Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for December 18, 2022

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    lvlax  over 1 year ago

    Hey Shannon, With how cold it is right now… I think a whole lot of us would like some ‘warming’.

    Don’t believe everything your teachers tell you. The Earth has been around for approx. 4.5 Billion years.. It’ll be around long after climate alarmists are but a distant memory. Enjoy being a kid! If you want to ask Santa for something big… how about food for all the starving, houses for the homeless and peace in an ever increasingly hostile world.

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    P.s. Were you really good? I heard something about you snipping Luann’s hair??? ;)

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    Christmas is a week away.

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    J. Scarbrough  over 1 year ago

    Hear! Hear! I am so sick of losing parts of fall and winter to earlier springs and longer summers! The GOP kept saying Biden was going to cancel Christmas last year, but he didn’t . . . Mother Nature did. Seriously, it was almost as bad as that infamous Blowtorch Christmas of 2015, when it was warm and springlike nearly the entire month. Honest to God, I cannot remember the last time we had a normal December, where it was actually nice and winter-like for the entire month . . . ditto with February; anymore, it’s already spring and blooming before Valentine’s Day! But, nooooo; let’s just keep denying Climate Change despite all of the evidence and signs all around the world, because a “Silent Minority” (which are anything but) keep insisting that it’s all a “liberal hoax.”

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    Calliope  over 1 year ago

    Sorry kid. Santa’s too busy bailing water out of his workshop and protecting his elves from ravenous, emaciated polar bears.

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    Asharah  over 1 year ago

    Don’t worry, eventually we’ll get another Ice Age.

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    Antisocialist  over 1 year ago

    Oh yeah, bring us another ice age. I’m tired of being warm and comfortable.

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    Grumpy Old Guy  over 1 year ago

    You can’t change the weather by throwing money at it….

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    Rhetorical_Question   over 1 year ago

    Save the earth for future generations?

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    Enter.Name.Here  over 1 year ago

    Let’s first see if we can end the war. Global warming goals are worthless if we end up incinerating it all in a nuclear glow.

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    dadoctah  over 1 year ago

    Never figured Shannon for the Greta Thunberg type.

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    kenhense  over 1 year ago

    Shannon should warn Santa about the North Pole melting and all the toys will be floating around.

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    JenF  over 1 year ago

    For real… I read comics as an adult to escape the painfully brutal lives we live…for a quick chuckle. We really gotta make a stand for our beliefs in a doodle and using a kid to portray it? Come on.

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    blunebottle  over 1 year ago

    George Carlin was pretty sharp- he had it figured out a long time ago- “Save the planet? We haven’t even figured out how to take care of ourselves!” (Heavily censored version):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rld0KDcan_w

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    nightflight  over 1 year ago

    It’s Greg’s strip but its our forum and he has crossed a line that we have tried to establish. No politics and no religion. And, his scientific expert in this field has only one accomplishment: she graduated from potty training.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Ending global warming means that everybody worldwide has to agree

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    linus82  over 1 year ago

    At first I thought she was going to ask for a little brother or cousin, but it turned out that Shannon is more aware of what we would suppose of the world we live in.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Actually, Shannon will get her wish within 30 years.

    Everybody will have electric cars and everyone will be happy.

    Until the gird goes down….., ;-)

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    luann1212  over 1 year ago

    If our planet increases by 2 or 3 net degrees then the ice caps, Artic and Antarctic will melt and most of the major urban areas, by the oceans (billions of people) will no longer have cities to live in. And that is just one possible outcome that a child of her generation (real not Luannverse) will inherit from our profligate fossil fuel use. we have 8 billion souls on Mother Earth. Oh right she is Momma you all know, but this is a heck of a way to thank her for being our only home in an enormously hostile universe, over which we have no control. At some point we may be able to live on other planets, moons, artificial habitats, interstellar arks, etc., but now Shannon has a very pertinent message. I agree kids should be kids, and all the play, mischief, growth, and learning that should go with it, but they also should have a future, not despoiled by us beyond hope so some of us can have all the comforts of a complicated civilization and the existential pain that goes with it, Sigh! Whew! Wait, I forget, this is Luann and Luannverse, so hilarity ensues.

