Hump day hilarity: Big Kahuna Warmy

Note: this is NOT Professor Scott Mandia in another costume

From the overhyped and virtually overheated UK Met Office meeting yesterday where they tried to explain “The Pause” Telegraph blogger Sean Thomas was there and was able to get first hand reports on what was said. Bishop Hill says: “I think we should be worried.”

First, I asked Stephen Belcher, the head of the Met Office Hadley Centre, whether the recent extended winter was related to global warming.

Shaking his famous “ghost stick”, and fingering his trademark necklace of sharks’ teeth and mammoth bones, the loin-clothed Belcher blew smoke into a conch, and replied,

“Here come de heap big warmy. Bigtime warmy warmy. Is big big hot. Plenty big warm burny hot. Hot! Hot hot! But now not hot. Not hot now. De hot come go, come go. Now Is Coldy Coldy. Is ice. Hot den cold. Frreeeezy ice til hot again. Den de rain. It faaaalllll. Make pasty.”

For a final word, I turned to the greatest climate change scientist of all, Dr David Viner, one-time senior research scientist at the climatic research unit of the University of East Anglia, who predicted in 2000 that, within a few years, winter snowfall would become “a very rare and exciting event”.

However, he was trapped under a glacier in Stockport, so was unable to comment at the time the Telegraph went to press.

More hilarity here:

Meanwhile back in the real world: yawn

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Bloke down the pub
June 19, 2013 10:05 am

Ridicule can be a very potent weapon. And as my doctor sez I’z impotent I’z gonna dress impo’tent.

June 19, 2013 10:14 am

Put de lime in de coconut, then you feel better.

Jeff Norman
June 19, 2013 10:19 am

Very funny.

Henry Galt
June 19, 2013 10:19 am

I miss Smokey.

June 19, 2013 10:23 am

Belcher…what a singularly unsuitable name for a person committed to reduced co2-emissions 🙂

June 19, 2013 10:27 am

This article on the false ocean heat content lame excuse for lack of warming doesn’t even mention that the Modern is still less than Medieval, Roman & Minoan warming, not to mention the Holocene Optimum or the Eemian & prior interglacials:
“The last decade is proof of climate change, not a cause for reflexive skepticism. It was the warmest on record, despite a laundry-list of mitigating factors like prolonged La Nina, a wave of modest volcanic eruptions, and an ebb in solar activity. As those attenuating factors subside, climate scientists anticipate another round of rapid warming.”

June 19, 2013 10:40 am

Mark and Two cats
Dr James Screen, from the University of Exeter was there and said this about the jet stream
Doctor….why is de jet stream so low
Doctor …I don’t bloody know
He said Doctor… Dat don’t explain a ting
you said it gettin’ hotter so it should be going North not south.
We all heard you say that dat de truth we heard it from your mouth,
Quit this bellyaching
By the way, loved Harry Nilsson.

David Spurgeon
June 19, 2013 10:41 am

Simply brill…

June 19, 2013 10:45 am

If you think about it he has done a far more succinct job of explaining the vagaries of the multi-model approach to determining future climate.
How would you average those predictions? The mean? The mode? What?

June 19, 2013 10:49 am

Mark and two Cats says:
“Put de lime in de coconut, then you feel better.”
You’ve got a point there, Oblio.

June 19, 2013 11:10 am

Put de lime in de coconut and crack another nut.
This is so funny but true!!!!!
Here is one great comment:
AGW climate alarmist know what is happening better than most, but would lose their jobs if they spoke out so they perpetuate the lie, but nature is not accommodating the Co2 /temp related models, data fudging or outright lies………………..
Mean Air temperatures over land are highly influenced by the surrounding sea temperatures. Global sea surface temperatures should continue to remain flat—until the multidecadal variations in the sea surface temperatures of the North Atlantic start their decline.
Consequently Global mean air temperatures will not rise again, but when the North Atlantic
cools in a few years time the earth will cool.
Global Warming has stopped. Global mean temperatures have been flat for about 17
years. This is why it is now called “Climate Change”.
Sometime in the next 10 years the North Atlantic Ocean will begin to cool and the
weather will get noticeably colder.
These are well known natural cycles and have nothing to do with Carbon dioxide. hope the cooling starts soon, as when it does all the scientific and political
who know this truth will be shown to be criminal liars

June 19, 2013 11:15 am

What’s the fuss, it happened before
“A thin grey (rem: dreary) fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”
― Rudyard Kipling

Billy Liar
June 19, 2013 12:15 pm

This is bizarre. I looked at the link. Enjoyed the article and was stunned to find that the first page of comments totally lacked any from warmists/trolls.
Is this a record?

Kelvin Vaughan
June 19, 2013 12:36 pm

I am the wisest man alive for I know one thing and that is that I know nothing.

June 19, 2013 12:45 pm

Billy Liar says:
June 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm
This is bizarre. I looked at the link. Enjoyed the article and was stunned to find that the first page of comments totally lacked any from warmists/trolls.
Is this a record?

What’s there to troll about? It’s difficult to respond to the piece. Humor is sometimes the best weapon.

June 19, 2013 12:45 pm

Henry Galt: June 19, 2013 at 10:19 am
I miss Smokey.

Are you sure that Smokey is gone? I think he just dropped the handle, changed his style a little, and now uses his real name. I could be wrong, of course, but one of the frequent commenters certainly does a good job of ‘channelling’ him. ☺

Kelvin Vaughan
June 19, 2013 12:47 pm

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – Plato
I wonder if he were alive today he would say:
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on models.

