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Tom Toles

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months ago

    No sheet, Sherlock.

  6. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 5 months 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, 5 months 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. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months 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.
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    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, 5 months ago

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

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Maybe a big part fell off because there was a record freeze?

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/12/global-cooling-antarctic-sea-ice-coverage-continues-to-break-records/

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 5 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    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.

  12. paynetom

    paynetom GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

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

  13. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Doughfoot

    The explanation seems to be stronger winds in the region. What people like harley don’t mention is that while the total area of sea ice is increasing, in one region the sea ice is decreasing, and in another increasing.

    http://phys.org/news/2014-03-antarctic-sea-ice-arctic.html

    In that link is a link to an Australian report which goes into a lot of detail.

    It even mentions something which I have speculated about. Which is that the water melting off the main Antarctic mass is fresh water, which will tend to lie above the salt water. (Eventually it must mix in.) That fresh water freezes more quickly than salt water.
    But I would have expected this to occur only very close to the ice shelves. Which is true, but the sea ice appears to move quite a bit, so once formed it moves away, allowing new fresh water to freeze in its place.

  14. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 months ago

    The prediction is that the Antarctic ice sheet will melt. In about 1,000 years, give or take. We know it’s a hoax since they used math, and we also know that they know that no one will be around to see them proved wrong.

  15. r2varney

    r2varney said, 5 months ago

    Truly amazing how irrational some of these climate change arguments are. !0,000 years ago there was ice.. today some of that is gone.. The climate changed… is there any reason to think it will not continue to change?
    Is “man” responsible.. NO.. Does “man” effect the climate.. YES..the unknown is “how much”. Every roof / parking lot / road prevents water from entering the ground.. That rainwater is behaving differently due to “man”. Every light bulb / stove / cigarette… creates heat that would not have occurred had “man” not created it.
    Because of a tremendous time lag.. the permafrost is STILL withdrawing and the core ocean temperature is STILL rising and.. the glaciers are STILL melting. All remains of the last ice age.
    Climate changes.. and for that we should be grateful. We owe our existence to meeting the challenge.. The challenge today is facing and dealing with pollution, “man” may not survive that one.

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