Climate craziness of the week: climate scientist presented as a God, like Mao and Kim Il-sung?

This picture looks a lot like some murals we’ve seen in the past to deify “heros of some revolution”.  Compare the photos below.

curtin-uni-sacred-wall-of-nobelling-words-collage

Jo Nova writes:

A friend at Curtin University, Western Australia reports that a new mysterious and imposing mural appeared on the facade. It is as if passers-by can look through the bricks and see a Saint-of-Science himself working.

The words on the plaque (which must be something like 5m wide) read “Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick is continuing the climate change research that led to a Nobel Peace Prize. “

Now compare that mural to some others seen through history:

 

mao_mural

Saddam Hussein mural

Makes you wonder “what were they thinking?” at Curtin University?

Jo Nova has the story here.

 

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87 Responses to Climate craziness of the week: climate scientist presented as a God, like Mao and Kim Il-sung?

  1. Socialist Realism municipal art from behind the Iron Curtin.

  2. Jeff says:

    Looks like he’s a few bricks short of a full load….

  3. Mike Bromley the Kurd says:

    Groucho Marxism, obviously.

  4. Vince Causey says:

    Not quite the same, as this mural is on the building where he works and not plastered all over the town. Still I take your point, it does have an eerie semblance to totalitarianism.

  5. cnxtim says:

    That’s one sick puppy, From the Uni that gave us the student ‘get a pass for cash’ scam.

  6. Jeff says:

    Actually this made me think of the California Railway Museum in Sacramento, which (if I remember correctly) appears to have a steam locomotive crashing through the brickwork…well worth a visit if you’re in town (plus you can see that coal helped to make America great….).

  7. wws says:

    Just think how much fun one could have with a paintball gun!!!!

    (oil based paint, natch)

  8. Pat Frank says:

    There’s also the Jim Hansen, divine light photo.

  9. Jeff says:

    “wws says:
    February 20, 2014 at 9:15 am
    Just think how much fun one could have with a paintball gun!!!!
    (oil based paint, natch)”

    Great idea…maybe green paint, in memory of all the money dumped for models, computing power, data twisting, grid-filling, etc.

    Maybe the missing bricks represent missing data? (Or shows how “stable” the models are?)

  10. Tom J says:

    Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick, depending upon what he’s had for lunch, will release, hopefully discreetly, puffs of methane gas from time to time (just like every other Nobel Prize winner).

    Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick will occasionally (just like every other Nobel Prize winner), in the form of a belch, release excess gas from the upper GI tract.

    Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick will sit upon a porcelain throne, pants pulled down, and engage in a [] movement (just like every other Nobel Prize winner).

    Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick, unless he’s a complete psychopath, will have occasional moments of doubt about what he’s doing or about to do (just like every other Nobel Prize winner).

    Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick (just like every other Nobel Prize winner) will consider that maybe his tax rates are too high and seek a way to reduce them.

    Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick (just like many other Nobel Prize winners) will experience a clogged nose and may, if no one’s looking, deftly insert an index finger into a nostril in a procedure in which to clean it out.

    I think the foregoing descriptions are irrefutable and therefore should illustrate that Professor Richard Warrick (and other Nobel Prize winners) are, indeed, just like the rest of us and thus, in no way resemble a god. So, please let us all grow up and recognize that fact.

  11. omnologos says:

    Aren’t they ashamed the scientific work has brought so far exactly zero scientific nobel prizes?

  12. Oldseadog says:

    Maybe Curtin needs a curtain.

    (Sorry.)

  13. kim says:

    Were I close enough, I’d join Tom J in flicking a booger at it.
    ===============

  14. Bruce Cobb says:

    I suppose that saying “Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick is continuing the climate change research that led to climategate, increased energy costs, energy poverty and lowered living standards, as well as blights on landscapes and even increased pollution” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

  15. CD (@CD153) says:

    His Holiness Cardinal Curtain of the Sacred Alarmist Climate Change Faith (Al Gore is the Pope). How soon will it be before he is sainted?

