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Jim Morin

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Coal fueled by Koch Industries.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    Go some place carbon neutral and have a great day.

  3. iangoodson

    iangoodson said, about 2 years ago

    Comic Relief is a UK charity – http://www.comicrelief.com/
    I don’t that they will amused by this cartoon.

  4. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 2 years ago

    Fu@# climate change debates and comic relief, let’s have a little help over here.

  5. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 2 years ago

    Yes, unfortunately they are that stupid.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 2 years ago

    Al Gore helps out in the Philippines!

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 2 years ago

    Yes russell, people really are that stupid.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    Ah, the voice of ignorance and short-sightedness. Your plane is boarding.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    You may want to tone down your posts a little bit. Many posters are seeing their posts “eliminated” by moderators. Just one of your posts mentions “baboons”, “loonies”, and “liars”. Those terms have very little to do with reasoned debate. I have never flagged anyone, but I’m not the only poster here.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    If it’s really “comic relief”, it’s gallows humor.

  11. Oak Ridge Boy61

    Oak Ridge Boy61 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    I’m pretty sure that the term Comic Relief predates the charity and is the very definition of public domain.

  12. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 2 years ago

    For those whom believe that typoons are abnormal, you are incorrect. Please do not use to support climate change.

    However where the importance comes in is

    A) Frequency
    B) Severity

    Both of which have gone up.

    likewise with AGW please do not say humans will go extinct as short of carpet bombing the world with nukes this is unlikely to occur,

    However once more a year by year shift is irrelevant to climate change as an average of 12 years, compared to the previous, I.E a full solar cycle. Which presently has shown global temperature to be rising at an increasing rate. Already CHANGING above a historical rate. At the end of the day the earth could survive a 5 C shift if it occured over 800 years. this does not remain true over 200.

    As an easy to understand metaphor

    you can be hit by a car at 10km per hour, you will likely live

    you can be hit by the same car at 100km per hour you will likely die

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Me 9970: it IS ironic that David Koch Foundation is a major contributor to NOVA programming!

    That the people of the Philippines, actually listened to the warnings, and moved out of hazard areas before the storm hit, has greatly reduced potential deaths, is quite a contrast between these “third world” folks, and the idiotic cockiness of Americans who keep their “first world” attitude of defying storms, and “nature”. Arrogance is one of Man’s deadliest traits that goes along with wealth and false security.

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    News hot off the presses from actual climate scientists:
    “A new study by British and Canadian researchers shows that the global temperature rise of the past 15 years has been greatly underestimated. The reason is the data gaps in the weather station network, especially in the Arctic. If you fill these data gaps using satellite measurements, the warming trend is more than doubled in the widely used HadCRUT4 data, and the much-discussed “warming pause” has virtually disappeared.”

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "Unvanish Michael_wme."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Unvanish Michael_wme." GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    First of all I am not a denier. Those familiar with my posts have seen that I post data, not opinion. And the data shows AGW to be true. The study mentioned in the link from motivemagus indicates that there is no recent cooling trend. That the arctic is warming is obvious. Less maximum sea ice extent, permafrost melting, etc. Since this is the region that is warming fastest, gaps in the temperature data there will cause the global warming rate to be underestimated.


    That said, I fully agree with Quipss that citing fairly singular instances of strong storms, as proof of global warming is just giving the deniers fodder for their fantasy.


    A more rational approach is to look at the data.
    Here is a good set of data on hurricanes.


    Go down to the long table and click on the header to get a plot. Generally, the plots do not show a significant trend to the eye except for the number of named storms.


    As discussed in the article, this is because of satellite data. The numbers are for The Atlantic Basin. This means that storms far out at sea which do not have an impact on land are counted now whereas they were generally unknown before satellites, and before radio.


    And then there is the following from the IPCC report:

    Current datasets indicate no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century … No robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin… In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low.


    The above quote was found on a skeptics website, but I have verified that the portions quoted are correct.

    Editorial cartoonists exagerate and inflame (both left and right). Don’t get your science from an opinion piece.

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