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    Rockabore  over 1 year ago

    Santa would need most of the wealthy people who claiming to care about climate change to ACTUALLY lower their own much higher impact on the climate first, and we all know that won’t even come close to happening. But us common people more likely will end up being forced to lower OURS, which will come at the expense to our quality of living and just make things more dystopian cause the rich will still go on as they are. I will say though that wildlife conservation and reforestation are wonderful causes, but I’m just skeptical of the browbeating narrative about how the collective “we” are killing the planet when it’s so out of the common person’s hands that it’s hard to see it as a burden that comes down to the corporations and I can’t see them changing.

    Also this is the same Shannon who is the plucky little scamp who’s all about consumerism and loving to be treated to presents and gifts and feeling generally entitled, right? It seems so… un-Shannon-ly for her to ask for something like this! Who is this and what has she done with Shannon?

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    vlad8601  over 1 year ago

    are we finally getting that ice age they promised in the ’80’s?

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Dear Santa,

    Please bring me a heater for my workshop. The old one pooped out, and it has been dropping into the 20’s here at night in Sacramento. When I go out in the shop in the morning, it is refrigerator temperature in there.

    Thank you

    P.S. I always leave out cookies and milk for you. The cookies should be OK, but the milk may be frozen…

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    TampaFanatic1  over 1 year ago

    J Scarbrough and I agree on the fact that it simply has been a long, long time since I have experienced a December or February where it has been by the 30 year averages “below normal”. When I was a kid growing up here in Central FL and as a college student in the ‘80s and early ’90s there were years where we’d have cold snaps, some lasting for weeks. Yes, some Decembers were warm, so warm you could hit the beach on XMas day or New Years. It actually snowed a couple of times here as well: January ’77 with parts of Central FL getting solid accumulations and Christmas Eve ’89 where here in Tampa everyone got flurries for 2 straight days and some areas even got up to an inch of snow while North Florida got up to 3 or 4 inches on the I-10 corridor. There were some flurries in this area in 2011 but not officially documented, so the last official snow in Tampa was December 23 and 24 1989.

    The 30 year averages have risen by 3F since 1970 and the number of below average days are outnumbered 3 to one in the past few years. 2010-2011 was the last year where we had a below average winter where December, January, and February all were well below average and we had 10 days reporting freezes. Since 2000, no other winter has reported more than 2 freezes and most have zero. My wife tells our daughter and her FSU roommate of the White Christmas of ‘89 where her parents house up in Columbia County (Lake City) got 4 inches of snow and I-10 and I-75 had to shutdown. I can tell them that the flurries were nice to experience in Tampa but the 2 mornings at 21F basically killed the last of my Dad’s tangelos, navel and valencia oranges which had survived numerous freezes in the ‘60s/’70s/‘80s. Nowadays my citrus is threatened by greening and hurricanes, not cold weather. The citrus blossoms come out around Valentine’s Day now when it used to be spring training/spring break/March when that would happen on average.

    So, is the climate warming for whatever reason? Look at the data!

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    JillA.Gorze  over 1 year ago

    If it wasn’t for “global warming”, we would still be in the last Ice Age. At at the age of 61 years, I am STILL waiting for all of the dire predicitions from the late 1960’s to early 1970’s to come true. Why I remember when scientists said were heading towards another Ice Age.

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    JonnyT   over 1 year ago

    All of a sudden she’s gone from Satan’s spawn to Greta Thunberg? I don’t buy it.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Dear little Shannon, what a beautiful poem♡. She’s really growing up and becoming less selfish and more interested in the happiness of others. Let’s hope the people of the world will do something to make her wish come true.

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Ask for another ice age. I wanna go skiing.

