The MAD MEN of Climate-Change Alarmism

Readers may recall that I and some other climate skeptics were portrayed in a parody of AMC’s “MAD MEN” last week by activist artist Steve Brodner, who apparently can’t handle comments about his artwork on his blog, since he didn’t allow my comment asking for a full sized poster, nor comments from others that we know were submitted.


Josh and I immediately started on a rebuttal parody, one that is also in a “smoke filled back room”, but the smoke isn’t tobacco smoke. We think our parody is also better researched than Mr. Brodner’s who seems to have only popular memes without references, and also failed to note that none of the people in that parody of his smoke cigarettes. Though, I do drink coffee.

Enjoy this new version: 


Be sure to leave a tip for Josh, as he worked over the weekend to finish this up.

References to names:

Al Carbon Billionaire Gore: Al Gore could become world’s first carbon billionaire – UK Telegraph, Nov 3, 2009

Gavin Real Climate Disappoints Schmidt: One could even ask whether the effort that we have put into RealClimate has been in vain. The legend of the Titanic – RealClimate, 3 May 2012

James Death Train Hansen: Coal-fired power stations are death factories. Close them “The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains.” – UK Guardian, 14 February 2009

Mikey One Tree Hockey Stick Mann: Climategate reveals ‘the most influential tree in the world’UK Telegraph, 05 Dec 2009

Stephan It’s a conspiracy Lewandowsky: 10 conspiracy theorists makes a moon landing paper for Stephan Lewandowsky JoNova, September 6th, 2012

Peter The Thief Gleick: Breaking, Gleick Confesses, WUWT, Feb 20, 2012

Eric The Red Antarctic Steig: O’Donnell et al 2010 Refutes Steig et al 2009, ClimateAudit, Dec 2, 2010

Scott Super Mandia: Climate Craziness of the Week: Supermandia, WUWT, October 31, 2011

Kevin It’s a travesty there’s no wamin’ Trenberth: The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. Climategate Emails, Wed, 14 Oct 2009


UPDATE: Plans are afoot for a poster, and one of our regular commenters “Go_home” has created his/her own version of a parody:


UPDATE2: Josh’s original post has been updated to correct a typo in the red box, and to also update Steve Brodner’s Blog URL to his artwork since he keeps changing it. – Anthony

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June 10, 2013 12:13 am

I’m sure skeptics laugh more, while alarmists only laugh on their way to the bank.

June 10, 2013 12:16 am

Brodner’s is an art piece that shows him in awe of those portrayed. Josh’s is parody with zero respect for the bunch of losers, even paternalistic wrt Mann, portrayed as a big brain-challenged boy.
Expect them to get angry.

June 10, 2013 12:16 am

Cook, Mann, Lew – Caption competition
Coffee mug of winners choice on Wednesday evening.

Mike Bromley the Kurd near the Green Line
June 10, 2013 12:19 am

That’s pretty funny that he didn’t allow your post asking for a poster. I would have thought that a narcissistic character would be flattered, but I guess the flatterer was not the right kind, eh?
Yup, Climate Change is Settled Science, all right. But I doubt that it is in your face in the way that “Steve” intends.

June 10, 2013 12:20 am

Since, Al did not get rich creating the Internet, he created Global Warming …
I want a POSTER!
Don’t feel too bad about their not posting your comments, they would not post mine, nor does the Evolutionist Jerry Coyne …. something about how you cannot challenge his genius ….

Mike McMillan
June 10, 2013 12:20 am

So I guess the motley CRU over at East Anglia didn’t make the cut. Or was that just an act of mercy?

June 10, 2013 12:22 am

I have the original as a rotating desktop image on my Mac. I’ll have to include Josh’s excellent improvement in the rotation, as well. If you’re taking flak, you’re over the target.
I didn’t expect the death throes of climate alarmism to come with New-Yorker-magazine-style cartoons, but it’s a sign of high-level defeat and desperation.
Congrats, Anthony. James Taylor complained to me that they should have made his smoke a cigar to be accurate.

June 10, 2013 12:27 am

Off topic question: can someone point me to an illustration of the role of water vapor in the IPCC’s models? I glanced at a graph, and didn’t understand where all the increased water vapor was going to come from.

June 10, 2013 12:36 am

rock, paper scissors !

