Category Archives: Satire

Greens Go by Air – Greenpeace edition by Josh

Josh has a nice travel sticker for suitcases to offset this stupidity. From the National Post: One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 400 kilometres each way to work by plane, the environmental group has admitted.  … One volunteer described … Continue reading

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Posted in Humor, NGOs, Satire | 41 Comments

Saturday Silliness – New Research Shows Moon Causes Warming and Affects Climate

WUWT reader “thin air” submits this spoof for weekend fun. June 20, 2014.   Princeton, New Jersey.   Recently climate scientists here at the “Center for the Study of Earth and Moon” have discovered a dramatic warming effect on the Earth’s climate, … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire | 46 Comments

Obama invokes ‘tauntology’ in discussing climate skeptics

There’s tautology: In grammar, the use of redundant words. In logic, a tautology is a formula which is true in every possible interpretation. Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein first applied the term to redundancies of propositional logic in 1921 and then there … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Politics, Satire | 163 Comments

Friday Funny: New supercomputer model becomes self-aware, says it needs more power

World’s Supercomputers Release Study Confirming They Are Not Powerful Enough The supercomputers say the upgrades are needed now. LIVERMORE, CA—Presenting a wide-ranging and extremely detailed case for significant upgrades to their speed and memory, the world’s fastest supercomputers released a … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire | 86 Comments

Mann Overboard! – It Takes a Village in North Korea Edition

It seems that Dr. Michael Mann has gone off the rails (again) into the sort of conspiracy theory territory that would be a perfect case study for Cook and Lewandowsky, except that they probably believe every word Dr. Mann has … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Satire | 102 Comments

The Weather Channel to start applying monster names to hurricanes and tropical storms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  – June 3, 2014 ATLANTA – In response to the study just released from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes” … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire, The Weather Channel | 129 Comments

Friday Funny: New drought trigger postulated for CSIRO to study

Who knew the reason for drought could be so simple? Forget complex modeling, Palmer indices, and rainfall projections, the reason for drought (at least in Australia) is dirt simple. Time is of the essence!

Posted in Drought, Humor, Satire | 55 Comments

Balmer pays 2 billion dollars for Los Angeles Clippers…

…meanwhile, back at Staples Center, home of the Clippers:

Posted in Current News, Satire | 14 Comments

Hump Day Hilarity – John Oliver’s Twist on Climate

Josh writes: There have been a few tweets about this guy, John Oliver. He got Bill Nye to come on his show to debate a skeptic but then said he would need 96 other people alongside Bill to make it … Continue reading

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Monckton and Monty – dead parrot parody of IPCC

First, if you have not seen the Monty Python “dead parrot” sketch in your lifetime, before you read the satire from Christopher Monckton below, watch this video. Just click on the thumbnail at right. Now the following will make a … Continue reading

Posted in Hiatus in Global Warming, Humor, IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report, Satire | 108 Comments

Friday Funny – the scientific method

Not Josh nor Fenbeagle, but still pretty funny. I think maybe this comic was penned around the time Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth came out, which was enough to make any thinking person start doubting science.

Posted in Humor, Satire | 63 Comments

Shollenberger calls Cook’s and University of Queensland’s legal bluff!

The 97% Thunderdome is revving up! Brandon Shollenberger has issued a direct challenge to Cook and UQ, and has published the threatening letter about that “secret” data for Cook’s “97% consensus” study that was published under an “open” Creative Commons … Continue reading

Posted in 97% consensus, Humor, Satire | 159 Comments

Friday Funny – 97% sticky science

Josh writes: There is so much to cartoon this week it is difficult to choose what to start with. I went for Brandon’s brilliant 97% data discovery. Apparently all you need to do if you want to be part of … Continue reading

Posted in 97% consensus, Humor, Satire | 38 Comments

Bob Ward of the State of Confusion

Josh writes: Bob Ward’s tweets today have been a revelation – historic even – see the Bish’s post here. Happily they have coincided with a couple of Antarctic stories that deserve cartooning. Thanks, Bob!

Posted in Antarctic, Humor, Satire | 32 Comments

Monday Mirthiness – The Science News Cycle

After all the rubbish coming out of Washington today on climate, we all need a laugh. This cartoon was intended to illustrate general science reporting, but works just as well and is equally funny and prescient for climate science.

Posted in Humor, Satire | 41 Comments

Friday Funny – ‘industrial strength skeptic in a can’

Josh writes: Victor Venema’s comment the other day about needing 30 alarmists posts to balance out a Curry post rang true – skeptic arguments are that good!

Posted in Humor, Satire | 69 Comments

Nobody Expects the Climate Inquisition

Josh writes: I thought the National Review article, The Climate Inquisitor posted on BishopHill, was worth a cartoon. H/t Rick Cina in the comments for the peer-reviewed critiques of Mann’s hockey sticks.

