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Robert Ariail

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    yeh that pesky greenhouse Gas H2O , Here in Ohio I can not remember a cooler summer so far.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Glad you’re cool, Clown, now about those hundreds of record high temperatures around the country for the last two years, drought still in Texas, and floods right next door to drought areas, but of course, no climate change.

  3. Bdawgfl

    Bdawgfl said, over 1 year ago

    There is no question about “if” climate change happens. it is about who is the cause. The geologic record shows us that it has been happening constantly more the entire history of the earth. Long before we were here, and long after we are gone it will continue. Droughts in TX are not uncommon http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ybd01 and should not be treated as if they are something new to advance an agenda. As far as record temps…the fact that there has been higher than normal (normal being what we have observed as normal in the last 50 years of modern instrumentation) solar activity recently surely has nothing to do with it.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    In the USA, we are blessed with a wide variety of environments from rain forests to wetlands, mountains to deserts, but other countries are not so lucky. Samoans, Bangladeshis, and many others who live in low lying islands or coastlines are seeing these changes nearly daily. Some island gov’ts are already looking for countries who will take them in when their islands are no longer viable.
    Harleyquinn’s posting saddens me as it has the tone of one who says, I’m fine so why worry.
    I worry because even though I’m fine, I see what is happening to my neighbors in Arizona, Colorado, and too many other locals in my country, and because the news sources I use inform me of my neighbors with whom I share this planet.
    An old proverb goes – “Be careful how you treat folks on your way up, because they are the same ones you’ll meet on your way down.”
    I hope those who deny climate change are right. I hope I never have a fire in my house. But I still have a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher. Isn’t simply wisdom to be prepared.
    I hope Mr. Quinn is not mocking those who are actually experiencing the effects of this climate ‘anomaly’ simply because he is comfortable. That would be neither civil, or respectful. Perhaps his neighborhood has some room for those who are being displaced by rising sea levels.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Bdawgfl

    Bdawgfl said, over 1 year ago

    Constantly more was supposed to read constantly for.

  6. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 1 year ago

    The global warming folks changed their turn once people started calling them out when we had the record cold. Now they call it climate change and blame anything out of the norm on either end of the scale as the fault of human activity.

  7. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    Global warming means ships can navigate (nagivate?) over the north pole and bypass the Panama canal.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @rpmurray

    It’s both. The temperature of the Earth is rising overall (global warming), This causes disruptions in local weather and temperature (climate change).

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    Thank you Genome,
    That was just a little bit of awesome. The comments made it even better. I knew Fleetwood Mac had done blues before the 80s pop switchover, and I had Genesis albums long before Peter Gabriel left, but I was not aware that Little Feat had done songs like THAT. Any blues lovers out there needs to hit that link. Brain Tunes.
    Gratefully,
    C.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Okay, one more (or last) time. The myth of Noah has been impossible based simply on the volume of water on the planet, and in the atmosphere, and the height of mountain ranges such as the Rockies, Himalaya, and even the Ozarks that existed at the supposed time. Such is the fact that plate tectonics had a lot to do, over millions of years, with some of those climate changes deniers use as “argument”.


    Anthropogenic climate change was documented well in the 1950’s, with regard to cooling in Northern Europe due to coal burning, and warming and drying in North Africa and the Mediterranean due to overgrazing and destruction of forests, by man. Laws changed, and thus, so did climate models, but the changes are now global, not just regional, and Man is still the biggest change factor.


    The poisoned oceans, filled with garbage and debris that is thick even in the deepest reaches, and the chemical changes of those vast bodies of water, ARE the result of human activity on a massive, and industrialized scale, of over seven billion “contributors”. IF there were seven billion lions, or giraffes, or elephants on the planet, would we notice they had an impact? You betcha!

  11. Odin

    Odin GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Neptune above ground..

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    CO2, deforestation, asphalt and concrete, cityscapes replacing farmlands, tall buildings that actually change wind and weather patterns, cloud seeding that drops snow for skiers, but brings drought on the lee side of the mountains, massive mining operations that remove mountains, tar sands production that changes drastic area of landscape, and releases methane and other “products”, oil drilling that pollutes oceans and yes, the Gulf of Mexico (are in excess of natural seep impacts), and the constant unreported spills that occur off African coasts; on and on, there are LOTS of anthropogenic cause of climate change, and other environmental impacts from seven BILLION people “doing their thing”.


    Then of course there’s Noah’s sons “looking upon his nakedness” and bringing on an entire different realm of insanity, blame, and persecution of “others”. Yes, Genesis was the genesis of a lot of human insanity.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Our air is only 16% oxygen onguard, why not go for 100% nitrogen, or even 99%?

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    One must be so elitist to assume that a large block of one’s fellow citizens are not “smart enough to comprehend” a particular scientific hypothesis.

    Of course, one never remembers that the earth’s climate has been hotter and colder than it is now, that no one really knows what the optimum climate for human habitation is, that as the climate changes one area becomes less suitable but another becomes better suited, that the major contributor to greenhouse gases (CO2 is just one of many) is still a natural one and not man made.

    Still, it would behoove us to monitor human contribution and regulate ourselves. Certainly a finite source of energy should be replaced with better and cleaner alternative (when you can find one).

    And please, stop denigrating one group of people while your proponents of man made climate change are still burning thousands of gallons of carbon heavy jet fuel, burning several mansions electrical monsters at the same time without a single thought about their carbon footprint.

    So tell me, what about this?

    http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/06/15/forget-the-temperature-plateau-earth-undergoing-global-cooling-since-2002-climate-scientist-dr-judith-curry-attention-in-the-public-debate-seems-to-be-moving-away-from/

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/04/29/russian-scientists-say-period-of-global-cooling-ahead-due-to-changes-in-the-sun/

    http://chemtrailsplanet.net/2013/01/13/nasa-warns-earth-may-be-entering-a-period-of-global-cooling/

    But I’m just an ignorant conservative that isn’t " smart enough to comprehend" the climate change hypothesis.

  15. Bryan Woolman

    Bryan Woolman GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It is climate change, not global warming. Man uses science and math to measure what he cannot understand. Tools that change with the political wind. True hot air.

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