June 10, 2013 12:36 am

In Brodner’s parody, which seems to have it’s roots in Stalinist cartoon art of the 1940’s, there is a farcical attempt at a sublimal message tying in scepticism with tobacco use. Lewandowsky must have been consulted on the psychology of that. Any statistical information I’ve seen shows that Big Carbon subsidises Alarmist, “research” to a far greater extent than scepticism, but the lies about sceptic funding just keep coming. I’ll hit Josh’s tip box next, but can we have a full-size poster from Josh, please?

June 10, 2013 12:36 am

When you look at and size up the Alarmist mad-hatters, it has to be said their main protagonists, wouldn’t discomfort much or anybody. In fact, it is a wonder that this bunch of chinless dorks managed to propel the scam [MM CO2 emissions=runaway warming] as far as it got.
Indeed, it lends gravity to the received idea that and in the wrong hands – sow a seed and with a massive propaganda assault……can be powerful ‘medication’ for the masses – and that the herd mentality is still a default set deep in the human psyche.
I think the motto – title for “Al and the boys” should simply read: “those damned liars”.

June 10, 2013 1:08 am

Is the line ‘don’t smoke cigarettes’ a diplomatic reference to the occasional use of smoking materials other than cigarettes………………… such as cigars?

Olaf Koenders
June 10, 2013 2:09 am

For completeness, maybe “Charles Piltdown Man Dawson” should have been included 😉
Nice work all the same.

John Silver
June 10, 2013 2:11 am

The Doobie Brothers?

June 10, 2013 2:26 am

Your forgot to put a tobacco shredder under Al Gores arm pit.

New York Times – 1996
“Throughout most of my life, I’ve raised tobacco,”……..”I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I’ve hoed it. I’ve chopped it. I’ve shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it.”

June 10, 2013 2:31 am

Seems he has eliminated the page.
My commentary was also “at moderation for ever”.

June 10, 2013 2:31 am

You forgot….

June 10, 2013 2:41 am

A few day back I left comments on his page and they were still under moderation until yesterday evening. As plazaeme has noted he has eliminated the page from that specific url. He must have got a lot of blowback. I sent him a tonne of quotes from climate scientists saying there was a temp standstill, contrary to his assertion. I also sent him Al Gore’s tobacco involvement.
Here is the page’s Google cached version.

June 10, 2013 2:43 am

One of his related pages is still up and you can post comments. I doubt he will publish them.

June 10, 2013 2:46 am

Is it just me, or did Josh make Trenberth look a bit like Watts? Just saying! 🙂

David, UK
June 10, 2013 2:47 am

Hahahahahahaha! It’s so funny cos it’s so true!

June 10, 2013 2:54 am
June 10, 2013 2:58 am

Here is one of Steve’s comments.

Climate Change is settled science. It is all over the world, in your face every day. My job is to keep making pictures to keep this on the table. Very soon, as they become more and more isolated deniers will flip and say that they have been for climate control measures all along. Just tell the truth. Tell it. Every. Day….

In another comment he accuses us of having our heads in the sand. Mote, eye and all that.

June 10, 2013 3:38 am

There may be a typo in the top left red square text. “has has”.

June 10, 2013 3:50 am

error in the image text.
“alarmism is a cult that has HAS taken in many people”

June 10, 2013 3:59 am

Ha ha ha…would love to get that printed on canvas and hang it on one of my walls.

ed mister jones
June 10, 2013 4:00 am

Josh left out the Dr. Evil Pinkie-to-the mouth gag? No Mini-Mann?

Bruce Cobb
June 10, 2013 4:01 am

One thing I noticed with Brodner’s work was the fact that he has twelve portrayals of skeptics, which could be simply a coincidence, but I suspect it is a biblical reference. Given the quasi-religious nature of the Climatist cabal, perhaps that was a bit of psychological projection on his part.

Greg Goodman
June 10, 2013 4:03 am

Far too kind to Lewandowsky, he looks a lot more like a slimeball on the video I saw than in the caricature. Just sayin’. There’s no reason to judge from appearances, he may be a really nice, decent guy in real life…. or maybe not, like I said, can’t judge from appearances.
Better to judge people by their actions, errr … well, doesn’t get any better does it?

June 10, 2013 4:04 am

Eric Worrall says:
June 10, 2013 at 2:46 am
Is it just me, or did Josh make Trenberth look a bit like Watts? Just saying! 🙂
Could it be Basil Fawlty? Faulty logic, faulty science, faulty conclusions, etc.?
(Trenberth’s face is longer, like John Cleese, but he’s nowhere near as funny….).
Mannuel, Mannuel…..

