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2014-06-24 10:17:00 AM
How do people manage that currently live in areas of the planet with those temperatures and humidity levels?
 
2014-06-24 10:34:13 AM
You mean based on the fabricated temperature data that shows there is global warming?

But is well ... fabricated
 
2014-06-24 11:24:27 AM
Trust me, we have heat and humidity levels in Connecticut that already approach 100 degrees at it's warmest, and that doesn't stop anyone from going outside.
 
2014-06-24 11:25:49 AM
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2014-06-24 11:39:27 AM
There's no such thing as global warming
 
2014-06-24 11:40:10 AM
The headline is a joke, but I sort of see this happening. As we continue to degrade the planet, our society is moving in a direction where we have less and less connection to anything in the natural world. So we don't notice, and don't care. So we continue to degrade the planet....which we have less and less connection to. I think some of you farkers think the natural world is nothing more than a backdrop for nice pictures, not the very fabric of our continued existence. So we continue to not care....while staring at our computer screens in our climate-controlled rooms....
 
2014-06-24 11:51:50 AM

SlothB77: You mean based on the fabricated temperature data that shows there is global warming?

But is well ... fabricated


Fabricated by the tiny hands of thousands of Chinese children working in sweat-shop factories that spew out tonnes of pollution.
 
2014-06-24 12:00:09 PM

cryinoutloud: The headline is a joke, but I sort of see this happening. As we continue to degrade the planet, our society is moving in a direction where we have less and less connection to anything in the natural world. So we don't notice, and don't care. So we continue to degrade the planet....which we have less and less connection to. I think some of you farkers think the natural world is nothing more than a backdrop for nice pictures, not the very fabric of our continued existence. So we continue to not care....while staring at our computer screens in our climate-controlled rooms....


Science and technology has solved all the global calamities we've faced up to this point in our existence from disease, to plagues, to famine. We've brought animals back from the brink of extinction, and sent people into space to walk on the moon. In a battle between complete existence failure vs human ingenuity, perseverance, adaptation, and survival, I'm going to remain the optimist and place my money on civilization.
 
2014-06-24 12:56:57 PM
What's up with the "hole in the ozone layer" thing? That used to be point #1 for environmentalists back in the 90s but I haven't heard anything about it on the news in over a decade.
 
2014-06-24 12:58:28 PM
Good. Keep your kids inside where I don't have to see them.
 
2014-06-24 12:59:09 PM

DubtodaIll: What's up with the "hole in the ozone layer" thing? That used to be point #1 for environmentalists back in the 90s but I haven't heard anything about it on the news in over a decade.


CFC controls worked - the hole has been shrinking steadily, and is no longer a problem in common populated areas anymore.
 
2014-06-24 12:59:33 PM
No one ever got run over chasing their Xbox or reasonable facimile into the street.
 
2014-06-24 01:00:11 PM
Earth sheltered, convective loop, housing, with solar panels on the meadow roof.
You can grow a garden in the sporadic shade of the panels.
 
2014-06-24 01:01:46 PM
See. Human kind is already adapting for survival in the future. We can all sit inside and not have to do anything.
 
2014-06-24 01:02:25 PM
The old adage, "it's not the heat, it's the humidity," will come into play more often and in more places because of climate change, with life-altering results in southern U.S. cities from Miami to Atlanta to Washington and even northern ones such as New York, Chicago, and Seattle.

Global Humidity!!   Run!!

Know what relative humidity is?  It's how much you sweat when you get caught farking your cousin in the hayloft.
 
2014-06-24 01:02:58 PM
What's important is the consumption of none-renewable energy. That is what is important. Burn em while you got em!
 
2014-06-24 01:03:22 PM

cryinoutloud: The headline is a joke, but I sort of see this happening. As we continue to degrade the planet, our society is moving in a direction where we have less and less connection to anything in the natural world. So we don't notice, and don't care. So we continue to degrade the planet....which we have less and less connection to. I think some of you farkers think the natural world is nothing more than a backdrop for nice pictures, not the very fabric of our continued existence. So we continue to not care....while staring at our computer screens in our climate-controlled rooms....


Yeah, your point?  Why do you think they're going to invent the holodeck?
 
