Global warming has been a huge disaster

    • Global warming has been a huge disaster

      Since the earth has been warming, we have faced an extreme disaster on a global scale. There are now more humans than ever before in history. We are now producing more food than ever in history. Yeah, we're all gonna die. :fu
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      We're all gonna die! We're all gonna die! <yawn>

      The Population Bomb

      Paul Ehrlich begins the work that gave him instant notoriety (infamy) by saying: "I have understood the population explosion intellectually for a long time."
      He spends the next 180 pages proving conclusively that such is not the case.

      It isn't simply that his predictions turned out to be wrong in some of the particulars, but rather that they were so completely wrong that they will NEVER come to pass (though he unrepentantly continues to beat the same drum).

      Ehrlich predicted that, by the end of the 20th century, human want would outstrip available resources; whole areas of human endeavor would screech to a halt due to resource scarcity; England would, in all likelihood, cease to exist; India would collapse due to its inability to feed itself; and "inevitable" mass starvation would sweep the globe (including the US). We were on the brink of disaster in 1968, and the future looked very, very dark. In fact, he asserts, "it is now too late to take action to save many of those people."


      And who can ever forget the now notorious April 28, 1975 issue of Newsweek



      The Cooling World
      By Peter Gwynne
      28 April 1975

      There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production — with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas — parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia — where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoon.

      The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it. In England, farmers have seen their growing season decline by about two weeks since 1950, with a resultant overall loss in grain production estimated at up to 100,000 tons annually.


      Global warming theorists will be as laughable as Erhlich and the new Ice Age predictors before too long.

      If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”

      Become a Libertarian! Or bend over and get the Obamessiah's longer, fatter federal nanny state shoved up your ass!
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      Ever notice that these predicitions come and go with roughly the same period as the sun spot cycle? Low sun spot activity=OMFG A NEW ICE AGE!!!! High sun spot activity=OMFG the earth is going to burn up!!!! There's a rough 3-5 year delay between what the suns doing and the alarmist crawling out of the woodwork, but the 11 and 22 year cycles of the sun and the related doom and gloom predictions track pretty well.
      Nothing says &quot;Don&#039;t fuck with me&quot; quite like the sound of a 12ga pump action shotgun. It&#039;s multilingual.<br /><br />&quot;To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.&quot; <br />Thomas Jefferson
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      nuke wrote:


      And stupid people keep eating this shit up.


      Well yeah, earth science and astronomy are like for squares man.
      Nothing says &quot;Don&#039;t fuck with me&quot; quite like the sound of a 12ga pump action shotgun. It&#039;s multilingual.<br /><br />&quot;To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.&quot; <br />Thomas Jefferson
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      Global warming theorists will be as laughable as Erhlich and the new Ice Age predictors before too long.


      For anyone with a scrap of intelligence, they already are.
      "You do not examine legislation in light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered."

      Geezus people here ignore the fuck out of obvious shit and then expect to be patted on the back for their quippy creativity: Changeup
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      nuke wrote:


      And Beeter keeps eating this shit up.


      Modified. :gap
      "You do not examine legislation in light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered."

      Geezus people here ignore the fuck out of obvious shit and then expect to be patted on the back for their quippy creativity: Changeup
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      I'm still waiting for all the bad stuff that was supposed to be happening. I feel ripped off. Where are the hurricanes, the rising seas and the death and destruction? The fact is that the earth couldn't be better.
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      England would, in all likelihood, cease to exist


      <SIGH> Damn shame that at least that one didn`t pan out for him. Then again, who could we possibly laugh at as much as those silly fucks. A Queen no less. :roflmao
      Wyatt Earp: &quot;Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything&quot;.<br />--------------------------------------------------------------<br />--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />GTO`s most profound statement to date: &quot;OMG&quot;
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      nuke wrote:


      I'm still waiting for all the bad stuff that was supposed to be happening. I feel ripped off. Where are the hurricanes, the rising seas and the death and destruction? The fact is that the earth couldn't be better.


