Friday Funny: Fantasy Climate #2

Josh at Cartoons by Josh makes installment number two and writes about the first cartoon:

I updated the wording to take on Anthony’s comment about there being some real facts in the cartoon.

Cartoon number 2 is going to cause small explosions around the planet. As this cartoon is viewed, it will become percussive music;  concerto in C4 h/t to Mythbusters.

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31 thoughts on “Friday Funny: Fantasy Climate #2

  1. pgosselin says:
    July 23, 2010 at 11:06 am
    However, if newspapers want their old good days back, all they have to do is to change sides or to ask for a subsidy. Another successful formula, applied in other countries is that the government buys newspapers to all employees, so every morning each of them will find on his/her desk the preferred newspapers.

  2. Great work Josh!
    My favorite: “Interested in some SUB PRIME SCIENCE?” — “Sure, I Can SELL that for You!”

  3. Is the original cartoon bigger? If it is, can yo add a link on the image to show it bigger. I can’t hardly read some of the words on it…

  4. Once upon a time, newspapers endorsed investigative journalism. Nowadays they reprint position papers, press releases and mission statements….so as not to offend sources of revenue. Sadly, all of the other branches of the media have followed suit EXCEPT for the intrepid, individualist, independent bloggers.
    Speaking your mind is only opinion until it is backed up by facts. The presentation of factual information and explanations allow for an enlightened and educated appraisal of the situation. Kudos to all those defiant and reliant enough to stand for what is right and to espouse a free and intelligent debate.
    WUWT is an exemplar and a standard, as such.

  5. PJB says:
    July 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    Once upon a time, newspapers endorsed investigative journalism. Nowadays they reprint position papers, press releases and mission statements….so as not to offend sources of revenue.

    It’s depressing to realize that foreign periodicals, such as Der Spiegel, have better coverage of the US than the NYT. (The Gruaniad is, of course, as bad as the NYT.)

  6. That’s some inside baseball. I can’t read many of the words in the cartoon. I don’t recognize the book’s cover except for the hockey stick graph. I don’t remember who Andrew is.

  7. Hi Ray
    yes the original is bigger. I can redo the white text as I think that is the problem.
    Check the cartoonsbyjosh.com website in a few mins, see what I can do to make it clearer. Thanks!

  8. Actually Anthony does this clever thing where the image you see above is from my website. The writing should be a bit clearer now.

    REPLY:
    The other option is to offer a larger version also, and then I can add a “click to enlarge”. Problem solved forevermore. – Anthony

  9. Speaking of Mythbusters…I wonder if they tackled the AGW myth, would their hands-on experiments produce evidence contrary to that of the computer models…?
    Since CO2 is another name for “dry ice”, which we use to keep things really cold, shouldn’t that tell you something?

  10. Another fine edition.
    Somebody mentioned newspapers. Weren’t they those things that used to print out stories pounded out on typewriters? Seem to remember that those newspapers served many useful functions, such as liners for bird cages and inexpensive packing material. They even had some intersting (at times) editorial page cartoons — which we now get direct from Josh.

  11. Just right-click on the image, execute the “Save picture as…” command from the menu, save it to your Desktop (for easy access), then double click on the image and enlarge by using the wheel on your mouse. The title of the book is “The Hockey Stick Illusion” but the subtitle and author’s name are impossible to discern on the image I have at any magnification.

  12. John from CA says:
    July 23, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Great work Josh!
    My favorite: “Interested in some SUB PRIME SCIENCE?” — “Sure, I Can SELL that for You!”
    How about:
    “Interested in some SUB PRIME SCIENCE? We’ve got an app for that!”
    Sometimes it’s just too easy

  13. Power Grab says:
    July 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    And Al Baby won’t like it: No “dry ice”=No ice creams. ….Booahhh!!!

  14. I just read the post by Grant Foster (Tamino) and could not locate the intelligence which the circus freaks are always yapping about.

