Expert: We must act fast on warming

Expert: We must act fast on warming

There are 28335 comments on the Kansas.com story from Sep 24, 2008, titled Expert: We must act fast on warming. In it, Kansas.com reports that:

Droughts, melting ice caps and glaciers, rising sea levels and mass extinctions will all be a reality unless the U.S. and the world cut back on carbon emissions dramatically, said James Hansen, director of ...

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“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#26048 Oct 4, 2012
Bernard Forand wrote:
False make believe research is all Christy has.
Don't you think his employers should be informed?
Bernard Forand wrote:
Whether just here in the USA or the world, facts are false.
Facts are false?
Bernard Forand wrote:
Put this one on a list to further disregard as genious[sic].
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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#26049 Oct 4, 2012
SoE wrote:
Approaching...then again maybe not...:-)
Take a derivative per L'H˘pital's rule.

Next!
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#26050 Oct 4, 2012
Hey somebody does not know about the L'H˘pital's rule. Ignorance is not fun!

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#26051 Oct 4, 2012
PHD

Houston, TX

#26052 Oct 5, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you think his employers should be informed?<quoted text>Facts are false?<quoted text>?┐?
Hay you should have informed your employers.Yes facts are false about your mental stability. Have you seen your care giver today?
SoE

Rozet, WY

#26053 Oct 5, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Take a derivative per L'H˘pital's rule.
Next!
Ha ha ha...where the baseline seems,in many cases,to more closely
fit hokums razor i don't believe the effort worthwhile.:-)

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Oxford, UK

#26054 Oct 5, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
Dark or dork.
Wow ů so how do we hide that?
it sounds kid a tough to get your kinda garden Harvard asses around but yeah a cosmic worm has swallowed the planets and is using these planets as a womary. Hey look here when the zombies take over your neighbourhood don't come crying to me that you haven't a Nerf weapon and are ready for them.

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Oxford, UK

#26055 Oct 5, 2012
Well we can not all sit and wait for Oceanic Rise to take a strangle hold over the planet. We must act now to save the world.
My plan is drain the oceans through giant sink hole generating electricity from the power of all that pressure squeezing through the hole.

One idea is that the oceans are largely dead now, and are a breeding ground for all the bad elements of climate change. They lay waste to toxins that contaminate and imbalance nature.

Like for example the need to deforest old dead woodlands that are strangling the environment.

Lets cut wood and drain cesspools. And radically reduce on toxin contamination.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#26056 Oct 5, 2012
the dark lord wrote:
My plan is drain the oceans through giant sink hole .....
God & anthropogenic CO2 warming beat your brain-freeze.

http://www.google.com/imgres...
SoE

Rozet, WY

#26057 Oct 5, 2012
the dark lord wrote:
<quoted text>
it sounds kid a tough to get your kinda garden Harvard asses around but yeah a cosmic worm has swallowed the planets and is using these planets as a womary. Hey look here when the zombies take over your neighbourhood don't come crying to me that you haven't a Nerf weapon and are ready for them.
Ah..er..Well, mephistophycal metaphors ?
PHD

Houston, TX

#26058 Oct 6, 2012
Could it be a new day a new dawn? Looks like the dirtling is seeing its care giver or could it be that the correct meds are working?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#26059 Oct 6, 2012
PHD wrote:
Could it be a new day a new dawn? Looks like the dirtling is seeing its care giver or could it be that the correct meds are working?
Simple. He ran out of cigarettes.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#26060 Oct 6, 2012
the dark lord wrote:
<quoted text>
it sounds kid a tough to get your kinda garden Harvard asses around but yeah a cosmic worm has swallowed the planets and is using these planets as a womary. Hey look here when the zombies take over your neighbourhood don't come crying to me that you haven't a Nerf weapon and are ready for them.
Too dork.. or dark.