  16. Taphonomic says:

    Looking at various websites regarding Professor Richard Warrick, it appears that he is afflicted with a mannian penchant for overstatement and exaggeration with regard to his association with the Nobel Peace prize.

    e.g., http://ceebi.curtin.edu.au/research/research_staff_directory.cfm/Richard.Warrick

    “Along with other long-standing major contributors, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)”

  17. richard says:

    I BELIEVE OH GREAT ONE!

    oh no what has happened to me ,

  18. Psalmon says:

    “I’ve always thought New Year’s Day was an especially American tradition, full of the optimism and hope we’re famous for in our daily lives – an energy and confidence we call the American spirit.”
    – Ronald Reagan, Radio Address to the Nation on New Year’s Day January 1, 1983

    People alive in 1983 KNOW how bad things really were:
    – Unemployment at 10% (dropped to 5 by 87)
    – Fed discount rate at 10% (dropped to 5 also)
    – Inflation at 5% coming down from 10%. (to 2-3%)
    – Relations with the Soviet Union poor after the “ash heap of history” speech (ash heap)

    From a guy confident he was right, optimism everyone, optimism.

  19. Alan Bates says:

    Yet another person claiming the Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Al Gore (he was awarded it) and thousands of others at the IPCC! With all due respect, he did not win the Nobel Peace Prize, nor any other Nobel Prize, AFAIK.

  20. hunter says:

    Trying to detour from the issue of the blog to the late RWR is a praticularly creative bit of trolling. GTH.

  21. alan neil ditchfield says:

    A minor earthquake was recorded today at the entrance of Bristol Channel. How long will it take for eco-fascists to blame drillers for shale gas?
    Busybodies, in environmental guise or any other, are always on the prowl, scenting the chance for a power grab to line their pockets with extortion.
    Casablanca is a movie with memorable dialogue that shows how arbitrary power is exerted. I saw it in 1943 and many times after.
    Rick listens to the music, As time goes by, and tells the pianist: Play it again Sam; Play it again. It harks back to June 1940, in Paris, and the collapse of France into the Vichy regime.
    Rick is a sleazy racketeer who runs a gambling den in the haven of Casablanca, under the Vichy regime. Captain Renault is the corrupt boss of Casablanca police. He raids Rick’s cafe.
    Renault: You are under arrest.
    Rick: For what reason, under what law?
    Renault: I am shocked. Shocked at the gambling that is going on in this place.
    A smart croupier grabs a wad of banknotes from the till, and places it in Renault’s palm.
    Croupier: Captain, your winnings.
    Renault: Er… Thank you.
    Case closed.
    In the final scene Rick shoots the Nazi agent and Renault witnesses it. Renault looks the other way, calls policemen and orders: A murder has occurred. Arrest the usual suspects.

  22. Bryan A says:

    I can just see the Moustache Pen, nutsy arm band, and white pointed hood drooping from the back pocket.

  23. markstoval says:

    “Makes you wonder “what were they thinking?” at Curtin University?”

    No, I see it just fine. They are offering up political adulation to a modern political “saint” just as the socialists/totalitarian “saints” that you posted below. I find this university’s action to an honest “in your face” admission of just what “climate science” is at the present time.

  24. Berényi Péter says:

    The artwork could be enhanced greatly using an evil CO₂ propelled paintball gun.

    As for winning the the Nobel Prize, well, no one could put it better than P. Howard in the The 14-Carat Roadster.

    Ivan Gorchev, sailor on the freight ship ‘Rangoon’, was not yet twenty-one when he won the Nobel Prize in physics. To win a scientific award at such a romantically young age is unprecedented, though some people might consider the means by which it was achieved a flaw. For Ivan Gorchev won the Nobel Prize in physics in a card game, called macao, from a Professor Bertinus, on whom the honour had been bestowed in Stockholm by the King of Sweden a few days earlier. But those who are always finding fault don’t like to face facts, and the fact of the matter is that Ivan Gorchev did win the Nobel Prize at the age of twenty-one.

    Repeat: “those who are always finding fault don’t like to face facts

  25. MarkW says:

    Is that Nobel, anything like Dr. Mann’s Nobel?

  26. John Boles says:

    If there is a greenhouse in there then he must be measuring how much faster plants grow with 395 ppm CO2, versus less CO2, although that is already well known and is not leading edge stuff.

  27. TRG says:

    Anyone with a proper amount of modesty and humility would never allow their name and image to be so used.