June 10, 2013 4:13 am

Anthony,you seem to have a burr under your saddle about smoking. Smoking is a reference to Mad Men (P.S. It’s not “MAD MEN”). It is, after all, a parody and reference to that TV series where nearly everyone smokes and drinks.
REPLY: I do have a burr, it’s personal – see this:

June 10, 2013 4:18 am

I read that as “Al Cartoon Billionaire Gore” and was flashed back to Futurama, which while I disagree with his BS he spreads everywhere else, think is a fantastic role for him: comedy punchline.
30 Rock attests to this as well, but yeah, gotta love fretting over “multi-million dollar” schemes, while ignoring multi-billion dollar government investments in promoting lies.

June 10, 2013 4:19 am

Something of an American-centric view of climate change in both Josh’s AND the original cartoon.
Britain has been the world leader in climate change madness since the 1980’s, is actually signed up to Kyoto (which America isn’t) and has its own legally binding Climate change act-which America doesn’t.
Our mad heroes need to be celebrated as well;
Phil Jones. Julia Slingo. George Monbiot/The Guardian. The entire British parliament who voted with 6 abstentions to the climate change act, with special reference to David (husky) Cameron and Tim Yeo.

Disko Troop
June 10, 2013 4:22 am

Brodner and Cook, cartoonists for the alarmist brigade. Josh and Fenbeagle cartoonists for the realists. That is just as unfair as pitting piltdown Mann against McIntyre. You have to feel really sorry for them when this is all the damp powder that is left in their pistols. (Or do you?)
Ivor Ward

June 10, 2013 4:34 am

Further to Basil Fawlty, in “Communication Problems” there’s Mannuel and Mrs. Richards is looking for C.K. Watt…

June 10, 2013 4:35 am

Sorry, it shouldn’t have put the video in…..don’t know what happened here…

June 10, 2013 4:45 am

The red text block refers to |This cartoon parodies the article in “This American Life” ….| That’s wrong. This American Life is a National Public Radio program with Ira Glass (to be precise, NPR doesn’t produce it, “This American Life is produced by WBEZ Chicago and distributed by Public Radio International.”), and referenced by Brodner for a show titled “495: Hot In My Backyard” at
Brodner’s cartoon was done in hopes of getting it published at THE AMERICAN PROSPECT. The cartoon exists at Brodner’s blog and various skeptical site who ar having fun with it, I don’t see it at yet.
I like the thumbs and fingers.

June 10, 2013 4:56 am

Ric. Many thanks. I will update my post, maybe Anthony can do the same here.

Gary Pearse
June 10, 2013 5:04 am

” Athelstan. says:
June 10, 2013 at 12:36 am
On how far the CO2 scam has gone
“Indeed, it lends gravity to the received idea that and in the wrong hands – sow a seed and with a massive propaganda assault……can be powerful ‘medication’ for the masses – and that the herd mentality is still a default set deep in the human psyche.”
I think this is a bit strong, certainly in America. Polls show that the majority are not buying carbon alarmism despite the trillions spent on the extravaganza, the 97% of the MSM on board with the end-of-the-world cult, 100% of the universities and public schools and 97% of the journals and institutions vilifying The Building Block of Life. I’m in awe of the resilience of this “I’m from Missouri” folk. For our global readers:

June 10, 2013 5:12 am

“I glanced at a graph, and didn’t understand where all the increased water vapor was going to come from”. From the ocean I believe …..
“Is it just me, or did Josh make Trenberth look a bit like Watts?”
This is actually the root of the entire climate debate. They are paternal twins separated at age 5 in a nasty divorce case. Kevin has always blamed the weather. They have been arguing ever since. Soon to be a Lifetime movie.

June 10, 2013 5:16 am

Cook and sidekick Dana must be disappointed not to make it for their 97% work.
REPLY: Likely, they weren’t included because in hindsight we didn’t view them as “men”. Mad perhaps. – Anthony

June 10, 2013 5:21 am

My comment there was deleted too and even though it was a bit cheeky it was not baseless.
John Droz a very civil and gentle counterpoint and that was deleted anyway.
The man there is a closeminded bigot.

