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Tom Toles

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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 2 years ago

    Just a general comment:
    Over 30 countries have now taken up Carbon Taxes (yes, even China and India have), but the political opposition in nearly every one of those is claiming that they are almost the only ones (and that China and India won’t).

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    You mean more money for Al Gore.

  3. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    And how is Al Gore “profiting” from a carbon tax? Until we realize that “climate change” is not “weather”, the deniers will scream bloody murder on ANY initiative. They DENY science, even in the face of more FACTUAL research that shows overall temps are rising, and have done a major turnaround since the 70s.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKNCZ7eEafU
    ^
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4MOTvvdgYc
    *
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObpODCsO_8A
    ^
    The three links above show how Mike Strizki, a New Jersey resident, has taken his home and more off of the power grids. The second and third are part 1 and 2 of the same video.
    ^
    There are solutions to the problems facing our nation. We simply have to educate ourselves and our children who will become the scientists of tomorrow.
    Once the flames melt the hose in Mr. Toles cartoon, it will be too late to focus solutions on the fires.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Solar and wind are now cheaper in Australia than new coal plants. The GOP and idiots like Ima want to keep America in the stone age (Cut education! Cut research! Cut taxes on oil companies! Ban scientists from saying the words “sea level rise”! Drill, baby, drill!) while China and the rest of the world modernize. America may be the first country to intentionally move itself to third-world status, due to deliberate sabotage by the Republican right.

  6. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 2 years ago

    One of the many ironies of the carbon tax and cap and trade debates was that the Republican response to the Kyoto Accords was “It’ll never work because it has no market-based incentive. You’d have to have a cap and trade system to make it effective.” Now 15 years later they say cap and trade is creeping socialism.

  7. corzak

    corzak said, over 2 years ago

    “Silicon prices have dropped to below the takeoff point”

    Yep, that appears to be the case.

    It’s really a no-brainer. Solar panel farms. Throughout the world’s deserts. Perpetual electricity. Energy problem: solved. Carbon problem: solved.

  8. corzak

    corzak said, over 2 years ago

    “When conservatives finally realize that global warming is a problem they’ll want to blame the Democrats for not doing anything”

    Lol! Absolutely true! Except for the fact that the way things are going now, there won’t be a ‘Republican party’ in 10 years . . .

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Our sun is a solar fusion furnace bombarding our Earth with enough energy a day to use for an entire year at current usage.
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    Tar sands will quadruple our GHG output and we will be hitting 3 degrees C (5 F) in no time.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    I trust Cap & Trade less than a Carbon Tax.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @meetinthemiddle

    To Republicans, and Libertarians, taxation is Socialism.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    At 397 ppl it is too much. Too much for us that is. Not that you care but it is your life and family too in this. Also there is no Plan B out there or other planets to move to.

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

    Haven’t you heard? The new solar cells are made of solid silver and as they have to be polished every day, this wears the silver thin requiring replacement. My maid polishes the solar cells every day with the dinnerware.

  14. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 2 years ago

    Stop the crying about the climate. Give the rich tax cuts. Oh, and guns. Don’t forget the guns.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Germany doesn’t get an enormous amount of sunlight, relatively speaking. Its annual solar resources are roughly comparable to Alaska’s. Just about every single region in the continental United States has greater solar potential, on average, than Germany.
    Yet despite those limitations, Germany has still managed to be the world leader in solar power. At the end of 2012, the country had installed about 30 gigawatts of solar capacity, providing between 3 percent and 10 percent of its electricity. The United States, by contrast, has somewhere around 6.4 gigawatts of solar capacity.
    Why the difference? Policy is the big factor. The German government has heavily subsidized renewable energy for years through a variety of measures.
    .
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/08/germany-has-five-times-as-much-solar-power-as-the-u-s-despite-alaska-levels-of-sun/

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