Must see video – Climategate spoof from Minnesotans for Global Warming

I’m still wiping the tears from my eyes. This is hilarious and extremely well produced.

From the website Minnesotans for global warming

Sung to the tune of :

Draggin The Line by Tommy James & The Shondells

h/t to L. Gardy LaRouche

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122 thoughts on “Must see video – Climategate spoof from Minnesotans for Global Warming

  1. We too up in the Great White North need some global warming… too bad it’s just a fantasy that we’ll have to keep hoping for.

  2. Funny! :-)

    I used to wonder how one climate scientist could pass another without laughing.

    I guess they aren’t laughing any more.

  3. Yikes!

    Now I can’t get that out of my mind!

    “Hide the decline (hide the decline)”…

    Aargh!

    I’d be laughing even more if it wasn’t based on, uh, um, “realclimate” data.

    :)

  4. This is no different than the spoof on Tom Peterson email to Jones. Criticize one, criticize both. eom.

  5. Yep, laughed til I cried also. Thanks for posting it, and a huge thank you to MGW for producing that very clever bit of comic relief. We needed it.
    Hide the decline…hide the decline – catchy!

  6. fred: “The music sucks and it wasn’t that funny.”

    So, everyone’s a critic.

    What I want to know is what’s that blue thing with the weird eyes and the horns?

  7. Once people start to laugh at the AGW brand it’s all over. This is great and have posted it downunder.

  8. Thomas, nice one…

    I bet very few people here will understand that that scene from the movie has been made into literally thousands of humorous take-offs on pretty much everything, only the subtitles change…

    I liked this one…

    I also enjoyed the M4GW one, I just wish the lead vocals hadn’t been recorded by someone in his home studio trying not to wake up his wife ;)

  9. Please, Minnesotans, is it too much to ask for another song? This time to get our message out:

    Free the data
    Free the metadata
    Free the code
    Free the debate

    Thanks and blessings for your tremendous fun work.

  10. Just a shame that the music isn’t better done. Too repetitive. Parody doesn’t bear repetition. If you are going to have a chorus, make a variation. Something different, or get better musicians. Great idea, but it could have been expressed in 60 seconds and served the cause better.

  11. For those who know The Beatles’ I’m Only Sleeping:

    I’m Only Scamming

    When I wake up early in the morning,
    Look around for global warming.
    When I’m being tricky with a scam,
    See that I don’t give a damn.

    Please don’t vet me;
    Don’t upset me;
    Leave me where I am,
    I’m only scamming.

    Everybody seems to think I’m hiding
    I don’t mind, I’m just ‘eliding.’
    Looking for my numbers at such pace,
    Till they find, there’s no trace.

    Please don’t spoil my hopes:
    We’re on the ropes!
    And after all,
    I’m only lying.

    Keeping an eye on the world heeding lies on Windows,
    that is, on-line.

    Lying there and staring at the data,
    Giving it my imprimatur.

    Please don’t expose my fraud
    I’ll be abhorred,
    And, after all,
    I’m only scamming.

  12. For those who know The Beatles’ I’m Only Sleeping:

    I’m Only Scamming

    When I wake up early in the morning,
    Look around for global warming.
    When I’m being tricky with a scam,
    See that I don’t give a damn.

    Please don’t vet me;
    Don’t upset me;
    Leave me where I am,
    I’m only scamming.

    Everybody seems to think I’m hiding
    I don’t mind, I’m just ‘eliding.’
    Looking for my numbers at such pace,
    Till they find, there’s no trace.

    Please don’t spoil my hopes:
    We’re on the ropes!
    And, after all,
    I’m only lying.

    Keeping an eye on the world heeding lies on Windows,
    that is, on-line.

    Lying there and staring at the data;
    Giving it my imprimatur.

    Please don’t expose my fraud:
    I’ll be abhorred;
    And, after all,
    I’m only scamming.

  13. “What I want to know is what’s that blue thing with the weird eyes and the horns?”

    It’s a Picture of Dorian Grey thing. The blue guy is what Mann really looks like afterr all his misdeeds; to see his real appearance, you have only to pull his public funding.

  14. I was also thinking that another Beatles’ song, Hey, Jude might fit well; if only to have four minutes of singing, “Nah, nah nah, nanana nah, hey CRU!

    Hey CRU, don’t feel so sad,
    take raw data, make them better …
    &c.

