For Obama, a renewed focus on climate...

For Obama, a renewed focus on climate change

There are 22 comments on the The Washington Post story from May 4, 2014, titled For Obama, a renewed focus on climate change. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Obama mentioned the images several times as he warned the governors that political leaders had no choice but to cope with global warming's impact.

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obumbles

Torrance, CA

#2 May 4, 2014
Once again, he wants to involve himself in something he is clueless about.
climate change horse hit

Bohemia, NY

#3 May 4, 2014
Global warming is the first cousin of The Abominable Snowman, Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Balloon Boy.
SpaceBlues

Dallas, TX

#4 May 5, 2014
This spring, however, both countries agreed to release more water than usual from the Colorado's dams in an effort to restore parched ecosystems, especially the Colorado Delta. This delta was a once-lush connection between the river and the Gulf of California. Before damming of the river began in the 1930s, some 4.9 trillion gallons (18.5 trillion liters) of water moved through the delta each year.

The loss of that water — and the annual floods that once fed riverbank and delta ecosystems — has desiccated vegetation and left migratory bird populations high and dry. In 2012, the United States and Mexico signed a water treaty which included a provision to send 34 billion gallons (130 billion liters) of water downstream to mimic one of these floods. The pulse is an historical event, as it is designed solely for the benefit of the environment.

http://news.yahoo.com/colorado-rivers-flow-se...
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#5 May 5, 2014
so how much CO2 was spewed at obamas corresponents gala ?

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#6 May 5, 2014
I'm gonna go to Starbucks tonite and key some libs hybrids.
river green

Whiting, IN

#7 May 5, 2014
Obama to America: "The climate Bogey Monster is gonna's getcha' lessen you all start believin' my lies and swalloin' my BS!"

Sorry, Mr. President, but everyone has your number: Liar-in-Chief, Bull Sh*t Artist and Slime Ball, nothing more. My local used car dealer has more credibility than you. Better deals too!
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#8 May 5, 2014
National Climate Assessment will emphasize how the United States is already paying the multibillion-dollar price for man-made climate change, said study co-author Donald Wuebbles, a climate scientist at the University of Illinois.

"We're already seeing extreme weather and it's happening now," Wuebbles said Monday. "We're seeing more heat waves, particularly in the West and in the South."

This final report is a rewritten and shortened version of a draft that was released in January 2013, with more scientific references, reviews by experts and the public, and a thorough review by the National Academy of Sciences, said Wuebbles and report lead author Gary Yohe of Wesleyan University in Connecticut. There is even stronger evidence than in 2013, Yohe said.

The draft came out just as meteorologists calculated that 2012 was the hottest year on record for the United States, but last year was slightly cooler than the 20th century average. And in the time since the draft report was released, the United States has seen lots of extremes.

Nineteen different state records were set for individual months, such as the hottest January in California this year. Six were for heat: Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and California. Nine states set monthly records for being too wet: Iowa (twice, setting records for April and May last year), Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Two states set records for lack of rain: New Mexico and Utah. Two set records for coldest individual months: Maine and North Dakota.

And since the draft was released, there's been a dramatic new extreme that a good part of the country is worrying about: The drought in California, where a few rural places are in danger of running out of water.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/2014...
Chicopee

New Fairfield, CT

#9 May 5, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
National Climate Assessment will emphasize how the United States is already paying the multibillion-dollar price for man-made climate change, said study co-author Donald Wuebbles, a climate scientist at the University of Illinois.
"We're already seeing extreme weather and it's happening now," Wuebbles said Monday. "We're seeing more heat waves, particularly in the West and in the South."
This final report is a rewritten and shortened version of a draft that was released in January 2013, with more scientific references, reviews by experts and the public, and a thorough review by the National Academy of Sciences, said Wuebbles and report lead author Gary Yohe of Wesleyan University in Connecticut. There is even stronger evidence than in 2013, Yohe said.
The draft came out just as meteorologists calculated that 2012 was the hottest year on record for the United States, but last year was slightly cooler than the 20th century average. And in the time since the draft report was released, the United States has seen lots of extremes.
Nineteen different state records were set for individual months, such as the hottest January in California this year. Six were for heat: Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and California. Nine states set monthly records for being too wet: Iowa (twice, setting records for April and May last year), Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Two states set records for lack of rain: New Mexico and Utah. Two set records for coldest individual months: Maine and North Dakota.
And since the draft was released, there's been a dramatic new extreme that a good part of the country is worrying about: The drought in California, where a few rural places are in danger of running out of water.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/2014...
"On record" translate to the previous 126 years, as "records" have only been officially kept since 1888. The earth is millions of years old.

Archeologists have discovered that areas of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, which are arid and dry today, once enjoyed a more moderate climate, far more rainfall, vegetation and fauna to support the native tribes that once flourished in those areas. This occurred long before 'greenhouse gases'.

Connecticut once enjoyed a tropical climate. Greenland supported colonies from Europe who survived largely on agriculture until the little ice age that started in the 1300's and lasted through the latter part of the 1800's. Before the little ice age, the global climate was warmer than it is now.

The only constant about the earth's climate is change.

Petal Power

“It's a New Dawn”

Since: Feb 14

Location hidden

#10 May 5, 2014
JUST like the DISCOVERY of Planets THAT are Compatible to ours .NEVERMIND that WE Will be SAWDUST When we LAND there..Billions of Light Years away!!

So this is the SAME Mindset..Global Warming..is being reviewed upon..It is REAL..May or May not be caused BY mankind..or RATHER that..The EARTH may just be Rearranging a bit!!

SCI-FI..Sidetrack!!

AWAY from Joblessness, WARS and Homelessness.. These are TRUE facts..and are STRESSED Issues of Daily Living..

