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(AP)   NASA scientist: Mass extinction, ecosystem collapse only a couple of decades away   (ap.google.com) divider line 709
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2008-06-23 11:01:38 PM  
And we're supposed to take the word from the folks that landed Columbia so eloquently? (what? too soon?)

I say, bring it on.^
 
2008-06-23 11:15:32 PM  
Eh. I was born in 1955. I spent my "formative" years waiting to get nuked by Russia. It's always something.
 
2008-06-23 11:18:46 PM  
The planet is fine

The PEOPLE are farked....

/RIP dude
 
2008-06-23 11:27:01 PM  
To cut emissions, Hansen said coal-fired power plants that don't capture carbon dioxide emissions shouldn't be used in the United States after 2025, and should be eliminated in the rest of the world by 2030.

Uh huh. Hansen gonna tell China to cut it out? He'll vanish so fast there'll be a "pop".

The extinction will likely be global-warming alarmists.
 
2008-06-23 11:34:41 PM  
So I guess this means just pay Totalfark month to month then?
 
2008-06-23 11:36:12 PM  
Where's Jon Snow?
 
2008-06-23 11:39:28 PM  
DarkJohnson: I say, bring it on.^

Ding!

Too bad it doesn't support fear mongering...

/does the fear mongering dance
 
2008-06-23 11:51:52 PM  
I believe in climate change theory and all, but this guy is just taking it way to far.

Eh, we'll adapt. And if we don't, other species certainly will. Life goes on.
 
2008-06-23 11:53:59 PM  
At least this will give us something to talk about during the Great Depression caused by Peak Oil as we shelter from the Acid Rain and constantly check our skin for Flesh Eating Bacteria.
 
2008-06-23 11:55:38 PM  
dahmers love zombie: To cut emissions, Hansen said coal-fired power plants that don't capture carbon dioxide emissions shouldn't be used in the United States after 2025, and should be eliminated in the rest of the world by 2030.

Uh huh. Hansen gonna tell China to cut it out?


He'll probably ask them to have a seat over there and talk to him for a minute.
 
2008-06-23 11:59:16 PM  
oldebayer: At least this will give us something to talk about during the Great Depression caused by Peak Oil as we shelter from the Acid Rain and constantly check our skin for Flesh Eating Bacteria.

Um, the great depression actually happened. Peak oil is a bullshiat way of describing a real situation. Acid Rain did occur, and we actually were able to cut back on certain kinds of pollution enough to curtail it-- a model of the success we can have in reversing global warming. And flesh eating bacteria is very, freakishly, terribly real.

I know, I know, you're talking about the media scaremongering each of these; but the only one you actually presented that's relevant-- acid rain-- is one where human action solved a problem created by human pollution.
 
2008-06-24 12:00:15 AM  
Well, at least now I'm feeling a lot better about my 40 year interest only mortgage with a huge balloon payment due in 30 years.
 
2008-06-24 12:15:18 AM  
Ha ha! I'm going to be dead in 20 years!

/no relation. srslah.
 
2008-06-24 12:17:50 AM  
Obdicut

I take it you are not a big fan of The Daily Show? Neither am I.

Iron(y) deficiency anemia is no laughing matter.
 
2008-06-24 12:23:15 AM  
Has anyone told this "scientist" that it's been cooling off for a decade?
 
2008-06-24 12:48:21 AM  
For the past several decades, mass extinction and ecosystem collapse have *always* been only a couple of decades away.

And yet here we f*cking are.
 
2008-06-24 12:49:34 AM  
blogs.tampabay.com

Well, I guess there is no point in steering now.
 
2008-06-24 12:51:10 AM  
LordZorch: Has anyone told this "scientist" that it's been cooling off for a decade?

Probably quite a few liars such as yourself have, yes.
 
2008-06-24 12:52:32 AM  
oldebayer: I take it you are not a big fan of The Daily Show? Neither am I.

Iron(y) deficiency anemia is no laughing matter.


Spoken routines don't necessarily translate to text very well.
 
2008-06-24 12:54:39 AM  
He's wrong! Totally wrong!

The Mayans said 2012. We don't even have that long!

/Aaaaargh!
//Can I have a job at NASA now?
 
