This is the real Republican party. Why do so many people support this crap over and over?
There are some that believe that Trump is the problem.
Trump is definitely A problem — a giant pus-filled symptom. But Republicans are the disease.
Trump is a feature of the Republican party, not a bug.
Climate change is a hoax, but we have to protect every billionaire whose golf courses are threatened by climate change.
When the giant Thwaites glacial ice shelf breaks off
Us seniors don’t need no steekin CO2. We fart more than cattle. Methane will get the little bastards.
Yertle the Turtle McConshell is an embarrassment to The State of Kentucky, the U.S. Senate, the Entire Country, and, THE WORLD! He is one of the few people I would cheer for if he suddenly keeled over right now from a massive stroke, gurgled once, and turned blue before kicking off once and for all!
It’s really remarkable. Across the entire industrialized world, the ONLY major political party that denies the reality of global warming is the Republican Party. And yet they keep getting their way, despite the fact that they are part of an increasingly tiny group, as irrational as the flat Earthers or the Taliban.
Some of the politicians here are arrogantly ill-informed, no question, but I think a lot of them are simply ignoring the facts to cash in on it personally, regardless of the impact on their own descendants. There’s a reason the right-wing nutbots are claiming the scientists are being paid off — which they are NOT — it’s because they already know who IS being paid off!
@BrassOrchid, for God’s sake pay attention.
Ocean Level rise: the annual rate of rise over the past 20 years has been 0.13 inches (3.2 millimeters) a year, roughly twice the average speed of the preceding 80 years.
The last five years were the hottest five years on record: definitely post-Obama:
In 2018 there are numerous extreme weather disasters; one effect of global warming is increased energy in the weather systems, and therefore more extremes, including bigger blizzards as well as more droughts. Furthermore, did you just miss all the massive wildfires in California, which meant you could smell smoke in the ENTIRE STATE?:
If climate changes accelerate we will need Trump`s wall around our coastal cities. Or maybe I should have said when.
That canister’s empty, ‘cause he’s been huffing it.
Oh it’s a “Green Deal”, whatever green the coal lobbyists can slip to the GOP.
Brian – 1st and foremost, that is a great tweet and I heartily concur; the only thing I ask is to add mcYertle to the list. A most excellent toon.
Mitch’s problem is that he cannot grasp his mortality. He thinks he’ll live forever. And that’s why he’ll keep stealing until the day he dies.
you can skewer that chump all day long.
It is really not worth arguing with Brass Orchid. His take on things falls into the “Not Even Wrong” category.
The processes he goes on about proceed at glacial paces… literally.
He chooses to deny the importance of insolation in the northern hemisphere, hence his pooh-poohing of Milankovich cycles. And yet one of his pet arguments about the greening of the Sahara several thousand years ago ignores the evidence that it was due to a component of the cycle that gave rise to the greening and to the subsequent loss of rain. Again, that played out over thousands of years, not 60.
The warming of the oceans does indeed translate to more rain. But most of that does fall back into the ocean. And while the rain over land will increase, It takes glacial time scales to fill up those former glacial lakes. But human alterations to the landscape mean less capture and more runoff.
Whereas a rise in sea level in less than a century will have severe impacts on human society.
And your chances of accumulating snow are greatly diminished by the higher levels of CO2. CO2 works 24/7/365.25. The present level of CO2 is about 406 ppm. It has gone up 90ppm since 1959. During the ice age cycles, the levels at the coldest times were about 180-190ppm. During the warmest, mostly around 280, with one reaching about 310. The cycles are controlled by insolation rather than CO2, which is why, contra Al Gore, the CO2 curve lags the temperature curve. Warming causes bacteria to increase and release CO2. Glacial retreat exposes more soil, so more bacteria, and more CO2. Change at a glacial pace.
BO further never takes into account human use of surface water, which makes future accumulation of water on continental masses less likely than under the natural glacial processes.
BO may not have his science wrong, but that doesn’t mean it is relevant to the present world. The changes in global temperature are not proceeding at a glacial pace. Nor are sea level changes. Hence, “Not Even Wrong.”