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    WaitingMan  over 1 year ago

    Oh, joy. Another GoComics climate change debate. Nothing I haven’t read a thousand times before. I shall pass today.

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    colddonkey  over 1 year ago

    The best way to end global warming is to be rid of the frauds that spew forth their lies then fly to XYZ place in private jets to preach their B/S to us.

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    preacherman Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I dislike the use of the words, “global warming” for whereas it is true, it leaves many in colder than normal weather wondering just where is this warming. The globe is warming much higher than the normal increases over the centuries. These precipitous increases in temperature are throwing climate out of kilter. Thus, what we’re really talking about is climate change which makes drier area’s drier, wetter areas wetter, storms more long lasting, and droughts more severe. Many species are already going extinct at an alarming rate, much higher than the norm. And while the human species will probably adapt, we will have to adjust ourselves to live even close to the recent past’s expectations.

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    treutvid  over 1 year ago

    First, kill all the reindeer who expel greenhouse gases, and then take the private jets away from the idiots using them to go to global warming conferences so they can tell everyone else what to do.

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    Duane Ott  over 1 year ago

    For some of us to think about: Stuff really is made up of atoms and molecules we can’t see with the naked eye. Bacteria and viruses really do cause illness. Gravity exists, we just aren’t sure how to explain it. Eclipses really do occur because we have displeased the moon goddess.

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    ctolson  over 1 year ago

    End global warming on Christmas morning for a Christmas wish???? Would thing she’d want to see her daddy Christmas morning.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And triggered right-wing snowflakes get offended in 5…4…3…

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    vickie.105  over 1 year ago

    Overpopulation is more of an immediate problem.

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    miztrniceguy  over 1 year ago

    There are many days where the comments are far better than the strip

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    Calvin Nelson Nelson Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Because as we can see from a lot of these comments calling it global warming (even though it’s mostly accurate, is still deviceive and leads to misunderstanding I propose a slight modification:

    “And so on Christmas please arrangeA way that you could bringA fix for climate change.”

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    kaycstamper  over 1 year ago

    That’s sad…a little girl should be thinking about climbing trees and playing, not heavy adult issues.

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    speightsdona  over 1 year ago

    Thanks for telling it like it is.

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    filops  over 1 year ago

    Done. Also and equally staved off the leprechaun menace.

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    The Joke Explainer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Creating a scary future where kids imagine the world is in peril is emotional abuse. I grew up back in the 70s when the environmentalists at the time said we have 30 years left on the planet due to pollution… I believed them. Most pessimistic time off my life. Sorry. Stop creating a black cloud of doom.

    They were right about one thing: they said water would be so rare we would be paying $5 per gallon. That’s about what Evian costs I think.
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    Rotary12 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It’s 1° F this morning, I doubt there is “global warming”.

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    Crann Bethadh  over 1 year ago

    I’m not sure if Santa is the right guy to ask. Of all the people who would appreciate a warmer climate, he’d probably be it.

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    tremaine53  over 1 year ago

    The planet will still be here, but it won’t support human life.

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    hawgowar  over 1 year ago

    Yes, the biomass of the planet has increased by 15 percent due to extra carbon. Instead of desertification, deserts are actually decreasing. We are well within normal historical temperature variations.

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    comic reader 22  over 1 year ago

    Now Shannon, it’s not nice to lie to Santa.

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    mepowell  over 1 year ago

    For all who say that climate changes are natural, I suggest looking at the history of the Sahara Desert. It’s been discovered that for thousands of years, that area was green, meaning full of plants and animals and people who were settling down Then a natural climate swing happened that caused the rains to move away. The Sahara dried up and became what it is today. That’s what climate change can mean.

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    Farmingdale  over 1 year ago

    What I find most amusing about today’s “comic” offering is imagining Greg and Karen walking up and down the proverbial “aisle” and laughing at all the posters and comments from both sides of the room. This was done on purpose and it worked.

