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Apr 22, 2006
Earth Day: High Five!

It’s a high five when you add Wally’s four fingers with Osbourne’s flipper. Anyway, I have a special update on this Saturday to wish a Happy Earth Day to you dear readers.

President Bush marked today with a focus on alternative fuel. Heh, that headline caught me off guard, didn’t think I read it right. Anyway, weren’t we just talking about that…

There are also some very topical Earth Day photos over at Slate today.

Global Warming Fun Time

Global Warming Since I regularly post the latest events in global warming and its effects on Antarctica, I thought I could make a regular little section out of it complete with it’s own graphic. There’s been several articles recently so here’s a quick rundown…

“US reveals sins of emission”. The US is the biggest emmiter of greenhouse gases in the world and US emissions are up 16% from 1990. Read more at Nature.com.

European car makers are falling “far short” of producing the fuel efficient cars they promised to the European Union in 1998. Read more at BBC.

A new study says that the climate might not be as affected by greenhouse gases as scientists originally thought. It almost sounds like good news, but I think it’s pretty equivalent to saying that the cookies might take a bit longer to bake than the package suggested. The study seems to conclude that the findings do not diminish the threat of global warming. Great news guys, good job. 😉 Read more at National Geographic.

Here’s kind of a funny article “why global warming is good for business”. One part of it is in using consumer guilt, “better go with our product because it uses less energy”. I guess that’s not a bad thing if in the end it does aid in some greater good. Read more at CNN Money.

Most notable of these articles to animal and nature lovers… “Global Warming Could Cause Mass Extinctions by 2050”. That’s a bold statement and the reality of it kind of grim. We are talking one quarter of the earth’s plants and animal species are in jeopardy. Read more at National Geographic.

  • http://tinyurl.com/kj7wk bobo

    wallys reply is great. :)

  • http://tinyurl.com/kj7wk bobo

    and first post weeeeee.

  • RW

    Man, they are so lucky no one saw them, that would be super embarrassing!

  • True Believer

    Got the link from a forum reference, read them all in one go yesterday. Great work, today’s one too! Keep ’em coming!

  • taylor

    I agree with bobo’s comment here, I love Wally’s reply.

  • http://www.climatecrisis.net/ Ann

    Hello. I really enjoy your comic. I hope you have plans to see the documentary about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth.

  • http://ontherockscomics.com Tyler Martin

    TO MONDAY MORNING READERS, I updated stealth-like on Saturday with this Earth Day comic. There will still be a comic for Monday a bit later in the day.

    Welcome True Believer!

    Hey Ann, thanks for the link, I saw part of that trailer the other day but didn’t get to look into it that much yet.

  • http://www.ontherocks.com you-dont-know-me

    um yes some people did see them
    guess who?
    it was the readers!
    so yeah, they embrassed themselves

  • http://www.ontherocks.com you-dont-know-me

    testing… Rolling Eyes

  • http://www.ontherocks.com you-dont-know-me

    hm… the rolling eyes smiley didnt work…. 😯 :rolling eyes:

  • http://www.ontherocks.com you-dont-know-me

    it still didnt work :shock

  • http://www.ontherocks.com you-dont-know-me

    !@#$!@#$ 😯

  • BOBO

    :rolling eyes:

  • bobo

    oops does not work becase is not real and its:shock:.

  • Phill

    No, it didn’t work Bobo. But it’s cool, nobody saw.
    :roll: :p

  • RW

    come on Tyler…

  • http://www.ontherockscomics.com You

    ugh two days with out on..the.rock…comics im gonna exploed

  • http://www.ontherockscomics.com You

    overflow comments!!!

  • http://ontherockscomics.com Tyler Martin

    No overflow… bad!

    Yeah, I got sidetracked with finshing up a new version of the theme I use to do On the Rocks…. Comicpress. So back to comics today…

  • http://www.ontherocks.com you-dont-know-me

    hey phill, i finally know how to do the rolling eyes similey
    Thx!!!!!!! :roll:

  • antarticus

    cool! new smileys! :-) so how exactly do you do them? :rolling eyes:

  • antarcticus

    they work! yay! 😀

  • http://ontherockscomics.com Tyler Martin

    Here’s today’s comic:

    :smile: – Hey Osbourne.

    :roll: – Hi Wally.

    😀 – This is how we’re doing the comic from now on.

    😯 – !

  • ~*Ashley*~

    what? lol

  • RW

    sweet! :roll:

  • Lurker

    :rollingeyes: – It’s not fun being here….
    :rollingeyes: – Instead of being on the rocks, we are being under the rocks.
    😯 -Help…

  • Lurker

    aww, the rolling eyes smileys don’t work. How do u do them?

  • Lurker

    😀 is this Wally?

  • Lurker

    …someone help….

  • Lurker

    Ah, I see. *smacks head* I’m so dumb.

    :-) 😀 :roll: 😯

  • http://www.mental-block.net a.c.

    Love the “It’s cool, nobody saw” hehe. Have just started a journal for reflections from my job- I’m affraid I’m stealing your system of trying to include interesting news snippets every day or two, Tyler… I’ve linked to you if that’s any consolation hehe.

    Keep up the good work, love the comic. Penguins are a passion, so to speak :-)

  • Cameron Stankich

    HOW DO YOU GUYS MAKE THOSE SMILEYS?

  • Cameron Stankich

    :roll: testing

  • Cameron Stankich

    😯 COOL!!! Nevermind guys!

  • Cameron Stankich

    testing all 😯 :roll: :-) 😀

  • Cameron Stankich

    bwa haha

  • Cameron Stankich

    new comic…..:shock: : AAAAAAAA
    :-D: i love giving wegies!

  • Cameron Stankich

    * 😀

  • Cameron Stankich

    Hey! Check out Ugly Hill comics guys!

  • SuperVegito

    Ummm…….Tyler…. You Better Be Joking About The New Way Your Doing The Comic…….
    n i dunno how to use the smilies T_T

  • Cameron Stankich

    type what you see when your curser hoovers over the smileys. Here…use this one…:roll:

  • Cameron Stankich

    :roll:= :+rool+:
    :shock=:+shock+:
    :-) = :+-+)
    😀 =:+-+D

  • Cameron Stankich

    testing…. :sad:

  • Cameron Stankich

    :happy:

  • Cameron Stankich

    hm…. :dumb:

  • Cameron Stankich

    well i guess there’s no more smileys… :sad:

  • Cameron Stankich

    all right…last test… :-( 😛 😉 😡 😀 :-) :roll: 😯 :sad: 😕

  • Cameron Stankich

    😎

  • Cameron Stankich

    8-(

  • Cameron Stankich

    hmmm well…guess that’s it