Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s called weather, Henry. Meanwhile, in the Land Down Under, they are experiencing record heat.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Based on a lie.
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    The president’s words were “Climate change is a fact.” Not global warming. Climate change. A more accurate term, but not one that you can twist to fool the morons in your fan base.
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    Henry, if you can’t make your point without lying, maybe your point is stupid and invalid.

  3. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 3 years ago

    No, it became “climate change” because of all the idiots that thought “global warming” meant it wouldn’t get cold any more. Global warming is only about a few degrees in temperature, but it’s enough to disrupt global weather patterns and cause extreme weather events, just like the ones we’ve been having lately!

  4. ODon

    ODon said, almost 3 years ago

    This toon sums it up. Damn the science, what’s going on in my spec of geography, this week, represents the world.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Any time those who don’t believe in global climate change want to post some science supporting their position, I’ll be happy to read it. If you don’t have the science, what’s the basis for your opinion?

  6. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, almost 3 years ago

    @TJDestry

    Amen. Payne is always a pain, but here he goes way past his normal guff.

  7. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, almost 3 years ago

    Thanks ODon. Each of us can see the Earth is clearly flat!

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Hang in there Atlanta, you got through Sherman burning you you will get through this.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Memory isn’t always reliable. Fortunately, we have historical information on the topic, and that information shows clearly that the theory of global cooling was a minority opinion and soon abandonded:

    “Global cooling was a conjecture during the 1970s of imminent cooling of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere culminating in a period of extensive glaciation. This hypothesis had little support in the scientific community, but gained temporary popular attention due to a combination of a slight downward trend of temperatures from the 1940s to the early 1970s and press reports that did not accurately reflect the full scope of the scientific climate literature, i.e., a larger and faster-growing body of literature projecting future warming due to greenhouse gas emissions. The current scientific opinion on climate change is that the Earth has not durably cooled, but undergone global warming throughout the 20th century.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_cooling

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    This question has been addressed several times here. I doubt that you are seriously interested in the truth.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    “Estimates of sea ice extent based on satellite observations show an increasing Antarctic sea ice cover from 1979 to 2004 even though in situ observations show a prevailing warming trend in both the atmosphere and the ocean. This riddle is explored here using a global multicategory thickness and enthalpy distribution sea ice model coupled to an ocean model. Forced by the NCEP–NCAR reanalysis data, the model simulates an increase of 0.20 × 1012 m3 yr−1 (1.0% yr−1) in total Antarctic sea ice volume and 0.084 × 1012 m2 yr−1 (0.6% yr−1) in sea ice extent from 1979 to 2004 when the satellite observations show an increase of 0.027 × 1012 m2 yr−1 (0.2% yr−1) in sea ice extent during the same period. The model shows that an increase in surface air temperature and downward longwave radiation results in an increase in the upper-ocean temperature and a decrease in sea ice growth, leading to a decrease in salt rejection from ice, in the upper-ocean salinity, and in the upper-ocean density. The reduced salt rejection and upper-ocean density and the enhanced thermohaline stratification tend to suppress convective overturning, leading to a decrease in the upward ocean heat transport and the ocean heat flux available to melt sea ice. The ice melting from ocean heat flux decreases faster than the ice growth does in the weakly stratified Southern Ocean, leading to an increase in the net ice production and hence an increase in ice mass. This mechanism is the main reason why the Antarctic sea ice has increased in spite of warming conditions both above and below during the period 1979–2004 and the extended period 1948–2004.”
    http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI4136.1
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    Note in the first sentence: “even though in situ obersvations show a prevailing warming trend in both the atmosphere and the ocean”.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    Don’t bother me with facts. My mind is made up, and no one will change it.

  13. nate9279

    nate9279 said, almost 3 years ago

    OMG! ENOUGH WITH THE IT’S COLD OUTSIDE WHERE I LIVE SO THERE’S NO GLOBAL WARMING!!! YOU DO REALIZE WE ARE HAVING THE DRIEST YEAR SINCE 1895 IN CALIFORNIA, RIGHT?! JESUS, PEOPLE!

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    When I first got interested in this topic, some years back, I didn’t have a position. If anything, I hoped that there wasn’t any significant global climate change, because if there is, life is going to be pretty uncomfortable for the next generation, and the next, and the next…. So I was hoping that I would find out that the whole deal was quite exaggerated. So I started reading, and I found out that there’s a lot of good solid science backing up the idea that there has been and will continue to be global climate change, and that people are responsible for a lot of it, and that we had better do something about it fast; and I also found that those who deny that there is AGW have just about nothing to support their position. Well, they have a lot of ignorance and misinformation and even slander. I would still love to find that there is no AGW, and I wish someone would post the science that could convince me that there isn’t. Instead, they ask stupid questions which have already been answered a thousand times, they bring up complete irrelevancies, and they think that’s somehow supposed to be persuasive. Come on, people, get serious — if you have a position, support it, and if you can’t support it, maybe in all honesty you should consider the alternative.

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    “National Geographic Magazine” has had numerous climate- and weather-related articles over the last decade, at least. There is a supplement to the October, 2007 issue titled “Changing Climate” that might interest you all. It has charts and graphs that, even if they don’t convince you, will help explain the various factors involved.
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    This isn’t a matter of personal beliefs and “common sense.” It is a matter of drawing intelligent conclusions from scientific data and measurements, and then projecting various possibilities into the future with the purpose to advise governments of actions they might consider to protect their citizens.

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