The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside

The Other Coast

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  1. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, over 1 year ago

    alright, this one is just dumb.

  2. Prof's hubbie

    Prof's hubbie said, over 1 year ago

    @naturally_easy

    Totally relevant, in my humble opinion.

  3. treesareus

    treesareus said, over 1 year ago

    The climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years. Attempting to blame humans because the climate is continuing to change is amusing.

  4. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @treesareus

    That’s like saying “people have been dying for thousands of years. Trying to blame bullets for killing people is amusing.” See how that doesn’t work?


    When the natural drivers of climate change – which are extensively studied – are not doing anything at the moment to make the climate warmer, but humans ARE contributing factors known to make the climate waremer (yes, greenhouse gases, I am talking about them), then it’s simple logic to look in the direction of humans.

  5. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, over 1 year ago

    Not doing anything at the moment? Volcanoes erupt, Asteroids hit. Sun heats the oceans. Nope its just man that must be blamed taxed and regulated so misguided altruists can feel they are saving the world from their kin.

  6. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago

    @treesareus

    Yep
    Changed from methane and ammonia to oxygen & nitrogen. That one only took 750 million years. Wait for it…

  7. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 1 year ago

    one thing we can count on and that is change – it just can’t stay the same.

    Mankind may have contributed to GW, but to say we did it is giving us too much importance.

  8. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Dale Netherton

    Dale, please pay attention to the next few words after the ones you quoted: “are not doing anything at the moment to make the climate warmer”. According to all the correlations in the past between solar output and Milankovitch factors, we ought to be in the middle of a long, slow mildly cooling trend right now. That is not even vaguely what we are seeing. And volcanoes contribute net cooling, due to their contributions of ash and sulfate; and asteroids big enough to significantly affect climate would, I believe, be a little bit noticeable. So these are strawmen.

    It’s a simple fact: we know that greenhouse gases affect how much IR radiation is retained in the atmosphere, or how long it is retained. And we know that human industrial activities are affecting greenhouse gases by a very large amount. What climate scientists and paleoclimate scientists and geophysicists and atmospheric scientists study is how the various complex interacting feedback processes which exist impact how much of an overall effect the changing balance of greenhouse gases has – and where it has the most and least effect, and what the effects are on local, regional and global levels. And the overwhelming majority of these scientists – and I do mean overwhelming – agree that human-driven changes are changing local, regional and global climates fast, and in some ways dangerously.


    Your blind adherence to the ideology that humans can’t change the planet, or the ideologically-driven opinion that it mustn’t be true just because it might mean that governments want to impose more regulation…this says f-all about the science, the data, and the recorded observation of the physical world.


    You are just going to have to find a way to cope with the fact that physical reality operates without caring about either your opinion or politics.

  9. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Or, the tl;dr version:

    Solar and orbital factors, and all other major drivers, predict that right now earth should be in a long, slow, mildly cooling trend. Instead, we are warming…and the only thing that is changing in that direction is the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which is largely human driven.


    Logic and evidence trump your blind belief that humans cannot change the planet, which flies in the face of all evidence.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @treesareus

    But only during the Anthropocene has the climate been changing due to human actions only.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Dale Netherton

    Volcanoes produce small temporary alterations. The sun isn’t producing sufficiently to account for the added warming, meteors have no bearing on it either way. Next?
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    Not just altruism but a need to protect our world and our species. Something their opponents don’t care about just the money.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We recovered some time ago from that last Ice Age. At our present tack we will heat the Earth so much it could delay the next expected Ice Age by up to 100,000 years. You don’t want to live in a world of green skies, no ice at the poles. Harsh doesn’t’ begin to cover the enormity of it.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @route66paul


    But we can and have been doing it. Think of a balancing rock. It takes very little force to unbalance it. That is what we are doing. Stupidly, blindly yet humans are the only species we know of who can accomplish such a dubious feat.

  14. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, over 1 year ago

    @Lynne B

    And when you discover other planets in our solar system experiencing warming and cooling in rough synchronization with the Earth, you know that it has a solar cause and not a human cause. Al Gore is lying to you because he makes a handsome profit if you believe his lies.

  15. parkerfields

    parkerfields GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You’re a little bit late. All the latest news is about how global cooling has occurred over the past few years. It pays to stay up with what’s going on.

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