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[–]mvanigan[S] 3449 points3450 points  (303 children)

For reference, that was December of 1984. Almost 34 years ago.

[–]Stratocast7 3141 points3142 points  (119 children)

I wasn't even born yet, not my fault then.

[–]mycelimmaster 1218 points1219 points  (67 children)

Holy shit.... did you just relieve me of my huge sense of guilt?!

I'm..... free

[–]thisismybirthday 279 points280 points  (25 children)

that is the exact month I was born. Oh shit. Was I a curse on humanity?

[–]monkeyneedsamouth 90 points91 points  (2 children)

Curiously relevant username.

[–]punkalunka 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Is it THIS is my birthday? or this is MY birthday?

[–]FranklinVille 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's just "this is my birthday," said as monotone as possible.

[–]Stratocast7 57 points58 points  (0 children)

I was born one month later so one of you people screwed it up.

[–]gh0stlyf0rce7 45 points46 points  (7 children)

Come again?

[–]AFluffyCow 118 points119 points  (2 children)


[–]Media_Offline 17 points18 points  (0 children)


[–]Mr-Blah 322 points323 points  (136 children)

I was born in a world in a constant state of warming.

That, somehow makes me extremely anxious.

It hink that EPA director on newsroom was right "Someone is already born that will die due to climate change."


[–]Spiralyst 244 points245 points  (43 children)

Exxon has known and internally accepted fossil fuel's role in climate change for over 45 years. They even began building their offshore oil platforms high enough to account for rises in sea level and storm surges.

Even knowing this, they spent decades funding any research they could that would confuse or delay the eventual consensus on man-made climate change.

They've been lighting the candle at both ends for several generations now. Everytime major global event like the Olympics go down, Exxon always has this big ad campaign where an actor in a lab coat swishes a neon green fluid in a beaker and talk about all these exciting fossils fuel alternatives in the pipeline.

They've been running the same goddamn ad campaign since before I got my first pubes. You see any fuel alternative brought about by some magical Ekto Kooler? It's been over twenty years now.



[–]soapy_goatherd 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Lmao I watched a lab-coated Exxon tech explain why algae blooms are a promising source of fuel during the NBA playoffs last night.

And by lmao I mean we are all so incredibly fucked

[–]thrwyoktoday 59 points60 points  (10 children)

Your pubes add nothing to the conversation without us knowing how long you’ve had pubes

[–]Soloman212 20 points21 points  (5 children)

I'm going to need pictures and measurements.

[–]Invexor 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Some style tips are always nice

[–]Spiralyst 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I bet you are ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

[–]rutars 62 points63 points  (21 children)

"Someone is already born that will die due to climate change."

Climate change means drought, famine, loss of biodiversity, loss of ocean food sources and loss of coastal habitat, etc. I'm pretty sure people have already died from these causes that wouldnt have happened if the earth wasn't warming, but that's a very difficult thing to prove conclusively.

Either way, I really doubt climate change sceptics will ever accept any death as being related to climate change. If there was a war between Ethiopia and Egypt over access to the Nile, they would claim ideology, political instability or something similar as the cause. Hell, try to make the case that the current political instability in the middle east might be related dwindling water security in the area and you will be dismissed in favor of explanations that look to Islamist ideology.

[–]Falsus 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Well the culture, religion, nation, language and all that would play a huge role in that conflict.

The reason behind the conflict is the river but said conflict wouldn't even exist if the two groups could cooperate instead.

[–]Lockunsecure 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Dont worry, im sure you will die a totally unrelated and perhaps tragic death like all the other billions of people who did so and are resting in pieces.

[–]DiabloCenturion 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Problem is pollution kills millions of people each year. So while it won't say "pollution" on your death certificate, it will quite likely have caused that "cancer" or "heart attack".

[–]upovte 9 points10 points  (2 children)

So, you're saying it's me exuding my body temperature since birth?

[–]dave_kujan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Was born in October of 1984. I'll take the blame for this one guys.

[–]destinationtomorrow 7680 points7681 points  (203 children)

all we need to do is raise the average and then we can go back to being below average. problem solved. problem solving is easy.

