Expert: We must act fast on warming

Expert: We must act fast on warming

There are 28465 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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Since: Mar 09

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#26417 Jan 23, 2013
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26418 Jan 23, 2013
More whack whack whack from the whacked out one.

Since: Jan 13

Fairfax, VA

#26419 Jan 25, 2013
SoE wrote:
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He {phd} has the insight of Broca's brain ?(currently)
You give PHD too much credit. LOL
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26420 Jan 26, 2013
Soe, wallop10 got walloped again and again. Only the wallop10 dictator should get credit. That third world dictator world really really needs the wallop10 to move back there.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#26421 Jan 27, 2013
The scientific method uses iterations of technological advancement. When faced with untested climate change mitigation; we see pseudoscience. The internal combustion engine works; climate change mitigation is fantasy.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26422 Jan 27, 2013
Scientific science fiction is cut and paste useless babble posted by "pinheadlitesout" and the commander of back peddle walloped10.
SoE

United States

#26423 Jan 27, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>I have a feeling you have a bit of trouble following anything of importance. Would that be the reason you follow "pinheadlitesout"?
I'm beginning to find your posts contain the "sound and fury" of your convictions...;-)

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#26424 Jan 28, 2013
And all this time I thought that it was cow farts.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26425 Jan 28, 2013
SoE wrote:
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I'm beginning to find your posts contain the "sound and fury" of your convictions...;-)
Sorry,it becomes very difficult to read the same scientific science fiction cut and paste useless babble from the commander trolls "pinheadlitesout and the infamous walloped wallop10. They refuse to show their peer reviewed published work.

Since: Jan 13

Fairfax, VA

#26426 Jan 28, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text> They refuse to show their peer reviewed published work.
What a lying troll.

here is NASA.

Evidence: Climate change: How do we know?

The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.

The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.1

Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about our planet and its climate on a global scale. Studying these climate data collected over many years reveal the signals of a changing climate.
Certain facts about Earth's climate are not in dispute:

The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century.2Their ability to affect the transfer of infrared energy through the atmosphere is the scientific basis of many JPL-designed instruments, such as AIRS. Increased levels of greenhouse gases must cause the Earth to warm in response.

Ice cores drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show that the Earth’s climate responds to changes in solar output, in the Earth’s orbit, and in greenhouse gas levels. They also show that in the past, large changes in climate have happened very quickly, geologically-speaking: in tens of years, not in millions or even thousands.3
The evidence for rapid climate change is compelling:

• Sea level rise
Global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, is nearly double that of the last century.4

• Global temperature rise
All three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880.5 Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years.6 Even though the 2000s witnessed a solar output decline resulting in an unusually deep solar minimum in 2007-2009, surface temperatures continue to increase.7

• Warming oceans
The oceans have absorbed much of this increased heat, with the top 700 meters (about 2,300 feet) of ocean showing warming of 0.302 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969.8

• Shrinking ice sheets
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass. Data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show Greenland lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year between 2002 and 2006, while Antarctica lost about 152 cubic kilometers (36 cubic miles) of ice between 2002 and 2005.

• Declining Arctic sea ice
Both the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades.9

• Glacial retreat
Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa.

• Extreme events
The number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing, since 1950.

• Ocean acidification
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent.12,13 This increase is the result of humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans. The amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the upper layer of the oceans is increasing by about 2 billion tons per year.14,15

http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26427 Jan 28, 2013
Wallop10 wrote:
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What a lying troll.
So biggest liar when are you going to show your own peer review published work? You never answer the question. Sorry can't compete with you; you are the commander TROLL cut and paste scientific science fiction of endless useless babble.
SoE

United States

#26428 Jan 28, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>So biggest liar when are you going to show your own peer review published work? You never answer the question. Sorry can't compete with you; you are the commander TROLL cut and paste scientific science fiction of endless useless babble.

Perhaps it would be easer to comment,in a meaningful way,if you would direct me to your peer reviewed published work...
I think then i would be able to see the direction you are approaching the subject...

Obviously to attain a "PHD' you would have had to make a significant contribution in a specific field...
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26429 Jan 28, 2013
SoE wrote:
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Perhaps it would be easer to comment,in a meaningful way,if you would direct me to your peer reviewed published work...
I think then i would be able to see the direction you are approaching the subject...
Obviously to attain a "PHD' you would have had to make a significant contribution in a specific field...
I do and it really really is none of your concern.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#26430 Jan 28, 2013
SoE wrote:
Obviously to attain a "PHD' you would have had to make a significant contribution in a specific field...
Phudd makes a significant contribution in a field in exactly the same way a cow does. His field is Topix and he craps over it 12 hours a day.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#26431 Jan 28, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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Phudd makes a significant contribution in a field in exactly the same way a cow does. His field is Topix and he craps over it 12 hours a day.
And yours fairy lame goes on 24/7
SoE

United States

#26433 Jan 28, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>I do and it really really is none of your concern.
..........
I have a feeling you have a bit of trouble following anything of importance...then again perhaps it's really really none of my concern ?
..........
Perhaps you would wish to point out the important points you have contributed?
..........
I find it intriguing that possibly a rare (Faux)PhD is onboard..
Would recognition of such an achivement be bestowed by the Sorbonne ?
SoE

United States

#26434 Jan 28, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>I do and it really really is none of your concern.
I can see how your preception of having to deal with all us foos
may prove tedious given your command of the subject...

Since: Jan 13

Fairfax, VA

#26435 Jan 28, 2013
SoE wrote:
<quoted text>
..........
I have a feeling you have a bit of trouble following anything of importance...then again perhaps it's really really none of my concern ?
..........
Perhaps you would wish to point out the important points you have contributed?
..........
I find it intriguing that possibly a rare (Faux)PhD is onboard..
Would recognition of such an achivement be bestowed by the Sorbonne ?
Another poster called PHD, Penny.

I don't know what the H and D stand for.

LOL.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#26436 Jan 28, 2013
SoE wrote:
Obviously to attain a "PHD' you would have had to make a significant contribution in a specific field...
'phud fetid feces face fiend' daily makes significant contributions of 'phud cow pies' in fields of hay....

Since: Jan 13

Fairfax, VA

#26437 Jan 28, 2013
litesong wrote:
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'phud fetid feces face fiend' daily makes significant contributions of 'phud cow pies' in fields of hay....
Another poster was calling her Penny. Is that what the P stands for in PHD.

Obviously she is an idiot and repeats nonsense over and over.

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