June 10, 2013 5:55 am

For some reason my comment wasn’t deleted, even though I stated Bastardi was a good forecaster, but Hansen wasn’t. It is likely because I ended with some noncommittal sugar:
“I expect you’ll get a lot of hits on your site now. Congratulations on stirring things up.”
After ten years of getting the mud slung at them, I think Skeptics have every right to sling some back. It is good fun, and likely healthy, as long as it doesn’t go over the top and get vicious (and involve videos of blowing people up, as Alarmist “humor” has done.)
However after a while mud-slinging gets old, and once steam has been blown off it is likely better to smooth the ruffled feathers and get back to the Truth. Get back to the scientific facts, the actual history of past weather events that were worse, and the mistakes in their arithmetic. Not only is it the civilized path to greater understanding, but you personally learn more and more about this wonderful world we live in.
All the same, I’m a bit disappointed I didn’t get deleted (yet.)

June 10, 2013 6:13 am

And here I thought it was a photograph–Oh, wait! It IS a cartoon with my reading glasses.
…and so is their “climate science”.

Alan the Brit
June 10, 2013 6:22 am

Well said tonyb!! They should all be shown up for the ignorant arrogant fools they are. Even the EU is slowly coming round to shale gas, the need for cheap energy to get economies moving again, to promote evil wicked “growth” & even more evil still, “wealth”!!!!

June 10, 2013 6:25 am

Why do they only have three fingers on each hand?

June 10, 2013 6:28 am

How come I never make the list?

June 10, 2013 6:31 am

I note with interest:
“Mad Men of Climate Change Denial” shows a group of men, none of whom denies that climate is changing
“Mad Men of Climate Change Alarmism” shows a group of men who actually are alarmists regarding climate change.
Further, interesting is the lack of Mad Women in either portrayal. I guess the ladies just aren’t mad enough?
I do congratulate Anthony Watts on being in the same room with that group of esteemed individuals. Nice. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

June 10, 2013 6:33 am

Gary says:
June 10, 2013 at 6:25 am
Why do they only have three fingers on each hand?

No wonder they are mad!

June 10, 2013 6:43 am

The caption for Gore has the word “Blionaire”. Was this perhaps intended to be “billionaire”? Or possibly some form of “bloviate”.

June 10, 2013 6:47 am

What? No mad women on either side? This is not politically correct, eh?

June 10, 2013 6:52 am

John Cleese and Connie Boothe could never have written the farce that is the “climastrology” of Mann, Hansen et al…but it is rather funny that there are so many parallels…its too funny!

June 10, 2013 6:55 am

My earlier comment regarding the lack of “Mad Women” is stuck in the mod queue.
I used one of those “bad words”. 🙁

June 10, 2013 6:56 am

This comment is awaiting moderation at his site. I hope he thinks about it.
Harpo is actually quite right. For years, I was very alarmed about climate change and concerned that we weren’t doing enough. It wasn’t until I was challenged by my father, a retired engineer, who had taken an interest in Steve McIntyre’s work and my inability to counter his arguments that I started taking a serious interest in the subject. Once I started to dig for myself and examine seriously the reasonable objections serious scientific skeptics were saying that I began to realize that the case for alarmism is extremely weak. You mention that the ‘science is settled’. The science is NEVER settled – otherwise it would stop! Climate change has happened, is happening, and will always continue to happen – whether we influence it or not. Saying the ‘science is settled’ is shutting down reasonable and rational debate over an enormously complex subject, characterised by the depth of our ignorance, not our knowledge.
If you don’t want to listen to those who you regard as ‘mad deniers’ – why don’t you at least listen to the balanced, reasonable, fully justified and supported views of tenured climate scientists such as Richard LIndzen, or Judith Curry or Roy Spencer or John Christy. These aren’t mad crackpots, but publishing and serious climate scientists who essentially caution against over-confidence, confirmation bias, and group-think that has blighted climate science for the past decade and a half.
I urge you to at least examine what they say, and understand their objections before committing yourself to an opposing viewpoint without ever fully understanding what you are opposing.

June 10, 2013 6:59 am

Seriously, can this be made available in a suitable size for print on a large scale? Of course I can just c&p…resolution would be limited!

June 10, 2013 7:03 am

Jim says:
June 10, 2013 at 6:47 am

What? No mad women on either side? This is not politically correct, eh?

