Category Archives: Satire

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

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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

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‘I’m Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State, Ask Me Almost Anything!’

Above: Actual photo from Dr. Mann’s Facebook page courtesy Mark Steyn writing in: “The Mann I love“ LOL, gotta love the caveat “almost” anything. Redditers are welcome to ask Dr. Mann questions in this online forum today:

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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

Steyn on the ‘anti-science’ labeling of Dr. Judith Curry by Dr. Michael Mann

Some people say you shouldn’t poke a bear with a stick, for obvious reasons. I’ll say one thing for Mr. Steyn, he never gives up poking the ‘MannBearPig’, even when being sued. Steyn writes on his web page today:

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Opinion, Satire | 137 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

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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

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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

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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

Mark Steyn makes motion to dismiss Mann’s libel claim

From the “chilling effect” of sunlight department, Steyn writes: Many “climate skeptics” wonder why the defendants would want to get the complaint dismissed rather than put Mann through a trial in which he would have to take the witness stand … Continue reading

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Opinion, Satire | 124 Comments

Antarctica Has Sea Ice Rabbit Ears, a V for Victory or Maybe It’s a Peace Sign?…

Image Credit: NSIDC WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” As you can see from the Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent With Anomaly map above, there are currently two large fingers of anomalous Sea Ice protruding out in the Weddell Sea. 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

My short legal kerfuffle with The Guardian and #spiritofmawson

From the “things that make me laugh” department. It seems the Guardian took exception to my use of this image (I suppose they haven’t found this one from Josh yet). I provide this exchange for a model by which others … Continue reading

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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