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Tom Toles

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Toon’s about right, talk to ‘em in Australia right now where it’s summer, and ask about fire danger “down under”, or here in the west, and how long it’s been increasing.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    The sky Is falling!!!!

  3. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Speaking of “denial industry”…

  4. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 2 years ago

    ALL IS WELLLL!!!
    —a climate denier up to his neck in it

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    This “denial industry” is so far out of touch I suspect the only takers do not know the difference between “sell” and “sale”.
    Or perhaps he means “sail”, it is fairly difficult to puzzle out incoherence.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    “About 100,000 bats may have died as a result of last weekend’s heatwave in southern Queensland, the RSPCA says.

    Mass deaths at about 25 separate colonies have been reported since the weekend, including at Mt Ommaney, Redbank, Boonah, Palmwoods, Laidley and Gatton.

    RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty says the heatwave was a significant hit to the population of bats across the state.

    “The heatwave was basically a catastrophe for all the bat colonies in south-east Queensland,” he said.

    “That’s obviously going to have a pretty disturbing impact on those colonies and those colonies are vital to our ecosystem.”

    The smell of bat carcasses has caused problems for locals.

    The Scenic Rim Regional Council, west of Brisbane, has organised rubbish collectors to clear up the carcasses of about 2,000 bats.

    Residents near Boonah’s Athol Terrace lookout say they have been putting up with the stench of the dead animals for four days.

    Hundreds of bats also lie dead in trees and nearby bushes, and are being eaten by maggots."
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    Welcome to the future.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Your right-wing Aussie friends have managed to blind themselves rather thoroughly, as 2013 was confirmed as Australia’s hottest year on record in ALL states and territories; “Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia all breaking annual average temperature records.” Furthermore “a new record was set for the number of consecutive days the national average temperature exceeded 39°C (102°F).”
    From Australia’s ABC network:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-03/2013-was-the-hottest-year-on-record-for-australia/5183040
    You can (correctly) say that one year, even across an entire continent, is not necessarily indicative of climate change, but in fact this has been happening more and more there. In fact, the Bureau of Meteorology there had to add new colors to the weather maps to cover 52-54°C.
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/jan/08/australia-bush-fires-heatwave-temperature-scale
    And friends of mine are experiencing a heatwave in Melbourne — not exactly an obscure city, being the second most populous in Oz, with a population of over four million.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    One thing that I find it hard to understand, is just what do Rapid Global Climate Change deniers get out of their denials. They are truly fooling themselves if they think that stopping all efforts to convert our civilization over to a more ecology friendly civilization is somehow going to lower their electric bills. The electric utilities (especially the private investor owned ones) are just going to charge every bit as much anyway, so that they can achieve more and more profits to satisfy their insatiable investors!


    They seem to think that those that those that do scientific research are somehow going to get rich off off the scientific data they generate from their discoveries. And, while scientific research does pay reasonable middle class wages in general. After all, with all of the education that such work needs it should probably at least pay more than flipping hamburgers at fast food joints! Scientific people are NOT over paid CEO’s and other executive types (especially with the high profits of such as Big Oil). Scientific people that give warnings of naturally coming disasters save literally millions of human beings each year, and far more money than that research itself will ever cost. To me at least, these people are the true heroes of mankind!


    If these deniers would like examples, might I suggest that they turn on their TV’s to the likes of the Discovery science channel, or perhaps the National Geographics Chanel, instead of watching the incredible stupidity of the so called reality shows. Their are plenty of examples there!!

  9. Simon Mouer

    Simon Mouer said, over 2 years ago

    Toles is a dupe of the uber-left plot for global wealth redistribution.

    Global warming was invented to create a hysteria of imminent doom, the cure of which would be passage of Cap & Trade legislation that requires industrious nations to purchase the carbon credits of incompetent nations — all to redistribute wealth.

