Category Archives: Ridiculae

Low brow PR antics from ‘Skeptical Science’ disguised as an April Fools joke

We mentioned before how we thought John Cook’s Hiroshima bomb global warming comparator sidebar widget for websites was ridiculous propaganda. True to form, yesterday the SkS Kidz tried to elevate the application status by creating what appears to be a … Continue reading

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Posted in Ridiculae | 48 Comments

Lewandowsky paper flushed, then floated again

Today has been entertaining to say the least. On Twitter, Ben Pile of Climate Resistance has been telling us all about how he learned that the Lewandowsky-Cook Paper#2 – titled ‘Recursive Fury’, which detailed all manners of conspiratorial ideation theory, … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science, Peer review, Ridiculae, Stephan Lewandowsky | 123 Comments

CNN’s dumbest news question, evar

And we thought this one was bad:  CNN talking empty head (Feyerick) asks Bill Nye if approaching Meteor was a result of global warming…. OK that set the stage, what could be dumber than that? Now study the picture below, … Continue reading

Posted in GLOC, media, Ridiculae | 135 Comments

National Wildlife Federation ‘jumps the shark’ – claims school animal mascots are at risk for climate change

Egads!  The stupid, it burns like magnesium. And I thought the cannibal lobsters were bad. This is what I call parasitic messaging, they are hoping they will get some sort of mention in March Madness basketball related stories. – Anthony … Continue reading

Posted in NGOs, Ridiculae | 76 Comments

Critical mass of Cotton

Yesterday, the climate blogosphere reached critical mass of Cotton. Douglas J. Cotton. And with that critical mass, as such things go, they go boom. Lucia has previously announced why Doug Cotton is banned at her place. Undeterred, and fully advised … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Ridiculae, Satire | 96 Comments

Gore Enlists Extraterrestrials to fight Global Warming?

Truth is often stranger than fiction, and Al Gore’s missives are often stranger than both. Robert Schaefer writes: I just got back from the 2014 International UFO Congress, the largest UFO conference in the world, where somebody was passing out … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Ridiculae | 120 Comments

An attempt to politicize the winter Olympics over climate change fails to demonstrate climate consensus

Olympic athletes just won’t know what snow is (with apologies to Dr. David Viner) With  the winter Olympics taking center stage of world media right now it of course becomes a potential on-camera political opportunity for anybody with an idea … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae, Snow, Weather | 105 Comments

A review of Professor Matthew England’s ‘say anything’ past failed claims

Readers of course recall the latest claim in a series of excuses about “the pause” in global warming with the new paper from Professor Mathew England of the University of New South Wales (home of the award winning Chris Turney … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Ridiculae | 41 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

Oh noes! Richer countries get more climate research than poorer more vulnerable regions of the world

That darn wealth distribution is affecting who has money for climate research. “The results show that the supply of climate change knowledge is biased toward richer countries.”. Can the begging be any more transparent? Oh, the pain! Climate change research … Continue reading

Posted in Obvious science, Ridiculae | 54 Comments

#spiritofmawson fiasco leader gets award for ‘excellence’

The Australian Academy of Science has announced their 2014 HONORIFIC AWARDS FOR SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE The description reads: Academy Medal: for contributions to science by means other than the conduct of scientific research. Hmmm, that actually seems appropriate, since his tourist … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae | 75 Comments

Dumbest climate activist statement, evar!

The chooming is strong with this one. Once in awhile, something so over-the-top dumb comes along, that all you can do is point and laugh. This is one of those times. From my Twitter feed:

Posted in Alarmism, GLOC, Ridiculae | Tagged , | 52 Comments

RealClimate Co-Founder Exposes His Inability to Grasp Complex Subjects

And most regulars will recall William Connolley. Connolley’s likely best known for his hijinks as a former editor at Wikipedia. (See the WattsUpWithThat posts here, here, here, here, here, here here….and here.) But Connolley is also a former climate modeler … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, ENSO, Ridiculae, Wiki Wars | 235 Comments

Climate campaigners start to eat their own over ‘Cleantech Crash’

The Center for American Progress affiliated attack group “Forecast the Facts” is turning on the CBS News magazine “60 Minutes” for reporting truthfully on the issues surrounding green technology last Sunday. See the press release below and the full video … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Energy, Ridiculae | 194 Comments

The Antarctic ‘research’ fiasco – ‘would you, could you, in a boat’?

This will be a top “sticky” post for awhile since interest is high – new stories will appear below this one – Anthony UPDATE: Josh channels the boat people UPDATE2: Another irony is discovered, this one doubly deep.  See update 2 … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Bad science, Opinion, Ridiculae, The "Clitanic" aka Spirit of Mawson | Tagged , , , | 1,011 Comments

Friday Funny? Meet the new spokesperson for ‘I Heart Climate Scientists’

This ranks right up there with Heartland’s blunderous Unabomber billboard.

Posted in Ridiculae | 73 Comments

The bogosity of Winter Storm Bodil

There’s so much desperation to tie extreme weather to climate change these days, that some people have taken to photoshopping faked images to make the point. In case you didn’t catch that, it’s a double entendre. Observe. Sadly, even the … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, extreme weather, Ridiculae, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 114 Comments

New emotification of global warming: selling the sizzle of melting glaciers

From the American Institute of Physics, some research they lament doesn’t carry “the same emotional wallop as images” related to “climate trends”. Oh, darn. Maybe they need to link up with artist Paul Kos whose performance art is seen at … Continue reading

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