Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bend Over and Kiss Your Icicles Goodbye

After many years of (Oil & Coal company funded) denial, the GOP is finally pondering putting a global warming plank in its platform, but it may be too late to prevent a man-made climate disaster.

We may still have some hope of limiting the extent of global warming or at least preventing a runaway positive feedback loop that could literally cook the life out of the planet Earth.

What is absolutely clear is that we don't have any time left to debate whether or not man-made global warming is real or if we should make an effort to do something about it. If we don't get busy reducing CO2 output, our goose is cooked.

Low level of Arctic sea ice indicates a "tipping point"

More ominous signs Wednesday have scientists saying a global-warming "tipping point" in the Arctic seems to be happening before their eyes...


By SETH BORENSTEIN and DAN JOLING
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — More ominous signs Wednesday have scientists saying a global-warming "tipping point" in the Arctic seems to be happening before their eyes: Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is at its second- lowest level in about 30 years.

The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that sea ice in the Arctic covers about 2.03 million square miles. The lowest point since satellite measurements began in 1979 was 1.65 million square miles set last September.

With about three weeks left in the Arctic summer, this year could break that record, scientists said.

...(full article)

14 comments:

mad Nomad said...

At least we will all die equally. And God will know who to punish for fucking up the earth through greed: the big ol GOP

Poindexter P. Parkenfarker said...

The last warming trend several hundred years ago was also the GOP's fault?
we hadn't even invented the combustion engine yet...

I still think tha big yellow god in the sky has more of an effect on planet earth's climate than all the greedy so and so's like me combined...

mad Nomad said...

You ever been to college PPP? You ever done research before? I have. Did you attend the scientific symposium on climate change at WCC? No. But I DID.

Only 27% of republicans "believe" in global warming, whereas 95% of scientists beleive that either humans definitely caused it or might have caused it.

Hard to argue with people smarter than you. But accepting the truth is not a traditional GOP value.

mad Nomad said...

You greedy pigs destroy everything you look at with your "freedom." You think you can drop agent orange all on Vietnam, loot every natural resource in the world, invade other countries and blame the consequences on anyone or anything else.

Julia said...

Scary, isn't it?

Poindexter P. Parkenfarker said...

Those of us who didn't go to college are inferior.
I keep forgetting that we're not qualified to have an opinion.

I guess I better just be as ignorant as I choose to be...

How did we cause the last warming trend several hundred years ago, before the Industial revolution?

27% beleive this
and 95% believe that.

and 90% of baseball is half mental...

mad Nomad said...

You are an idiot, poindexter. You aren't inferior because you didn't go to college. You are inferior because you insist on acting retarded and talking out of turn. If you really want to know who caused what Ice age, why don't you take some college classes?

The fact is, you don't care. As long as you can blab your big fat mouth louder than the ones who you happen to disagree with, it is all okay.

It is hard to argue with a moron, so I have to settle for just calling you a retard. I hope you eat shit.

Global warming is real, and caused by humans. The end. Next.

mad Nomad said...

PPP-Maybe you should refrain from spewing your useless bullshit until you have read a little about the things you blather on against. (E.G. Socialism. Have you ever actually read Marx, Engels, Deleuze, Zizek, or even Rand? No.)

Nobody likes to listen to the village idiot. Your place is to stomp the grapes, not inform us on the dangers of socialism or the fallacies of global climate-change.

If you want to debate the science, you have to take the class. Otherwise you will get called a retard.

Poindexter Prometheus Parkenfarker said...

Good thing I got thick skin, hunh?
So those of us who didn't graduate from colleges should just go back to stomping grapes for whine drinkers and elitists.

Like grampa always said, If you can't handle the real world hide at a college.

Nope, this evil retard will remain as ignorant as I choose to be;

it's more fun than being arrogant and assumptive or presumptive, whatever a smart guy like you chooses to be...the epitome of elitist liberalism who wants to save us morons from ourselves, or are you just out on the nihilistic extreme fringe?
Name calling makes you appear to be so smart. Who's the bigger fool the villiage idiot or the guy who looks foolish angrily arguing with the villiage idiot and calling the idiot names?
It's all to much too comprehend for my p-brane.

mad Nomad said...

So you admit that you are a moron. And your grandpa too.

Like I said, if you really want to know about global warming, and aren't just being a sarcastic republican bitch, then you would take a college class.

Dont insult college, retard, just because you are scared of it. I think that the issue is that you are a coward. Never served in the military, but you want to lecture the elitists about war. Never took a college science class but you want to lecture the elitists about global warming.

I think the point of what we have been trying to get across to you is that you are an ignorant coward, too dumb to realize that you are speaking out of turn.

mad Nomad said...

Maybe you should be ignorant in silence. Maybe you should keep your xenophobe coward ways to yourself.

Poindexter Prometheus Parkenfarker said...

I'm a xenophobe, now too,

Presuming I'm afraid of college, etc. is pretty funny. Not afraid, just had a family to feed and a fishing business to run.

Must be hard to be as smast as you, trying to get things across to idiots like me.

Anger and insults just don't convince me of much. But then you're not really interested in bringing more folks over to your way of thinking.

Gee and I thought we were all in this together even with our differences of opinions.

mad Nomad said...

No, what is hard is trying to convince somebody who thinks that college is for people who are afraid of the real world.

I insult you because that is all you deserve. I could go through the rigors and provide all the evidence of global warming from the layer of carbon in the antarctic ice that is attributed to Hittite iron smithies like you wanted to know, but that is not what you are all about.

You are a sarcastic asshole, only trying to be a smartass. You don't really want to know about science, or you would have gone to college.

So keep on truckin around. When all the fish die because of environmental pollutants, lack of oxygen and overfishing and your business goes under, then we'll be right here to explain in scientific detail exactly what caused it.

mad Nomad said...

For someone so "busy" you sure do have a hell of a lot of time for blabbering on subjects you have no real interest in.

Why do you insist on "sharing" you viewpoints with the "elitists" anyway? You ask a lot of questions. Mostly rhetorical it seems.

I am not interested in converting you to my side. I only want you to shut the fuck up and get out of the way of global progress.

"dont stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall." The times they are a-changin, and your kind is fast becoming obsolete.