[–]FlyLikeRabbi 3164 points3165 points  (40 children)

Get this man to Washington

[–]Ferph 807 points808 points  (23 children)

He has the best problems.

[–]generaljesusgerbil 292 points293 points  (18 children)

With the best solutions... probably ever

[–][deleted] 378 points379 points  (11 children)


[–]SurlyDarkness 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Beer is a solution...what was the question?

[–]Yaglis 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I think he's already been there for a few years

[–]1prayequals1karma 117 points118 points  (8 children)

I'm good at being below average. How can I assist?

[–]Alexfart 105 points106 points  (22 children)

That's what Brazil did when infants were born with enlarged heads as a result of the Zika virus. They increased the minimum threshold size limit for an infant to be considered affected by Zika so that there were fewer cases. We're so fucked.

[–]lssssj 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Or the number of people who reach the high school. Just let them reach without sufficient knowledge, so the number increases.

[–]fgejoiwnfgewijkobnew 65 points66 points  (34 children)

Society does exactly that kind of thing in a number of ways. For example, the threshold for a low testosterone diagnosis keeps getting lower and lower because in North America the men aren't producing the same amount of testosterone as they used to. If they didn't lower the threshold for a low testosterone diagnosis then nearly all the men we know would be considered low-T by standards as recent as the 1980s.

[–]Biggyhefty 30 points31 points  (32 children)

Do they know why we have lower testosterone? And is it just North America or is it global?

[–]xxam925 61 points62 points  (21 children)

Mostly obesity but also because we are sedentary and "safe". Higher bodyfat leads to more conversion to estrogen and a lower overall test production.

Environment plays a significant role in testosterone production too. For example men in prison have higher test levels than free men.

[–]Biggyhefty 24 points25 points  (12 children)

Do you think it’s because men in prison are less likely to be obese, or is it some other factor?

[–]Bpesca 42 points43 points  (7 children)

Or men with high testosterone are more likely to commit a crime

[–]Jameson078 10 points11 points  (1 child)

TMI = ((L*D)+(W/G))/(A2) or just adjust average, nice...

[–]Xairo 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Global warming rises. Humans die. Planet heals. Back to normal. Free Market works.

[–]Serinus 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Just look at Mars (and every other planet we know) and how healthy they are!

Mars ain't goin' no where. Neither is Earth.

[–]snarky_cat 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Except venus.. It's a runaway greenhouse planet.

[–]WippitGuud 5979 points5980 points  (325 children)

You know... I think there may be some sort of trend here....

[–]AvocadoToast91 2057 points2058 points  (117 children)

Nah, totally random. Weird coincidence. Move along

[–]Muthafuckaaaaa 695 points696 points  (34 children)

Sprinkle some ozone on him and call it a day

[–]randyrhoadscholar 138 points139 points  (11 children)

Damn dave earth, I didn’t know you like to get wet

[–]conenipple 46 points47 points  (8 children)

I make Brian gumbel look like Malcolm x huh motha fucka

[–]pipsdontsqueak 14 points15 points  (3 children)


[–]defaultfresh 9 points10 points  (2 children)

It's ironic, it could save all the food from warmth but not the Earth. The Tragedy of Darth Freezer.

[–]fourpuns 59 points60 points  (18 children)

I know youre making a joke but the ozone layer should be fully repaired in ~50 years.

Mind you we did look at research from NASA, acknowledge a problem, and take action.

[–]akashik 60 points61 points  (6 children)

but the ozone layer should be fully repaired in ~50 years.

Mysterious rise in banned ozone-destroying chemical shocks scientists


[–]cwfutureboy 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Somewhere in East Asia.

Wow. That’s totally not predictable.

[–]mrtherussian 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Probably referencing the drop in ozone linked to the CFC spike recently found coming from eastern Asia.

[–]combo5lyf 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Is that including the recently reported release of CFCs into the atmosphere again from somewhere in Asia?

[–]IIRagnarokII 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Open and shut case Johnson!

