Friday Funny – ‘tree hugging’ taken to the extreme

Some days you just have to wonder about the sanity of environmentalists, today is one of those days. The photo below, Twittered by PBS station KQED in San Francisco, would be considered “not safe for work” not only just for the content, but for the facts these lunatics used a child to further their goal.…


Monday mirthness – Debunk alarm from Josh

Josh writes: There’s been a minor kerfuffle of bruised feathers on Twitter today about the speedy way BishopHill debunked the latest paper from the LSE. It does seem that blogs are increasingly agile in spotting duff science – something I am fairly sure is a good thing and should be universally approved of. Cartoons by Josh


Saturday satire – Hot spot or not?

Josh writes: It is good to see Christopher Booker writing about the UK’s ‘hottest day of the year’ in the Telegraph again. Paul Homewood’s excellent posts, on which his article is based, are well worth reading. The story on Paul’s blog starts here, with more here, and Booker’s first Telegraph article, followed by more doubts, some Met Office spin, then a belated response, comment moderation, and finally…


Wednesday wit – cartoon by Josh

Josh writes: Last Sunday Christopher Booker wrote a brilliant article “Why are greens so keen to destroy the world’s wildlife?” He says: When Professor David MacKay stepped down as chief scientific adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) last year, he produced a report comparing the environmental impact of a fracking site to that of…


Friday funny – a very PC prayer for our times

Dominic Lawson writes in the Daily Mail: Pope Francis’s new encyclical is in stark contrast to the style of his predecessor. While Pope Benedict’s works were in Latin, entirely spiritual in tone, and written by the man himself (a great scholar), his Argentine successor has produced something impossible to render in a classical language. In fitting…


Tuesday toon – Mont Doom

Josh writes: There is a hilarious transcript which was posted on BishopHill of a BBC Radio programme on the Lancet’s latest Alarm fest – all, no doubt, part of the run up to Paris in December. Dr Hugh says If one’s looking at the estimates that have been produced in this piece of research, we’re looking at billions of events,…