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(Independent)   Crafty libs fake disappearance of populated island, fueling global-warming scare   (news.independent.co.uk.) divider line 733
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2006-12-27 12:32:11 AM  
The ocean is coming at us at a blistering pace of a foot a decade! LOOK OUT!!!!

/yawn
 
2006-12-27 12:38:06 AM  
Suck it, Lohacharans!
 
2006-12-27 01:01:56 AM  
YoungSwedishBlonde: The ocean is coming at us at a blistering pace of a foot a decade! LOOK OUT!!!!

/yawn


Brave words from someone who lives in kansas
 
2006-12-27 01:07:36 AM  
Kim Stanley Robinson actually predicted this in the second book of his current trilogy, Fifty something or other. Small island in that region gets flooded out by Global Warming.

Boring book, but there is a neat character, a scientist who lives in a tree house in Washington, D.C.

There are also tigers, which are always neat. Will read the third book in hopes that the tigers get loose long enough to eat all the yuppie scum.
 
2006-12-27 08:39:07 AM  
I hasn't disappeared. I have it in my spare bedroom. Elvis and Amelia Erhart are living on it.
 
2006-12-27 09:15:57 AM  
I won't believe this island disappeared until techno-thrillist Michael Crichton confirms it.

Sounds like egghead liberal scare tactics from "scientists" who think they're better than me. I mean, come on. Lohachara? I've never even heard of it before. Who's to say it even existed? Ivory-tower cartographers? Forgive me if I prefer to get my information from a less biased source.
 
2006-12-27 11:34:33 AM  
images.amazon.com

if there are polar bears on the island then this guy can take care of em.
 
2006-12-27 11:35:01 AM  
Don't tell any neocons, but that island is in a geologically active region, and the crust is sinking. Don't want them saying "3 inches of rising water doesn't sink an island."
 
2006-12-27 11:36:00 AM  
I like the fact that (a) my house will some day be oceanfront property and (b) that global warming will make it nice and warm all year long.
 
2006-12-27 11:36:36 AM  
Sounds like someone left the faucet on.
 
2006-12-27 11:38:09 AM  
Gordon

Because we all know it is the evil "neocons" who are the only ones burning fossil fuels, and releasing carbon dioxide.

Shove it asshole.
 
2006-12-27 11:39:07 AM  
What could possibly go wrong?

library.thinkquest.org
 
2006-12-27 11:39:07 AM  
So when the other island with the tigers goes under will the tigers have to fight it out with the sharks for ocean supremacy because that'd be pretty cool.
 
2006-12-27 11:39:50 AM  
Call me when it is an island the size of Hawaii. Some dirt hill poking out of the Bay of Bengal sinks and noone notices untill they take a satellite pic means that that "island" wasn't all that valuable to begin with.

TFA says it all:


"So remote is the island that the researchers first learned of its submergence, and that of an uninhabited neighbouring island, Suparibhanga, when they saw they had vanished from satellite pictures."
 
2006-12-27 11:42:16 AM  
Teucer

I think you missed Gordon's point.

Wouldn't all islands and land masses be "sinking" at the same rate if the oceans are rising? I need Algore to explain that one to me.
 
2006-12-27 11:42:17 AM  
Tigers vs Sharks would indeed be awesome.

And also, to those that don't believe in Global Warming, fark you. How could you not possibly think that we in no way contribute to the climate by pouring tonnes of pollution into the air. The only thing you can argue is how long it will be before we get bit in the arse by our destructive habits.
 
2006-12-27 11:42:22 AM  
Looking forward to an ocean view...well, for my great, great, great....etc. grandkids, anyway.

/lives in Indiana
//couldn't care less about global warming
 
2006-12-27 11:42:51 AM  
You mean to say the earth has climate changes, and sometimes it cools down or warms up?
Who the fark would have thought that?

/No news here
//Move along
///The earth will be around long after we're gone
 
2006-12-27 11:42:54 AM  
phrightener
I have no idea what you are talking about.
img313.imageshack.us

So here is a picture of a polar bear smelling its paw.
 
