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Tom Toles

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  1. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Global conferences sponsored by ?

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    As Tom knows, excuses won’t save us, or offer refuge. As life arose from the seas, so we poison our sustaining force, and retreat. The land also rose from the depths, such locale as Denver and the Himalaya were once below seas, tectonic movements, that other component of long term climate change as well, are nothing to the quake that is human activities, careless and extreme the the pursuit of “riches”, crushing the life of the land, and the seas.

  3. GreggW

    GreggW GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    The most frightening line in “Soylent Green” isn’t you know what, but “The fish are all gone.”

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 4 hours ago

    Years ago, when pollution of The Great Lakes was a major issue, Herblock drew a cartoon about it that I particularly remember. Regulations were finally going into place to forbid using the badly polluted Lakes as industrial sewers. So Herblock drew his standard overfed Industrialists shoving their waste into the ocean., instead, saying, “It’s a big ocean.” Herblock’s standard Citizen objects, saying, “But those were big lakes, too.”
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    Jacques Cousteau once said that wherever he sailed in the world, he could see the iridescence of oil on the waters. The recent search for the Malaysian airliner points out the prevalence of garbage floating on the open seas, far from land. And the huge debris field from the Japan earthquake is still washing on far away shore.
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    One of the problems not mentioned in this cartoon is bleaching to coral reefs due to thermal stress. When the corals die, many of the creatures that live on the reefs die, too. This happens naturally, of course; but if warming of the oceans additionally and more frequently occurs as a result of human actions, it would be bad for many of the fragile reef ecosystems. That is in addition to acidification. In some reefs the beloved clownfish (of “Finding Nemo” fame) are diseased and malformed because of these and other factors.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 4 hours ago

    When I was young, a shrimp boat in Panamá would have completely filled its hold with shrimp in about six hours. Now it takes at least six days, and sometimes they can’t catch enough shrimp to completely fill the boat. I guess the Torah is going to be right about eating prawns, they’ll be treyf for everyone since there won’t be any. (Think passenger pigeons.)

  6. badcyclist

    badcyclist said, about 4 hours ago

    According to the Coca Cola company, we can now call the oceans “Global Conference Juice.”

  7. Finsterlaine

    Finsterlaine said, about 2 hours ago

    First you decide to have a conference…then you have to hold it….then the conference has to decide on a course of action…then those actions have to be implemented.

    Usually it comes crashing down somewhere between the second and fourth step. And the oceans continue to suffer.

  8. lbalch798

    lbalch798 said, 20 minutes ago

    Face it folks we are at the beginning of the next great extinction. Mankind has sped it up, but even if the most radical environmentalist had their way it will only delay it a generation or 3. Those who claim they wish to “save the planet” must finally admit that the end of the human animal will save the planet. As George Carlin said for all we know the only reason humans evolved was because the planet wanted plastic.

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