2014-06-24 01:03:30 PM
*places popcorn bag on sidewalk*
 
2014-06-24 01:05:33 PM

cryinoutloud: The headline is a joke, but I sort of see this happening. As we continue to degrade the planet, our society is moving in a direction where we have less and less connection to anything in the natural world. So we don't notice, and don't care. So we continue to degrade the planet....which we have less and less connection to. I think some of you farkers think the natural world is nothing more than a backdrop for nice pictures, not the very fabric of our continued existence. So we continue to not care....while staring at our computer screens in our climate-controlled rooms....


Baloney.  Bullshiat.  Nonsense.  Rubish.

1950s suburbs weren't any closer to nature in any meaningful way.  We've made huge progress in just how we collectively interact with nature since then.  Global warming is about the only real crisis that doesn't have affirmative proactive action on resolving with the US.

The good since 1950:
Heavy metals in gasoline: handled
Heavy metal/other chemical dumping in lakes/rivers: handled
Water sanitation: massively improved
Acid rain/sulfates: In progress, China related problems
CFC emissions: reduced, recovery in progress
Ecosystem management: soooooooooo much better.  not even kidding
Sustainable building design: a lot better
Soil management: Better.
Look at how much cheaper solar and wind are nowadays

The bad:
Population growth has had some negative consequences, especially outside the US.
Urbran sprawl is getting worse.
Global warming remains unaddressed
Plastic dumping in the oceans(international)


We're doing really well, on the level.  Just not good enough, yet.
 
2014-06-24 01:08:39 PM

SlothB77: You mean based on the fabricated temperature data that shows there is global warming?

But is well ... fabricated


Yes, we are aware that you lie about the data.
 
2014-06-24 01:10:49 PM

InterruptingQuirk: How do people manage that currently live in areas of the planet with those temperatures and humidity levels?


I live south of Houston, Texas, in a rural area.  It's about 95 right now, with plenty of sun, then a sudden thunderstorm, then plenty of humid heat and more sun.  I just walked my daily 4 miles, and I am cooling off in the garage with a cold beer.  It feels nice to me.  I don't really need air conditioning.  Hell, I lived in Mid-city New Orleans for years without an A/C unit in my apartment.  (Ceiling fan was an absolute necessity, though.)  Slept under a light cotton sheet.

It's all what you're accustomed to, I guess.  I lived in northern Iowa for a winter, and I thought I was going to die of exposure sitting in my living room with the furnace at full blast.

I hated Iowa.
 
2014-06-24 01:10:54 PM

SlothB77: You mean based on the fabricated temperature data that shows there is global warming?

But is well ... fabricated


It's all herpity derpity doo, fella, can't understand a thing you are saying.
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2014-06-24 01:12:18 PM

InterruptingQuirk: How do people manage that currently live in areas of the planet with those temperatures and humidity levels?


Lots of water, and daily salt tablets.
\Tallahassee
 
2014-06-24 01:12:39 PM
All I know is that as a kid growing up, I'd be outside all summer without one drop of sunscreen and I'd be as pale as I was when school let out.  Now, I go out and mow the lawn and any exposed skin is beet red within 45 min.  Same goes for my kids, just wish they were old enough to mow the lawn
 
2014-06-24 01:12:52 PM
I've given up on giving a shiat about the environment.
I'll be long dead by the time it really hits the fan.

/the earth will be fine
//humans, not so much
 
2014-06-24 01:14:58 PM

lazide: DubtodaIll: What's up with the "hole in the ozone layer" thing? That used to be point #1 for environmentalists back in the 90s but I haven't heard anything about it on the news in over a decade.

CFC controls worked - the hole has been shrinking steadily, and is no longer a problem in common populated areas anymore.


Er, yeah about that....

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/18/us-science-ozone-idUSBRE9B F1 BN20131218
 
2014-06-24 01:14:58 PM
Maybe your kids don't go out to play, but a whole hell of a lot of other people's kids do.  It's why I drive slow through my neighborhood.

/I wish those slow children would quit playing in the street.
 
2014-06-24 01:19:12 PM
This may be the worst Everybody Panic article about global worming i have read to date.

As someone who lives where it regularly hits 3 digit heat and high humidity, i can certainly say that it isn't the end of the world.
 