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    anaditz  over 1 year ago

    Just an FYI to Greg and company: The term “Global warming” is out. It’s referred to as “Climate change,” because not everything that is happening applies exclusively to the planet’s rising temperature.

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    Peabody N. Sherman  over 1 year ago

    I don’t deny global warming. I expect it to change to cooling in a few million years (long after humans are extinct?).

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    I’m sure Santa helps fight global warming. After all, he can’t have his home melt away.

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    lorenkinzel  over 1 year ago

    Looks like Shannon writing to Santa is a mite too controversial for us here. From now on, Sunday strip should just show Nancy in the bath. 6 full panels, different angles. Few bubbles.

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    Laura Doerfler  over 1 year ago

    Sorry to see this in a comic. Nothing is sacred any more. We need funny, not stupid.

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    amen

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    Moonkey Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Magic won’t help climate change and overpopulation. People can.

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    KEA  over 1 year ago

    he could shut down the Sun which would fix things pretty quick, but I’m not sure we’d like the consequences

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    shorzy  over 1 year ago

    Comic readers are science deniers? And you watch FOX news also? Please, read the data and science. But I suppose facts don’t matter to you…

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    mindjob  over 1 year ago

    What? No one is going to comment on Shannon’s impeccable handwriting?

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    mindjob  over 1 year ago

    To me the point of the strip is that kids today are worrying about things when they should be having fun. So sad

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    RSH  over 1 year ago

    Shannon is growing up; she’s thinking outside of herself and starting to care about others and the world around her. nice strip.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Greg you should talk to China has the highest GHG.

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    lcorcoran5  over 1 year ago

    silly indoctrination of the youth. Really wish Greg would avoid this crap.

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    MarieStanford  over 1 year ago

    I’ve been following this comic for decades, but Today is my last day. Greg just lost a follower. Too bad there isn’t a dislike button

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    paulscon  over 1 year ago

    Santa is the real problem, leaving coal for all the bad boys and girls! Coal use across the world is set to reach a new record this year amid persistently high demand for the heavily polluting fossil fuel, the International Energy Agency said. “This means coal will continue to be the global energy system’s largest single source of carbon dioxide emissions by far,” the IAE said.

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    currysteph Premium Member over 1 year ago

    eyeroll

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    Local 574 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    How about an end to capitalism? Duh!

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    pagercat  over 1 year ago

    I think it was a sweet strip. A young child wanting to benefit the world. I think that was the real point of it. Thanks, Greg!

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    cbeyer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I cancel all woke ‘things’ that get any money from me. Goodbye.

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    eladee AKA Wally  over 1 year ago

    I think it’s very irresponsible of the schools to frighten our children at such an early age. Shame on them! I remember back in 7th grade during the early 70s. Our teachers told us that in ten years we would all have to wear gas masks whenever we went outside. And that the oceans would be so full of trash all marine life would be dead. Complete BS! But it woke me up many nights trembling in fear at this dire outcome. Obviously this dark scenario never happened. That was over 50 years ago. Fortunately I talked to my parents and they reassured me the earth would survive and be ok.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Santa should blow up all the oil pipelines…

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    Fordmaverick  over 1 year ago

    Another tool who just can’t make a good comic without jumping into politics. Read this comic for years. Today’s the last day.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 1 year ago

    Shannon,

    You were indeed very good. I wish I could help you but Mrs. Claus says these last few centuries were too cold to suit her and refuses to stay at our place in Rio, so I’ve had to leave the thermostat alone.

    Santa

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    sallymargret  over 1 year ago

    There are problems with the measurements used to calculate temperature trends worldwide. Those data are based on ground measurements, taken mainly in cities. Most of the world, especially the Southern Hemisphere, is water, and there are no figures for much of this area. Mountainous regions also sport few thermometers. Poor and primitive areas are underrepresented in the data since most gauges are located in the more economically advanced parts of the world.

