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  • Anonymous

     Romney might want to drop the line from his stump speech about President Obama wanting to slow the rise of the oceans. President Clinton suggested it may not be so funny now.

  • Anonymous

    Conservatives will tell us we are “sheeple” if we dare put on our snow tires for this one.

    Yessah

    • Anonymous

      Climate change and sheeple go together…LOL

      • Anonymous

        Climate Change Denial and Ignorance is what the GOP is all about.

        Yessah

        • Anonymous

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_York_hurricanes

          Hurricanes in New York are nothing new, and this was certainly not the greatest event the NY/NJ/CT coast has ever seen.  It is certianly the most devastation brought forth since the industrial revolution, but the winds were not that ferocious relative to past hurricanes, especially those in the early 50’s.  The only reason this storm was so devestating was that its landfall was coordinated perfectly with the seasonally high tide….hence the 13 foot storm surge.

          The ferocity of this storm has absolutely ZERO to do with the money-making, political myth known as ‘global climate change’.

          • Keep telling yourself that, and everything will be fine …

          • Anonymous

            What produced the blocking high and the deep negatively tilted trough that directed Sandy on an unprecedented NW track into New Jersey?

            The loss of arctic sea ice and its effect on the polar jet stream.

            http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2012/2012GL051000.shtml

            What allowed Sandy to increase in strength and deepen into an unprecedented  940 mbar central pressure storm at mid-latitudes in late October?

            Rising ocean heat content…the result of anthropogenic global warming

            http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/index.html

            We had a record heat wave and pervasive drought in the US Bread Basket this summer that affected the nation’s food supply.

            and an unprecedented Derecho that wrecked the Mid-Atlantic states in June.

            http://www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/?n=june_29_derecho

            What caused all this?

            Anthropogenic global warming.

            Denial is not a river in Egypt.

            Yessah

    • Anonymous

      Im a conservative, I also believe in preparedness. I put my snow tires on already, I did not want to be one of those people mobbing Tire Warehouse during the first storm.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at that photo cracks me up, I remember years ago being in SC and it rained heavy with standing water every where, driving around looking for people walking just to drive by and splash them.. I was LMAO the whole time…

    • Anonymous

      Sez a lot about you – grow up.

      Yessah

      • Anonymous

        Come on Moonie…. Relax a little… Live life…

        • Anonymous

          OK – go stand by a puddle :)

          • Anonymous

            My life is a puddle….

  • Son Of Binky

    Gee-Whiz folks, we get a storm and all the sudden it’s climate change.  There have been hurricanes before and there will be hurricanes again for crying out loud.  And by the way, I put snow treads on the truck and dig the snow plow and find the shovel in the shed every October, cause it usually does snow sooner or later in Maine.  The whole reason for the Dem support of global warming fear is to be able to set a “carbon tax” to buy more “Bama-Phones” for their voting base.

    • Anonymous

      This wasn’t just “a storm”…this was a massive, record-setting weather event.  I wouldn’t be too quick to dismiss global climate change; the majority of the scientific community certainly isn’t.  Unless of course, you think your political views trump their research.

      • It’s funny (in a pathetic sort of way) the way those who know the least about it are the most vocal and vehement in their denial.

        • Anonymous

          Global-warming (climate change) deniers tend to also be (but not always) creationists.  They can’t come to terms with scientific research rendering their zealous beliefs moot.

          It’s funny when conservatives refer to liberals as “sheeple”, as at least one has done on this forum. It would seem that they (conservatives) would most likely fit the definition as someone who blindly follows an ideology that defies logic and is in complete opposition of the peer-reviewed scientific evidence at hand.

          •  Apparently they can’t relate to people who actually do research, read and think a lot, and see the Big Picture. That lack of critical thinking skill and particularly a lack of  foresight, the ability to see an overview and consequences further ahead than 2 days from now, is a distinguishing characteristic of creationist global-warming denying, superstitious conservatives, imho.

