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Friday funny – The Shy Scientists

Josh writes: Roddy Campbell emailed me to say – The decent mass of scientific society, in a quiet but significant majority, getting on with it in a civilised and peaceful fashion in the library/laboratory/Antarctica/satellites/rain forest/literature, no shouting please, debating what works and what is right.  The righteous Union of Concerned Climate Hawks with their megaphones,…

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Turning our backs on the poor? Cartoon by Josh

Josh writes: It is extraordinary to think that Bjorn Lomborg first published The Sceptical Environmentalist 17 years ago in 1998 – that’s as long as The Pause! However there has been no pause in some people ignoring his message as we have, rather depressingly, read on BishopHill over the weekend – see here and here. It…

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Hot news, evolution cools!

Steve McIntyre has the scoop: According to the University of Victoria, Andrew Weaver says: the next generation of his climate model will address the influence of climate on human evolution—much like it’s now being used to examine the influence of humans on climate evolution”. In breaking news, Climate Audit has obtained exclusive information on output from the…

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Countdown to alarm

Posted by Josh  For UK viewers, last night’s BBC 4 programme ‘Climate change by numbers’ started well (I am a big fan of Hannah Fry). But sadly it descended into the usual climate change innuendo and alarm. The first number was fine – 0.85˚C is not scary and not catastrophic. The second number, 95%, was, as…

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Swivel eyed lunacy – posted by Josh

The recent climate skeptic witch hunt, even against people like Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., who ISN’T a climate skeptic but has presented some data on severe weather losses that contradict the current meme of “severe weather caused by global warming”, prompted Josh to pen a new cartoon. He gets right to the source of the…