True, but “climate science” as practiced by “The Team” IS politically correct. And that’s why it isn’t science. (Just look at the bozos in Josh’s rendition–every one of them are crooked activists who are out of control–much like our government.)
(Oh, hello NSA–file this under “reactionary” or “dissident” or both.)

June 10, 2013 7:06 am

“I read that as “Al Cartoon Billionaire Gore” and was flashed back to Futurama, ”
Heh. Loved that bit.
“Al Gore: My fellow Earthicans, as I discuss in my book Earth in the Balance and the much more popular Harry Potter and the Balance of Earth, we need to defend our planet against pollution. As well as dark wizards. “

June 10, 2013 7:06 am

“Why do they only have three fingers on each hand?”
This is a subtle homage to 100-97 = 3. I.e. the real consensus figure. Or, as the spell – checker just suggested, the Con Census.

Michael Jankowski
June 10, 2013 7:12 am

Madman 2001,
Anthony has a very personal reason for his “burr.”

June 10, 2013 7:20 am

I’m afraid Josh got it wrong on the “Most influential tree in the world” reference for Mann. That was Briffa’s claim to infamy with his Yamal reconstruction. There’s probably little doubt that Mann may have had a hand in it, but the reference is misplaced.

June 10, 2013 7:42 am

Very funny, I still don’t get the obscure “Mad Men” reference. But still, Josh’s work has more of a good natured feel to it, Steve Brodner’s work is good too but has a darker feel to it, the intention of demonizing his caricatures comes across very well. 🙂

June 10, 2013 7:44 am

I will say in jest that since the “mad men” were incorrectly portrayed smoking, perhaps Josh should have portrayed the other chaps toking on a bong.

June 10, 2013 7:50 am

I like that sketch. Nicely executed loose watercolor. I can see why you would want a copy. It’s too bad he’s not open to the skeptics, he’d probably make some good money selling prints to the skeptical community. But I suppose he’d think it was filthy carbon money and wouldn’t want to touch it. :roll eyes:

June 10, 2013 7:52 am

Just looked at “Brodner’s Bicycle”:
“The evidence is overwhelming (see this video) … that our carbon addiction is trapping heat and destroying the Earth as we knew it.”
Epic Fail? the embedded video is by Piers Corbyn and says the opposite 🙂
“Harpo” is currently being nice to him while sneaking a few suggestions in. Waiting to see if Harpo’s and my comments get deleted. If they are, then that will leave only Steve himself and one +1 type comment from 5 June.
Talking to himself over a period of 6 days is going to look a bit odd …
Or maybe he’s fallen off his bicycle and can’t do any editing ?

Cosmic Ray
June 10, 2013 7:55 am

Is this “the team?”

June 10, 2013 7:57 am

I love it Anthony!!
How about a Wattsupwith Colander but you need to add a few more to get to 12.
Is it ok to use the picture Josh drew up else where?

June 10, 2013 8:06 am

No Phil Jones? Or Briffa?

June 10, 2013 8:06 am

There is something missing from the Josh version….
I know! Front and center should be a big pile of IPCC, Tax, and Oil money.
Instead of holding coffee cups, they are counting and pocketing the stuff.
Speaking of stuff…. Al Gore is much too small. He’ll thank Josh.

June 10, 2013 8:16 am

I will say, how could a caricaturist resist throwing in Lord Monkton??

June 10, 2013 8:24 am

Stephen Rasey – I was about to leave an almost identical comment. They could all be around a table full of money, with green shades on counting money with totals of grants (maybe with grants from oil companies listed separately) and/or energy business ventures listed above their heads. Gore would, of course, have huge piles already stacked behind him.

June 10, 2013 8:26 am

Add 3 more guys and you can make a 2014 calendar….

June 10, 2013 8:34 am

Didn’t dinosaurs have three fingers?

June 10, 2013 8:46 am

Off Toic, but wow. Anthony if you have not seen this yet, you should.

Chuck L
June 10, 2013 8:47 am

Josh could add a potted plant named “Yamal Pine” and maybe draw Cook and Lewandowsky as conjoined twins.

June 10, 2013 8:54 am

While the body of work Josh has created over the years speaks for itself, I think that in this case Go_Home has produced what is a most interesting version of this theme.
I look forward o being able to purchase both.

June 10, 2013 9:14 am

Thanks, Josh!