No way.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#26061 Oct 6, 2012
the dark lord wrote:
Well we can not all sit and wait for Oceanic Rise to take a strangle hold over the planet. We must act now to save the world.
My plan is drain the oceans through giant sink hole generating electricity from the power of all that pressure squeezing through the hole.
One idea is that the oceans are largely dead now, and are a breeding ground for all the bad elements of climate change. They lay waste to toxins that contaminate and imbalance nature.
Like for example the need to deforest old dead woodlands that are strangling the environment.
Lets cut wood and drain cesspools. And radically reduce on toxin contamination.
Is this your point?

http://www.kfbk.com/cc-common/news/sections/n...
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#26062 Oct 6, 2012

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#26063 Oct 6, 2012
SoE wrote:
What is the most compelling test that you have performed proving global climate change isn't going to be a future problem?
That's not the issue, the global climate is changing. The issue is mitigation (acting on warming before it happens) v. adaption (acting on warming as it happens). Nobody has ever mitigated climate change but we've ALWAYS adapted to climate change.

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SoE wrote:
Please enter in the equation population growth..
I like population growth; we should maximize population growth.

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SoE wrote:
Also you might have ta plot an extreme(from her office) that can be reached still allowing the ability to reverse any ill effects..
You can never eliminate all ill effects but we can cope.

Don't kill growth out of fear.

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SoE wrote:
I'm sure many would find that information reassuring...
I'm sure I can try to answer any question you ask.
PHD

Houston, TX

#26065 Oct 6, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>That's not the issue, the global climate is changing. The issue is mitigation (acting on warming before it happens) v. adaption (acting on warming as it happens). Nobody has ever mitigated climate change but we've ALWAYS adapted to climate change.
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<quoted text>I like population growth; we should maximize population growth.
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<quoted text>You can never eliminate all ill effects but we can cope.
Don't kill growth out of fear.
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<quoted text>I'm sure I can try to answer any question you ask.
HA

Since: Aug 08

Lynnwood, WA

#26066 Oct 6, 2012
We must act fast on warming

A stunning performance(actually a non-performance) the last four days, showing Arctic sea ice NOT piling on great amounts of sea ice on the Arctic Ocean, surrounding seas & landforms. Four days ago, Arctic sea ice expansion was only the size of West Virginia! Three days ago, THE ARCTIC SEA ICE AREA EXPANSION WAS ONLY AS TINY AS DELAWARE!
Called a secondary feedback in AGW, solar energy absorption by historically unrecorded amounts of clear Arctic waters is putting on an incredible show in a non-performing role, well worthy of an Academy Award. With a stoic unchanging face, almost all Arctic waters refuse to ice:
Details below:
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litesong wrote:
Arctic sea ice extent is BELOW any recorded level in any previous year, at 4,173,594 km2 (October 3, 2012), fractionally gaining ~7,000 km2(a bit more than tiny Delaware area) of sea ice the previous day, the sun, unseen, from North Pole for ~2 weeks, & temps above the 80th parallel, at -13 degC. Temps on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean are dropping well below freezing, yet Arctic Ocean & seas still remain remarkably free of sea ice. Much warmth built up in Arctic waters these past months is resisting its conversion back to sea ice, especially southern Arctic waters which have seen much more solar energy absorbed than northern Arctic clear waters. Only along the Greenland east coast is sea ice extending greatly south.
It is stunning how the southern Arctic waters resist the ever increasing darkness & cold atmospheric temperatures trying to convert water to sea ice(yes, only Connecticut area, this past day).
This same Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of October 2, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~23% lower than any satellite recorded year AND indications of submarine-detected Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME.
Yes, the Arctic sea ice VOLUME is disappearing, day to day, & year to year, quicker than the Arctic sea ice extent, even in the time of Arctic sea ice increase.
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litesong continues:
Presently, Arctic sea ice extent is about the same or below as any minimum Arctic sea ice of any recorded year, & has been for 5-6 weeks, either by satellite or submarine data, at 4,256,875 km2 (October 5, 2012). Over the last two days, only the area represented by S. Carolina has become sea ice, despite the sun, unseen, from North Pole for ~2 weeks, temperatures above the 80th parallel averaging minus 14 degC, & temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean dropping well below freezing(as low as -10degC).

