Josh on the Salby – Macquarie University affair

In flagellant scientifico…


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David, UK
July 10, 2013 2:11 pm

Who’da thunkit.

July 10, 2013 2:14 pm

oh the shame….

July 10, 2013 2:17 pm

Thanks, Josh.

July 10, 2013 2:18 pm

It’s worse than we thought!

July 10, 2013 2:22 pm

Brilliant Josh! LOL.
Okay, who’s going to be the first to send a copy of this to Macquarie University? I wonder how many they’ll get in a day? This should not only be sent to them, this should go into poster size and be plastered up all over town. I love it.

July 10, 2013 2:37 pm

Ha! Ha! Well done Josh.

George Montgomery
July 10, 2013 2:59 pm

For more inspiration, Josh, check out Murray’s rating on Rate My Professor.

Janice Moore
July 10, 2013 3:04 pm

JOSH! Am I glad to see you post!
Hope all is well in general; you are obviously doing very well in the creativity department.
A loyal fan,
— And, please, next time you climb Mt. Everest, let us know so we (er, I mean I) don’t start to form a search party.

John F. Hultquist
July 10, 2013 3:06 pm

Maybe Josh could do a cartoon of the wanted-to-be-hurricane.
T.D. Chantal dissipated at 5 PM EDT July 10.

July 10, 2013 3:14 pm

Thought you might appreciate the link to the curricula National Geographic has created to teach “Climate Change” to students.
You can really have fun with what is officially science these days. No wonder Salby is being rejected.

UK Sceptic
July 10, 2013 3:33 pm

That should be put on a T shirt. Nice one, Josh!

July 10, 2013 3:36 pm

Can they prove that they stopped it from occuring?

July 10, 2013 3:41 pm

Many thanks for the kind words. And John F. Hultquist, what a nice idea for a cartoon 😉

Alberta Slim
July 10, 2013 3:44 pm

To moderator;
Please note my new e-mail address

July 10, 2013 3:54 pm

On ya Josh! Tears of laughter.
Mcmonoversity, the best money can buy. 97% agreement guaranteed.

July 10, 2013 3:58 pm

Will Trevor Keenan be next to go?
Reported in The Australian paper today….’The efficiency dividend, shown by long-term data from forests around the world, was bigger than predicted by sophisticated computer models.
“This could be considered a beneficial effect of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide,” said Macquarie University’s Trevor Keenan, lead author of a Nature paper today reporting the results. ” ‘

Gary Hladik
July 10, 2013 3:59 pm

Another winner, Josh. Thanks.

July 10, 2013 4:20 pm

Robin: That is an eye-opening NatGeo course plan for kids. In the section on what to do about Climate Change, California is touted as the “cool” state when it comes to mitigation. How do all you Californians paying your energy bills feel about that?

July 10, 2013 4:27 pm

Maybe you should call your sketches lunytoons. In view of the subjects, this maybe a more appropriate description of your artwork.
Wonderful stuff. More please.

July 10, 2013 4:30 pm

Yes, in some quarters “science” now means “propaganda” “idolatry”, “blindness”, “mendacity” and “venality”.
And “liberal” today actually means “selfish,” “callous,” “”dishonest”, “control freaky”, “sociopathic”. ” “reactionary” and “fascistic”. Funny how words can be twisted to mean their opposite – or maybe not so funny, but rather sad and dangerous.

July 10, 2013 4:34 pm

Hilarious 🙂 – and sadly so true. Science is only acceptable these days if your findings don’t embarrass your academic seniors. Deutsche Physik reborn.

Lil Fella from OZ
July 10, 2013 6:51 pm

Top of the drop Josh!!! Spot on! Truth?!@?

July 10, 2013 7:24 pm

I assume you are referring to Macquarie University near Sydney. Maybe they got a grant to prove climate change (AGW causation) and he was going against their mission. They are very political places universities. They have a scorpion’s sting if you go against their basic principals.

July 10, 2013 7:35 pm

Well, there is a claim that the Manniacal one will never receive… ;->
Excellent one Josh!
Dr. Salby should get that one engraved onto a plaque for his wall. Best job recommendation ever.

July 10, 2013 10:11 pm

Macquarie has always been one of our “toy” universities that sprang up in the late 20th century when almost every highschool kid expected to go on to uni. Now the Labor government is cutting back on university funding, these tertiary institutions are like overcrowded lifeboats. It’s survival of the toughest, or the best-connected.

July 10, 2013 10:38 pm

George Montgomery says:
July 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm
For more inspiration, Josh, check out Murray’s rating on Rate My Professor.

Wow, that’s embarrassing!
REPLY: Hmm Phil,maybe we should check out your rating at Princeton.

Bluey From Oz
July 10, 2013 10:53 pm

Here is the cached page for Professor Salby from the Department of Environment and Geography – Environmental Science:

July 10, 2013 11:32 pm

Plants are learning to live with extra carbon dioxide! ! !
Aren’t plants clever? /sarc

Hot under the collar
July 11, 2013 5:16 am

In the future our children won’t know what a University is.

July 12, 2013 2:43 am

On a personal level, it’s a bit sad really. Salby apparently did reasonable work on atmospheric science before descending into crank territory. It’s a clear sign that something is terribly wrong when a scientist doesn’t understand that mass (in the form of human-made CO2) doesn’t just spontaneously vanish from existence.

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