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  1. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 7 months ago

    I’m sure it’s somewhere under that layer of fast food wrappers, styrofoam cups & smog. In the meantime, we need to dig more coal & build another pipeline, because I’m not setting the thermostat to 68 or trading my F-150 for a hybrid.

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 7 months ago

    A Good Planet Is Hard to Find.

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 7 months ago

    “A typical liberal exaggeration. We are in NO danger of losing the planet. Turning it into a near uninhabitable desert is NOT ‘losing’ it. In any case, the ‘right’ people will survive, because that is what they do: take care of themselves. And losing everyone, and everything, else is no loss at all.”

    (The above sentiments were heard while listening to the thought implicit in the opinions of some people.)

  4. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Is that preview of the Earth after this nuclear Ukraine scare?

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    George Carlin said it best: “The planet is doing fine. It’s the people that are f$#^ed!”

  6. katzenbooks45!

    katzenbooks45! said, 7 months ago

    Poor Pluto…

  7. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    The idea of a back up planet is a dream. The nearest one they have found that might be habitable is 15+ light years away. It would take 13117500 years to travel that distance at the speed of sound. And, we might be able to build ships that will enable a small number of humans who are descended from the original occupants to reach that planet millions of years in the future. Whereupon, if it’s an inhabitable planet, there is a good chance that the inhabitants will blow them out of their sky.Or perhaps we will invent warp speed. Granted, it’s science fiction, but so were computers 50 years ago. But, here’s a novel idea. How about we just use about one tenth of the scientific knowledge and human ingenuity that all that getting to a back up planet would require to keep from destroying the planet that we already have.

  8. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, 7 months ago

    Planets couldn’t care less about whatever plant or animal life happens to be on them. They’re so selfish that way……..

  9. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 7 months ago

    @Enoki

    “George Carlin said it best: “The planet is doing fine. It’s the people that are f$#^ed!” "
    yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

  10. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 7 months ago

    @DLee4144

    Lets do all those things and more, not because they are easy, because they give hope for the future.
    (tho personally, a generational ship is {IMO} a low viable transport)
    Many SF stories have had suspended animation/generation ships, meet by their decedents at the destination point, who later found a faster way. (think star trek-space seed)

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, 7 months ago

    @DLee4144

    Just give me cost effective electric vehicles and solar panels and I’ll be a eco happy camper.

  12. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    I blame the ancient aliens who tampered with our DNA and sped up our evolution. If they had let things happen at a normal pace, maybe we would have learned about sustainability before increasing our population to the verge of a planet-wide mass extinction event.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @Doughfoot

    Sooner or later a sizable meteor will hit us. We do nothing to keep that from happening. Also the Yellowstone caldera will explode one day. We do nothing to prepare for that either. We are radically changing our climate, we are doing nothing to stop it. Get the picture?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @DLee4144

    If we want to live longer we will eventually need to send out colonists to other worlds. We just better hope there are no intelligences indigenous to them.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @echoraven

    When you figure in the health savings and ecological damage avoided they already are. That and we need to be energy misers.

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