Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

Comments (9) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 2 years ago

    It’s easier to villify and dismiss your opponets as kooks than it is to actually address their questions, arguments, positions. Matt is taking this low road in his illustration.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Go back to Dasmann, 1955, as he describes, yes, the cooling in Northern Europe, and the man-caused heating and drought in the Mediterranean and North Africa, and on a regional scale you will see “climate change”, that is now world-wide. Changes in laws and practices HAVE changed the models, but Anthropogenic CLIMATE CHANGE, and yes ""warming" IS REAL, and very definable.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 2 years ago

    ZING!

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    A lack of precipitation would result in localized atmospheric warming from a lack of free water to convert heat energy in to kinetic energy by the state change of water from liquid to vapor. Such a measurable atmospheric heating would be indicative of a lack of atmospheric vapor sufficient to maintain fresh water supplies, and might be a sign of colder ocean water rather than any generalized global warming. That is the power of statistics. One may have a firm grasp of the Truth without any real glimmering of the underlying facts.
    Of course, nobody would ever be so unscrupulous as to take advantage of the ignorance of others by citing statistics to cause them alarm and drive them to a desired decision that they would not otherwise ever consider.

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The Kochs are unscrupulous!

  6. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, about 2 years ago

    Whether you choose to believe climate warming or not isn’t the issue. It’s whether we can afford financially to make the necessary changes to limit the damage. So far the price for the limited amount of temperature change we can make given the development of the third world makes anything we do relatively futile.

  7. 20watt

    20watt said, about 2 years ago

    Do I have this right? The premise of the cartoon appears to be that climate change skepticism is aligned with IQ. So people with higher intelligence are more skeptical of climate change?

  8. Baslim the beggar hears from They Who Must Be Obeyed, "Explanations! What Explanations? We don' gotta explain nothin!"

    Baslim the beggar hears from They Who Must Be Obeyed, "Explanations! What Explanations? We don' gotta explain nothin!" GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    Lots of talk, but the data is that the oceans are warming, not just the atmosphere.
    See here

    In the same site, you can find data that sea level continues to rise. That is from primarily from warming of ocean water.

    As for the decrease in water vapor, I am not finding much evidence that is completely trustworthy. For example, NASA satellite data shows an increase in water vapor up to 1998, and then it levels off. This is cited as being a factor in why warming has not increased. However, apparently some of the sensors failed at about that time. So, it makes the conclusion uncertain.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    Data? Facts? Evidence? No.
    I see lots of data the other way, that AGW is real and happening now.
    Your interpretation on Davies’ thinking is completely fictional.

  10. Refresh Comments.