2006-12-27 11:43:00 AM  
Because we all know it is the evil "neocons" who are the only ones burning fossil fuels, and releasing carbon dioxide.

Shove it asshole.


Take it easy there Tiger, it's just the internet.
 
2006-12-27 11:43:06 AM  
84Charlie: Call me when it is an island the size of Hawaii. Some dirt hill poking out of the Bay of Bengal sinks and noone notices untill they take a satellite pic means that that "island" wasn't all that valuable to begin with.

So you are only interested in doing something about it when it becomes a full catastrophe and way too late to do much about it and will cost 100x more to fix.

You must be a Republican.
 
2006-12-27 11:43:28 AM  
... and crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race.
 
2006-12-27 11:43:33 AM  
YoungSwedishBlonde

The ocean is coming at us at a blistering pace of a foot a decade! LOOK OUT!!!!

/yawn


The funny thing about this guy's post is that his profile says he wants to be a meteorologist.

I think he means "weatherman":

www.buzzhumor.com
 
2006-12-27 11:44:04 AM  
Ok anyone here not getting at least 40mpg is part of the problem. Yes, even if your a liberal...And no, paying your "polution tax" doesnt buy you out of it any more than money buys you out of hell.

/wheres my damn hydrogen jetpack?
 
2006-12-27 11:44:26 AM  
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: ///The earth will be around long after we're gone

You don't understand environmentalist don't want to save the earth, they want to save the people. You miss the entire point.
 
2006-12-27 11:44:27 AM  
no pretendo: And also, to those that don't believe in Global Warming, fark you. How could you not possibly think that we in no way contribute to the climate by pouring tonnes of pollution into the air. The only thing you can argue is how long it will be before we get bit in the arse by our destructive habits.

Ever see the statistics on what percentage of greenhouse gasses and such are actually produced by humans? It's miniscule.
 
2006-12-27 11:44:29 AM  
From TFA:

Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of the Earth.

I like how the article immediately rules that it was the "global warming" menace that singlehandedly caused the rising ocean waters.

I also like how the article's writer declares that this is the first time an island has been submerged. As if he has the entire history of the planet at his fingertips.
 
2006-12-27 11:46:21 AM  
no pretendo
And also, to those that don't believe in Global Warming, fark you. How could you not possibly think that we in no way contribute to the climate by pouring tonnes of pollution into the air. The only thing you can argue is how long it will be before we get bit in the arse by our destructive habits.

Cause I'm not an arrogant ass.
BTW the Earth is getting warmer and has been for quite awhile.
And no, man is not making it warmer, cows are, just ask the UN. So go out and have a burger to save the Earth.
 
2006-12-27 11:47:06 AM  
Abe Vigoda's Ghost

You mean to say the earth has climate changes, and sometimes it cools down or warms up?
Who the fark would have thought that?


Please explain your reasoning. Do you:

1. Not believe that carbon dioxide reflects heat back to the Earth?

or

2. Not believe that we are releasing thousands of years worth of stored carbon into the atmosphere?
 
2006-12-27 11:47:20 AM  
Yep. The fakeLeftists are using the global warming propaganda to scare voters into voting for the Democrats. I guess that way the Democrats do not have to advocate positions that they and their donors hate in order to win voters, i.e., raising taxes on the rich and using it to provide healthcare for all citizens, like they do in Europe.
 
2006-12-27 11:47:24 AM  
ap.lbl.gov
static.howstuffworks.com
spin-doctor.us
www.smh.com.au
science.hq.nasa.gov

Global warming is a liberal myth! Pollution is good!
 
2006-12-27 11:47:33 AM  
Global warming is going to kill us all. Well that's what the history channel told me last night.

yeah they failed to mention the whole thickening of some of the ice sheets.

