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Climate News: Only ‘Hobbit-
Sized Humans’ Capable of
Surviving Global Warming

Cybercast News Service, by Elizabeth Harrington

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/7/2013 3:03:12 PM

The joint editor of the Climate News Network is warning that in as little as two centuries global warming will lead to “mass extinction,” which may be good news for residents of “The Shire.” “Hobbit-sized humans, able to exist on less nourishing food, will have the best chance of survival in a warmer world, scientists say,” said Paul Brown, a journalist and author, in an article entitled, “Mass extinction forecast with 6C temperature rise,” published on Jan. 7. Brown bases his claim on findings by the “Bighorn Basin Coring Project,” a group of scientists

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The insanity of the radicals just never ends. Good. Grief.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: yuban, 1/7/2013 3:06:03 PM     (No. 9103541)

Looney Tunes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: juststop, 1/7/2013 3:13:24 PM     (No. 9103557)

Chortle! Chortle!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 1/7/2013 3:14:03 PM     (No. 9103558)

Well I guess that works for Mayor Bloomberg.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 1/7/2013 3:16:54 PM     (No. 9103563)

Since most of their ideas are fairy tales, one should not be surprised that they talk of Hobbits.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/7/2013 3:19:21 PM     (No. 9103565)

If that´s true, man will adapt by getting shorter and shorter each generation. 200 years is what? 10 generations? That´s plenty of time to adapt.

Imagine if this were now? Just think of all the tall people would disappear!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/7/2013 3:21:29 PM     (No. 9103569)

Forgot to add - less fabric for clothing, less leather for shoes (unless we also adapt to Hobbit feet), we wouldn´t have to eat so much.

It will all work out fine.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grady, 1/7/2013 3:21:40 PM     (No. 9103570)

Hobbit sized people to match Mr. Brown´s Hobbit sized brain.
It would take a minimum of thousands of years for little weed eating hobbits to
evolve/devolve from current human scale. Not two hundred years.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/7/2013 3:21:55 PM     (No. 9103572)

So that´s why the greys are only 4´ tall.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/7/2013 3:22:05 PM     (No. 9103573)

Good news for Howard Dean.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/7/2013 3:28:50 PM     (No. 9103580)

If there is no God, what difference does it make if we go extinct? Who is there to care? I´d say we´ve had a pretty good run, nothing like the dinosaurs, but a pretty good run just the same. Sayonara.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: craige, 1/7/2013 3:31:10 PM     (No. 9103585)

CO2 does have insulation properties, as any physicist can tell you. The big question is How Much? The increase of 120ppm (since 1850), reduces down to 1.2 parts in 10,000.

For those who do not understand small numbers, that is very little. Inconsequential. Negligible. Very tiny. Almost nothing. Etc, etc. Hence, my skepticism.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/7/2013 3:33:20 PM     (No. 9103588)

One other thing. If global warming is going to do us in in 2 centuries, we can head that off by sterilizing all male babies starting today. In only one century, we´ll be outa here and will have accomplished two things: one, no painful extinction through global warming and two, there will be no global warming left for the rest of the species to worry about since WE are the cause of global warming. Everyone wins. Yea!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/7/2013 3:35:01 PM     (No. 9103590)

That´s right, only very small (minded) people with pointy ears and big, furry feet will survive.

Huh. That´s pretty much everyone in Congress, come to think of it. Hmmm.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/7/2013 4:04:38 PM     (No. 9103630)

So...
Climate Change... aka... Man Made Global Warming...

is Hobbit forming.

Who knew... ?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NYBruin, 1/7/2013 4:06:02 PM     (No. 9103633)

When I was a kid, they scared the bejeezuz out of us by telling us we were all going to starve to death because of the "population explosion."

Then we were going to choke to death from air pollution.

Then it was cancer from the hole in the ozone layer.

Then we were going freze to death in a nuclear winter.

Global warming is just this decade´s version of junk science designed to cow ignorant people and collect large research grants.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 1/7/2013 4:09:46 PM     (No. 9103641)

My preciuoussssssss! Smeagol likes Hobbits!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: viking diver, 1/7/2013 4:13:41 PM     (No. 9103646)

funny how these alarmists forget so conveniently about the 1300 - 1600 warming period where most of the glaciers of Greenland where gone. One of the reasons the vikings called it green land. Then in the 1600 guess what the cyclical nature of weather returned and it got cold again, cold enough for the canals of Amsterdam to freeze over so the populace would ice skate on them.
Just as a side note more people die due to cold weather affects than in hot weather.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lana720, 1/7/2013 4:17:02 PM     (No. 9103652)

Gee, kind of makes that new 2013 diet a bit more compelling... s/o

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Reply 19 - Posted by: kOok, 1/7/2013 4:17:31 PM     (No. 9103654)

Ever watch that show ´Little People, Big World´. I swear those dwarfs eat more than I do, and I´m 6´4". Check it out. A world full of ´hobbits´ would eat us out of house and home.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 1/7/2013 4:27:44 PM     (No. 9103674)

With all respectdue, which is none, has no one at this so called scientific network ever studied biology? Ever been forced to sit through the lectures on surface to volume ratio and climate compatibility? Never been exposed to the reason an eskimo (OK Inuit) is short and fat and a Watusi is tall and skinny?

