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Tim Eagan

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  1. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 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, almost 2 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, almost 2 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. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If you don’t think a human can change climate, get in your old car in your garage and keep the garage door closed and run the engine. I think you’ll definitely notice a difference in the immediate climate (just before you pass out and die). With 6 billion people and burning more fossil fuels every day, the earth is merely a much bigger garage. The result will eventually be the same.

  5. ColoradoRon

    ColoradoRon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    There is no evidence that what people see as climate change is not just a natural variation in the cycles of weather that have always occurred. Does that mean we shouldn’t be good stewards of the earth. No! We have a responsibility to husband and manage the environment and our natural resources.

    The real motive behind Global Warming is to further enslave humans to the mandates and whims of government control. It is all about taxation, regulation and control. They wrap it up in a pretty bow of “feel good socialism”, just like they are doing with universal health.

    Open your eyes – government is not the answer.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 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.

  7. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 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…

  8. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Man made climate change is a lie,

  9. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @jimjammer

    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”…?

  10. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @mdavis4183

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

  11. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @TimeWeaver

    Facts? Eh, I thought not.

  12. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 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…

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 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?

  14. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I thought panel 4 was an exaggeration, then I looked at the comments.

    Anyway:

    Level 1 Climate Change Denial: denying it’s happening at all. Sometimes called Short Bus Level.

    Level 2 Climate Change Denial: acknowledge its happening, but not that its manmade.

    Level 3 Climate Change Denial: acknowledge its happening and manmade, but try to spin it as a good thing. (see The Greening of Planet Earth)

  15. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, almost 2 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…

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