Obama returns from the Copenhagen global warming conference

The photo below originally appeared in the NYT showing Air Force One returning from Copenhagen.

Caption this photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times

It of course, screams for a caption. I’m sure our readers can provide one.

Here’s the original caption and story from the NYT.

Major Snowstorm Hits Atlantic Coast

A major winter storm was moving up the Atlantic Coast on Friday night, with forecasters expecting accumulations of one to two feet of snow in some areas. President Obama returned early Saturday from climate talks in Copenhagen, landing at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland in the midst of the storm.

I’ll fill in the balloon with the best caption

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1,059 thoughts on “Obama returns from the Copenhagen global warming conference

  1. Caption;
    -These Boeings sure is comfortable!
    -Thank God for Western sivilisation.
    -Another gin and tonic before the limousine arrives?

  2. Hmmm…so this is the Gore Effect eh? Make sure someone sends him to Aspen before my ski holiday…I want to make sure I’ve got fresh powder.

  3. or…
    “Perfect, Congress will be snowed in and will have no choice but to pass the Copenhagen Climate Consessions before the spring thaw”

  4. Great to be home in the land of CO2 emissions. Note to climate change modellers: How much extra CO2 do we need to warm us up a bit?

  5. “Tell Robert Gibbs to say, “The science of global warming is more than settled.” “

  6. “It’s only weather, Mr President”
    “The only whether is whether I fire Hansen’s ass today or tomorrow”

  7. “Just as we have created or saved 100,000’s of jobs so we are doing for global warming.”

  8. “don’t worry Mr. President, Hansen, Mann, and Jones assure me this will be ‘adjusted’ to be the warmest December 18th this century.”

  9. Get Hansen on the phone! “Hey bro, wazup. Listen, we have a little problem here. Can you come up with a trick to hide the gawddamnsnow? Good. Get back to me as soon as you have the article in print. Use that Nature rag. I know the publisher and he’ll have Mann peer review the thing.”

  10. “American children gain much pleasure from snow, pleasure that many African children will never experience. We are a selfish nation, our children are selfish and they should be ashamed of themselves. Crystalline water ice inequality is a major moral issue that must be addressed by rich nations.”
    OR
    “All hail my latest achievement, the reversal of global warming. I truly am a god.”

  11. “I’ll be out in a minute, just finishing up the calculations for my carbon footprint for the trip.”
    Yeah, right.

  12. Actually, I think the “empty words” balloon is very appropriate as it is. I don’t think he’s ever said anything of substance, especially in regards to climate change.

  13. How about a variation of the matrix, there is no spoon.
    God: Do not try and stop the warming. That’s impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth.
    Obama: What truth?
    God: There is no warming. Then you’ll see that it is not the climate that changes, it is only yourself.

  14. “Now that we’ve won the war on warming, we’re going to need to fight a war on cooling. Anyone for a tax on Oxygen?”

  15. “Oh, s**t, I wonder if this world government thing we’re trying to do will end up like the ‘Tower of Babel'”?

  16. Perhaps this is too crass but please keep in mind that such ugly truth is often revealed by our polititions in their private moments.
    If Obama is sincere, he might utter, [snip] However, I suspect he really thinks, “Suckers.”

  17. We’re going to pass a treaty to fight global warming and we’re not going to let reality get in the way.

  18. “This unprecedented snow is just unprecedented weather and is not to be confused with unprecedented climate change.”

  19. I didn’t spit up my coffee till Anthony wrote. Best, by far:
    “Don’t worry Mr. President, it’s rotten snow.”

  20. “No Sir, Mr. President. We were actually referring to hiding the decline of your poll numbers. Watch your step there, Sir, it is still very slick.”

  21. artw (09:05:36) :
    “don’t worry Mr. President, Hansen, Mann, and Jones assure me this will be ‘adjusted’ to be the warmest December 18th this century.”
    Gets my vote

  22. Either:
    “Don’t worry. We’ll be sure to adjust this blizzard out of site”
    or simply
    “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  23. “By any chance, is Al Gore in town?”
    or
    “Remember, it’s weather, not climate.”
    or
    “Try looking out the other window.”

  24. Global Warming
    Bawling Glamor
    Grim Banal Glow
    Garbling Ma Owl
    Blown Alarm Gig
    Climate Change
    Catch Genial Me
    Magic Leach Net
    China Get Camel
    Ace Amen Glitch

  25. “Look at all the flower petals! It’s spring time! Stupid Global Warming!”
    By the way, not sure if you’ve seen this before: http://3.ly/P6ob It’s an article about how Wikipedia has been subverted by the AGW crew.

  26. Hm! snow in winter, AGW is really hitting us hard this time. Someone call Nancy and Harry!, we urgently need to pass a bill to regulate snowfall.

  27. I’m sorry Mr. President, we left your goulashes in the oval office. They are in the same box with your “teleprompter”.

  28. Oh! There you are Al, thank goodness. I had a dream………. a terrible dream….
    I dreamed, in a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check………i dreamed, of signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. It was only a dream Al…wasn’t it….. Al…Al..

  29. “Don’t worry, Mr. President. The crew will lay a carpet of surplus dollar bills to your limo to keep your shoes clean.”

  30. What ‘Gore Effect”?
    As President, I commanded
    ‘colder’ and it is… Call it
    The Obama Effect, OK?!

  31. P. Gosselin stole mine (it’s worst than we thought)
    Then what about this:
    Damn, these oil industry exec’s are good. First they froze the talked in copenhagen and now they are freezing hell over.

  32. On a more serious note – I’ve long thought that the best way to convince people that global warming is overhyped is with memorable storms. This one will get the attention of 50 million people and all of the US Senate who can’t declare a snow day if they want to pass health care legislation before Chrstmas.
    With some long term forecasts calling for a mid-Atlantic storm track this winter, this storm may be only the first of several reminders. Yay!

  33. “Negative feedback has kicked in, Mr President.”
    “Then CO2 must be to blame!”
    “I was talking about the opinion polls, sir.”

  34. I actually really like the idea of a blank speaking bubble (or thinking bubble) over Obama’s head, but I think that would not be clear enough coming from the plane.
    how about:
    “This is Bush’s fault.”

  35. oops, here it is without typo
    Dammit, the Gore Effect again! Al, that’s the last time you bum a ride with me!!

  36. …and it says here ‘a dollar for every snowflake’! who put that in?
    Honey! Have you finished with the phone?

  37. “The ‘extent’ of this stuff proves nothing, Mr. President. It’s ‘thinner’ than last year’s snow. I’ve never seen such skinny snow!”
    CH

  38. “At the airport we can build a snowman,
    And pretend that Al Gore’s not a clown
    We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
    Until Jim Hansen comes to knock him down.”

  39. Maybe it’s time for another “Weather is not climate” posting about the blizzard on the East Coast? They’ve shut down a lot of airports today. Folks who didn’t get out of Copenhagen yesterday may well be stuck somewhere…
    “But it’s a Warm Snow”

  40. Welcome to Andrews Air Force base, Mr President. The cottonwood trees are in full bloom in this unusually warm year.

  41. The Copenhagen agreement has worked faster than expected….. The carbon offsets are rapidly cooling the planet as we speak.
    (this caption will only work for those who understand sarcasm;-)

  42. iurockhead (09:04:32)
    and in the spanish costas, SW france not abive -1 today and -12 last night. 150mm of snow on the ground. The UK having it’s worst pre-xmas snow since the worst winter on record 1962/3. et so on.
    Caption : Was that a toilet role I signed in Danemark.?

  43. 1. Is Palin in town or are we in Alaska?
    2. I said “Washington”, not “Ottawa”.
    3. When I said go to “W” I meant “Waikiki”.

  44. Stay seated, Sir. The endangered polar bear population has exploded and there’s a couple of them outside the plane right now.

  45. Not for the caption but how soon can we start to hear scare stories about global freezing and hordes of raveging killer polar bears due to co2 . For the caption:
    “I’m dreaming of a oh..sir, I think we have another type of bing problem……..”

  46. “This is the moment you predicted, sir! The oceans have stopped rising. The earth is cooling. We have restored our nation’s image as the last, best hope on earth! Now, could you say something that would warm things up just a little?”

  47. “This is positively the last time I give Al Gore a ride in Air Force One!”
    “Somebody up there has an odd sense of humor”

  48. Don’t forget your lines, Mr. President. Repeat after me:
    “This is MORE PROOF of global warming!”
    If you say it, they’ll believe you. Come on, let’s try again…

  49. Sorry, I don’t know where else I can post this and get input from knowledgeable skeptics.
    I am currently trying to find out more information on this:
    In Lord Monckton’s letter to Dr. Pachauri he (unscientifically)
    demonstrated that the slopes for the previous periods of warming were
    similar to the slope of the warming period we are currently in (page 6
    in the PDF linked below.)
    http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/pachauri_letter.pdf
    However I’m having trouble finding data or studies that demonstrate
    the warming is occurring at the same rate as earlier in the century.
    This is where I am going with this:
    The scientific literature says that our current warming (last 30-35)
    years is too great to be caused by the sun alone. They attribute it
    of course to anthropogenic causes. They wholly attribute the
    1850-1975/1980 warming we have seen to natural causes. It sure seems
    that if our current warming is at a rate no greater than the previous
    warming that it could be caused by the same natural mechanisms.
    Please help with any information you may have.

