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(The Raw Story)   The UN's IPCC chief, who has apparently never listened to Iron Maiden, says the global warming doomsday clock is at 5 minutes to midnight. EVERYBODY RUN TO THE HILLS   (rawstory.com ) divider line
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2013-09-03 08:59:21 AM  
Only if you have a fear of the dark.
 
2013-09-03 09:00:28 AM  
At least armegeddon will have a decent sound track
 
2013-09-03 09:05:29 AM  
Ya, UN has a lot of credibility. I must listen and believe.
 
2013-09-03 09:08:12 AM  
I daresay it's a matter of life and death.
 
2013-09-03 09:15:13 AM  
Well, a stopped clock is right twice a day.  Unless it's digital, or a 24 hour clock, then it's only right once a day.  But if it shows the date, then it's only right once every seven years or so.  Of course, if it shows the year, then it may never be right.  OK, this metaphor sucks.  How about:  Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then.  Unless it gets run over by a car.  Or it works for the UN...
 
2013-09-03 09:17:40 AM  
More water for the ancient mariner
 
2013-09-03 09:22:42 AM  
Global warming: The evil that men do.
 
2013-09-03 09:27:17 AM  
Apparently he never listened to Der Bingle, either.

2.bp.blogspot.com

/hot
 
2013-09-03 09:35:46 AM  
He's just afraid to shoot strangers or die with his boots on.
 
2013-09-03 09:38:17 AM  
Are they going to send global warning a strongly worded letter now?
 
2013-09-03 09:41:08 AM  
By act they mean tax, which always solves everything.

/TAG is for retardation involved to believe a tax will solve GW
// like trying to stop the tides
///entrophy, how does it work?
 
2013-09-03 09:45:29 AM  
Five minutes to midnight?

Eh.

Wake me up when it's two a.m. and somewhere in a lonely hotel room there's a guy starting to realize that eternal fate has turned its back on him.
 
2013-09-03 09:52:05 AM  
Ha! That's what they want you to believe! This is all part of Agenda 21, a vast conspiracy to take away your guns and remove US sovereignty and place the country under the control of the UN. Study it out, sheeple!!
 
2013-09-03 09:54:31 AM  
The same guy says that warming has paused for 17 years. So shouldn't that be 17 years and 5 minutes to midnight?
 
2013-09-03 09:55:45 AM  
Not *this* crap again.
 
2013-09-03 10:06:00 AM  

WelldeadLink: The same guy says that warming has paused for 17 years.


Link
 
2013-09-03 10:11:48 AM  

WelldeadLink: The same guy says that warming has paused for 17 years. So shouldn't that be 17 years and 5 minutes to midnight?


Seventeen Years to Midnight would be a cool name for a band.

/leave out the five minutes, though
 
2013-09-03 10:22:38 AM  

The Ice Cream Man: WelldeadLink: The same guy says that warming has paused for 17 years. So shouldn't that be 17 years and 5 minutes to midnight?

Seventeen Years to Midnight would be a cool name for a band.


I'll accept judgment on coolness from The Ice Cream Man.
 
2013-09-03 10:24:13 AM  
Harrumph.  He's three minutes off.
 
2013-09-03 10:33:27 AM  
Sounds good. The fun stuff usually happens after midnight.
 
2013-09-03 10:42:08 AM  
*YYYYAAAAWWWWWNNNNN*

[notthisshiatagain.jpg]

The AGW broken-record-narrative is just old and overplayed. Yes, yes, we're all doomed to drown in rising oceans and the earth will burn up shortly, I'm sure.

Most average people have looked at the evidence and agree that a minor warming is occurring. However, they aren't willing to completely destroy the economy and in the process enrich the duplicitous chicken-little politicians that are skimming (scamming?) the carbon-credit racket.

Game over.
 
2013-09-03 10:47:02 AM  
Why is it that all the terrifying bad things are set to happen at midnight? Why not 2 am? Or 4:35 for that matter?
 
2013-09-03 10:49:25 AM  
Dat riff
 
2013-09-03 10:49:49 AM  
They haven't read the memo that nobody cares no matter how many cries of wolf you do.
 
2013-09-03 10:56:16 AM  
EVERYBODY RUN FOR YOUR LIIIIFFFEE!
 
2013-09-03 10:59:00 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-03 11:03:20 AM  
Maybe the clock's batteries are almost dead. Where do they discard those global warming clock batteries anyway?
 
