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Gary Varvel

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  1. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 1 year ago

    Man-made global warming never existed other than a politically motivated farse. Al Gore needs to be prosecuted.

  2. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    You never have understood the relationship between global warming and climate change, though.


    Or any other aspect of climate change, sadly.


    Just in a (possibly vain) attempt to make this clear to you:


    - “Global warming” refers to the overall average heat content of the atmosphere rising.


    - The atmosphere does not heat evenly. Insolation (the amount of sunlight that reaches the surface of the earth) varies from latitude to latitude and season to season.


    - The fact that the atmosphere heats unevenly, plus the fact that the heat content is rising in many places, so there is an increasing difference between regions, disrupts wind and precipitation patterns.


    - THAT is “climate change.”


    - Climate change is thus an expected effect of global warming. And what it means, in practice, is seasonal anomalies and increasing numbers of both cold and hot “extreme events”, as formerly stable patterns of climate are disrupted.


    …. I hope this is a helpful brief understanding for some, anyway.

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    @Lynne B

    Thanks Lynn, sadly it won’t because it doesn’t want to understand.

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @Lynne B

    Silly rabbit, Trolls can’t read!

  5. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 1 year ago

    anyone who doesn’t think man can change the climate has never been to Beijing during their pollution episodes, Los Angelos for the smog, NYC during a hot air inversion and tons of other examples.

    but it’s quite believable some do not understand because they do not WANT to understand. Know Nothings. It would be too inconvenient to understand because then you might have to DO something other than what you’ve always been doing.

    humans hate to change their behavior.

    clear cutting forests, destroying the amazon, pumping industrial pollutants into the environment, plastic bottles into the oceans all add up and have consequences.

  6. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Actually, the Met Office did not publish anything that said “no” warming. What they published showed a lower rate of warming – that is, the increase was less steep than expected – but those of us who regularly read primary reports, not conspiracy theory sites, might have a better handle on that.


    The primary data on polar ice mass is also available, you know.


    Humans have altered earth’s ecosystems on a massive scale; what is actually arrogant is your assumption that your blind belief that the planet can absorb everything that the industrial output of 7,100,000,000 humans creates without reacting to it is somehow more informed than the thousands of people who spend their adult lives studying the data to see whether that is actually true.


    Which, incidentally, is how we know that "natural cycles don’t explain current warming: we study that.


    Also, we do have a very good idea of what causes most ice ages and ends them, including the last. You are making the mistake of confusing your own “I don’t know” with the assumption that “no-one knows.” Don’t do that.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    Major screw ups can get you fired Phil.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    As far as the weather goes….
    ^
    http://www.noaa.gov/features/monitoring_1008/arcticice.html
    ^
    And as far as Phil the over publicized groundhog goes…
    ^
    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-03-22/national/37922275_1_punxsutawney-phil-bill-deeley-buckeye-chuck
    ^
    Then there’s the fact the stock market is doing great but the job creators are still not creating jobs at the level our people or our infrastructure need.
    ^
    Two out of three of these stories are important, and one is a total waste of time.
    You decide.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Simple minded again. No one has ever said that Winter would end. It shifts the weather. Heavy snows were predicted. Get some education why don’t you?

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    thank you ScottPM for the url.
    -
    here is page 2 of the UK MET release.
    (following “Flawed science costs us dearly”..)
    -
    “Yet, despite the lack of global warming over the last 16 years, we are bombard with stories by the scientific community of impending doom.

    Both the EU, Australia and Japan have a carbon ‘market’ aimed at preventing non existent global warming, costing businesses and consumers billions. A tax by any other name.

    For instance, the Australian carbon tax has been estimated to cost Australian families up to $540 a year

    Carbon tax costs ACT families $540 a year

    It has been suggested that UK household Electricity Bills will double due to the global warming hoax.

    Carbon Tax Will Double U.K. Electricity Bills

    A proposed carbon tax in the USA could cost US industry and ultimately US consumers $144 billion by 2020

    U.S. carbon tax could halve deficit in 10 years: report
    Factbox: Carbon taxes around the world

    Yet there has been NO global warming over the last 16 year.

    Global warming is a scam used to introduce another tax."
    (end quote)
    -
    as a disgusted taxpayer since 1948, I resent these false “crises” created for the purpose of reaping increased taxes and gaining more and more control over individuals!

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Yes they did and it wasn’t “quietly” and they have since retracted some of what they said in it.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    The only “wackos” are amongst you and your blissfully blind know-nothings who are getting your way. Next to nothing is being done to stop or even slow it down. Once we pass 3 degrees C (4.5 degrees F) it will be too late.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    “The UK Met office published (quietly) a study that showed there has been NO increase in temperature over the last 16 years.”

    No, the UK Meteorological Office published a report of global surface temperatures, which a factually challenged guy used to cherry pick data to create his fancy looking charts.

    The Met Office responded with some harsh words & a fancy chart of their own:

    http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/met-office-in-the-media-14-october-2012/

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    Yep. My wife disappeared me. ;D
    Thanks Milord.
    Take care,
    C.

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