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SemiSteve

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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 10:27:03 AM

First there is a wake-up call during the Republican National Convention with Hurricane Isaac.

Then rain forced the DNC to move the big rally.

Now as the election bears down on us, Hurricane Sandy pummels the North East.

Maybe Mother Nature is not happy that Climate Change has been left out of the 2012 debates, as if it is old news.

"Climate change activists pointed to Sandy as exactly the sort of extraordinary event forecast to occur as the atmosphere and the oceans grow hotter. Skeptics shot back that major hurricanes hit New York in 1821 and 1938, long before fossil-fuel emissions were a factor.

So, freak storm or climate change?

The answer is unknowable. No individual weather event can be conclusively linked to man-made climate change. Scientists also say global warming is more likely to intensify disasters than to cause them. So a logical conclusion is that Sandy would have happened with or without climate change, but that extra heat and humidity fed its strength.

This much seems beyond dispute: Because of man-made warming or natural cycles, or both, the U.S. is in an era of extreme-weather events. A report this month by Munich Re, the world's largest reinsurance firm, confirmed what has been widely suspected. The number of weather-related catastrophes has been rising dramatically since 1980 on all continents, with the steepest increase in North America. Insured losses on the continent soared from an average of $9billion a year in the 1980s to $36billion a year in the 2000s, the study found.

For the short term, then, the United States can't treat each storm as a fluke. The nation needs to maintain its ability to predict and respond to disasters. In particular, that means not allowing the nation's aging fleet of weather satellites to fall into decline. The National Research Council warned in May that the Earth observing system is entering a rapid decrease in capability, as long-running missions end and key new missions are canceled or delayed.

Longer term, the United States, along with other major emitters such as China and India, will need to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

The presidential candidates don't like to talk about climate change, which they ignored during the debates, because the solutions inevitably involve higher energy prices. But as Sandy's mounting toll suggests, the costs of inaction, in tragedy and property, might be even greater."
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EKEugene
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:50:39 PM


Sandy was obviously an Obama plot to take Mitt Romney off the campaign trail. She was manufactured in the Hurricane Encabulator that Obama installed inside the man-sized vault Dick Cheney left behind. It worked well too. I'm surprised the Bozells and the Trumps and the Fox Noises haven't run with this story like they have the Petraeus affair hoax. After all, which is more believable?

As for Mother Nature and God, I don't know how far deistic anthropomorphism should be taken but my Creator/force of Nature is absolutely female. There's no way She can be anything else.
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:15:59 PM

I said I didn't believe in mother nature. Climate change is another matter of which I am completely convinced.

[Edited by: MiddletownMarty at 11/13/2012 7:16:59 PM EST]
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 6:17:07 PM

Oh yes, there is a 'Mother Nature.' What? You don't believe? She floats up out of the pumpkin patch at midnight every Halloween... Riding on the back of Big Bird.

Well, maybe there is no actual being known as MN, but there is nature. And nature is very good at giving us messages. Animals have been known to run for higher ground just before a tsunami. Ya think they got a tweet?

It is no myth that storms have been getting stronger, more damaging and more costly.

Just like the scientists predicted with global warming.

And now our largest city has been flooded.

Just like the scientists predicted with global warming.

And the sea levels are rising.

Just like the scientists predicted with global warming.

And the deniers have all said they won't believe it until they see it.

And now here it is but still they are sticking their heads in the sand. I hope that sand is not on the beach in New Jersey.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 2:14:26 PM

"There is no truth to "global warming." It is a massive fraud..."

--This is what you have to believe if you don't want to feel too guilty about destroying the habitat for all future generations.

"New York City and the rest of the state face a new reality of extreme weather events" and should be reconfigured to deal with it, the Albany Times Union reported.

The governor [Cuomo], a Democrat, joked that he told President Barack Obama New York "has a 100-year flood every two years now."

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/10/30/Cuomo-Extreme-weather-needs-new-reality/UPI-46541351634041/#ixzz2Azp7I8JO
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noseatbelt
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 4:49:38 PM

Big al junior speaks, and like senior, very few take him seriously.
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theTower
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 4:45:32 PM

"God? What a myth. Hurricane Sandy is proof there is no God."

But here you are telling us it's "Mother Nature"
You can believe in the mythical mother nature if you wish semisteve.


[Edited by: theTower at 10/31/2012 4:48:11 PM EST]
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 3:29:20 PM

I don't believe in mother nature.
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:11:47 AM

SemiSteve, please take a few minutes and read this insightful piece from Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2012/09/16/climate-change-hoax-or-crime-of-the-century/2/

There is no truth to "global warming." It is a massive fraud, with certain "green energy" players positioning themselves to reap $$. Even Al Gore has had to retract major portions of "Inconvenient Truth" as his data has proven to be at least flawed, or (more likely) fraudulent. The hacked emails of East Anglia Climate Research Unit PROVES they are manipulating data to advanced the climate-warming thesis. Poke around this collection of articles in the left-wing British Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/hacked-climate-science-emails

But the media are all on board this train, just as they are the Obama express...to an inevitable crash.

Incidentally, the DNC didn't move the rally from the Bank of America Stadium to an indoor venue because of mere rain. The forecast for rain that night was below 10%. A political event with a stadium under one-half filled would have looked awful!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 10:56:57 AM

God? What a myth. Hurricane Sandy is proof there is no God.

Science tells us that the Bible is wrong. The Earth has been around much longer than the Bible claims. And it's creation took much longer than 6 days.

Science is also telling us that 7 billion humans can burn things daily without having an effect on our atmosphere.

Climate Change may not cause hurricanes. But it makes them more intense. This summer was hotter than average. Arctic Ice at it's lowest levels. Warmer water intensifies hurricanes. Sandy was not such a big storm until it hit unseasonably warm water in the Atlantic on it's way up to New Jersey.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 10:51:47 AM

ha, ha, ha... what spin... Maybe "Father" GOD is attempting to get our attention?

Or do you believe everything just happened?


[Edited by: reb4 at 10/31/2012 10:52:40 AM EST]
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