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(The Hill)   "Hurricanes may be 'global warming karma' for Trump pulling out of Paris deal" says noted climate scientist and pitcher for the Mets, Noah Syndergaard   ( thehill.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Paris Climate Accord, United States, Tropical cyclone, All-Star pitcher Noah, Global Warming Karma, Monday night, New York Mets, late Monday night  
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2017-09-19 12:26:43 PM  
It makes more sense than God punishing us for gay marriage.
 
2017-09-19 12:52:02 PM  
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2017-09-19 12:52:37 PM  
Fighting ignorance with ignorance is not going to be effective.
 
2017-09-19 12:53:50 PM  
I guess if you believe a god set the physical rules of the universe that actually could make something approaching a weird sort of sense.

Hell of a long game, though.
 
2017-09-19 12:54:43 PM  
Personally, I don't want god to get all exhausted from micromanaging and get so tired he forgets gravity and we all start flying off the Earth.
 
2017-09-19 12:55:37 PM  
Though the fact that Republicans are starting to admit that global warming is a thing is encouraging.   It might mean that a solution will only be 20 years too late instead of a century.
 
2017-09-19 12:56:01 PM  
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2017-09-19 12:56:10 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Fighting ignorance with ignorance is not going to be effective.


We tried fighting ignorance with facts and look where that got us.
 
2017-09-19 12:56:33 PM  
And these athletes get upset when people tell them to stick to sports. This is why. you're sheltered, coddled existence leads to stupid, uninformed opinions.
 
2017-09-19 12:57:20 PM  

abhorrent1: And these athletes get upset when people tell them to stick to sports. This is why. you're sheltered, coddled existence leads to stupid, uninformed opinions.


FFS - *your*
 
2017-09-19 12:57:27 PM  

Lando Lincoln: It makes more sense than God punishing us for gay marriage.


Have you been watching Fox News? I don't think you've been watching Fox News, because that is clearly a valid opinion.

Anyway, Jennifer Lawrence is taking bunch of heat for kind of saying the same thing. Which, whatever, she's right, but why was a reporter asking an actress about weather? I'm also about 5 minutes from where she grew up.

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2017-09-19 12:57:52 PM  
That's not how karma works.  That's not how any of this works.
 
2017-09-19 12:58:24 PM  
Okay, so maybe not karma. Does it count as irony of some sort?
Since this entire administration is essentially a Shakespearean tragedy, I'm sure it can be mined for plenty of literary devices.

/not Subby
 
2017-09-19 01:02:03 PM  

GoldSpider: youre_not_helping.jpg


I know right? You'd think that Thor, God of Thunder, could do something about all these hurricanes.
 
2017-09-19 01:10:38 PM  
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead
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2017-09-19 01:11:03 PM  

Lando Lincoln: It makes more sense than God punishing us for gay marriage.


No, it makes the same amount of sense.
 
2017-09-19 01:11:26 PM  
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Well, he was the only regular ass Lannister soldier that did anything during the Loot Train battle besides burning and screaming.
 
2017-09-19 01:11:49 PM  
No.
 
2017-09-19 01:13:51 PM  

Mercutio74: Though the fact that Republicans are starting to admit that global warming is a thing is encouraging.   It might mean that a solution will only be 20 years too late instead of a century.


It seemed like for awhile they were at least inching toward "it's happening but it's not our fault it will magically reverse itself". But now it's absolutely back to "lol no it's a hoax"
 
2017-09-19 01:19:10 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Raoul Eaton: Fighting ignorance with ignorance is not going to be effective.

We tried fighting ignorance with facts and look where that got us.


Yeah, but the administration staffers are experts when it comes to ignorance. We don't stand a chance.
 
2017-09-19 01:20:14 PM  

Gaddiel: Okay, so maybe not karma. Does it count as irony of some sort?
Since this entire administration is essentially a Shakespearean tragedy, I'm sure it can be mined for plenty of literary devices.

/not Subby


I'm feeling a bit of schadenfreude, but as an American it is self directed.
Can you die from autoschadenfreudeic asphyxiation if you sigh exasperatedly too many times in a row?
 
2017-09-19 01:23:37 PM  
Just shut up and pitch!  If want to hear the scientific opinions of a pitcher, I'll turn to successful businessman and Twitter savant Curt Schilling!
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2017-09-19 01:24:40 PM  

mrsleep: Lando Lincoln: It makes more sense than God punishing us for gay marriage.

