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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:46 PM
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The FOUR Global Warming Impact Studies BUSHCO BURIED In Final Days
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:49 PM by kpete
Let me end with a quote from the Arctic report:

"The past tells us that when thresholds in the climate system are crossed, climate change can be very large and very fast. We cannot rule out that human-induced climate change will trigger such events in the future."


The four global warming impact studies Bush tried to bury in his final days

NOTE TO U.S. MEDIA:
Please dont fall for this Administrations final climate trick dont ignore these important studies.

Normally, when an administration wants to bury bad news such as a government report it doesnt like the story gets released Friday afternoon. That ensures minimal media coverage. For news it really doesnt like, the Friday of a three-day weekend is ideal.

So what subject matter is so abhorrent it would motivate the Bush administration to release multiple reports simultaneously the Friday before the four-day weekend that culminates in their loss of power, when they can be certain the media will be focused on other matters?

Answer: The impact of human-caused global warming on Americans arguably the single most taboo subject in the entire Bush administration. For 8 years they have avoided their statutory obligation to detail the impacts of climate change on this country. And they have systematically muzzled government climate scientists from discussing those impacts with the public or the media (see Climate Science Muzzling Meets the House).

It was easier to find people in the Bush administration to talk about torture or warrantless wiretaps, than it was to get someone to speak on (or off) the record or on the likely impact of Bushs policy of unrestricted greenhouse gas emissions on Americans.

more at:
http://climateprogress.org/2009/01/19/bush-climate-impa... /
REPORT:
http://climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap1-2/final-repo...
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:48 PM
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1. The U.S. media doesn't fall for anything - they're part of the conspiracy. nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:53 PM
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2. i suspect that this is the tip of the iceberg....god knows what they've squashed
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:55 PM
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3. Does anyone else get the feeling that ...
the damage caused by BushCo is about 1000 times worse than we currently think it is? :scared: :grr:

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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:15 PM
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8. It wouldn't surprise me in the least.
:-(
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:16 PM
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10. I do.
Right there with you. :scared:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:22 PM
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12. Only a 1000 times worse? Probably will take decades to undo what bu$hco has done.
x(
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:42 PM
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14. "Worse than expected" is a phrase we're going to be hearing a lot of soon ...
as the Obamanauts dig through the debris left behind and confirm the contempt with which the neocons treat the idea of honestly recording and reporting their deeds.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:56 PM
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4. I hear we are headed to a new ice age, then climate change in general, then warming
I don't know whether to buy sweaters, shorts, an umbrella, etc.

Can we just throw the term warming out and go with change (above and beyond normal change and change rate)? Warm in some areas, colder in others...

Sorry, just the term warming bugs the hell out of me :)
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:12 PM
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6. Overall, it is global warming, and that is the planetary disease, however the various regions
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 01:13 PM by Uncle Joe
will suffer different symptoms depending on their location and what the dynamics of which their current climate is based on.

Europe by it current latitude should be experiencing colder temperatures than it does, however it is warmed by the flow of warm water and air coming up from the gulf. So if global warming stops or drastically alters those warm flows from the gulf, (which to me seems highly likely), they may go in to an ice age of sorts, while the poles melt.

But in spite of regional differences in experiencing varied climate extremes, the primary culprit is the warming of planet as a whole.
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:09 PM
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7. The issue is the AVERAGE temperature will rise
The rise in the average affects the weather to act extremely in given years, be calm the next year, etc.

Reading the Farmers Almanac, they pooh-pooh the very idea of global warming and say we are now headed into a cooling trend. They have about an 80% accuracy in their predictions and have been around a long time. Still, they doesn't account for the fact that the ice cores reveal that our current melt rate is faster than in the last 40,000 years.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:05 PM
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5. Fucking American and the world until the last possible moment of his imperial reign
:P
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:19 PM
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11. That's really not fair
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:20 PM by texastoast
The world knew about global warming starting in the 70s, maybe even sooner. Bush's base (which would include his father) fucked America and the world while shrubbie was busy tooting up and partying and long before shrubbie stepped into the White House by keeping the results of the studies quiet as long as they could.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:17 PM
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13. Fair I'm not, but would it be fair to assert that holistically, junior fucked America
at every turn, be it insane fiscal policies, grossly unfair tax policies, undue detrimental influence on monetary policy, by ignoring global warming and science, by waging permanent pre-emptive wars of aggression by choice featuring mucho torture, by ignoring the looming crisis in the housing market, the banking industry, the securities markets, and the capital markets, and by gutting most of the Bill of Rights, except for the sacrosanct 2nd Amendment, and much of the rest of the Constitution and the rule of law as lagniappe. Yeah, I think it's fair to say that junior fucked over America holistically. :P
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:16 PM
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9. K&R:(
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barslater Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:30 PM
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15. going with the flow
records have been kept for 125 years show a steady rise
the geologic record last 200k show melting ice
my fellow dems would appreciate a boat
infrastructural lifelines
safe harbour
for all
ma
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