[–]Ocular__ANAL_FIstula 172 points173 points  (17 children)

Obviously NASA, the NOAA, every other country in the world, and all the worlds top scientists are lying. Only US Republicans know the real truth behind global warming.

[–]pm_ur_itty_bittys 99 points100 points  (6 children)

Would Big Oil really lie though? What reason could they possibly even have? I bet we can trust them.

[–]blynnk83 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Yeah! Big Oil has to be good. They even give oil out for free sometimes. Wow, how nice of them!

[–]DrAstralis 115 points116 points  (28 children)

I saw some snow this year and I think I got cold a few times so clearly these people have no clue.

[–]Akardos1 59 points60 points  (23 children)

Winter stayed around for a long time where I am.

Climate Change is the correct term.

Fight me.

[–]mrtherussian 38 points39 points  (13 children)

Global warming is still accurate though. Key word is global.

[–]GoldandBlue 34 points35 points  (11 children)

Pretty sure its Big Science that made it up to line their pockets. No wait, it's a Chinese hoax to kill American coal? Or is it the Jews? Ahh fuck who knows, all I know is that its a conspiracy and you are all in on it.

[–]SELLANRAGOTS 29 points30 points  (5 children)

It is solar flares you damned communist


[–][deleted] 179 points180 points  (85 children)

Well Yea if you look at only those 400 months! But that too small a sample.

We better wait til we have data on 4000 months....don't wanna rush things!

[–]CallingOutCodsWallop 60 points61 points  (9 children)

Yeah but it snowed tho so its all a communist conspiracy really.

[–]Spajtastic 41 points42 points  (19 children)

[–]Ocular__ANAL_FIstula 27 points28 points  (6 children)

Looking at that graph, I have never experienced an average or below average year in terms of temperature.

[–]Spajtastic 32 points33 points  (4 children)

I have, but was a toddler.

Kind of a revelation to think of though.

Climate Change deniers naturally think it has always been like this, because being above average is the new norm.

[–]FearGunner 1280 points1281 points  (103 children)

Apparently ignoring problems is not an effective solution.

[–]NHRADeuce 923 points924 points  (27 children)

We should try thoughts and prayers.

[–]EightsOfClubs 416 points417 points  (6 children)

It's literally the least we can do.

[–]gothamknights88 91 points92 points  (0 children)

Thoughts and prayers seem to work.

Ok we can pack it up guys, they got this.

Thoughts and prayers: 1 Planet saved: pending

[–]Conjwa 112 points113 points  (36 children)

We're not ignoring the problem though. The US continues to reduce its emissions, and as a planet we're on track to be able to achieve negative emissions by the latter half of this century.

The real crisis is minimizing the damage caused to the ecosystem in the next ~30 years. We have the technology to live in the world with drastically less biodiversity than we have now, but honestly it would be such a tragedy,

Problem is, the places where all the animals are dying are on the opposite side of the planet from the places where people seem to give a fuck about animals.

[–]IrrelevantLeprechaun 64 points65 points  (1 child)

Except we needed to reduce our emissions to negative by like 2030.

By 2070 it won’t matter.

At this point it isn’t about reversing the anthropogenic effects. It’s about at least trying to make the damage slightly less awful.

[–]Truckerontherun 1072 points1073 points  (21 children)

Well, we're 20 months short of perfect growing conditions for weed

[–]beefprime 174 points175 points  (5 children)

Their master plan will come to fruition in the year 2420

[–]walterpeck1 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Hell soon they'll be making wine in Southern England again en masse.

[–]snozburger 20 points21 points  (1 child)

We just need to figure out how to stop at that point...

[–]autotldr 138 points139 points  (14 children)

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 82%. (I'm a bot)

Last month marked the planet's 400th consecutive month with above-average temperatures, federal scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday.

Portions of Asia also experienced some extreme heat: In southern Pakistan, the town of Nawabshah soared to a scalding 122.4 degrees on April 30, which may have been the warmest April temperature on record for the globe, according to Meteo France.

A separate analysis of global temperature data from NASA also found last month was the third-warmest April on record.

Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: April#1 month#2 record#3 last#4 temperature#5

[–]EightsOfClubs 22 points23 points  (3 children)

In southern Pakistan, the town of Nawabshah soared to a scalding 122.4 degrees

Phoenix: "Hold my beer, July is coming..."

[–]Tricycle1496 273 points274 points  (101 children)

Just throw water at the sun, fixin the problem

[–]Trips-Over-Tail 214 points215 points  (51 children)

That would only make the sun hotter. Two thirds of the atoms in water are Hydrogen, which is to say, star fuel. Dump enough water on the sun and it's mass would increase to the point that the remaining atom, Oxygen, would become a valid fuel source during the sun's red giant phase.

[–]kmagaro 209 points210 points  (6 children)

Stop putting your science in my climate

[–]Trips-Over-Tail 54 points55 points  (4 children)

Stop putting your corruption in my science.

[–]kmagaro 36 points37 points  (0 children)

It's our science so we'll all corrupt it together

[–]jtsprz 57 points58 points  (28 children)

That’s obviously not gonna work. Let’s bring a large block of ice to the desert instead.

[–]Tricycle1496 68 points69 points  (20 children)

What if we take the Earth, AND MOVE IT OVER THERE (away from the sun)

[–]jtsprz 31 points32 points  (3 children)

This guy is up to something! Someone get President Cheeto on the line!

[–]Tricycle1496 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I do like the ice block idea, we have enough ice at the poles to pull it off

[–]servical 4 points5 points  (0 children)

...not for long, we better hurry.

[–]bad_booooon 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Nah we have to take the ice and drop it in the ocean.

[–]cleeder 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Thus solving the problem once and for all.

[–]DyebrewsWitch 16 points17 points  (0 children)


[–]captain_flasch 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Just like daddy puts in his drink every morning!

[–]MsElleTen 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When does Haley's Comet come by around again?

[–]donfelicedon2 1643 points1644 points  (284 children)

North America was the one part of the world that didn't get in on the heat parade. Last month, the average U.S. temperature was 48.9 degrees, 2.2 degrees below average, "making it the 13th-coldest April on record and the coldest since 1997," NOAA said.

Global warming deniers be like: "Look it said cold! Proof global warming is a hoax!"

[–]Caseydenmark 850 points851 points  (100 children)

That's why scientist are refering to it as 'Climate Change' rather than 'Global Warming'. Stupid deniers.

[–]tuscanspeed 345 points346 points  (60 children)

Science: Anthropogenic climate change
Marketing: Global Warming

Lots of evil can be done because everyone's so rushed they just want a quick 5 second advertising soundbite.

Then claim that ad was wrong.

Edit: Couple good points in posters below here. Read further please.

[–]Dahhhkness 175 points176 points  (43 children)

Ironically, it was Republican consultant Frank Luntz who originally recommended Republicans use "climate change" instead of "global warming" to make it sound less severe.

[–]tuscanspeed 197 points198 points  (34 children)

In a 2002 memo to President George W. Bush titled "The Environment: A Cleaner, Safer, Healthier America", obtained by the Environmental Working Group, Luntz wrote: "The scientific debate is closing [against us] ... but not yet closed. There is still a window of opportunity to challenge the science. ... Voters believe that there is no consensus about global warming within the scientific community. Should the public come to believe that the scientific issues are settled, their views about global warming will change accordingly. Therefore, you need to continue to make the lack of scientific certainty a primary issue in the debate, and defer to scientists and other experts in the field."[25]

What a complete and utter dick.

[–]FoxRaptix 30 points31 points  (3 children)

God if only we would have gotten Gore instead of Bush. Gore literally started the first congressional hearings on Climate Change back in the early 80's.

Fuck Nader for helping him to lose by telling every progressive that would listen that Gore would be worse than Bush on the environment. (Amongst other rhetoric and actions)

Also fuck Jill Stein for saying Climate Change was an irrelevant issue this past election because she wanted to fearmonger that Hillary was going to start a nuclear war to make sure Hillary didn't get elected.