2008-06-24 12:55:32 AM  
DEAR NASA,

i125.photobucket.com


Big Shaq
 
2008-06-24 01:16:55 AM  
Just curious, could any of you haters prove him wrong?
 
2008-06-24 01:35:16 AM  
 
2008-06-24 01:50:40 AM  
Snowflake Tubbybottom: GAT_00: Just curious, could any of you haters prove him wrong?

Hell if I know but here's some analysis of his predictions: From this initial evaluation, it seems that to the extent that Jim Hansen's Scenario B has accurately anticipated global temperature increases since 1988, it has done so based on inaccurate assumptions about emissions paths. (new window)


You know what's really odd about those predictions? They show a temperature drop in 2007, even if not the .7C we had. His predictions of CH4, N2O, and CO2 aren't even close though. However, most predictions on rising levels of those molecules were badly wrong back in 1988.
 
2008-06-24 02:10:51 AM  
DarkJohnson: And we're supposed to take the word from the folks that landed Columbia so eloquently? (what? too soon?)

I say, bring it on.^


Don't forget the Challenger lift off.

/Another rocket scientist heard from
 
2008-06-24 02:41:33 AM  
guess I won't worry about paying off that credit card debt, then
 
2008-06-24 03:18:37 AM  
NittLion78: guess I won't worry about paying off that credit card debt, then

You don't think the end of the world will stop them from collecting that debt, do you?
 
2008-06-24 05:13:59 AM  
Which side does the fear mongering again?
 
2008-06-24 05:18:28 AM  
NYZooMan: Which side does the fear mongering again?

Understanding is a three-edged sword.
 
2008-06-24 05:18:29 AM  
So I can just rack up a bunch of credit card debt and not worry about having to pay it back? Sweet.
 
2008-06-24 05:18:55 AM  
www.ncpa.org

PANIC.
 
2008-06-24 05:19:04 AM  
Mass extinction, ecosystem collapse only a couple of decades away

What the hell is taking so long? Short of not engaging in nuclear warfare, what are we doing right?
 
2008-06-24 05:19:22 AM  
Longtime global warming skeptic Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., citing a recent poll, said in a statement, "Hansen, (former Vice President) Gore and the media have been trumpeting man-made climate doom since the 1980s. But Americans are not buying it."

thats some awesome evidence
 
2008-06-24 05:20:00 AM  
but but but if we reduce greenhouse gases, what will stave off the next ice age?!
 
2008-06-24 05:23:22 AM  
"We're toast if we don't get on a very different path"


What kind of toast are we? Raisin, whole wheat, or melba maybe? I really hope it's melba.
 
2008-06-24 05:25:03 AM  
www.bikeforest.com
 
2008-06-24 05:25:24 AM  
no polar bears in 50 years?

www.theage.com.au


/he's flattered that you thought of him
//but he's not the one to call.
 
2008-06-24 05:30:21 AM  
FTFA: "Exactly 20 years after warning America about global warming ..."

LOL, thought that was back in the 70s? Oh shiat, it must have been in the 80s when Time magazine was talking about Global Cooling, lol, TARDS ... liberals are so dumb, they can't even get their lies straight.
 
2008-06-24 05:30:21 AM  
3_Butt_Cheeks

You posted from ncpa.org?

Sister, that's not gonna stand up to even a 3rd grader's scrutiny.
 
2008-06-24 05:32:42 AM  
My grandmother (born 1888 in rural Kansas) told me she always warned people not to cut down the cottonwood trees, they were the only things protecting the fields from the wind.

She claims she predicted the dust bowl twenty years before it came, but nobody listened.



Mankind has gone through lots of massive changes because of relatively sudden climate change.
 
2008-06-24 05:35:04 AM  
YoggiSothoth: FTFA: "Exactly 20 years after warning America about global warming ..."

LOL, thought that was back in the 70s? Oh shiat, it must have been in the 80s when Time magazine was talking about Global Cooling, lol, TARDS ... liberals are so dumb, they can't even get their lies straight.


Time magazine does not equal science. And, of course you know that the scientific literature from that era is concerned with global warming.

"Chariots of the Gods" and "The Bermuda Triangle" were in the magazines back then too. Not science. Librul media, right?

