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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Before anyone goes off about “no warming for umpteen years”, let me point out that is ONE indicator, average surface air temperature, that has been sort of flat recently. Most of the other indicators are still changing as expected (or dreaded), and the average surface air temperature is due for an upward jump.

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    (But when that jump happens, these folks will simply switch their focus to some other indicator that is in a short-term lull…)

  3. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Global warming would be greater right now if it weren’t for the particulates (air pollution) from Asia.

  4. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    …and THAT is the attitude shared by congress

  5. dodjed

    dodjed GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Not funny and not really true

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    We had almost no hurricanes last year and this one has turned out to be mild, even Sandy was just a big storm. The ice cap is back but you can’t tell anything from one isolated statistic.

  7. Markhop53

    Markhop53 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh praise the almighty Global Warming. May we find refuge from refuse as we walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Gore and deny not the faith of rising temperatures. May we be forgiven for our consumption trespasses as we forgive not those that trespass with petroleum consuming automobiles. May Prius kingdom come in other garages as in mine and may the faith of human climate change continue forever and ever. Amen

  8. Alc7

    Alc7 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Does the lower number of hurricanes invalidate the rest of the premise?

  9. notsooldguy

    notsooldguy said, almost 3 years ago

    @Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Asian particulate pollution? Is there evidence for this? I’ve often wondered whether the massive effort to clean up particulate emissions in the US and Europe over the last 40+ years actually accelerated the warming trend.

  10. Alex Rorke

    Alex Rorke said, almost 3 years ago

    @Randy_B

    When the upward jump happens, they will switch channels, turn the AC up and make their own climate in their living-room. If the electricity fails, they will blame the politicians from the other party.

  11. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    2012 was a record low year for Arctic ice area surviving the summer melt. 2013’s Arctic ice area was 50% larger, but still the sixth-lowest on record. So no, not “more ice now than before” unless “before” only goes back to the record-low year of 2012.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    How could you forget to include Tigger’s weather oracle?

  13. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s a whole lot of random crap from biased sites with highly inflammatory “interpretations”, most of which turn out later to be entirely wrong. (Not the science, the particular interpretations.) See
    this to start with.

  14. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “If it hadn’t have been for stopping the CFC’s back in the late 1970’s it would be many times worse today. It gave us some breathing room, but that is all.”

    “No, the CFCs would have helped things. Since there is no way to do the experiment, my conclusion is just as likely as yours.”
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    You’re trying to make “I don’t know everything” equivalent to “I don’t know anything”. That’s a false dilemma, also called the fallacy of the excluded middle. That’s not how science works; there’s a continuous range of probabilities, and they’re usually conditional.

    We know that CFCs are greenhouse gases, and can test them against each other and against other atmospheric gases and determine which would have more warming effect. Unless you’re denying the existence of the atmospheric greenhouse effect?

  15. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 3 years ago

    After all, we’re such a pathetically small and weak species that nothing we do could possibly affect this huge planet, could it?

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