      Well, you didn't have to wait THAT much longer.

      physorg.com/news/2011-06-exper…ther-ravaging-worsen.html

      [size=5]Experts warn epic weather ravaging US could worsen[/size]





      [size=3]"Epic floods, massive wildfires, drought and the deadliest tornado season in 60 years are ravaging the United States, with scientists warning that climate change will bring even more extreme weather."

      "We are seeing an increase in the amount (of rain and snow) that comes at once, and the ramifications are that it's a lot more water to deal with at a time, so you see things like flooding."


      More than 6.8 million acres in the central United States have been swamped after record spring rainfall overwhelmed rivers already swollen from the melting of a heavy winter snow pack.

      Some levees burst under the pressure as the mighty Mississippi River swelled to more than three miles (nearly five kilometers) in width. Others were intentionally breached in order to ease pressure and protect cities downstream.

      The latest flooding along the Missouri River has forced mass evacuations and threatened to inundate two nuclear power plants in Nebraska.[/size]



      Note - the events reported in the article are ACTUAL events, not predictions. These events match predictions that were made with regard to what we can expect as the consequences of GW.

      As for death and destruction, at least 542 people were killed as a result of the tornadoes - the highest total since 1936. So hey - no panic - it's happened before.

      How's it going with that drought in Texas? - you know, the worst drought ever recorded after the hottest June in Texas for over 100 years.

      :roflmao
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      beet1e wrote:


      Yeah. Droughts, floods, deadly tornadoes and wildfires are just peachy.

      Just as well, because demand is also higher than ever, with prices higher than ever.


      So, you think global warming causes floods, wildfires, droughts and deadly tornadoes? Even if that is true, there are more people alive today than any time in history. There is more food being produced than ever in human history too. Global warming has been a blessing to mankind. The human population is thriving and expanding, not declining.
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      nuke wrote:

      There is more food being produced than ever in human history too. Global warming has been a blessing to mankind. The human population is thriving and expanding, not declining.


      That's hardly the way of it in Texas which, as we know, has suffered a crippling drought this year. Farmers/Ranchers have seen their crops wither, and the shortage of food has caused them to thin their cattle herds.

      This is "some guy's blog" - but the same story can be found in other sources.

      hungerisunacceptable.com/blog/?p=7299

      Record-breaking Texas drought and rising food prices means healthy food increasingly out of reach for the hungry.

      The USDA anticipates that the Consumer Price Index for all food is projected to increase 3.5 to 4.5 percent this year with food at home prices set to increase 4 to 5 percent. But how are prices faring in Texas? In September, the Texas Farm Bureau released its third quarter Grocery Price Watch survey which monitors the cost of 16 staple food products across Texas. Of the 16 items surveyed, several healthy food items such as grapefruit (up 24.7 percent), 2 percent milk (up 5.72 percent), dried pinto beans (up 6.05 percent) and sliced turkey (up 14.26 percent) skyrocketed in price, while less-healthy items such as white rice, corn flakes, white bread, vanilla ice cream and 80 percent lean ground beef decreased in price or stayed the same from the previous quarter. Families hoping to eat local this winter may face additional challenges as both large and small farmers anticipate decreasing production this season.
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      nuke wrote:

      The bottom line is that mankind is thriving under the warming climate.


      The current TX drought has cost the agricultural sector ~$5.3bn.

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      tinyurl.com/65uvmt4

      In August, agronomists showed that the historic drought in Texas had caused a stunning $5.3 billion in losses in the agricultural sector. Two months later, even with some rain finally coming to the state, Texas farmers are being crippled by a drought that could stretch beyond next summer.

      As the economic losses pile up, they are having an impact on global commodities like cotton and beef — stretching this crisis well beyond the state of Texas, and showing just how “global” the problem of global warming truly is. Kate Galbraith reported on the “catastrophic drought”.

      [hr]

      Yep, mankind sure is thriving in these GW affected areas like TX. :doofwave
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      Local weather in Texas has an effect across the planet. My world just turned upside down.

