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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Because it’s not too late to stop the glaciers from retreating. All we need is more snow. So all we need is more atmospheric water vapor. So all we need is more sun or warmer seas. So all we need is global warming. This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius. The dawn of understanding can’t be far behind.

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 2 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    And how would all that vapor condense again? And how would it help prevent the north pole from melting, irrevocably lowering the earth albedo and speeding up our destruction? Oh, and i guess vapor also will prevent the huge methane deposits in Russia’s tundra to become gaseous and give us the final push towards the 9th circle of heck…

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Earth’s climate has swung repeatedly between warm periods and ice ages during its history. In the current climate the gain of the positive feedback effect from increased atmospheric water vapor is well below that which is required to boil away the oceans. Climate scientist John Houghton has written that “[there] is no possibility of [Venus’s] runaway greenhouse conditions occurring on the Earth”. However, climatologist James Hansen disagrees. In his Storms of My Grandchildren he says that burning coal and mining shale oil will result in runaway greenhouse on Earth.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaway_greenhouse_effect

  4. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Jump!

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Wait a second…Congress came from ACME??
    NO WONDER it doesn’t work!

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    Love the cartoon. Didn’t both of these men study Law?
    Meep Meep.
    I do hope there is good faith negotiation happening behind closed doors. I heard Boehnor asked that McConnall, Reid, and Pelosi be kept out of the negotiations.
    I was really hoping both parties would put new blood in the top posts in order to show good faith and start on fresh pages. But I was also hoping Mr. Boehnor would put a person who had studied science on the Science Committee, then there’s the other committee chairs, I can’ believe out of over 250 people, those are the best minds to oversee those committees and decide who will and will not be seen., But that’s a different cartoon i guess.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, about 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    9th circle of heck. What a concept! And “albedo” in the same post? I think I’m in love!

  8. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    OBVIOUSLY, if we were able to stop global warming, it would DOUBTLESS become too cold to grow crops. Just like it was continuously, in the last couple of centuries before industrialization and fossil fuel exploitation began. And OBVIOUSLY those scientists went into the fabulously lucrative field of science in order to make themselves rich, so they are DOUBTLESS making up all this global warming stuff.

  9. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    The climate issue has nothing to do with the Earth’s position relative to the sun. What scientists are looking at are growing factors like the increasing rise in ocean temperatures. The Arctic has lost more ice this year than ever before due to a rise in the ocean temperature.
    Also, as the upper levels of the ocean heat up, less phytoplankton is able to grow. Not only does this affect the ocean food chain, it also limits the ocean’s ability to absorb CO2, pushing it back into the atmosphere. Since we are also losing rainforests and increasing our CO2 production, we are approaching a tipping point, which may cause a global climate shift.
    Natural climate change, which takes several centuries to milennia to occur, gives species and humans time to adapt to the changes. A rapid shift, such as we are experiencing, can result in sudden extinctions, as well as humans not being able to provide enough food due to a sudden need to change farming practices or locations.
    Looking out your window and saying “Still looks fine to me” is not science. I’m sure you will be one of the first to complain when food prices skyrocket because our government ignored the facts and did nothing to prevent or prepare for a climate shift.

  10. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Fourcrows

    “Mr.” Ima’s mind is a man made disaster—-another Dust Bowl—-

  11. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Fuuny how you use the deniers argeument to try and make yours. Who funds the 5% of climatologists (meaning 95% do not agree with them) who say global warning is not real? The Koch brothers. Why do they do this? Because regulations to fight global warning would cost them money. Ima says the scientists want money so they make up data. Yes Yes those damn scientists and thier greedy nature, I mean why else does someone become a scientists. its all about the cash and the millions they make, those greedy greedy fact checkers. You are REALLY reaching now Ima, how truely funny!!!!

  12. mshefler

    mshefler said, about 2 years ago

    Based on my understanding of the data and the science, I estimate that the probability of Earth becoming like Venus – 10%, of the extinction of 90% of living species – 50%, including man – 40%, of the end of civilization – 99% within the next 200 years.

  13. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    Umm…… Who demonizes the successful? Come on, you know his name.

  14. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 2 years ago

    The repubturds are a cartoon of reality…so what is new.

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