June 19, 2013 12:49 pm

comment from telegraph
Oh! I am a poet and don’t know it. 🙂
The Met Office really is the pits…
I have a friend, who before he became poverty stricken, had a private pilots licence, I went for a couple of trips with him… Great fun.
Anyway, we used to work together and he would plan these little trips between working and waiting for his results… (computer programming), I saw him using the US weather website, for flights that were involving a short trip to France, or the Isle of Wight etc.. I asked him why he didn’t use the Met Office…
He told me that he would rather have reliable weather reports, and live to see another day, than be “patriotic” and use the UK government for information that HAD to be reliable.
That was twenty years ago…
Nothing changes in this godforsaken hellhole, except that the Met Office has had another £30m computer since then, and is now looking for a bigger better and more expensive one.
Personally, I have a very reliable window… Well actually one at the back and one at the front of my house… And they are better than the Met Office, they came as a free gift when I bought my house.

June 19, 2013 1:04 pm

Henry Galt says:
June 19, 2013 at 10:19 am
“I miss Smokey.”
Yes, me too!!! And then you have that other guy, on the “Warmista’s” side, who disappeared just at the time of the Gleick scandal. What was his nick-name again….hmmmm….

June 19, 2013 1:36 pm

Henry Galt says:
June 19, 2013 at 10:19 am
I miss Smokey.

He now goes by dbstealey.

June 19, 2013 1:44 pm

Anthony was insistent about using real screen names, so I finally gave in.
But I miss Smokey, too. ☹

June 19, 2013 1:52 pm

Is that Piltdown Mann with a prehistoric hockey stick (prototype)? He appears to have been sequestering quite a lot of CO2 via the beer route (would explain all the missing polar beers)…
Polar beers….from the land of sky blue waters…Hamms…great way to store CO2 (and hops, malt, etc., etc.)….

stan stendera
June 19, 2013 2:18 pm

@ dbstealey.
A good and true story. I used to post by the handle “taxistan”. Another guy who I miss, Charles the moderator, was put under pressure from some government busybody. I came out and commented for the first time with my real name to say “My name is Stan Stendera and I stand with Charles the moderator.” The surprise bonus I got was using your real name is liberating. I comment here more then anywhere, to AW’s possible chagrin, but I also comment, using my real name at sites such as JoNova, Bishop Hill, and Pointman. On the other hand, if I ever got foolish enough to post at RealClimate I would revert to a screen name. I wonder why???

June 19, 2013 2:21 pm

As I posted elsewhere but IMO deserves repeating –
For both the Met Office and CRU I am proposing a new regime of ‘Payment by Results’ for all funding including wages.
Both agencies to be tasked to make forecasts and all payment will directly depend on the accuracy of the results. Forecasts will contain no passive language, error ranges to be strictly limited.
Met Office forecast will run up to 3 months into the future, CRU funding will depend on the accuracy of all forecasts and reports from the last 15 years to the present and weighted to reflect the publicity they enjoyed.
I believe such minor changes would improve all future forecasting in both accuracy and focus.

stan stendera
June 19, 2013 2:21 pm

Aha. the moderators have caught that using AW to refer to Anthony without entering moderation used to work and have plugged the loophole.

Hot under the collar
June 19, 2013 2:53 pm

Is that a picture of James Hansen in a new hat?

Henry Galt
June 19, 2013 2:56 pm

“Anthony was insistent about using real screen names, so I finally gave in.
But I miss Smokey, too. ☹ ”
Phew. I have never been so glad that ‘someone’, ‘somewhere’ is not dead.
Now all I have to do is remember you are you 😉

Janice Moore
June 19, 2013 3:05 pm

This is how the MET guys feel about colder winters. “Oh, boy.”

Janice Moore
June 19, 2013 3:07 pm

Yeah, I realize Kosek isn’t a MET guy, but, this IS how the pro-AGW MET guys feel.

Janice Moore
June 19, 2013 3:54 pm

“… James Hansen in a new hat?”
This is:

Brian R
June 19, 2013 4:44 pm

“Note: this is NOT Professor Scott Mandia in another costume”
Are you sure? He’s got the same expression.

Louis Hooffstetter
June 19, 2013 6:26 pm

The Met Office Theme song:

Janice Moore
June 19, 2013 8:20 pm

Hey, Louis Hoofstetter, good one. Thanks for the fine tune (if a BIT repetitive). LOL. Of course! With all that hot air they fill the studio with every day…. .
BTW, I think the guy on the album cover is a Truth in Science guy — looks might skeptical to me.
Guy on Cover: You meeen tooo tayl me theht whane I use my power tools I ame keeling thee plahnet? HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HAAAAAAA! Whaht you been smokeen mahn?

June 19, 2013 10:30 pm

How can weather be “disappointing”?
How can the allegedly greatest minds in climate science sit in their “workshops” for a full day and only manage to produce a few vacuous statements that fail to answer any of the questions that they originally asked?
Why has every single claim made about the consequences of AGW failed to materialise?
Why do they still believe in the drivel that they spout?
Why don’t they get rid of the models in their computers and predict with some accuracy what the weather is going to do at the weekend, rather than getting it, long term forecasts and climate trends for hundreds of years totally and utterly wrong?

kadaka (KD Knoebel)
June 19, 2013 10:47 pm

Henry Galt on June 19, 2013 at 10:19 am said:

I miss Smokey.

But he could be such a bear.

Brian H
June 19, 2013 11:15 pm

Obviously he was/is a shill of the tobacco companies. His alternate screen name was “Morris Dancer”.
Or maybe not. \:-Q

Bloke down the pub
June 20, 2013 2:42 am

Is the photo of a reluctant cannibal?

June 20, 2013 5:29 am

I want the Daily Telegraph to let Sean Thomas report on ALL ‘climate’ meetings…!

Tim Clark
June 21, 2013 8:30 am

{ dbstealey says:
June 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm }
I wondered also……

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