2014-06-24 01:19:21 PM
I grew up without AC in Kentucky where it is both hot and humid, we played outside just fine.  Article was written by a bunch of pussy scientist.
 
2014-06-24 01:21:41 PM

SlothB77: You mean based on the fabricated temperature data that shows there is global warming?

But is well ... fabricated


I know.

Damn NASA and NOAA. And damn pretty much every other nation's scientific data, including the Russians.

And while we're at it, damn the US Army, US Navy (and their retired Rear Admiral, meteorologist former skeptic) and Air Force. Because, you know... they've all released their own studies which have conclusively shown it's real, and they've each made plans for how to deal with changing sea levels and weather patterns.

Don't forget the scientist hired by the Koch brothers, a climate change denier, who poured over all the data himself, as a skeptic, and came to the same conclusion as thousands upon thousands of other scientists. Damn him.

Damn them and their hippy selves.
 
2014-06-24 01:22:05 PM

dj_spanmaster: daily salt tablets.


Say what?
 
2014-06-24 01:22:40 PM
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2014-06-24 01:23:58 PM

Toy Boat: The old adage, "it's not the heat, it's the humidity," will come into play more often and in more places because of climate change, with life-altering results in southern U.S. cities from Miami to Atlanta to Washington and even northern ones such as New York, Chicago, and Seattle.


There was a time when summer in those places wasn't humid?

Philadelphia used to have tropical disease outbreaks in the 1700s.
 
2014-06-24 01:24:41 PM
Do you know how I know this Derpist has NEVER left his basement?
FTA: "That's something that doesn't exist anywhere in the world today."

What an idiot.
 
2014-06-24 01:25:25 PM

spman: cryinoutloud: The headline is a joke, but I sort of see this happening. As we continue to degrade the planet, our society is moving in a direction where we have less and less connection to anything in the natural world. So we don't notice, and don't care. So we continue to degrade the planet....which we have less and less connection to. I think some of you farkers think the natural world is nothing more than a backdrop for nice pictures, not the very fabric of our continued existence. So we continue to not care....while staring at our computer screens in our climate-controlled rooms....

Science and technology has solved all the global calamities we've faced up to this point in our existence from disease, to plagues, to famine. We've brought animals back from the brink of extinction, and sent people into space to walk on the moon. In a battle between complete existence failure vs human ingenuity, perseverance, adaptation, and survival, I'm going to remain the optimist and place my money on civilization.


I agree with both posts, but want to add that the so-called "nutso" environmentalists have become, through those same forces, separated from a Christian belief in God, (or FSM), and have instead tried to rely upon some made-up, pagan, quasi-ancient adoration of the earth.

The earth is an unpredictable, hostile planet.  Only humans have been able to "tame" it for short periods of time, because of the intelligence granted us by God, (or FSM).

The earth is also self-healing, I suppose through some homeostatic device.  Anyone who has seen what happened to parts of New Orleans, post-Katrina, has seen that the planet will take back what it owns, through truly miraculous devices, and use it as it wills.

Not for nothing, but I believe God made our lives challenges for good reasons.  I believe the 2nd post, that we will always find a way to "tame" the forces that the earth belches and blows and buckles underneath and bends in funny ways.

God made us to be not only hard-working, suffering beings, but also innovative and imaginative beings.

Or FSM.  Whatever.
 
2014-06-24 01:25:29 PM

iaazathot: SlothB77: You mean based on the fabricated temperature data that shows there is global warming?

But is well ... fabricated

It's all herpity derpity doo, fella, can't understand a thing you are saying.
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Just because you make some shiat up doesn't mean you should call it science.
 
2014-06-24 01:25:38 PM
Funny the headline mentions the 50's since the same tired doomsday predictions were being made then about the year 2000 and were just as bullshiat back then as they are now. Just more of the same "give us more of your money and control of your lives now to stave off a future we can't prove will happen and by the time it doesn't we'll have already been in control long enough to make it not matter" nonsense they've been peddling for three quarters of a century, if not longer. The predictions weren't true then. They're not true now. No you can't have more of my money. No you can't control more of my choices.