  50. Plenty of excellent, I like the “don’t worry Mr. President, Hansen, Mann, and Jones assure me this will be ‘adjusted’ to be the warmest December 18th this century” as well as “Obviously my trip was a success. Global warming has already gone”.
    yesterday went to watch videos of Piers Corbyn, there was an opportunity to read his forecast done on the 2nd of December for the second part of december. for the US and Canada he wrote: “19th to 31st: a series of waves of severe and at times dangerous wintry weather” a little bit down he wrote “severe deluges of snow/blizzards hail & winter thunder/ tornadoes at times”. And more particularly “19-20 Dec Major SWIP & Deluges / extreme activity”. Ok it started on the 18th but it is relatively accurate so far.
    Sorry guys but 22nd and 23rd is the same, then 25th to 27th, it is moderate and not major. then “28th to 30th MAJOR (in capital letters) cold blasts & snowstorms extreme activity TOPa SWIP with notable simultaneous extreme events around world.” I do not want to know what he would have forecasted if there was no global warming!?

  51. No gentleman I am reliably informed that the climate is warm it’s the weather that is cold.
    So do you want the fur muffles or not sir?
    Erm!!

  52. “We have enough fuel to make it to Hawaii Mr. President, but Rahm wants to check that AF1s carbon footprint won’t reflect badly on you in light of Nopenhag.., sorry, Copenhagen. Want to make some snow angles while we wait?”

  53. Time to keep my promise. Order 600,000 shovels and get those people working. While your at it, find some solar powered snow blowers.

  54. Damn, CO2 isn’t gassing the planet!
    What do you mean we can’t take off, who the hell let that Glow Ball Warming ice up our wings?
    BTW are we still on the “Hope ‘n Whoring” tour?
    Hans Island has issued weather reports indicating heavy snowfall gusting winds and much Christmas joy.
    “And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth”
    Cheers
    Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief
    Frankenstein Battalion
    2nd Squadron: Ulanen-(Lancers) Regiment Großherzog Friedrich von Baden (Rheinisches) Nr.7(Saarbrucken)
    Knecht Rupprecht Division
    Hans Corps
    1st Saint Nicolaas Army
    Army Group “True North”

  55. The snowy photo’s empty speech bubble is a suitable metaphor for an era dominated by an almost complete scientific, political, journalistic and cultural intellectual whiteout among the Western Establishments. Climategate and the fiasco of COP15 hopefully marks the dawning of a new era or, dare I say, a truly democratic New World Order of rationality and sanity.

  56. The falling ash has been traced to three main locations around the World.Analysis shows it to consist of the residue of computer hard-drives,reports say.

  57. “Now we’re down,…who’s the joker who decided to show ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ as the in-flight movie on the way home!”

  58. Barak: Damn, I was sure the weather would do as I said.
    Michelle: Never mind, neither could that old king of England and Denmark command the tide. He was a silly Knut!

  59. “And what do I get for being the one and only environmentally friendly, post-racial President? A ‘white’ Christmas at the ‘White’ house. Jeremiah warned me there would be days like this!”

  60. ” Mesiah Obama,God here. I agree “Time for talk is over”. I chased you out of Hopenhagen with a foot of snow and gave you two feet of snow in Washington for good measure. How do you like that “peer review”?

  61. “Mr. President, yes it’s not snowing there and yes there will be plenty of available space, but I’m worried that an executive order to move the White House to Guantanamo isn’t in our best interests right now.”

  62. ‘I’m sorry Mr.President.The Polar Bear’s we brought here for the photo op have escaped and we can’t find them.’

  63. WUWT readers do not disappoint. Well done, all.
    Mine:
    “Jeez, when Michelle said she’d kick my ass into the day after tomorrow…”

  64. Obama’s Copenhagen Snow Job Fails –
    Doctored Data and Claims Piled Higher and Deeper,
    Set World Government Takeover Plans a Drift

  65. Pamela Gray (09:06:45) :
    Get Hansen on the phone! “Hey bro, wazup. Listen, we have a little problem here. Can you come up with a trick to hide the gawddamnsnow? Good. Get back to me as soon as you have the article in print. Use that Nature rag. I know the publisher and he’ll have Mann peer review the thing.”
    ROTFLMAO…. I read it to my husband after I wiped the tears from my eyes, now he is rolling too

  66. “Hello Phil? Barack here. Do you or Mike have another ‘trick” I can use to show that this @#$!*& snow is caused by Global Warming? After the ass-whipping I took in Denmark I need some cover. Cheers.”

  67. ‘Look on the bright side,Mr President.If this keeps up your aunt might even WANT to be deported.’

  68. “Welcome to Loring AFB Maine Mr. President. As part of our Executive Sustainability Project we’ll be taking the bus from here to DC.”

  69. Those snowflakes keep falling on my head, it isn’t what the CRU said, their science must be completly wrong, nothing seems to fit……   

  70. You generate hundreds of tons, and what do you get?
    Another day colder and deeper in debt.
    Reply: Nice! ~ ctm

  71. There was a young Pres called Obama
    Who wished his return a bit warmer
    The steps were like glass
    And he slipped on his ass
    Now they’re checking his butt out in Trauma

  72. Don’t cry for the AGW crowd. No doubt the next model (after sufficient funding of course) will reveal that these weather patterns were to be expected and most likely due to some previously unsuspected human meddling that threatens to shut down the Atlantic current or some such unless of course the rich nations do something (expensive) right now. Right now!

  73. “Mr. President, when we average this over the entire globe, it all melts.”
    or,
    “Mr. President, getting to work cleaning up this mess is the message you need to sell from Copenhagen.”
    “Who can turn that into a nice sounding teleprompter soundbite?”

  74. “Sorry sir, due to Washington being snowed in, we had to divert to East Anglia, England. Do you want to drop in and see Dr. Jones for a little chat?”

  75. 1) Obama: We KNOW Global Warming is the cause of extreme weather. If anyone needs proof about how serious the problem is, just look out the window.
    2) Air Force 1: Hey Tower, we need taxi assistance due to this global-warming-induced blizzard.
    Tower: OK AF1, we’ll send out a global-warming-producing aircraft tug to tow you to parking.
    3) Obama: Only Global Warming deniers can see a blizzard out their window. No one sees a blizzard out their window, do they?

  76. “Will someone tell me when we’re going to get this dang plane off the ground and start home?… What do you mean we’re home?”

  77. ‘No need to force a smile,Mr President. No-one will see your teeth anyway.’

  78. Two suggestions:
    1. “See, it’s working already!”
    2. “REDUCTION IN OUR TIME” (Apologies to Neville Chamberlain, who was a CONSERVATIVE and knew he had been fooled 2 years later. Will the “O” know
    that? Ever?)

  79. “One of the lessons of history is that Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. “

  80. What’s not to like? It only takes 7 hours, 400,000 lbs of fuel and you can’t even smell the sulfur anymore…

  81. Recap of
    Copenhagen – Winners:
    The World (maybe energy can be directed to “real” problems facing mankind)
    Limo Drivers & Caterers in Copenhagen
    The CRU “Mole” (leaked Climategate emails)
    Mother Earth (She provided her opinion with “weather-not-climate” in Copenhagen and around the world)
    Santa Claus (maybe the eco freaks will leave him and the polar bears alone now)
    Attorney’s; The momentum is obviously on the side of rational thinking and the fight will now go into the courts starting with a challenge of the ridiculous EPA endangerment finding
    WUWT (http://wattsupwiththat.com/ gains credibility)
    Lord Monckton (he called the outcome a long time ago)
    And my favorite – Phelim McAleer ( http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2009/12/15/polar-bear-phil-jones/ )
    Copenhagen – Losers:
    Christmas Trees (UN did not allow them at COP15)
    Al “Nobel Prize” Gore (completely discredited)
    Capitalism (paying billions in global welfare to undeveloped countries to lower the planet temp 1.5C per COP15 agreement – huh ?, how will the undeveloped countries do that ?, actually lower the physical climates temp – huh? Come-on folks – this money will go to corrupt third world governments that will spend it on socialistic activities if they don’t shove it in their pockets – your tax money !)
    Socialism (Man-Made Global Warming + “Green” movement + UN/IPCC = Socialism) became more exposed
    Carbon Trading Initiatives and “Green” Venture Funds (values have plummeted)
    Science and Academics (thanks to corrupt researchers, professors and institutions who sold out for grant money)
    Genuine environmentalism which was hijacked by the Socialist “Green” movement and may become collateral damage
    RealClimate (http://www.realclimate.org/ loses credibility)
    EPA (which has been taken over by far left eco nuts)

  82. “Look, just dust off the stuff on Schneider and ice ages from the ’70s, rename AGW from Warming to Wintering and we’re good to go again”

  83. Presidential aide: “Mr president,we have some bad news and some good news”
    president: “Whats the bad news?”
    Presidential aide: “It’s snowing”
    President:”Ok,whats the good news?”
    Presidential aide: “There’s plenty of it……………woohoo paaaaarty”

  84. Here are my favorites (that are not mine,of course:-)
    mac davis (08:42:07) :
    “Nothing to see here, the science is settled”
    Henry chance (08:53:14) :
    Let me be perfectly clear……. Bush left this mess.
    HereticFringe (09:26:36) :
    “This unprecedented snow is just unprecedented weather and is not to be confused with unprecedented climate change.”
    pjotrk (10:49:05) :
    “Great! Finally a shovel-ready project!”
    Alec Rawls (10:55:43) :
    “Whoever came up with ‘climate change’ is a genius.”
    And my favorite:
    pahoben (10:41:40) :
    Hmmm-might be the last good photo op for Crossing The Delaware 2.0

  85. Oh! I agree! I agree! The thing that belongs in that balloon is stunned, caught in headlights, silence! As in:
    (Crickets chirping)

  86. New York Times Headline:
    Obama Returns From Most Successful Climate Conference Ever To A White Ticker Tape Parade!
    But change the bubble to a newspaper caption.