[–]petit_cochon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fuck Nader and fuck Stein. I'll drink to that.

[–]MidwestBulldog 97 points98 points  (20 children)

Luntz goes to bed every night in Las Vegas alone. He has no real friends. He will say or fashion a phrase to sell a viewpoint like a dish soap. He wears a bad toupee and dresses sloppily. He will die alone leaving behind a crippled Earth, wars he helped make real having killed hundreds of thousands, and less educated children to steer our future.

But the rich got their tax cuts because of his wordsmithery, so it's not an entire loss. Amirite?

The man deserves to be punched in the face freely by anyone who encounters him.

[–]SgtSmackdaddy 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Truly, the pen is mightier than the sword. People like him have caused more damage and will be responsible for more deaths than any terrorist could ever dream to inflict.

[–]MidwestBulldog 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Yep. Their righteousness is a shield. Their deeds full of arrogance. In decent societies, they'd be hanged for war crimes by now.

[–]coffeedude7 56 points57 points  (14 children)

He's got a 6.5 million dollar mansion. I'm sure he cares very much about what random people on the internet think. I'm sure he cries himself to sleep every night, wracked with guilt and loneliness, on a pile of money.

Honestly, I never understand this Reddit posturing. He's a POS. But let's not circlejerk our way into this fantasy where being a POS isn't simply a good way to make money. Plenty of people are bad, but they are also bad because it's fucking profitable and they are very happy because of it.

Not that it changes anything. It's just this comment made me cringe with how "super hero monologue" it is without understanding basic things about human psychology, business and economics.

[–]ChryslerDodgeJeep 24 points25 points  (3 children)

He's a POS. But let's not circlejerk our way into this fantasy where being a POS isn't simply a good way to make money.

Sometimes, if you don't call out this shit, you wind up facing the consequences. In this case, conservatives excusing morally reprehensive behavior just to make a buck.

[–]8spd 13 points14 points  (4 children)

People can do the right thing for the wrong reason, and even a broken clock is right twice a day.

I think "climate change" is a more accurate term, although "climate chaos" has its benefits.

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 18 points19 points  (13 children)

But the planet is warming globally. A constantly increasing global temperature is more accurately referred to as 'global warming' than 'climate change'

[–]Trips-Over-Tail 32 points33 points  (9 children)

It is warming of the globe, but that doesn't mean warming of everywhere on the globe at the same time or rate.

[–]TheAmazingEtc 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Climate change and weather anomalies are not the same thing. People still don't understand it and get further ruffled when they are asked to pay extra taxes because of it and now, they wonder what exactly the taxes are paying for except carbon offset trade markets that may or may not effect output of CO2 and other pollutants that create havoc with our atmosphere.

It would be easier to legislate controls and regulations on carbon output than to create more taxes an pretend it's going to go away because the market will correct it. The market won't correct anything. Legislative action needs to be taken and it isn't. Politicians are weak willed for the most part an that's why nothing has been done of any real merit since we started to really notice back 40 years ago.

[–]OnlyRadioheadLyrics 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Tbf "global warming" is a completely accurate statement when looking at trends and averages.

[–]daddyfingerdavid 7 points8 points  (4 children)

The issue involves regional climates changing, like desertification, so climate change is more accurate. Of course, the issue becomes "scientists can't decide what it actually is!"

[–]peekaayfire 17 points18 points  (1 child)



[–]Rishfee 97 points98 points  (33 children)

I know a guy whose argument was "well, North America is really large, so it may as well be representative of the world."

A, it's not really close to big enough for that, and B, we have the global averages available, and they totally contradict the idea of a cooling trend.

[–]WayneKrane 38 points39 points  (29 children)

My aunt doesn’t believe other continents exist. It’s baffling how dense some people are.

[–]Bald_Sasquach 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Tell your aunt someone on the internet says she doesn't exist.

[–]trojanguy 27 points28 points  (16 children)

Wait...what? She literally believes other continents don't exist? Does she think every European, African, Asian, etc. that she's met is lying about being from another country on another continent?

