Jen Sorensen by Jen Sorensen

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  1. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Your link does not work.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Don’t worry, I’m sure Pat Robertson will be along soon to tell us that the wildfires are God’s punishment for allowing abortion.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 month ago

    I don’t see how Ms Sorensen blames this on the GOP: both parties agreed that it was totally inappropriate to use Federal money for what is a state issue.


    If the states don’t have the money to fight the fires, then clearly it’s the Will of Whomever that those silly trees (and the houses built among them) burn until the remaining flammable area is small enough that the states can afford to take care of it without having to rely on the Federal Government, whose sole responsibility is to keep one billion Muslim goatherds–currently poised on the Mexican and Canadian borders of the US with their cruel crooks and sinister staffs-–from marching into the US and imposing Sharia Law.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 month ago

    Who needs prevention? Doesn’t produce as much profit as letting it get very bad instead.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 month ago

    Funding is not the only thing up in the air when it comes to wildfires. A new study led by Carnegie Mellon University with scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Montana focuses on brown carbon, a major component of smoke from wildfires. It is well known that black carbon, or soot, has a significant impact on global warming. Wildfires account for one-third of Earth’s black carbon. While black carbon consists solely of carbon molecules, brown carbon contains a number of organic materials that make it hard to identify and model. Brown carbon has a similar atmospheric warming impact as black carbon, but its prevalence and warming efficiency as evident in wildfire smoke is less known.
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    I did not know about the effects of brown carbon. And that both black and brown carbon absorb the higher wave lengths of solar radiation.
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    “Experimentalists have known about the existence of brown carbon for a while, but its “brownness”, which dictates its warming effect has not been well understood,” Rawad Saleh, a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon and lead author of the study, told ThinkProgress.

    Saleh said that particulate light-absorbers like black and brown carbon warm the planet in a fundamentally different way than greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. While GHGs absorb outgoing infrared solar radiation, preventing it from going back into space, black and brown carbon absorb incoming solar radiation, causing them to heat up. Black carbon absorbs solar radiation efficiently at all visible wavelengths, however brown carbon absorbs more in the shorter blue wavelengths than the longer red wavelengths, which gives it its brown color.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 month ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    “Don’t worry, I’m sure Pat Robertson will be along soon to tell us that the wildfires are God’s punishment for allowing abortion.”

    Or something to do with gays.

  7. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Obama cut the size of the firefighting ’air force". But blame Republicans.
    http://dailysignal.com/2012/06/27/u-s-forest-service-firefighting-fleet-depleted-after-contract-cancellation/

  8. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Also, it’s liberals who refuse to clear out underbrush that provides tinder for wildfires.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 month ago

    @mdavis4183

    Did you really believe that unsubstantiated thing you wrote? It is laughable. Tee-hee.

  10. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @mdavis4183

    Obama cut the size of the firefighting ’air force". But blame Republicans.
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    The contractor Aero Union screwed up in a number of ways. And contracts went out to other companies. Private contractors are not always better than equipment owned, staffed, and maintained by government entities.

  11. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    @mdavis4183

    Also, it’s liberals who refuse to clear out underbrush that provides tinder for wildfires.
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    Was there a call for liberals to clear out underbrush that I missed? Seriously, I’m all for controlled burns to try to compensate for years of fire suppression, but many of these current fires are in areas that previously (in the “normal precipitation” years of the past) would not have been considered high-risk for fires.
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    And many of the Republican “clear out the underbrush” proposals were thinly-masked giveaways to loggers, where “underbrush” included all of the commercially-valuable trees.

  12. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, about 1 month ago

    @mdavis4183 mdavis4183 said, “…it’s liberals who refuse to clear out underbrush that provides tinder for wildfires.”


    Liar. I have never in my life refused to clear out underbrush.

  13. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, about 1 month ago

    @mdavis4183

    “Obama cut the size of the firefighting ’air force”. But blame Republicans.
    http://dailysignal.com/2012/06/27/u-s-forest-service-firefighting-fleet-depleted-after-contract-cancellation/"
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    Thanks for the link. We would also have fewer fires in some areas of the country if we allowed logging of Federal land to simulate the clearing effects of wildfires.

  14. olej

    olej said, about 1 month ago

    @Michael wme

    States don’t fight wildfires in national forests

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