Another climate cartoon by Josh

Recently there seems to be a certain amount of unjustified criticism

of Judith Curry – H/t Bishop Hill – which, tho’ it amounts to not much

than hot air, is still worth cartooning.

http://www.cartoonsbyjosh.com/

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23 thoughts on “Another climate cartoon by Josh

  1. Josh:
    And just how would you draw Joe Romm, without stepping on Roger Pielke Jr’s prior and telling representation. Come to think about it, perhaps just Joe’s actual likeness!!

  2. Lilliputian was the first thing I thought of when I saw this cartoon. I checked it out on Bing and found this entry from the Encarta World English Dictionary:
    – small person or thing: a person or thing that is unusually small in height
    – tiny: unusually small
    – trivial or petty: of little or no importance or significance
    The third entry seems to best summarize the whole of the AGW belief system, as well as that of its most vociferous proponents. Just think — AGW is real but of little or no importance or significance.

  3. I especially like the 3-bladed plant in frame No. 2 that should have given away the context of frame No. 3. I missed that on the first look. Well done.

  4. When I recently had the pleasure of meeting Josh at Steve McIntyre’s GWPF lecture in London I found him as delightful as his cartoons. We subsequently exchanged genial emails, in the last of which I congratulated him on the sophistication of all his jokes on the AGW scene. Who else, I suggested, would be ‘in’ enough to do a cartoon about Tamino, for heavens sakes? I signed off my message ‘Cheers Phil’. Josh replied ‘Who’s Phil’?
    Was he joking? Was I? I am still baffled. But like everyone else I am still enjoying his cartoons, as we all are Steve Mosher’s superb 2+2=4 satire, ‘Who’s on first?’. As something of an old hand at the satire game myself (founding editor of a little UK magazine called Private Eye and still writing some of its jokes 49 years later), I wave the flag to him. As someone has said, this is the way AGW ends, not with a bang but a giggle – or rather a gale of laughter.

  5. You’re not living in Moscow, are you, Mr Booker? Otherwise you would probably choke on your laughter. 😀

  6. Sadly the behemoth “big money” is supporting CAGW to reap the fruits of all the CO2 retributions.

  7. And as we all know, Mr. Kirschbaum, local weather events, whether they be hot, cold, wet, dry, stormy or calm, are all used by the warmists to show evidence of CAGW. Yet they can’t even produce credible temperature data sets to show the global warming that would be theoretically required to cause such catastrophic events.
    Could it be that the Russian forest fires are caused by an unusually hot dry summer combined with poor management of forests? It might be sensible to talk about how to prevent a recurrence rather than run around saying the sky is falling.
    Meanwhile, Mr. Booker – love your work!

  8. Günther Kirschbaum says:
    August 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    You’re not living in Moscow, are you, Mr Booker? Otherwise you would probably choke on your laughter. 😀
    Yes, right – 2 cold winters in succession, the most recent generally rated as the coldest in decades, 4 lousy cold summers in succession, and that’s “just weather” isn’t it? A few hot weeks in Moscow and that’s “we’re all going to fry” climate, of course….

  9. Bernie says:
    August 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    Josh:
    And just how would you draw Joe Romm, without stepping on Roger Pielke Jr’s prior and telling representation. Come to think about it, perhaps just Joe’s actual likeness!!

    In the above cartoon, you can’t see Joe Romm. He is under Judith’s foot.

  10. Duncan says:
    August 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    I hope he didn’t just call her fat…
    I think it was Big Foot.

  11. I have been following the nastiness being directed at Ms Curry.
    I was rather nasty on the other thread when she called sceptical scientists deniers.I was too hasty to judge as I find she is a lady of common sense,who hasn’t backed down.I agree with what she states in this blog
    http://www.collide-a-scape.com/2010/08/03/the-curry-agonistes/
    This time, I suggest listening to a plurality of viewpoints, and for scientists to make sure their data and methods are transparent to the public. And stop trying to simplify all this into a straight climate change science drives global energy policy strategy, which was misguided and naïve, to say the least. The real problem is sustainability, which is a complex confluence of ecosystems, food, water, energy, population growth, finite natural resources, and the desire for economic development. Sustainability is a value that nearly everyone can share. The fundamental spatial unit of sustainability is the region, which makes it easier for people to identify their common concerns and secure their common interests. Yes, there are global elements to all this in terms of climate change and finite natural resources, and the realization that regional instabilities can have global consequences. It’s not a simple problem, and there is no silver bullet, but there are millions of little solutions that can all add up. Climate change needs to be considered as but a single element in the context of all these issues. And independently of the broader sustainability issues, we need rational energy policies that account not only for environmental issues, but also economic and national security issues.

  12. Great Cartoon. Ms Curry has consistently demonstrated more class and integrity than all of her vocal critics combined. You may not agree with everything she has to say but she earns the respect of all who listen. More than can be said for most of her critics.

  13. Recently there seems to be a certain amount of unjustified criticism of Judith Curry
    From the lead-in, I anticipated Josh’s cartoon to be a bemused Ms. Curry in medieval gown, surrounded by finger-pointing warmistas claiming that she’d turned them into newts…

  14. Bill, nice idea!
    Christopher, ‘a gale of laughter’, very funny, no doubt to be followed by a storm of protest and a winter of discontent.
    Ah, balmy days indeed.

  15. Monckton is being debated on Real Climate. But they are so convinced of the correctness of their arguments, that they delete any posting that runs contrary to their religion.
    http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2010/08/monckton-makes-it-up/comment-page-2/#comment-183881
    .
    I was trying to point out that Monckton is not only correct, but the arguments of Monckton/ Dimmock were endorsed by the English High Court.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7037671.stm
    The only liar in this court case was Saint Gore.
    .

  16. Had a look at Deltoid and Stoat, the frenzy of the “true believers” against the “apostate Curry” is not for the squeamish.
    Do these sites not realise that the biased selective editorial snipping gives the impression of irrational hysteria and lack of confidence in their own beliefs?

  17. Little people with tiny minds can be very dangerous, especially when you’re asleep or your attention is on something else. Fortunately, the Lady doesn’t wear those shoelace kinda shoes Old Maids and Nuns used to wear when I was a kid and they’re not likely to catch her off guard and trip her up that way. May The Truth And Force of the Universe be with her as she combats the evil UN-Empire, and Darth Mann, and Darth Gore, and Darth Jones, and etc., and so on, …
    PS: Compared to “Global Anything” people are gnats, and always have been, and will remain so for millennia to come. For some strange reason, a small percentage of us think we’re so much more important and significant than anything else on this little blue marble in the middle of nowhere, and that we can do anything we want, whenever we want.

  18. Josh,
    I believe humor is an effective weapon against zealots who promote their nonsensical idologies. You are doing a good job. Just a suggestion. To include our friend Tamino (Grant Foster), put sunglasses on at least one of the “team” crusaders.

  19. Reed Coray: August 8, 2010 at 10:09 am
    To include our friend Tamino (Grant Foster), put sunglasses on at least one of the “team” crusaders.
    Good Lowered — please don’t tell me that Grant Foster wears Foster Grants…

  20. How odd that vast tracts of Canadian forest burn each and every year while such daring to happen in Russia is the global easy bake oven with too high a wattage of bulb.

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