Once slow-moving threat, global warmi...

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

There are 63406 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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Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#46744 May 13, 2014
Rocky wrote:
Until climate change scientists come out with a united voice recommending a SUBSTANTIAL increase in nuclear power, I don't believe they think this is a serious problem.
Until advocates of the "consensus science" start acting like it's a crisis and start holding their "experts", politicians and celebrities accountable, Joe Sixpack will just see this as the pile of manure it is.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#46745 May 13, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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Well it seems there are fools all around us,
And you're one of the biggest.
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gretchen

Mason, OH

#46747 May 13, 2014
OK , I am going to use some common sense . Why should we invest our tax dollars on Global Warming when we are at war and in debt to China?
What good will it do the world if the USA is the only country complying with Global Warming Prevention if other countries in the world do not follow the same policy?
When You GO GREEN people get China, Russia, Japan all on board to comply then protest. Until then you are blowing hot air!
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Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#46749 May 13, 2014
gretchen wrote:
OK , I am going to use some common sense . Why should we invest our tax dollars on Global Warming when we are at war and in debt to China?
What good will it do the world if the USA is the only country complying with Global Warming Prevention if other countries in the world do not follow the same policy?
When You GO GREEN people get China, Russia, Japan all on board to comply then protest. Until then you are blowing hot air!
What you will find that the next climate action summit in sept of 2014 all these countries will come on board. It may be too late as we are well and truly into climate change already but every lil bit helps. Future generations will be cursing these flat earther's for 100's of years and they will take their place in history alongside both Hitler and Stalin.
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gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#46751 May 14, 2014
Now some "truthers" are vandalizing signs at playgrounds dedicated to some of the Sandy Hook victims. One even called the mother of a victim to tell her that he knew the Sandy Hook tragedy was a hoax and that her daughter never existed.

This kind of lunacy makes me think you idiots have diversified. That's just the latest non-hoax hoax you've discovered.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#46752 May 14, 2014
Mothra wrote:
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Deal with this... all this hoopla about a "crisis" is a load of bullshyt. Obama is out talking big but is he doing anything himself? Maybe a pledge to keep family vacations to one plane?
<crickets>
Where is your outrage? Should you not be protesting the advocates who give only lip service to the "crisis"?
No?
Gee... and yet you persist in your stupid posts on the internet creating more of that dreaded CO2 with each one.
So is it a "crisis" or not?
With each post you demonstrate that it IS NOT!
Go 'whack yourself.
More whackin' to do, The little rascals just keep poppin' up, guess they are so stupid that they don't understand where they got the lumps on their little heads....
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SpaceBlues

United States

#46754 May 14, 2014
News that the catastrophic collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet is already underway, like other big reports about the southernmost continent, spur chatter and questions about what's really happening at the bottom of the world.

Here, Live Science explains the reality behind some common misconceptions about big changes in Antarctica.

http://news.yahoo.com/5-myths-antarctic-melt-...
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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#46757 May 14, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>And you get paid by the Koch bros, right?
The Koch brothers? Do you have any idea how vacuously juvenile you sound?
You voted for Obama, didn't you.
SpaceBlues

United States

#46758 May 14, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
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The Koch brothers? Do you have any idea how vacuously juvenile you sound?
You voted for Obama, didn't you.
Hey mudbuilder, never heard of them? Then you jump to Obama.

What a juvenile jump!

P.S. Proves I was right about you.
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SpaceBlues

United States

#46760 May 14, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
499 days till climate disaster!!!
What's your expectation? Define it, LOL.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#46761 May 14, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Hey mudbuilder, never heard of them? Then you jump to Obama.
What a juvenile jump!
P.S. Proves I was right about you.
do you ever stop and realize how hopelessly stupid your posts are?

an eight year old could do better than you.

find mann's nobel yet, liar?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#46762 May 14, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
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You have a pledged. That's the same as (If you like your healthcare no one will take that away from you).
Sorry you hate so much! BTW, no one lost their healthcare. The private insurance companies dropped folks because their policies were not up top snuff. Too bad we didn't get health insurance like Canada. They pay much less than we do, and before you start telling us that their taxes are so high, try to understand their income tax, which includes health insurance, is less than ours that does not!!!
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SpaceBlues

United States

#46766 May 14, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
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Its raining today.
OK..It occurred already.
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SpaceBlues

United States

#46768 May 14, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
<quoted text>Was not in the forecast.
Was it predicted? Of course.

