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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 14 days ago

    Notice: This cartoon not available to Florida residents, by order of the governor.

  2. t s

    t s said, 14 days ago

    Ha!! Not in Texas or California!!

  3. scubaeqhp

    scubaeqhp said, 14 days ago

    Yeah, from nearly nothing to just above nearly nothing.

  4. agrestic

    agrestic said, 13 days ago

    @braindead08

    It is also banned in North Carolina, by order of the state legislature.

  5. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 13 days ago

    @agrestic

    OK, now tell me that avatar doesn’t look female.


    And no fair changing it after my post.

  6. agrestic

    agrestic said, 13 days ago

    @scubaeqhp

    You apparently have not been paying attention, don’t have a sense of ocean dynamics, and/or do not appreciate the idea of cumulative effects. For instance, Miami is already experiencing more and worse flooding that cannot be attributed to local weather conditions alone. We’re also looking at losing the enormous Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica in the next five years. While the shelf’s disintegration itself won’t appreciably directly influence sea levels, since it’s already on the water, the disintegration will allow a speeding up of the huge glaciers behind it flowing into the sea. Which will speed the rise of sea levels even more.


    TL;DR: your pollyannaish snark is wrongheaded and ignorant. Or maybe you’re just hoping to distract folks so you have more places to dive?

  7. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 13 days ago

    faster than previously thought? is that what they really said? it was all a big guess? come on, people… no wonder you have skeptics out there when you use that kind of language. kind of like the himalayas are melting slower than previously thought.

  8. agrestic

    agrestic said, 13 days ago

    @braindead08

    My avatar indeed currently looks female. (And will probably eventually change, because that’s how I roll.) And yours looks a lot like Albert Einstein.

  9. agrestic

    agrestic said, 13 days ago

    @louieglutz

    The consensus is and has been that the sea levels are rising appreciably, and that this has been accelerating. The nature of science is to work towards higher and higher precision, with better and better methods. By your logic, astronomers aren’t to be trusted because Copernicus didn’t instantly pin down the distance from the Earth to the Sun.


    By the way, the Himalayas are made out of stuff like granite, and thus are not melting. Their glaciers, however, are. The overall local slowdown is actually a result of global warming, which results in more precipitation in the Karakorum region, mostly in the form of snow, which feeds the glaciers.


    On the other hand, glaciers throughout the rest of the world are shrinking rather rapidly. So don’t mistake a single local region’s conditions for the entire globe. That would be like looking at Boston in February while ignoring that they’ve added new colors to weather maps in Australia to account for record-breaking heat.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 days ago

    @agrestic

    Hey, I’m still embarrassed about believing you were female — in print.


    Yeah, Albert is one of my compatriot dead brains. Plus, it makes my posts easy to spot in long thread.

  11. liesdamnliesandstatistics

    liesdamnliesandstatistics said, 12 days ago

    @t s

    Really? Do you not see a difference in water from rising sea levels and rain? Do you not understand that the same overheating and misuse of resources that causes drought causes sea levels to rise? Are you simply that unaware, or do you just not care for ideas different from your preconceptions?

  12. agrestic

    agrestic said, 12 days ago

    @braindead08

    No need to feel embarrassed, because it’s quite possible I am female. Or even something else. There are just some folks who are very concerned with how I identify gender-wise (you’re not one of them), and I’d rather keep that identity fluid here.


    And I do like your Albert avatar. He was a good dude.

  13. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, 9 days ago

    Is this a recurring nightmare you have frequently?

  14. agrestic

    agrestic said, 9 days ago

    @Illegal Seagull

    Who are you addressing?

  15. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 9 days ago

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2015/05/19/updated-nasa-data-polar-ice-not-receding-after-all/2/

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