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Jim Morin

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Ah, and dittohead “climate experts” will flood us with more from Rushbo.

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Assume we clean up our air, water, and food, and find out that the climate is unaffected by our efforts. At least we cleaned up our air, water, and food. Some of us need to be reminded that you cannot eat money.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    ZZZZZZZZ………

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 2 years ago

    And the NewYork Times keeps saying that it was in the 19th century that scientists irrefutably proved that burning fossil fuels causes global warming. Their ‘proof’ and your ‘disproof’ fall into the same bucket.


    But at least you’re consistent. Nocera of the Times says that this earth gives us a limitless supply of fossils and all alternatives are infeasible and uneconomical, so why are people wasting any time on them?

  5. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    Stupid ’toon.

  6. mtretter

    mtretter GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I wonder if at the end of the last ice age that early man, if any existed at that point, was worried about global warming also…

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Harley, your word has nothing to do with reality. Erosion? It’s been happening since the planet was formed. What’s new is that the last decade is the hottest in the past 11,000 years, and that it all happened in a single century. We need a tax on carbon to pay for the damage it does. It’s the free-market solution. At the very least, we need to eliminate tax advantages the oil industry gets that no other industry gets.

  8. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    . . . . and if the carbon tax doesn’t stop global warming, the government should force people to stop driving. At gunpoint if necessary !

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Ocean levels are rising everywhere. Here are some actual numbers and graphs for you:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_sea_level_rise

    National Geographic, with the usual striking pictures:
    http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-sea-level-rise/

    And from realclimate.org, from one of the world authorities on the subject, part 1 and 2:
    http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/01/sea-level-rise-where-we-stand-at-the-start-of-2013/
    http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/01/sea-level-rise-where-we-stand-at-the-start-of-2013-part-2/

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Sayin’ it don’t make it so. Fine. Keep saying “erosion.” But notice that there’s a helluva lot more erosion where none existed before because of sea-level rise.

  11. Margaret FalerSweany

    Margaret FalerSweany GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It is not a nonfactor to islands like Palau.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    First let me say that I agree that the studies show rising sea levels. Now let’s pull some numbers from the articles.

    Wikipedia. When I use it as a reference some say it is “unreliable”. But WTF I like it.

    So Wiki says that the sea has risen 7.7 inches over a specific 134 year period AND that between 1950 and 2004 the sea rose an average of 0.07 inches a year.

    They go on to “project” a 21st century rise of between 7 and 23 inches on the conservative side and 23 to 79 inches on the liberal side.

    Your second reference seems to support those numbers with this “conclusion” statement.

    “Global sea level is projected to rise 8-23 cm (3-9 in) by 2030, relative to 2000 levels, 18-48 cm (7-19 in) by 2050, and 50–140 cm (20-55 in) by 2100.”

    It’s an interesting report. All of you should read it if only to see what the “other guy” is actually saying.

    So thanks for the information (I’ve read some of it before) MM. But then you may remember that I am not adverse to the idea that the climate is “changing”. What we can actually do about it is controversial to say the least but one thing we can do for sure is prepare to survive the worst outlook while working toward minimizing the damage.

    But how do you stop a “natural” cycle?

  13. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 2 years ago

    Sooo, the solution then is to build our cities on volcanic sites?

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Well, assuming you mean “natural” in the sense I think you do, you are asking the right question. Informed people aren’t asking whether we have global warming; the discussion has moved on to “how much, how soon.” And the question beyond that: can we stop it?
    The answer is categorically yes. The challenge is identifying cures that aren’t worse than the disease!
    For example: we know that major volcanic eruptions can decrease solar heating by blocking sunlight in the upper atmosphere; hence the “year of two winters” around Krakatau. So some have suggested we pump some pollutants of our own up there. But of course that also decreases useful sunlight needed for plant life (like crops!), and we don’t know how much would be useful OR how we get the stuff out of there quickly when we’re done!
    Other suggestions include finding ways to remove the CO2 and other gasses from the atmosphere and thus restore a more benign balance. Planting a LOT of trees, genetically-engineered algae, who knows? That won’t hurt.
    And there are a host of small contributions that would add up over time: painting rooftops white (seriously – painting LA’s buildings white on top would have a measurable impact), and of course reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
    The fear now is that we have already passed a tipping point — the oceans are saturated beyond their ability to absorb more, for example — which means simple conservation and reduction of CO2 production, which might have worked twenty years ago, may only slow things down. We may NEED to find a way to remove CO2, or reduce the heat in the atmosphere, just to keep the climate from heading out of control.
    I do know there are proposals being made; I don’t know of any that is a silver bullet.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Just a note: “Ecologists” look at everything from chemistry, geology (plate tectonics), meteorology, biological interactions, and many other sciences to reach their conclusions. It is NOT all about CO2, or other singular components, but all combined. Then there’s that little thing called “population dynamics” of various species, including humans.

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