    Except some things went terribly wrong for the doomsday plotters.
    1) the earth didn’t warm
    2) the seas didn’t rise
    3) the polar ice caps didn’t melt
    4) polar bears weren’t drowning
    and
    5) global warmist’s ship got frozen in ice at the antarctic.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @denis1112

    There are a number of possible explanations — the work is still being done, so it’s not settled conclusively. I’ve posted relevant links before. If you seriously wonder why the antarctic ice is expanding, do some research. You can find the articles as easily as I did. But my guess is that you don’t really want to know.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    It took me approximately one minute, for instance, to find the following article:

    http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/JCLI4136.1

    Zhang, Jinlun, 2007: Increasing Antarctic Sea Ice under Warming Atmospheric and Oceanic Conditions. J. Climate, 20, 2515–2529.
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI4136.1
    Increasing Antarctic Sea Ice under Warming Atmospheric and Oceanic Conditions
    Jinlun Zhang
    Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

    Here is the first sentence of the abstract:

    “Estimates of sea ice extent based on satellite observations show an increasing Antarctic sea ice cover from 1979 to 2004 even though in situ observations show a prevailing warming trend in both the atmosphere and the ocean.”
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    Note the end of the sentence: “in situ observations show a prevailing warming trend in both the atmosphere and the ocean.” Got that?? Yes, there’s more ice area (not volume) but both the air and the water are getting warmer! Got that? Both the air and the water are getting warmer. Okay, next point.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Denier science” has also proved the sun revolves around the Earth!!! (the flat Earth!)

  13. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Since the only proof that the deniers will accept is a dead planet, I don’t know why anybody bothers to listen to them anyways.

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    Yeah, we do – at least we did when I was in school.

    The Gulf Stream occasionally changes its patterns. Three hundred years ago it did just that, thereby shifting the weather patterns, particularly in the UK and Northern Europe. However, no change that large affects only local areas, and the whole global climate shifted a little. When the Gulf Stream shifted back, so did the climate.

    That’s not a factor in the shifts we are seeing today..

  15. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Predictions measuring the effects of global warming on Australia assert that climate change will negatively impact the continent’s environment, economy, and communities. Australia has been designated as one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, according to the Stern report and others, due partially to the importance of its agricultural sector and the prominence of its coast.[citation needed]

    Australia is vulnerable to the effects of global warming projected for the next 50 to 100 years because of its extensive arid and semi-arid areas, high annual rainfall variability, and existing pressures on water supply. The continent’s high fire risk increases this susceptibility to change in temperature and climate. Additionally, Australia’s population is highly concentrated in coastal areas, and its important tourism industry depends on the health of the Great Barrier Reef and other fragile ecosystems. Impacts of climate change will be complex and to some degree uncertain, but increased foresight may enable the country to safeguard its future through planned mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation may reduce the ultimate extent of climate change and its impacts, but requires global solutions and cooperation, while adaptation can be performed at national and local levels.1
    […]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_global_warming_on_Australia
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    Maurice Newman’s flat-earth thinking ignores climate change facts

    Date
    January 1, 2014
    Category
    Opinion

    David Karoly

    Earth to warm by four degrees by 2100Research, by a team led by the University of NSW, says a 4-degree rise in temperature would be potentially catastrophic for agriculture in warm regions of the world, including Australia. Video supplied by UNSWTV.
    (Note this is the optimistic assessment.)

    […]
    Mr Newman writes that “global temperatures have gone nowhere for 17 years”, but the global average surface temperature has warmed over the period 1997 to 2013, ocean heat content has increased significantly, and Arctic sea ice extent has declined, all showing clearly the continued warming of the climate system.

    Australia has just set a new record in 2013 for the hottest calendar year temperature averaged across the whole country, unprecedented in more than a hundred years of instrumental observations and outside the range that can be explained by natural variability alone.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/maurice-newmans-flatearth-thinking-ignores-climate-change-facts-20140101-305h6.html#ixzz2qDmfGvUx

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