Category Archives: Satire

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. About these ads

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Posted in Michael E. Mann, Satire | 107 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

Friday Funny – Great moments in Environmentalism: the ’2 million’ KXL comments – real or fake?

UPDATE: Bill McKibben doesn’t seem to want to address the question. See below. Earlier today, 350.org’s founder Bill McKibben tweeted this: [Source: http://twitter.com/billmckibben/status/442052998324551680 ] Tom Nelson asked about those boxes and the environmental impact to which I replied:

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Climate FAIL, Environment, Humor, Satire | 186 Comments

Exxon-Mobil joins the ‘National Climate Declaration’

People send me stuff. A dear friend sent me a PDF that contained a description of the ‘National Climate Declaration’ that had some big name company logos stamped all over it. See below:

Posted in Humor, Satire | 121 Comments

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

Posted in Humor, Satire | 124 Comments

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

‘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:

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Satire | 131 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

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

Posted in Climate data, Humor, Satire | Tagged , , | 240 Comments

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:

Posted in Humor, Satire | 162 Comments

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

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

Posted in Antarctic, Satire, Sea ice | Tagged , , , | 120 Comments

‘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

Posted in media, Satire | Tagged , , | 168 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

Posted in Humor, Satire | Tagged , | 23 Comments

‘Twas the nightmare before Christmas

By Joe Bastardi ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the news, There were reports of record cold, so many were confused. Told global warming is why we should care, And that the point of no return would soon … 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

Posted in AGU 2013, Humor, Satire | Tagged , | 78 Comments

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

Seen at AGU 2013

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

Posted in AGU 2013, Humor, Satire | Tagged , | 39 Comments

A few first impressions of the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting

A photo essay. What follows are a series of photos and comments that catalog my impressions of today. As you may know, I’m attending the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting. After some hassle a couple of months ago, I was able … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Current News, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , | 137 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

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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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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