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Robert Ariail

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Welcome to the Paleocene era… The Earth’s been there done that before.

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago


    So when the climate gets really uncomfortable you won’t care, because it has happened before? That is, before there were human beings around?

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    The Paleocene Epoch brackets two major events in Earth’s history. It started with the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous, known as the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary. This was a time marked by the demise of non-avian dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles and much other fauna and flora. The die-off of the dinosaurs left unfilled ecological niches worldwide. It ended with the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. This was a geologically brief (~0.2 million year) interval characterized by extreme changes in climate and carbon cycling.

  4. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    I would imagine Enoki, as well as all of us, will be dead by the time things really go south. I say before then we really rev up our space program and get off the planet.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago


    That is the Crux of the Biscuit, right there. This is why so many people care only about today, despite the fact that they have descendants they claim to care about. “I don’t care about that; I’ll be dead before that happens.”

    But many of those same people are belly-achin’ about how we are going to leave the grandchildren with so much national debt (which is true). But then again, which will they hate us for more: leaving them with no money, or no clean air or water, and no edible food?

    The insane number of “debris fields that might lead us to the vanished Malaysian plane” should have at least opened some eyes to the fact that the ocean has been, for a good while, a garbage dump. If it was clean, there would be no hourly reports that a new debris field was found. Will we learn?

  6. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, about 1 year ago


    Just hope it’s not another Permian-Triassic event—massive methane releases from the seabed may have been one of the contributing factors to the “extinction of 83% of all genera” —hothouse effects and anoxia. Current melting of the permafrost in our arctic regions of course is releasing a lot of methane….

  7. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    According to warmist morons, water levels were supposed to already be 15 feet higher.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Every climate change ‘toon brings out the usual group of right wing scientists, testifying the sun rises in the west in it’s daily trip around the Earth.

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    “Just as I imagine you would say, she said, ’Yes, you should have.”
    Some of you people need to get over yourselves…:"
    With 20/20 hindsight and tongue-in-cheek, I would have enjoyed responding with: “No, not now, it’s too much fun not to, thanks anyway.”
    Well thanks for the laugh anyhoo. I wonder if I will ever cease to be amazed at how self-centered, self-entitled and self-important some people are.

  10. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

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    Another FAIL, church!

    Your site puts up a bogus graph and you fall for it.
    Your site provides a link to the data that WattIsStupid used.

    Looking at the Colorado graph, I see a best fit to data that shows that sea level is rising.
    (Oh, and if you really understood WattIsStupid’s graph, you would realize that your statement is false. Bozo only claims to show a decrease in the rate of increase, so even your link says you are wrong.)

    But back to the data on the Colorado site.

    In 1993, the Global Mean Sea Level value is about -8mm on the black, “best fit line”. In 2003, the value is about 25, or a change of 33 mm. In 2013, the value seems to be about 56 mm for a change of 31 mm. So sea level is rising and does not appear to be slowing down significantly. Sea level in 2013 was 63mm higher than 1993.

    Busted again…

  11. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Maybe the rise in water is because all of the snow melted. It is May, ya’ know.

  12. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    Wow! Thanks for pointing that out. Like, dude, no one would ever think of that!

    …. end sarcasm…

    Data presented at the Colorado site has “seasonal signal removed.” (and because they seem to be thorough, they have a link you can click on and see what the seasonal variation is like.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 1 year ago

    Once again hyperbole launches the finger pointing and insults.

    Yes, we will all be long gone before the worst of the change happens. I want my grandchildren to be happy and prosperous so let’s consider the facts and consequences now, then make a reasonable plan and go to work.

    It seems even those that are not convinced that our scientist are 100% accurate in the predictions – and who can blame them just look at the track record on climate change science and the proclamation of doom – see that "things are indeed different from when they were children.

    Can our contribution to greenhouse gases really have a devastating effect on the climate? Sure, over time.

    So our scientist would get your attention and point that out.

    But those that see only profit in any situation (Al Gore to name one and the UN to name another) would have you think that government regulation and taxes can solve the problem. Hogwash. Nothing government has ever done has “solved” anything. Gee, just look at all the rules and regulations we have today. Problems are just getting worse not better. And taxing the rich (carbon credits) to “pay” for third world pollution is ludicrous. It will result in an increase in carbon production since not only will the rich continue to burn things but the “underdeveloped” countries now have the ability to “develop” their industries and thus increase carbon production. As the middle class pays for it all and slowly descends into oblivion.

    So OK, our climate is changing – perhaps faster than we would like or it has done in the past – and it is up to US to stop the regular cycles of the earth? Please.

    One suggestion here is to ramp up space exploration and develop the ability to leave for greener pastures. Yep. Good idea. Reduction of the population would indeed relieve some of the stress on the environment. OR, you could just shoot every 4th person. Of course the “elite” would be spared this as they are “needed” to advance the species but the total would have to be the same. Get rid of about 2 billion folks….shoot China can do that tomorrow……

    Hey, kidding aside, if we stop calling each other nasty names and work together on:

    Space programs (ha Russia has decided that the USA need not apply for transport into space after 2020)

    Alternative energy (there are lots of alternatives but lazy people take the path of least resistance so fossil fuels are “in”)

    Population control (oh no, don’t think that a 1 child per program policy would fly in the USA so each individual would have to restrict themselves…fat chance) and I do NOT mean abortion but rather contraception/sterilization techniques. Gee, ya think the phamacy companies can figure it out?

    Put people to work solving these problems.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 1 year ago

    Here is a look at what the scientists think:


  15. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    Actually, except for madavis’ usual bile, this has been a pretty tame discussion.

    And even though I seem to be rough on church, I take time to answer his posts (and generally look at his links) because he is one of the only people on that side of the fence that seems to make an effort to look stuff up. I respect him for at least trying, but he simply has to move beyond the conservative sites. Moreover, his analysis suffers from a lack of training in how to look at scientific reports.

    Of course, he is not alone in that. Far too many on both sides of the issue lack training in how to evaluate data. Notice I emphasize training, not education or intelligence.

    In science, you get some of that training as an undergrad, but it is grad school where you apprentice and get the “hands-on” exposure to the methods of analyses and feedback from peers.

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