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Boxer sees global warming up close (heh)
Orange County Register ^ | July 28, 2007 | DENA BUNIS

Posted on 07/29/2007 12:33:46 AM PDT by Baladas

WASHINGTON Leading a bipartisan delegation of 10 colleagues to Greenland, Sen. Barbara Boxer said today she saw first-hand the effects of global warming and received a plea from the country's officials to do something to change it.

"I think everyone who has seen this is changed,'' Boxer, D-Calif., said in a telephone interview from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. "Imagine flying in a helicopter and seeing this massive glacier that's five miles wide and 500 miles long...following it as it's crashing into the sea.'' The glacier they flew over is the fastest moving one in the world, she said.

Boxer said she decided to organize this weekend trip to Greenland so she and other senators could better understand the information they have received from sources such as scientists, reports and former Vice President Al Gore's movie.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; barbaraboxer; enviromentalism; globalwarming
Heh. Stop that glacier!
1 posted on 07/29/2007 12:33:50 AM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas
Basic References:

Lawrence Solomon's "The Deniers" (a series of articles on the view of scientists who have been labelled "Global Warming Deniers"):

Other References:


2 posted on 07/29/2007 12:34:37 AM PDT by sourcery (fRed Dawn: Wednesday, 5 November 2008!)
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To: Baladas

It was originally named “Greenland” for a reason, Babs.

Just returning to form, you idjit.


3 posted on 07/29/2007 12:53:23 AM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: Baladas

Uh... Barb... it’s summer.


4 posted on 07/29/2007 12:55:46 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Baladas
Sen. Barbara Boxer said today she saw first-hand the effects of global warming and received a plea from the country's officials to do something to change it.

"Imagine flying in a helicopter and seeing this massive glacier that's five miles wide and 500 miles long...following it as it's crashing into the sea.''

Yes Barbara get out in front of that glacier and demand that it stop.

On a more serious note why on Earth would the officials of Greenland want global warming to stop?

With their growing season lengthening and the amount of arable land increasing why would they want it to stop?

Or are they just pandering for more international aid?

5 posted on 07/29/2007 12:58:08 AM PDT by Pontiac (Patriotism is the natural consequence of having a free mind in a free society.)
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To: Pontiac
On a more serious note why on Earth would the officials of Greenland want global warming to stop? With their growing season lengthening and the amount of arable land increasing why would they want it to stop?

Now, come on, you know the Goreacle demands no possible benefits of the earth warming a degree or two be mentioned in public! To the Re-Education Camp for you!

6 posted on 07/29/2007 1:02:27 AM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: Baladas

She had to fly there?
Couldn’t she just watch a DVD?

I could show her Global warming let my 3 Yellow labs all pant on her on a warm day while having hot flashes.


7 posted on 07/29/2007 1:03:55 AM PDT by Global2010 (Oregon Coast our lil town. Nah nah nah nah It's our town.)
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To: Baladas
Yes! Stop Global WarmingTM!

Stop plate tectonics! Earthquakes kill!

Put an end to violins!

Visualize whirled peas!

Free Tibet (with purchase of Mainland China)

8 posted on 07/29/2007 1:05:23 AM PDT by TChris (The Republican Party is merely the Democrat Party's "away" jersey - Vox Day)
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To: JennysCool
To the Re-Education Camp for you!

I repent.

Forgive me Lord Gore for I have sinned against you and Gia. (I am a Heretic).

9 posted on 07/29/2007 1:12:48 AM PDT by Pontiac (Patriotism is the natural consequence of having a free mind in a free society.)
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To: Pontiac

Genuflect and repeat the appropriate algorithm and there may yet be hope. Now ... begone!


10 posted on 07/29/2007 1:18:29 AM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: JennysCool
Forgive my carbon footprint Lord Gore for I drive a F250 with the air-conditioning on.

I’m not worthy!

I’m not worthy!

I’m not worthy!

(Genuflecting while backing away)

11 posted on 07/29/2007 1:41:58 AM PDT by Pontiac (Patriotism is the natural consequence of having a free mind in a free society.)
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To: Baladas
How much did this useless boon doggle cost the good people of America?

I wonder if they used Nancy’s jumbo jet, to boot?

12 posted on 07/29/2007 1:52:26 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Baladas

I have been to the edge of the earth and I can assure you, it is flat


13 posted on 07/29/2007 2:18:00 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Baladas

Babs, the inevitable “Big One” will wipe out the Bay area long before “climate change” occurs. And Big Government, the god all liberals worship, won’t be able to do a thing to prevent either.


14 posted on 07/29/2007 3:15:54 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Baladas

This may make Babs pass Patty bin Murray for the title of dumbest Senator.