  28. John F. Hultquist says:

    I just posted the following at Jo’s site:
    This looks fake. Can you confirm? Why break bricks, and in a haphazard manner? Then put a very formal rectangle for the sign? On the left edge of the sign, the brick pattern can be seen underneath.

  29. negrum says:

    When your website is on a plaque, you have reached the peak of your academic career.

  30. Janice Moore says:

    And beneath the same photo in their facility brochure:

    “… and here is Richard, gardening. Doesn’t he look happy? Just one of the many lovely things you can do in Happy Hills Home for the Aged.

    Registered Nurses on site.

    Call us today!”

    … not terribly impressive.

  31. F. Ross says:

    Is the sign implying that Warrick “won” a Nobel Peace Prize? Or, in the same manner that Mann “won” it, his work helped others (IPCC+Gore) to win?
    See: http://news.curtin.edu.au/media-releases/internationally-recognised-climate-scientist-joins-curtin-university/
    From the website: “In 2007, Professor Warrick’s contributions to the IPCC Assessments were recognised through sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with former American Vice-President Al Gore and other selected IPCC authors.” [+emphasis]

  32. Jimbo says:

    “Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick is continuing the climate change research that led to a Nobel Peace Prize. “

    Let me fix that for ya.

    “Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick is continuing the climate change research that led to a Ig Nobel Prize for improbable research. “

    :-)

  33. John Shade says:

    A good post. It neatly illustrates some of the moral and intellectual poverty of agitation for climate alarm. These are dark times, and the lights are going out all over academia.

  34. Jimbo says:

    Since he’s presented in a God like manner I have a simple prayer.

    Our Co2, which art in the heavens,
    Damned be thy name,
    Thy power be gone,
    Emissions be none,
    On Earth as as well as in heaven,
    Give us this day our daily rations,
    And forgive us our emissions,
    As we forgive those who emit against us,
    and lead us not into electrification,
    but deliver us from coal’s evils,
    For his is the kingdom, the power and the Al Glorey for ever and ever, Carbon.

  35. F. Ross says:

    http://www.curtin.edu.au/research/iiafs/people/index.cfm/Richard.Warrick
    “2007
    Along with other long-standing major contributors, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ”
    [+emphasis]
    Sheesh, what ego goes here!

  36. Jimbo says:

    Richard Warrick Biography
    When it comes to climate change, Professor Richard Warrick’s research is leading the way. As part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), he shared a Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and other selected IPCC authors in 2007.
    http://www.maketomorrowbetter.com.au/richardwarrick/

    Oh really!

    IPCC Statement about the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
    “The prize was awarded to the IPCC as an organization, and not to any individual associated with the IPCC. Thus it is incorrect to refer to any IPCC official, or scientist who worked on IPCC reports, as a Nobel laureate or Nobel Prize winner. It would be correct to describe a scientist who was involved with AR4 or earlier IPCC reports in this way: “X contributed to the reports of the IPCC, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.””
    http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/nobel/Nobel_statement_final.pdf

  37. Jimbo says:

    What does their Nobel Peace Prize actually mean? I only ask because despite being nominated several times Mahatma Gandhi never got the prize. If ever there was a symbol of non-violence and peace he’s ya man. Maybe he was a closet war monger. :-p
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/themes/peace/gandhi/index.html

  38. goldminor says:

    Tom J says:
    February 20, 2014 at 9:30 am
    Inside our walls Professor Richard Warrick, unless he’s a complete psychopath, will have occasional moments of doubt about what he’s doing or about to do (just like every other Nobel Prize winner).
    —————————————————
    I think you missed on this part. These type of people have no doubts on that score. Here is where smoking a little marijuana can be useful. Slip the guy a brownie perhaps. That can stimulate a ton of reflective thoughts, although if successful it might take the guy a few years to get over all the bs stored in his inner thoughts. He may not feel like working for awhile.

  39. philincalifornia says:

    Jimbo says:
    February 20, 2014 at 11:09 am
    ——————

    So, climate parasite AND climate liar.

  40. john robertson says:

    Is this another gift?
    Does this “saint” of Catastrophism hope to rise to Mannian heights?
    He is off to a great start, no satirist could have scripted this heavy handed propaganda, complete with the fake Nobel.

