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Jerry Holbert

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 7 months ago

    The Earth has been cooling the past couple decades.
    Ya ya I know, “it’s cold because it’s warming”…..lol

  2. old1953

    old1953 said, 7 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    No, it hasn’t. You are looking very narrowly at a set of data that excludes ocean heating. The total heat budget of the Earth has grown steadily over the last two decades. Anyone that says otherwise is simply making stuff up. http://www.skepticalscience.com/graphics/Total_Heat_Content_2011_med.jpg

  3. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 7 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “The Earth has been cooling the past couple decades.”

    No, the increase has leveled off. That isn’t the same thing as saying the earth has cooled. Let’s try to argue with facts.

    As far as I know, the Earth’s landmass has been been pretty much the same for the last billion years at least.

    The IPCC predicts sea level will rise between 200 & 500 millimeters by 2100. I’ll leave it to the liberals to show the maps with Atlanta on the seashore.

  4. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Yeah, Waterworld is as close to actually looking into this phenomenon as most of the deniers have come. Only their not drinking what Costner was drinking — they’re swigging down the same stuff, only it comes in a Koch bottle.

  5. bbadenov

    bbadenov said, 7 months ago

    @old1953

    Uh huh, I know it’s true ’cause I read it on the internet!

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Water world was just about as documentary as Al Gory’s sci fi horror flick. Maybe it should have got the dynamite prize.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 7 months ago

    @old1953

    The usual definition of ‘global warming’ by all those effete intellectual snobs with whom I strongly disagree is that, if one takes global average temperatures and then does a time series, the data slope upwards with a statistically significant slope.


    The search for statistical significance (for those atheists who do such ung_dly things) is difficult. One must torture the data until it confesses, taking subset after subset after subset until one finds one subset with a statistically significant result (usually, about 1 in 10 at the 10% level, or one in 20 at the 5% level of significance).


    This can be used both ways: deniers selected subset after subset after subset until they found a 17 year period that has no statistically significant warming. Sixteen and eighteen didn’t work, so they had a lot of work to do.


    If they had any sense, they’d do as I do and call on St Augustine that all math is sinful, hence it follows that global warming is a sinners’ hoax since it uses averages and time series.

  8. Kip W

    Kip W said, 7 months ago

    The claim that scientists have reversed themselves was investigated and found false. Looking at peer-reviewed publications, it was determined that there’s been no flip-flop between “warming” and “cooling” except in how the press chooses to report it.

    I’m shocked, shocked that our resident conservatives place so much credence in what the press says. Shocked, I tell you.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 7 months ago

    Again, why do you not think? Let’s put things in perspective.

    Read this.

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/question473.htm

    So 3 feet? Well, that was 1995. So here in 2012 there was a projected 10 foot rise in sea level and the following article gives you an idea of what the US coastline would be like. It’s interactive so you can type in your zip and see how your back yard will look.

    http://www.climatecentral.org/news/u.s.-with-10-feet-of-sea-level-rise-17428

    Are you beginning to see?

    It would help if you opened your eyes.

    Yes the climate is changing. No there will be no water world. Once a certain point is reached the cycle goes the other way. Oh, yeah. Humans may not make it but so what?

    Are you smart enough to figure out how to survive?

    Kevin did………

  10. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Someone needs to tell the crews of the icebreakers that got stuck in the ice at the South Pole that there is less ice. I bet they wouldn’t believe it!

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 7 months ago

    Things are going to change. Some things will be worse. That is a given. It’s possible to reduce the amount of “worse” that it gets. But since it’s going to get worse anyway, no reason to try to reduce the effects.

    Roofs fail. I could fix my roof and hope my house lasts longer as a result. But it will fail again in another 20 years or so, so screw it.

    This is the attitude that made America the greatest country in the world.

  12. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 7 months ago

    @old1953

    Why is the southern ice cap getting bigger and has been since they put satellites up there in polar orbit to look at the ice caps?
    It set some records last year and didn’t melt as much as it has in the past.Now its above the new 30 year average they came up with last year.
    http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/#

    You can see what it was at the end of last month and what the satellites see today at both poles.
    You can go back to 1979 when they put the satellites up there and look at the sea ice from then to today month by month.

  13. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 7 months ago

    @TJDestry

    In the movie Waterworld the ice melted because the poles shifted suddenly.Which has happened in the past.
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    Only their not drinking what Costner was drinking — they’re swigging down the same stuff, only it comes in a Koch bottle.
    -—-
    Yours must come from Tom Styers $100 million dollar bottle.
    It ’s amazing what the democrats will say just because some one gives them $100 million dollars.Hence Obama and Reid talking about what they were paid to talk about this week.

  14. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 7 months ago

    Even Liberals can’t believe that there is enough ice to melt that will raise the sea level 29,000 feet as in Waterworld?
    The last scene where the camera shows the plaque that was supposed to be put on top of Mt. Everest commerating Sir Edmund Hillary.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    doctorummno: just a note, Defense concerns on sea level rise affecting military bases includes Stockton, Ca.! Tidal surges will affect many areas far inland.

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