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

Full Moon on Lewandowsky

Climate Psychologist with the Right Stuff Stephan Lewandosky et al (including John Cook and Mike Marriott) published a paper called Recursive Fury, now retracted, psychoanalyzing climate skeptics’ opinions and categorizing them in psycho-babble terminology, such as: (PV) Persecution Victimization (NI) … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Opinion, Satire, Stephan Lewandowsky | Tagged , , , , | 122 Comments

Lewandowsky’s ‘downfall’

Bishop Hill notes: Geoff Chambers points me to the (almost inevitable) “Downfall” video to accompany Stephan Lewandowsky’s recent (Fury paper retraction) demise. Enjoy.  

Posted in Humor, Satire, Stephan Lewandowsky | 59 Comments

A speech from the president on Earth Day – with warming as the topic

While Dr. Roy Spencer reports on a number of politically incorrect cartoons about Earth Day, saying, “I mostly find Earth Day just plain annoying for the rank hypocrisy on display. A state-sponsored religious day of worship, along with all of … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming, Humor, Politics, Satire | Tagged , , , , | 67 Comments

Friday Funny – climate ‘cliff notes’

Josh writes: As many know I have a bit of a ‘glass half full’ opinion on the state of climate science and with the recent IPCC offerings along with activist mutterings of ‘we are all heading for a cliff type’ … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire | 37 Comments

Not quite Friday Funny: The new Ty-D-Bol Man – a rising tide floats all, er, boats

Some WUWT readers may remember this classic TV commercial: Josh writes: It looks like Lew & crew want to continue to debate the merits of his paper. H/t and many thanks to Jo Nova for the ‘flushes itself’ idea. I present, with help from … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire, Stephan Lewandowsky | Tagged , , | 20 Comments

IPCC WGIII: throwing the greens under the bus

While the latest IPCC working group III summary report has its share of gloom and doom and ridiculous edicts, it does have one redeeming quality as Josh points out.  

Posted in Fracking, IPCC, nuclear power, Satire | 152 Comments

Climate Schlock: Joe Romm goes for the Herb Tarleck pitch

Being a broadcaster, one of my favorite TV shows ever was WKRP in Cincinnati. Readers may recall some of the highest forms of stereotypical comedy that came from the sales manager, Herb Tarleck, seen at right, who had the schtick … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Satire | 72 Comments

Climate Change as an omnipotent political force

Or is it…farce? Charles Hushburg sends word of this political assessment. The Swiss might not like the comparison.  

Posted in Climate_change, Humor, Politics, Satire | 28 Comments

Friday Funny: Common Sense and Climate Change

An old tale tells that swindlers sold a gullible emperor thin air, under the guise it were a suit of clothes invisible only to the profoundly stupid. None dared publicly doubt these authorities on anthropogenic wardrobe, fearing to appear dull … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire | 60 Comments

Global Warming, er, Climate Change is omnipotent – it has now destroyed April Fools Day

Dr. Roy Spencer has found something quite stunning. Global Warming is Destroying April Fools Day He writes: For the last few days I’ve been trying to think of some crazy, almost-believable angle to illustrate the absurdity of the current global … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire | 87 Comments

Josh on the cloud of uncertainty, er, certainty over the IPCC WG II report

Now that the IPCC WG II report has been released, you can expect a full round of wailing and gnashing of teeth, because they are quite certain the world is going to thermageddon in a handbasket.

Posted in Humor, IPCC, Satire | 38 Comments

HATE WEEK on the Climate Certainty Channel™

Apparently, being uncertain about climate certainty is a crime worth jail time What a week this has been. In preparation for the release of the IPCC Working Group II report, hate speech against climate skeptics seems to have ramped up … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Opinion, Satire | 209 Comments

Josh: Don’t squeeze the Lewpaper

Emboldened by the worldwide success (29,000+ views) of the flushed Lewpaper, a spokesman for Procter and Gamble has announced that P&G decided to replace Mr. Whipple with Mr. Lew.

Posted in Humor, Satire | 31 Comments

Friday Funny – A Nurses Guide to the Apocalypse

People send me stuff. Today I got this cartoon from an unexpected source; a website dedicated to medical nursing professionals. Apparently, they take the same sort of dim view about the Climate Change Apocalypse as they do the Zombie Apocalypse, … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Satire | 54 Comments

Steyn discovers the ‘essence of Mann': Eau de weasel

Well, we knew it would happen, it was just a matter of when. Dr. Michael Mann is trying to weasel out of discovery in the Mann-Steyn Steamroller case. Steyn reports on the latest:

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Satire | 109 Comments

Quote of the Week – get your war crimes trial tickets now!

Sometimes you just have to laugh. One of my blog spawn (a not so anonymous academic at a “respected institution of higher learning”) decided to have a go at our post: Despicable climate ugliness courtesy of Lawrence Torcello – assistant … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Opinion, Quote of the Week, Satire | 248 Comments

Friday Funny – Licking the Gore effect

I’m sure many readers have seen the movie that is now a holiday classic called A Christmas Story. There is a scene in that movie where the character Flick, acting on a “triple-dog dare”, gets his tongue stuck to a … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Humor, Satire | 37 Comments

Steyn ups the ante with Mann again – now suing him for even more money

Popcorn futures continue to explode Mark Steyn writes: Today I filed with the DC Superior Court an Amended Answer and Counterclaims to Mann’s Amended Complaint.

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Satire | 107 Comments