  41. babygrandparents says:

    Pretty sad, especially since he is claiming to be a recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize. Its the IPCC that was awarded this prize abd the IPCC has stated that the contributors is not to claim THEY were awarded it. And even if HE had been awarded the Peace Prize, it has nothing to do with SCIENCE.

  42. Jeff says:

    “Jimbo says:
    February 20, 2014 at 11:21 am
    What does their Nobel Peace Prize actually mean? I only ask because despite
    being nominated several times Mahatma Gandhi never got the prize. If ever
    there was a symbol of non-violence and peace he’s ya man. Maybe he was a closet war monger. :-p
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/themes/peace/gandhi/index.html

    Maybe the Nobel committee had this in mind:

    Gandhi II

  43. David Chappell says:

    Trenberth is another one who is a member of the Nobel Claimant Club

  44. Lars P. says:

    Alan Bates says:
    February 20, 2014 at 9:59 am
    Yet another person claiming the Nobel Peace Prize,</i<
    pah, the europeans won it too:
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2012/

  45. Curious George says:

    He is working “to develop improved adaptation options for sustainable agri-food production systems.” Consider using more carbon dioxide.

  46. andywest2012 says:

    The Lambeyeque people of pre-Spanish Peru built man-made ‘mountains’ so large that the later Spanish thought they were natural geographic features. Took huge resource. The purpose was to control / predict the climate, specifically the terrible flooding in their territory that occurred at certain points of the El-Nino / La-Nina cycles. They thought that weather came from mountains, and that the elite atop their own mountains would be able to control it. This elite lived like gods, with everything they needed brought up to them, until of course the next flood. Then they and all their palaces atop the ‘mountains’ were burned. It seems we still pour big money and resource into ‘mountains’ that are supposed to predict (models) or control (emissions reduction) climate. Very fortunately, we’ve moved on from burning folks. But when, as seems increasingly likely from model performance, the climate elite of our own time are seen to have failed, many will wish their pictures were not up on a wall, or the web, or anywhere.

  47. Zeke says:

    Curious George says:
    February 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm He is working “to develop improved adaptation options for sustainable agri-food production systems.”

    That which progressive scientists would destroy, they “reform.” Top-down agricultural policies have resulted in mass starvation in the case of Mao (pictured), North Korea, Stalin, and others. In this, WUWT has made an accurate and real comparison with other agricultural reformers.

    Here is the current UN version of mass murder through agricultural policy:

    Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Agriculture
    UN Agencies Call for an End to Industrial Agriculture & Food System

    A rising chorus from UN agencies on how food security, poverty, gender inequality and climate change can all be addressed by a radical transformation of our agriculture and food system.
    Dr Mae-Wan Ho

  48. Chris R. says:

    To Jimbo:

    You wrote: “What does their Nobel Peace Prize actually mean?”

    Your answer: not much. Early on, the Nobel committee clearly
    took their responsibilities seriously. For example, there were
    years where they took the step of not awarding a Peace
    Prize. (For example, 1966, 1967, 1972). But, the Peace Prize
    has been devalued by awarding it for silly things, to silly
    organizations, etc.

    1929. Awarded to F.B. Kellogg, for the Kellogg-Briand pact,
    which outlawed war as an instrument of policy. The pact worked,
    too–as long as nobody wanted to have a war. That was about 2
    years.
    1973. Joint award to Henry Kissinger & Le Duc Tho, for a
    negotiated peace agreement to end the Vietnam war. That
    worked,foo, for about 2 years, until North Vietnam decided to
    invade South Vietnam and forcibly annex it.
    1994. Joint award to Yasser Arafat, Yitzak Rabin, & Shimon
    Peres. For “a political act which called for great courage on
    both sides”? Peace hasn’t broken out between Israel and
    the Palestinians, last I looked.
    2007. The well-known joint award to Al Gore and the IPCC.
    2009. To Barack Obama, “for his extraordinary efforts to
    strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between
    peoples.” This is perhaps the silliest of all. By the Nobel
    organization’s own criteria, nominations close on the first of
    February. At that point, Barack Obama had been in office for
    all of 11 days. He accomplished “extraordinary efforts” in
    just 11 DAYS?. This was simply meant as
    a poke in the eye for ex-President Bush. And President
    Obama’s record of using automated drone killing machines,
    bombing Libya, etc., does not seem to qualify him for any
    kind of peace award.