UNLIKE ...Fantasy Facts!!
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Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#12 May 6, 2014
Chicopee wrote:
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"On record" translate to the previous 126 years, as "records" have only been officially kept since 1888. The earth is millions of years old.
And when you control the "records" you can make them appear the way you want.

>>One way adjustments: The Latest Alteration to the U.S. Climate Record

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the U.S. National Climactic Data Center switched to gridded GHCN-D data sets it uses to report long term temperature trends – with a resulting dramatic change in the official U.S. climate record. As seems to always happen when somebody modifies the temperature record, the new version of the record shows a significantly stronger warming trend than the unmodified or, in this case, discarded version.

The new dataset, called “nClimDiv,” shows the per decade warming trend from 1895 through 2012 for the contiguous United States to be 0.135 degrees Fahrenheit. The formerly used dataset, called “Drd964x,” shows the per decade warming trend over the same period to be substantially less – only 0.088 degrees. Which is closer to the truth?

As will be illustrated below in the side by side comparison graphs, the increase in the warming trend in the new data set is largely the consequence of significantly lowering the temperature record in the earlier part of the century, thereby creating a greater “warming” trend.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/04/29/one-way...
SpaceBlues

Magnolia, TX

#13 May 6, 2014
The researchers found that, if emissions continue at present-day rates, the number of eight-hour periods in which ozone would exceed 75 parts per billion (ppb) would jump by 70 percent on average across the United States by 2050. The 75 ppb level over eight hours is the threshold that is considered unhealthy by the Environmental Protection Agency.(The agency is considering tightening the standard to a value between 65 and 70 ppb over eight hours.)



There are three primary reasons for the increase in ozone with climate change:

•Chemical reactions in the atmosphere that produce ozone occur more rapidly at higher temperatures.
•Plants emit more volatile organic compounds at higher temperatures, which can increase ozone formation if mixed with pollutants from human sources.
•Methane, which is increasing in the atmosphere, contributes to increased ozone globally and will enhance baseline levels of surface ozone across the United States.

Pfister and her colleagues found that sharp reductions in nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds could reduce ozone pollution even as the climate warms. In fact, 90 percent of the time, ozone levels would range from 27 to 55 ppb. The number of instances when ozone pollution would exceed the 75 ppb level dropped to less than 1 percent of current cases.
CZars_R_US

Orlando, FL

#14 May 6, 2014
Look over here!!! Don't look behind the curtain!!!!
SpaceBlues

United States

#15 May 6, 2014
"The prognosis on the climate isn't good" - bbc.com . "We can cut emissions to reduce the risks of catastrophe and adapt to some changes that will inevitably occur.

We have to re-frame climate change as an exciting challenge for the most creative minds.

Cutting local air pollution from, say coal, can also reduce carbon emissions that cause warming; creating decent homes for poor people in countries like Bangladesh can improve lives whilst removing them from the path of flood surges."

Petal Power

“It's a New Dawn”

Since: Feb 14

Location hidden

#16 May 6, 2014
AMERICA.. We AIN'T..Taking the BLAME by Ourselves.. The REST of the WORLD has to STEP UP also!!
Jim the Hoax Denier

Houston, TX

#17 May 6, 2014
And Dear Leader ratchets up the political rhetoric. Another shameless bit for government power and control. After paying off the climate clowns, er scientists, to fake data for public consumption, the hoax is in full force.
SpaceBlues

Cypress, TX

#18 May 6, 2014
Jim the Hoax Denier wrote:
And Dear Leader ratchets up the political rhetoric. Another shameless bit for government power and control. After paying off the climate clowns, er scientists, to fake data for public consumption, the hoax is in full force.
Cool the whine a bit..

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#19 May 6, 2014
So after screwing up health care,the economy,lying to the country on numerous occasion and managing to sleep thru an embassy attack which resulted in 4 dead Americans Obama HOPES has found a new shiny he hopes will distract Americans from his ineptitude......
Mike

Wesley Chapel, FL

#20 May 6, 2014
As the BENGAHZI Scandal drags obozo down, he lets out a final attempt to once more deflect attention to some other bag of lies.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#21 May 6, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
"The prognosis on the climate isn't good" - bbc.com . "We can cut emissions to reduce the risks of catastrophe and adapt to some changes that will inevitably occur.
We have to re-frame climate change as an exciting challenge for the most creative minds.
Cutting local air pollution from, say coal, can also reduce carbon emissions that cause warming; creating decent homes for poor people in countries like Bangladesh can improve lives whilst removing them from the path of flood surges."
We,the US,have shut down over 300 coal fired power plants in the past 5 years. One shut down in MY area just last week. Resulting in higher electricity rates here locally,jobs lost not only at the facility,but in related industries that depended on it. Local plants as well as the jobs held by miners that supplied coal to it. So we close OUR power plants to "save the Planet".... BFD. Our little drop in the bucket ain't sh1t compared to the new plants built EVERY WEEK by both China and India. Which are NOT as clean as the plants WE are shutting down. Obviously Obama and company want rural America to return to a horse/buggy and kerosene lamp era. While both coastal elites want a transition to "green energy" to light their large cities.
SpaceBlues

Cypress, TX

#22 May 6, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>We,the US,have shut down over 300 coal fired power plants in the past 5 years. One shut down in MY area just last week. Resulting in higher electricity rates here locally,jobs lost not only at the facility,but in related industries that depended on it. Local plants as well as the jobs held by miners that supplied coal to it. So we close OUR power plants to "save the Planet".... BFD. Our little drop in the bucket ain't sh1t compared to the new plants built EVERY WEEK by both China and India. Which are NOT as clean as the plants WE are shutting down. Obviously Obama and company want rural America to return to a horse/buggy and kerosene lamp era. While both coastal elites want a transition to "green energy" to light their large cities.
Cool the whine a bit..

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