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  1. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 3 years ago

    no one is doubting there is global warming(sorry climate change) but I live in ohio and the great lakes were carved by ice flows and now there is no ice (except for winter) So yes there is climate change and we are affecting it a little. but the only change that is bad is all the bleeding hearts that are sending their change $ to these thumpers that are getting rich because of it

  2. Gary Williams

    Gary Williams GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It is too late to change things now we have passed the tipping point. The best thing to do now is grab all the money we can and hasten the certain end so it will be as painless as possible. Let drill all over the place and crack out all the gas we can so that the we will at least go extinct rich.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    Whaaaat? @ronald, @Gary, are you both serious?
    There are actions we can take to stop adding more CO2, and there are actions we can take that could take it out. Some are looking at megaengineering projects that would permit us to make drastic change, though that is more of a last-ditch approach.
    But at least neither of you doubt AGW. I expect the usual trolls will appear shortly.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    We can only hope the change of attitude we are seeing in insurance companies and states will hasten actions that can help lessen the effects of climate change. There are many job creating and money creating/saving ways to pay for this kind of infrastructure overhaul. Failure to take action will simply make life for all harder and more challenging over time.
    But the cartoon is hopeful, and so am I.
    & Happy Holidayze,

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    We are well past the ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere to cause catastrophe. Its all down hill from here.

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    A thought…If you all don’t start working towards improving this problem. You (everyone) may have no legacy. This is the single most important problem facing mankind today.

  7. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The world has ALWAYS had periods of extreme weather! Explain how extreme weather happened BEFORE the industrial revolutions…huh? And also, extreme weather, blame global warming, no extreme weather, blame global warming, mild winter or frigid winter….global warming. Drought this year, or too much rain….yep, global warming. You nuts have global warming for your trump card for everything. All it is anymore is a pesky buzzing in the air now….silently fading….

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    www.ncse.com For rational, inquisitive minds.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    A 12 year old Norquist wrote a “no tax pledge”. Years later, Repulblicans with lower I.Q. and education that 12 year olds signed it. Climate change is much more real than Norquists “plan” doing anything but destroy the economy. Climate change, caused by morons led by folks like Norquist IS real, and a bigger problem.

  10. drybones

    drybones GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    My favorite thing about truth and reality is that they can’t be changed by dogma, distortion, or lies. They can be changed by new research and analysis, but in the case of global climate change it’s a bit late for that—the glaciers and polar caps are not un-melting, sea level is not falling, and ocean temperatures continue to rise. Science deniers correctly say that climate change has been happening forever. What they don’t get, or are lying about, is the unprecedented rate of change we are experiencing. In the past, only impacts by celestial bodies and volcanism have affected the climate this rapidly. They don’t know the difference between climate and local weather. They think that an unusually cool day in August or a snowfall in their backyard in January disproves climate change. They seem not to believe that we have accurate records in trees and glaciers and rock strata and lake and ocean sediments that provide a very long history of the rate climate change.

  11. drybones

    drybones GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @ronald rini

    “…Great Lakes ice cover experiences large variability in response to predominant natural climate forcing and has poor predictability. Spectral analysis shows that lake ice has both quasi-decadal and interannual periodicities of ~8 and ~4 yr. There was a significant downward trend in ice coverage from 1973 to the present for all of the lakes, with Lake Ontario having the largest, and Lakes Erie and St. Clair having the smallest. The translated total loss in lake ice over the entire 38-yr record varies from 37% in Lake St. Clair (least) to 88% in Lake Ontario (most). The total loss for overall Great Lakes ice coverage is 71%, while Lake Superior places second with a 79% loss.” — Google “Temporal and Spatial Variability of Great Lakes Ice Cover, 1973–2010”

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    My questions to those who are skeptical about Climate Change are these…
    If this is a cyclical pattern, how long do your sources suggest it will last and is there anything we can or should do to effect this dangerous time in the cycle?
    If you are wrong and climate change is real and is man made, at what point do we start trying to reverse the damage?
    How many more billions will be paid to restore homes, farms, and businesses damaged or destroyed by drought, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and blizzards before we spend the billions needed to start doing what we can?
    Just three questions. Don’t say it climate change doesn’t exist, tell me what you think about the existing climate.
    I truly am curious.
    & Happy Holidayze,

  13. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 3 years ago


    Sorry even with drastic changes there will be a climate change It been going on forever. They are saying that under the ice at the artic circle they are finding trees that have been dead for years. Sure throw money at it and make some people rich and still get the same outcome.

  14. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago

    Wouldn’t it be horrible if we worked to reduce pollution, making our environment cleaner, safer, healthier and more beautiful, and then it turned out the anti-science people were right?

  15. drybones

    drybones GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Anthony 2816

    “horrible…if the anti-science people were right?” Not at all. The word is “historic.” Science deniers have never been right in history, not about the flat earth, not about the geocentric Universe, not about evolution or gravity or the germ theory of disease, and that’s why it would be an historic event if they were right now. Scientists get it wrong all the time, but that’s the way the process works. As soon as scientists are convinced that they have it right they set about trying to prove that they have it wrong. How beautiful is that!?

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