Almost all large region southerly Arctic waters, including the Northwest Passage, Northeast passage, waters north of Alaska & waters even north of Russian Islands, Franz Joseph Land, & Svalbard are ice free. Year long sea ices have been in place north of Canada & Greenland. The farthest southerly reaching sea ices are along the east coast of Greenland. Much warmth built up in Arctic waters these past months are resisting their conversion back to sea ice, especially southern Arctic waters which have seen much more solar energy absorbed than northern Arctic clear waters.

This same Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of October 2, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~23% lower than any satellite recorded year AND indications of submarine-detected Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME.

Downwellings in unusual clear Arctic waters, normally sea ice covered, have transported extra solar energy to continental shelf & Arctic Ocean & sea depths.

Yeah, despite the feeble denial efforts of 'steenking piddling diddling middling mudling mudslinger dirtling', a slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig, to discount this thread, this thread is alive.
pig izzard

Perth, Australia

#26067 Oct 9, 2012
The mammoth tasted like shit but other than that the BBQ was great.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#26068 Oct 9, 2012
The Arctic sea ice minimum extent this year was almost 300,000 square miles(twice the area of California) smaller than the previous minimum set in September 2007, which itself was an incredible drop.
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litesong wrote:
A stunning performance(actually a non-performance) shows Arctic sea ice, after this year's minimum extent(& greatest square kilometer area of clear waters), NOT piling on, in great amounts of sea ice on the Arctic Ocean, surrounding seas & against landforms.
Called a secondary feedback in AGW, solar energy absorption by historically unrecorded amounts of clear Arctic waters is putting on an incredible show in a non-performing role, well worthy of an Academy Award. With a stoic unchanging face, almost all southern Arctic waters refuse to ice. Except for the sea ices north of Greenland & Canadian islands, the Arctic ice pack shows a strong resemblance to a semi-circle, strengthening the assumption that Arctic Ocean waters & seas have very strongly absorbed solar energies the last 3 months, due to the rotating Earth, variably tilted towards the sun.
Details below:
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litesong wrote:
Arctic sea ice extent is a bit greater than the lowest minimum of any other year recorded, either by satellite or submarine data, at 4,477,031 km2 (October 7, 2012). Only the small size area represented by Kentucky has become sea ice, despite the sun, unseen, from the North Pole for 2+ weeks, temperatures above the 80th parallel averaging minus 14 degC for the last three days, & temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean dropping as low as -12degC.

Much warmth built up in Arctic waters these past months is resisting its conversion back to sea ice, especially southern Arctic waters which have seen much more solar energy absorbed than northern Arctic clear waters.

This same Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of October 2, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~23% lower than any satellite recorded year AND indications of submarine-detected Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME.
Yes, the Arctic sea ice VOLUME is disappearing, year to year, quicker than the Arctic sea ice minimum extent.
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litesong continues:
Presently, Arctic sea ice extent is above the next lowest two years' minimum Arctic sea ice extent, at 4,574,688 km2 (October 8, 2012). However, present extent is dated almost a month later, than the date that the 3rd place year established its mark. Temperatures above the 80th parallel have slipped to (-15 degC), a bit less than normal, temperatures on landforms surrounding the Arctic Ocean most often freezing with temperatures as low as -17degC, but southern Arctic sea ice has increased by smaller than the size of Indiana.
Much of that sea ice increase is along the Greenland east coast, altho Arctic ice pack is closer to the Russian islands, Franz Joseph Land & Svalbard, again in the semi-circular pattern mentioned above. Almost all large region southerly Arctic waters, including the Northwest Passage, Northeast passage, & waters north of mentioned islands are nearly ice free. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SQUARE KILOMETERS(IF NOT MORE), of waters north of Alaska & Siberia are clear.

Arctic Ocean warmth is & will continue to keep Arctic sea ice thinner through the coming winter & even spring. As of October 2, Arctic sea ice VOLUME is ~23% lower than any satellite recorded year AND from indications of submarine-detected Arctic sea ice yearly VOLUME.

Downwellings in unusual clear Arctic waters, normally sea ice covered in decades past, for three months have & even now still transport extra solar energy to continental shelf & Arctic Ocean & sea depths.

Yeah, despite the feeble denial efforts of 'steenking piddling diddling middling mudling mudslinger dirtling', a slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig, to discount this thread, this thread is alive.

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