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Mike Luckovich

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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    9,135 of 9,136 scientists published in peer-reviewed journals in the last year agree that global warming is happening and it is largely caused by humanity.
    In 2013, there were 10,885 peer-reviewed climate articles. Only TWO reject man-made warming.
    James Lawrence Powell, a geochemist, compiled the results. He makes his data available, and provides links (links to his pages are below). His conclusions:

    1. There a mountain of scientific evidence in favor of anthropogenic global warming and no convincing evidence against it.
    2. Those who deny anthropogenic global warming have no alternative theory to explain the observed rise in atmospheric CO2 and global temperature.
    These two facts together mean that the so-called debate over global warming is an illusion, a hoax conjured up by a handful of apostate scientists and a misguided and sometimes colluding media, aided and abetted by funding from fossil fuel companies and right wing foundations.
    On the one side, we have a mountain of scientific evidence, on the other, ideology and arm-waving. On that basis, we are endangering our grandchildren’s future and pushing humanity toward the destruction of civilization.

    http://www.jamespowell.org/index.html
    (http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/01/08/why-climate-deniers-have-no-scientific-credibility-only-1-9136-study-authors-rejects-global-warming)
    http://www.jamespowell.org/resources/2013piechartBYRed2.png
    http://www.jamespowell.org/index.html

  2. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, over 2 years ago

    Global warming is a simp[le misnomer. It may get warmer year to year in some places and colder in others as we witnessed this winter in North America. If it were so settled why the change in description to climate change? This is not settled and simply claiming it is is much like the Malaysian declaration regarding flight 370.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Gorebal Warming and Manbearpig are real! Just ask Al Gore! He’s serial, or cereal, or something like that…

  4. bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, over 2 years ago

    Religious people believe in God in spite of a complete lack of evidence for his existence because the really, really WANT to believe. Climate change deniers don’t believe in it in the face of mountains of evidence because they DON’T WANT to believe.

  5. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 2 years ago

    @bernardgarner

    no it because we were taught in science that the earth goes through natural periods of higher temps and mini ice ages long before man industrialized. this was before science was sold to the highest bidder but the Man Made Climate change groups deny this and the possibility that this is part of those cycles.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    “…we were taught in science…” Learning doesn’t stop science now teaches us that man has accelerated changes.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    “The rate of change today is in the order of hundreds of years…Think about it”

    No thank you, the implications do not bear thinking about, imagine the consequences of such a scenario.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    I’m sure that the Permian extinction event was man caused CO2 too… After all, that happened like 5,000 years ago just before the Great Flood Noah rode out… At least according to Creationists…

  9. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 2 years ago

    @Joadtom

    Exactly what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

    And if that question has you puzzled, then for sure you’re younger than I am.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    LOL!

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    @Dale Netherton

    Please read my post.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    Please read my post.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    You are not correct. Climate scientists point to this being an unnatural warming precisely because it is not aligned with natural cycles.
    And please read my note above.

  14. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Ya gotta wanna, Martens. Arguing with those who deny the validity of empirical data is tough, because they have another motive or agenda behind the obstinacy – or just plain believe what they are told, by those who put commercial or political interests above all other considerations.
    .
    Enoki isn’t stupid, so there’s some other reason for the obstinancy.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    There are easily enough reasons for stopping the burning of fossil fuels without even bringing Rapid Global Climate Changes into the picture at all.


    Two major reasons are: (1) Both oil and coal are far too precious a commodity to just burn up into the
    atmosphere. Oil is the basis for our entire civilization, it is used as the major lubricant in keeping our industrial machinery running smoothly. It is used as the major coolant in machining processes. It is the entire basis of the petro chemical industry and plastics. It is even used in medicines and fertilizer for the food industry. It is not called black gold for no reason, and it is not renewable. So just burning it up into the atmosphere for just energy and transportation when there are other means for accomplishing those activities, is just plain stupid!!


    And behind door number two, is the fact that burning oil and coal up into the atmosphere pollutes that atmosphere in ways that are every bit as destructive to human beings as Rapid Global Climate Change is. In fact, one of the major causes of lung diseases in humanity is that very pollution of the atmosphere by the burning up of fossil fuels!


    And those reasons are every bit as dangerous to humanity now (and even more in the future) as the increased CO2 is in generating Rapid Global Climate Change. But I certainly do not expect the deniers of the one to even address the others anyway!!

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