  49. Gary Pearse says:

    You know, since the change of government in Australia that was to end the funding of all this warming fiction, Aussie cli scis have stepped up the campaign. I’ve never seen so much climate crap come out of Oz. This is definitely being supported by the bunch that were kicked out of government and vowed to continue the fight. Ship-of-Fools might be expanded to take in the entire country of CAGW warriors. Where are they getting the cash for this? Hasn’t the government cooled this funding off yet? It seems like a Down Under disease. Comon’ you once independent spirits down there that we all admired. Get on your horses and do something about this intellectual plague – stop paying for it.

  50. Louis says:

    After making the case that science is done by consensus, the next logical step was for climate scientists to use PR to mold consensus in their favor. The game now is not to do real science but to use biased computer models and political propaganda to shape public opinion. Then use that public opinion to justify more grant money. Everyone wins — except the tax payer and science of course.

  51. goldminor says:

    John F. Hultquist says:
    February 20, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I just posted the following at Jo’s site:
    This looks fake. Can you confirm? Why break bricks, and in a haphazard manner? Then put a very formal rectangle for the sign? On the left edge of the sign, the brick pattern can be seen underneath.
    ——————————-
    Thanks for pointing that out. I see can see what you have pointed to. Plus, I would seriously doubt that they would have left their brickwork unfinshed to such a level on an otherwise immaculate facing job.

  52. Paul Pierett says:

    Kum bai Ya!

    All we need now is statue of Al on a Massage Table surrounded by women therapist underneath for an Altar. Or should that be the other way around? What did the Police Brief say? Can’t have burnt offerings though for obvious reasons.

    They should also add some email pages floating down to the ground in memory of MANN and JONES.

    Throw in some starving people due to Ethanol production and two crossed Wind Tower blades to boot.

    Why? When they start to tear it down when Alarmists run in shame, we will stop it so as to have a Full monument to this stupid period in our science history.

  53. u.k.(us) says:

    Personally, I’ve never been that close to the wall of any university.
    In fact, I’ve never set foot on a university campus.
    Bet you can tell, eh ?

  54. charles nelson says:

    Curtains for Curtin?

  55. Ossqss says:

    Reminds me of another tyrant that could have been referenced also. They reall must be lonely.

    Whatever you do don’t click this search link and play the first one. Language warning!

    But it is quite funny 😎

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=team+america+so+lonely&sm=3

    I hope this works…….

  56. Hans Erren says:

    Sure, I’m a European citizen. I won a Nobel Peace Prize too (in 2012).
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/12/us-nobel-peace-idUSBRE89A1N820121012

  57. Auto says:

    I’ve Googled – “Curtin University” mural Warrick – at about 2140 Z, but the only image of this mural that comes up is that on Jo Nova’s site. Not even WUWT.
    Now, that doesn’t prove anything. WUWT plainly has the picture (above).
    But – personal incredulity here – no other site?

    Mind, I’m very glad to learn the [possibly non-Sainted] Perfesser got the old Nobel gong.
    2007 – the Year of the Four [hundred?] Emperors, all winning that gong for their very own.

    Auto

  58. Steve from Rockwood says:

    goldminor says:

    February 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    John F. Hultquist says:
    February 20, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I just posted the following at Jo’s site:
    This looks fake. Can you confirm? Why break bricks, and in a haphazard manner? Then put a very formal rectangle for the sign? On the left edge of the sign, the brick pattern can be seen underneath.
    ——————————-
    Thanks for pointing that out. I see can see what you have pointed to. Plus, I would seriously doubt that they would have left their brickwork unfinished to such a level on an otherwise immaculate facing job.
    ————————————————
    It could be a poster made to look like it was painted into the brick work. Not too hard for a good artist.

  59. DavidG says:

    Oh, this is nothing compared to the creepy pics of Bill Gates with children up at Microsoft back when, as if to reassure us that the nasty anti human dogmas he and his father loved so well, were nothing bad at all, no Precious!

