Tim Eagan by Tim Eagan

Tim Eagan

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  1. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Climate is always changing. Always has, always will. Get over it. But don’t try using it as an excuse to strangle industrialization.

  2. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    @pschearer

    got my vote if climate did not change how come there is oil in arabia and they are finding trees under the ice

  3. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 3 years ago

    As rapidly as possible, convert to solar and wind and geothermal electric power, AND efficiency in the use of it, including transportation. We have for about a century been using the petroleum laid down aeons ago, just burning it; that has to STOP. Petrochemicals; plastics, etc. etc. are the more appropriate use of this storehouse of real wealth.
    Plant (and nurture) a tree this month, not next (Mother Nature’s air conditioning). LA gave away a million trees, but most of them were left to die. Inefficient! When a baby is born, plant a tree-house.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @pschearer

    Well when it is the kind of industrialization that is strangling us then yes. We stop it. Only we aren’t so welcome to Hot House Earth. Nasty it will be. Most humans cannot survive it.

  5. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    How do we know that we are not just in “a natural cycle”?


    In brief:
    1. The Milankovitch cycles, known drivers of temperature trends, would currently have us in a mild cooling trend now and for the next few thousand years.
    2. Solar output and temperature trends parted ways decades ago — solar output started reducing into a small series of minima in the 70s, and temperature is still rising.
    3. Greenhouse gases have a known and chemically/physically well mapped effect on IR retention in the atmosphere anyway;
    4. And past climate change cycles, although generally driven by other causes (such as the Milankovitch cycles mentioned above) have a magnitude which cannot be explained without the greenhouse gas feedback loops. So, we know that changes in greenhouse gas levels map to “natural” changes in temperature, too.
    5. We know that industrialisation has added a considerable quantity of carbon to the atmosphere because carbon from fossil fuels has a different isotope ratio than carbon from “natural” sources, and the isotope ratio can be measured.
    6. Both backcasting and forecasting models which with primary drivers on climate, cannot explain the current temperature rises by any known mechanism except by including greenhouse gas effects.
    and
    7. Scientists can put all of those things together with real-world observation…

  6. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Is there any part of your reply which doesn’t involve jamming your fingers in your ears and singing “LALALALA I CAN’T HEEEAAARRRR YOU”…?

  7. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Why, you have declared it, therefore it must be true. Who do those dam’ scientists think they are, anyway? O_o

  8. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Facts? Eh, I thought not.

  9. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Lynne B

    Backcasting and forecasting models, eh? You put your faith in machines while damming them? That’s a pretty turn my friend…

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @jimjammer

    You are obviously feeling smart yourself now. Sure it is Science but for you it makes less sense than your Religious beliefs. Am I correct?

  11. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 3 years ago

    Albert Einstein once said that only 2 things were considered infinite – the UNIVERSE and HUMAN STUPIDITY – and they weren’t so sure about the UNIVERSE.

    Just keep dumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Another 2 degrees C and the polar ice caps will be melting faster than they are now. Half of FLORIDA will be under water (not that that’s all bad…) and all of the coral islands will be submerged, too. BUT some people will continue to have cranial-anal swapping problems… Claudius tried to order the tide not to come in, too…

  12. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 3 years ago

    oh, and jim – I wouldn’t vote for RMoney if his very LIFE depended on it.

  13. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Ron

    You seem to have multiple reading comprehension fails.


    Plus, I assure you, while I have used obscenity to express my displeasure with machines quite frequently in my life, I have never ever attempted to confine a flow of them behind an artificial barrier in order to create a controlled reservoir.

  14. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @ColoradoRon

    sigh You entirely missed the point of my comment, which was primarily punmanship.


    Aside from that: So, your neighbor in Boulder is Roger Pielke Jr.? Yes, yes, we are all terribly impressed with his qualifications, but I’m sorry, he’s an idiot. Also, he’s wrong; nobody got grants predicting a mini-ice age in the 70s. That myth has been debunked on a variety of occasions by a variety of people. It’s a standard “skeptic” zombie trope, though.


    Further: there has been no change of terminology, that’s the idiot assertion based on lack of familiarity with the scientific literature. Both terms have been in use for decades now (late 70s, at least?), and they refer to two different aspects of the same phenomenon. Specifically, “global warming” refers to the fact that the total heat content of the atmosphere is rising, and “climate change” is the result of that, given that heat content in the atmosphere does not change homogenously, and both the addition of heat the the atmosphere and the fact that the atmosphere heats unevenly drives changes in weather and long-term climate patterns.


    You know, you might consider the possibility that you don’t know as much about this as you seem to think you do.

  15. damifino59

    damifino59 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh mecry me ! We had a hurricane ! Nothing like this has ever happened before ! We should all bend over and kiss our collective a**es goodbye! Or at least give the gov’t MORE power to create a weather plutocracy. Yeah that’s it and they can appoint this silly nitwit cartoonist the weather czar.

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