Sunday Comics: An Honest Man at Exxon

November 8, 2015

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16 Responses to “Sunday Comics: An Honest Man at Exxon”

  1. omnologos Says:

    Sad sarcasm is maybe the highest form of alarmist humor, yet nobody laughs. Does anybody know of any funny climate change comics?

    • skeptictmac57 Says:

      James Inholfe

    • Lionel Smith Says:

      Well omno’ can always be relied upon for a comment that sinks like a lead balloon.

      Oh! BTW omno’, define ‘alarmist’.

    • petermogensen Says:

      I guess there’s just not much to laugh about wrt. the situation the denier misinformation campaign has pushed the world towards.

      Do you find your role funny, omnologos?


    • While not a comic, here’s an easy read:

      http://www.theonion.com/article/climate-change-deniers-present-graphic-description-51129

      “We keep hearing all this mumbo-jumbo about the sixth mass extinction we’re in the midst of,” said Mitch McConnell, a U.S. senator from Kentucky, at the conclusion of the press conference. “Well, if that’s the case, then tell me this: Why aren’t the streets littered with human bodies right now, with the ragged bands of the still-living siphoning the moisture from the corpses of the dead?”

      “We’re not unreasonable; we just need the evidence to be convincing before we make a decision,” McConnell added.

      • petermogensen Says:

        … so Mitch McConnell won’t act on scientific results before he discovers it’s too late by finding himself in actually living in a post-apocalypse Hollywood disaster movie?

        … sounds reasonable.

      • omnologos Says:

        thank you Gisser Martin. The Onion makes an attempt indeed, but it’s too verbose. Unsure why they did not add more graphics to it.

        Still looking for funny climate-change-alarm comics then. I am sure there is something out there. And the problem is not that the topic is not funny…there are dozens of Jewish jokes on topics that one would not have expected to inspire laughter.

        ps mentions of the supposed “mental state” of somebody who’s not reading this blog sound like disgusting, if not unsurprising telepsychologizing. Oh please!!

    • Gingerbaker Says:

      “alarmist humor”??

      I don’t see anything funny about aerosols of plant growth regulators. Surely, that is what you are referring to?

  2. indy222 Says:

    I for one, welcome this new addition of pungent observation. It’ll make a worthy addition to my ‘climate denial’ Powerpoint – college kids love this sort of stuff. Thanks, Peter, for passing it along.

  3. Canman Says:

    While Doonesbury’s graphics have gotten more slick and polished over the decades, the content has become stale and superficial. Here’s some better commentary on oil company accountability:

    http://judithcurry.com/2015/11/08/accountability-for-climate-change-damages-is-fossil-fuel-like-tobacco/#more-20390

    In short, a careful comparison of the nature of the risks, the related potential harms, and the possibilities for prevention by corporations demonstrates that the theories developed by plaintiff lawyers in the tobacco litigation are irrelevant to possible climate change litigation against corporations. This explains also why the climate action movement does not engage in any such analysis. Instead, it focuses on arousing “public outrage” to “mobilize the public.” And it does not attempt to hide the political objective of its “narrative,” i.e. “to illuminate the collusion and fraudulent activities that prevent us from building the sustainable future we need and our children deserve.”[11] Reality shows a different picture, however: they have been prevented from imposing their view of ‘climate justice’ on all of us, not due to any fraudulent activities, but because politicians have rejected some of their more extreme demands.[12]

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Now that’s the “funniest” comment on this thread so far—-the thought that Judith Curry and friends would have something “better” to contribute than Doonesbury. LOL-LMAO, and BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-!!!!!

      And Doonesbury’s content is “stale and superficial”? LOL-LMAO, and BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-AGAIN-!!!!!

      Go away—Omno brings enough stupidity to Crock—-we don’t need more.

    • greenman3610 Says:

      anyone that’s heard Curry talk in person, as I have, comes away kind of puzzled about her mental status. I’m far from the only person to have that reaction. Just sayin.

      • Gingerbaker Says:

        She recently has been making public conspiracy accusations with regard to NOAA, NASA. She might as well now just staple an “I’m with Stupid” sign on her forehead.


  4. I do not understand the rational of why we are so upset at Exxon. Only 7% of oil reserves are accessible to private companies. Governments hold the bulk of the oil reserves. Exxon is a drop in the bucket. I would be more concerned with how our elected officials refuse to use science to develop policies that will allow our world to continue. Bio-fuels are causing huge environmental impacts around the world. Rainforests are being chopped down to grow mono-crops to produce ethanol. Indonesia is burning and producing as much CO2 as the United States recently. WHY? To produce palm oil for use as a bio-fuel in Europe.
    http://news.mongabay.com/2013/09/europe-importing-more-palm-oil-for-biofuels-raising-risks-for-rainforests/
    I feel that we are all being duped by the media. Question…..What is really important if we are to save our world?
    What Exxon stated should have led no one to believe that Climate Change wasn’t happening if they had half a brain. We are burning the wrong people in effigy. The people behind our lack of effort in addressing climate change are politicians and the media.

  5. mbrysonb Says:

    At least it’s funny to see Curry complaining about efforts to mobilize “outrage” rather than seriously argue the facts… Maybe she’s never actually read the comment threads at her blog (or Watt’s or any other denier site).


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