  87. dave (10:22:04) :
    “Stay seated, Sir. The endangered polar bear population has exploded and there’s a couple of them outside the plane right now.”
    Now I have to wipe the tea off my computer screen again. ROTF

  88. “I must have misunderstood! Didn’t Gore and Hansen tell me it was all the other guys who were in denial?”

  89. The flight of President Barak Obama has ended now, a flight not only from point A to point B, but also from the fear of a recurring global climate meltdown. Mr. Obama has that fear no longer, though, for the moment, he is, as he said, alone in this assurance. Happily, his conviction will not remain isolated too much longer, for happily, tangible manifestation is very often left as evidence of trespass, even from so intangible a quarter as the Twilight Zone.

  90. Someone confiscate those cameras!
    Or
    Back on the plane, wrong airport.
    or
    Gee, Where did those sceptics get all that fake snow!

  91. “Anybody want to buy some carbon credits? I got a GREAT deal from some guy on the corner in Copenhagen!”

  92. “O, the weather outside is frightful,
    Of course, no fire alight! Delightful!!
    And we’ve failed to agree on CO too…
    Let it snow, let it snow, LET IT GO!”
    Sir? Was that you singing just then?

  93. “Is that a Stevenson screen on the edge of the runway?”
    ….
    “Al Baby, Barrack here. There is a rumor the Vikings want to take our Nobel Peace Prizes away.”

  94. “O.K. So here’s what I want you to do: 1) Call Hillary. Quick! Tell her to stop that $100 billion check, 2) Fire that idiot Hansen! 3) Find me a new Energy Secretary who looks out the window once in a while! 4) Tell that loony toon over at EPA she’s got about a week to blame Hansen for her troubles and back out of that “CO2 is poison” position. 5) Tell Pelosi we have to find some other way to redistribute the wealth.” 6) Tell Michelle I’ll be late to dinner because I’ll be riding in a snow plow.”
    CH

  95. Clive (09:17:44) :
    “Tiger! Ho man ya should been in Copenhagen! Those Scandinavian chicks are hot.” (LOUD CLICK!!)
    When is it right to wear a helmet when you dance? When you go clubbin’ with Tiger.

  96. Joe Dondelinger (09:19:46) :
    “Welcome to Washington for another Obaminable Snowjob!”
    witty

  97. ADVISOR: Sir, Mr. Holdren is advising us that this all-time record snow for December…is directly related to CO2 forcing and global warming.
    PRESIDENT: Well get Ms. Jackson on the phone now. We have to make an immediate emergency declaration banning all automobiles. We can’t wait for Congress.
    ADVISOR: Sir, Ms. Jackson phoned in earlier. She skidded off the Beltway and got stuck in a drift and is waiting for a tow truck.
    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  98. Enjoy the snow whilst it lasts, at the rate we are burning fossil fuels in six months time it’ll all be gone.

  99. JonesII (09:43:00) :
    WATTSUPWITHTHAT !!!!
    ———————————-
    My vote for winner!!

  100. “Gee, we could make a snowman — if we only had some coal.”
    “Good thing we left early or everyone would be laughing.”

  101. O’scha⋅den⋅freu⋅de.
    O’scha⋅den⋅freu⋅de.
    The year ‘O9 was schadenfreude.
    O’narcissist returns from AGW orgy with his comfort blanket which
    “may prove to be the largest December snowstorm since 1932.”
    …-
    “Major Snowstorm Blankets US Capital
    Forecasters say snow accumulations could reach 60 centimeters around Washington DC
    A snow emergency has been declared in the U.S. capital as the region braces for what may prove to be the largest December snowstorm since 1932.
    The National Weather Service predicts more than 30 centimeters of snow will blanket the U.S. northeast by late Saturday. Forecasters say snow accumulations could reach 60 centimeters around Washington DC.
    Just south of the capital in Virginia, more than 12 centimeters had already fallen by late Friday. The national guard is on alert, and a state of emergency has been declared.
    While the country’s entire northeast will see considerable snowfall, the Washington area is expected to be among the hardest hit. The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning in the capital for Saturday, warning residents travel will be “extremely dangerous.”
    http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/usa/19dec09-us-washington-weather-79720487.html
    (H/T SDA & Tannenbaum)

  102. Pilot to Co-Pilot: “See, if we just stay off our laptops we can land in Minneapolis on time and on target”!

  103. “Mr. President, according to the NY Times, NASA GISS computer models predict record high temperatures in Washington this weekend!”

  104. No worries, Mr President…The NOAA assures me that the models show that the snow will be gone by Monday, and that the temperatures will be 95F by Christmas Eve to balance it out!

  105. Dr. Bob (10:42:37) :
    “Sorry, I don’t know where else I can post this and get input from knowledgeable skeptics….”
    If you do not mind doing your own work try this site. It lists John Daly’s non-urban weather stations in both hemispheres: http://www.john-daly.com/stations/stations.htm
    Here are listed 500 Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of “Man-Made” Global Warming
    http://www.populartechnology.net/2009/10/peer-reviewed-papers-supporting.html
    a graph of all 100 yr stations in IPCC:
    http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/darwin_zero3.png
    This has a lot of various charts:
    http://www.c3headlines.com/temperature-charts-historical-proxies.html
    You can also check WUWT Resources at the top of the page or you could ask AJ Strata since he has been doing a lot of work on the leaked data from CRU http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/11420
    Hope that helps

  106. To clairy the comment by Hans Rupprecht @10:46:29
    Hans Island is a Canadian Island in the Nares Strait, unjustly and outrageously claimed by those Danes who can’t even organize the weather in their own capital city, let alone on Hans Island; a job done successfully by Canada for generations.

  107. Peter S (09:48:39) :
    Mr President Sir, we’ve just found a stowaway in the hold… a man by the name of Albert Gore.….
    …..He thinks the plane is his because he is the real winner in Florida.

  108. Honey this reminds me. We got a lovely Christmas card from George and Laura. All it said was
    “Don’t Meth with Texas”
    “Seasons greetings”
    George, Laura and family.

  109. “Mr. President, wake up, we’ve arrived.”
    “What the hell is this!?! I thought I told you to land in Miami!!”
    “Uh, Mr. President, we did, sir.”

  110. WAR IS PEACE
    FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
    IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
    COOLING IS WARMING
    Source: George Orwell “1984” (Three first lines)
    The last sentence is a topical supplement…

  111. Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
    And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
    Eagerly I wished the morrow; – vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow – sorrow for the lost Al Gore –
    For the rare and erring warmer whom the greenies named Al Gore –
    Comical now for evermore.

  112. Jeff Alberts (11:14:48) :
    Poofy_Puff (11:09:28) :
    Don’t make fun of Obama. This is serious. I recycle all of the time. I am green.
    Sure it wasn’t something you ate?

    Nah.. It is something (s)he drank.

  113. Caption:
    “I should have delivered this version of the speech !!”.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4VhTLxaZaI&hl=en_US&fs=1&]

  114. Cynthia (11:24:07) :
    You generate hundreds of tons, and what do you get?
    Another day colder and deeper in debt.

    Cynthia how about a little change to that
    You print hundreds of dollars, and what do you get?
    Another day colder and deeper in debt.

  115. darwin (10:58:53) :
    Crap
    —————————–
    I changed my mind: this is the best one!

  116. tallbloke (11:24:25) :
    There was a young Pres called Obama…
    Good one, but I thought all limericks were supposed to be x-rated.

  117. I hope this doesn’t get like Survive! You know, where we cannibalise each other, like the bears. Al, your thigh. I’d never noticed before……So tender……..

  118. If we can’t control the snow, lets rename it as cool green.
    President Obama arrived home to a cool green reception.

  119. Bill Sticker (11:32:37) :
    “Mister President, I don’t think we can hide this decline.”
    I love this one!

  120. Long ago, America was ruled by a king named Obama. Like many leaders and men of power, Obama was surrounded by people who were always praising him. Every time he walked into a room, the flattery began.
    “You are the greatest man that ever lived,” one would say.
    “O king, there can never be another as mighty as you,” another would insist.
    “Your highness, there is nothing you cannot do,” someone would smile.
    “Great Obama, you are the monarch of all,” another would sing. “Nothing in this world dares to disobey you.”
    “Very well. Snow,” cried Obama, “I command you to come no further! Snow Stop falling. Do not dare touch my feet!”
    He waited a moment, quietly, and a tiny wave rushed up the sand and lapped at his feet.
    “How dare you!” Obama shouted. “Snow, Stop now! I have ordered you to retreat before me, and now you must obey! Stop!”

  121. It’s snowing because the radiative budget is balanced? Not a single member of my administration can balance their personal check book… so tell me… how did that happen?

  122. “Stewardess, I said LIGHT ON THE ICE”
    (turning)
    “Joe, didn’t you hear me say light on the ice?”
    Joe: “Yes, Mr. President”
    Andrew

  123. Anthony, you never declared a winner of the last caption contest, as you said you would. But it was a few months ago and I can’t remember it now.

  124. Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
    And the skeptics are so delightful,
    And since we’ve nothing to show,
    Throw some dough, go find Joe, think I’ll lay low!

