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Posted: 12/15/2010 9:00:24 PM EDT
Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation here. I've been to the Everest region in Nepal. I've seen the moraines left by the glaciers as they retreated up the valley.
I've seen photos from early in the last century showing the extent of those same glaciers. Something is going on??
Any comments??
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:01:00 PM EDT
[#1]
It was -23*F here this morning.  Take your global warming bullshit and GTFO.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:06:00 PM EDT
[#2]
If there is global warming (now called climate change), it is a natural cyclical event.
We are coming out of the last ice age so I would expect things to warm up globally.
In a few hundred thousand years, it's gonna freeze again.
It is arrogant to think that man is so important that we are solely responsible for changes to our climate.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:06:25 PM EDT
[#3]
Of course there are places in Alaska where glaciers are advancing.  You could also look at pictures of Skagway AK during the gold rush where the terrain is devoid of trees yet today there are plenty of them pushing 100ft tall.

The climate ebbs and flows naturally.  To say "we" caused some sort of cataclysmic climate change is pure hubris.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:07:17 PM EDT
[#4]
I thought the ice has always been melting. Its nothing new.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:08:02 PM EDT
[#5]
Fuck you it is 38 right now in Florida!
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:09:51 PM EDT
[#6]
I've seen glacial moraines in the Upper Mid West.  What happened to the glaciers?  I could be wrong but I don't think there were many coal fired power plants around during the Pleistocene.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:10:25 PM EDT
[#7]
Thanks for the replies. I won't metion it again.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:13:08 PM EDT
[#8]
I've seen a few MRIs in my day also but that doesn't make me a neurologist.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:13:13 PM EDT
[#9]
Its a very cold WTF 57 here on Okinawa.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:24:37 PM EDT
[#10]
the same "global warming" that created the great lakes at the end of the last ice age.  

BTW, for our libturd friends, that was before the "industrial revolution"..

the earth is forever changing..  with or without us.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:40:10 PM EDT
[#11]
Quoted:
Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation here. I've been to the Everest region in Nepal. I've seen the moraines left by the glaciers as they retreated up the valley.
I've seen photos from early in the last century showing the extent of those same glaciers. Something is going on??
Any comments??


Could try applying a little logic.....  When was the last ice age?

Ok, now has snow melt reached equilibrium?   No.....

Therefore there is still glacial ice that will melt at the current temperatures no warming required.

If you look at the earliest pictures of glacial ice in Alaska, glacier park etc, the melting has been constant over the last hundred years because we are not yet at equilibrium for the current temperatures.

Everyone just assumes that nothing should change from what we see today or ten years ago, but it is a natural cycle and if there was an ice age 10K years ago then you are wrong to assume that everything is in equilibrium.  The glacial ice melting today has been melting at a similar rate since the last ice age.  We just happen to be seeing some of it go to zero in our lifetime.  How much ice was there 500 years ago or 1000 years ago.  There was a lot more than there is today but no one knows because our "history" and record keeping on such things is a mere blink in earth time.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:41:25 PM EDT
[#12]
Get down on your fucking knees and pray for Global Warming because a half mile thick sheet of ice sitting on top of Seattle doesn't sound like too much fun to me
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:49:25 PM EDT
[#13]
Extremely slowly melting glaciers: clearly = DOOM.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 12:25:41 AM EDT
[#14]
Do some research on interglacial periods.  Most of the time the planet is colder than it is now.  And don't just look back a few thousand years like the global warming alarmists, look back 450,000 years:





 

 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 12:34:30 AM EDT
[#15]


Mark Tapscott: Oh the horror! Fox bureau chief told reporters to be 'skeptical'




http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2010/12/mark-tapscott-oh-horror-fox-bureau-chief-told-reporters-be-skeptical




The back story here, of course, is that Media Matters is doing exactly
what billionaire radical liberal financier George Soros paid it $1
million to do, which is to trash Fox News at every opportunity no matter
what the facts might be in any given situation.

 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 12:37:53 AM EDT
[#16]
The climate has been warming for about 12,000 years.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 12:48:15 AM EDT
[#17]
Global Warming is a religion. It is a complete leap of faith for those who WANT TO BELIEVE the planet is warming. It is as leap of faith to a belief system that flys in the face of fact and real science in favor massaged data and psuedoscience. Those who choose to believe the myth are not diswuaded by over 100 years of REAL measured data.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 12:54:55 AM EDT
[#18]
Im not sure about "Climate change" but its been pretty cold here 17 degrees rt now.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 1:15:28 AM EDT
[#19]




Quoted:

Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation here. I've been to the Everest region in Nepal. I've seen the moraines left by the glaciers as they retreated up the valley.

I've seen photos from early in the last century showing the extent of those same glaciers. Something is going on??

Any comments??




Same happening in the alps..



but look at drawings and painting of the alps in the 16th and 17th century.. and guess what ? glaciers were even higher up...