John Gorter
June 10, 2013 9:24 am

Well I’ve met Jo N. a few times and Donna F. once, and neither struck me as mad, but ‘committed’ would be accurate.
John in Milano

Mike H
June 10, 2013 9:26 am

Josh: Excellent work.
Under the armchair quarterback, woulda, coulda shoulda file from a guy who couldn’t draw a straight line with a ruler, why isn’t the hockey stick shown as broken, or taped back together several times?

June 10, 2013 9:29 am

In addition to Josh’s excellent work, Brodener deserves something for his efforts. Why not donate him a number of bicycle tubes, as he seems to have a load of flat tires …

June 10, 2013 9:52 am

As kadaka pointed out in the earlier thread, Brodner’s caricatures look more like famous people than the skeptics they’re intended to portray: “…Watts is Lech Walesa. Steve Milloy is Peter Lorre. And Joe Bastardi is Barrack Obama…” James Taylor and Fred Singer are Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson, respectively. For caricature, Brodner’s cartoon is largely a failure. And for a cartoonist, he has remarkably little sense of humor.

Jarrett Jones
June 10, 2013 12:07 pm

The uncentered principal components of climate alarmism aka mad men.

June 10, 2013 12:27 pm

Where’s Naomi Oreskes? She’s among the worst of the bunch!

Bruce Cobb
June 10, 2013 12:57 pm

Perhaps they are of the genus Bradypus?

Reg Nelson
June 10, 2013 1:21 pm

The Simpson’s character also only have three fingers (and a thumb). When asked about this, Matt Groening once replied, “It’s easier to draw that way.”

Gunga Din
June 10, 2013 2:40 pm

Anthony: “Though, I do drink coffee.”

I don’t think those are meant to be coffee cups.
PS The smoking thing. I smoke. The antismoking agenda in the US has gone way out of bounds. But I would never tell someone to start smoking. I would encourage anyone who does to quit. I know it’s tough.
I had quit for two years 20+ years ago. Without getting into details, I had a tough day and asked a friend for a cigarrette. I thought one after two years would only be one. He gave it to me. Now I smoke again. If you smoke and someone you know is trying to quit or has quit asks you for one, tell them to ask again in 15 minutes. Give them a chance to get over a moment of weakness and/or stupidity.

Gunga Din
June 10, 2013 2:50 pm

Reg Nelson says:
June 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm
The Simpson’s character also only have three fingers (and a thumb). When asked about this, Matt Groening once replied, “It’s easier to draw that way.”

And Elmer Fudd only had 3 fingers. (Hey! Where’s that silly Wabbit?)

June 10, 2013 2:54 pm

Gunga Din,
Quitting smoking is incredibly hard. But it is not so hard, if you understand the real reasons why you smoke. And they are not the reasons you think.
This book has a more than 90% permanent success rate.
It’s only a few dollars for a used copy. Is it worth it? You can be the judge of that.

William Astley
June 10, 2013 4:40 pm

The madness goes beyond the warmists’ science.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ‘UNFCCC’ (UNFCCC consists of 154 nations including Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba, Sudan, Malaysia, Maldives, and so on) is the political body that writes the summary for each IPCC report. The purpose of each IPCC report (written by the nominated scientists by each UNFCCC member; are the nominated ‘scientists’ independent, opportunity for hidden agendas?) is to justify UNFCCC proposed world binding climate legislation. I.e The UNFCCC first determined a political agenda and then directed the IPCC to write reports to support that agenda.
At the IPCC’s 20th anniversary, its chairman gave a speech in which he publicly acknowledged that the IPCC’s primary purpose is not to help governments make wise climate change decisions based on the science. Rather in his words:
“The UNFCCC is our main customer, if I could label them as such, and our interaction with them enriches the relevance of our work…”
Reference: The Delinquent Teenager, IPCC Expose Donna Laframboise
The current climate change proposal is there will be a carbon tax on all manufactured goods for all countries. A portion of the carbon tax will be sent to the UNFCCC who will administrate its distribution to developing and third world countries. The plan is the carbon tax will gradually be increased and by some miracle a new source of energy will be discovered and/or there will be massive job loss in Western countries which will result in either political reform and the abandonment of the climate change scam and/or riots.
The UN bureaucrats, the developing countries, and third world country middle men and politicians all see the carbon tax money as a source of income and job security. The system is rigged to produce alarmist, fudged reports. The NGOs Greenpeace, World Wildlife federation play a central role in writing the IPCC report and then attend the yearly climate convention to give the impression that the citizens each country are aware of the legislation, want a massive loss of jobs, and support a reduction in living standards to solve a non problem. The estimated economic impact is also calculated by the IPCC.
The NGOs are left of each countries’ green parties and are anti development, anti people. As the EU countries such as Germany have minority governments the green party is given the department of environment as a prerequisite to form a coalition and hence gets to select the scientists for the IPCC report writing. i.e. The process starts with a conclusion and then the job of the IPCC is to bend the data to support the agenda.
The fact that there has been 16 years of no warming is therefore not a scientific issue for the IPCC. The issue is how to cover that fact up and then state all scientists speak with one voice: All Western countries must sign the proposed insane scam climate change agreement.

