Friday Funny – ball lightning and the IPCC

Josh writes in that he’s completed a series of livetoons on hearings related to the climate change Act (CCact) in Britain. He felt that one witness who testified deserved a separate cartoon to illustrate the impact. The IPCC doesn’t know what hit them.

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December 2, 2011 7:53 am

….hit them

December 2, 2011 8:08 am

The Bible quotes! Brilliant!

December 2, 2011 8:10 am

Brilliant! I love the one of (Buff) Huhne

Vince Causey
December 2, 2011 8:32 am

This is exactly what makes a great cartoonist. It’s not just about how well you can draw, it’s the way you can bring an idea onto a piece of paper with a single image. How many sentences would it take to express this brilliant observation with words?

Leon Brozyna
December 2, 2011 8:36 am

There’s nothing like Josh shining the spotlight on the foolish and the clueless …

December 2, 2011 9:04 am

BBC has a scapegoat on standby, just in case

John Silver
December 2, 2011 9:50 am

“The IPCC doesn’t know what hot them.”
Fridayian slip, eh?

December 2, 2011 10:09 am

Love it.

December 2, 2011 11:09 am

As one who was there – and thoroughly enjoyed it, hats off to Josh for capturing all that went on so incredibly well, Bravo, Sir!

Dodgy Geezer
December 2, 2011 3:49 pm

For a typical hydrocarbon, there are about twice as many hydrogen atoms as carbon atoms. So when you burn something, an equal number of CO2 and H2O molecules go up the chimney.
Water has about 30 times the ‘radiation absorbsion/re-emission capability of CO2. So perhaps we should be 30 times as worried about that? I wonder why we aren’t – it would be much easier to extract water from flue gases than CO2.
At this point you might begin to understand that this scare has almost nothing to do with real science.

December 2, 2011 5:51 pm

Another horrible effect of Global Warming!
Thanks to the admirable reporting by Randy Shore, the great research published in Science by Chris Harley zoologist from UBC can be disseminated to the masses:
“Intertidal habitats in the Strait of Juan de Fuca that separates Vancouver Island from the B.C. mainland that once teemed with mussels, barnacles and hundreds of other species have shrunk by as much as 51 per cent due to rising water temperatures, according to a study by University of B.C. zoologist Chris Harley.”
Sadly the Juan de Fuca Strait does not separate Vancouver Island from the BC Mainland but from the US State of Washington… It starts well.
“As the mussels and barnacles are forced down the beach into cooler waters to stay within a suitable temperature range for their survival, they are being devoured by sea stars that feed at the bottom edge of the intertidal zone.”(…)
“The outer coast, being cool, still supports amazing biodiversity with really wide mussel beds and all kinds of species in them,” said Harley. “But as you come in toward Port Angeles and Sooke (the beds) get narrower and you just find a few (individual mussels) around Victoria and they are gone completely by the time you get to Friday Harbour.
Daily high summer temperatures in the area have increased by 3.5 C degrees over the past 60 years.
Harley erected cages in a few locations to exclude the sea stars and found that the mussel beds and some of the species that thrive in those beds recovered within a year.”
So the inescapable conclusion is…
“Global warming is already having significant ecological impacts and it’s only going to get more dramatic,” Harley predicted.”
So scientist cut the wings of the birdy and shouted ‘Fly!” and the birdy did not. Conclusion, birdy auditory system is affected by global warming… and global warming is so precise and selective that it can differentiate between the outer coast of Vancouver Island and about 50km landward towards Victoria!
Grade: “F” to the science and “F” to the journalist!

Robin Hewitt
December 3, 2011 4:18 am

M.A.Vukcevic says: BBC has a scapegoat on standby, just in case
The BBC has changed direction since CG2, they have gone from rabid warmist to undecided. I’m wondering if they are paving the way to another “Great Global Warming Scandal”. The Government is back pedalling on AGW and if the BBC don’t strike soon they might miss their opportunity to cause ructions.

December 3, 2011 1:04 pm

I sense there is a battle royal going on within the British Cabinet over AGW.
Three young interns were at our meeting about the Climate Act on that Wednesday. I met them the next day at another event: they came up to me and explained they were graduates (in one case nearly) in ‘enviromental studies’ at London University and that what they had heard was completely new to them. As one of them put it, “You have turned our world upside down.” Good for them for being prepared to think outside the box, but what an indictment of academia at London University.

December 3, 2011 1:26 pm

I’ve noticed that the website associated with ‘me’ is an old address. Hopefully now corrected.

Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
December 3, 2011 5:07 pm

Josh really does have a spectacular way with words, doesn’t he?! This particular ‘toon is so eloquent in capturing the essence of the impact of TDT. So, yesterday, when I first saw it on BH – and inspired by a comment from Bernie – I grabbed it and uploaded as a “customer image” to Amazon U.K. and US (with Josh’s after-the-fact permission!)
P.S. Anthony, would you consider adding The Delinquent Teenager … to the honour roll of books in your sidebar, so that any newcomers to WUWT will be alerted to its importance?!

December 5, 2011 9:35 am

The BBC did not produce “The Great Global Warming Swindle” Channel 4 did! Reporter was Martin Durkin.
In response the BBC produced a 3-part rehash of the propaganda called “Earth: the Climate Wars” with a geologist I once admired, called Ian Stewart. – he included it all ending with the Hockey Stick Graph. The BBC remains fully behind the the IPCC and co.
The IPCC tried to prevent a repeat of the programme (Global Warming Swindle) using the Complaints Commission (and get Martin Durkin fired) and failed, then went to law and tried to prevent the production of the DVD (and get the C4 execs. fired) and failed again. I can only presume that the adjudicators in both cases watched the film and were suitably impressed!

Brian H
December 9, 2011 10:33 pm

Are they the ones who call themselves “‘enviromental”? Street slang uses “mental” as short for “mentally insane”, so they’re “enviro-insane” students!

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