[–]WayneKrane 30 points31 points  (15 children)

She thinks we’re all on some sort of Pangea type continent so she thinks those countries exist, they are just on the same continent as the US and every other country. I have no idea why, she watches all sorts of conspiracy theorist videos and websites so... she’s cray.

[–]trojanguy 25 points26 points  (11 children)

That's such an odd belief to have. I mean, I know some people believe some crazy things but generally there's a decent-sized group of like-minded stupid people. I don't know if I've ever heard of a modern-day person thinking that continents don't exist.

[–]WayneKrane 13 points14 points  (10 children)

Yeah, she was baffled as to why I couldn’t drive to England from the US. I tried to explain but she just didn’t get it.

[–]Guns_and_Dank 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Please get this woman to take a vacation out of the country where she has to cross an ocean. Or at the very least take a road trip along either coast to see beaches and the ocean.

[–]DealArtist 10 points11 points  (3 children)

50% of Reddit is related to someone who is less intelligent than anyone I've ever met in my life.

[–]Viking_Mana 17 points18 points  (1 child)

And some areas have actually gotten a bit colder, and while that may be confusing, it's not entirely unexpected.


[–][deleted] 227 points228 points  (36 children)

Saddest part of climate change is that the people who are least responsible for it will have to face the most of the consequences from it.

[–]AndyDrew23 125 points126 points  (11 children)

Every day when I walk into work I see a quote on the wall. "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

[–]eikenberry 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I don't think they meant people of the future, I think they meant people in third world countries who don't have the resources to adapt will face most of the consequences.

[–][deleted] 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Rest of the world is trying to copy the lifestyle of North Americans and Europeans. That's the scariest part.

[–]AnthAmbassador 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It is a pretty sweet life though. Do you really blame them?

[–]Caseydenmark 250 points251 points  (85 children)

I hate thinking about this. I try my best to be green, but when I see stuff like this I wonder if it has an impact.

[–]winja 254 points255 points  (13 children)

By yourself, the impact is infinitesimal. However, over the length of your years spent being green, your impact adds up. The biggest impact you're going to have, though, is being a model for others to do the same thing.

[–]seannypats 71 points72 points  (7 children)


Adding this word to my lexicon, thanks.

[–]Snarkout89 113 points114 points  (5 children)


Adding this word to my word-collection-thingy, thanks.

[–]Heatbeat 44 points45 points  (3 children)


Adding this to my language holocron, thanks.

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[–]Heatbeat 7 points8 points  (0 children)


Adding this word to my vernacular, thanks.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well said.

The kind and the smart need to be extra kind and extra smart these days.

[–]n0bugz 68 points69 points  (20 children)

Every little bit counts. Keep doing your part. Your great great great grandchildren will thank you.

[–]CombatMuffin 12 points13 points  (0 children)

If we get that fsr, of course.

[–]kissedbyarose1 21 points22 points  (1 child)

It does have an impact ! Please dont become discouraged, the world needs people who are more enviromentally friendly. Who knows, you could inspire others to start down a more green path. Thank you for doing what you can with the resources you are given.

[–]jsu152 230 points231 points  (51 children)

In other news, a GOP member of the House Science committee says ocean levels are rising because (checks notes) rocks are falling into the sea from California.

[–]eggnogui 41 points42 points  (5 children)

This isn't your average everyday stupid.

This is advanced stupid.

[–]parkerf14 20 points21 points  (10 children)

I think there's a subreddit for this...

r/technicallythetruth ?

[–]Piro42 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We need to do a collab with /r/theydidthemath to calculate by how many μm has the ocean level risen due to that.

[–]jn2187 90 points91 points  (18 children)

The fuck?!? I shouldn’t have read the link....

Please America... Stop putting these brain dead simpletons in charge of... well anything.

[–]7BOomeRanG7 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Wow. People voted for this guy. Let that "sink in"

[–]AnthAmbassador 13 points14 points  (0 children)

But then the oceans will rise even more!

[–]MightyMorphin4s 54 points55 points  (2 children)

It's more a case of smart people feigning ignorance to maintain their positions of power/wealth because they know the general public are brain dead simpletons.

