The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside

The Other Coast

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  1. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, about 3 years ago

    alright, this one is just dumb.

  2. treesareus

    treesareus said, about 3 years ago

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

  3. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    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.

  4. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, about 3 years 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.

  5. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago


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

  6. route66paul

    route66paul said, about 3 years 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.

  7. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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.

  8. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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.

  9. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, about 3 years 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.

  10. parkerfields

    parkerfields GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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.

  11. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    False; we are only in a cooling trend according to denialist spin, not according to the data. The trend of atmospheric temperature flattens over the last 15 years only because much of the heat is currently going into the oceans, something which the IPCC makes clear in their state of play. In short, you are not looking at the science; you are looking at a media illusion.

  12. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Arctic ice ISN’T coming back, for a start. And no, the science is quite clear that it is not to our benefit.. You seem to be taking the tack that whatever you believe in must be real, without fact-checking that.

  13. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Except that “other planets are warming too” is one of those myths that just won’t die, despite its untruth.

    I don’t give a toss what Al Gore does or doesn’t do or say; he’s irrelevant, and it’s only the right-wing denialists who think they can make the entire issue about one aging fat politician, and can make the issue go away by making fun of the one man. That’s delusional, and seriously, nobody else cares – this is your obsession, not mine. I’m more interested in actual evidence, and I’ve been following the science on this one for a couple of decades now.

  14. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The earlier warm periods were not “widely acknowledged to be warmer than today”, except in the minds of those who don’t bother reading the science. Seriously, you haven’t yet come up with anything which hasn’t been debunked a million times already; this gets old.

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