We know you're hater:

Climate change is now recognized as a major threat to global biodiversity, and one that is already causing widespread local extinctions. However, the specific causes of these present and future extinctions are much less clear. Here, we have reviewed the presently available evidence for the proximate causes of extinction from climate change. Our review shows that only a handful of studies have focused specifically on these factors, and very few suggest a straightforward relationship between limited tolerance to high temperatures and local extinction. Instead, a diverse set of factors is implicated, including effects of precipitation, food abundance and mismatched timing with host species. Overall, we argue that understanding the proximate causes of extinction from climate change should be an urgent priority for future research. For example, it is hard to imagine truly effective strategies for species conservation that ignore these proximate causes. We also outline some general approaches that may be used to identify these causes. However, we make the important caveat that the relative importance of different proximate causes may change radically over the next 100 years as climate continues to change, and limited physiological tolerances to high temperatures may become the dominant cause of extinction. Nevertheless, our review suggests the disturbing possibility that there may be many extinctions due to other proximate causes long before physiological tolerances to high temperatures become predominant.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#46769 May 14, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Was it predicted? Of course.
We know you're hater:
Climate change is now recognized as a major threat to global biodiversity, and one that is already causing widespread local extinctions. However, the specific causes of these present and future extinctions are much less clear. Here, we have reviewed the presently available evidence for the proximate causes of extinction from climate change. Our review shows that only a handful of studies have focused specifically on these factors, and very few suggest a straightforward relationship between limited tolerance to high temperatures and local extinction. Instead, a diverse set of factors is implicated, including effects of precipitation, food abundance and mismatched timing with host species. Overall, we argue that understanding the proximate causes of extinction from climate change should be an urgent priority for future research. For example, it is hard to imagine truly effective strategies for species conservation that ignore these proximate causes. We also outline some general approaches that may be used to identify these causes. However, we make the important caveat that the relative importance of different proximate causes may change radically over the next 100 years as climate continues to change, and limited physiological tolerances to high temperatures may become the dominant cause of extinction. Nevertheless, our review suggests the disturbing possibility that there may be many extinctions due to other proximate causes long before physiological tolerances to high temperatures become predominant.
LOL
see my comment, where you posted the same nonsensical crap, on the other thread, son.
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Rocky

Corona Del Mar, CA

#46771 May 14, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Sorry you hate so much! BTW, no one lost their healthcare. The private insurance companies dropped folks because their policies were not up top snuff. Too bad we didn't get health insurance like Canada. They pay much less than we do, and before you start telling us that their taxes are so high, try to understand their income tax, which includes health insurance, is less than ours that does not!!!
You're saying Kaiser, Blue Cross and Anthem policies were not adequate?

Does Obama feel that those 3 companies were issuing inadequate policies? Why didn't he say so?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#46772 May 14, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
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You truly believe NO ONE lost their health insurance because of Obama care.
Nope, they just lost their insurance because their policies did not meet the standards.
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Rocky

Corona Del Mar, CA

#46774 May 14, 2014
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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Sorry you hate so much! BTW, no one lost their healthcare. The private insurance companies dropped folks because their policies were not up top snuff. Too bad we didn't get health insurance like Canada. They pay much less than we do, and before you start telling us that their taxes are so high, try to understand their income tax, which includes health insurance, is less than ours that does not!!!
No one lost their healthcare?

Your flawed view is spilling over from global warming to healthcare. Jeez.
SpaceBlues

United States

#46775 May 14, 2014
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>LOL
see my comment, where you posted the same nonsensical crap, on the other thread, son.
How does climate change cause extinction?

Your science denying comrades like 'bg' repeat this theme regularly. The paper with that title was published by the Royal Society, the oldest scientific society in the world.

You call it "crap" and LOL.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#46776 May 14, 2014
Lord Hater wrote:
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No you said no one lost their health insurance. Now you say they did. Which is it.
Nope, I said no one lost their health care. Insurance companies dropped their insurance policies because the policies didn't meet minimum guidelines.

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