Comments on: Google Timelapse: A Quarter Century of Earth’s Change http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:41:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Dontfearthereaper http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11037329 Dontfearthereaper Sat, 11 May 2013 16:00:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11037329 And in far less than a thousand years our cities can be erased and coastlines altered. All by Nature's uncaring hand. The expert commentators here seem to miss the green that rises as the glaciers retreat. As the Earth warms and cools, so does nature ebb and flow with it. Man's cities rise and fall also. A time lapse of Detroit would be a better lesson for Liberals. As they gain power over a city and people? The city begins to retreat and fall. Maybe the Mayans fell because they became Liberal? And in far less than a thousand years our cities can be erased and coastlines altered. All by Nature’s uncaring hand. The expert commentators here seem to miss the green that rises as the glaciers retreat. As the Earth warms and cools, so does nature ebb and flow with it. Man’s cities rise and fall also. A time lapse of Detroit would be a better lesson for Liberals. As they gain power over a city and people? The city begins to retreat and fall. Maybe the Mayans fell because they became Liberal?

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By: WilliamDawesJr http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11034320 WilliamDawesJr Sat, 11 May 2013 01:08:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11034320 By the way, the annual anthropogenic (man-made) CO2 emissions: 35 billion tons, the annual volcanic CO2 emissions: 0.3 billion tons. By the way, the annual anthropogenic (man-made) CO2 emissions: 35 billion tons, the annual volcanic CO2 emissions: 0.3 billion tons.

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By: WilliamDawesJr http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11034223 WilliamDawesJr Sat, 11 May 2013 00:40:50 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11034223 Sorry, that should be: ...just the grounded planes would have produced more CO2 than the entire month long eruption event. Sorry, that should be: …just the grounded planes would have produced more CO2 than the entire month long eruption event.

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By: WilliamDawesJr http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11034218 WilliamDawesJr Sat, 11 May 2013 00:39:50 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11034218 "There are more polluting emissions from a SINGLE volcanic eruption than from ALL the polluting emissions man has caused since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution." See, this is what the denialists do. They simply spout lies based on lies they've heard from their denialist friends. As the best example of this, let's consider the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, in 2010. This was a massive eruption disrupting normal life over the entire European continent. And yet it resulted in a net DECREASE in the amount of CO2 put into the atmosphere, because just the grounded lanes would have produced more CO2 than the entire month long eruption event. “There are more polluting emissions from a SINGLE volcanic eruption than from ALL the polluting emissions man has caused since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.” See, this is what the denialists do. They simply spout lies based on lies they’ve heard from their denialist friends. As the best example of this, let’s consider the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, in 2010. This was a massive eruption disrupting normal life over the entire European continent. And yet it resulted in a net DECREASE in the amount of CO2 put into the atmosphere, because just the grounded lanes would have produced more CO2 than the entire month long eruption event.

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By: phronetic http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11034188 phronetic Sat, 11 May 2013 00:32:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11034188 Right, so climate change has cycled through the millennia, and will continue to do so, with or without us. There are more polluting emissions from a SINGLE volcanic eruption than from ALL the polluting emissions man has caused since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Yet, the earth does not up and die every time there is a volcanic eruption. There will be global warming, and cooling. If we alter our emissions, there will be global warming, and cooling. I'm sure it makes you feel powerful and responsible to believe that man has an appreciable influence over global climate, but sorry, not so much. Time to get over yourselves. Restrict pollution, why would you not, but do it in the name of restricting pollution, rather than trying to generate this insipid anthropomorphic drivel. Right, so climate change has cycled through the millennia, and will continue to do so, with or without us. There are more polluting emissions from a SINGLE volcanic eruption than from ALL the polluting emissions man has caused since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Yet, the earth does not up and die every time there is a volcanic eruption. There will be global warming, and cooling. If we alter our emissions, there will be global warming, and cooling. I’m sure it makes you feel powerful and responsible to believe that man has an appreciable influence over global climate, but sorry, not so much. Time to get over yourselves. Restrict pollution, why would you not, but do it in the name of restricting pollution, rather than trying to generate this insipid anthropomorphic drivel.

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By: kcurryz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11034054 kcurryz Fri, 10 May 2013 23:52:46 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11034054 If you believe that second hand smoke from cigarettes can kill you, then you must agree what we put into our air, water and land MUST have a very negative effect on OUR planet...Peace to ALL! If you believe that second hand smoke from cigarettes can kill you, then you must agree what we put into our air, water and land MUST have a very negative effect on OUR planet…Peace to ALL!

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By: WilliamDawesJr http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11034038 WilliamDawesJr Fri, 10 May 2013 23:45:07 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11034038 And yet the scientists who actually "connect the dots" such as the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and U.S. National Academies of Science have no trouble whatsoever stating that man IS the problem, that "natural influences cannot explain the rapid increase in global near-surface temperatures observed during the second half of the 20th century.", that "humans have increasingly affected local, regional, and global climate." and that "Earth’s warming in recent decades has been caused primarily by human activities... Greenhouse gases are at their highest levels in at least 400,000 years and continue to rise." And yet the scientists who actually “connect the dots” such as the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and U.S. National Academies of Science have no trouble whatsoever stating that man IS the problem, that “natural influences cannot explain the rapid increase in global near-surface temperatures observed during the second half of the 20th century.”, that “humans have increasingly affected local, regional, and global climate.” and that “Earth’s warming in recent decades has been caused primarily by human activities… Greenhouse gases are at their highest levels in at least 400,000 years and continue to rise.”

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By: looncraz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11033978 looncraz Fri, 10 May 2013 23:21:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11033978 Climate change is fact. The cause is yet to be determined. CO2, methane, and increased water vapor are the most likely culprits. Man has added to the emissions of all of these. Water vapor more than anything else. But, as the cause has yet to be definitively determined, one cannot say that it is undeniable that man is the cause. Though you can connect the dots and say that man almost certainly has had an effect. Climate change is fact. The cause is yet to be determined. CO2, methane, and increased water vapor are the most likely culprits. Man has added to the emissions of all of these. Water vapor more than anything else. But, as the cause has yet to be definitively determined, one cannot say that it is undeniable that man is the cause. Though you can connect the dots and say that man almost certainly has had an effect.

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By: John http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11033702 John Fri, 10 May 2013 22:04:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11033702 yes big changes have happened before and they go in cycles. The difference now is that it's happening much faster so humans (especially in poor countries) and animals don't have time to adapt. Even in the past such changes have often been devastating but now it impacts many more humans and we actually have some small chance of limiting the damage. yes big changes have happened before and they go in cycles. The difference now is that it’s happening much faster so humans (especially in poor countries) and animals don’t have time to adapt. Even in the past such changes have often been devastating but now it impacts many more humans and we actually have some small chance of limiting the damage.

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By: richard ford http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/google-timelapse-a-quarter-century-of-earths-change/#comment-11033082 richard ford Fri, 10 May 2013 20:07:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=479094#comment-11033082 Junk science! Al Gore!! LIBERALS!!! AAAAHHHHHhhhh~!!! Junk science! Al Gore!! LIBERALS!!! AAAAHHHHHhhhh~!!!

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