Category Archives: Humor

Monday Mirthiness – The Stokes Defense

Josh writes: If you read the comment threads at Climate Audit then you will be familiar with a character called Nick Stokes who argues the impossible and indefensible with great tenacity. Steve’s patience with him is exemplary and this thread, in … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Mann’s Hot Seat

A couple of days ago, I was sent this satirical cartoon totally unsolicited by SFO Bay Area artist Tim Sheppard who said he was troubled by the free speech issues surrounding the Mann-Steyn lawsuit. He sends it with a disclaimer: … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire | 87 Comments

Josh on “Mann of Rigor”

“Robust” has a new image. Josh writes: Over at Climate Audit Steve McIntyre’s posts on the ‘Mann vs Steyn’ battle are great fun to read and the comments are very entertaining. The posts are here, here, here, here, here, and here, with another … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire | 38 Comments

Friday Funny – try eating this ‘crop’ threatened by ‘climate change’

Apparently, all that work in selective crop breeding won’t overcome ‘climate change’ This is the headline and story summary from Eurekalert: Crop species may be more vulnerable to climate change than we thought A new study by a Wits University … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Bad science, Climate_change, Humor | 78 Comments

Friday Funny: Science by the kilogram

From Aarhus University, and the department of weighted (by the kilogram) peer review comes a really heavy new report. See actual photo caption at right, bold mine, I kid you not. I loved this quote from the press release: ‘Polar … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Extinction, Humor | 117 Comments

Snow in 49 of 50 states, meanwhile, cartoon pokes fun at Dr. David Viner while media is doing spin cycle

It is surprising to see this headline in USA Today: Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/02/13/snow-cover-usa/5454645/ This calls for a song and a cartoon about Dr. David Viner.

Posted in Cold wave, Humor, Satire, snowfall, Weather | 64 Comments

Friday Funny – two guys with a ruler blow up the White House global warming video claims

Remember White House science advisor John Holdren’s wackadoodle video about the Polar Vortex? The opening line of the video spoken by Dr. Holdren says ” If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells, like the one we’re having in the … Continue reading

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Josh on the certainty of climate sensitivity

Josh writes: Are we now 95% certain? Yes, we are! Hooray! Yesterday we heard from UK climate science community about their work on AR5. The event was called “Climate Change 2013 – The Physical Science Basis. The Working Group 1 … Continue reading

Posted in Climate sensitivity, Humor, Satire | 35 Comments

Monday Mirthiness – Mann’s keyboard?

There was a lot of interest in my post Michael Mann the ‘reluctant public figure’ and ‘typewriter expert’ where he made the easily debunked claim about the QWERTY keyboard being the very first. Since then, spies, lubricated by “big oil” have … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Satire | 45 Comments

Josh on ‘The Uncomfortable Pause”

Josh writes in with a new cartoon. This is a spoof on the xkcd.com/1321/ cartoon that was doing the Twitter rounds the other day. First, the XKCD cartoon on global warming:

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Michael Mann the ‘reluctant public figure’ and ‘typewriter expert’

One of the hurdles Michael Mann has to overcome in his lawsuit against NRO/Steyn is the tenet that public figures are expected to have a higher level of tolerance when it comes to ridicule, satire, and defamation. For that reason, … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Opinion, Politics, Satire | Tagged , , , , , | 125 Comments

Friday Funny: If you thought Mann’s lawsuit was ridiculous, take a look at this one

Remember this before and after picture in the news recently from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity? Well, it appears there’s a conspiracy theory under every rock, more fodder for Lewandowsky and Cook I suppose.

Posted in Humor, Ridiculae, Space | 132 Comments

Mann look-alike thinks Mann’s lawsuit will wipe out National Review

Damon Linker writes at THE WEEK: Is National Review doomed? The conservative movement’s leading magazine faces a lawsuit that could bring it to its knees. This part made me laugh:

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Satire | 116 Comments

Friday Funny, bonus Weather Channel edition

We all know about the Weather Channel’s ridiculous practice of naming winter storms. The latest name for a storm in “Janus” which is the name of the Roman two-faced god. In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, The Weather Channel | 79 Comments

Friday Funny – Mann Overboard!

Dr. Mann doesn’t seem to know who he’s labeling as a “garden variety troll”. This is probably just a conditioned reflex on his part, since anyone who disagrees with the omniscient Mann is eventually labeled a troll, but in this … Continue reading

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‘Polar Vortex’ – the movie

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the phrase ‘polar vortex” in media today, you just knew, this had to be coming. At least it looks more interesting than “Sharknado“.