15 posted on 07/29/2007 3:30:51 AM PDT by conserveababe (Chuck Dent is a misogynist who accuses all women of being pro-abortion. Ban him.)
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To: conserveababe
Watching glaciers move in the ocean must be as exciting as watching grass grow.

It would have been nice if the OC Register allowed someone with some credentials to point out that the Honorable Senator is full of horse-hockey.

:-)

These "global warming" press articles are getting wackier by the day. Somebody must be putting LSD in the media's water coolers--there is no other reasonable explanation for their irrational interminable propaganda wave on this subject.

:-)
16 posted on 07/29/2007 3:36:00 AM PDT by cgbg (Hillary's mob has plans for our liberties--hanging fruit.)
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To: Baladas
Boxer said she decided to organize this weekend trip to Greenland so she and other senators could better understand the information they have received from sources such as scientists, reports and former Vice President Al Gore's movie.

Yep, that's it then. Forget the GENERATIONS of true scientific research. Let's all go watch ALGoring's movie and take a weekend jaunt to Greenland in the summer.

Why, I bet she even took some pictures with her iPhone!







These folks run around loose? And we pay them for this B.S.? They should be in an institution.

17 posted on 07/29/2007 3:39:18 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Baladas

I am encouraged that the commenter’s on the source page are not falling for this either.


18 posted on 07/29/2007 3:56:57 AM PDT by Hazcat (We won an immigration BATTLE, the WAR is not over. Be ever vigilant.)
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To: Baladas
Babs Boxer is an idiot. How do you stop a glacier?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

19 posted on 07/29/2007 3:58:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Baladas

Imagine a world where massive glaciers covered most of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin and imagine the horrors if that glacier disappeared. I mean something like that has never happened before until SUVs.


20 posted on 07/29/2007 4:14:39 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: JennysCool

Babs is just getting a taste of the very warm conditions she’ll find in hell.


21 posted on 07/29/2007 4:25:06 AM PDT by GFritsch ('All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved'." -)
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To: Baladas

Gee, Barbara, I thought they did that naturally. I would think it would be a worse situation if this didn’t happen; like glacier piled on top of glacier on top of glacier.

Well, you get the picture.


22 posted on 07/29/2007 4:30:51 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: Baladas
Has she ever watched an undersea volcano?
(It's more fascinating!)

White chimneys at Champagne vent site, NW Eifuku volcano. The chimneys are ~20 cm (8 in) across and ~50 cm (20 in) high, venting fluids at 103ºC (217ºF). Notice the bubbles in the upper left portion of the image.
23 posted on 07/29/2007 4:45:54 AM PDT by cavador
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To: cavador

That is more interesting. Do you have a link? Thanks


24 posted on 07/29/2007 4:54:07 AM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: Baladas
Hey Babs. Its warm in the summer time. A glacier that is “crashing into the sea” is growing, not shrinking. A receding glacier would be melting, and all you would see is runoff.
25 posted on 07/29/2007 5:11:58 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: Baladas

Uh... hey Babs, was that a hybrid helicopter?


26 posted on 07/29/2007 5:20:41 AM PDT by zipper
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To: Baladas

Boxer is the Jewish version of Sheila Jackson Lee.


27 posted on 07/29/2007 5:24:01 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary in '08.....Her PHONINESS is GENUINE !!!!)
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To: Baladas
Perhaps Babs should have read up on glaciers before she spent a bunch of my tax dollars to go see one:
Glacier: A huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a land mass, formed from compacted snow in an area where snow accumulation exceeds melting and sublimation.
Maybe then she would have been informed and not made such stupid comments.
28 posted on 07/29/2007 5:44:38 AM PDT by upchuck (The Hildabeaste fears Fred.)
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To: Baladas

That’s the second group from Congress making the pilgrimage to Greenland to worship in the Church of Global Warming. Nancy Pelosi lead some House members earlier this year. Besides wasting taxpayers money just to look at some glaciers, this also shows these members of Congress to be ignorant of history. About 1,000 years ago, the Vikings had FARMING settlements on Greenland that lasted several centuries until global COOLING forced them to be abandoned. The place wasn’t named green land because the Vikings were color blind.


29 posted on 07/29/2007 6:17:30 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Baladas

How many helicopters and airplanes were involved on this trip?

How much CFC were released to transport them all from Washington DC to Greenland and back (including the helicopter rides and ground transportation)?

Where less environmentally damaging ways of gathering information available (i.e. satellites, ships, etc)

How much did this trip cost?


30 posted on 07/29/2007 6:55:09 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: Baladas
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
31 posted on 07/29/2007 7:09:01 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: Quick Shot
Try="http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/"
Heaps of links there!
32 posted on 07/29/2007 10:45:54 PM PDT by cavador
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