If you really want people to believe this stuff en masse, stop getting in bed with the rest of the leftist agenda. Read this very carefully:

It does not matter if you wholeheartedly agree with Obamacare, immigration reform, gay rights, etc. If you really care about "fixing the planet" you will sever this cause from the rest of that platform. Because by attaching it to that platform you are automatically alienating 40+% of your possible supporters. If this is really an important issue to you and not just some "gotcha" moment where you can get the thrill of feeling superior to right leaning people, you will try as hard as you can to make this a non-partisan issue. If you really want massive popular support from the entire nation, and not just a feeling of superiority, you will work hard to win those right leaning people over. And right now, most climate change activists are doing everything but that.
 
2014-06-24 01:25:42 PM
Heavy sigh...

"As temperatures rise, toward the end of the century, less than an hour of activity outdoors in the shade could cause a moderately fit individual to suffer heat stroke," said climatologist Robert Kopp of Rutgers University, lead scientific author of the report. "That's something that doesn't exist anywhere in the world today."
 
2014-06-24 01:26:06 PM

stuhayes2010: I grew up without AC in Kentucky where it is both hot and humid, we played outside just fine.  Article was written by a bunch of pussy scientist.


The concern isn't what the temp was when you grew up, it's what the temp will be when your kids grow up. You may want to zoom in on KY here: Link. The slider bar under the map will give you an idea of what we can expect. 2020-2039 is hotter, but temps we can probably handle. 2080-2099 is nightmarish.
 
2014-06-24 01:27:40 PM

InterruptingQuirk: dj_spanmaster: daily salt tablets.

Say what?


Yeah I've never heard of that.  I'm in coastal georgia where we get a good solid 2 months of 90+ degrees and 90%+ humidity in july and august.  It's really not that bad once you've acclimated after a quarter century or so.  Of course you do get the 4:30 thunderstorm which makes the evening tolerable.
 
2014-06-24 01:31:24 PM
Soon:
i.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-06-24 01:32:34 PM
when was the last time you saw a full moon? a sun rise? a shoosting star?
 
2014-06-24 01:33:01 PM

Toy Boat: I live south of Houston, Texas, in a rural area.  It's about 95 right now, with plenty of sun, then a sudden thunderstorm, then plenty of humid heat and more sun.


I am in SE Ohio and that is pretty much what it is like here. Appalachia can get like a jungle during this time of year (dense forests).

/at least I have a basement that stays 65 all the time
//unlike most houses in Texas
 
2014-06-24 01:33:02 PM

taurusowner: Funny the headline mentions the 50's since the same tired doomsday predictions were being made then about the year 2000 and were just as bullshiat back then as they are now. Just more of the same "give us more of your money and control of your lives now to stave off a future we can't prove will happen and by the time it doesn't we'll have already been in control long enough to make it not matter" nonsense they've been peddling for three quarters of a century, if not longer. The predictions weren't true then. They're not true now. No you can't have more of my money. No you can't control more of my choices.

If you really want people to believe this stuff en masse, stop getting in bed with the rest of the leftist agenda. Read this very carefully:

It does not matter if you wholeheartedly agree with Obamacare, immigration reform, gay rights, etc. If you really care about "fixing the planet" you will sever this cause from the rest of that platform. Because by attaching it to that platform you are automatically alienating 40+% of your possible supporters. If this is really an important issue to you and not just some "gotcha" moment where you can get the thrill of feeling superior to right leaning people, you will try as hard as you can to make this a non-partisan issue. If you really want massive popular support from the entire nation, and not just a feeling of superiority, you will work hard to win those right leaning people over. And right now, most climate change activists are doing everything but that.



To give just one example, people who oppose "gay rights" are backwards morons who I don't give a damn about placating. You know how concerned you are about the rights of Muslim cab drivers who don't want to pick up blind people because their seeing eye dogs are "unclean"? That's how concerned I am about people who get worked up about where others wiggle their wienies.
 
2014-06-24 01:34:50 PM

DubtodaIll: What's up with the "hole in the ozone layer" thing? That used to be point #1 for environmentalists back in the 90s but I haven't heard anything about it on the news in over a decade.


That's because they discovered the cause (CFCs), and have since banned their use.  Granted, it took many years to finally phase it out worldwide.  But it's done now.  So the damage to the ozone, while not exactly repairable, is at least not getting any worse.
 
