%.

lol. You warmies think the earth started spinning the day you were born.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#48639 Jul 7, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
Some complex systems are earthquake prediction, meteorology, economics, anthropology, artificial intelligence, artificial life, chemistry, computer science, evolutionary computation, molecular biology, neuroscience, physics, psychology and sociology. While we can understand and predict simple systems, we resort to models to predict complex systems. While they are not perfect, they are the best tool that we have.
Actually, YOU are the best tool they have. Your models are counterfeit, your predictions aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#48640 Jul 7, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Quack quack..
Not surprised you don't get it, ducky.
Have you heard of uncertainty analysis, LOL? Give it up, ducky..
Have you heard of the "hockey stick"? You're fulloshit, bucko.
Al Gore

Los Angeles, CA

#48641 Jul 7, 2014
Uhhhh, besides inventing the internet and pushing hard for the global warming belief system, few people know that Algorithms were named after me.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#48642 Jul 7, 2014
More Antarctic ice wrote:
<quoted text>
The steady growth of Antarctic sea ice and its influence on global sea ice appeared to provide a public relations problem.,
Just a lil sideline issue to this BS you deniers keep posting.

Research just in:
The research also helps explain a number of sudden increases in sea level in the earth’s past by showing that ice shelves are less stable and that melting can accelerate more rapidly than had been thought. Rapid in the context of geological time still means that we are talking about generations, not years, but it also implies that there is less time to get pollution under control.
“Dramatic rises in sea level are almost inevitable if we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the current rate,” says fellow researcher Nicolas Jourdain

“When we first saw the results it was quite a shock. It was one of the few cases where I hoped the science was wrong,” said Spence.“What is particularly concerning is how easy it is for climate change to increase the water temperatures beside Antarctic ice sheets.”

So deniers will claim a win on this one because the computer models did not predict the ice melting this fast.

http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/07/antarctic-wi...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#48644 Jul 7, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Just a lil sideline issue to this BS you deniers keep posting.
Research just in:
The research also helps explain a number of sudden increases in sea level in the earth’s past by showing that ice shelves are less stable and that melting can accelerate more rapidly than had been thought. Rapid in the context of geological time still means that we are talking about generations, not years, but it also implies that there is less time to get pollution under control.
“Dramatic rises in sea level are almost inevitable if we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the current rate,” says fellow researcher Nicolas Jourdain
“When we first saw the results it was quite a shock. It was one of the few cases where I hoped the science was wrong,” said Spence.“What is particularly concerning is how easy it is for climate change to increase the water temperatures beside Antarctic ice sheets.”
So deniers will claim a win on this one because the computer models did not predict the ice melting this fast.
http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/07/antarctic-wi...
Eventually you'll be saying, "Everything changes slower and with less predictability than we originally thought."

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#48645 Jul 8, 2014
The computer models are wrong and nobody has experimentally tested climate change mitigation.

Since: Mar 09

Wichita, KS

#48646 Jul 8, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
The computer models are wrong and nobody has experimentally tested climate change mitigation.
How do you know they are wrong, dodo?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48647 Jul 8, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
The computer models are wrong and nobody has experimentally tested climate change mitigation.
How do you know they are wrong, LOL?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48648 Jul 8, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you heard of the "hockey stick"? You're fulloshit, bucko.
This is your selfie..
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48649 Jul 8, 2014
Professor Emeritus Fellow wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me successfully forecast Beijing's pollution patterns and save all of you some time and money:
Beijing will pollute the air for the next 365 days without exception. This prediction has an error rate of plus/minus 3%.
lol. You warmies think the earth started spinning the day you were born.
LOL.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Chesapeake, VA

#48650 Jul 8, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Just a lil sideline issue to this BS you deniers keep posting.
Research just in:
The research also helps explain a number of sudden increases in sea level in the earth’s past by showing that ice shelves are less stable and that melting can accelerate more rapidly than had been thought. Rapid in the context of geological time still means that we are talking about generations, not years, but it also implies that there is less time to get pollution under control.
“Dramatic rises in sea level are almost inevitable if we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the current rate,” says fellow researcher Nicolas Jourdain
“When we first saw the results it was quite a shock. It was one of the few cases where I hoped the science was wrong,” said Spence.“What is particularly concerning is how easy it is for climate change to increase the water temperatures beside Antarctic ice sheets.”
So deniers will claim a win on this one because the computer models did not predict the ice melting this fast.
http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/07/antarctic-wi...
“Dramatic rises in sea level are almost inevitable if we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the current rate,” says fellow researcher Nicolas Jourdain

Notice the part: almost inevitable? Why not be bold and state emphatically "The seas are going to rise!" Because it's pure BS The sea levels might actuall drop due to displacement and the lack of ice. That's common sense and 5th grade science.

