Comments on: Stern, in center of climate pessimism, hopeful about U.S. http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/15/stern-in-center-of-climate-pessimism-hopeful-about-u-s/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/15/stern-in-center-of-climate-pessimism-hopeful-about-u-s/comment-page-1/#comment-348259 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:59:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20029#comment-348259 bst23, how do you explain shrinking polar ice caps, vanishing large fresh water lakes, increased desertification and rising sea levels globally? Also how is it that atmospheric oxygen content is diminishing while CO2 is 30% higher right now than at any point during the last 600,000 years? These are facts that our Congress has been well aware of since the early 1960s. Scripps was the first to start collecting such data as early as 1957 and reports their findings every year to Congress.

For those interested in the truth google “Scripps Institute of Oceanography” and open their website. Their work has been duplicated and verified by universities and research institutes around the globe. Everyone can find the answers for themselves.

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By: bst23 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/15/stern-in-center-of-climate-pessimism-hopeful-about-u-s/comment-page-1/#comment-348249 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 18:49:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20029#comment-348249 the people pushing global warming are the same people in the 70s 80s that said we were heading for the next ice age the reason they do this is because they cant work in the real world they leach off goverment grants goverment pay out if thier not flapping thier gums about warming ice age they have no job curious how man created global warming during the last ice age since we weent even here these people are dishonest as well as the people in goverment that dont have a clue

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By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/15/stern-in-center-of-climate-pessimism-hopeful-about-u-s/comment-page-1/#comment-348181 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 23:33:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20029#comment-348181 No one obeys the speed limits in Illinois. Whether autos cruise at 70mph or 60mph as long as they maintain cruising speed, emissions are low and mileage high. The real problem is traffic congestion which causes people to speed up and slow down repeatedly. When accelerating the fuel processor dumps fuel into the engine. In essence emission control is disabled for performance. Hence high fuel consumption and high emissions.

If we want to put people to work we must invest heavily in renewable energy and public transportation. The dividends that will be paid to future generations will be enormous.

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By: DrJJJJ http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/15/stern-in-center-of-climate-pessimism-hopeful-about-u-s/comment-page-1/#comment-348180 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:52:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20029#comment-348180 KISS! Drop the National Freeway limit to say, 62.5 mph/100 kilometers max 50 states! Get instant, significant emission reductions Nationwid overnight, it’s proven, saves lives, reduces oil consumption, it’s fair and can be done for next to nothin! Most vehicle emissions spike above 60 mph FYI-FACT!

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By: 4ngry4merican http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/15/stern-in-center-of-climate-pessimism-hopeful-about-u-s/comment-page-1/#comment-348177 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:20:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20029#comment-348177 I find it highly amusing that all the global warming deniers who so highly touted the record cold temperatures we had for a bit back in January as “proof” that global warming was a scam perpetrated by the “liberal lamestream media” have been strangely silent as we move into the third straight week of a national heat wave…

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By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/15/stern-in-center-of-climate-pessimism-hopeful-about-u-s/comment-page-1/#comment-348173 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 01:35:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20029#comment-348173 TheNewWorld, your view of global warming is myopic at best and dangerously shortsighted. As the planet warms more farmland will be made viable in the short run. However, if the planet continues to warm that farm land will also be turned to desert because of a multitude of factors not the least of which are anthropogenic.

Perhaps your editorial staff should assign some writers with a molecular physics and geologic back round to do a more in depth study of the phenomenon of climate change, particularly global warming. The under lying fact is all mass extinction events are accompanied by global warming, sort of part and parcel. These events throughout geologic history have unfolded gradually over tens of thousands of years.

There are 15 major mass extinction events over the last 500 or so million years. Humans are presently living through beginning of the 16th such event. Since the end of the last ice age (12,000 years ago), the largest and wooliest of the mega fauna died out. Many others are “Dead Genus\'” walking that will disappear in the next 10 or 20 thousand years.

It is folly to argue the cause. The question is can man mitigate what is already happening? We don’t let buildings burn down without attempting to put it out first. Who knows, there might be people inside?

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By: TheNewWorld http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/15/stern-in-center-of-climate-pessimism-hopeful-about-u-s/comment-page-1/#comment-348172 Sun, 17 Jul 2011 20:31:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20029#comment-348172 In terms of farm land risk, the largest masses of land are in Canada and Russia. A warmer earth gives more food. A cooler earth less food. Many climatologists are going back to the theory of the 70s and that is that we will see global cooling which is a much worse danger than global warming.

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