Schweitzer discusses climate change

Dec 31, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Great Falls Tribune

Editor's note: This is the fourth article in a series examining Gov. Brian Schweitzer's legacy as he prepares to leave office in January.

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Silly liberals and their silly "global warming" theories. They change the name of their agenda every few years because people eventually get wise to their shenanigans and call it for the hoax that it is.

First it was "global warming", now it's "climate change", and I suppose in a few years it will be something silly like "mother earth homicide".

Funny, I look in the newspaper everyday at the record temperatures for the day and 9 times out of ten the record high temps for the day were set 100 years ago, and the record lows were achieved less than 30.

Oh, but I forgot, if it gets too hot, it's global warming. If we get record cold, it's global warming. If we're inundated with rain for a year it's global warming. If we receive a drought, it's global warming. Too many tornadoes in a summer? Global warming. Lack of hurricanes? Global warming. Step on a nail in your backyard? I'm sure the libs can find a way to pin that one on global warming too.
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Sneaky Pete wrote:
Silly liberals and their silly "global warming" theories. They change the name of their agenda every few years because people eventually get wise to their shenanigans and call it for the hoax that it is.
First it was "global warming", now it's "climate change", and I suppose in a few years it will be something silly like "mother earth homicide".
Funny, I look in the newspaper everyday at the record temperatures for the day and 9 times out of ten the record high temps for the day were set 100 years ago, and the record lows were achieved less than 30.
Oh, but I forgot, if it gets too hot, it's global warming. If we get record cold, it's global warming. If we're inundated with rain for a year it's global warming. If we receive a drought, it's global warming. Too many tornadoes in a summer? Global warming. Lack of hurricanes? Global warming. Step on a nail in your backyard? I'm sure the libs can find a way to pin that one on global warming too.
My, my some else has it right Thanks. Must be the clean air and beautiful view of the lake in your area. People have called me jealous and I am jealous of your view.

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Sneaky Pete wrote:
First it was "global warming", now it's "climate change", and I suppose in a few years it will be something silly like "mother earth homicide".
Er, try and get educated, ok?

The term climate change was used because:

"The Earth is warming faster than it has in the past thousand years, hence the term global warming. But climate change is a better description than global warming, as some areas may, in fact, cool. It also describes other effects like rising sea levels and more extreme weather. "

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/gui...

It is not meant to "undermine" the theory of global warming which the vast majority of scientists and virtually all the world's top scientific organizations have reached consensus is occurring and is manmade.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11654
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Funny, I look in the newspaper everyday at the record temperatures for the day and 9 times out of ten the record high temps for the day were set 100 years ago, and the record lows were achieved less than 30.
Oh, but I forgot, if it gets too hot, it's global warming. If we get record cold, it's global warming. If we're inundated with rain for a year it's global warming. If we receive a drought, it's global warming. Too many tornadoes in a summer? Global warming. Lack of hurricanes?.
I'll let NASA explain it to you:

• 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.

See details here

http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence
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Global warming. Step on a nail in your backyard? I'm sure the libs can find a way to pin that one on global warming too.
No, actually this one was always controversial in science circles, with many noting the warming waters might actually work to offset hurricanes forming; with others thinking the ones that do form might be stronger. Climatologists strongly disagree with one another on that one.

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The term climate change was used because climate change is a better description than global warming, as some areas may, in fact, cool. It also describes other effects like rising sea levels and more extreme weather. "
So what? The Earth has been warming, cooling, and experiencing "extreme weather" for millions of years. 10,000 years ago, my home state of Michigan was buried under a sheet of ice a mile thick. What happened to the ice?? Must've been those pesky cavemen driving around their pollution causing SUVs, eh?
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So what? The Earth has been warming, cooling, and experiencing "extreme weather" for millions of years. 10,000 years ago, my home state of Michigan was buried under a sheet of ice a mile thick. What happened to the ice?? Must've been those pesky cavemen driving around their pollution causing SUVs, eh?
Well there you have it you walloped the wallop10.Good job!!! Don't get to deep the wallop10 is suffering from a head injury from being walloped over and over again.

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So what? The Earth has been warming, cooling, and experiencing "extreme weather" for millions of years. 10,000 years ago, my home state of Michigan was buried under a sheet of ice a mile thick. What happened to the ice?? Must've been those pesky cavemen driving around their pollution causing SUVs, eh?
We should be cooling now, not warming if it were the Milankovitch cycles which are driven by how much solar radiation hits the Earth.

And our warming rate is faster than any rate known in history and prehistory, and its the future when the ice caps melt they're worrying about.

The Arctic ice is about 30% less now than 30 years ago; and that has been accelerating over that time.

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And 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
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More scientific science fiction from the wallop10 soon to be walloped again. Will the useless babble from the wallop10 ever end? All are still waiting for your published work on climate change to date it’s a zero.

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More scientific science fiction from the wallop10 soon to be walloped again. Will the useless babble from the wallop10 ever end? All are still waiting for your published work on climate change to date it’s a zero.
There you have it: I just posted straight off the official NASA website, and even that is fiction to this extremist low intelligence Troll, who seems to have no life other than plastering the same right wing platitudes over and over again....

Guess I should pity her.
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There you have it: I just posted straight off the official NASA website, and even that is fiction to this extremist low intelligence Troll, who seems to have no life other than plastering the same right wing platitudes over and over again....
Guess I should pity her.
Walloped, walloped, walloped all day long. How are those walloped tires working for you?

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