Climate October Surprise?

global warming imagesClimate October Surprise? -  could climate change be a thing of violent swiftness? New research indicates it took only months for Europe to freeze solid 12,800 years ago. This new analysis  is showing that Europe froze not in a decade—as previously thought from analysis of Greenland ice cores—but in less than 12 months, when a giant freshwater lake - its remnant is the Hudson Bay - burst its banks and flooded the North Atlantic with billions of gallons of cold water, shutting down the Gulf Stream that keeps Europe warm. This sudden freezing terminated the Native American Clovis culture, the dominant culture in North America at the time, and killed off many of the early human in inhabitants of Europe, which was covered with ice, too. Once triggered, the cold persisted for 1,300 years.If you thought you could miss all the major climate change effects, surprise! Get out your winter duds and show shoes!

Speaking to the Economist recently, Gov. Tim Pawlenty  told reporters that he questions the science underpinning climate change. Pawlenty explained that while the earth might be warming, it is unclear “to what extent that is the result of natural causes.” As ThinkProgress has noted, Pawlenty has veered sharply to the right to appease a right-wing, tea party base.  In Dec. 2006 Pawlenty laid out an ambitious clean energy program for Minnesotans to reduce their use of fossil fuels 15 percent by 2015. Now in November 2009 - it's tea party time.  Or presidential ambition time.

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Joseph Licitri (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Thom,
The governing laws for civil rights in civil actions is found at 42 USC 1983 (Title 42 United States Code, Section 1983); for criminal denial of civil rights is at 18 USC 242. These apply TO ALL PERSONS. The 5th and 6th amendments tell everyone what is required to bring a criminal prosecution or a war prosecution. To be faithful to the law and constitution, NY City is the venue with jurisdiction to the CRIMES of 9/11.

Link to the USS Cole Indictment with no KSM found at:

http://nefafoundation.org/miscellaneous/FeaturedDocs/U.S._v_Badawi_DOJPR...

Joseph Licitri (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
#2

Thom,
The governing laws for civil rights in civil actions is found at 42 USC 1983 (Title 42 United States Code, Section 1983); for criminal denial of civil rights is at 18 USC 242. These apply TO ALL PERSONS. The 5th and 6th amendments tell everyone what is required to bring a criminal prosecution or a war prosecution. To be faithful to the law and constitution, NY City is the venue with jurisdiction to the CRIMES of 9/11.

Link to the USS Cole Indictment with no KSM found at:

http://nefafoundation.org/miscellaneous/FeaturedDocs/U.S._v_Badawi_DOJPR...

Joseph Licitri

Mike (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
#3

Where did the facts for this story come from? - Climate October Surprise?
I would like to pass it on.

louise (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
#4

Mike - DemocraticUnderground has a link...If you sign up for out newsletter the daily stack has links to all the stories Thom talks about.

Gerald Socha (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
#5

This post is for Thom. I went to my cardiologist on Tuesday, November 16, 2009. He is the same person who shared with me the two kinds of capitalism in the world - predatory capitalism and responsibe capitalism.

On this visit to his office he said that one writer(I cannot remember the name)
mentioned that for society to move forward the very few at the top had a responsibility to help the many on the bottom. He does not see the few helping the many.

Civilizations succumb to greed. Personally, we are seeing the beginning of Nazi America destroying herself. I have only three letters to say for Nazi America on a positive note - R. I. P.

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Thom plus logo Donald Trump wants to go after social media because Twitter pointed out one of his lies. And, in fact, social media has done a lot of damage to America and the American body politic, with the most visible example being it's help in putting Donald Trump in the White House in 2016.
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