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Tom Toles

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Chicken Little at it again…

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Interesting that the same folks so against a sane national health care system, are buying what corporate profiteers who threaten not just the very “lifetyle” they’re selling, but life forms. The threat to “humans” is down the road, but many species are already “roadkill”, and more are getting run over all the time. It ain’t just “climate”, but the entire interactions with all environments, land, sea, and air.


    And the folks P.T. Barnum played to, call those who DO know what’s happening, the “low informaton” populaton.

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    A wave comes in, and then goes out, a wave comes in, and then goes out. About every third wave come a little bit higher than any of the former ones. That’s what a rising tide looks like.

    It is perfectly easy to watch a dozen waves and not see anything happening. Most people walking on the beach can’t tell you if the tide is coming in or going out.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Ah! The type I response! Change the subject!

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    Playing the odds is not “believing” anything, risking the future on the assurance that the world at large is wrong, THAT is blind faith in your own infallibility.
    AGW may possibly be a mistake. The analysis could be wrong. But being a skeptic, I don’t accept any side of this debate on faith. And for that reason, I think it better to play it safe, and accept the possibility of AGW, knowing that increasing efficiency, conserving resources, and encouraging renewable energy are all useful in themselves regardless of AGW, and save money in the long run.


    Why do some folks prefer blind, ideologically based faith, rather than a (to me) healthy skepticism about such things?

  6. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 3 years ago

    after looking at all this stuff (news broadcasts, cartoonsde, etc.) I just wonder if all these manufactured crises(sp) are
    ring foisted on us to distract us from something that could
    REALLY be a crisis if we only knew about it instead of being
    fed fluff by our “leaders”.

  7. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago

    @furnituremaker

    As in John Carpenter’s movie, “They Live”? Now, that’s something to re-watch for Halloween. It has a more realistic zombie theme, the walking brain-dead.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    “The good thing about science is that it exists whether you want to believe in it or not.” —-Neil DeGraffe Tyson

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Nice joke. Now, can anyone answer me this one: why do many of the same people who complain loudly about how our federal government has handicapped our children and grandchildren with its economic largesse (which it has) don’t give a rat’s patootie about the air those same descendants breathe, the water they drink, and the possibility of significant breaks in the food chain?

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    I would not say “Interesting that the same folks so against a sane national health care system, are buying what corporate profiteers who threaten not just the very “lifestyle” they’re selling, but life forms”.

    First energy companies are not insurance companies, second the federal government is now 48% of the insurance companies market now. So that means the insurance companies are in bed with gasp the democrats.

  11. Tom Falco

    Tom Falco said, about 3 years ago

    That is scary.

  12. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    As Carl Sagan pointed out in COSMOS, the Ionian trend toward increasingly important findings through experimental science was stymied by the Pythagoreans. Then Aristotle and the Platonists smothered it in philosophical mysticism. And that was continued by early Christianity. Sure, Science never dies, but it gets suppressed by nonsense for periods of time.
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    I hope Tyson brings this out again in the new “Cosmos” series, maybe even as specifically related to the current climate-change “controversy.” Really, I shudder in reading that the series will come out through FOX Broadcasting.

  13. Calvinball12

    Calvinball12 said, about 3 years ago

    @Enoki and me9970
    Why worry about an anvil hanging over your head while you’re being hit on the toe by a hammer?

  14. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    No ahab, I categorize in order to better rationalize and analyze the irrational answers that Progressive Leftists give to rational, logical, and factual arguments that run counter to their beliefs.
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    Aside from that I can accept the concept of climate change. What I cannot and do not accept is what I term Gorebal Warming.
    The later is the irrational belief that all changes to the planet’s bioshpere and atmosphere are due entirely to some anthroprogenic cause like CFC’s making a hole in the ozone layer or that manmade CO2 is the primary or sole cause of changes in planetary temperature.

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    You should read further on the ozone layer. Had the depletion of it not been found and attempts made to reverse it, much of life on Earth would have suffered and even died. The original cause was human use of CFCs. It is still being depleted by chloroflourocarbons and will be, though decreasingly, for decades yet to come. Science came to our rescue.
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    The ozone layer is the main reason of the reason why organic life is not fried by UV radiation. Oxygen in our atmosphere is a sign of terrestrial life, and through the protection of the ozone layer split off chemically from the oxygen, life can exist on Earth’s surface. Mars, for instance, has little if any ozone, and life of our type could not exist out in the open.
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    Humans might somehow survive the loss of Earth’s ozone layer, but most animals and plants could not. It’s fortunate that the world manufacturers of CFCs cooperated on this issue. If it had been in an era such as today when companies feel free to deny scientific data and raise bogus objections, we would have delayed and now be in a lot of trouble.
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    Here’s website to visit about this subject:
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    http://www.ozonelayer.noaa.gov/science/basics.htm

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