  60. Buffoon says:

    While it is your website and you can say what you want (and link the pieces you wish), this is not the kind of content I expect from your site.

    Look, a mural depicting the value the university gets from investing in science.. espousing the award winning research and making an otherwise dull wall interesting.. butwait, this has some visual similarities to (insert dictator here) and that invalidates what exactly? The caption claim that it’s a picture of a Nobel scientist? That that particular scientist bears a resemblance to the picture? That the scientist and his community feel he is doing good work?

    So all advertising featuring any celebrity bear resemblance to the propaganda posters you linked as well.. Should we field the opinion that all advertising is personality cult fodder and liken it to DAA DAA DAAAAAA pictures of Mao?

    Of course not. We beat these guys by being better. More scientific. More transparent. Less motivated by opinion and knee jerk negative emotion to the other side of the argument. This piece and the comments I read are deficient on all counts and certainly not the reason I spend my internet minutes here.

  61. ntesdorf says:

    This tawdry painted mural could well become the target of Lourdes-style pilgrimages by Warmistas, keen to worship at the feet of the idol of CAGW known as Baal…Head of gold, Chest of silver, Thighs of bronze, Legs of iron, Feet of clay.

  62. Calm down, now. It’s not like they would be presenting every scientist as a god; only those that support the “Climate Change” cult. These are less and less with every day passing, so it’s not as bad as I thought. ;-)

  63. Chris Clark says:

    Alas, poor Warrick. Imagine having to pass this on his way to work every day. If they did it to me I would make them take it down.

  64. John Of Cloverdale WA, Australia says:

    To Pat Frank (Feb 20 @ 9.23 AM, thanks for the Guardian Link on Hanson (18Jan2009):
    “As a result of his fears about sea-level rise, Hansen said he had pressed both Britain’s Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences to carry out an urgent investigation of the state of the planet’s ice-caps. However, nothing had come of his proposals. The first task of Obama’s new climate office should therefore be to order such a probe “as a matter of urgency”, Hansen added.”
    Don’t despair Hanson, the UNSW kindie school of Climatology sponsored “Ship of Fools” (incidentally including a Guardian photojournalist, who testily remarked on the lack of peanut banana milkshakes in the Antarctic) ) have recently done the research and found that the southern ice cap and the surrounding sea ice are doing well.

  65. paraplanet says:

    The university is named after John Curtin, Australian Labor PM in WW2. The building houses the John Curtin Library. It’s quite a handsome building. Using it as a billboard for boosting a newly-appointed professor is completely crass. Regardless of the merits or otherwise of his work.

  66. knr says:

    When you tell a basic lie like you won a Nobel when in fact you no more right to it than a administrator that filed some documents for the IPCC. You have to wonder about the ‘quality’ of the work they are doing. Still some good news , his studies should demand their work is judge at the same ‘standard ‘ that way they can put any old rubbish in and get a pass , so more beer time for them.
    Even now it sill amazes me just how very poor are the ‘standards ‘ of the professionals working in this area , that they cannot even met the requires of a undergraduate handing in a essay is hilarious and yet they cannot understand why people don’t just ‘take their word for it ‘

  67. knr says:

    Buffoon he DID NOT win a Nobel, its what is called ‘a lie ‘ , now how does that bring value to the university?

  68. WillR says:

    I think it is the truth as they understand it.

    If that were my likeness on that wall, with that message, I would be too embarrassed to be seen anywhere near there.

    To each their own.

  69. Janice Moore says:

    Jimbo prays on February 20, 2014 at 10:51 am — LOL. Not only are you a first-class researcher, you are a fine creative writer. Thanks for that. I must have chuckled over, “…damned be thy name” a dozen times this afternoon.

    @U. K. (U.S.) — re: 1:02pm — No, I couldn’t. Even if you had stepped onto campus so many times that you earned a doctorate, your posts might have been as irritatingly stupid as most of Mann’s remarks. Shrug — maybe his was pass/fail, who knows… . And, btw, your posts in no way raise a presumption that you have little formal education. I wish they were longer and more detailed at times… . Keep up the good work, UK!