OK here it is in a nutshell. Take both these guys to the Fourth of July parade in a typical Pennsylkvania town.

The short fat guy will die of heat exhaustion due to his bulk not radiating any heat. The 7 foot tall skinny guy will freeze to death because he radiates too much heat from all his skinny limbs.

Another wonderful and beautiful utopian dream derailed by an ugly fact.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 1/7/2013 4:28:22 PM     (No. 9103675)

And Mr. Brown gets paid for that tripe.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/7/2013 4:33:24 PM     (No. 9103681)

Even if there were real data indicating a warming trend (which there is not), extrapolating that far into the future based on current trends is beyond stupid.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: varjo, 1/7/2013 4:37:28 PM     (No. 9103689)

thanks for the heads up.

I just ordered a round door for my home.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/7/2013 4:44:27 PM     (No. 9103701)

Perhaps "they" should castrate all men over 5 feet 2 inches tall so they don´t inadvertently reproduce and pass along those tall genes. /s

Might as well get a head start and start producing shorter people. /s

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Reply 25 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/7/2013 4:48:43 PM     (No. 9103706)

I heard Hobbits were pretty good with a sword so maybe I should go ahead and order that Samurai set I´ve been looking at.

More Chortling!


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Reply 26 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/7/2013 4:52:26 PM     (No. 9103708)

Dennis Kuchinich as the archetypal American male of the future. Hmm, maybe that hot wife of his was on to something.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: aindyin, 1/7/2013 5:17:35 PM     (No. 9103744)

Hey if libs dont care about the debt they are leaving our children wht should they care about this.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LouD, 1/7/2013 5:19:12 PM     (No. 9103746)

I believe Hobbits eat many times a day. Something like three breakfasts alone. So that theory gets thrown out.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: trapper, 1/7/2013 5:21:06 PM     (No. 9103750)

Also good news for that little dwidget Robert Reichhhhhhhhhh.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/7/2013 5:21:15 PM     (No. 9103751)

Some day - - we´re all going to look like Robert Reichchchchchchch.

I´m looking forward to that.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: web, 1/7/2013 5:36:34 PM     (No. 9103767)

“What worries the scientists is that this current warming period will take as little as 200 years, if the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is correct,” Then they have no reason to worry, as the IPCC has been outright lying from the start, and the bureaucrats change the conclusions of their own scientists to fit their political agendas.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 1/7/2013 5:42:29 PM     (No. 9103771)

Remember the old rule of thumb: If you think you´re crazy, you aren´t. These people don´t think they´re crazy.


Girl´s Hubby

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Reply 33 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/7/2013 6:15:43 PM     (No. 9103810)

Oh, I don´t know about that. Us larger folks understand that hobbits taste like chicken.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 1/7/2013 6:17:07 PM     (No. 9103814)

Oh, that´s a good one, #14!

And to #31´s point, if the IPCC´s previous prognostications were right, we won´t be around in the next 20 years, due to ice age or the earth melting or whatever catastrophe du jour.



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Reply 35 - Posted by: choey, 1/7/2013 6:24:45 PM     (No. 9103822)

Does this mean that my great great great great grandchildren will only be two feet tall?


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Reply 36 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/7/2013 7:45:39 PM     (No. 9103901)

If I have to evolve I´d rather become an Elf.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: rbwkc, 1/7/2013 8:11:02 PM     (No. 9103925)

Me thinks the "joint editor" has had a few too many joints

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Reply 38 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/7/2013 8:19:24 PM     (No. 9103938)

Truly, what is the insane Left worried about? They hate people. especially Americans, and population control has been a biggie with them for decades.

Eliminating 98% of the population would be a dream come true for this Radical crowd.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/7/2013 8:51:46 PM     (No. 9103981)

Great news for Harry Reid, not so much for Algore!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Bazi, 1/7/2013 9:21:43 PM     (No. 9104012)

"Joint" is the operative word.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/7/2013 10:11:32 PM     (No. 9104099)

Climate alarmists get sillier and sillier with every new utterance.

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Killed by Abortion Than Born

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Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/20/2014 1:52:06 PM     Post Reply
In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The report is entitled, Summary of Vital Statistics 2012 The City of New York, Pregnancy Outcomes, and was prepared by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Vital Statistics. (See Pregnancy Outcomes NYC Health 2012.pdf) Table 1 of the report presents the total

Rick Perry 2016?
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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/20/2014 3:40:45 PM     Post Reply
Of all the electoral maneuvers lately — Huckabee heading to Iowa, Santorum huddling with advisors, Allen West refusing to rule anything out, and even Joe Scarborough visiting New Hampshire — this is the most interesting. Is there room for Perry this time, though? Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will be in Des Moines and Davenport on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. He will be sitting down with business leaders to discuss a wide range of issues, according to Bob Haus, an adviser in the state. He also will be taping an episode of “Iowa Press,” Iowa Public Television’s weekly public affairs program, Haus


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