  125. Only a record 477 responses, lets make it a 1000!
    Can you make it down those slippery, frozen, snow covered steps Mr president.
    YES WE CAN!

  126. “Lawdy, look at that albino mosquito outbreak! I recall Al Gore said that global warming would cause those vermin.”

  127. Pulling my chestnuts out of the open fire,
    Prostitutes with their ‘come hither’ wiles,
    Carbon footprints in the snow,
    Jack Frost nipping at your nose and toes,
    A lump of burning coal in my shoes
    Children laughing at the news
    Cheers
    Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief
    Frankenstein Battalion
    2nd Squadron: Ulanen-(Lancers) Regiment Großherzog Friedrich von Baden (Rheinisches) Nr.7(Saarbrucken)
    Knecht Rupprecht Division
    Hans Corps
    1st Saint Nicolaas Army
    Army Group “True North”

  128. “Just look at this! More proof of Global Warming, right Al? While don’t you tell me more about those 10 year old emails while I get my parka on”.

  129. Well, I guess I can have that cigarette. Noone will be able to tell the difference between the smoke and my breath/snow.

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  131. Clive (11:58:11) :
    “Al Baby, Barrack here. There is a rumor the Vikings want to take our Nobel Peace Prizes away.”

    The coastguard reported a couple of Norwegian longboats of the coast, something about being lost on their way to Greenland.

  132. Aide to Obama:
    Sir, SIr, ….Oh, My Gosh, I think he11 has frozen over.
    Obama:
    How many times do I have to tell you, the Official White House position is the Science is Settled. Now get that idiot Mann on the phone.

  133. If that was one of the most important conferences since World War 2 and Obama had to beat a hasty retreat back to the US to THIS all I can say is thank God he was not involved in the invasion of Normandy.
    The captions all made my day and most too good for limited creative thinking. I like the rotten snow one.

  134. ‘This is Air Force One to Andrews- Humour much appreciated. Now switch it off, I need to see my taxi-way’

  135. “Anyone have a hockey stick?”
    “The warm breezes from the melted N. Pole must have stopped.”
    “Surprise, we’re hiding the decline right here in D.C.”

  136. I’d like to stop with my baby tonight
    and blow my top with my baby tonight
    but I’d be a flop with my baby tonight
    cause it’s too darn hot,
    it’s too darn hot
    (Cole Porter)

  137. “get connolley on the phone. there’s some spinning to be done”
    Lawrence Solomon: Wikipedia’s climate doctor
    One person in the nine-member Realclimate.org team — U.K. scientist and Green Party activist William Connolley — would take on particularly crucial duties.
    Connolley took control of all things climate in the most used information source the world has ever known – Wikipedia. Starting in February 2003, just when opposition to the claims of the band members were beginning to gel, Connolley set to work on the Wikipedia site. He rewrote Wikipedia’s articles on global warming, on the greenhouse effect, on the instrumental temperature record, on the urban heat island, on climate models, on global cooling. On Feb. 14, he began to erase the Little Ice Age; on Aug.11, the Medieval Warm Period. In October, he turned his attention to the hockey stick graph. He rewrote articles on the politics of global warming and on the scientists who were skeptical of the band. Richard Lindzen and Fred Singer, two of the world’s most distinguished climate scientists, were among his early targets, followed by others that the band especially hated, such as Willie Soon and Sallie Baliunas of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, authorities on the Medieval Warm Period.
    All told, Connolley created or rewrote 5,428 unique Wikipedia articles. His control over Wikipedia was greater still, however, through the role he obtained at Wikipedia as a website administrator, which allowed him to act with virtual impunity. When Connolley didn’t like the subject of a certain article, he removed it — more than 500 articles of various descriptions disappeared at his hand. When he disapproved of the arguments that others were making, he often had them barred — over 2,000 Wikipedia contributors who ran afoul of him found themselves blocked from making further contributions. Acolytes whose writing conformed to Connolley’s global warming views, in contrast, were rewarded with Wikipedia’s blessings. In these ways, Connolley turned Wikipedia into the missionary wing of the global warming movement
    http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/12/18/lawrence-solomon-wikipedia-s-climate-doctor.aspx

  138. Here are my favorites. (I’m partial to brevity.) I’ve put asterisks on my top picks.
    Not a problem, I’m good at shoveling.
    “Shovel ready?”
    *Time to keep my promise. Order 600,000 shovels and get those people working.
    “I ‘hope’ this weather will ‘change’….”
    “Don’t worry Mr. President, it’s rotten snow.”
    Get Hansen on the phone! “Hey bro, wazup. Listen, we have a little problem here. Can you come up with a trick to hide the gawddamnsnow? Good.”
    Damn I’m good — sea level’s probably falling, too.
    *Mission Accomplished!
    “I suck! Inhofe for President.”
    Well done Mr President; a washout and a whiteout!
    *WATTSUPWITHTHAT !!!!
    *“Try looking out the other window.”
    “Step away from the windows… nothing to see here…”
    Looks like we just landed in the Twilight Zone…
    Hell actually froze over this time.
    *I leave Biden in charge for ONE day…….
    Where’s Al, I’ll skin him
    Bring me the Head of Global Warming.
    Run that past me one more time, Al baby – cooling is really warming?
    *“Hi, Dr. Mann, this is Barry. I expect an explanation.”
    OH goody daddy we’re going to have a white Christmas… Shut up kid, I don’t want to hear it.
    “It’s worse than we thought!”
    “Negative feedback has kicked in, Mr President.”
    *“Ticker tape parade greets President after European climate victory”
    Welcome home to the land of the FREE – ZING Mr President!
    “The day after Copenhagen.”
    What’s our Plan B?
    “Are we in Kansas yet, Toto?”
    *“Sir, we may have overdone it with the carbon offsets.”
    “Welcome to Loring AFB Maine Mr. President. As part of our Executive Sustainability Project we’ll be taking the bus from here to DC.”
    You generate hundreds of tons, and what do you get?
    Another day colder and deeper in debt.
    ♫ Let it snow let it snow let it snow ♫
    “Oh H-E-double hockey sticks!”
    “Can’t anything go right?”
    “Figures.”
    “It’s a CRUel world”
    “Stewardess… make mine a double”
    *“Phew, good job I used the phrase “climate change”; otherwise I would have looked a right boob.”
    Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
    And the skeptics are so delightful,
    And since we’ve nothing to show,
    Throw some dough, go find Joe, I’ll lay low!
    And I kinda like these submissions of mine:
    “Where’s a blind eye when you need one?”
    “Who’s the humorist at HAARP?”
    “Good thing we left early (arrived no later) or everyone would be laughing.”
    “Out of the frying pan and into the soup!”
    *“Get outta here with that parka!”

  139. I live in the north west of England (and yes, it is currently -5degC and covered in snow) but over the past 30 years I have regularly travelled to the US. One of my memories is from about 1993, I missed my connection back to the UK because the taxi driver taking me from La Guardia to JFK gave me a tour of Long Island to boost his fare, and I was sat in my hotel room fuming with anger watching some talk show on the TV. On which a popular female singer of the day said “I cry myself to sleep every night knowing my young son will never see snow in New York”. It made me smile then, it makes me smile even more now. (You will recall that in the early 90’s there were a few years of low winter precipition across the northern hemisphere)

  140. To be clear, this unprecedented result is from adding too much value to the homogenized data.
    Obviously, this is not the climate model that I thought I knew.
    I am deeply humbled.

  141. ” I want the PR effort ramped up. I want the most vocal skeptics destroyed, Immanuel. You hear me? Destroyed. Start with the academics and make sure no one who doubts me gets any sort of Federal grants. If they already got Federal bucks, audit them. I want the IRS on this ASAP. And make sure any blogs that go against the consensus are investigated. We need Cap and Trade. We need Healthcare. We are just months from taking over the entire economy and every business will bow to us. There will be payback.”

  142. “Barrack, you either get that car right at the end of the ramp or build steppingstones with all those copies of your global warming agreement. These sneakers cost $540 bucks an I am not getting them wet.”

  143. BobUK (12:27:35) :
    “More bad news, Sir. They just found your birth certificate … in Nairobi.”
    ROTFL. Totally politically incorrect, but this one had even my husband laughing heartily! Pity it would connect WUWT with the birthers.

  144. Presidential Intern, “Uh…sir…you asked for what?”
    “Clinton asked for a blow job and got one. I asked for a snow job…and got one! My we Democratic Presidents are powerful!”

  145. Call Al and tell him I want to “SHORT” my position on credits. You say there’s no “short” left?

  146. If you want to see God rub it in Obama’s face, look up the weather chanel for DC: The snow storm is actually circling DC now. No joke!

  147. – Isn’t costing me a dime, so what do I care?
    – Climate is NOT WEATHER … it’s our responsibility!
    – Brrr! If this was a Gallup Poll, I’d be the coolest president again!
    – Sigh… I would’ve created more snow plow jobs, but I just didn’t create ANY jobs at all….
    – I’m not really here… I’m not really here… I’m not really here…

  148. WUWT! Hmmph!
    Michelle! I think I’m on Santa’s “naughty” list.
    I can see it now. From Climategate “The Email Travail” to Climategate II “Nature’s Way”.
    Chicago politics at its finest!

  149. Galen Haugh (14:05:23) :
    Call Al and tell him I want to “SHORT” my position on credits. You say there’s no “short” left?
    Nope, don’t think there is.