/Got nothing
//Grabs popcorn
 
2006-12-27 11:48:42 AM  
Kyndig: Ever see the statistics on what percentage of greenhouse gasses and such are actually produced by humans? It's miniscule.

Yeah a lot is produced "naturally" through deforestation.
 
2006-12-27 11:49:09 AM  
how is this driven by global warming again?

Oh wait, no one can prove anything at all about global warming
 
2006-12-27 11:49:18 AM  
think this is where the innernet tubes connect to this island... spewing all the global warming water in one place;)
 
2006-12-27 11:49:29 AM  
all of you who are downplaying this event are idiots. so you think you can just ignore the problem and leave it for later generations? selfish bastards. i hate republicans.
 
2006-12-27 11:49:30 AM  

Ever see the statistics on what percentage of greenhouse gasses and such are actually produced by humans? It's miniscule.


I have a feeling its your statistics themselves which are miniscule. Unless you're gonna spout that "erupting volcano produces the world's supply of CO2" which farkers who can't farking read think that's for a year and not for a day.
 
2006-12-27 11:50:30 AM  
it's being over-exaggerated, then you have idiots like al gore making crappy movies
 
2006-12-27 11:51:18 AM  
You can sink a whole island by flushing all the toilets on it at the same time.
You knew that didn't you?
/didn't you?
 
2006-12-27 11:51:21 AM  
What about if the temperature were actually worse before we could measure it? What then? No one bothers to think that this is just an occurence in nature.
 
2006-12-27 11:51:51 AM  
lolz, the vast majority of scientists are idiots according to 'godofusa.com'.
 
2006-12-27 11:52:03 AM  
Earth's oceans are rising twice as fast today compared to 150 years ago, according to a new study.

The rise is nearly 2 millimeter per year. At that rate, sea level will be 1 inch higher in 13 years compared to today.


2 mm per year? How farkin' low was this island?
 
2006-12-27 11:52:16 AM  
over-exaggerated? morons. all of you. there is plenty of proof that global warming exists. why would you choose to ignore it? whats wrong with conservation and less pollution?
 
2006-12-27 11:52:24 AM  
Kyndig
Ever see the statistics on what percentage of greenhouse gasses and such are actually produced by humans? It's miniscule.

Yep, and there is a certain ammount of carbon that the biosphere of earth can cycle back into the crust every year. If the ammount of carbon dioxide produced is greater than the ammount that can be sinked then it just sits there in the atmosphere and collects... ever so slowly increasing the percentage of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

In actuallity the percentage of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in ratio to other gasses has not increased all that much. But carbon dioxide is such an efficient insulator of heat that an increase of only a hundreth of a percent can have measurable effects on global temperatures.
 
2006-12-27 11:52:36 AM  
"No one bothers to think that this is just an occurence in nature."

Yeah man, nobody has considered that angle.
 
2006-12-27 11:52:43 AM  
Oops, source for my last post:
http://www.livescience.com/environment/051124_rising_seas.html
 
2006-12-27 11:53:05 AM  
dallashockey69


all of you who are downplaying this event are idiots. so you think you can just ignore the problem and leave it for later generations? selfish bastards. i hate republicans

And I hate you. Its worse that your from my state. You cannot prove
A: global warming
B: Peak Oil
C: Immigration will help americans

So fark off
 
2006-12-27 11:53:11 AM  
soakitincider: Oh wait, no one can prove anything at all about global warming

Except for the facts there are more CO2 in the air. CO2 causes global warming and the average temperature has been increasing of the planet. And Man has been producing more CO2 then ever.

All these are facts no one disputes.

I bet you think smoking causing cancer has never been proven either.
 
2006-12-27 11:53:24 AM  
Dude.

The amount of raw pollution we are proucing is insane. How anyone can sit there straight faced and claim it isn't having an impact boggles the mind. Try running your tailpipe into your car window and tell me that has no effect either.
 
2006-12-27 11:54:35 AM  
//Waits for the "but it's really cold where I live" post to debunk Global Warming.
 
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