Rubes by Leigh Rubin


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  1. win

    win said, over 4 years ago

    must’ve had beans for breakfast

  2. Nicole

    Nicole GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    ….Hmmm, he must have decided to take a dip….welp, guess I’ll just drink this coffee….

  3. Brandon

    Brandon said, over 4 years ago

    On this last season of Deadliest Catch, they had massive problems because there was much more ice, which lasted far, far longer than usual this previous winter and spring. But “Global Warming” which they changed to “Climate Change” is only mentioned by them when we have a string of hot days, while they hide when it’s very cold, or else tell us that if it’s hot, cold or average, it’s ALL signs of human created “Climate Change”.

  4. robolt

    robolt said, over 4 years ago

    Inundated Inuit.

  5. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Hey, guess what….it’s Summer….it gets hot. It’s that big orange bright glowy thing in the sky called the Sun and it has a thing called Solar Cycles….it happens every 11 years…the world is NOT ending because of what man is doing…..

  6. Chepi89

    Chepi89 said, over 4 years ago

    I think he had those hot buns warmer things in his pockets……

  7. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Bob, Bob ?

  8. johnmanjb

    johnmanjb said, over 4 years ago

    Northern hemisphere, no warming in well over a decade. Polar ice is actually thickening. Southern hemisphere is cooling slightly. In spite of the huge ice shelf break off in Antarctica, there has been a net gain of captured H2O (ice) across the whole of the continent.

  9. KingArthur67

    KingArthur67 said, over 4 years ago

    I see by your post you would rather make a personal attack than address the facts he states or challenge his assertions

  10. iced tea

    iced tea said, over 4 years ago

    He spoke too soon.

  11. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, over 4 years ago

    Umm… Northwest passage open for the first time in history, and northern nations fighting for rights to the new sea lanes? That bit of news doesn’t ring a bell? Rapid retreat of glaciers around the world, including at Glacier N.P.? Nothing? Highest average temperatures in recorded history? Even the climate change naysayers are generally acknowledging that the average temperature of the planet is climbing; they simply challenge the assertion that the action of mankind are accelerating the change. The thing is, nobody can say with absolute certainty whether the temperature increases are mankind’s fault. So if you’re going to bet and bet wrong, in which scenario do you stand to lose the most? If you bet that global warming is real and is caused by man, then you spend countless billions on improving technology and reducing pollution, and make some small sacrifices like reducing auto use, eating less meat, being aware of energy consumption, etc. That money, however, is not flushed down the toilet – it goes toward jobs manufacturing all of that new technology. And we’ll be more energy independent, will have reductions in other types of pollution, etc. On the other hand, if you bet that global warming is not real or is not caused by man and bet wrong, then you risk having the climate change dramatically across the entire planet. Most places will be much warmer, while some could actually be cooler (if ocean warming causes the North Atlantic Current to shift, Europe could become much cooler, as Paris is farther north than Quebec); some places will be dryer, while others will be wetter (hotter temperatures mean more evaporation and more rain) – there will be change, and that change may be too rapid for native flora and fauna to adapt. Meanwhile, many coastal areas will be underwater or more prone to flooding from storms, a devastating notion given that coastal areas tend to be heavily populated. The costs could be astronomical, and those losses will be money essentially flushed down the toilet. And as far as “vested interests” trying to sell the “hoax” of global warming, has anybody noticed that Exxon has reported earnings of over $100 million PER DAY this year? The value of companies whose bottom line would be impacted by carbon cuts is in the trillions of dollars – could it possibly be that they might have some interest in spreading some misinformation? Perhaps global warming is not something that we need to worry about – I certainly hope that that’s the case, since we’re certainly not going to actually take any meaningful actions to combat it – but if we’re going to bet, I vote that we bet on the side of taking action to reduce carbon emissions.

  12. sjpb

    sjpb said, over 4 years ago


    well written and valid points made w/o being snarky – nice!

  13. Miserichord

    Miserichord said, over 4 years ago


    You missed an option:
    Bet that climate change is not caused by man, and be right.
    Climate is still changing dramatically, but it’s not our fault.
    Develop the technology to manipulate the climate, never have to worry about it again.

    If the planet is getting too warm, reduce the solar flux by 0.5% until it cools off.
    One way would be to chuck 100kg of salt vapor into space between the earth and the sun.

    Yeah, you have to do it every day for years, but salt is cheap and plentiful, The cost is getting it there.

    It might be cheaper in the long run to build a lunar colony operating mass drivers to chuck dust clouds of lunar regolith to make a partial sunshade for Earth.

  14. myrkron

    myrkron said, over 4 years ago


    Thanks for sticking up for the truth! I don’t know where the other people get all of that false information. It is scientific consensus (a.k.a. true) that humans contribute significantly to global warming which causes climate change.

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