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« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2015, 08:57:18 AM »
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« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2015, 10:19:43 AM »
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« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2015, 02:22:14 PM »
L,  you seem to be starting to include some pro-denialist-viewpoint cartoons. Would you please try not to do that. They're obnoxious.
"A force de chercher de bonnes raisons, on en trouve; on les dit; et après on y tient, non pas tant parce qu'elles sont bonnes que pour ne pas se démentir." Choderlos de Laclos "You struggle to come up with some valid reasons, then cling to them, not because they're good, but just to not back down."

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« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2015, 05:54:51 PM »
Wich one do you think about ? The last one ? Sorry, I may not have understood that well, I'll try better...I don't have much left anyway.

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« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2015, 06:11:47 PM »
Yeah, the last ones on both of your last frames. In the first case, it shows a scientist essentially manipulating data (holding a lighter under a thermometer to make it hotter) and watching to see when he can push an alarm bell (to be an alarmist).

Perhaps that is supposed to be some deep kind of satire, but if so I think it is running up against a version of Poe's law.

The last one suggests that scientists have an appliance on their computers that asks them how they want to manipulate charts this time.

So both portray climate scientists as completely and cynically willing to lie and to manipulate their data to get the results they 'want.' (There is of course a larger irony here, since that is exactly what denialists have been caught doing time and time again.)

If someone else has some other interpretation of these, I'd be happy to hear them, though.
"A force de chercher de bonnes raisons, on en trouve; on les dit; et après on y tient, non pas tant parce qu'elles sont bonnes que pour ne pas se démentir." Choderlos de Laclos "You struggle to come up with some valid reasons, then cling to them, not because they're good, but just to not back down."

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« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2015, 07:52:40 PM »
I had an other point of view but I agree it was ambiguous so as it is suppose to be funny, it is removed.

The one with a scientist, I was seeing IPCC claiming 2°C target when we know it won't be possible to get it (At least me).


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« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2015, 07:55:37 PM »
While I am here my last batch :

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« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2015, 08:53:57 PM »
I have very much enjoyed all your cartoons .. tis much better to laugh then to cry, which I will  be doing any way.

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« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2015, 04:10:54 PM »
I like the denialist cartoons.  I think it's important to keep up on what their latest thinking is, and it's funny to see how stupid they are.

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« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2015, 06:33:44 AM »
Here is another one.
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2015, 04:51:35 PM »
Here is another:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2015, 09:30:40 PM »
A classic piece from 1989.

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« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2015, 11:45:48 PM »
To balance out all the northern-hemisphere-centric cartoons involving polar bears, here is something from the opposite pole:


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« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2015, 09:38:00 AM »
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« Reply #65 on: April 18, 2015, 12:16:04 PM »
The Dodo has been found in Costa Rica...si, si !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPkB5Hs_f4E

A nice way to defend biodiversity...the dodo is dead...let's save the others...
http://www.quaseumdodo.com.br/

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« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2015, 05:08:42 PM »
A little ironic Earth Day 2015 humor:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
― Leon C. Megginson

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« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2015, 01:31:16 AM »
Here's one from ThinkProgress (Edit: I missed that Laurent already posted this one):
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
― Leon C. Megginson

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« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2015, 09:18:40 AM »
Not a problem it is a nice one.
See that other one posted on thinkprogess
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/06/02/1931301/humans-are-not-like-slowly-boiling-frogs-we-are-like-slowly-boiling-brainless-frogs-2/
And an other about frogs.

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« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2015, 04:10:52 AM »
A little bit of dark humor:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2015, 05:40:04 AM »
Sorry, ASLR...too 'dark' for me. Sounds like a bumper sticker on someone's car who is about to go beat up a bunch of peaceful protesters at an environmental rally. Having been at the receiving end of that kind of hatred, I don't find their slogans particularly funny or insightful.

 This one basically promotes the absurd corporate lie that it is environmentalists and their ilk who are responsible for the troubles the working class face, not the vacuuming up of wealth into the top .1%'s pocket that has been so well documented by Piketty and many others.

The bad guys would like nothing better than to stir up class resentment against environmentalists rather than against the real elites. And this slogan would serve their purposes very well.

Please refrain from putting up similar pieces here. Thank you.
"A force de chercher de bonnes raisons, on en trouve; on les dit; et après on y tient, non pas tant parce qu'elles sont bonnes que pour ne pas se démentir." Choderlos de Laclos "You struggle to come up with some valid reasons, then cling to them, not because they're good, but just to not back down."

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« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2015, 09:38:19 AM »
wili, I guess the problem is that if you're hungry and out of work, and only have the 1% to eat, you'll quickly be hungry again. There are many more people who care about the environment.  ;)

But I have to agree that the sticker isn't funny at all, as there is so much aggression hidden behind it. And maybe it doesn't help that I was so stupid to watch that horrible movie The Road a couple of months ago.

But I'm sure there are funny images making fun of environmentalists of the hippie New Age  type.
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« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2015, 06:48:49 PM »
Nice points. Yeah, I'm all for self-deprecatory humor--it's kind of my stock in trade.