Blame it on pollution and CO2 emissions from Louis XIV !
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 1:31:30 AM EDT
[#20]
I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 1:34:26 AM EDT
[#21]
The earth at one point in time was solid Ice. Something like 3.7 billion years ago. we know of IIRC at least 3 ice ages. So........ It gets GTFO cold and then GTFO hot..... what more needs be said?
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 1:37:10 AM EDT
[#22]
It's cold as hell right now. We could use some global warming here.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 1:46:41 AM EDT
[#23]
Quoted:
Do some research on interglacial periods.  Most of the time the planet is colder than it is now.  And don't just look back a few thousand years like the global warming alarmists, look back 450,000 years:

http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/temp/vostok/graphics/tempplot5.gif    

Our location in time on that little graph is worrisome, and I don't mean in a warming sort of way.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 2:01:40 AM EDT
[#24]




Quoted:

Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation here. I've been to the Everest region in Nepal. I've seen the moraines left by the glaciers as they retreated up the valley.

I've seen photos from early in the last century showing the extent of those same glaciers. Something is going on??

Any comments??




Yeah,  It is one of the biggest hoaxes perpetrated on the world in history.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:03:35 AM EDT
[#25]
Quoted:
Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation here. I've been to the Everest region in Nepal. I've seen the moraines left by the glaciers as they retreated up the valley.
I've seen photos from early in the last century showing the extent of those same glaciers. Something is going on??
Any comments??


Rather than come to a conclusion based on short term data, lets look at some long term trends.

Long Island, NY was probably formed by a Glacier, and not that long ago.
Glacier National Park has been photographed for 150 years. The photo's clearly show retreating glaciers back then, prior to any many made CO2. How do we explain this?

I'm not here to deny global warming, climate change or any of the other bullshit people claim (religion is a good example). I am here to say that it's incredibly important to have all the facts in front of you before coming to a conclusion. In the absence of those facts, it's OK to say "I don't know". And, that is my official position.

algore's data is flawed, seriously flawed. The increase in CO2 levels is so incredibly small, it's impossible to measure without modern equipment. Saying it's increased 50% due to mankind is very misleading. It's still at near unmeasurable levels. Less than 400 parts per million. Put another way, the air is LESS THAN 1/2500 parts CO2. A trace gas, at best.

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:06:13 AM EDT
[#26]
Quoted:
Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation here. I've been to the Everest region in Nepal. I've seen the moraines left by the glaciers as they retreated up the valley.
I've seen photos from early in the last century showing the extent of those same glaciers. Something is going on??
Any comments??





The correct spelling on ARFCOM is MORAN.


It's the MORANS left behind.


What is the deal, couldn't they keep up?
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:07:40 AM EDT
[#27]
Currently I'm at 1º of global warming.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:09:38 AM EDT
[#28]
All glaciers come and go, that is what they do, always have and always will, end of story....The liberals use that against you.

Here is another bit of interesting fact the liberals dont want you to know. The Sahara desert is shrinking at a alarming rate as it become more lush and farm able...
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:12:12 AM EDT
[#29]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation here. I've been to the Everest region in Nepal. I've seen the moraines left by the glaciers as they retreated up the valley.
I've seen photos from early in the last century showing the extent of those same glaciers. Something is going on??
Any comments??


Yeah,  It is one of the biggest hoaxes perpetrated on the world in history.


Heard yesterday that one of the Manmade Global Warming scientist bigshots has finally admitted that there has been no substantial temperature increase anywhere on the planet in the last 15 years.

It's a shame there are so many people that actually believe in it...

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:13:37 AM EDT
[#30]




Quoted:

Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation here. I've been to the Everest region in Nepal. I've seen the moraines left by the glaciers as they retreated up the valley.

I've seen photos from early in the last century showing the extent of those same glaciers. Something is going on??

Any comments??




Question for OP:



Do you ever contemplate possible mechanics of glacial retreat, or is it hardwired into your psyche that glacial retreat is *caused* by anthropogenic CO2 emissions?
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:15:05 AM EDT
[#31]
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:15:26 AM EDT
[#32]
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:18:51 AM EDT
[#33]
Just be glad your country isnt taking the idea of a carbon tax seriously....the stupid nanny state loving leftist fucktards in charge of my country are pushing hard for it.



We even have a climate change minister...




Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:19:28 AM EDT
[#34]



Quoted:


Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation here. I've been to the Everest region in Nepal. I've seen the moraines left by the glaciers as they retreated up the valley.

I've seen photos from early in the last century showing the extent of those same glaciers. Something is going on??

Any comments??


Some retreating glaciers in Greenland exposed some old Viking farms.

 



Think about that, and then tell me that this warming trend is man made. That is the crux of the matter. Is this a man made problem, or natural cycle?

