Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Do you have facts to prove Copernicus was wrong?

  2. rayannina

    rayannina said, over 4 years ago

    Gonna be an interesting week …

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 4 years ago


    Yes sir, we do indeed. In fact, Copernicus has his own separate database.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Rush’s research bureau?

  5. Oak Ridge Boy61

    Oak Ridge Boy61 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I bet this is where our idiot state senator got his facts about the origin of AIDS and it not being transmitted by heterosexual relations.

  6. Bill Weinberg

    Bill Weinberg said, over 4 years ago

    Trudeau is still sooo on the money!!!

  7. mesmh

    mesmh said, over 4 years ago

    So man induced change to the earth’s climate is a political issue? If I vote Republican I am a denier & vice versa. Typical.. The climate changes and always has and always will. Man’s impact is not measurable. The deniers are those who agree with Gore, ie. If not for man there would be no change. This should be out of the political agenda.. the financial implications alone demand that. . .

  8. Commentator

    Commentator said, over 4 years ago

    Interesting how TD refers to alarmism skeptics as “climate change deniers.”

  9. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    The strip makes no mention of Republicans. You offered that information yourself.

  10. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    Just a metaphor for the internet.

    Everyone is now an expert on everything. Research is so fragmented that no one has the whole picture, and all authority (i.e. expertise) is to be discounted unless we already like what it says. Techies imagined that the digital age would be an age of knowledge, with so much information readily available. Instead, it is becoming the age of Babel, an age of Ignorance.

    So many of our political debates concern what has happened, what is happening, and (under various scenarios) what will happen. And we can’t begin to agree even about the first two, less alone the last. It isn’t a matter of knowledge vs. ignorance. It’s presumption vs. presumption.

    I am fed up with the blind faith of those who deny the possibility of anthropogenic climate change. I am also fed up with the blind faith of those who think it a proven fact. Those who call themselves skeptics, should be skeptical of both claims. But how often do you hear a pundit or politician claim “nobody knows for sure” and mean it?

    I imagine yourself the third party in a conversation on a cruise ship. “Hundreds of these ship make a total of thousands of cruises every year, and none of them ever sink. So why waste our time with lifeboat drills? Or even waste deck space and spend our hard-earned ticket money on lifeboats?” says one.

    “Because I saw the captain this morning, and I think I smelled alcohol on his breath, and I heard two of the crew members make disparaging comments about the captain’s competence, and the crew seem a little slipshod in general. AND I cast the tea leaves this morning, AND checked my horoscope, AND read the tarot cards and ALL of them indicated imminent disaster. I tell you this ship is going to sink! It is a fact! We’re going to need those lifeboats, and we should have drills!” says the other.

    So what do you say? Who do you agree with? The arrogant presumption of the first is more dangerous than the alarmist kookiness of the second. People who have never had anyone try to break into their house or any of their neighbor’s houses will still keep a loaded gun at bedside. Are they being alarmists? Yet they are sometimes the very ones who sneer at those who would have us take precautions against the possibility of antropogenic climate change.

    Anthropogenic or not, some countries are unquestionably suffering the effects of changing weather patterns, and see attitude of rich countries in relatively unaffected temperate zones as callous and irresponsible.

    But never mind. No matter what happens to the world climate, we will never know what role we played in it. Maybe in a century or two our descendants will know, and shake their heads at our alarmism, or at our denial of the obvious.

  11. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 4 years ago


    Did the Costa Concordia get covered in the US?

    ‘I saw the captain this morning and he said he wanted to wave to a friend on the island as we went past…’

  12. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, over 4 years ago


    leftwingpatriot said,
    Do you have facts to prove Copernicus was wrong?
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    I don’t need to prove Copernicus wrong – you prove him right! In the meantime, Earth remains the center of the universe.

  13. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Fact: the hockey stick chart used by “global climate change” activists was generated using a program that contained a Y2K programming glitch. When the bug was corrected, the hockey stick disappeared.
    Fact: while the global ice sheet is thinning in one area, it is thickening in another.
    Fact: while Al Gore preaches green, his house in Tennesee has been show to use more electricity in one month than three normal homes use in a year.
    Fact: going green can and will improve the health of the entire planet but global warming scare tactics based on junk science and disproven temperature graphs are causing most people to tune green activists out.

  14. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I knew this cartoon would generate some hot air, and heated discussions.

  15. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 4 years ago


    A very common Republican tactic – mis-state the position you oppose and try to refute that. Nobody has said “if not for man there would be no change”. What has been said is that the change is happening much more rapidly than usual and many think human activity is the cause of the acceleration. And “gee it would be hard” is hardly a good rebuttal.

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