2013-09-03 11:03:49 AM  

WelldeadLink: The same guy says that warming has paused for 17 years. So shouldn't that be 17 years and 5 minutes to midnight?


Yeah, but they're WASTED YEARS
 
2013-09-03 11:09:14 AM  
This story feels like Deja Vu.
 
2013-09-03 11:11:07 AM  

gretzkyscores: *YYYYAAAAWWWWWNNNNN*

[notthisshiatagain.jpg]

The AGW broken-record-narrative is just old and overplayed. Yes, yes, we're all doomed to drown in rising oceans and the earth will burn up shortly, I'm sure.

Most average people have looked at the evidence and agree that a minor warming is occurring. However, they aren't willing to completely destroy the economy and in the process enrich the duplicitous chicken-little politicians that are skimming (scamming?) the carbon-credit racket.

Game over.


Well, if most average people agree, then obviously this means we must ignore science.
 
2013-09-03 11:23:44 AM  

Joe USer: gretzkyscores: *YYYYAAAAWWWWWNNNNN*

[notthisshiatagain.jpg]

The AGW broken-record-narrative is just old and overplayed. Yes, yes, we're all doomed to drown in rising oceans and the earth will burn up shortly, I'm sure.

Most average people have looked at the evidence and agree that a minor warming is occurring. However, they aren't willing to completely destroy the economy and in the process enrich the duplicitous chicken-little politicians that are skimming (scamming?) the carbon-credit racket.

Game over.

Well, if most average people agree, then obviously this means we must ignore science.


No it means that most people have seen the "science" and are not convinced that the benefit-cost are positive.
 
2013-09-03 11:30:10 AM  

ucan'tcmee: Maybe the clock's batteries are almost dead. Where do they discard those global warming clock batteries anyway?


Well, they have mercury, so in a landfill with the CFL bulbs.
 
2013-09-03 11:31:28 AM  

Joe Blowme: By act they mean tax, which always solves everything.

/TAG is for retardation involved to believe a tax will solve GW
// like trying to stop the tides
///entrophy, how does it work?


They could do something that's a supply-side solution that involves internalizing the externality. Cap and trade, for example, is a supply-side solution. All we have to do is wait for a Republican to champion it, because if a Democrat does it, it'll be mocked and distorted to be something different than the typical liberal solution which is simply banning the emissions.
 
2013-09-03 11:39:15 AM  
This story is total Deja Vu.  Somewhere in Time we as a society may learn to curb our energy consumption in such a way that we are no longer Killers of our environment.  Until then I guess we will continue living in the Twilight Zone as total Powerslaves to big oil, coal and nuclear energy.

/If you made it through that without groaning, you're a real Trooper.
//groan
 
2013-09-03 11:42:27 AM  

vygramul: They could do something that's a supply-side solution that involves internalizing the externality. Cap and trade, for example, is a supply-side solution. All we have to do is wait for a Republican to champion it, because if a Democrat does it, it'll be mocked and distorted to be something different than the typical liberal solution which is simply banning the emissions


now you're playing with madness
 
2013-09-03 11:53:52 AM  

DesertDemonWY: vygramul: They could do something that's a supply-side solution that involves internalizing the externality. Cap and trade, for example, is a supply-side solution. All we have to do is wait for a Republican to champion it, because if a Democrat does it, it'll be mocked and distorted to be something different than the typical liberal solution which is simply banning the emissions

now you're playing with madness


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-03 11:53:52 AM  

Burr: Are they going to send global warning a strongly worded letter now?


Addressed to 22 Acacia Avenue, obviously.
 
2013-09-03 11:55:37 AM  

fortheloveofgod: Not *this* crap again.


I wonder if any of his research words opinions will end up in AR5
 
2013-09-03 11:57:57 AM  
A little song a little dance a little seltzer down your pants
 
2013-09-03 12:09:38 PM  
Going to see Maiden and Megadeth tonight! Getting kicks...
 
2013-09-03 12:13:23 PM  
Is this like the nuclear Armageddon clock where zero threat is defined as 11:50 PM?  What a bunch of scare-mongering horseshiat that is.
 
2013-09-03 12:13:34 PM  

MonoChango: Joe USer: gretzkyscores: *YYYYAAAAWWWWWNNNNN*

[notthisshiatagain.jpg]

The AGW broken-record-narrative is just old and overplayed. Yes, yes, we're all doomed to drown in rising oceans and the earth will burn up shortly, I'm sure.

