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  •  Yeah. Among other things, he's smacking down... (2+ / 0-)
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    Deward Hastings, northstarbarn

    ...the scientifically illiterate dumb ass anti-nukes whose very, very, very, very, very, very stupid reaction to a large earthquake and tsunami was to focus on the one thing that killed almost no one, the events at the nuclear reactors destroyed there.

    It mattered not a whit to this set of morons that about 20,000 people died from things that didn't involve reactors, things like buildings, collapsed dams, and living in coastal cities.

    This set of people insisted that we kill even more people by shutting the nuclear reactors in two countries in a fit of fear and ignorance and thus kill even more people by replacing the reactors with fossil fuel plants, which kill every time they're turned on.

    2012 was the second worst year ever recorded for increases in dangerous fossil fuel waste ever recorded at Mauna Loa, exceeded only by 1998, when the "renewables will save us" moron Joe Romm was running the climate office.

    The figures for 2013 are even worse.  The 5th week of this year showed a 4.54 ppm increase over the 5th week of 2012.

    Did you get that anti-nuke?   No?   Don't read science data, read science books, or understand a single thing about science?

    Why am I not surprised?

    It's always amusing to hear a dumb anti-nuke wax religious about Jim Hansen when they can't even understand the first thing about what he says and what he stands for.

    The average increase for the first weeks of 2013 in dangerous fossil fuel waste in the atmosphere, as compared to 2012, as represented by carbon dioxide, is 2.92 ppm.

    Congratulations anti-nuke on the world you made.   You must be very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very proud.

    As for Jim Hansen, he can no more save his grandchildren from what fear and ignorance has wrought than he could suck up the sea with a straw.

    It's over.  It's done.   We're cooked.   Congratulations.   Heckuva job.

    •  you're a credit (1+ / 0-)
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      to your cause. please continue.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:51:24 AM PDT

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      •  truth hurts, huh . . . (2+ / 0-)
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        telling it unvarnished has always been NNadir's greatest weakness . . .


        Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

        by Deward Hastings on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:24:45 AM PDT

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        •  unvarnished, yes (1+ / 0-)
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          truth not so much.

          The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

          by Laurence Lewis on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:33:26 AM PDT

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          •  Truth? Hansen published this month... (3+ / 0-)

            in the scientific journal - a publication of the American Chemical Society that I've read every month during my awful tenure here - where I had to listen to bourgeois clueless brats lie to themselves and every other person they met - a paper entitled "Prevented Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Historical and Projected Nuclear Power..

            Most of the clueless brats in the anti-nuke industry have never opened a scientific journal, text, monograph in their ridiculous little wasted lives of delusion and fantasy, so there's no surprise that we now find a rote dogmatic chanting anti-nuke praising one of humanity's strongest supporters of nuclear energy.

            Yes, anti-nukes are that dumb.   There's not one of them who would know the truth if it bit them in the ass.  

            The subtext here in Hansen's paper is that the chief enterprise in which anti-nukes engage is, um, murder.

            I agree with him 100%.   I, of course, argued that this statement was true - and it has obviously been true for decades - but I, and those who shared my views, lost.   This is, in a way, a historical reality:   Fear and ignorance often triumph over reason, with the fearful and the ignorant often shooting off their mouths about "truth".

            When Japan shut its reactors to see if they were "safe," the switch to fossil fuels - fuels that kill whenever they are used - was directly visible in the atmosphere that week.   The observatory at Mauna Loa recorded a 4.01 ppm pulse in CO2 over the same week of 2011.

            I'm sure Hansen is aware of it.

            Heckuva job anti-nuke.

          •  Truth... (1+ / 0-)
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            Something which anti-nukes, climate deniers, creationists, anti-GMOs, electromagnetically hypersensitive, alternative medicine people and anti-vaxxers (to name a few) all fail to recognize, even when it hits them in the face.

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