[–]hoots711 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The best comment from that article.

We need to take more fish out then to counteract the falling rocks..

[–]DJMaxFly 8 points9 points  (3 children)

By that logic the heaps of trash in the ocean, the size of islands sometimes, are also to blame for the rising sea leavel...

[–]derf82 434 points435 points  (10 children)

Man, the Chinese are really committed to perpetuating this hoax. /s

[–]theth1rdchild 65 points66 points  (2 children)

Let's reward some more of their manufacturers! Somehow, this will maga!

[–]matt2001 69 points70 points  (5 children)

I highly recommend this book (below):

Adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere causes a temperature rise. There is no way out of this conclusion. It is basic physics. To deny it is like denying gravity or asserting that the Earth is flat. Yet there are still climate change sceptics who deny any association between carbon dioxide levels and temperature. So let us put it a little more strongly: adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere inevitably causes a temperature rise. And, the more you add, the greater the temperature rise.

Wadhams, Peter. A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic (p. 52). Oxford University Press. Kindle Edition.

[–]The_Hero_Reddit_Dese 4 points5 points  (0 children)

These people give sceptics a bad name. They are deniers, not sceptics.

[–]Jerryeleceng 13 points14 points  (0 children)

What does he know? He's obviously an ego maniac who wants political power to inflate his self image. Only the humble egoless republicans can understand science with unbias.

[–]Roturd12 114 points115 points  (9 children)

Congrats guys we did It! 400 months in a row, Wow!

[–]vicdr97 33 points34 points  (0 children)

only 400 months, in my times we could do 1000 months

[–]neonerz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

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[–]Ravalevis 7 points8 points  (0 children)

WORLD CHAMPIONS OF GLOBAL WARMING! Someone throw some Queen on the record player!

[–]Gregthomson__ 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Wow that just hit me 33 years straight of solid heat rises - you just don’t notice it much in Scotland

[–]Zer0Log1c 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A couple of degrees here or there over years is pretty difficult to notice tbh

[–]GitPhyzical 82 points83 points  (33 children)

Actually getting a bit scary. Moved to portland, Oregon a few years ago. Everyone whose lived here their entire lives always say getting up to the 90’s in the summer was unheard of now. Now it’s norm. Because portland area used to stay so cool year round, none of the buildings around here have AC. Makes for some miserable summers that’s for sure.

[–]nateofficial 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This is fine 🔥🎩🐶☕🔥

[–]PMMeUrSelfMutilation 7 points8 points  (0 children)

To believe that anthropogenic global warming is not real is to believe the manipulation of PR firms and lobbists. Science is not on the side of climate change denial, in any capacity.

[–]Wroughting 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The headline was cutoff on my phone and i thought it was 400th straight day I was that's not too bad, then i opened it and it was month, crap.

[–]bigmike707 20 points21 points  (11 children)

But it's cold in Alaska, or something...

[–]atomsej 60 points61 points  (33 children)

Conservatives in the 90s: global warming isnt real its made up by people who want to destroy our fossil fuel jobs

Conservatives in the 2000s: look global warming isnt real it was cold today for like one day in spring and it snowed in march this means its not getting warmer

Conservatives today: ok, global warming is real but its not caused by co2 emissions thats just what they want you to think its just earth running its natural course like it did during the ice age

[–]Ol0O01100lO1O1O1 27 points28 points  (0 children)

There actually used to be a lot more bipartisan agreement on climate change.


Then the energy industry got involved and intentionally tried to create doubt and Republicans picked it up as a common talking point and we're actually a lot worse off than we were 20 years ago despite the science being a lot more clear.

[–]ReverandT 41 points42 points  (26 children)

Obviously this is global warming. But what's our definition of average? 400 in a row just makes it sound like the average should now be higher.

[–]wolfblitzersbeard 6 points7 points  (4 children)

We're all fucked, aren't we?

[–]Skeptickler 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Not at all. Just our children are fucked.

[–]Dispacito2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nah, we’ll worry about global warming once it consumes Hawaii