  15. You should win the Nobel Peace prize for that. Much more entertaining and factual than the movie that did win it.

  16. Ohhh, I Like It!

    “Hide The Decline”… will be rattling in my brain in an amusing way every time I read it from here on out.

    FWIW, the stage just after “See how they distance themselves, Kohai?” (from Rising Sun) is the stage where inept defenses are offered, followed by the “humor phase”… which can be sometimes followed by the “running from the building” phase. We can only hope the stage progression continues.

    We’ve already gone from “Situation Normal”, to “Stuation Normal, All Fouled Up” (or SNAFU), to Distancing themselves, and now to “Humor”…

    Just a little more to do…. and they can no longer “Hide the Decline…” dah dah dah daaahhh…

  17. I feel we need to start scaring the hell out of the people who perpetrated this crime so they know how it feels when they scare the hell out of our children with their crap.

    If our government doesn’t prosecute these people who are guilty of fraud and deceiving the entire world, then I am going to call for a Public Grand Jury to be formed which the people themselves can initiate in order to prosecute these criminals. We do not need our government to take the lead on this, we can do it ourselves. We are talking about 79 billion dollars of our tax payer money spent so far on their junk science and the biggest scientific fraud ever played on us.

    The last time a public grand jury was formed was in Arkansas to indict President Bill Clinton for his Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. Michael Man’s trial can be held in Philadelphia, the Cradle of Liberty, where he works. Screw our government, we will do this ourselves. It’s all legal under common law.

    First, a grand jury, as is the case of any other types of jury, is a jury assembled of people from the general public. This is what makes a jury public. Indict means for a grand jury to decide that there is enough evidence to bring an accused before the court to answer the charges.

    More information on how to do it here et al;

    Independent Grand Jury Formation Committee
    Strategy for the Revival of Law & Justice

    http://www.efn.org/~iahu/Freedom-Point/revival.html

  18. looks like somebody is going to make a buck on the phrase “hide the decline”

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  19. I’ve got 350 miles to drive tomorrow, sitting behind, ahem, a V-8 engine. It’ll go better now. Hide the decline, hide the decline, …

  20. I’ve been a long time fan of ….

    Tommy James and the Shondells
    SNL, &
    Anthony Watts.

    Classics! (aka priceless)

    Today I became simply nonfunctional due to frustrations over the state of humanity. The kind of behavior exposed by the CRU files runs rampant in current society, and I deal with that kind of BS almost every day.

    While readers here are probably like me, seeking truth and a better world, I’ve found there are often two ways to approach an issue. What blows is when those “on the other side” take the low road. (e.g. they don’t respond, obfuscate, or simply lie).

    That aside, my main point is that humor does help. Saw the SNL skit live. I laughed and thought of Anthony right away – even if I was half asleep. It’s definitely better when I’m cogent. The “Hide the Decline” thing is great rock’n roll with funny modern lyrics. I dug it (an did a little boogie).

    THANKS for the music to lighten my heart.

    “Tomorrow is another day.”

  21. We are not the only ones with problems in political extremists.

    Australia Post created a stamp with a picture of the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd.

    The stamp was not sticking to envelopes. This enraged the Prime Minister, who demanded a full investigation.

    After a month of testing and spending of $1.73 million, a special commission presented the following findings:

    1. The stamp is in perfect order.

    2. There is nothing wrong with the adhesive.

    3. People are spitting on the wrong side of the stamp.

  22. I’ve just posted at Jeff Id’s blog – they should sell this as a track on iTunes (it’s possible through web companies). It would be TERRIFIC if this song was ‘Number 1′ in the pop charts around the world as the Alarmists had their jamboree in Copenhagen!

    Maybe some of the proceeds going to our tireless blog heroes (no names mentioned).

    It would be a ‘protest’ song to go down in history!

  23. Thomas: thanks for the pointer to the Hitler clip. Anthony Hopkins probably didn’t dream that scene would be used for generations.

    And for perhaps the first and last time someone cleverlly made Hitler the good guy. The usual parody would have shown Hitler, as Phil Jones, raving about the leak of the material and furious about McIntyre, etc.

    I thought the best line was “Won’t somebody please think of the children?” at 3:07. That is about the only cliche we hadn’t heard yet in this CRU mess.

  24. There is a last ditch effort by AGW to save the day ie: 2m rises in sea levels caps melting much worse than thought, hotter than ever etc. Cursory look at CT DMI ice, UHA and even GISStemp! etc absolute lies. However these exaggerated stories only HELP the skeptics cause long term so don’t you worry, in fact the more of these stories the better… LOL

  25. Still laughing over the Viking kittens and We Like The Moon and now this. I too need to dry out the laptop and replace the tea pot (tea drinker). Brilliant! Thanks.