  15. John W. says:
    July 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    “[…]It’s depressing to realize that foreign periodicals, such as Der Spiegel, have better coverage of the US than the NYT. (The Gruaniad is, of course, as bad as the NYT.)”
    Oh please. Der Spiegel is the German liberal top dog (liberal in the American sense). They might top the NYT, that’s not difficult these days, but if you want news, go to http://www.ftd.de or http://www.focus.de . Der Spiegel always mixes up all those financial affairs… big numbers are just not their thing. Not that socialists have any use for numbers like “billion”.

  16. Enneagram says:
    July 23, 2010 at 11:25 am
    pgosselin says:
    July 23, 2010 at 11:06 am
    However, if newspapers want their old good days back, all they have to do is to change sides or to ask for a subsidy. Another successful formula, applied in other countries is that the government buys newspapers to all employees, so every morning each of them will find on his/her desk the preferred newspapers.
    —…—…
    Yes, but the NY Times and Washington Post ARE purchased in the tens of thousands copies-per-day BY the federal and 50 state government and thousands of counties (with government money!) as the “newspaper of record” so the government officer holders and policy makers know what to think ….
    What? You think you were trying to be sarcastic? 8<)

  17. Caution. Caution. Caution. Book endorsement follows. You have been warned. Book endorsement follows.
    The book Tamino is so rewardingly reading SHOULD BE READ BY ALL who are interested in Mann-made catastrophic global warming CAGW.
    It is the Hockey Stick Illusion – Climategate and the Corruption of Science, by A.W. Montford.
    I got my copy from Amazon.com, others may find it hard to find in your local (liberal) bookstore.
    It is a ddelightful and very informative document of Mann’s despicable attempts to cover up and defame the investigation of his “hockey stick” from its first appearance in 1988 through the iPCC’s seven-time use of it in the IPCC summaries for policymakers in IPCC in the mid 2000’s.
    The investigations, the statistics, the math, Mann – and his cohorts’ trashy research, coverups, incestuous peer-review networks and coverups – and most important – WHY these coverup’s reveal so much trash internal to the CAGW community – makes the book an essential “read.”
    Easy to follow? Concise? Well, I think so, but then again, I’ve had graduate-level statistics classes, lots of nuclear and nuclear physics differential equations, and 32 years of engineering building and repairing power plants. I also finished it in two nights – for what’s worth. As they say in the commercials – Your mileage (words per minute) may vary. 8<)
    The book is endorsed by Roger Pielke, Wibjorn Karlen (University of Stockholm), Nigel Calder, Andrew Bolt, and others.
    It covers events from Mann's earliest research into tree rings through the CRU emails of November and December 2009.

  18. Tom in Texas says:
    July 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    The writing on my monitor is clear, but what’s behind the chair?

    It’s a guitar, Tom.

  19. “Mythbusters” did “prove” global warming via CO2 using a well-designed experiment some year ago. They even had a specialist there to help to get the “right” result.

  20. I ordered the book from Amazon for delivery in the US and after 8 or 9 weeks they gave up, so I followed Bishop Hill’s suggestion and ordered it through ‘The Book Depository’ – http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/
    It arrived about a week later (in South Africa). I couldn’t put it down – read it in two days.
    I sincerely hope there is a sequel as some people have suggested there might be.

  21. With scientific method, nothing can be “proved”, or if you prefer, “proven”. Nothing.

  22. Tallbloke. Surreal Climate, what a great idea! Why didn’t I think if that? Shall I use it instead of ‘Fantasy’?

  23. Josh says:
    July 26, 2010 at 1:58 am (Edit)
    Tallbloke. Surreal Climate, what a great idea! Why didn’t I think if that? Shall I use it instead of ‘Fantasy’?

    Why not? I think it skits the ‘realclimate’ pomposity nicely.

  24. By the way Josh, great cartoons!
    How about one of Gore to Hansen on the bridge of the Titanic.
    “You told me they’d all be melted!”

  25. I think this book is a good read for anyone interested in the role of public relations firms in redefining the debate on climate change. After reading this book I spotted some of the people mentioned in subsequent ‘news’ stories on tv.

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