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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. mshefler

    mshefler said, 9 months ago

    C’mon Signe. Philly – flat. Pittsburgh – hilly. Imagine schlussing down Mt. Washington!

  2. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Yes and the main event will be driveway and sidewalk shoveling!

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    Making things up again? Some “Ph.D” you are.
    A survey of 928 peer-reviewed abstracts on the subject ‘global climate change’ published between 1993 and 2003 shows that not a single paper rejected the consensus position that global warming is man caused (Oreskes 2004). http://www.sciencemag.org/content/306/5702/1686.full#
    97% of published climate papers with a position agree that climate change is happening, and humans are a main cause.
    http://theconsensusproject.com/#sharePage
    James Lawrence Powell examined peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals over the period from Nov. 12, 2012 through December 31, 2013. He found 2,258 articles, written by a total of 9,136 authors. Only one article, by a single author in the Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, rejected man-made global warming. (And there’s a proviso on that.) He provides his data for anyone to examine.
    http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/01/08/why-climate-deniers-have-no-scientific-credibility-only-1-9136-study-authors-rejects-global-warming
    That’s 99.99% agreement among peer-review-published climate scientists.
    Here’s your chance to prove you can process complex data, Doctor Warbucks. Though this isn’t really very complex at all.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    @motivemagus

    He thinks peer-reviewed means that you tinkle into a little cup.

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    @motivemagus

    Most scientists agree that we are in a period of slight warming AND that it’s NOT serious threat.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    And on the costs and threats:
    “America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring hostile actions by North Korea, escalating tensions between China and Japan, and a spike in computer attacks traced to China provides an unexpected answer when asked what is the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region: climate change. ’…probably the most likely thing that is going to happen . . . that will cripple the security environment, probably more likely than the other scenarios we all often talk about.”
    http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/03/09/admiral-samuel-locklear-commander-pacific-forces-warns-that-climate-change-top-threat/BHdPVCLrWEMxRe9IXJZcHL/story.html

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said as a Corn Belt drought, the worst since the 1930s, is replaced by the wettest Iowa spring on record, “You’re going to see a lot more stress” on crops and livestock from climate change, he said yesterday in an interview. “You’re going to see crops produced in one area no longer able to be produced, unless we mitigate and adapt now.”
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-05/u-s-tailors-regional-climate-plans-to-help-farmers-beat-the-heat.html

    Estimated costs of inaction from now to 2100 as regards climate change as opposed to action now: $20 trillion if inactive, $10 trillion if we DO start now.
    http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29337/m1/1/
    http://www.diw.de/documents/publikationen/73/diw_01.c.43084.de/diw_wr_2005-12.pdf

    And let me not forget what most scientists are ACTUALLY saying:
    The Union of Concerned Scientists: “Unless we take immediate action to address global warming, these consequences will continue to intensify, grow ever more costly, and increasingly affect the entire planet — including you, your community, and your family.”
    http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/
    The American Physical Society’s official statement: “If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.”
    http://www.aps.org/policy/statements/07_1.cfm

    Q.E.D.

  7. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    I’m much more worried about a terrorist using a dirty bomb on our soil, career criminals ravaging cities due to early release programs and our country going broke.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    No global warming prediction said anything about snow stopping. IN fact heavier snows were predicted. Deep thinking and researching aren’t part of you is it? Too busy being politically correct for the Reich Wing instead. Pity.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    You real can’t see how a global problem is not only larger but happening now. Your scenario is unlikely and would only hurt one city at best.
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    You and your mind set just cannot wrap your heads around what would mitigate it because it would be “Liberal” and so it is anathema to you. You’d rather trash the planet and yourselves instead.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 9 months ago

    Why not!

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 9 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    See my post on Glenn McCoy.

  12. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 9 months ago

    @mshefler

    You’ve never been to the Manayunk section of Philly. The “Manayunk Wall” is world-famous in bicycle racing.

  13. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 9 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Ridge Ave. between Roxborough and Manayunk would make a great ski course, if only there wasn’t so much traffic that uses it to bypass the Schuylkill Expressway.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    @jack75287

    In relation to what? I make more than one comment. Do a little copy and paste just to reprise the part you are responding to.

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