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Tom Toles

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months 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, 11 months ago

    The sky Is falling!!!!

  3. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, 11 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Speaking of “denial industry”…

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 11 months ago

    Make it 75°F (24°C) and I’ll be happy.
    BTW, 115°F is 46°C
    ……………………………………………..
    C = (F-32)÷1.8 and F = (Cx1.8)+32

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    @dtroutma

    My right-wing Aussie friends say the places people actually live in, it never gets above 75, so there’s no global warming. News reports of 115 in the shade (she writes) are only in the far northern desert where no one of any importance lives. Likewise, the fires (she writes) are, again, only where fools live, everyone who isn’t a complete idiot lives in places with no fire danger.


    (Of course, since she and her husband are both firm deniers, I’m not altogether sure her data are accurate.)


    We fervent deniers use the definition that global warming means it never gets cold, so every winter proves we’re right, there is absolutely no global warming.


    However, evil people who use math calculate temperature slopes and see that, if one takes an average of all the official thermometers from all over the world for the last 100 years and sticks them into Excel (something I would never do) one finds a statistically significant upward slope.

  6. Kip W

    Kip W said, 11 months ago

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

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORyzsMZPPUg
    ..
    I found out what the stuck scientist were doing at the South Pole! They were looking for land to sale!

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, 11 months 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.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, 11 months 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.

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 11 months ago

    @Michael wme

    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.

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 11 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Yea the ice is melting so fast in Antarctica that a research ship got stuck in the ice in the middle of summer.Then the rescue ship got stuck too.
    Still no explanation yet as to why the southern ice cap is and has been getting bigger for as long as there have been satellites up there to look at it.
    Why is that?Doesn’t advance the story line of global warming.So the leftwing news nerds don’t report it.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 11 months 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!!

  13. Simon Mouer

    Simon Mouer said, 11 months 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.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, 11 months 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.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, 11 months 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.

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