Most average people have looked at the evidence and agree that a minor warming is occurring. However, they aren't willing to completely destroy the economy and in the process enrich the duplicitous chicken-little politicians that are skimming (scamming?) the carbon-credit racket.

Game over.

Well, if most average people agree, then obviously this means we must ignore science.

No it means that most people have seen the "science" and are not convinced that the benefit-cost are positive.


That's nice. "Most people" can look at x-rays and not spot the fatal brain tumor either. That's why we have a procedure where people can get training in a specialized field and get a title, like doctor.

I don't care what "most people" think, as "most people" have no clue and are completely and totally unqualified to come to a conclusion based on raw data. Anyone who distrusts "science" when they disagree with the results can either learn the subject properly or get lumped in with "most people".

Personally, if it were just me, I wouldn't care about a bunch of ass-backwards morons making important decisions on things they can't comprehend. But it's not just me, and I don't want to see my kids world turned to crap just so someone can earn a few extra bucks.  So fark these "deniers", fark em with a 10 foot clue pole.
 
2013-09-03 12:27:36 PM  
It always starts with the white man coming across the sea.
 
2013-09-03 12:53:47 PM  

Joe USer: Personally, if it were just me, I wouldn't care about a bunch of ass-backwards morons making important decisions on things they can't comprehend. But it's not just me, and I don't want to see my kids world turned to crap just so someone can earn a few extra bucks. So fark these "deniers", fark em with a 10 foot clue pole.


True true, but how are you going to solve this problem?  The answer the UN has, always involves giving more power and money to corrupt politicians.   Always. For all Time. In all Places.  Prove to me that these politicians (who are the real "ass-backwards morons making important decisions") know as much as you or I about how the climate effects our lives.  Assuming you live in the USA, we theoretically do not live in a dictatorship.  That means that before you ask "Most People" to pay for something, you must
1: Convince them that there IS a problem
2: Convince them that you know how to fix it
3: Convince them that it is worth the cost

So lets see how the Global Cooling/Global Warming/Climate Change is doing:
1: Most people seem to agree that it is getting warmer, but debate if it is a earth altering problem or if it is the same warming that has been going on since the end of ice age.
2: You can't even convince the eco nuts that carbon credits will help.
3: Politically, for the last 5-10 years, AGW is as dead as Al Gore is fat.
Until you do a better job of #1 and at least start #2&3, nobody is going to give you the attention you crave.
 
2013-09-03 12:56:27 PM  

DesertDemonWY: now you're playing with madness


Played with Madness:
static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-09-03 01:03:55 PM  

vygramul: Joe Blowme: By act they mean tax, which always solves everything.
/TAG is for retardation involved to believe a tax will solve GW
// like trying to stop the tides
///entrophy, how does it work?

They could do something that's a supply-side solution that involves internalizing the externality.


A tax on the output is effectively the same as a tax on the input.
/entropy, how does it work?
 
2013-09-03 01:12:48 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: This story feels like Deja Vu.


I was thinking the same thing.

Didn't the trot out this "5 minutes to midnight" dead horse 20 years ago?
 
2013-09-03 01:22:35 PM  

MonoChango: vygramul: Joe Blowme: By act they mean tax, which always solves everything.
/TAG is for retardation involved to believe a tax will solve GW
// like trying to stop the tides
///entrophy, how does it work?

They could do something that's a supply-side solution that involves internalizing the externality.

A tax on the output is effectively the same as a tax on the input.
/entropy, how does it work?


It's not a tax. You're paying for the resources you're using. If you buy land from the government, that's not a tax. If you buy water from the government, that's not a tax. If you buy air from the government, that's not a tax. If you pay to dump stuff on government land, that's not a tax. If you pay to dump stuff into government waters, that's not a tax. If you pay to dump stuff into government air, it's not a tax.

Nice slight-of-hand talking about entropy, though. An idiot might actually fall for that.
 
2013-09-03 01:58:23 PM  

Savage Belief: I was thinking the same thing.

Didn't the trot out this "5 minutes to midnight" dead horse 20 years ago?


So you're saying that at some point in the last twenty years, we may have, in fact, crossed over to have been living AFTER midnight?
 
2013-09-03 02:11:29 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: So you're saying that at some point in the last twenty years, we may have, in fact, crossed over to have been living AFTER midnight?


// rockin' to the dawn
 
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