Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 1 year ago

    The ice is growing, and was at the south pole even when they pointed to a reduction at the north, the polar bears are growing in population, there has been no significant warming in about 15 years, the GW gurus lied and were caught plotting to deceive people with their absurd pseudo science (one nearly committed suicide over it), even the GW nutcases have lately admitted the sun is responsible for much more of the earths temp changes than they (the followers of the GW religion), their big glacier study was shown to be based on faulty or even fraudulent data, the big political pushers of this pseudoscience are massive hypocrites with their jets, their mega-mansions, and their hummers, CO2 is only a small part of the supposed greenhouse gases in the environment (water vapor is the major player, controlled primarily by the ocean), and humans are responsible for only a small percentage of that along with the fact that is is NOT a pollutant to begin with, and only a complete and utter fool still buys into anthropogenic GW.

  2. D PB

    D PB said, about 1 year ago

    Most Excellent . . . .

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @exoticdoc2

    Check into changes in polar bear diet due to the decreases in the North Pole Ice Cap. Their numbers have remained stable since 2001, maybe increased. Of course, some of this may be due to decreased hunting/poaching. Nevermind that, though. I don’t expect you’ll do the research.

    Warming has not stopped in the last 15 years. Atmospheric warming has slowed much like the budget deficit. It’s amusing that conservatives brag about one & deny the other.

    Ocean warming has still been increasing, despite the slowdown in atmospheric increase:



    There is some agreement that non-human causes may be contributing to global warming, but the overwhelming majority of climate scientists agree that human activity is the largest factor. A reasonable person can argue about what we should do about that given the economic costs. Only fools & the paid researchers of fossil fuel industries claim that we are not accelerating global warming.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    But but that hockey stick got Al Gorey a Nobel prize and 18 mill when he cashed out of the carbon shake down racket.

  5. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @cubefarmer

    _ I even saw one “scientist” showing off_

    Yet, posting a link is too much for you.

  6. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @cubefarmer

    So basically, you are willing to deny simple facts even when they are staring you in the face, and accuse the person presenting you with facts of “ideology.”


    I wish I could say this was surprising, but mostly I’m unsurprised.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    What also bothers me about the denier types is that they seem to be saying that burning more fossil fuels with all the other resultant pollutants is somehow a good thing? To me at least there are plenty of other reasons besides Rapid Global Climate Changes to stop such burning!

    Oil and coal are far too important a commodity to our civilization (think of the importance of plastics alone) to just burn it up into the atmosphere ( thus polluting the atmosphere). Just what are future human civilization(s) here on the Earth supposed to do when we actually do start to run out of these materials?

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    Suppose a known fundamentalist posted a graph showing successful attempts at magic by believers versus nonbelievers and the success rate among believers ran more than 10:1 success over nonbelievers.
    Suppose this research was supported and approved by 98% of the upper echelon of his church.
    Now do you believe in magic or are you going to call foul on his researched graph?
    .
    This is a much closer analogy than you are willing to accept.

  9. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 1 year ago

    ^^^The point being……..GW is a progressive political scam to steal money from producers. It is a looters racked that funds itself, the worse the “projections” are, the more money is needed to stave off the worlds demise. Nice gig if you can get it. Progressive suckers.

  10. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @cubefarmer

    I completely agree. That graph has temperature data from thousands of thermometers averaged over each year. I believe that adding up numbers and then dividing is sinful. All math is sinful. All data are sinful. Stick to what we know: Every summer, it gets warmer, and every winter it gets colder. That is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.


    Of course, it I did believe in data, I could download all those thermometer readings and stick them into Excel and see for myself, but I think downloading data and using Excel are both sinful, so I’d never do that.

  11. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Ms Benson has an excellent point.


    In August, there was 60% more ice in 2013 than in 2012. Of course, if one goes day by day comparing ice and takes the greatest difference, one gets MUCH better results than taking the standard: minimum ice for the year and comparing (usually on slightly different days in September). If one compares the minimum, there was 50% more ice in 2013 than in 2012. At this rate, increasing by 50% every year, ice will soon cover the entire earth, a conclusion that many see as obvious and correct. I’m sorry, I should have said the ice is clearly increasing by 60% a year, not the lowball 50% figure.


    Of course those climate scientists foolishly point out that the ice in 2012 was the lowest in recorded history, and say 2013 was a ‘regression to the mean’, which shows every normal observer that those so-called scientists are just a bunch of meanies.

  12. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    “Regression to the mean”.

    I thought I should mention that again, because it is important.

    -—-

    Why do you American love to politicise this global issue and treat it like it was part of your local political ideology?

  13. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 1 year ago

    1. Accurate graph and usage. (That’s solid science.)

    2. Accurate depiction of the perception of so-called “skeptics”. (That’s merely my opinion.)

  14. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, about 1 year ago

    I suggest you all set up a cruise next summer. It can do the NorthWest passage for the first time ever!

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    Global warming seems to have stabilized at 0.565ºC/1.02ºF (year on year average) over the the last 11 years. “The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces during April was the 13th highest on record for April, at 57.64°F (14.22°C) or 0.94°F (0.52°C) above the 20th century average. The margin of error associated with this temperature is ±0.14°F (0.08°C).” (Numbers courtesy of NOAA)

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