Editorial cartoon: Global warming

  • Article by: STEVE SACK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 15, 2012 - 5:38 PM
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jastkeJul. 15, 12 6:35 PM

Cute (and appropriate) cartoon, but the warm weather we've been having lately does not prove that global warming is occurring. Nor does the cold winter we had a year and a half ago prove it isn't. What does show that global warming is occurring is decades of weather records, satellite imagery and the like. The evidence is undeniable by any reasonable person.

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tvmamaJul. 15, 12 9:24 PM

"What does show that global warming is occurring is decades of weather records, satellite imagery and the like. The evidence is undeniable by any reasonable person." - Yeah, but who says man is contributing, how much, if he is, and if this is even a bad thing? You libs that trash Christianity as voodoo have sure jumped off the deep end over man-made global warming. Jeeeeeez!!!!!

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shushyn78Jul. 15, 1210:26 PM

Hot summer in the US, meanwhile bring your jackets to London for the Olympics.

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LakeliverJul. 15, 1211:13 PM

Which libs have "trashed Christianity"? Fact is we believe there are far more gospels that advocate for the poor and underprivileged than there are for subjects like outlawing gay marriages, far more. When exposed to all of the proof that the warming in the last 100 hundred years has accelerated far beyond other natural warmups, to contend that mankind has not contributed to that phenomenon is just plain stupid.

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jdcarlinJul. 16, 12 1:56 AM

tvmama: "Yeah, but who says man is contributing, how much, if he is, and if this is even a bad thing?" Never in the history of this planet has the climate warmed this fast without wiping out a huge percent of the species on it. That is indeed a "bad thing." And I hope it means man is doing it, because that means man can undo it before that happens.

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jdcarlinJul. 16, 12 1:59 AM

shushyn78: "Hot summer in the US, meanwhile bring your jackets to London for the Olympics." You know London is further north than Winnipeg is, right?

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rhankinsJul. 16, 12 6:34 AM

Whether climate change exists is a scientific issue, not a political one. It's not liberals, liberal scientists or anyone else that has an agenda forcing the issue, and it's very disconcerting to see how much the US has diverged a rational basis for its beliefs. Conservatives may believe that proposed political solutions to climate change promote values that they oppose, and that is an excellent reason to oppose those solutions, but not to deny the science itself.

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longmemoryJul. 16, 12 7:00 AM

Look at night time satellite photos. Every bright spot is a heat island. Add the billions of internal combustion engines from the leaf blowers to jet engines. We're fouling our nest folks. Weather is just one indicator.

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milkman53Jul. 16, 12 7:10 AM

If the wind is coming from the south and the dew points are lower in Missouri than in Minnesota can't we assume something is happening in Iowa to account for the difference? (Hint--it's not IA lakes) If human activity in Iowa affects the weather in Minnesota can't we assume human activity in the northern hemisphere might affect the whole world?

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wise1Jul. 16, 12 8:18 AM

"Yeah, but who says man is contributing, how much, if he is, and if this is even a bad thing?"-----Um, the scientists who study climatology and meteorology are telling us that the evidence is clearly pointing to human activity; now try to explain how this is "good" for us, and how Christianity has anything to do with it.

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