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Tom Toles

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  1. NickCC23

    NickCC23 said, 9 months ago

    With apologies to Dali, of course

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 9 months ago

    Melting? But didn’t it snow in Atlanta? Snow is the exact REVERSE of melting, right? Right? So everything is obviously okay.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, 9 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Exactly, those hot hot days of summer are already forgotten.

  4. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, 9 months ago

    Just look at the evidence from the polar ice core samples. Earth goes through climate change cycles every 50,000 years.
    Man did not cause the other cycles. Man did not cause this cycle.
    Of course the New Earth people do not recognise that Earth can be more than 50,000 years old. Just stop listening to these anti- science people.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    @ypoons7666

    I’m getting really tired of you slandering scientists — who, contrary to your misunderstanding, do not get personal income from grants, unlike the shills for oil companies. They spend it on research and have to prove it to the granting institutions.
    So now that that is out of the way, mind explaining why nearly every peer-reviewed climate scientist in the world are convinced by the data, and somehow you are entitled to simply disbelieve them for no reasons whatsoever?
    I’ve posted this before, but you don’t seem to actually look at it: out of 9,136 peer-reviewed, recently published climate scientists, ONE (1) rejects AGW.
    http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/01/08/why-climate-deniers-have-no-scientific-credibility-only-1-9136-study-authors-rejects-global-warming
    So, bottom line:
    Scientists have proven this with VAST amounts of data.
    And then there is your other slander, that scientists somehow have a “vested interest” in perpetuating a presumably false theory. Do you actually KNOW any scientists? I don’t really have to ask, because you obviously don’t. Well, I am one. Scientists love more than anything else the ability to shoot down a generally accepted theory with new facts. We now have a theory (which in science means a thorough and comprehensive explanation of a series of facts that predicts new facts, unlike common usage) which has been overwhelmingly accepted.
    If a scientist could disprove that categorically, it would be an instant Nobel Prize. (Not to mention vast amounts of support from the oil industry, which we KNOW has been supporting the high-profile deniers. Why you can ignore that and claim that struggling academics are the ones taking cash escapes me.)
    And I find it staggering that you actually think climate scientists would not ALREADY KNOW about past patterns of climate. For God’s sake, the reason why everyone is looking at this is because it does not fit normal patterns.
    So until you actually look at the reality around you, I am afraid to say that Kerry nailed you, but good.

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    It is scientifically accurate that humans are responsible for increasing CO2 levels and that is causing the earth to warm up. What is not clear is the long term effect. Our climate models are our best guess. The problem is we cannot be sure how bad the effects will be and it will take a huge amount of money and international cooperation to really have an effect on the problem.

  7. stpfeffer

    stpfeffer said, 9 months ago

    @ypoons7666

    97% of scientists across the world have consistently shown that the current warming of the planet is anthropogenic, meaning man-made. Since the age of industrialization we have been burning carbon based fuels, coal for example, that are trapping greenhouse gasses. Thus we see a warming. The facts as we know it right now is that the planet has warmed and that burning fossil fuels is the primary cause of this event. I cannot understand how this is so difficult for the climate change deniers to comprehend. Only in America do we have such silly debates over facts!

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, 9 months ago

    When this much information is available it is no longer a matter of denying facts, it has become a religious dilemma similar to evolution and a heliocentric planetary system.

    Ignoring the ignorant and continuing is the only option, the unbelievers are not susceptible to truth.

  9. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @stpfeffer

    stpfeffer, In case you haven’t yet figured it out, deniers are deniers because they find it inconvenient to their lifestyles to believe it. they might have to recycle something, or purchase a small hybrid car to tool around in instead of their Hummer. The climate might change, but much of humankind don’t want to bother.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    Actually, there’s a weird tribalism involved too, as represented brilliantly by wolfhound’s incoherent post. You simply can no longer call yourself a conservative if you so much as glance at the facts on climate change, basic macroeconomics, job policies, environmental regulation, the causes of the economic collapse, health care, and a host of other issues.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 9 months ago

    ODon: They have the memory of a goldfish. The ten hottest years since records started have all occurred since 1998. The death of all those fruit bats in Queensland from heat got the one-day treatment by the corporate media. That way they can claim they covered it, but not enough to get into the petro-washed brain of the public.

  12. greenlynn

    greenlynn said, 9 months ago

    We would rather live self-centered lives than to make the necessary sacrifices to benefit future generations. That is why conservatives have it much easier than liberals with their message. If you are a liberal, your message is that we have to change what we are doing for the benefit of others. Conservatives preach either just keep on doing what we’ve always done, or we have made too many changes already and we need to go back to the “good old days” (which were never really that good).

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    @wolfhoundblues1

    As DrC’s sister said a couple of weeks ago, if a tree falls down in the forest all by itself, that doesn’t mean a person can’t cut down a tree. Yes, there has been climate change not caused by human beings, but that doesn’t mean this one isn’t. This change is different — for one thing, the rate is very fast; for another, it’s starting with a big jump in CO2 — just where is that CO2 coming from?

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    For the CO2, check out this animation:

    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/history.html

  15. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, 9 months ago

    In the old days, little kids learned the “kick the can down the road” game from their older brothers. Now they learn it from Congress……..

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