    •  So spewing pollutants into the air, water, and soil for more than 200 years has had NO effect on anything? We can continue burning a hole in the ozone layer to  let the full force of the sun bake the earth, and there will be NO CHANGE in the weather or anything? Everything on the planet is NOT interrelated?

      • Anonymous

        Considering that most who believe in GW also believe the world is 4.6 billion years old, no, 200 years of carbon emissions has done next to nothing.

        Cows produce more methane than human beings, and volcanoes and naturally occurring forest fires create massive amounts of pollution.

        200 years is a blip on the radar next to 4 billion years.

        I believe climate is cyclical. It will continue with or without us.

        • Anonymous

          Humans have produced a geologically unprecedented spike in atmospheric  CO2 concentrations – at rates  greater than any other period in the geologic record. 

          Natural gas production and agriculture (those cows are here because of humans) have increased atmospheric methane and nitrous oxide concentrations – not “natural” sources.

          Humans release 7 billion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year – 45% remains there and accumulates year after year.

          Volcanoes produce only 0.1 billion tonnes of CO2 per year – and that is balanced by the sequestration of carbon (0.1 billion tonnes per year) in marine sediments.

          Changes in the ratios of stable carbon isotopes and radiocarbon in atmospheric CO2 clearly indicate that combustion of fossil fuels is responsible for the the  rise of CO2 concentrations since the Industrial Revolution.

          Anthropogenic CO2 is also rapidly acidifying the ocean – at geologically unprecedented rates.

          It’s called peer reviewed science – something the conservatives (like Charlie Summers) deny and denigrate.

          Try again.

          Yessah

          • Anonymous

            “Billions tonnes?” Yessah.

          • it’s called the Système International — SI for short.
            A tonne is what we here in the U.S. (the only country in the world besides Liberia and Burma that does not use the metric system) call a metric ton.
            Education: getting to be a luxury, I guess.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks, I’m more informed now. I know just how arrogant you and most of the left really are. Just flag it for review. We all know liberals can’t be rude.

          • Son Of Binky

             “(those cows are there because of humans) “…….hmmmmm, guess those vast herds of buffolo didn’t ever fart.

            Think the CO2 deal is from all the Coca-Cola being bought with EBT cards.

          •  Those EBT cards really rankle you, do they?

      • Son Of Binky

        Funny how that “hole” in the ozone over Antartica has gotten smaller over the past 20 years .   We could only start to ‘see’ it when we had the technology and NASA to view it, so who knows what it looked like 50 years ago, 100 years ago, or a thousand years ago???

         Yes, I do agree with you that putting stuff into the air, water or soil isn’t a great thing, but the little bit of what stuff that Man contributes via industry, heating or other means doesn’t amout to a hill of beans compared to  what nature “naturally” does in cycles.  We have taken  vast strides in reducing emissions on all fronts since the 1970’s ( I work in power plant planning and construction, so have a base in the facts)

         Until I wake up to palm trees swaying in the breeze, and women in hula skirts picking coconuts in my back yard, I’m taking the whole global warming deal with a BIG grain of salt.  Trust me,  the global warming fear is just to allow more taxes to find a soultion to a problem that doesn’t exist..

        •  Funny how those with the least expertise in the matter are the ones in the strongest denial. Comments like “until I wake up to palm trees … and women in hula skirts picking coconuts in my back yard” are evidence of total ignorance about it.
          I wonder why the vast majority of climate experts and scientists worldwide are in agreement about the consequences of manmade pollution. My understanding is, we’re seeing effects of disturbance and pollution from the 60s, so the full brunt of it is about 40 years off. Enjoy the growing calamity from a gas-guzzling Hummer if you want to really show your “intelligence” in the matter.

  • Anonymous

    Off to the Store again to buy 12 gallons of milk “Oakhurst” of couse and 8 loafs of bread.. Unbelievable the fear I have about this coming storm.   What to do, What to do!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I think you should panic !

      • Anonymous

        If in danger
        or in doubt
        run in circles
        scream and shout.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks. now I’m certain of the Danger…

  • Suresh kumar

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  • Snow?..in Maine …really? like last year? and the year before..huh

  • Anonymous

    Interesting that disqus seems to be temporarily shut down for the political articles, but open for this one!

