Friday Funny – bonus

Josh caricatures “team aerosols” thanks to Dr. Roger Pielke’s compilation of responses to this question:

 ‘Why, despite steadily accumulating greenhouse gases, did the rise of the planet’s temperature stall for the past decade?”

Excuses, excuses.

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EJ
October 28, 2011 7:09 pm

Wow, that’s tasty!

Mike
October 28, 2011 7:10 pm

Lemme guess, the last person on the right is….me!

It's always Marcia, Marcia
October 28, 2011 7:43 pm

🙂

Editor
October 28, 2011 7:57 pm

et Al? Afraid of a lawsuit or something from the humor impaired?

October 28, 2011 8:14 pm

et Al [2011], not just any et Al.
Too funny, thanks Josh.

Steve Allen
October 28, 2011 8:16 pm

Could be Mike. Thought I saw a likeness to Dr. Schmidt. Maybe it was the caption.

Leon Brozyna
October 28, 2011 8:35 pm

Priceless.

Dickens Goes Metro
October 28, 2011 8:38 pm

Ah, the high priests of the Temple of Doom. How many of these guys actually believe that the world isn’t going to come to an end within 30 years?
Can anyone name one? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
(Queue sound of a thousand crickets chirping.)

KR
October 28, 2011 8:44 pm

Anthony – For someone who has urged taking the high road, this cartoon is a pretty abysmal personal attack. Disappointing, to say the least.

Acorn1 - San Diego
October 28, 2011 8:44 pm

Why even discuss it.? CO2 is good and warming is better..!

October 28, 2011 8:50 pm

‘Why, despite steadily accumulating greenhouse gases, did the rise of the planet’s temperature stall for the past decade?”
Same reason human sacrifice was invented. Two things happen at the same time, we assume once caused the other. The only answer, sacrifice to appease the gods for our sins of pollution. Otherwise we are all doomed.
Education does not change human nature. You can take the scientist out of the jungle, but you can’t take the jungle out of the scientist.

RockyRoad
October 28, 2011 8:53 pm

Ric Werme says:
October 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

et Al? Afraid of a lawsuit or something from the humor impaired?

Of course! That’s what makes the unspoken so sweet! Besides, that tree-ring hugger craves attention, negative or positive, so leaving him out is the biggest insult one can drop.

October 28, 2011 9:08 pm

KR says:
October 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm
Anthony – For someone who has urged taking the high road, this cartoon is a pretty abysmal personal attack. Disappointing, to say the least.

Two Words: Lighten Up!

Jimmy Haigh
October 28, 2011 9:16 pm

KR says:
October 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm
Bollocks! It’s excellent.

October 28, 2011 9:20 pm

KR says:
October 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm
Anthony – For someone who has urged taking the high road, this cartoon is a pretty abysmal personal attack. Disappointing, to say the least.
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Lmao, that’s a personal attack? No, its not. It is simply a cartoon that gives an interpretation of what they themselves stated.

Jimmy Haigh
October 28, 2011 9:23 pm

RockyRoad says:
October 28, 2011 at 8:53 pm
‘.. that tree-ring hugger…”
I like it!

Jimmy Haigh
October 28, 2011 9:26 pm

I would ask them all: “What is it like to have made a career being totally wrong 100% of the time?’

Paul Vaughan
October 28, 2011 9:52 pm

KR (October 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm) charged:
“Anthony – For someone who has urged taking the high road, this cartoon is a pretty abysmal personal attack. Disappointing, to say the least.”
KR: Can’t let them get away with the “aerosol” BS. Josh knows this.
http://judithcurry.com/2011/08/22/can-we-make-good-decisions-under-ignorance/
Is there spatiotemporal chaos in the system as Tomas Milanovic charges at Climate Etc? Sure, but it’s pinched by a constraining framework that shifts quasidiscrete asymmetric aliasing of the solar drive-wheel. The signature of asymmetric driver-wheel aliasing by driven wheels, no matter the size of the driven wheels, will NECESSARILY be a function of driver-wheel acceleration/deceleration. THIS is the marker of the WHOLE system.
http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/vaughn4.png
http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/vaughn-sun-earth-moon-harmonies-beats-biases.pdf
I’ve made some cartoons too — animated ones:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/10/15/shifting-sun-earth-moon-harmonies-beats-biases/#comment-768741
There’s an explanation of the animations here:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/10/15/shifting-sun-earth-moon-harmonies-beats-biases/#comment-769231
I look forward to discussing this with Dr. Kevin Trenberth at some point in time. I’m discussing the above with a mechanic to try to find some analogies & maybe youtube videos to expedite cross-disciplinary communication.
Regards.