2014-06-24 01:34:58 PM

Burr: Toy Boat: I live south of Houston, Texas, in a rural area.  It's about 95 right now, with plenty of sun, then a sudden thunderstorm, then plenty of humid heat and more sun.

I am in SE Ohio and that is pretty much what it is like here. Appalachia can get like a jungle during this time of year (dense forests).

/at least I have a basement that stays 65 all the time
//unlike most houses in Texas


There are plenty of ancient cultures in Africa that have traditionally built underground. Why it never too over in this country I have no idea. Sodbusters and rammed earth come close but not close enough.
 
2014-06-24 01:36:29 PM

Repo Man: taurusowner: Funny the headline mentions the 50's since the same tired doomsday predictions were being made then about the year 2000 and were just as bullshiat back then as they are now. Just more of the same "give us more of your money and control of your lives now to stave off a future we can't prove will happen and by the time it doesn't we'll have already been in control long enough to make it not matter" nonsense they've been peddling for three quarters of a century, if not longer. The predictions weren't true then. They're not true now. No you can't have more of my money. No you can't control more of my choices.

If you really want people to believe this stuff en masse, stop getting in bed with the rest of the leftist agenda. Read this very carefully:

It does not matter if you wholeheartedly agree with Obamacare, immigration reform, gay rights, etc. If you really care about "fixing the planet" you will sever this cause from the rest of that platform. Because by attaching it to that platform you are automatically alienating 40+% of your possible supporters. If this is really an important issue to you and not just some "gotcha" moment where you can get the thrill of feeling superior to right leaning people, you will try as hard as you can to make this a non-partisan issue. If you really want massive popular support from the entire nation, and not just a feeling of superiority, you will work hard to win those right leaning people over. And right now, most climate change activists are doing everything but that.


To give just one example, people who oppose "gay rights" are backwards morons who I don't give a damn about placating. You know how concerned you are about the rights of Muslim cab drivers who don't want to pick up blind people because their seeing eye dogs are "unclean"? That's how concerned I am about people who get worked up about where others wiggle their wienies.


It's not about placating. It's about getting the almost half of the nation who thinks your arguments are shiat to stop thinking your arguments are shiat so they won't try to stop you at every turn. If that's not something the climate change types care about, it just shows they're not as serious about the actual cause as they are about winning political points and feeling smug about it.
 
2014-06-24 01:37:54 PM

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: There are plenty of ancient cultures in Africa that have traditionally built underground. Why it never too over in this country I have no idea. Sodbusters and rammed earth come close but not close enough.


I think in certain areas it is either cost prohibitive or impossible.  I think the reason most homes in TX don't have basements is because of the water table (among other factors).
 
2014-06-24 01:39:32 PM

taurusowner: Repo Man: taurusowner: Funny the headline mentions the 50's since the same tired doomsday predictions were being made then about the year 2000 and were just as bullshiat back then as they are now. Just more of the same "give us more of your money and control of your lives now to stave off a future we can't prove will happen and by the time it doesn't we'll have already been in control long enough to make it not matter" nonsense they've been peddling for three quarters of a century, if not longer. The predictions weren't true then. They're not true now. No you can't have more of my money. No you can't control more of my choices.

If you really want people to believe this stuff en masse, stop getting in bed with the rest of the leftist agenda. Read this very carefully:

It does not matter if you wholeheartedly agree with Obamacare, immigration reform, gay rights, etc. If you really care about "fixing the planet" you will sever this cause from the rest of that platform. Because by attaching it to that platform you are automatically alienating 40+% of your possible supporters. If this is really an important issue to you and not just some "gotcha" moment where you can get the thrill of feeling superior to right leaning people, you will try as hard as you can to make this a non-partisan issue. If you really want massive popular support from the entire nation, and not just a feeling of superiority, you will work hard to win those right leaning people over. And right now, most climate change activists are doing everything but that.


To give just one example, people who oppose "gay rights" are backwards morons who I don't give a damn about placating. You know how concerned you are about the rights of Muslim cab drivers who don't want to pick up blind people because their seeing eye dogs are "unclean"? That's how concerned I am about people who get worked up about where others wiggle their wienies.

It's not about placating. It's about getting the almost half of the nation w ...




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2014-06-24 01:39:39 PM

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