  150. More funny stuff.
    I don’t know if BBC radio iplayer can be listened to outside the UK but Radio 4’s The Now Show did a great bit on Copenhagen here
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qgt7
    at about the 13.30 mark.
    It’s in the stlyle of Dr Seuss. Most UK comedians are very left wing and pro AGW theory and Marcus Brigstock is the top of the pile but this is very funny anyway.

  151. Antonio San (13:55:13) :
    Maurice Strong: “Obama, you’re fired!”
    ROTFL
    No No it should be
    Maurice Strong: “Gore, you’re fired! Barrack, I told you not to let that clown go to the conference now didn’t I???”

  152. Cynthia’s nod to Bo Diddly’s “16 tons” was my favorite.
    My caption:
    “Several years of record cold does not reverse a trend, the science is clear, the earth is still warming.”

  153. timemule (11:42:45) :
    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
    Change the ‘zy’ to ‘ba’.

  154. “The fact is, Michelle, that we can’t account for the lack of warming (or this snow) at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”

  155. It’s not snow sir, it’s CO2 condensing right out of the atmosphere. Looks like we need to do the cap and trade retroactive thing, remember plan C, with a 125% reduction of emissions to occur before 1 Jan 2003.

  156. Maurice Strong: “BARRACK, Darn you. I worked forty years to set up this scam and you had to go and screw it up by taking that Jinx, Gore with you!”

  157. Dashing through the Snow
    Darn the hide the decline did not go
    Back home the polls will be so low
    Ho Ho Ho….Ho Ho Ho…

  158. OK, I had enough. Get eh CIA in. We need to put AL Gore on the top of the hit list. I’m fed up with this “Gore factor”.

  159. When I said we would cap the global warming to no more than 2C I didn’t mean we should really reduce our emissions now! It was meant to be a joke.

  160. maz2
    A snow emergency has been declared ..
    They never declare a “hot air” emergency in DC, so why now a “snow job” emergency? I suspect covert skeptic bias; especially given all the hot air and snow jobs in DC.

  161. “No, Mr President, your OTHER left…”
    “Gee, this weather control sure is hard…”
    (this is a reference to a Bush/Cheney spoof that’s been out there since Katrina)

  162. Plus 50!? Somebody check that thermometer!
    [There are so many good ideas here, why just pick one? How about an animated gif where the caption changes.]

  163. I hate Immelt. I can’t believe the crap I say and do for campaign donations.
    Or
    If I say it a thousand times, maybe I’ll even convince myself this is because of global warming.
    On that note, just dropped in to check out the site and laughed my a$$ off at the 647 comments!!

  164. I just had to weigh in on this 631 comment thread.
    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”

  165. Lots of worthy suggestions. My takeoff on Anthony’s:
    “Don’t worry Mr. President, it’s just first year snow.”
    But I really think this one wins, hands down:
    April E. Coggins (09:07:08) :
    “It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature.”

  166. “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
    We, therefore, the Representatives, of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

  167. “Hello, Vladimir? Bararck here, we need to talk. Your place or mine?
    Yeah, caviar & vodka sounds great to me, make mine a triple.”
    ‘ Where to Mr. President?.
    “Moscow, and step on it”.

  168. Millions of little white acorns greet the President, reflecting the sun’s energy and keeping the tarmac cool amidst the latest spurt of Global warming

  169. R Dunn (14:58:24) : “At least it ain’t yellow.”
    Heh, nor do I suspect it will be…
    “I’d whip it out and endorse this snow with my signature, but… Well, let’s just say that an iron fist in THIS kind of cold can freeze off a VERY important part of my agenda to screw everyone!”

  170. Lucy Skywalker (13:55:48) :
    Some of you maybe don’t believe in God. But I do. Why look what he has done because of Copenhagen.

    Lucy, I’m one of those who doesn’t. But if you’ve got any pull, and he’s really listening, perhaps you could persuade him to send Mann et al a, ahem, personal message…

  171. tallbloke (14:15:16) :
    O.T.
    Henrik Svensmark has emailed me to thank me for my best wishes and to say he is back on his feet and doing fine.
    Have a cool Yule Henrik!

    Thanks for letting us know, Tallbloke, that is great news.

  172. tallbloke (14:15:16) :

    Henrik Svensmark has emailed me to thank me for my best wishes and to say he is back on his feet and doing fine.

    Thanks for that tallbloke. 😀
    DaveE.

  173. According to Michael Mann the temperature is going to shoot up and all this snow will have melted by the Spring

  174. I lost my a** the last time I went to Copenhagen, They chewed my a** off this time in Copenhagen, now I’m going to freeze my a** off gettin’ out of this plane. What’s stoppin’ me from fallin’ out of chairs!

  175. Speech writer to Obama
    “Now, now Sir, Don’t cry. Just repeat after me. Weather is not Climate, Weather is not Climate… That is all you have to say to the reporters.”

  176. “Well, at least the weather will keep Greenpeace and the other eniro’s at home, and not protesting in front of the whitehouse.”

  177. Jeff Alberts (15:43:56) :
    I was just putting words in Obamandias’ mouth!
    but personally I’m not closed to the possibility that the whole “leak” WAS a message from upstairs… and that’s not speaking as a believer but as a scientist with a passion for evidence, not belief, who has seen and examined some very odd and wonderful things.

  178. Dr. Bob
    There was a page at Climate4you.com regarding a comparison of the amount and rates of change between the early and late warming. Can’t find it though. It is a bit hard to browse the site. He found very little difference.
    I have done this in an Excel chart with old Hadcrut info. Probably before the latest “fixes”. It showed what Monton shows.
    Also, for fun I did a chart where I averaged the temperatures for each warming and cooling period, created anomalies for each period based on each average. The early and late warming differed by 0.06.
    I wrote this up in the comments section a thttp://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=1467, which also comments on Patrick Micheals book Climate of Extremes and his comments on the early late warming.

  179. Al “The Liar” Gore to Barry … “See, I told you we would have bigger and more violent snowercanes!!”

  180. Lucy Skywalker (13:55:48) :
    Some of you maybe don’t believe in God. But I do.
    Why look what he has done because of Copenhagen.
    Lucy, I’m also one of those who doesn’t but this just about makes a believer out of me. I hope those who are believers take it as a very strong sign from above.
    (Thank You for the great Christmas present Lord.)

  181. Here are two that came to mind:
    1. “For another $10 Billion the IPCC says they’ll call this “a 20 inch rise in sea level”.
    2. Obama: “I’m in Hell…and it’s frozen over.”

  182. “I was just saying the other day that I was going to ride this cap and trade gravy train till Hell freezes over! Oops.”

  183. “Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has turned off the global warning sign. Please stop wasting time and money when you exit the plane.”

  184. This snow is being taken completely out of context, and besides, it’s snow leftover from the Bush administration.

  185. Marshmallow World music !
    By: Carl Sigman
    Ahhhh, it’s a marshmallow world in the winter,
    When the snow comes to cover the ground.
    It’s the time for play, it’s a whipped cream day,
    I wait for it the whole year round!
    Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly,
    In the arms of the evergreen trees;
    And the sun is red like a pumpkin head,
    It’s shining so your nose won’t freeze!
    The world is your snowball, see how it grows,
    That’s how it goes, whenever it snows.
    The world is your snowball just for a song,
    Get out and roll it along!
    It’s a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts,
    Take a walk with your favorite girl.
    It’s a sugar date, so what if spring is late,
    In winter it’s a marshmallow world!

  186. Dr. Bob (10:42:37) :
    I am currently trying to find out more information on this:
    In Lord Monckton’s letter to Dr. Pachauri he (unscientifically)
    demonstrated that the slopes for the previous periods of warming were
    similar to the slope of the warming period we are currently in (page 6
    in the PDF linked below.)
    http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/pachauri_letter.pdf
    However I’m having trouble finding data or studies that demonstrate
    the warming is occurring at the same rate as earlier in the century.

    The graph there speaks for itself surely? The very same graph that is being used to tell us that the rate if warming is dramatically and continuously increasing, can just as well be used to show that it has happened before at exactly the same rate twice last century, with little or no CO2 to make it happen.
    The same graph, completely different message.
    The point being made is that the figures don’t lie, the lies are being made to figure (to paraphrase my high school statistics teacher)

  187. “Captain told me that it was a Good job there’s only 10 of us on the aeroplane or else we wouldn’t have gotten stopped by the end of the runway!”
    “Did anyone see the football. I havn’t seen it since meeting with Golden Brown nose!”
    “What do you mean I ran out of carbon credits and we had to land in Iceland?”
    “we better pass the $100 billion quick because you add all this snow melt to the Al’s estimate current level of sea rise for 2009 and DC will be under water!”
    “some one should have to buy the right from Al to snow!”

  188. Just think, We could have prepared the nation for all this snow, if we had only taken our fingers out of our ears.

  189. now… while you may see snow, there’s a consensus that its actually ash, the remains of ducks flying through the CO2 absorption band

  190. Just think Nancy,
    We could have prepared the nation for all this snow and cold weather, if I had only taken my fingers out of my ears and you had just taken your head out of your @ss.

  191. DaveE (15:53:09) :
    tallbloke (14:15:16) :
    Henrik Svensmark has emailed me to thank me for my best wishes and to say he is back on his feet and doing fine.
    Thanks for that tallbloke. 😀
    DaveE.

    Amazing, I have a reply from him too. He says he’s back on his feet.

  192. Phil’s Dad (14:58:11) :
    The caption is fine as it is. It nicely sums up Kopinwhatever.
    Kopinwhatever. Funny!!!

  193. Jamess (14:23:17) :
    Al Gore: I should do a film about global cooling…
    And Steven Schnieder can be in that one too.