I haven't seen the movie. Did read the book. Good stylistically, but lots of weird gaps (how were they getting potable water all that time...).
"A force de chercher de bonnes raisons, on en trouve; on les dit; et après on y tient, non pas tant parce qu'elles sont bonnes que pour ne pas se démentir." Choderlos de Laclos "You struggle to come up with some valid reasons, then cling to them, not because they're good, but just to not back down."

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« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2015, 07:35:18 PM »
Please refrain from putting up similar pieces here. Thank you.

No problem.

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« Reply #74 on: May 03, 2015, 11:57:48 PM »
Arctic ice is healthy for children and other living things.

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« Reply #75 on: May 04, 2015, 01:07:50 AM »
Here's a good one with an enviro:  ;D
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« Reply #76 on: May 04, 2015, 01:49:22 AM »
And now for a little SLR humor:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #77 on: May 04, 2015, 08:36:35 PM »
Here is the SkepticalScience Toon of the Week:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
― Leon C. Megginson

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« Reply #78 on: May 09, 2015, 09:32:35 PM »
Here is a bit of fairly direct humor:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2015, 03:04:22 AM »





Growing up in the 'Rio Grande Rift', a family joke (4 geologists among the 7 of us) was we'd sell future ocean front properties.  (The lowest point in New Mexico is 3,200 feet above sea level.)  Nice to see others are in on the secret, although for a different reason.  (I think Edgar Casey predicted a future shoreline crossing N.M., but as cool as some of his prophesy was, this one was crazy.)
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« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2015, 04:25:54 PM »
The attached cartoon is from SkepticalScience:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2015, 09:10:53 PM »
Click image to enlarge.

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« Reply #82 on: May 15, 2015, 10:57:58 PM »
Here are three more:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #83 on: May 17, 2015, 11:49:23 AM »
We are on track to collectively be nominated for the Darwin award. The question: who will hand it out, and who cares?
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« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2015, 11:51:02 AM »
This must be a great comfort for... certain people.
If you are not paranoid you just do not have enough information yet.

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« Reply #85 on: May 17, 2015, 11:52:59 AM »
Finally, on a lighter side: where we are today regarding climate policy?
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« Reply #86 on: May 17, 2015, 11:56:37 AM »
Found another gem in my "funny archive":
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« Reply #87 on: June 08, 2015, 01:39:12 PM »
From June 2014:

9 Political Cartoons That Put Climate Change In Perspective
Last month, the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award asked illustrators and cartoonists from around the world to submit drawings based on a basic theme: climate. "Oceans are in our hands," the contest proclaimed, urging participants from 75 countries to put forth their best (and satirical) interpretation of the singular global concern.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/07/niels-bugge-cartoon-award_n_5455509.html

Here are two of the entries:
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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« Reply #88 on: June 08, 2015, 01:40:30 PM »
And two more:
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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« Reply #89 on: June 21, 2015, 02:00:33 PM »
Arctic ice is healthy for children and other living things.

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« Reply #90 on: June 25, 2015, 08:28:21 PM »
via Skeptical Science:
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« Reply #91 on: July 05, 2015, 08:27:38 PM »
Here are four more climate change cartoons:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #92 on: July 06, 2015, 09:41:13 PM »
Someone was asking a while back about an xkcd.com cartoon.  #1379:
Cartoon's tool tip:  The good news is that according to the latest IPCC report, if we enact aggressive emissions limits now, we could hold the warming to 2ºC. That's only HALF an ice age unit, which is probably no big deal.
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« Reply #93 on: July 06, 2015, 09:52:55 PM »
Great graphic. I love xkdc.

But what are IAUs? That could be a bit more clearly spelled out. They seem to correspond to about 4 degrees C of global warming/cooling each. I'm just not familiar with the unit.

As to "if we enact aggressive emissions limits now, we could hold the warming to 2ºC. That's only HALF an ice age unit, which is probably no big deal."

I don't know that many climatologists are claiming that 2ºC over pre-industrial levels is 'no big deal.'

And at this point, the needed "aggressive emissions limits" looksomething like this:

"no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again unless they’re either replacements for old ones or are carbon neutral"

http://theleap.thischangeseverything.org/a-hard-deadline-we-must-stop-building-new-carbon-infrastructure-by-2018/

I'd say 'aggressive' is something of an understatement here.
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« Reply #94 on: July 06, 2015, 10:02:10 PM »

But what are IAUs? That could be a bit more clearly spelled out.

Lets call a 4.5C difference one "Ice Age Unit."
Looks clearly spelt out to me  ;) ;D

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« Reply #95 on: July 07, 2015, 03:01:05 PM »
D'oh! Blind as a bat, as usual. :-[
"A force de chercher de bonnes raisons, on en trouve; on les dit; et après on y tient, non pas tant parce qu'elles sont bonnes que pour ne pas se démentir." Choderlos de Laclos "You struggle to come up with some valid reasons, then cling to them, not because they're good, but just to not back down."

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« Reply #96 on: July 07, 2015, 04:11:20 PM »







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Arctic ice is healthy for children and other living things.

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« Reply #98 on: July 11, 2015, 07:56:22 PM »
Jesus and Mo:


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« Reply #99 on: July 14, 2015, 08:40:33 PM »
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