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Jim Morin

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  1. festin

    festin said, about 14 hours ago

    C’mon ! Man changing the climate has been going on for eons. It’s only natural. What could possibly go wrong?

  2. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    For a former global warming skeptic, who didn’t believe the numbers had been done correctly, and who had backing from the Koch brothers to check all the data and redo the calculations, and who in fact did the numbers with about ten times as many data points as anyone else considered necessary for a proper statistical universe, you need look no further than the Berkeley earth project.
    http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2012/07/30/the-conversion-of-a-climate-change-skeptic/
    For his conclusions, after a massive amount of work, go here:
    http://berkeleyearth.org/land-and-ocean-data/
    And, of course, he found the same thing everyone else had found, if you take the globe AS A WHOLE, it is very steadily getting warmer.
    Now, why did I stress “as a whole”? Because many here seem to have the idea that citing cooling in some limited region means there’s no warming overall. Which, of course, is ridiculous. That’s like someone who fishes in just one spot claiming the fish aren’t biting, when everyone else is hauling them out. You have to check the whole lake, not just one hole. By the same token, you have to average the GLOBE to talk about global warming.
    Jerry Pournelle seems to be the source of the “no medieval ice age” nonsense. Well, no, it doesn’t show up in GLOBAL data because Western Europe isn’t the entire world. Which I would think he knows. That event was probably due to ocean currents changing for a century or so, and could happen again. And the tropics would get way hotter and the northern latitudes would get damned cold. And we’d still be getting warmer overall.
    https://www.aip.org/history/climate/oceans.htm
    Moreover, another group likes to change up to “prove” something, so they’ll talk up air temps or water temps or upper atmosphere temps, but never all at once, because if they do that, then the data won’t support them. That’s just dishonest.
    Plus, I would hope we all know that water will absorb a lot more heat than air, before warming to the same degree. So HEAT energy absorbed by oceans won’t lead to the same degree of warming as heat absorbed by air, even though the ocean may be taking in much more energy. Thus, turnover in the oceans will affect the air temps greatly, but the increasing energy input has not changed.
    Sigh. Go ahead and attack now.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 13 hours ago

    @OldCoal

    Source: Berkeley Earth Project….lol

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 9 hours ago

    @OldCoal

    Well done. Expect the nitwits to criticize the BEST project by Muller simply because it contradicts their pre-created assumptions.
    The science is overwhelming. The skeptics are only embarrassing themselves by shouting at each other; the rest of us can go discuss how to save the world.

  5. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, about 8 hours ago

    Can this mythical, wonderful technology you have that can ‘save the world’ also give us all untold riches and allow us to live forever? ‘Cause once the world is saved, that would be really neat. I should also probably mention supermodels.
    -
    Oh, and if you could make it so people would be smart enough not to vote for Democrats that would probably keep things from blowing up going forward. Can’t enjoy this new saved world with Democrat voters and EBT card-carriers killing and rioting in our cities, y’know. Thanks!

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 7 hours ago

    @libsmasher

    Didn’t know you were so short. Apparently the climate change point flew right over your head and you didn’t even try to catch it. Illiterate too?

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    @libsmasher

    Absolutely none of that bizarre rant has anything to do with the topic. But if its any condolence to you, I believe the Dentist is a good republican.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 6 hours ago

    @libsmasher

    As others noted, you have completely miss the point. Though you have managed to prove mine decisively.
    What we need to do to save our civilization is to find ways to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere and in the oceans. There is no “mythical” technology here, just intelligent use of what we have: conservation, newer energy technology, better designed cities, homes, and cars — all good things to have.

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 3 hours ago

    Only the most gullible believe there is any global warming. The London Telegraph has proven that every single authority that collects official temperature data has added 1 degree to every one of the last 50 years and subtracted 1 degree from every one of the 50 years before that, giving a fake 2 degree increase in global average temperature, but a lot of gullible people believe all those governmental bodies, who just put out the fake data so they can collect more taxes.


    And it’s been proven that ice is gullible, since even the ice in the Northwest Passage fell victim to the hoax and went and melted.


    As many have pointed out, reading the famous geographer Mary Shelly, it’s clear that there is a lowest temperature, so, as one goes north, one reaches the latitude which is at that temperature, after which the temperature must increase as one goes further north, so the North Pole is a red and white striped cylinder located on a tropical island that is surrounded by open water (and that island is inhabited by a rotund, elderly man who has many small persons working for him). And Ms Shelly wrote her geographic treatise early in the 19th century, so there has always been an open Northwest Passage, even in winter, but without satellites and GPS, many people died trying to find it between 1500 and 2000. Now, of course, the Northwest Passage is easy to find every summer, but it’s always been there, as every well-read person knows after reading Ms Shelley.


    Even if no one was able to find it before 2000.

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 hour ago

    The Holocene Maximum is never brought up by the warming types.Why didn’t the polar bears go extinct then?How did Otzi the mummy found in the ice in the Alps get frozen in the ice 5300 years ago in the middle of the warmest period in human history?Why has the southern ice cap been getting bigger at least since they put satellite’s in polar orbit to look at the ice caps in 1979?Don’t say it melts faster then it used to.That would mean it starts freezing sooner or faster in order to get bigger.
    McMurdo had about a week in the 30’s last January.Been below freezing to considerably below zero ever since.At about the same time as that fishing boat stuck in the ice story came out.The boat was 900 miles northeast of McMurdo.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 hour ago

    @denis1112

    There is absolutely nothing that we as humanity can do about natural climate changes, even if they adversely affect our civilization.


    However, that is NOT true about our own activities and level of technology. And the technology of burning fossil fuels up for energy and transportation is an old and outdated one. We will not change over to newer more environmentally sound sources for these civilization maintaning activities overnight. It just is not going to happen that way, and any reasonable environmentalist knows this.
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    However, if humanity does not make a start to change the way it does thse activities (as the deniers seem to want) then we as humanity will never change until it is too late for our future generations. And either they will be stuck with having to make far more drastic changes, or possibly have a far more miserable life!!

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