Tim Minchin
October 28, 2011 9:55 pm

KR says:
October 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm
Anthony – For someone who has urged taking the high road, this cartoon is a pretty abysmal personal attack. Disappointing, to say the least.
Wow! Just Wow! I’m dumbfounded.

Alexander K
October 28, 2011 10:14 pm

KR seems to have no understanding of the attributes of various kinds of humour. I thought Josh nailed the essence of the current silliness from BEST and the various positions that have made each of the depicted figures famous or infamous, depending on the individual viewer’s perspective.

Noelene
October 28, 2011 10:25 pm

I don’t think Anthony takes the high road,he sets limits.It’s Mann at the end who is never wrong isn’t it?

tokyoboy
October 28, 2011 10:54 pm

Once upon a time I learned that the “al.” of “et al.” meant plural…….

Snufflegruff
October 28, 2011 11:02 pm

“Et al” – could we not just refer to him as He Who Must Not Be Named?

Nigel S
October 28, 2011 11:06 pm

Mike Bromley the Kurd says:
October 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm
KR says:
October 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm
Anthony – For someone who has urged taking the high road, this cartoon is a pretty abysmal personal attack. Disappointing, to say the least.
Two Words: Lighten Up!
To get to my suggested response to KR count back six letters (spookily also the number of people in the cartoon) from the initial letters of your two words.

October 28, 2011 11:51 pm

Obviously, it’s the Flying Spaghetti Monster and his little elves, flying all over the place, celebrating the pirates of Somalia, as well as the hordes of file-sharing pirates. Did you know that plain pasta has a high albedo? I rest my case.

Jimmy Haigh
October 29, 2011 12:37 am

Santer’s eyes look sooooooo scary…

October 29, 2011 12:56 am

Aerosols? I can think of a more apt, similar sounding noun…
Brilliant as ever, Josh. 😀

Steve Jones
October 29, 2011 1:17 am

KR seems to think it egregious to subject the ‘holier than thou’ line up to witty banter. Don’t forget, these are the people that would willingly put the modern day comforts provided by cheap energy out of the reach of the poor in order to pursue their personal, unsubstatiated agenda.
If I could draw cartoons, they would not be as kind as Josh’s offering.

October 29, 2011 1:18 am

Nigel S says:
October 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm
To get to my suggested response to KR count back six letters (spookily also the number of people in the cartoon) from the initial letters of your two words.

I did. OK….what’s even spookier is that you noticed that in the first place.

Tom P
October 29, 2011 3:15 am

If anyone’s interested, the article containing the actual quotes, not the words Josh would have liked them to say, is right here:
http://www.eenews.net/public/Greenwire/2011/10/25/1

corporate message
October 29, 2011 5:41 am

The only thing an aerosol can’t do for a Climate Scientist, is delete emails.

H.R.
October 29, 2011 6:15 am

@Jimmy Haigh says:
October 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm
I would ask them all: “What is it like to have made a career being totally wrong 100% of the time?’
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Answer: Lucrative

pax
October 29, 2011 8:28 am

Aerosols, the Holy Ghost of climate science.

October 29, 2011 9:43 am

KR
This is not equivalent to “denier” or “10-10”. Not remotely equivalent. It’s ribbing, not proxy killing.

Stephen Richards
October 29, 2011 11:05 am

Mike Bromley the Kurd says:
October 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm
“Lighten up” I prefer the one word in the comment following. Bollocks. He he

Camburn
October 29, 2011 1:36 pm

This is actually a quit witty cartoon. What is true is that we have not warmed for the past 15 years, as confirmed by BEST compilation. And CONUS has not warmed for 100 years.
For those of us who have been trying to get the folks who want to deny reality to realize truth, yep…..a pretty cute cartoon.

Gail Combs
October 29, 2011 4:29 pm

Very good Josh,
This bunch reminds me of the politician (Charles Durning) singing and dancing, “Dance A Little Side-Step” in the movie “The best little Whore House in Texas”

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