  26. Set the flamingo free! got my goat..er polar bear.

    Theyre likely to get sued by Asho, or Yoko, or whatever her name is, for the Lennon song, like she tried with the movie “Expelled”.

  27. The perpetrators need to be prosecuted because TPTB are going to put some more of their Puppets in their positions.


  28. Thomas (17:08:12) :

    This is also very funny

    You Tube Vid: Hitler vs AGW

    Holy cow, Thomas; another gut buster. Sharp poignant humor cutting to the bone.

    Someone who knew/who knows their contemporary AGW/Yamal/Briffa/McIntyre/WattsUpWithThat history produced that one!!

    “Where have all the Real Scientists and ‘First Principles’ gone?”
    .
    .

  29. What has the Salt Lake Tribune reported on Climate Gate? Nothing.

    Right, wrong, or indifferent, Climate Gate is newsworthy.

    Instead, three days of pro-agw editorials from guest writers, and then today the big one.

    The Trib now takes the official position that re: whether the earth is warming and whether the change is manmade, “that debate is over.”

    Specifically, “But arguing over whether the Earth’s climate is warming and whether humans are the cause is useless. That debate is over. It continues only in the minds of doubters like Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah legislators like Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab.”

    http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13859614

    Pathetic. Journalism, as is consensus climate science, is dead.

    REPLY:
    complain loudly to the editor, complaining here – he can’t hear you. – Anthony


  30. A Keplinger (17:52:08) :

    Just a shame that the … . Too … . Parody doesn’t … .

    We await your adroitly produced work …
    .
    .

  31. The great thing about “Hide the Decline” is that it can be used in conjunction with so many other things: Obama’s poll numbers, NYT readership, CNN viewers, the value of the dollar, etc. etc.

  32. This video is much better the the one where the polar bears blood and guts are splattering all over the cars , sidewalks, and streets of a city.

  33. A google search for the phrase “hide the decline” just now returned the following:
    Results 1 – 10 of about 2,470,000 for “hide the decline”. (0.16 seconds)

    Catchphrase of the year.

    Reply: If you limit it to the past week it’s only 108,000, but still very impressive. ~ ctm

  34. Results 1 – 10 of about 2,470,000 for “hide the decline”. (0.16 seconds)

    Catchphrase of the year.

    Reply: If you limit it to the past week it’s only 108,000, but still very impressive. ~ ctm
    —————

    What on earth were the other 2,362,000 hits referring to?

  35. I like it.
    Oh, do I ever like it.
    But, the tree chopping part is not suitable for younger audiences.
    Remember the drowning puppy?
    Consider changing the tree chopping bit and you have a winner.

  36. Thomas (17:08:12) :

    Don’t really like this one. Had things backwards.

    Given better writing it could have been funny.

  37. I still like it, and I wan’t to see it on national TV.
    Perhaps have the rabbits kick Mann into a snowbank, cut the scene to the 2 rabbits, deer & tree inside a warm cabin with Mann teeth-clattering in the Minnesota jailhouse.
    I believe in political humor and satire. It works.
    Jib Jab worked.
    This can work.

  38. tokyoboy (19:09:29) :

    The last 2 weeks should have been a full-blown ramp with healthy spots.
    Sadly, most of it was SOHO-only spots w/ blinkers and I was only successful projecting 1 day out of 7 tried.

  39. Gene Nemetz (22:12:18) :

    Thomas (17:08:12) :

    I am referring to the Downfall scene video in an earlier comment not the Minnesota video in this post.

  40. Thomas (17:08:12),

    Thanks, this was brilliant! What made it really funny is that the bad guy in this case defended the good cause of the skeptics. If that was what Gene Nemetz means with having things backwards then Gene lacks a sense of (black) humour.

  41. Roger Harrabin of the BBC says (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8377465.stm): `But in the world of science policy, many others find themselves in a war of influence against those firms who fund the amplification of the messages of the relatively small number of genuinely sceptical scientists outside the consensus. The sceptic business lobby aims to keep scientific doubt alive to paralyse policy. This is the world of science Realpolitik.
    Over two decades I’ve spoken to mainstream scientists who are sick of hearing their work attacked and their motives questioned. In this world, climate science extends beyond arguments about trend-smoothing to become a matter of life and death for millions of people, according to the mainstream projections on temperatures.’

