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Tom Toles

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Could be worse, he could be sitting at the SOUTH pole!

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    I predict that the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets will melt
    before the year 2100. The oceans will rise by many meters (yards). I’m 66, I won’t live to see it.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Have to disagree, at the South Pole dirt underlies the melting ice.
    .
    Line from an old Bill Cosby skit, “How long can you tread water?”

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    It will only be when land ice slides off into the water then you will start seeing sudden rises in ocean levels. It could happen from Greenland by a few feet if there is a sudden rush of melting ice into the Atlantic. A release of ammonia hydrides into vapor would boost the warming considerably and quickly.

  5. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, almost 2 years ago

    The ice caps are increasing in size. And have been for a few years running. We are going into another cooling cycle.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    Who needs scientist’s who specialize in earth and its atmosphere when you can learn “all you need to know” from your fellow poster.

  7. Mark

    Mark said, almost 2 years ago

    @Tigger

    Bull. There were a few moronic magazine articles that were the usual airhead science reporting we have come to expect from the media. It was NOT bitter cold, and most scientists thought the ice age predictions were BS. Don’t believe everything people tell you just because it conforms to your beliefs.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mark

    We’ve been through all this time and time and time again, and it never makes an impression. I say we ignore the people who can’t manage any new information and get on with dealing with the problem.

  9. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, almost 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    But finance still rules the universe. Even when its underwater.

  10. 1effinday

    1effinday said, almost 2 years ago

    @Tigger

    Of course we’ve learned a lot since then, you realize.

  11. corzak

    corzak said, almost 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    “We’ve been through all this time and time and time again, and it never makes an impression”

    Yes. Agreed. The ‘debate’ about are we causing global warming and the ‘debate’ about what can we do to stop it . . . are over.

    The debate – henceforth – is: “What must human civilization do, to adapt and survive, in this new, more hostile climate?”

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    NY and NJ get all of the press.
    But Rodanthe, NC is accessible now by ferry or 4WD at low tide.
    This clip shows how the fire dept gets patients to the ambulance to get on the ferry.

    http://socialcam.com/videos/LctEM978?autostart=true&no_fb_log=true&type=email

  13. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    @Clark Kent

    The estimate I have heard most often is sea level rise of 3 feet by 2100.

  14. corzak

    corzak said, almost 2 years ago

    The CEO of ExxonMobil has said that man-made climate change is real and we have to adapt.

    Exxon has cut funding to several think-tanks and other groups that “challenged the need to curb greenhouse gas emissions”.

    The World Bank — an entity committed to free market capitalism — has weighed in on the threat of climate change and the urgency of acting. The World Bank says we face “unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts on human systems, ecosystems, and associated services”.

    ‘Deniers’ are losing their last friends.

  15. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 2 years ago

    I bought an ice cap once, wolfhound. I found out I couldn’t wear it without it melting.

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