  194. Hansen gets back to the prez about hiding the snow, “Mr. President? I applied a neat little trick that worked quite well. Pull your window shade down.”

  195. should have been “hidden”…
    Another go:
    “Didn’t I tell those Earth Day people not to exaggerate”.

  196. OK, just can’t help it, here’s another one:
    “If we had som global warming la la la – oh I juste LOVE that tune, those Minnesotans, who are they really?”

  197. Travel cost for world leaders to attend global warming conference – 10 million dollars
    Government grants to cook up the fake science to support global warming – 10 billion dollars
    The worst blizzard in recorded history to greet the President on his return from the global warming conference…… PRICELESS!

  198. “Careful, Mr. President… We’re in one of those runaway dihydrogen monoxide blizzards again…”

  199. “Captain, get this plane out of here, we’re leavin’ !
    Take-off with 2 engines instead of 4,
    Emissions WILL be cut by 50%.”
    “Air Fortress-One you are cleared for take-off….
    Have a nice climb-out, Mr. President…
    from the fuselage debris that is…”
    LESSON: Physics, unlike humans, can’t be fooled.

  200. “Record snow means global warming. Rising unemployment means economic recovery. Public disapproval of Obamacare means the Senate should pass it. What’s the big deal? Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

  201. You better come in until this blows over.
    So what do you think?
    I’d keep playing.
    I don’t think the heavy stuff
    will come down for a while.

  202. It’s the new science, Sir. Excess heat coalescing from the atmosphere and increasing surface temperatures.

  203. 1000 easy. A Piece of Ice-cake.
    Anthony you got a tiger by the tail here !
    (Not to be confused with “tiger’s tail”.)
    This is a home for sanity and reason. Thanks.

  204. Just as I said,”This is the moment when the earth began to cool; sea levels began to fall; the planet healed; and fluffy unicorns began to frolic in the streets of our mean country.”
    MICHELLE: “…and for the first time in my adult live, I’m proud of the weather we are having!”

  205. B.O. … “Hey Al Baby! How many eco-weenies does it take to screw in a light bulb?”
    Al Baby … “Oh Barrack … I dunno you. You KNOW I was never good at the sciences.”
    BO: ” Well Al Baby, at Copenhagen it took 20,000. … and we we still didn’t do it right.”

  206. OK, Anthony (and moderators), now, you’ve done it. My display can’t even keep up with the response count: 758, 761, 762 as I watch. This one may break 1,000. I think the truth tellers are here!!!!!!! Keep up the good work. A chink in the warmist’s and MSM’s armor, now we need to press the facts of real science home with our friends and neighbors.

  207. (mocking)”Do some doughnuts! Do some doughnuts!”- I told you we were going to get in trouble!
    Moore, you and Gore are over the traction wheels, Biden you take Hillary and the czars and go push, I’ll rock this sucker and see if we can’t get it out before Michelle finds out..
    This wouldn’t have happened if we had taken the chunnel like I told you to..
    First one to blast gore with a snowball gets pardoned!

  208. The Weather Channel has been all blizzard all day. They’re calling it ‘Blizzard 2009’.
    It’s December 19. Winter starts on December 21. Where is global warming?

  209. – Can we use mike’s photoshop trick to hide the snow.
    – Quick, call CRU, another anomaly needs hiding.

  210. photon without a Higgs (17:04:34) :
    “Jamess (14:23:17) :
    “Al Gore: I should do a film about global cooling…
    “And Steven Schnieder can be in that one too.”
    Stephen Schneider was in one already. Part 3 of 3 of the “In Search of…” episode “The Coming Ice Age”.

    He makes his initial appearance about the 6 minute mark.

  211. “Oh no, look at the snow on the runway. If Anythony Watts gets a picture of this it’ll be a thousand responses.”

  212. caption:
    “Hello, Haliburton ? Bad news, Copenhagen was a no go, now we have to split the Iraq account 50-50”

  213. Wow, who would have thought it only took 1 day for Obama to solve global warming. Another Nobel Prize in the making?

  214. Rahm to Obama: “Well, at least your approval rating is still higher than the temperature…for now.”
    Obama to Rahm: “Shut up Rahm!”

  215. I’m contemplating the failure of the Copenhagen summit while enjoying the fiercest snowstorm on record for the Washington area. But it isn’t the snow that doomed the summit’s agenda – it was the moral incoherence of the Western leaders there. On the one hand, they appealed to lofty Western ideals like public-mindedness and charity. On the other, they portrayed the culture which gave rise to these values as monstrously exploitive and on the verge of anihilating all life on the planet. Can’t have it both ways – and the politicians got stuck on this paradox.
    See “The moral contradiction of global warming politics”:

  216. Jeff Id (19:09:39) :
    Holy crap guys. 766 comments!!
    —————————————-
    1000 could be reached, but 1614??

  217. First, this thread won’t be a record-setter for volume. The first Climategate thread had (I think) some 1300 comments.
    My favorites, part 2 (* = top picks):
    “Mind the credibility gap sir”
    Mother Nature enters the peer-review debate
    Candid camera right?
    *”Looks cold…I hope they left the limo running”
    “Now is the winter of our discontent. Oh bummer!”
    “Who snowed on my parade?”
    *“How can there be snow ? I’m sweating…”
    Hmmm, this isn’t the change I was hoping for.
    *Well, that’s the climate fixed. Now, I want to talk about Healthcare…
    *“Relax, Mr. President, this is just raw data.”
    Mine:
    *”I blame the wicked witch of The West.”

  218. Day 10
    I’m afraid all the food has run out Mr President.
    I suppose we could always try Bio Jet A-1, it may be better than dog liver.

  219. R Shearer (19:18:58) :
    “Oh no, look at the snow on the runway. If Anythony Watts gets a picture of this it’ll be a thousand responses.”
    ————————————–
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    ROFL!!!!

  220. “How can there be snow ? I’m sweating…”
    I don’t know who the author is but this one’s great!

  221. “Quick, quick! Hide the decline. Can we get some drapes on these here windows?”
    or
    “Hansen, we have a problem.”
    or
    “Don’t worry, this cooling is a blip. All that we know is that once this cooling ends, global warming will restart with a vengeance.”

  222. ZT 16.18.22, Leigh 16.03.07 and Gtrip 16.39.17 get my vote but I could add
    Captain (Loudly) “Careful Sir, there is a lot of empirical evidence on the stairs.”
    Captain (Sotto voce) “Do a barrel roll!”
    Or
    “Well the climate thing is a total failure…what about pirates? Can I save the world from pirates?”

  223. “Captain, leave the engines running. We need a bit more Co2 to warm things up for the trip to the terminal”

  224. Let me be perfectly clear, I am willing to negotiate with Old Man Winter without preconditions, any time, any place.

  225. Occasionally, we are able to witness the humor of God. This is one of those times. The arrogance of humans has had a comeuppance.
    Obama’s world is a cheap snow globe and I am glad that he has been caught it it.

  226. Staff: “Latest poll is in. Sorry Mr. President, your rating dropped again after Copenhagen.”
    B.O.: “Damn! Gotta use Mike’s Nature trick to hide the decline!”

  227. “Who are you going to believe, me or your lyin’ eyes?”
    (Not that great but somebody had to say it. 🙂 ) My favorite was, “Well Mr. President, what about a snow tax?”

  228. pat (13:39:22) :
    “Connolley turned Wikipedia into the missionary wing of the global warming movement”
    Bravo, Bravo Pat – thanks for saying that – people do not understand how Connolley’s bias and taint of Wiki has affected the perception of millions.
    He should be put on trial and placed in front of a firing squad for messing with young kids minds that use Wiki as a factual source in classrooms all over the world…

  229. I initially thought the empty ballon was the finished caption – made sense to me!
    Otherwise:
    1) Quick, hide the decline!
    2) Global warming? Yes, please!
    3) What do you mean, the graphs were inverted?
    4) Unprecedented!
    5) Anyone got any warm clothes for the emperor?
    6) Don’t worry; after we homogenize the data things will be warming again.

  230. Tell me the White House staff didn’t get my recommendation about an 80% reduction in CO2 usage when setting the thermostat.

  231. Fellow citizens, the thermostat of the CO2 induced climate apparatus in Copenhagen has been set wrong by our honorable climatologists. Instead of tuning it to a maximum rise of plus 2°C, they tuned it to minus 2°C ! I apologize to you for this inconvenient trick.

  232. “Yo snowstorm, Imma let you finish, but China saving the capitalist world from itself was the greatest irony OF ALL TIME!!”

  233. No pregnant virgins in Copenhagen, so we came back with the gold. We got high on the incense instead, but the myrrh had passed its sell-by date so we sent it to the CRU.
    (BTW, picked up a fake Nobel Prize on the trip; nice souvenir for the Den)

  234. “I’m just gonna squeeze my eyes shut, stick my fingers in my ears, and sing the ‘la-la-la’ song as loud as I can until summer!”

  235. Mother Nature hadn’t been invited to Copenhagen for some reason (something about her persistent disagreements with the settled science) but made up for it afterwards…

  236. “YOU gave the 100 billion to Mugabe, Hillary. I saved the planet and got this Rolex from Jiabao… can I negotiate or what? Hey, where is this, Mongolia? – that sneaky Bush must have re-routed my plane!”

  237. “I hold in my hand this piece of paper from Copenhagen. Temperatures shall not rise more than 2 degrees.”

