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  1. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, about 7 years ago

    The last Japanese soldiers kept fighting long after the war was over, but they did nothing to delay the end of the war.

    The climate change deniers are still fighting, and are still delaying any real action to fix what is a real, and very important, problem.

  2. IntoVirginiaCreeper

    IntoVirginiaCreeper said, about 7 years ago

    Even if the climate is getting warmer globally…what exactly does that mean? By the time we would know for sure it will be too late or you will have made some of the people pay more for living in an advanced society; thus insuring the revolving door of inequity. Yes, I deny “global climate change”! I deny that you have the ability to know what is in fact a “catastrophic” climate change. I DENY you the right to manipulate other peoples lives in the name of your egotistical vanity.

  3. a.c.d

    a.c.d said, about 7 years ago

    seriously CA? Deny it all you like, it is a problem, but even if you dont, there is no reason you shouldnt clean up your act too. Even if we took climate change off the table, that does not remove the dangers of desertification of previously areable land as a result of over production of meat, asthma and other breathing problems caused by pollution, or any of the other thousands of health issues caused by heavy metals, carcinogens and other toxins being produced by the massive over production and consumption of uneccessary consumer goods. Even if climate change was sped up by human activity, that does not mean that there arent secondary and proven consequences for our ill behaviour. So to put it bluntly, climate change or not, we need to clean up our acts.

  4. slavetofashion69

    slavetofashion69 said, about 7 years ago

    Wow. Just… wow. I guess you guys’ve never heard of this thing they have in science called “empirical evidence”, huh?

    Climate change is and will become most evident at the poles. Winters in Alaska have, on average, become 5 degrees warmer in the last sixty years. You can look this up on the internet for free - it is recorded temperature data and has nothing to do with computer models.

    I agree that the environmental movement is pretentious and arrogant in some ways, but that doesn’t mean we should do nothing. In my experience, the fiercest deniers of climate change are also lazy, heavy consumers. Be honest with yourselves and the rest of the world. Tell it like it is. You don’t -want- there to be a climate problem because you’re too cheap to spend any money fixing it and you can’t be bothered to change your wasteful, self-indulgent lifestyle.

  5. IntoVirginiaCreeper

    IntoVirginiaCreeper said, about 7 years ago

    I’m all for innovation and “greening” up. But that would already be taking place right now if the American government hadn’t turned business into an all or nothing process. If there was more competition smaller more efficient companies would have already shouldered out the corrupt big corporations with their inefficient unions. I just heard Boeing is going to open a production facility in S.C. ; work for hire, hmmmm? Efficient and greener cars would already be established if consumers wanted them; but, no, our business people have to negotiate through a capricious legal and governmental system that never delivers anyway.
    You Libs talk big here with your super-sensitive nomenclature and actually sound like you have reality on your side; but, it’s just another shell game.
    The only reason “environmentalism” is a going concern with the rest of the world is because it gives the governments of our competitors the opportunity to block our exports…The other nations like China do not care. On the other hand, I’ve heard you Libs compliment the Chinese on their “green” innovations and you claim they are farther ahead than us…Could it be because they also have the money and productive freedom to do it?

  6. IntoVirginiaCreeper

    IntoVirginiaCreeper said, about 7 years ago

    ^I agree with Scott. Slave-to-conformity, I have looked up so many stupid sites offered by you Libs saying how it proves global warming - only to find vaguely worded BS,. usually from whiners without climatology experience. Here’s what a rational person would do: wait til there’s proof.

  7. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, about 7 years ago

    What gets me are the people like Sarah Palin and the republican mayor of Helena Montana - who both acknowledge climate change is real and having devastating impacts where they live yet say “Who cares if it’s man-caused or not? Stop trying to lay blame; we have to do something!”

    Ummm… If it’s not man-made and really is a natural trend then what can you do? If you want to try and “fix” it, you pretty much have to admit we’re causing it.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 7 years ago

    I find it hilarious that a few of you are trying to claim science on your side - like you, Canis. churchill, I’m afraid your report is indeed completely escapable - because the research doesn’t rely on one source of data. Some of the other data points include: Satellite scans Existing patterns over time Arctic and Antarctic melting patterns now and in the past Precipitation patterns Direct measurement of greenhouse gases from the past and now Measurement of greenhouse gas and other atmospheric chemical levels from past times through, for example, ice-core samples (which can also indicate melting patterns) and rock samples …And those are the ones I, a non-expert, can pull off the top of my head. I know there are far more. Yes, it is complex, but more and more data is piling up, whereas the skeptics seem to be relying on cherry-picking and trying to pick flaws in the data. No data is perfect, folks. What will you accept, pup - ten degree increase over a century? The elimination of Arctic ice? Flooding the cities? What’s the number - eight of the ten warmest years on record are in the last ten? The patterns are mounting, and that’s what is important, not the one-off variations, mistakes, and glitches. And I notice none of you are referring to the AP study - they gave the data that supposedly supports “global cooling” to a set of statisticians without explaining the data (in “blind” conditions), and, whaddya know – all three independently rejected the “global cooling” conclusion. - full story - more details on the administration

  9. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, about 7 years ago

    Once again, “climate change” is the term used in the comic. Ha, the climate has “changed” regularly throughout history…why don’t they still press the panic button about “global warming”? It IS global man-made “warming”, right?

  10. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, about 7 years ago

    Eight of the last ten years are warmer than ever before? The Telegraph and other publications have printed numerous studies that indicate that warming plateaued in 1998. This past summer was one of the coldest in the United States in the last twenty, that’s for sure.

  11. Tom Ciborowski

    Tom Ciborowski said, about 7 years ago

    If global warming is not our falt… we’re hosed. If it is our fault….we’re still hosed. Consider:

    1. The technology for carbon capture has not been proven industrially viable.
    2. More fuel will need to be burned if it does work to overcome its inefficiencies.
    3. You have to convince every power plant on the planet to install the system.
    4. A piping network as extensive as the world’s existing natural gas piping system will have to be constructed to transport the stuff.
    5. They aren’t real sure if trying to stuff 50,000,000,000 tons of CO2 in to a salt dome will work. Buy sun screen.


    HUMPHRIES said, about 7 years ago

    If the house were on fire, the deniers would run to the kitchen and stand alongside the fidge cause it would be cool there.

  13. cdward

    cdward said, about 7 years ago

    HQ et all, would any amount of evidence ever convince you? I’m curious - I mean what if ever scientist in the world who wasn’t in the employ of a carbon-producing corporation said that human-caused global climate destabilization was real and that it harmed us – would that make you do anything differently? I guess I’m beginning to think that no evidence would ever convince you because you have no interest in believing it.

  14. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 7 years ago

    The righties like Puppy, Howie, Harley and Scott are convinced that the Rapture will occur before they, or their (shudder!) offspring are hurt by the climate change.

  15. eft

    eft said, about 7 years ago

    let’s take that very high standard for emperical evidence for proof of global warming and apply it to:

    the benefits of privatizing utilities gay rights ruining marrage terrorism down because of the war in iraq revenues up by cutting taxes torture gets results usa heath care is the best in the world death penalty is a deterrent teaching of abstinence reduces sexual activity

    if the people so upset in this thread demanded the same level of proof for these other topics, i would believe them to be sincere on this topic.

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