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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 2 days ago

    I thought Al Gore said we’d all be dead by now……..

  2. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 2 days ago

    No more water, but the fire next time… blah, blah, blah.

    I’ve asked before about the costs of going along with the drastic measures demanded by Global Hot Air folks, vs. the costs of keeping our houses warm & our cars bigger than a refrigerator. I got something from a biased source about the costs on other places I don’t need to worry about. What is the cost to the US economy? Why should I care about people living in a swamp in Bangladesh?

  3. GreggW

    GreggW GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    Because you’re a compassionate human being? No, I guess not.

  4. zibblezoop

    zibblezoop said, 2 days ago

    ConserveGov:
    I doubt you really thought that Al Gore said we’d be dead by 2014, and you’re really just making a trolling bogus straw man argument.

    But feel free to provide a quotation and source, if you really think that Al Gore said that.

  5. John Locke

    John Locke said, 2 days ago

    The “Alarmists” have been predicting global climate disaster for decades. The “Deniers” have been watching and waiting. Nothing yet.

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    There really is global warming, the issue is how big the effects will be and when will they happen vs the bazillions of dollars it will take to make rapid improvement. The computer models have not been good at predicting the effects so far. Once those multi-million dollar homes along the coasts start getting wiped out, the rich conservatives will lean on Washington.

  7. Finsterlaine

    Finsterlaine said, 2 days ago

    @ConserveGov

    Then obviously you didn’t think very much.

  8. Finsterlaine

    Finsterlaine said, 2 days ago

    @John Locke

    There’s no “alarmism” since global warming is already taking place. No one’s been “predicting global disaster for decades” but there’s good evidence now that it will eventually happen. “Nothing yet” shows you’re not watching very closely

  9. Lexekon

    Lexekon said, 2 days ago

    Conservatives amuse me. They claim to fight for results based on individual effort, then turn around and try to arrange for their children to make NO effort through leveraged tax free inheritance. I get it, you think the things you do today will make their lives easier tomorrow. You want to help them.

    So… where are they going to live, exactly, that won’t be affected by the climate when tomorrow does come?
    That money you earned has no value if the surrounding economy collapses, and climate change is promising to make things very interesting.

  10. John Locke

    John Locke said, 2 days ago

    @Finsterlaine

    NASA’s data has documented no warming since 1998. I’m sure you can find other data. Science is always open ended or it’s not science. There are an infinity of speculative doom scenarios for the future. Since that is your bent, you have chosen one.

    And, I’m watching as closely to the weather as most people. It changes all the time and has done so for my lifetime.

  11. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 2 days ago

    @John Locke

    In most of the social sciences, empirical research requires the researchers to torture the data until it confesses. Usually, one looks for subsets of the data with statistical significance.


    In the case of the trends in the statistical data, the deniers look for subsets without statistical significance. If one can take the right number of years, back to an unusually warm year, one can find a period without statistically significant evidence of warming.


    A brilliant and innovative use of a trick to produce results that are not supported by the entire dataset. Congratulation.


    Personally, I just reject global warming because it’s based on science and math, and I reject all science and all math like any good, G_d-fearing follower of St Augustine.

  12. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Does not matter how much millions upon millions of dollars that are thrown into the concept of climate change, all of those millions upon millions of dollars isn’t going to change natural weather patterns..

    Global warming is nothing more than a scam that was thought up by someone that had figured out a way to make millions upon millions of dollars for their own personal gain..

    Gore had seemed to do really well for himself from endorsing such a scam..

  13. Mr King

    Mr King said, 2 days ago

    @John Locke

    “The “Deniers” have been watching and waiting. Nothing yet”.

    Kinda like Jim Cantore on a Florida beach, eh?

  14. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    The Earth’s climate has always been changing. Why all the sudden hysteria ? It seems more like global cooling since it snowed in NYC this week.

  15. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    We live on one planet. As numerous studies have shown, the costs of doing nothing will be higher than the costs of radical action.Moreover, it doesn’t take a genius to see that pumping pollution into the atmosphere and dumping it into the oceans and into the soil, in massive volumes, day after day for centuries, probably isn’t a smart idea in the not-so-long run.

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