  238. “Gaia, cut the crap. Warm up 2 degrees Celsius and stop right there. Or you’ll be pulling your jokes from Guantanamo.”

  239. markham : Who forgot to throw Gore under the bus??
    Roger Knights : “Bah, Humbug!”
    Bill Tuttle : “%$#@! There’s no chance Anthony Watts will find out about this, is there?”
    Boulderfield : “Daddy, will you get a Nobel for ending Global Warming?”
    ROTFL… There are so many good ones I keep having to clean my computer screen.

  240. “Ok, let God keep her dice, but someone confiscate her snow blower!”
    Good news on Svensmark as well, thanks for passing that on.

  241. “Just weather Mr President. The snow must go on.”
    OR
    “Welcome home Mr President – the guillotine awaits you.
    OR
    “Oh bummer. The Inuit’s are squatting in the White House”

  242. Hey Rahmo. About that +/- thingy that our scientists use, I need another one of those Executive Orders to tell them to drop the “or minus” part. Quick!

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  244. “do in large part to my efforts in Copenhagen, I have immediately created or saved over 1 million ‘shovel ready’ green jobs, around Washington DC” – Barry Sotoro

  245. Beth Cooper (02:27:57) :
    Loved Cold Englishman’s’ Scott of the Antarctic’ parody!
    Twas actually Captain Oates Beth, but glad you liked it.
    ‘Tis now snowing in Shropshire, and when I took the dog for a walk this morning, it was bloody freezing! In Kent my sister is snowed in with several feet of the stuff.
    A year ago last October when Parliament debated Global Warming, well debate is gracing 600 people saying Me Too, but as I was saying, it snowed for the first time in a zillion years!, And now this…..
    For all you folks on the East of the US, wrap up warm, stay at home and get yourselves on the outside of UK’s finest export, a single malt.

  246. Forthcoming movies:
    ‘The Santer Clause’ – Starring Big Ben as ‘the enforcer’
    ‘Some Hype it Hot’ – Starring Nancy Pelosi, plus drag queens Jim Hansen and Phil Jones
    ‘Thermageddon’ – Brad Pitt takes on Bruce Willis’ planet saving mantle.
    ‘It’s a wonderland life’ – Family guy Barrack Obama tries to save his collapsing national bank with carbon credits as the snow falls outside.

  247. Caption:
    “America, I promised that under my Administration the world would cool, and thanks to my brilliant leadership, we can see the results in front of us!”

  248. Laura (19:46:25) :
    🙂
    يا بلادي ، الله ، وتف هو هذا؟”
    Can someone translate this arabic question in english? It must be “cool” but I don’t understand it.

  249. haplo1101 (00:48:50) :
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. …. Hell just froze over!
    Actually, The road to Hell is paved with frozen door-to-door salesmen
    H/T Terry Pratchet in Good Omens

  250. Mann Made Global Warming Still Under Warranty: I want my money back!
    [snip] I forgot we converted Airforce 1 to solar power …

  251. I liked Tallblokes caption;
    “Get Pachauri on the hotline, we need some TATA energy NOW!”
    Especially now that Pachauris’s cover is blown. With reference to this article here;
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/6847227/Questions-over-business-deals-of-UN-climate-change-guru-Dr-Rajendra-Pachauri.html
    I wonder what Pachauri’s gonna do when an animal dies by natural causes? I mean, instead of us, the terrible humans, eating them?
    I have a suggestion ( Yes, its ironi ):
    Let us start a new UN Agency which will enforce that all dead animal corpses are collected (by officers of this mentioned UN agency) and when they rot, we will collect all the dangerous greenhous gases in a bottle.
    The very same UN agency will then administrate one big GREEN powerplant in each country injecting these dangerous gases down into the earth’s crust. End of problem.

  252. The caption reads:
    “Thank God we left that Global Warming nonsense in Copenhagen. Anyone for a snowball fight?”

  253. يا بلادي ، الله ، وتف هو هذا؟”
    Can someone translate this arabic question in english? It must be “cool” but I don’t understand it.
    Google Translate produces:
    Oh my, God, [snip] is this? “

  254. Well, this is a mightly Incovenient Truth….
    or, for those familiar with the movie It’s a Wonderful Life,
    Help me Clarence, please! Please! I wanna live again. I wanna live again. Please, God, let me live again.

  255. artw (09:05:36) :
    “don’t worry Mr. President, Hansen, Mann, and Jones assure me this will be ‘adjusted’ to be the warmest December 18th this century.”
    This one is my favorite…

  256. “Peace in our times? No I think that one’s taken… ahhhh… A day that will live in infamy… No that’s one’s taken too… ahhh… Damn the thermometers full speed ahead… ahhh… How many people are out there waiting for me to say something?”

  257. ” Damn. Why didn’t I follow my initial hunch to not support this AGW propaganda nonsense?” OR
    ” First Oslo, then Copenhagen, where next? Life is full of surprises..”

  258. On December 10 last, a small Obama statue unveiled at Taman Menteng, Central Jakarta. The statue named “Barry Dream Statue” that shows Obama wearing a little T-shirts and shorts were lifting his left hand the infestation small butterfly.
    This statue of development initiated by an organization called Friends of Obama. The bottom of the statue reads “Little play with her mother in this Menteng area. He grew up and became President of the United States (U.S.) to 44 and Nobel Peace Prize. ”
    Stance identified only reason for giving inspiration to the children and the teachers that education in Indonesia can print an extraordinary president. In 1967-1971, a small Obama once served on elementary school students in two schools, namely grade 3 in elementary school and moved to Assisi Besuki Menteng elementary school in the 4th grade now the SDN 01 Menteng.
    Related establishment statue, a positive response came directly from President Barack Obama. Having heard the news, Obama had promised would look directly at the statue visited Jakarta in early 2010.
    Establishment of “Barry Dream Statue” was not without resistance. Some small communities Jakarta, for example, consider the statue as an absurdity that made up. Mr Obama once lived childhood in Menteng.
    Although today he made history as the U.S. President, Obama is an American citizen, not a nobody in the history of the Indonesian nation. Obama is considered not to have an important contribution to the Indonesian people.
    In contrast to, for example, “Clinton Statue” which was established and inaugurated in Kosovo in November. Populous Muslim country in the rest of Eastern Europe were made by former President Bill Clinton as their hero.
    After the break away from Yugoslavia in 1991, the prolonged war and genocide can not be circumvented in Kosovo.
    Until the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia Clinton orders in 1999 until the surrender. Kosovo had just declared its independence in 2008.
    The relevance of “Barry Dream Statue” many critics questioned whether the nation has been the lack of a more worthy and appropriate for making statues and placed in Menteng Park? If the purpose of establishment of the statue to give inspiration to the youth of the nation, why is not such figures as Ali Sadikin, M Husni Thamrin, Ismail Marzuki, or legends such as The Pitung Batavia or Batavia Benyamin Sueb figures?
    Is harder, the critics claim that this nation is a sovereign nation, a country that has identity as an independent nation.
    Statues Obama has no relevance to the history of Indonesia. The monument should be seen from the historical struggle of the Indonesian nation. Like the statue of General Sudirman or Prince Diponegoro who was recorded in the history of Indonesia.
    For all the reasons why, according to his critics, should be a statue of Obama in Menteng Park must be dismantled and lowered for not complying with the color and Indonesianness face.
    Then, how should treat a small statue of Obama standing already overdo it? Is it because of the criticism and the various reasons and should be dismantled and lowered it? Or refer to the penggagasnya reasons, the statue was still standing upright in Menteng Park until President Barack Obama was later seen directly, and let the kids be proud Menteng.
    Without having to engage in two currents sentimentalistis interests, it’s good to see, explore, and understand the existence of the statues of the monument, which still exists whether or not exist anymore.
    In essence, it is clear the existence of a statue of the monument not set in stone. Sometimes he made and the established thanks to a regime, which one day could be dismantled and lowered, or vice versa can also still exist because of fragrant name.
    May still remember the scene on the monument overthrow Saddam Hussein statue in downtown Baghdad after the U.S. invasion succeeded in overthrowing the regime in 2003. So did overthrow the statue of Lenin in 1991 after the Soviet disbanded and turned into Russia. Unfortunately, there is no monument or a statue of Suharto in Jakarta, because if any, may also be cut down students in 1998.
    The monument is poured, whether in the form of statues and paintings, depicting the existence of the ruler or the aromatic character name.
    In his work titled Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture (1997), Majid Fakhry explained that the monument represents an existence.
    Like the statues of many established in Europe or the paintings that decorate the old buildings in Europe, they wanted to show an existence.
    Dikreasi monument that artists have lived in his time and trying to tell us who lives now that they never existed in his day.
    The question, whether the statue of the character’s impressive because terkandungnya truth in it or vice versa? If not, the statue is certain to be torn down.
    The statue as a symbol actually represents the truth, both versions of a regime of truth and the truth of people’s version. If the truth is accepted by both parties, either by the authorities and the people, a memorial statue would survive until whenever.
    But on the other hand, if the truth versions only rulers and not for the people, wait for the date of the game.
    At the time ruler and his regime is gone, monumennya statue will also be eliminated.
    In the context of “Barry Dream Statue”, live how society Jakarta or Indonesia in general take the perspective. Would Obama or placed as a symbol of historical figures who have their own impression of most people of Indonesia, or vice versa Obama became a symbol of U.S. arrogance?
    Problem is overthrown, or at least “Barry Statue Dream” is a matter of time. For maybe the pejorative tone that was criticized for a small statue of Obama only a small part of Indonesian society. While most of it supports the existence of these statues.
    If any statue in Menteng Park will be dismantled again, let the time said. Does Obama on his way to prove the promises of change over time, or vice versa. If Obama broken, just Collapse image. If not, abadikanlah him as a world figure who had an impressive heart of Indonesian society.