Posted in Cold wave, Humor, Satire, Weather | 37 Comments

Monday Mirthiness – Penguins comment on the #spiritofmawson

People keep sending me stuff…

Posted in Antarctic, Humor, Satire, The "Clitanic" aka Spirit of Mawson, Uncategorized | 72 Comments

Friday Funny – The Guardian and Josh, together at last

Roman M. sends word of this new photo taken by the tourista journalists on the “Clitanic”.

Posted in Humor, Satire, The "Clitanic" aka Spirit of Mawson | Tagged , | 75 Comments

Josh channels the Antarctic boat people

Josh writes: The Akademik Shokalskiy is much in the news, see here, here and this WUWT post with an update here. So what better way to summarise the CAGW movement this year. And last year, and the year before that… 

Posted in Antarctic, Humor, Satire, The "Clitanic" aka Spirit of Mawson | Tagged , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

The Naughty Short List

Josh writes: I don’t think S. Claus et al. will have been too pleased with the awful Greenpeace video so I suspect they are on the naughty list, which is way too short here of course. It has been rather … Continue reading

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A side of the AGU Fall Meeting sure to cause some alarmists to go postal

As many WUWT readers know, I attended the AGU fall meeting and I have a number of posts coming up that will highlight many of the posters and sessions that I attended. I have some video interviews in the bag … Continue reading

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Saturday Silliness: Friday the 13th, woo

Josh writes: I thought your post on the hilarious iHeartClimateScientists poster was worth a cartoon. Their Facebook page is awash with woo too. Josh

Posted in Humor, Satire | 31 Comments

Dave’s Top Ten Reasons Why the Oil Industry Doesn’t Spend its Billions on Disproving the Junk Science of AGW

Guest post by David Middleton In my Internet “debates” with warmists, I occasionally encounter challenges like this… We don’t yet not know the real global impact man has on the environment. It may be negligible. What we do know is … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Fun_stuff, Humor, James Hansen, Modeling, Obama Climate Plan, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 109 Comments

Seen at AGU 2013

From Gavin, who was being a bit cheeky. Or perhaps given the location, had passed a tippling point.

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Denier land: How deniers view global warming

Thanks to Skeptical Science and ScienceFrontier for making this video possible. We can now see the error of our ways.

Posted in Humor, Satire | 203 Comments

Friday Funny – AGW Increases Intensities of Twitter Storms

First there was Sharknado, then there was Sharknado2 Aftersharks, and it has progressed to the stronger Sharkicane. Josh has noticed this trend towards stronger fictional storms, and has rendered the most ridiculous storm of all, the Danado.

Posted in extreme weather, Humor, Satire | 26 Comments

Hump Day Hilarity – DECC The Halls

Josh writes of this development in the UK: Ed Davey’s performance yesterday at the Energy and Climate Change Committee, posted here, was a mix of horror and farce. DECC seem to live in a make believe world where increases in costs cost less … Continue reading

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How a lay climate skeptic’s view can count on global warming

Putting Sir Isaac Newton on the right path Short story by Christopher Bowring When lay global warming skeptics point out to alarmists that the recent seventeen year period of steady global temperatures invalidates their climate models which predicted runaway global … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Sekrit Kidz Science

Today’s Friday Funny  from Josh is a double feature with the SkS kidz and the Royal Society, who seem to be acting like the kids when they demanded a secret meeting with The GWPF. Shhhh.

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A call to action – give #ClimateThanks

Another Internet campaign that could go horribly wrong… Tom Nelson advises me that the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications decided to prod readers into giving “Climate Thanks” this Thanksgiving on Twitter. A silly idea for sure, but certainly better … Continue reading

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Friday Funny

Every once in awhile something comes along that lets you know you made a difference while generating a laugh at the same time.

Posted in Humor, Satire | 43 Comments

Warsaw COP19 report– there’s something in the water

Andy Pattullo reports, November 14, 2013, Warsaw This week UN delegates opened the current Warsaw Climate change Conference with hopes of engineering a renewed agreement to curb human-driven global warming just as effective as the last, however a new and … Continue reading

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Saturday Silliness: The Zero of all sums = ooommmm

Josh writes: A cartoon inspired by Steve McIntyre’s post on Lew & Mann, and of course all the other posts from everyone else! 

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Satire, Stephan Lewandowsky | Tagged , , , | 49 Comments

Friday Funny: Neanderthal Campfires

Satirical Parody of AGW alarmism and Climatism Reader Tom G tips us to this story: by Bob Baird, PhD, PG The scene: some 10-12,000 years ago.  It is the late Pleistocene, the end of the last ice age.  Neanderthal man … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Humor, Satire | Tagged | 106 Comments

Friday Funny – A Tribute to the Life of Climate Change

Perhaps a eulogy will help Dana Nuccitelli and others come to terms with the death of the AGW hypothesis. By Craig Lindberg Perhaps Dana Nuccitelli and others can’t come to terms with the death of the AGW hypothesis because Climate … Continue reading

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