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Tom Toles

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Frozen in place. We actually topped the last high in 1998. We went up a full degree. Now that is unusual, it is usually just a fraction of a degree. Not good for any of us.

  2. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

    one degree = by far????

  3. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Washington gives the people what they want. Most o “the people” still have their heads in the sand.

  4. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @4my10851cs

    Read Night-Gaunt’s comment. One degree is actually quite a jump.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @4my10851cs

    If that one degree holds over a period of years, it’s huge.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @4my10851cs

    The difference in average climate temperature between now and the last Ice Age was about two to three degrees.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    It was 122 in Austrailia last week.
    It is ironic to consider how climate deniers are going to react if droughts continue to effect our food supply, the Mississippi River become the Mississippi Creek, & storms increase in strength and number.
    Fortunately, very few people look at what is happening and say, “I used to believe in Climate change, but now I think it’s just a bunch of hooey.”
    Even if climate change isn’t man made, there are actions man can take to slow or even reverse it’s consequences.
    An immediate action would be desalination plants on the gulf coast to pipe fresh water up the Mississippi, Missouri, and other Rivers if for no other reason to keep the barges moving. With overflow stacks, these same pipes could take flood waters to areas where water is needed.
    We can improve the economy, provide jobs, and prevent losses by fighting climate changes worst consequences.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 1 year ago

    ….needs restocking.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 1 year ago

    I think these comments are typical of current public reaction, probably more on the “pro” side. What I’d like to do is take Readers Comment pages from various sites and put them in a time capsule to be opened in 50 years.
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    The existence or not of predicted climate change should be apparent by then. If any of you are still alive and GoComics records could be accessed and your identities revealed – honestly, would you change your presently posted opinions? If not still alive (I won’t be) would you fear possible posthumous embarrassment? (-
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    Sometimes I have that creepy feeling somebody’s walking on my grave – doubly disturbing because I’ve asked to be cremated.

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    Where I live it was the second warmest 74.8 degrees, 1990 was warmest.

  11. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    “If that one degree holds over a period of years, it’s huge.”

    So far, One In A Row!

  12. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    @Anthony 2816

    What’s the standard deviation of that measurement?
    Is it anywhere close to one degree?
    I really don’t know.

  13. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If someone is walking on your grave, maybe they spilled your ashes? I expect to be accidentally vacced up and tossed in the trash after cremation. As to the ice in Canada, it’s still January, it’s still Canada, and it’s still the arctic! IDIOT!

  14. rgwalther

    rgwalther GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Thank God there will NEVER be another climate cooling volcanic eruption!!!

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    The problem is that temperatures go up and down. The fact that 10 of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last 15 is more to the point.

    We melt the permafrost, huge amounts of CO2 are released, and then we see big changes. Things do not necessarily happen on smooth lines.

    As one climate scientist put it, we are driving toward a cliff in the fog; we are going downhill; we know the cliff is out there, but we don’t know exactly when we will reach it; and we are accelerating. Might be smart to put on the brakes.

    There is a pond, and there are lilly pads on the pond. The number of them doubles each day. It will take 30 days to completely choke the pond. On what day will the pond be half full? On the 29th day.

    There is such a thing as a geometric progression, and such a thing as a feedback loop, and such a thing as a tipping point. Things might not be too bad right this minute, but we ignore the evidence of science and the projections of experts at our peril.

    If nine doctors out of ten tell you you have a life-threatening cancer, even though you are feeling few symptoms now, would it be wise to ignore the nine, hope the 10th is right, and refuse treatment?

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