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    The Quiet One  over 1 year ago

    Pretty mature wish Shannon.

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    nightflight  over 1 year ago

    The caveman who discovered fire probably heard the same complaints from the local liberals of that era. He didn’t care about me, and I’m not worried about any survivors in the 23rd century.

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    pynke1  over 1 year ago

    It’s going to be in the upper 20s to the lower 30s in central Florida on Christmas Eve. Santa fixed global warming.

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    leomags  over 1 year ago

    Please no more global warming dysphoria….

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    jrankin1959  over 1 year ago

    Cute – but with everyone from Minneapolis to New York to Dallas hunkering down for a major winter storm, the best you’re going to get is an ironic chuckle…

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    PaulGoes  over 1 year ago

    Reindeer farts contribute to global warming

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    Joe Bo Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Santa can not fix Climate Change, humans caused it and only humans can mitigate it. We have passed the “tipping point”, Climate Change will continue to get worse. Vast populations will be displaced, partly due to rising sea levels, and as those people seek new lands to live on there will be conflicts and wars. Now is a good time to focus on mitigating this looming catastrophe, mainly by avoiding petroleum energy. Green energy industry will provide many jobs and a better environment. Fossil fuel corporate interests will dispute this and supply much obfuscating propaganda to encourage doubt. China is largest contributor to greenhouse gases, followed by USA, EU, and Russia, in that order.

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    vickie.105  over 1 year ago

    Overpopulation is a far more clear and present danger.

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    Slatsmagee I  over 1 year ago

    Global warming, it’s a fallacy…

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    montylc2001  over 1 year ago

    Of course this one opens up a can of worms.

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    jnd113  over 1 year ago

    Well he won’t be allowed to leave coal in your stocking.

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    beb01  over 1 year ago

    I imagine that Greg will be disappointed by the vast and vocal number of climaye deniers. sigh

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    JPuzzleWhiz  over 1 year ago

    Shannon is being a very sweet, unselfish child today.

    And to those of you putting her down and raining on her parade, I have this for you:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hj3U18FHgQ

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Shannon: “I’ve been good.”

    Santa: “A lump of coal [fossil fuel!] for lying to Santa, little girl!”

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    Ugly, Fat and Crabby  over 1 year ago

    Oh, Greg, do you really expect us to believe that this oblivious little Shi…, um, I mean Shannon, even knows what global warming is, much less cares about it?

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    Cathy P.  over 1 year ago

    Personally, I think it’s the beginning of the “End Times”. Jesus Christ will be returning soon, and everyone who hasn’t been “raptured” won’t be in any condition to worry about global warming.

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    kittysquared Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It would have been better for Shannon to ask for a daddy who wants her.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 1 year ago

    No Shannon, he can’t. When he found out about the heat trapping abilities of CO2 in 1898, he moved Xmas town to Antartica by 1904 in the area later to become a no-fly zone. Later they got some bad neighbors in Nazis setting up a secret lab and arms base not too far away. From Xmas town you can just see the line of purple Mountains of Madness. Their shield of anathema keeps many away.

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    JustMe  over 1 year ago

    I just HAD to scroll down to the comment section. I just HAD to. And now with much regret, I shall never make that mistake again…. good grief

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    DebUSNRet Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Good Lord…crock city.

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    Stewbeef  over 1 year ago

    Only in a comic strip can you believe in both Santa Claus and climate change.

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    imbas5511  over 1 year ago

    umm no…

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    Avatari  over 1 year ago

    Those of us who are called “Climate Deniers” actually do believe that it is quite possible that the Climate is changing. But if the climate is changing, it is happening naturally. We believe that there is nothing any human being can do to stop it, or make it worse. To believe that we humans have some kind of power over nature is the ultimate in human vanity.

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    Le'Roy Hawkins  over 1 year ago

    fOlLoW tHe ScIeNce

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    David  over 1 year ago

    At least he called it ‘Global Warming’ instead of ‘Climate Change’.

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