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Stuart Carlson

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  1. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sure. Here in North Texas, it’s July and mild and sunny with low humidity rather than the scorching and humid Julies we usually get. Tell you what, libs. You go back in time, pick the climate you’d like to have on this planet forever and then propose how tax hikes and fewer freedoms will bring that about. I could use a good laugh.

  2. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, over 1 year ago

    You would think that the words drought, flood, hurricane, heat-wave, etc. are all new words created in the past thirty years to explain climate change.

  3. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, over 1 year ago

    @jmattadams

    So long as North Texas is comfortable, the rest of the planet can go f**k itself…

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    @raycity2

    At this point nothing we can do will end it.
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    Climate change is natural, normally taking thousands of years, but natural.
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    Extinction is natural, normally taking thousands of years, but natural.
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    Mankind is merely speeding it up for a very short time, as soon as we are gone it will slow down and be natural again.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @jmattadams

    Ah, once again the “well MY backyard feels just fine therefore the rest of the world is fine too” approach to logic. It’s an approach because it does not get there.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    Who says? We made dramatic changes; lots of people are proposing ways we could make dramatic changes back. Most of the proposals may be scarier than the current state now, but we can certainly make an impact.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The idiots who believe in climate change have taken the average of every single reliable thermometer over a full decade.


    They put those averages into a statistical analysis package, and concluded that decades are getting warmer.


    Maybe not.


    There are two magic words that can challenge this observation. I have not heard ONE climate change denier use either of those words. And without those two magic words, the conclusions of the global warming lobby are irrefutable.

  8. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If anyone’s reading this during the daytime, go outside and look at that big bright yellow hot thingy in the sky. See it? Don’t look DIRECTLY at it, it’s called the SUN! Congratulations, you’ve just discovered the cause of Earth’s weather patterns!

    P.T. Barnum would make a mint today with Liberals…

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Wow, you know third grade elementary school students are laughing at you right now! MOMN!

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    So go ahead and ignore NASA scientists, NOAA scientists, and leading climate scientists from the best universities of all the world’s nations, over 97% of them! You really are low watt!

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Sorry, the GOP has no leadership besides Rush.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    I am not going to be absolutely convinced, until every last polar ice cap has completely melted into the sea, and there are continuous hurricanes.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    We’ve got to be level-headed about this!

  14. Atma

    Atma said, over 1 year ago

    CO₂ emissions are quickly heading beyond any recorded levels in the atmosphere. Where are these mythical volcanoes that have caused such dramatic rise in just 2 handfuls of decades? It’s actually not volcanoes, or even vehicles that are the biggest culprit, its conventional agriculture. The degradation of the soil it causes to release the CO₂ is normally bound in the soil. The good news is that it can be reversed fairly easily by stopping the use of toxic chemicals that kill the bacteria in the soil that is crucial to the process. Other practices such as bad management of cattle grazing that destroys grasslands has also contributed, but that can easily be reversed, too. It’s not game over, but we’re playing against Monsanto’s destructive agenda of more and more toxic chemicals and GMOs that exacerbate the agriculture degradation (not to mention our enslavement to their patented toxic ‘food’ we can’t even get labeled because they own the FDA, USDA and the White House).

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @DavidInMaine

    NO, there is still money to be made and then after we burn off the 2,795 Gigatons our collective gooses will be broiled. Looking at temperatures that would come close to the “Smithian-Spathian Thermal Maximum Interval” between the end of the Permian and beginning to middle Jurassic.
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    Disagreement with findings—
    Sun et al. (Reports, 19 October 2012, p. 366) reconstructed Permian to Middle Triassic equatorial seawater temperatures. After correct temporal positioning of their data points, their presumed trends of temperature changes, and hence their assumption of a one-to-one relationship between putative “lethally hot” seawater temperatures and a disputable equatorial “eclipse” of some organisms, are no longer supported by their data.
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    Rebuttals to the criticism——-
    Abstract

    Goudemand et al. replot a subset of our well-constrained data using a new Early Triassic biostratigraphic scheme based on a lower-resolution ammonoid zonation scheme and hypothetical ammonoid-conodont correlation to produce a less distinct seawater temperature history. We dispute their unsubstantiated correlation and, consequently, their allegations.
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    The Second Number: 565 Gigatons


    Scientists estimate that humans can pour roughly 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by midcentury and still have some reasonable hope of staying below two degrees. (“Reasonable,” in this case, means four chances in five, or somewhat worse odds than playing Russian roulette with a six-shooter.)


    This idea of a global “carbon budget” emerged about a decade ago, as scientists began to calculate how much oil, coal and gas could still safely be burned. Since we’ve increased the Earth’s temperature by 0.8 degrees so far, we’re currently less than halfway to the target. But, in fact, computer models calculate that even if we stopped increasing CO2 now, the temperature would likely still rise another 0.8 degrees, as previously released carbon continues to overheat the atmosphere. That means we’re already three-quarters of the way to the two-degree target.


    How good are these numbers?

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719page=2#ixzz2Y1xUmG8a
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    Permian–Triassic extinction event
    […]
    Researchers have variously suggested that there were from one to three distinct pulses, or phases, of extinction.591011 There are several proposed mechanisms for the extinctions; the earlier phase was probably due to gradual environmental change, while the latter phase has been argued to be due to a catastrophic event. Suggested mechanisms for the latter include large or multiple bolide impact events, increased volcanism, coal/gas fires and explosions from the Siberian Traps,12 and sudden release of methane clathrate from the sea floor; gradual changes include sea-level change, anoxia, increasing aridity, and a shift in ocean circulation driven by climate change. (Note that a sudden melting and release of methane in those same Siberian traps and frozen under water would be the push needed to take us over 2 degrees C and will happen should be continue.)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permian-Triassic_extinction_event

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