• Joe Bastardi

    Apr 01, 2012 - 10:33:47 PM

    Piece by piece refutation, including my pdf. If it seems like "cherry picking" its because this is an orchard of cherries. He could not have looked at the reality of the data http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog

  • Shirley G

    Apr 01, 2012 - 11:55:58 PM

    Dear Joe, I can not for the life of me understand why you are in such denial. What is in it for you?

  • A Clifford

    Apr 02, 2012 - 12:50:55 AM

    I've been watching the Republican Party plug their ears and hum in the face of overwhelming data, and making themselves increasingly irrelevant to the real world while they do so. I think the top levels of party leadership must be catching on to this; I predict that Bob Ryan's excellent, insightful, and thoughtful article is at the leading edge of a flood of similar articles by conservatives who are aiming to get re-linked to reality. Bravo! We need everyone on board for this, it's the fight of our lives...and our childrens' and grandchildrens' lives, even more so!

  • gringovejo

    Apr 02, 2012 - 02:31:41 AM

    As(I like to call those of us, who are) a 'real republican,' not some arrogant fool, posing as one, I thank Paul Douglas for his ability to accept reality over dogma. I think there are, still, many of us who have been willing to rethink some of the popular notions, such as, " God gave us this planet to use, as we see fit, so He will provide another when we have destroyed this one." I don't think so! I have seen the changes, in my lifetime. I have seen highly populated areas, make their own weather. Have seen ground water, so contaminated that you could die from ingesting a cup of it. Know that, already, in some areas(to the South of us)there has been loss of many species of both plant and critter. That seems to matter little to those who, often can't, or don't bother, to properly care for their livestock, property, the ground water or air. But, If we treated our own bodies, the way we have, too often, treated this planet, none of us would(or could afford) the treatments needed to keep us alive, as long as I have been here, much less the tiny tick of time, modern humans have been present. There really is much we can do and it can be done while making money. So it would be nice, if those who are unable to use(or even find)their brain, to get on board, for a change. Allowing us to divert more energy into finding innovative solutions, instead of having to deal with their idiotic behavior. Would be nice!

  • Stradivarious

    Apr 02, 2012 - 03:05:21 AM

    "get with it, Joe, you are such a fuddy fuddy," is not the way to refute the points Mr. Bastardi makes, the way to convince me his points are without merit. And "the temps are 35 to 45 degrees warmer than normal in March,it's 85 degrees in March, just wait and see what July brings... Ok, yes let's wait and see. If I see temps in DC 35 to 45 degrees above normal in July, ok maybe you might get my attention. Like if I see temps spiking to 125 to 135 degrees... But if you are going to make statements like that to scare me, don't think I will forget them between March and July...