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Tom Toles

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    The sky is falling!!!!
    I’m sure Tommy Troles rides a skateboard to work, lives with his family in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment and heats his home with solar panels in the winter…lol.
    My guess is that he’s more of an Al Gore type of earther.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^^Republican/Fox “news” viewers are required to believe in Obama Death Panels, but are not allowed to believe there is such a thing as climate change.

  3. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hey…I live in Florida. Life jackets are part of our disaster kits…along w/candles, MRE’s, and generators.

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    “The sky is falling!!!”


    Actually, the sea is rising. No wonder you get it wrong, you don’t even know up from down.


    Unlike political ideology, scientific data is true whether you believe it or not. Climate change is real, the melting of Greenland ice is real. The decay of the Antarctic ice is real. These are actual, if slow-motion, threats. You can argue that the mechanisms involved are too complex to be readily understood, and these processes may reverse themselves someday without any intervention on our part; you can also argue that human activity is not the primary or chief cause of these changes, and there is no point in rearranging human society to mitigate these changes.

    Personally, I prefer to be skeptical of such argument, as they seem to be based on wishful thinking more than data or evidence. But at least they is some rationality behind them.

    However, simply denying that climate change exists, or has the potential to inflict great harm on human society, is just foolish: the evidence is overwhelming in regard to what is happening, even if there is room doubt about why it is happening, or how long it will last. So I call your “Chicken Little” reference, and raise you an “ostrich with its head in the sand.”

    Of course, you offer no argument, no evidence, all you’ve got is an ad hominem attack on Toles.

    Ad hominem.
    An ad hominem (Latin for “to the man” or “to the person”), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Fallacious Ad hominem reasoning is normally categorized as an informal fallacy, more precisely as a genetic fallacy, a subcategory of fallacies of irrelevance.
    Ad hominem tu quoque (literally: “You also”) refers to a claim that the source making the argument has spoken or acted in a way inconsistent with the argument. In particular, if Source A criticizes the actions of Source B, a tu quoque response is that Source A has acted in the same way. This argument is fallacious because it does not disprove the argument; if the premise is true then Source A may be a hypocrite, but this does not make the statement less credible from a logical perspective. Indeed, Source A may be in a position to provide personal testimony to support the argument. For example, a father may tell his son not to start smoking as he will regret it when he is older, and the son may point out that his father is or was a smoker. This does not alter the fact that his son may regret smoking when he is older.

  5. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, over 2 years ago

    No sheet, Sherlock.

  6. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    The United States military now see climate change as a threat to national security.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/us/politics/climate-change-deemed-growing-security-threat-by-military-researchers.html?hp&_r=0

  7. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, over 2 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    The United States Military also sees every country on the earth as a potential enemy and has battle plans to confront them.

    Just saying.

  8. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A newly-discovered active volcano could erupt underneath Antarctica, melting the ice from below and compounding the effects of global warming, according to scientists.
    .
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2625583/Newly-discovered-active-volcano-erupt-underneath-ice-Antarctica-add-effects-global-warming-say-scientists.html#ixzz31gWHWbYi

  9. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 2 years ago

    but, to the gop, doing actions to combat climate change will hurt the economy and stop making themselves money.

  10. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    Try dropping a scoop of ice cream on a hot sidewalk. The ice cream will cover a larger and larger area of sidewalk as it melts, and a larger and larger portion of the sidewalk will be cooled in the process. That doesn’t mean the ice cream isn’t melting. You have to consider the whole picture.

  11. paynetom

    paynetom said, over 2 years ago

    Hey, There’s no such thing as climate change… Rush Limbaugh said so.

  12. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    Ever since Reagan removed the solar panels from the White House, Republicans have fought a long, thankless battle to assure us that there is no cause for alarm. Things are OK as they are. Bush II constantly reminded us that the matter of global warming needs more study, and that he wasn’t going to upset the delicate balance of investments vs profits. He even sought to soothe our concerns over man-made acceleration of climate change by carefully editing out from reports projections by scientific studies (even his own) , which wasted so much money and man-hours taking core samples from the polar regions, measuring the carbon content of our atmosphere, monitoring temperature of our ocean currents. What a waste of taxpayer money! And to think, that these scientific “elitists” were actually recommending that our industries take preventive measures by limiting fossil-fuel emissions, investing in alternative energy sources and stop dumping in the oceans!!
    Do you know how much money that would cost the “job-creators”?

    We should all be grateful for all the stonewalling efforts of the republicans, who are trying to save us from ourselves!

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    There have been plenty of times throughout history, before industrialization that the Earth was actually WARMER than today.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Some posters would be happier in China. China has a system for warning its population about dangerous air quality, but as the quality continues to become worse, the criteria for warning gets changed also.

    China has also started a propaganda program about poor air quality. (If they were more like us, they’d call it a “war”.) It’s a good thing, because it provides a common enemy. Deniers, meet your match.

    And what’s the worst that would happen if we actually chose to clean our air and water? Even if it has nothing to do with climate change, we would have fewer respiratory ailments, our food supply would have a fighting chance of improving, and cancer rates would likely fall, as well. But those, evidently, are not enough motivations for some.

    What can we make of people who complain bitterly about what kind of economic catastrophe we will be leaving our grandchildren, but who could care less if we leave far more people with far less to eat?

    Old Indian proverb: Only when the last fish has been caught, only when the last tree has been felled, only when the last river has been tainted, only then will man realize that you cannot eat money.

  15. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 2 years ago

    Climate changes without Man, but that’s no reason to ignore the potential disaster we face from our own additions to the process.

    The GOP is scared pantsless of taking common sense precautions to minimize the effect we have on our environment. It’s like they’re worried we might have cleaner air and water without the threat of a world-changing catastrophe. That we might improve everyone’s life “for nothing”!

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