Something going on? Sure, there is natural global warming, and there are socialists that want to exploit that for wealth re-distribution.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:24:25 AM EDT
[#35]
Worry about shit here and now. Things we can do something about. Things that are real, not fantasyland shit. If someone doesn't get there head out of their ass, and soon, the weather ain't going to matter. Half of this shit is just smoke and mirrors to keep us from paying attention, to the real and present man-made dangers
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:24:52 AM EDT
[#36]





i despise Algore with a passion, but you've got to hand it to him.




he took his lemmings on a journey and they followed him.




now it's a lexicon.




gullible people full of guilt.






Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:27:09 AM EDT
[#37]




Quoted:

Just be glad your country isnt taking the idea of a carbon tax seriously....the stupid nanny state loving leftist fucktards in charge of my country are pushing hard for it.



We even have a climate change minister...







Adapting to climate change is just a good idea.. nothing wrong with that.



Claiming that we are the cause of it to force us to change our way of life is just plain stupid and diabolic !
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:32:50 AM EDT
[#38]
The General argument is about wherther or not it's man made. Some data that was produced a while ago basicially showing that it was man made turned out to be fake.


Ignore the people that argue that there is no GW because it's cold where they live, they don't understand weather cycles. I could just as easily say that GW is true because it has snowed only a fraction of normal here in Colorado. It's snowed about 2" here this year and the normal is around 20" for this time of year. OMG!!! GW is REAL!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:40:27 AM EDT
[#39]
What amazes me is how nobody ever brings up solar weather in this discussion. A quick primer:

We are constantly bombarded by cosmic rays, or radiation emitted from outside the solar system by other stars and weird shit (not an astronomy buff). Those rays, when they interact with our atmosphere, are a mjor contributor to cloud formation. Clouds trap heat and aid in the greenhouse effect.

The solar wind generated by the sun usually sheilds us from the vast majority of these cosmic rays, so we have a mild amount of cloud cover. But the solar wind is not constant, and heavily depends upon the activity level of the sun. Over the last 11 years or so, the suns activity level has been the lowest ever recorded, so we've had more of a solar breeze than a solar wind, thus more cosmic rays impacting the earth, so more clouds, which equals more trapped heat.

That's why I laugh at hippies and greens, because unless they can figure out how to tel Sol to get its ass back to work, all the Prius's in the world aren't going to make fuck-all of a difference.



Oh, and some recent research and findings have led to some interesting theories regarding the onset time of the ice age. It might have happened over a period of months, not years or decades as previously thought. Think about what kind of effects such a rapid onset would have on the world today from a geo-political standpoint.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:45:14 AM EDT
[#40]
The General argument is about wherther or not it's man made. Some data that was produced a while ago basicially showing that it was man made turned out to be fake.


Correction, dam near all of it was proven to be fake, the CRU was the generator of the fake data and everyone else based their arguments off their data. Or as in NASAs case, they just regurgitated the CRU data. At this point there is almost no temperature data for the past 20 years that is worth anything, pretty unreal to think about.

The liberals employ the same exact tactic when they try to put section 8 housing in a nice area. They have a bogus company with a fancy scientific name do a bogus report saying section 8 housing does not bring in crime.....ya right.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:46:03 AM EDT
[#41]
Green is the new red.

I'd like to go back to college and tell half a dozen grad students, two PhD candidates and three PhDs,"I told you so, bitches!"

Forget the money, so many 'scientists' have hitched their professional wagon to the AGW religion that they have stopped  interpreting data that doesn't fit their models.  

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:47:00 AM EDT
[#42]
Quoted:
I've seen glacial moraines in the Upper Mid West.  What happened to the glaciers?  I could be wrong but I don't think there were many coal fired power plants around during the Pleistocene.


That's what Halliburton wants you to think
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:55:01 AM EDT
[#43]
These are the same ass-hats who were preaching global cooling and a new ice age in the 70's.  They are full of shit.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:03:01 AM EDT
[#44]
Quoted:
These are the same ass-hats who were preaching global cooling and a new ice age in the 70's.  They are full of shit.


I cant wait till the 2030's when We'll start hearing about cooling again. Maybe, just maybe the argument of "Its the fucking sun Moonbeam!" will work by then. A man can hope.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:15:11 AM EDT
[#45]
If you want to understand man made global warming, just follow the money.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:16:49 AM EDT
[#46]
If you want to understand man made global warming, just follow the money.


thats sums it up perfectly
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:23:33 AM EDT
[#47]
"Hide the decline."
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:24:14 AM EDT
[#48]
Where I Live was covered by a glacier at one time.  It has been retreating to the north pole for thousands of years.  We have had global warming since the last ice age and will until the next ice age.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:28:52 AM EDT
[#49]
humans haven't been paying attention long enough (or even been around long enough) to really know WTF is going on with climate trends. cyclical trends are cyclic
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:44:16 AM EDT
[#50]
simple explanation for glaciers melting causing flooding....  

does your glass overflow when your ice melts..???  
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