      Up until just now, I've been taught that local weather doesn't mean anything.

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      nuke wrote:


      You seem to be stuck on local weather.


      No I'm not. Over the past few years I've provided examples from all over the world about how GW is already having a damaging effect. There has been massive flooding in countries like Australia, Pakistan, Thailand, and even parts of Britain in the past few years. There has also been a number of severe droughts in countries around the world. That's not the full list - there's about a dozen other countries as well that I would have been able to mention, had you not withdrawn the search facility! At least I now know the real reason why you did that. :moon Of course, you were not fazed by these weather events at the time they occurred because they affected countries you don't care about. You don't care about anything that's outside the USA.

      But in 2011, the good ol USA has started to suffer. And finally even Americans are having to take notice of what climate experts from around the world have been saying all along, now that the effects of GW are beginning to be felt in their own back yard in the form of a blistering US heatwave and EXTREME drought in TX and other southern states, preceded by the most damaging tornado season in 60 years, and the most massive flooding in some areas for more than 70 years. Admittedly, I am surprised at how quickly these epic weather events have started to affect America. But the climate experts have been saying for a long time that things are worse than most people realise.

      And what are you guys doing about it? I hear that Gov. Rick Perry has appealed to all Texans to "pray for rain".

      Well LOL - after all the warnings that were ignored about what would happen if nothing was done to reduce CO2 emissions, your TX governor now thinks the whole problem can be solved by... "prayer" !! :o

      :roflmao
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      All of the places that you posted about have always had floods and droughts and natural disasters. Nothing abnormal about flooding in flood zones. Nothing unusual has happened.

      The bottom line is the irrefutable fact that mankind has thrived under global warming. There are more people alive today than ever in earths entire history. The warm climate has allowed 7 billion people to live, eat and drink. Despite your constant claims that the sky is falling, nothing bad has happened as a result of global warming.

      Colder climates have always been associated with more difficult living conditions, more disease and less food. Warmer is better than colder.
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      nuke wrote:


      All of the places that you posted about have always had floods and droughts and natural disasters.


      That much is true.

      nuke wrote:

      Nothing abnormal about flooding in flood zones. Nothing unusual has happened.


      And that's where you're wrong. The floods I wrote about all happened within a two year time span, and each was the worst flood event for decades where it occurred. There's something very abnormal about that.

      nuke wrote:

      The bottom line is the irrefutable fact that mankind has thrived under global warming. nothing bad has happened as a result of global warming.


      Gov. Perry doesn't think so. If what you say is true, why would Perry be asking people to pray for rain?

      nuke wrote:

      Colder climates have always been associated with more difficult living conditions, more disease and less food. Warmer is better than colder.


      That is a crock of shit. The opposite is true. If you want warm, try Africa - full of poverty, disease, malnourishment, failed crops and famine. Compare that with Norway, which has a cooler, more temperate climate and enjoys a high standard of living, culture, education, agriculture, industry, health and infrastructure.

      Do you ever think before you post?

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      beet1e wrote:



      That is a crock of shit. The opposite is true. If you want warm, try Africa - full of poverty, disease, malnourishment, failed crops and famine. Compare that with Norway, which has a cooler, more temperate climate and enjoys a high standard of living, culture, education, agriculture, industry, health and infrastructure.

      Do you ever think before you post?


      Do you ever think before you post? I was talking about global climate. Colder is far worse. During the little ice age, crops failed, there was widespread famine and disease/plagues. A warmer global climate has been beneficial to mankind. Or would you rather live in an ice age?

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      nuke wrote:

      A warmer global climate has been beneficial to mankind. Or would you rather live in an ice age?


      The warming climate has been responsible for the devastating floods and droughts we've seen in many parts of the world in just the past 2-3 years alone. These events tally with predictions made with regard to the consequences of GW. In 2011, even America has experienced extreme weather in epic proportions - extreme heat, extreme drought, extreme floods, extreme tornadoes. I can't think why you believe that to be a good thing.

      :doofwave