June 10, 2013 7:36 pm

Great cartoon parody, Josh … how about one with all of them sharing the ‘hubbly bubbly’ with a Colorado backdrop? 😉

Tom Wisneski
June 10, 2013 7:43 pm

As a kid I wanted to be an artist (commercial) and drew cartoons (among other things). From a Library book I learned (at that time) ALL cartoon characters had 3 fingers. After entering an art contest in the 6th grade, and comparing the winning entry with my own, I switched to math & science courses.

Tom in Texas
June 10, 2013 7:45 pm

Tom Wisneski aka Tom in Texas

June 10, 2013 9:24 pm

I could pick all but 4 of them. Guess I’m a climatarian.

Colorado Wellington
June 11, 2013 12:14 am

Even this friendly comment is still awaiting moderation at Brodner’s Bicycle:

This is brilliant, Steve, and I hope I will one day be able to tell my grandchildren about it. Joe Bastardi, Robert Bryce and James Taylor look truly evil in your painting. The others could have used more work to reveal their satanic nature but I understand the stress of modern production deadlines. Francisco Goya faced similar pressures in his lifetime but I think he had way more time to finish his 1821-23 Witches’ Sabbath.

UK Sceptic
June 11, 2013 6:32 am


Gail Combs
June 11, 2013 4:11 pm

Steve says:
June 10, 2013 at 12:27 am
Off topic question: can someone point me to an illustration of the role of water vapor in the IPCC’s models?….
See this:
Instead of water being a major factor in climate it is reduced to a “feedback” of CO2. It is not even shown in the IPCC chart of forcings except as a tiny amount in the stratosphere along with O3! link

…Water is an extremely important and also complicated greenhouse gas. Without the role of water vapor as a greenhouse gas, the earth would be uninhabitable. Water is not a driver or forcing in anthropogenic warming, however. Rather it is a feedback, and a rather complicated one at that. The amount of water vapor in the air changes in response to forcings….

And that boys and girls is how you take a trace gas and make it the 21st century boogyman.

June 11, 2013 4:22 pm

DHMO, for sure – DiHydrogen Monoxide – a documented killer of humans. Oh, but wait, nobody cares about that, is it threateneing or destroying and wildlife?

June 11, 2013 6:05 pm

Whilst I know that correlation is not causation, there does seem to be a strong correlation between facial hair and climate alarmism. Maybe it’s one of the criteria for the peer review process for journal articles.
Authors from a known institution? Check
Supports the current CO2 meme? Check
Is likely to generate more funding? Check
At least two authors have facial hair? Check
OK to publish!

June 11, 2013 6:18 pm

Real email I received:

From: Ivan Frishberg, <>
To: [My email address redacted]
Date: Monday, June 10, 2013 9:08:12 AM GMT-0400
Subject: Climate deniers: The list
[My first name redacted] —
It is 2013, right?
Why is it then that in 2013 we have to convince some of our lawmakers to believe in science?
Ninety-eight out of 100 climate scientists agree: Climate change is real, human activity is contributing to it, and it poses significant risks to our environment and our health.
But apparently, that’s not enough for the climate deniers in Congress.
Some have compared this so-called “warming period” to what they say are similar events during the Middle Ages.
(No word yet on whether any of them were able to hop in a DeLorean to see it for themselves…)
The truth is that the warming we’ve seen in the last 100 years is much worse — and much faster — than what we’ve seen in any time period before.
If we want to get anywhere on combating climate change in Washington, we need to change the conversation — and it starts with calling out every single one of these climate deniers.
Check out this list of every climate denier we could find walking the halls of Congress — then add your name to hold these guys accountable today:
Thanks for everything — and keep up the great work.
Ivan Frishberg
Climate Campaign Manager
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