    @Andres Valencia — good point!
    (And “Cheers!” to you! #(:)) — in gratitude for your being one of the only two people to kindly acknowledge my WUWT valentine, I’ll be trying to give you some affirmation, from time to time, too)

    “Alas, poor Warrick”Chris Clark. LOL. Love it.

  70. DirkH says:

    The USA actually has a long history of socialist realism.
    One example.
    http://adventures-of-the-blackgang.tumblr.com/post/3321985942/cincinnati-union-terminal-wpa-mural
    You find hundred when you go to google images and look for WPA mural.

  71. DirkH says:

    Hans Erren says:
    February 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm
    “Sure, I’m a European citizen. I won a Nobel Peace Prize too (in 2012).”

    You’re right. Me too. That was right after we shot Libya to rubble, wasn’t it?

  72. Jeff says:

    “Steve from Rockwood says:
    February 20, 2014 at 2:01 pm ”

    If you click on the picture and open it in a new window, then enlarge, it appears to be a mural painted over the bricks and lintels. Makes it look like the “bricks short of a full load” effect, but it’s not.

    There was a fellow in Hayward, CA who used to do murals like this, and paintings of people either on the outside of buildings, or inside (as in the Butterick/Qume building). Sometimes it was really startling. Sort of like the more talented screevers (sidewalk artists)…

    Alas, poor Warwick,
    I knew him CO2-ratio
    …. CURTAINS…..

  73. RoHa says:

    I miss Socialist Realist art. It was good fun.

  74. TBear - Sydney says:

    Wanted to email Prof Warwick and suggest that, out of embarrassment, he should tell the Uni to remove this Communist Era propaganda installation. Guess what? Unlike every other academic at Curtin Uni, there is no publicly accessible email address for the good professor. Pathetic, eh? Who the F%&k do these people think they are? Unbelievable.

  75. Greg Cavanagh says:

    I bet the other professors at the university feel invisible right about now.

  76. rogerknights says:

    “Inside our walls . . .”

    Like a rat in the wainscoting?

  77. Karen says:

    This is from his climate software website.

    “Hamilton’s CLIMsystems Ltd. Scores National Innovator of the Year Award”

    “Richard Warrick, one of the authors of that report is a leading figure in the sea level rise and impact modeling field. He was recognized for his contribution to global climate change science when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with other key players in the IPCC in 2007.”
    http://www.climsystems.com/about/award.php

    I have not got time at the mo to investigate how accurate Warrick’s climate model software has been to date, it would been interesting to see how inaccurate his models have been to date.

  78. Pamela Gray says:

    Only thing better would be if this building was in the city of Jericho. And the walls came tumbling down…

  79. negrum says:

    Buffoon says:
    February 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    ” …This piece and the comments I read are deficient on all counts and certainly not the reason I spend my internet minutes here. ”
    —-l
    When you are capable of presenting a reasoned argument instead of venting, your opinion might be taken more seriously.

  80. gymnosperm says:

    Would have to vote that this is a different spin from Chairman and Fidel, but these guys are definitely positioning themselves as shamans. Mike would have us trust his “gut feelings” , the twinges in his gizzard. It is an interesting, but frightening study in sociology and anthropology.

  81. Ed Zuiderwijk says:

    Eco-fascist tendencies.

  82. ozspeaksup says:

    Pat Frank says:
    February 20, 2014 at 9:23 am

    There’s also the Jim Hansen, divine light photo.
    ==thats one scary pic. looks devilish possessed to me. evil and mean

  83. observa says:

    More like-
    ‘Discover more about Curtin’s game changers at markettomorrowbetter.com.au’

    Which sadly is what our cloistered sandstones have become nowadays, tarting themselves to ever more weaker intellects with marketing campaigns in a race to the bottom, under the guise of liberating and uplifting the masses from their drudgery.

  84. Zeke says:

    Is that vine about to grow a sustainable five-foot local-only no-till free-range horse—- fed organic melon?

    http://ookaboo.com/o/pictures/picture/24536508/Chinese_propaganda_poster_of_the_Great_L

  85. Brian H says:

    Obama has long perfected the technique (bright backlighting of his close-cropped cranium). Anent which, I hear the DoE and USPS employees are also being armed and trained. Check out the events in the Ukraine for ‘why now?’.

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