    He could equally well have written:
    `But in the world of science policy, many others find themselves in a war of influence against those firms who fund the amplification of the messages of the consensus. The alarmist business lobby aims to keep scientific alarm alive to galvanise policy. This is the world of science Realpolitik.
    Over two decades I’ve spoken to skeptics who are sick of hearing their work attacked and their motives questioned. In this world, emissions reduction extends beyond arguments about trend-smoothing to become a matter of life and death for millions of people, according to the mainstream projections on energy costs.’

  42. rbateman (22:08:43) :

    I like it.
    Oh, do I ever like it.
    But, the tree chopping part is not suitable for younger audiences.
    Remember the drowning puppy?
    Consider changing the tree chopping bit and you have a winner.
    —————————————————–

    NOOOOO. There is nothing wrong with chopping trees down! Trees make lots of things and they are renewable….. Chopping down trees is good.

    Good grief don’t tell me that the greenies have managed to successfully engender the concept of Anthropomorphized bluddy trees…. omigod… blink.

    (… and I can’t get this song outta my head…. That’s it. I’m going for a beer…. hide the decline, ta ta tah daaaaa, hide the decline, ta ta tah daaaa;-)

  43. >>Richard Lawson (17:21:09) :
    >>BTW The Daily Mail seem to be smelling blood:
    >> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1230635/Scientist-climate-change-cover-storm-told-quit.html

    That’s the problem with being toooo clever, Mr Monbiot (of the Gruniad). If he did write his piece about sacking Phil Jones with tongue in cheek, it has backfired, because the Daily Mail has taken it literally. So now the call for blood is out – and straight from the Global-Warming-Gruniad (Guardian) too!

    .

  44. Thanks for the laugh. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a realclimate scientist – all seriousness and righteous indignation.

    They need to get out more (no – not to another conference in Tahiti) – really get out and have some fun, like play with cold stuff!

  45. There is an interesting back-story to all this.

    You may not have noticed, but there has been a subtle shift away from real news stories, involving some investigation of the truth, towards the mass regurgitation of “press releases” by various organizations.

    Of course, these “press releases” are not written by the people at the center of the story, but by public relations companies who are skilled at putting things in the best possible light. Not only that, the PR companies will guarantee a certain press coverage, and to do that, they have back-to-back agreements with the editorial boards of various news media outlets.

    Right now, I am having a lot of fun noting which news media are trying to ignore this real news, or continuing to publish doom and gloom messages, and those that have picked up this story and are running with in.

    When deciding which media outlets you will trust in the future, look at what they are saying now.

    Oh, and one final thing – this story in big in the English speaking world, but has barely made any impression at all elsewhere.

    What has happened at the CRU, is unlikely to make much difference at Copenhagen, I am sorry to say.

  46. Better to base it off the movie Terminator:

    Listen. Understand. That
    [Al Gore] is out there. It
    can’t be reasoned with, it can’t
    be bargained with…it doesn’t
    feel pity of remorse or fear…
    and it absolutely will not stop.
    Ever. Until [fill in how you wish].

    I think people are all too glib over this CRU thing.

    This is not over. No tide has turned. There is no “turning point.” This is not a rational game. They will never quit. Never. They are right, because they are. That’s how the Left elite and MSM work. You sadly misread history if you think a few minuscule facts are going to get in their way.

    You can read their elitism. Do you remember the “meaning of the word “is” is?” Caught red handed? They are audacious. You think the game ends when the clock reads 00:00. To them, that’s when they decide what the real score should have been. And people keep voting for them, so why shouldn’t they?

    The Left has been trying to nationalize health care for over 50 years. They lose votes, but come back, again and again until they get this piece, that piece, all of you.

    They are still running the game, meeting in Copenhagen, regulating CO2, thwarting new power plants, dreaming up new taxes, creating carbon allowances, suggesting population “control”.

    Remember:

    “Freedom is always just one generation away from extinction.” – Ronald Reagan

  47. Every discussion, even at the watercooler at work, every public discussion or debate must include reference to Climategate and the infamous, “hide the decline”, and the rest of it.

    And if not brought up in public discussion or debate, that needs to be pointed out, too.

    Unbelievably, the mainstream media is attempting to bury this.

    (They will lose this gambit if everybody on this side of the debate remembers,”it’s not a discussion of AGW without reference to Climategate.”)

    (If some host or moderator states, “that’s not part of the discussion,” please remind them that fraud is always relevant and insist upon it.)