    • Ya..unless i say something about liberals!

      • Anonymous

        Like what wonderful, insightful people we are?

    • disqus is ditzy

  • Anonymous

    Bring it on !!

  • Anonymous

    Snow thrower: check. Shovel: check. Roof rake: check. Gas can for snow thrower: check. Hot cocoa: check. Soup: check. Voodoo spell for that snow plow guy who plugs my driveway with 4 feet of snow: CHECK!!!!

    • Anonymous

      gotta love the voodoo spell.  And it always seems like it’s right after you get done shoveling

  • Anonymous

    We know: This is nothin. Just. Deal.

  • Anonymous

    Great photo!

  • Anonymous

    Notice it’s not called “global warming”, but is now “global climate change”!

    I guess this means this projected storm with cooler than normal temperatures is the fault of the global climate change as well as the hurricane that was the from teh warmer temperatures?

    Time to form another government agency and a couple hundred more non-profits to handle this one.

    • Anonymous

      The change in description was an effort to help people understand that climate change brings unstable weather. It was hoped that people who say, “It’s cold in my backyard, therefore there’s no ‘global warming'” might be capable of grasping what’s happening if it’s spelled out that climate change involves extremes of all kinds.

      And yes, “this projected storm with cooler than normal temperatures is the fault of the global climate change as well as the hurricane that was the from the warmer temperatures.”

      • Anonymous

        A recent government study has shown there is a directly link with the increase in the use of high fructose corn syrup and climate change.  Now we know the real cause.

        • Anonymous

          You’re determined to keep your head in the sand. That doesn’t change the facts. New York Mayor Bloomberg was a Romney fan–until the widespread devastation in and around NYC pointed up the importance of acting to slow climate change. Now he endorses Obama for re-election, citing the President’s leadership on climate change, and depoloring Romney’s nay-saying. Perhaps you will finally grasp the seriousness of the situation when it affects you or someone you care about directly.

        •  Actually, there might be some truth to that statement, since vast acreages of what used to be prairie, with naturally diverse communities of plants and animals maintaining a balance, have been converted to agricultural monocropping wastelands devoted to growing genetically modified corn (85% of corn commercially grown in this country — for HFCS as well as ethanol — is GM). Whether you see the connection or not, everything on the planet is interrelated — each major change in terrestrial systems is going to be reflected everywhere else in some way, ultimately in the climate as water cycles are changed by pollution and clear-cutting, fertilizer run-off, and erosion.

      • Co2 is plant food! nothing more!

        • Anonymous

          CO2 is also a greenhouse gas and is acidifying the ocean.

          Try again.

          Yessah

        • Anonymous

          NASA on climate change: http://climate.nasa.gov/climatechangeFAQ/

          I offer this gingerly, since you might not believe in rocket ships flying into space, and thus could wind up asserting that you’re far more knowledgeable than mere NASA scientists.

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      It certainly was under George W. Bush after Katrina.

      But republican governor Chris Christie has nothing but praise for FEMA and Obama’s response to the storm.

      Try again.

      Yessah

      • Anonymous

        Not today he doesn’t… Obama promised him the world, yet hasn’t delivered anything as of yet..  what has fema done so far???  Fema and the red cross need to leave them to fix it themselves.

        • Anonymous

          Ummm – some of us have cable TV and watch the news.

          Obama is doing a great job and Christie keeps singing his praises.

          Don’t hold your breath too long – lol

          Yessah

      • Hey…remember the mayor of new Orleans asked bush not to come.right in.and cause a distraction.being that alot of the police in the area would have to tend to his detail…ya i know you forgot that part.

      • Anonymous

        Tell that to the people on Staten Island…where they are finding bodies in rubbish piles…and zero help from FEMA.

  • Anonymous

    Have snow scoop will rock,baby

  • Anonymous

    It’s Maine, get over it or move!

  • Anonymous

    Maxxx panic…….Climate change is here to stay……LOL…..

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