No, it makes the same amount of sense.


No, slightly more. At least the Paris agreement was related to climate. Gay marriage...no.
 
2017-09-19 01:27:49 PM  
This happened in the same country that elected a game show host who couldn't run a casino without bankrupting it, didn't it?

Yeah, there's no "Stick to..." any more since the Trumpsters stuggit all by themselves.
 
2017-09-19 01:29:10 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Just shut up and pitch!  If want to hear the scientific opinions of a pitcher, I'll turn to successful businessman and Twitter savant Curt Schilling!
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As a Bostonian I'd of been willing to forfeit the World Series, and yes it was a big one, to not ever give Schilling any of his notoriety.

At a point in time there was no place in the city that guy could spend a dollar.  No way, no how, no bar, no cab, no restaurant or store.  That dude was as much a savior to the city as they come.

Now most interactions come under the heading of people trying not to let on that they recognize him.

Oh and Rhode Island hates his farking guts and has a few million reasons for it too.
 
2017-09-19 01:30:53 PM  
It's weird how it's comforting to many to think natural disasters are god(s) moving little game-pieces around on a gameboard rather than natural phenomena. Maybe it's because if you remove god(s) from the equation, then there's no supernatural thing that will save you from an unfortunate convergence of streams of bad luck. In short, it's to realize that the universe is only cold equations that do not care.
 
2017-09-19 01:31:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Just shut up and pitch!  If want to hear the scientific opinions of a pitcher, I'll turn to successful businessman and Twitter savant Curt Schilling!
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Never played Amalur, seeing Schilling not in a debtors prison and still spewing dumbshiat lets me know I made a good decision.
 
2017-09-19 01:31:26 PM  

Mercutio74: Though the fact that Republicans are starting to admit that global warming is a thing is encouraging.   It might mean that a solution will only be 20 years too late instead of a century.


The intelligent Republicans have had to perform impressive feats of cognitive dissonance over the last decade or so. There are places where climate change has already happened or is currently happening, and there are places where the response to climate change needs to be a major effort that needs to start yesterday. The Republicans in these places end up having to phrase all their problems as specific, local events that are totally disconnected from the larger world and have no specific cause.

"What's that? Our shoreline is eroding faster than it ever has before? Well, we need a comprehensive plan to solve shoreline erosion. No, climate change is a myth. It's not real. What is real is that our shoreline is eroding, so we need to build a sea wall or a breakwater. That will stop the erosion. Hmm... you're asking me why the shoreline is eroding faster than it ever has before? That's easy- the sea level is rising. Too bad we can't do anything about that- let's talk about the coastline again. Hold on a second mister- it's preposterous to think that we could control the ocean, so let's talk coastlines. The only solution to our problem is to build massive seawalls and breakwaters. Oh fer Chrissakes... now you want to know why the sea level is rising? Look kid, we can play this game all day. All I know is that we've got to get this coastal erosion under control before all those luxury beach houses are standing in a foot of water."

This is an actual game that's played all over the country in Republican governments. We have to concentrate on fixing the effects of climate change, but God forbid we talk about climate change. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron.
 
2017-09-19 01:33:24 PM  

abhorrent1: And these athletes get upset when people tell them to stick to sports. This is why. you're sheltered, coddled existence leads to stupid, uninformed opinions.


Jesus farking  Christ every other scientifically untrained knothead feels qualified to point in the subject, why shouldn't this guy? When Barton and Inhofe shut up, maybe you'll have a point about this guy.
 
2017-09-19 01:40:30 PM  

Befuddled: It's weird how it's comforting to many to think natural disasters are god(s) moving little game-pieces around on a gameboard rather than natural phenomena. Maybe it's because if you remove god(s) from the equation, then there's no supernatural thing that will save you from an unfortunate convergence of streams of bad luck. In short, it's to realize that the universe is only cold equations that do not care.


I think "shiat happens" is the third step in coming to grips with this notion.
 
2017-09-19 01:43:09 PM  

Paul Baumer: abhorrent1: And these athletes get upset when people tell them to stick to sports. This is why. you're sheltered, coddled existence leads to stupid, uninformed opinions.

Jesus farking  Christ every other scientifically untrained knothead feels qualified to point in the subject, why shouldn't this guy? When Barton and Inhofe shut up, maybe you'll have a point about this guy.


