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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Hmmm, La Brea tar pits offer any hints?

  2. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    All these left wing whackos who still keep claiming global warming is happening should come over to my place, and walk down to the beach. This afternoon the water was way up the beach. I came back at sunset, and the water was much lower. Sea levels are going down, not rising, people!

    Similarly, winter proves global warming is a myth…at least in the northern hemisphere.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 4 months ago

    @Anthony 2816

    When you start a post with words like “left wing whakos” (or right wing whakos for that matter) you lose all respectability or credibility in your posts!

  4. nefa

    nefa said, 4 months ago

    @Anthony 2816

    Worrying, when satire is so good it becomes indistinguishable from the thing it’s satirizing… :)

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 4 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    Never the less, I will at least attempt to point out just a few of your many total errors in your post. I know you will (like most of the ultra conservatives here) either ignore my post, or call me names, which I in turn, will also ignore.


    In the first place, it is not liberals that are saying that Rapid Global Climate Change is a reality, it is some 99% of the worlds scientists. Scientists not only in the world climate areas of science, but in all scientific disciplines. If your fully certified and peer reviewed doctor were to tell you after extensive medical tests that you were going to die very soon from cancer, you would immediately start to put your affairs in order. You might at the same time seek out other qualified doctor’s diagnoses, but you would not just doubt your initial doctor’s diagnoses on the basis of your own gut feelings. Well, the same applies here with Rapid Global Climate Change. It is a real happening, get over it!!


    You are also making what is a common (but never the less grievous) error. That is that you are equating local weather conditions with global climate. They are absolutely NOT the same thing!


    There are vast amounts of real scientific data and analysis, that prove that Rapid Global Climate change is not only real, but that it is to at least some extent (and over time that extent is only going to get greater if we continue to burn up fossil fuels into the earths atmosphere) caused by human activity. Only in the US are there some very vocal elements of our population that doubt legitimate scientists and their research about this. All other civilized countries (even China and India now) have expressed a desire to do something about this situation for the sakes of future generations if nothing else. The only questions remaining are just how do we go about turning this situation around, and do we even have enough time before future generations have to face a disaster of world wide proportions?


    Being a left over 1960’s technological hippy (and one of the 400,000 or so directly responsible for placing Americans on the moon and bringing them back safely) I am at least somewhat optimistic that mankind’s use of advanced energy technologies will do this job in time.


    However, nothing will stop the long tern pollution of the earth by a steadily population increasing humanity, unless we use the time remaining (and that grows shorter by the minute) to at the very least get the thrust of our civilization off of the planet itself. And that means a very viable and increasing space program for all of mankind. If we do not do this, then eventually humanity on this globe is doomed, like it or not!!

  6. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    “When you start a post with words like “left wing whakos” (or right wing whakos for that matter) you lose all respectability or credibility in your posts!”

    You’re quite right…my satire became blatantly obvious with the phrase “left wing whakos”. However, if I’d said “right wing whakos”, and changed it to saying that low tide proved the ocean levels were not rising, it would no longer have been satire. Just look at Gary Varval’s cartoons from December to February, telling us that because winter has occurred once again, there’s no such thing as global warming (totally oblivious to the record high temps in Australia during the same period).

  7. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    I agree with everything you said. And I appreciate your post…I only hope that the real right-wing-whakos do the same.

    But I’m not holding my breath waiting.

  8. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @nefa

    “Worrying, when satire is so good it becomes indistinguishable from the thing it’s satirizing… :)”

    So (sadly) true…see Robert Landers’ excellent reply.

    Unfortunately, the original cartoon was pointed enough that the usual corporate apologists have not even bothered to show up, so we’re all just preaching to the choir.

  9. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Anthony, If that’s a Poe please ignore what follows…
     

    ‘global’ may be a hard concept for you, but it’s quite a bit bigger than your back yard.
     
    The fact that SOME places have had a cold winter proves nothing (ask folks in Alaska). That’s why ‘Anthropogenic Climate Change’ is a better term for it. And as for anything ‘global’ being limited to one hemisphere is laughable.
     
    The fact that you seem ignorant of the tides has little to do with anything. If predictions are correct then over the decades that water will tend (‘tend’ is a word you should look up) to rise up the beach higher and not go down the beach quite as far.

  10. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @richardelguru

    Not sure what you mean by “Poe”, but I think (1) I’m meant to “ignore what follows” and (2) The reply by Nefa nailed it.

  11. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Seriously, I did not see this coming. Where are all the real right-wing-whakos? Doonesbury is on vacation!

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 4 months ago

    @Anthony 2816

    A very good reply, sorry I am not really very good with satire. Especially, from someone that is not already known for that on this site (reference NeoConman).

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    just as it is a myth that the big bird puts it’s head under the ground so is the religion of man made Gorebull warming.

  14. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 months ago

    @Anthony 2816

    I bow to your brilliance. You have quite eclipsed me.

  15. Bloggispher

    Bloggispher said, 4 months ago

    The dinosaurs lived in a hot spell of Earth’s history. We are too. The ice age is over. Long live people.

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