Put this in your computer model: If what is claimed were to be true, then where is the over riding fear for a shift in earth wobble? That volume of water relocating will surely have a major impact on seasons because as Newton pointed out: f = ma. If the mass increases in certain regions of the world then the force of wobble increases and thus we might get either really longer winters or summers.
Come on now. Let's talk science after all. Don't be scared of science.
Professor Emeritus Fellow

Los Angeles, CA

#48651 Jul 8, 2014
Fact: The more people living in an particular area, the worse it is for that area's ecosystem.

You can't even identify the ecosystem that formerly occupied NYC and San Francisco.
Los Angeles is headed in the same direction.

Solution: Promote low density and open space.

We can do it! Go green!

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#48652 Jul 8, 2014
Professor Emeritus Fellow wrote:
Fact: The more people living in an particular area, the worse it is for that area's ecosystem.
You can't even identify the ecosystem that formerly occupied NYC and San Francisco.
Los Angeles is headed in the same direction.
Solution: Promote low density and open space.
We can do it! Go green!
Man has been doing that for thousands of years.
Always Smile

Oswego, IL

#48653 Jul 8, 2014
Professor Emeritus Fellow wrote:
Fact: The more people living in an particular area, the worse it is for that area's ecosystem.
You can't even identify the ecosystem that formerly occupied NYC and San Francisco.
Los Angeles is headed in the same direction.
Solution: Promote low density and open space.
We can do it! Go green!
Just look at Chicago! The leftists have run that city into debt and ruins. People are shooting themselves and others so they don't have to live in the leftist utopia by the lake with closed beaches from high bacteria (ie sewage).
Al Gore Rithym

Los Angeles, CA

#48654 Jul 8, 2014
My prediction is for 2020, just 5 1/2 years from now. See ya back here in 5 years!
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The reason? Solar energy.“There is surprising—even shocking—good news: Our ability to convert sunshine into usable energy has become much cheaper far more rapidly than anyone had predicted,” Gore wrote recently in Rolling Stone.“By 2020—as the scale of deployments grows and the costs continue to decline—more than 80 percent of the world’s people will live in regions where solar will be competitive with electricity from other sources.”
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48655 Jul 8, 2014
Al Gore Rithym wrote:
My prediction is for 2020, just 5 1/2 years from now. See ya back here in 5 years!
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The reason? Solar energy.“There is surprising—even shocking—good news: Our ability to convert sunshine into usable energy has become much cheaper far more rapidly than anyone had predicted,” Gore wrote recently in Rolling Stone.“By 2020—as the scale of deployments grows and the costs continue to decline—more than 80 percent of the world’s people will live in regions where solar will be competitive with electricity from other sources.”
http://search.yahoo.com/search ;_ylt=A0SO8xONULxTSWEApXZXNyoA ?ei=UTF-8&type=A011US739 &fr=mcafee&p=ostrich+i n+the+sand+phenomenon&rs=0 &fr2=rs-top
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#48656 Jul 8, 2014
Oh well Topix link failed..

It was ostrich info.

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#48657 Jul 8, 2014
Al Gore Rithym wrote:
My prediction is for 2020, just 5 1/2 years from now. See ya back here in 5 years!
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The reason? Solar energy.“There is surprising—even shocking—good news: Our ability to convert sunshine into usable energy has become much cheaper far more rapidly than anyone had predicted,” Gore wrote recently in Rolling Stone.“By 2020—as the scale of deployments grows and the costs continue to decline—more than 80 percent of the world’s people will live in regions where solar will be competitive with electricity from other sources.”
In that time the electric company's will have made it to expensive to connect your house or business to the grid to make it worth while.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#48658 Jul 9, 2014
Here is one for the deniers, red heads are going to disappear. All thanks to those fossil fuelled fanatics.

LONDON: Hair colour of humans now have a new enemy - climate change.

Scientists working with human DNA have predicted that the red hair gene, synonymous to UK and Scotland, will soon disappear.

Dr Alistair Moffat of Scotland has said that a gene mutation that yields red hair and pale skin which is more sensitive to light leaves DNA in skill cells more prone to sun damage and cancer.

Only 1-2% of the world's population have red hair, though in Scotland 13% of the population are ginger and 40% are thought to carry the gene.

Rising temperatures — a direct result of climate change will cause it to regress.

http://thenewage.co.za/131038-1021-53-Red_hai...

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