Jane's World by Paige Braddock

Jane's World

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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Ice caps? Not for much longer…

  2. Heidi Tentee

    Heidi Tentee said, almost 4 years ago

    Actually, they were worried about global cooling in the 60’s.

  3. mvw

    mvw said, almost 4 years ago

    I was born 11/11/1960 by the end of the decade all I hoped for was no more funerals for cousins and friends of my oldest brother who were sent to Vietnam.

  4. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 4 years ago

    I was born in 1953 and have always known that the human race will survive. There may be less of us but we’ll be here for a long while yet. There’s no religion involved.

  5. WF11

    WF11 said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve been enjoying Jane’s World in color!

  6. runedune

    runedune said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m just hoping that Starr will end up being a “straight” female character in this strip. Finally.

  7. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I am one of “they” too — but, my memory is still clear. Yes, the big worry was about nuclear war — but, global cooling was just starting to “heat up” as an issue. By the mid 1970’s, the “Coming Ice Age” was big in the popular media, and in academic circles. There were even proposals for geo-engineering solutions — spreading soot over the polar ice caps, for instance.

  8. sal9100

    sal9100 said, almost 4 years ago

    For all of you complaining there are no “straight” women in this comic, there are plenty others out there to choose from… maybe not written by the fabulous Paige but they’re there. Let us have this one comic where there are mostly lesbians or bisexuals please without constant complaining. Been reading this strip for years and it’s my favorite! Thanks Paige!

  9. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Heidi Tentee

    Actually, global cooling was more of a mid-70s notion, although it was not the scientific mainstream – it merely got a lot of media attention, and there were a number of “apocalyptic” type novels based on the idea of a sudden return to full glaciation in the northern hemisphere.
    The idea was based on the fact that knowledge rapidly grew of the Ice Age of the last 1.8 million years (which we are still in, as long as there are continental glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica). During that time, there had not been an interglacial “warm” period lasting as long as the present one (10,000+ years), and so we were in some sense “overdue” for a cooling period, based on the past pattern. This idea was not based on climate observations of the 70s, but the paleo record that suggested we were “overdue” based on the past patterns of the current ice age.
    The Greenhouse theory dates to the 1950s, and climate and atmospheric scientists of the 70s were already starting to find the evidence of rapidly increasing CO and other greenhouse gases, and the expected rise in mean global temps expected to accompany such a rise.

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