    There simply can’t be a discussion of AGW without reference to Climategate and still be considered a full & fair discussion.

    Insist upon it.

  48. This might not be the best place to post this, but I stumbled upon this excellent comment by an Anonymous poster over at the accuweather blog.

    I shoudl be a post all on it’s own:

    Anonymous:
    Let’s see what I would believe more?

    A few E-mails taking out of context or over 1000 peer reviewed articles published in respected journals?

    Of course! The E-mails because a few of them support my sceptically view.

    We have discussed this before on this site but let us go over it again because it is important and the e-mails make a few things clear.

    First, there is not a single piece of empirical evidence that CO2 drives temperature trends. The best that the warmers could do is imply that there is a correlation between the two. Their problem is the fact that correlation is not proof of causation and that the correlation is very weak over the decadal time scale. That means that the warmers have to scramble to explain why we had 30 years of cooling just after CO2 emissions exploded and why we have not seen general warming for more than a decade.

    For may claim of the recent lack of warming I cite Kevin Trenberth, who states in one of the e-mails, “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.” Note the joke? It can’t be the theory that is wrong; it must be the data because it does not fit the theory.

    Second, the ice core data clearly shows that it is the change in temperature than has come first and that CO2 followed 800 to 1000 years later. That makes CO2 the effect, not the cause. While the warmers admit that is the way things work for the first 800 to 1000 years they claim that after it is CO2 that is the driver. Of course, they have no credible evidence for this claim and no rational person would accept it without such evidence.

    Second, we already discussed the Wegman report and testimony in front of Congress. The committee found that the papers on which much of the AGW claims were based came from a small group of around 40 people that published them without independent review. Being a gentleman, Wegman did not accuse the reviewers of academic fraud so he simply concluded that they were not very competent and did not understand statistical techniques. Had they been competent, the reviewers would have made the statistical errors that McIntyre and McKitrick found.

    Let me note that I do not buy into the Wegman explanation because it is clear from the e-mails that the author and reviewers knew that the method was flawed and that the paper’s conclusions were created by tricks.

    As my supporting evidence I include the e-mail from Dr. Phil Jones, the chief fraud who claims that he had to destroy the global temperature data set because he did not have sufficient filing cabinets. Jones writes, “I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.” While Jones likes to pretend that his use of the word ‘trick’ was unfortunate and can’t recall things exactly, the leaked code tells us what the trick is. The programmer writes:

    ; Plots 24 yearly maps of calibrated (PCR-infilled or not) MXD reconstructions
    ; of growing season temperatures. Uses “corrected” MXD – but shouldn’t usually
    ; plot past 1960 because these will be artificially adjusted to look closer to
    ; the real temperatures.

    What this means is what M&M identified early in the game; Mann, Bradley, and Hughes hid the denro divergence by splicing on the Jones ‘adjusted’ temperature, which is a reconstitution from raw data that has not been reviewed by anyone other than Jones and a handful of insiders.

    The Wegman report went on and noted that, “In our further exploration of the social network of authorships in temperature reconstruction, we found that at least 43 authors have direct ties to Dr. Mann by virtue of coauthored papers with him. Our findings from this analysis suggest that authors in the area of paleoclimate studies are closely connected and thus ‘independent studies’ may not be as independent as they might appear on the surface.” This is important to those that claim that many peer reviewed studies show evidence of warming because Wegman goes on to point out that, “there was too much reliance on peer review, which was not necessarily independent.”

    The e-mails clearly support the Wegman conclusion because we read about selecting appropriate reviewers who know what to say without prompting, and about getting editors fired for allowing the publication of papers that the group did not like. (The e-mails mention trying to get von Storch and James Saiers fired.) The corruption of the journal review process is a serious issue for scientists, who expect everything to be above board and transparent.

    Another issue is the use of positions to keep legitimate papers from being considered by the IPCC, “even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!” That makes you claims very hollow. If you have a small group of well paid insiders keep writing papers that are reviewed by others in the group and if that group puts pressure on journals to stop papers from being accepted and keeps legitimate papers from being included in the IPCC assessment reports you would not expect many papers to get published or considered by the IPCC.

    Of course, there are thousands of papers that actually falsify the AGW hypothesis, ranging from some that show that ice core data indicates that CO2 changes lag the change in temperature trends by around 800 to 1000 years to papers that show that there is a much better link over all time periods between solar activity and temperature than CO2 and temperature.

