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Mike Luckovich

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    So what else is new?

  2. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, 2 months ago

    Another dumb cartoon.

  3. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    @Dale Netherton

    “Another dumb cartoon.”
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    .If smart people read smart cartoons, what kind of people read dumb cartoons?

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, 2 months ago

    Protecting the climate (aside from the obvious) has other benefits.
    Solar panels will (not soon enough) become more cost effective to use in one’s home, and electric vehicles will become less expensive to own, and they are far more cost effective than gas and all that is good for the common man.

  5. Doug Stegenga

    Doug Stegenga said, 2 months ago

    liberals want people to starve AND mass genocide… now that IS new.

  6. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    It’s sometimes both amazing and amusing how people can put so much lawn fertilizer into a small comment. Here we have “genocide”, “starvation”, and “quick stop to the world’s economy”, all rolled into one nonsensical diatribe. But then again, that’s the “conservative” at heart – always envision, and predict, “total disaster”, were something to get in the way of how things “ought to be”.
    ^
    Interestingly enough, the whole world got along WITHOUT oil – petroleum products, that is – for several thousand years, before it entered upon the scene as a major “energy source”. Yet all the disasters predicted, were oil to cease being important today, didn’t happen at all. And today we have many alternatives already in use, most of them far more worthwhile, and far less responsible for damage to both the ecology and humanity in many ways as well.

  7. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, 2 months ago

    @Sharuniboy

    Quite frankly, you’re mixing apples and oranges. Yes, the world got along without oil pretty much up to the beginning of the 20th century, but since then, the abundant energy output of oil has put millions of cars on the road, and helped generate the electricity that is used by us all. I’m all for developing alternate energy, but we need to be realistic when we say that we can easily replace oil. I suggest reading Physics for Future Presidents, by Richard A. Muller, a professer at Cal Berkeley. He does a very good job of explaining the innate energy capability of each kind of energy resource.

  8. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    Not one Democrat has been able to explain why we had theses same exact temperature swings long before oil was discovered and long before we had the industries we have today

  9. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    @Genome Project

    But it the Solar Panels are too expensive for many to install on their homes

  10. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    When did Obama become a member of the GOP? He gives Big Oil lots of breaks.

  11. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 2 months ago

    @Doug Stegenga

    What are you talking about?

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    It should be noted that “Big Oil” is now big energy, as they’re hedging their bets by betting heavily, and investing in alternate energy sources. If you don’t believe it, just check out their more recent TV ads, even Exxon Mobil, and BP are trying to show how “green” they are, BP even changed their logo to a graphic flower.


    No matter what pocket you pick your energy from, you’ll find they’ve been picking it first.

  13. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    As one reads along over time, one can begin to wonder, just a bit, how humanity managed to get this far along, what with all the “disasters”, IF “this”, or “that”, or “whatever”, didn’t manage to remain the “first and foremost” in importance. Which is not really a matter of “apples and oranges”. Rather, it is an attempt to differentiate between the use of “scare tactics” and “alternative development”. And, insofar as human history be concerned, “alternative development” has managed to come out ahead every time.
    ^
    Now, anyone can pick a particular favorite “this”, “that”, or “whatever”; and claim that a large portion – if not the whole – of “civilization”, OF THAT DAY AND AGE, depends upon it – “civilization” here simply being a form of shorthand for all the economic/social/political/cultural structure OF THE DAY AND AGE. And, having made such choice of favorite, and claims concerning its importance, one can offer predictions on the future.
    ^
    In general, the “conservative” seems to see nothing but “disaster ahead”, if his/her choice doesn’t “come first”. And, additionally, the “conservative” also seems to always want to blame the “liberal/progressive” for such “disaster” – or at least claim that the “liberal/progressive” WANTS, or SEEKS such “disaster”, because that person does not choose the “conservative” favorite, or foresee the kind of “disaster” the “conservative” envisions.
    ^
    It now appears that humanity has been around for a rather goodly number of decades – even millennia – more than such as mythology books might fantasize, or superstitious ignorance grasp as simple fact. And, while “disaster” does appear in history, rarely if ever has such “disaster” been a matter of coming to the end of a particular “this”, “that”, or “whatever” as a major part of human civilization’s ever-forward movement. Indeed, the “disasters” seem to have become more matters of mythological consequences for “violations” of mythological “rules and regulations”, which MYTHS become predominant “this”, “that”, or “whatever” for future generations/civilizations.
    ^
    All anyone can try to do is point out that NEITHER “myth” nor “object/resource”, as chosen “this”, “that”, or “whatever” is either final, or “fatal”; since alternative developments are always both existent and available.

  14. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, 2 months ago

    @Sharuniboy

    First, I would point out that I’m not a conservative. Second, I am not a Malthusian(who are, actually mostly progressives), either, by any stretch of the imagination. the statement I made about apples and oranges still applies. The world’s population in 1800 was 1 billion. By 1900, it was about 1.7 billion. It is now over 7 billion. At no time in human history has population growth parabolically expanded like now(note that most scientists believe it will rise to about 11B and then come back to a steady state at 9B). At the same time, first coal, then oil has made energy cheap, thus we have a confluence of population and energy use that has actually never been seen before. There is no parallel to this in history. Having said that, I am by no means objecting to alternative energy, I’m actually all for it, and as the market shifts to make it viable, it will slowly take over. What I’m not in favor of is government actually enforcing some market initiative that will result in more damage than it’s worth. BTW, I favor ending subsidies to oil companies, just like I favor ending subsidies to all business.

  15. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    Big oil is what America runs on. IDIOTS.

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