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By Tom Toles
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By Tom Toles  | May 16, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Environment & global warming  
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YEAH, Tom!

Al Gore = Climate Change Hoax!


And now is the time when we look to Al Gore as an example of how to live our lives.


Tom, did you ever think that most people are really really stupid?

Look at carbonhog's post. Someone should inform him that BP is now considered a person- based upon the Supreme Court's decision. Maybe we should just all do like BP and squirt oil all over the place.

elitist! HAHAHAHAHA! That's me! I'm a rich, fancy elitist! Boy, don't I wish. A jerk like carbonhog is probably riding around in a Hummer, thinking he's got it hard.

5 or 6 mansions? Which is it?

Man, when did everybody turn into Rush LImbaugh? Does that come with pills?

We Are Doomed.

Posted by: Thinker_ | May 21, 2010 5:39 AM | Report abuse

You speak volumes with that illustration, Mr. Toles : )

Posted by: bertzel | May 17, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Hot and cold

Back in the day, I took pride in four mile night runs with 18 degrees and a 8 degree wind chill. Nothing more, then running pants and double hoody.

the hour of life and then some, max cardio!

On the side,
Tom, that looks like a clean burn to me? must be a federal building.

Posted by: EarthCraft | May 17, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

bobbo2 said:
This planet earth is very resilient. And has been for billions and billions of year.

Yes, this planet is resilient, but that resiliency comes across many millions of years. The concern here isn't whether the planet will survive, it's whether or not we survive in the process. The planet will eventually bounce back and essentially self-correct (in a very abbreviated explanation), but it will take a long time, and the conditions during this correction time may in fact kill us and most other life(depending o how bad the situation gets). At the very least, it will require a change in lifestyle. And also, changing CO2 emissions won't "rapidly change our climate" as you claim the left believes. If we were to stop all emissions now, CO2 would continue to rise (due to the long-lived nature of the gas) and would reach levels a bit under twice pre-industrial most likely (around 560 ppm). That is why there needs to be immediate control on global emissions. Current atmospheric models show that with a reduction of about 68% total emissions, we may be able to cap the CO2 levels at a little over twice-preindustrial levels.

Posted by: chem_11 | May 16, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Dear Morons,

Al Gore is a self-appointed celebrity spokesperson, not the single-handed progenitor of all climate science in the world. Please keep this in mind. Thank you.

Posted by: hayesap8 | May 16, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

At last - an illustration that will make my point too. Warming comes from adding CO2 (and other gases) to the atmosphere. Cooling (ice ages) comes from astronomical factors. If we add CO2, we are in effect adjusting the thermostat.

So, imagine the strange sky means the sun has reduced its output. No matter how warm the house fire, the cold can keep some uncomfortable.

Or explanation. We have factors to make it warmer and other factors to make it colder. It is like our thermostat. If it is June you wnat to cool. But if it is November, most want to warm.

Without know what "month" it is, our climate efforts may be misguided. We need to know when we want to reduce CO2 and when we want to increase it.

So far the warmers have one solution for every problem - reduce green house gases.

That is half asked and stupid.
We need plans for every possible future problem we may face.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | May 16, 2010 7:25 AM | Report abuse

The global warming proponents and the rest of the left think that they can control anything. That if we go by their rules we can rapidly change the climate on our planet. Suppose we go their route and the planet starts to chill? They say nothing about the idea that their way may be just as detrimental to the planet. Why not let this robust planet do it's thing. The Icelandic volcano and it's pollution is almost gone. Good job planet earth. I think the earth can do it's job without Al Gore and the rest of the elitists in their big homes, private jets, and green investments butting in. This planet earth is very resilient. And has been for billions and billions of year.

Posted by: bobbo2 | May 15, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Tom, that about sums it up. The global warming deniers are like the guy who got on the highway going the wrong way. He heard an announcer on the radio warning drivers there was a driver going the wrong way on the highway. "Idiot!", the man said. "It's not one driver going the wrong way. It's hundreds!"

Posted by: cmckeonjr | May 15, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

If Al Gore sold all of his 5 or 6 mansions around the world and he and Tipper moved into one normal house maybe his claim of manmade global warming would have more credibility? Until Gore puts his rear end where he wants everybody else to put their carbon footprint this climate change crisis looks as bogus as a $3 bill.

Posted by: carbonhog | May 14, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

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