  259. Stefan (09:52:42) :
    928 comments?
    Is this the highest level in 300 million years, for comments on a WUWT thread?
    ————————————
    We better check Wikipedia.

  260. “Daddy look, the snowflakes, they’re all alike.”
    “Yes, the skeptics are cloning them, honey.
    This is an Anthropogenic Snow Storm.”
    Just adding one more unbelievable A.$.$. to the A.G.W. equation !

  261. “As I reaches for the red pill Mr. Mann warned me “Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”

  262. Sir, Sir! Michael Mann just called!
    That $100B you had Timothy give him, from the TARP slush-fund.. it paid off!
    The double-secret research team found a missing sign in the “factor”.
    Sir, you saved the planet for only $100B!
    Waxman and Reid are drafting legislation to put another $T in the slush-fund, because you are soooo magnificent in your investment of Obama Money!

  263. Obama: “So I just stopped Global War… I mean Climate Change, so it won’t get any warmer. Now can anybody explain to me how that is supposed to be an improvement?!”

  264. How about this original thought for my speech. ‘It’s not the beginning, it’s not the end, but it might be the end of the begining.’

  265. Obama: “Oh great. Just what I needed. As if ClimateGate wasn’t more than enough for Anthony Watts to get all wee wee’d up!”

  266. “I said “War is Peace” in Oslo, “Oppress is Progress” in Copenhagen…hmmmm, what about this, Rahm?”
    “Fire is Ice, Mister President?”
    “Rahm?”
    “Sir?”
    “hold me”

  267. R Shearer (19:18:58) :
    If Anthony Watts gets a picture of this it’ll be a thousand responses.
    ——–
    My new favorite.

  268. Brian,
    Re: ““$@#$&@#$$$&$(%$(@(*&$*%%$%$)&)%$)%)$&^!!!””
    Thanks a lot, buddy. Now my regex parser wants to know if I’d rather play a game of chess.

  269. Pilot: Tower, we’ve got a big storm here.
    Tower: Airforce One, please clarify. You’re on the ground.
    Pilot: Ahhhh, roger that. That would be interior weather.
    Tower: * ? *
    Pilot: We’d like to requisition one straight jacket.
    Tower: * ? *
    Pilot: Please. No questions. Just mark it with “B” and hustle, will ya’ ?

  270. silence……….
    silence…………….
    digital watches ticking………
    Jeopardy music plays……………….
    “ROAD TRIP! Get me Chavez on the phone.”

  271. I haven’t read all 958 responses, so perhaps someone already thought of this:
    “So who are you going to believe, Mr. President, my GCM, or your own lying eyes?”

  272. Well, ah, obviously…… having been trained as a lawyer, I can recognize climate injustice when I see it.

  273. “Sir, all this snow is being drawn into Washington by a massive black hole that has appeared in the capitol building, from astronomical deficit spending. We have broken the space/time/debt continuum. It’s already sucked in a few congressmen, and it’s beginning to suck the entire country down into it. Soon there will be nothing left of us, it cannot be satisfied, what shall we do ? ”
    ” Let’s see, 4 calling cards, 3 french pens, 2 purple gloves, and a part-rib dinner fare free. Those ribs sure sound good, let’s go ! “

  274. Phil?
    Hey man is that you?
    Phil what’s wrong man, what’re you doing?
    Phil, it’s me… Phil, you’ve changed!…
    (So my Eddie Murphy voice isn’t so good… 🙂

  275. Oh good, you brought TOTUS. Whip ’em out…
    Now run speech #163… from the top…
    “I am so elated to be here today. I just want to give a shout out to my good friends from SEIU, without whom…. [wink at members of crowd]… we would not have been able to….”

  276. OK! this isn’t funny any more…
    You can turn off the snow machine any time now!
    WHAT! what do you mean its real?

  277. “Dammit Gibbs, I know what irony looks like!”
    or
    “Yes Mr. President, we’re certain we haven’t landed in Hell.”
    or
    “I’m from Chicago and I know ‘lake-effect’ when I see it and dammit that looks like ‘lake-effect’ to me!”

  278. From one secret service agent to another (whispering):
    You know its cold outside when Obama has his hands in his own pockets

  279. Much posted here in jest has fundamental truth in it.
    Laugh and cry in the same joke.
    Vote for critical thinking.

  280. Da! Vee are home komrads. A leedle setback in siz global government bidnez in Kopenhagen. No matter … I haff maybe 7 more years to bekome za king of za vorld. Onvard, damn za snow.

  281. My third collection”
    *“Hey Michelle, I haven’t seen this much snow since my college days.”
    Anyone got warm clothes for the emperor?
    “I’m going outside, I may be a little while.”
    Either get rid of the snow or the photographers!
    *“Obamandias”
    S’no time to be snowing
    “Michelle, is that Inhofe I see out there with a stack of snow balls?”
    “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.”
    Mine:
    “I shouldn’t have tempted fate.”
    *“Inconvenient!”

  282. So… crystallized dihydrogen monoxide is a form of carbon?
    That’s the consensus Sir. The science on this is settled.

  283. Why stop at one. I have gimp and need practice putting text on images. I’ve taken some of the best and will give it a go. I’ll take a while I’m still learning gimp. If they look good i’ll post a few on my blog and you can trawl then.
    Has any one thought of making tea shirts. Some of the before and after charts would work well.

  284. “Honey, where did I put that new Active Denial System from the military ?
    A few harmless microwaves will take care of this snow scene. Just a little more Active Denial in action and we’re home free ! “

  285. u.k.(us) (17:31:41) :
    “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.”
    [May be more true than many would like to admit!]
    Gail Combs (16:57:38) :
    “Sir, I am sorry but you just can’t stay here forever, you have a country to [ruin]”
    Moi:
    “Don’t tell me that big swirly thing in the Denmark sky beat me here too!”
    “Are we there yet?” (either Andrews AFB or 1k captions?)

  286. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
    Is this going to be published in “Climategate: The Good Times Kept On Rolling”?
    Thanks Anthony for the weekend of smirks, giggles, snorts and laughs!
    And as he taxied out of sight, he shouted “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!… (psssst Michelle am I allowed to say that?)”
    HAHAHAHA!

  287. Congressional Quarterly is reporting that the “Copenhagen Accord” is thought to offer support for the Cap-and-Trade bill in the Senate S. 1733. I don’t buy it, but that’s where Obama is going with this. The next battle is to defeat S. 1733 in the Senate. Here is a link to the Inhofe’s Cap-and-Tax Opposition Resource Center http://bit.ly/4I5uNx
    Onward!

  288. “Let this be a lesson for all humanity – it is not only the weak who must suffer, but those of authority must also share in the consequences of human made climate change and it is incumbent upon us to …”

  289. “Damn, the snow in Copenhagen is a little early this year; the earth must be cooling. I know, lets blame human CO2 emissions so I can introduce a new tax.”

  290. “I say unto you, yea verily, the catastrophe of global warming has been thwarted, for I am the anointed one. Believe in me, and be very afraid.”

  291. “Don’t look out of the window Mr President. DO NOT LOOK OUT OF THE WINDOW, EVER. If you once look out of the window you’ll compromise world security. Do not look out of the window”.

  292. It of course, screams for a caption. I’m sure our readers can provide one.

    Mr Watts sure knows how to increase his comment count.

  293. I’d vote for whoever first used the line “Inconvenient truth.” Simple and true.
    “Damn! Now THAT is an inconvenient truth.”

  294. Pilot to Obama: “wanted to show you what fudging 1 degree looks like so we programmed 1 degree error into our nav aids leaving Copenhangen and here we are: Saskatoon!!!”

  295. “President Obama arriving in Washington DC on his return from Copenhagen. Hurricane Zed pounded the Eastern seaboard with more than a foot of snow in just 15 minutes. Zed is the latest landfall for an Atlantic Hurricane ever, and President Obama reiterated the need for climate change legislation to be passed to avoid the catastrophe of year-round hurricanes, including the new and dangerous category of ‘Snowicanes’.”

  296. [click] “There’s no place like Oz.”
    [click] “There’s no place like Oz!”
    [click] “There’s no place like–aw, hell!”

  297. So what? It always snows in D.C. and Alaska. Talk to me when it starts snowing in New Orleans…er…Houston…er…San Diego…er…French Riviera…
    Never mind.

  298. Let me be perfectly clear….at this defining moment in history…this is an unprecidented, uh, climate change we don’t need.

  299. “This snowstorm is unprecedented in the history of the Universe! I believe this event shows not only the reality of climate change, but the urgency with which we must act NOW to stop the grave threat of global warming!! My administration has worked with Congress to develop a plan that will cost trillions of dollars per year and ELIMINATE the national debt by Xmas!!!”
    (OK – maybe this one’s a little too plausible to be funny…)

  300. #1. Obama: “hahaha….very funny! ..who painted snow on the outside of the aeroplane!”
    #2. “Mr. President….for security reasons we have to blindfold you before leaving the aeroplane!!”
    #3. AL Gore:…. “The relationship between warming and snow storms is very complicated, but as you can see, where there is AGW global warming…there is helacious blizzards!!!!”

  301. Sir, I don’t think exiting the plane wearing Bermuda shorts is going to be a enough to satisfy the GW skeptics.