Exactly. I was going to say, this guy's at least got no LESS credibility than Trump on the matter.
 
2017-09-19 01:45:25 PM  
There are things that are okay to think about, but not say out loud without coming off as an asshat.
 
2017-09-19 01:49:39 PM  
Has he noticed if Climate Change is affecting his curve ball? Is it more curvier? Is it easier to hit?
 
2017-09-19 01:51:38 PM  

Sin'sHero: Has he noticed if Climate Change is affecting his curve ball? Is it more curvier? Is it easier to hit?


This country loves Curve Ball.
 
2017-09-19 01:53:41 PM  
Yeah, like I'm gonna trust some (((Metropolitan)))!

/Sarc
 
2017-09-19 01:54:38 PM  
It's obvious from that tweet that he totally meant this to be taken literally. Good job guys! You took him down a peg or two!
 
2017-09-19 01:59:18 PM  
This is just as bad as the most powerful man on the planet saying the Chinese are influencing the global climate to create the appearance of climate change in order to undermine the American economy.

/nevermind that China is eating our lunch in the sustainable energy sector...
 
2017-09-19 02:00:46 PM  
I'm sure what he meant is that the hurricanes are karma for all the lesbians in the Trump administration.
 
2017-09-19 02:05:22 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Fighting ignorance with ignorance is not going to be effective.


If you saw someone driving recklessly and then crash, you'd chuckle and say "Karma's a biatch"

No different than what he's doing.
 
2017-09-19 02:10:07 PM  
I trust this guy. His wife is insanely easy on the eyes and he seems to be political.
 
2017-09-19 02:14:52 PM  

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I dunno. "Just a joke" seems to work for the other side; can we use it for this one? I have a hard time believing he meant to be taken literally.
 
2017-09-19 02:15:02 PM  
We're really gonna whine about an admitted Republican making a joke that acknowledges climate change because "karma doesn't work like that"?

Really?

Plus, the followup MRI joke is gold.

/lighten up, fark.
 
2017-09-19 02:36:01 PM  
You believe in science or you believe in Karma.  Pick one.
 
2017-09-19 02:37:07 PM  

imapirate: Lando Lincoln: It makes more sense than God punishing us for gay marriage.

Have you been watching Fox News? I don't think you've been watching Fox News, because that is clearly a valid opinion.

Anyway, Jennifer Lawrence is taking bunch of heat for kind of saying the same thing. Which, whatever, she's right, but why was a reporter asking an actress about weather? I'm also about 5 minutes from where she grew up.

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I found pictures of her butthole to be quite lackluster.
 
2017-09-19 02:38:48 PM  

Lando Lincoln: It makes more sense than God punishing us for gay marriage.


That some evangelicals can interpret the New Testament in a way to somehow justify supporting Trump, but can't apply the same contortionist theology to tolerate homosexuality is pretty awful.
 
2017-09-19 02:41:28 PM  
Hey there Noah...

I've got a present for you.

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/Riiiiiiight....
 
2017-09-19 02:42:10 PM  
Actually, karma would be the hurricane winds catching Grumps' rat nest and pulling him up into the storm, never to be seen again.

*sigh*

Never to be seen again.

*purring*
 
2017-09-19 02:56:57 PM  

FLMountainMan: You believe in science or you believe in Karma.  Pick one.


Not really. The cartoonish idea that karma is some kind of magical force that rewards people for doing the right thing is a misrepresentation. I mean, its interpreted somewhat differently by different traditions in different religions, but at its simplest it just means "having good intentions and doing good deeds is how you become a good person and live a good life," which belief may not be scientifically testable itself, but certainly doesn't preclude one from adhering to a scientific approach to ideas that are testable.
 
2017-09-19 03:01:12 PM  

FLMountainMan: You believe in science or you believe in Karma.  Pick one.


Same for religions then. And if you chose religion may you rest peacefully as you won't be able to use any medications, transportation or electronic devices.
 
2017-09-19 03:04:48 PM  
I can't tell if the majority of posters on this thread believe:

a) that Syndergaard seriously believes there is a causal relationship between Trump's Paris announcement and stronger hurricanes, and he isn't just making a joke, or

b) that there is no proven connection between global warming and more extreme weather events like hurricanes, which is the truth behind Syndergaard's remark.
 
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