Tom Toles by Tom Toles

Tom Toles

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    The climate is great here. Thanks.

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 4 years ago


    I.e. “I’ve got mine, screw you.” - Thanks for so clearly setting forth your point of view so that all may understand you.

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 4 years ago


    Thanks for so clearly setting forth your point of view so that all may understand it. May I suggest that your “here” is not “everywhere”, and your “is” is not “will be”? Your view reminds me of that old song that declares you can’t repair a roof in the rain, but when the sun’s out, who needs a roof? Or, even more crudely, that old mantra of the right, “I’ve got mine, screw you.”

    You can rest assured, CG, and I am sure it will comfort you, that there are enough like you to prevent anything really being done on this issue. We’ll all just have to take in on the chin, and wait for the market in energy and resources to force us all, eventually and painfully, into those practices that might have saved us a great deal of pain and suffering if we had adopted them in a timely fashion, and pray that not too much damage is done along the way.

  4. Joel Silbert

    Joel Silbert said, almost 4 years ago

    Toles is brilliant. That’s all…brilliant.

  5. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, almost 4 years ago

    Sea levels have been raising for 4 thousand years. The English Channel use to be dry land. There is the remains of a village at the bottom of the Channel today. How do you think the tribes from Siberia got to North America they walked across the Bering Strait.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    When Texas received criticism from environmental groups about the quantities of pollution coming from industrial sites, a Texas congressman said let Texas worry about its air. This glaring failure to recognize air currents are international or to be concerned about neighbors in states downwind from these sites shows ignorance at best, and a cruel heartlessness at worst.
    Time magazine published an edition several years ago showing how incidents of autism, asthma, and other illnesses effecting our children and increasing our health care costs increase down wind and down stream from industrial sites.
    While Mr. Toles cartoon shows a boat sinking into the briny deep, drought is effecting 53% of farmland in the USA alone.
    There are things we can do to combat these issues, things that would grow long term, long lasting jobs, AND improve quality of life for all of our neighbors.
    I am glad Conservgov is enjoying nice weather. But with reports of how warmer weather is increasing the growth and toxicity of poison ivy, the increase in populations of mosquitoes and ticks, and so many other factors, I wonder if my good weather increases the quality of life for me and my neighbors? Then there’s the upcoming hurricane season.
    Mr. Toles doesn’t need to be placed on suicide watch…but if we fail to deal with these changes, we will suffer the consequences.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Conservgov is part of a dangerous cult. Climate change is a very serious problem, and oceans are rising faster now than they ever have in the fossil record. The free-market solution would be a carbon tax, like the one proposed by Barbara Boxer. The Republicans will be opposed, of course, since they don’t actually want free market solutions. They want solutions that redistribute profits up, costs down.

  8. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    Another crisis the right denies. Another scientific fact the right denies. Like evolution. Like global warming. Like etc., etc., etc.

  9. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago


    Yeah, i hear Egyptian Rivers are very nice this time of year

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago



  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Congress is supposed to pass laws, the president can’t, Howie. But if they continue to refuse, he can use the EPA to shut down high-carbon coal plants. It’s a lousy idea, a carbon tax would be much better, but if the GOP congress can’t actually function, someone has to be the adult.

  12. Joe boyle

    Joe boyle said, almost 4 years ago


    ..for the moment, perhaps.

  13. Joe boyle

    Joe boyle said, almost 4 years ago


    and his children/grandchildren, etc., will pay the price.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    Well, I see you understand that just shutting down coal plants is a bad idea. But how is a carbon tax a better one? Do you think that taxing the plant will make the energy produce more affordable for the rest of us? Or do you think that the “profit” from the tax that the government gets will be used to offset the cost for say seniors or those in poverty the very ones that will not be able to afford the new cost due to the tax being passed on to the consumer? And how exactly does selling carbon credits reduce the amount of carbon produced? Maybe since coal is the major producer of energy in this country it would be better to use the tax to fund research into how to “scrub” the emissions or ’recycle" the CO2.
    Here is an interesting article.

    “Better Things for Better Living…Through Chemistry.”


  15. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The Republican right wing (which is, unfortunately, nearly all of that party nowadays) is always whining about how future generations will have to pay off our excessive national debt. But they don’t seem to give a damn about the type of environment or world conditions those same generations will have to face as a consequence of global warming and climate change. All they care about its money (mostly their own and those of their lobbyists).

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