Why are stupid people overwhelmingly conservatives?
 
2008-06-24 05:35:26 AM  
ilambiquated: My grandmother (born 1888 in rural Kansas) told me she always warned people not to cut down the cottonwood trees ...

My grand brain always told me, cut the Democrats and Republicans into little tiny pieces, because if you don't, they'll fark you.
 
2008-06-24 05:37:45 AM  
I predict the planet will be a much quieter, lonelier place in 200 years when the global human population plummets to less than 10 million starving mutant scavengers.
 
2008-06-24 05:38:19 AM  
Global warming or not, mass extinction of nature is going on because of us.
Mostly because of habitat destruction and fragmentation, over-fishing/hunting, pollution, introduction of alien species, ...

A lot of species are on the brink of extinction, many don't have enough individuals to ensure a diverse genepool.

That's what I don't like about the global warming "alarmists": they focus too much on "carbon". Like the article in Wired that said that we should cut down the old forests and plant faster growing species. Or cutting down rainforests to grow biofuels.

Many people say "who cares about a little bug/bat/bird", but the ecosystem is highly interdependent: some plants (like figs, Brazil nuts, durian, ...) can only be pollinated by one kind of animal. Remove that animal, and you lose the fruit/crop.

This planet is the only one we have, so why can't we take better care of it?
 
2008-06-24 05:38:21 AM  
You know who else makes money off of environmental scare mongering?

Yep, Al Gore.

/Would have just posted a pic but I can't ATM.
 
2008-06-24 05:38:51 AM  
Dubya's_Coke_Dealer:
Actually, I don't even need to quote you. You are one of the most dumbest farkS I've ever had the unfortunate online experience of EVER meeting. I'm not fond of Republicans, not fond of Democrats, but you are just SISSY DUMB. You are an Idiot, sir, with a capital I. You lose. You fail. You just repulse me in every way. CONGRATS! You win at failing.
 
2008-06-24 05:40:21 AM  
Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: 3_Butt_Cheeks

You posted from ncpa.org?

Sister, that's not gonna stand up to even a 3rd grader's scrutiny.


So you are saying that gallup poll is made up?

PS people...can we keep the libtard/neo-con insults outta not news?
 
2008-06-24 05:41:08 AM  
Uhhh, Technically you can call the whole "global warming thing" the current interglacial period. All we really need is somthing to block the sun. A massive volcano is exactly what we need. And since I now live northwest of Yellowstone(a bit overdue for a bigass eruption), and since wind here almost always blows From the west, I say lets set this biatch off. I love cold weather, not too big on starving though. But the earth will be cooled, the glaciers can build again, and all global warming dudes will either be dead or have to STFU.
 
2008-06-24 05:42:37 AM  
Actually, I don't even need to quote you. You are one of the most dumbest farkS I've ever had the unfortunate online experience of EVER meeting. I'm not fond of Republicans, not fond of Democrats, but you are just SISSY DUMB. You are an Idiot, sir, with a capital I. You lose. You fail. You just repulse me in every way. CONGRATS! You win at failing.

WTF is up with Fark the past 24hrs??? Is it "Angry special people week"?
 
2008-06-24 05:43:13 AM  
make me some tea: I believe in climate change theory and all, but this guy is just taking it way to far.

Eh, we'll adapt. And if we don't, other species certainly will. Life goes on.


Wow. But in what capacity? And after what percentage of the population dies? People are soooooooooooo comfortable in our society and think that it's all so permanent! it's not... at ALL!!

Great powers on this planet have fallen before - and the U.S. is so fragile, and no one believes it! Our *entire* economy and life as we know it, is completely dependent on: foreign oil, the weather patterns that have been roughly the same for a long time and electricity.

Right before our eyes, in the last 18 months, we've seen DRAMATIC changes with oil (because of: demand, peak-oil, falling dollar, etc)... and we've seen unprecidented extreme weather, which everyone agrees is getting worse and we have this power grid that is severely aged and dependent on gas-powered trucks, to maintain!

We live in an unprecendented fragile time right now and people are so pompous about it.

So yeah, humans, technically, will go on - but I wonder with what kind of lifestyle and quality of life?
 
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