    What is interesting to note is that after all of the billions spent the AGW community has yet to produce a single paper that indicates that temperature change is driven by changes in CO2 concentrations. This entire debate is only about correlations and computer models, neither of which can prove anything.

  49. Two stone age men following a mammoth herd into a valley find that the valley is no longer blocked by a wall of ice.

    Hunter 1: Where’s it gone, all that ice?
    Hunter 2: It’s melted of course. Haven’t you ever heard of Global Warming?
    Hunter 1: But the mammoths are all getting away. We’ve got to do something about it.
    Hunter 2: Don’t worry, there’s a big pow-wow next month. It’ll all be taken care of.
    Hunter 1: How are they going to do that?
    Hunter 2: Everybody gives half of their hunting catch to the medicine men from now on and they will make the ice come back.
    Hunter 1: How will they manage that?
    Hunter 2: Who knows? But they’re the experts. You don’t expect them to reveal their secrets to the likes of you and me do you?

    The part of Hunter 1 is played by the general public.
    The part of Hunter 2 is played by Al Gore
    You know who the medicine men are.

  50. And Obama is going to drop in for a cup of Kool-Aid with the boys in Copenhagen

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/25/obama-travel-copenhagen-climate-change-conference/

    to propose his dampened down to 17% GHG reduction by 2020.
    I wonder who will pop the question over the gospels of Mann, Hulme, Briffa and Jones? And who will object to the marriage when it’s been found that somebody was cheating by seeing another database on the side?

    – It’s much worse that we had imagined –
    The US database is a mess compared to the ‘Master database’. All that missing data that keeps showing up in the 80’s is back again (and that’s the way the data looks to this day) – The gospel according to Harry.

  51. Rush played the song (at least part of it) on his show just now (9:17 a.m. PST) as part of his opening monologue. Great stuff! A few million more now are aware.

  52. Well that was top shelf cute, but I’m here to tell ya that the Copenhagen ‘support change’ bits are rolling on the radio. Serious Left channel 146 are running them big time. Bill Press, Alex Bennett, Thom Hartmann, Lynn Samuels, Mark Thompson, Mike Malloy and others… google ‘em up, call ‘em up, get email addresses and give ‘em a hard time. I do, every day!

  53. Philemon (17:13:32) :

    What I want to know is what’s that blue thing with the weird eyes and the horns?

    I believe the blue thing is an old school feminine hygiene device [snip]

  54. Speaking of Tommy James and the Shondells , how about something like “My Mikey does the hanky panky” ? Surely some one here is up to it – Im not feeloing all that clever today .

  55. This will take off not just because the video is funny, but because it works so well as a song by itself (which no doubt helped get it into Rush’s show today). One of these days I’ll get sick of singing “hide the decline (hide the decline)” to myself, but I don’t think that will happen until about 2013.

    Hat tip to the guys who made the “Hitler vs. AGW” video too. Smaller audience, but I was laughing so hard my wife was wondering if I’d gone nuts.

  56. to the tune of What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?

    What Shall We Do?

    How shall we deal with egregious errors?
    How can spread more alarmist terrors?
    What could we fake to create a scare as
    good as global warming?

    Soon your power must be dearer;
    Armageddon is much nearer;
    evidence, we say, is clearer
    for that global warming.

    Now it seems the weather’s cooling;
    numbers drop of those we’re fooling;
    people whom we should be ruling
    must fear global warming.

    Dr Jones is now quite shaken,
    feeling that he’s cooked his bacon;
    maybe he was just mistaken
    over global warming.

    What shall we do with the missing data?
    How shall we hide all the graphs’ stigmata?
    How shall we keep all our fees pro rata
    while we fake world warming?

    Oh, dear, no, the seas aren’t rising;
    powercos though are downsizing;
    stop those sceptics analysing
    man-made global warming!

    We must keep the mob from waking;
    hide how much that we were taking;
    Mann and Jones et Al. were faking
    man-made global warming.

    Quench the opposition fires;
    all who disagree are liars;
    we’ll defame those bad deniers
    of our global warming.

    What shall we do with the evil-doers?
    What shall we do with the peer-reviewers?
    What shall we do with corrupting CRUers
    faking global warming?

  57. Paul James (07:51:21) : “Billions in Climate change cash promised to be paid to poorer countries by rich ones is missing and can’t be accounted for.”

    Apparently some countries haven’t paid up but got someone to sign off and say they had. Typical of what’s going to happen as soon as undeveloped countries are allowed to loot our pockets.

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