Friday Funny – the warming monster at the door

This comic comes from garyvarvel.com and the Indianapolis Star and sums up the reaction many had to IPCC AR5.

GW_frankenstein

The Frankenstein monster is an apt depiction, since IPCC AR5 was stitched together from a variety of cherry picked parts.

h/t to Bob Fergusson.

Advertisements

49 thoughts on “Friday Funny – the warming monster at the door

  1. Great cartoon. Reminds me of 2007 when everybody was talking about Global Warming. I watched The Weather Channel before I went to work in the morning and they’d give the record highs and lows for my area. My impression was that there weren’t as many recent record highs for my little spot on the globe as the hype implied. I got a list of the record highs and lows for my area. Lo and Behold! Most of the record highs were set before 1950 and most of the record lows were set after 1950. In 2007. The records have changed (and been changed) since then but I do know a steaming pile of BS is nothing to base your life on.
    (Apologizes to those honest and ethical climate scientist who have been lumped into the “97%” who are just trying to figure out what is really going on.)

  2. philjourdan: “Given the number of peer reviewed papers left out – …”
    Cheers: http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001675
    ” If we control for this bias, we find that the correlation between assessor scores and between assessor score and the number of citations is weak, suggesting that scientists have little ability to judge either the intrinsic merit of a paper or its likely impact. We also show that the number of citations a paper receives is an extremely error-prone measure of scientific merit. “

  3. Better, in my mind, would be a “land shark” at the door.
    As described originally on Saturday Night Live, modified slightly to not insult real land sharks:
    “….. the AGW Shark is considered the cleverest of all sharks. Unlike the Great White shark, which tends to inhabit the waters and harbors of recreational beach areas, the AGW Shark may strike at any place, any time. It is capable of disguising its characteristics, and generally preys on naive, easily decieved minds.”

    • @JohnWho – I have never laughed harder than when SNL ran that series for the first time! Land Shark. It was in response to the Jaws hysteria, but still one of their all time best skits.
      Candygram

  4. Well, ahhhh, hmmmm . . . in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein the creator was morally responsible not the monster he created.
    So who created the IPCC? Well, many will say the UN, who created the UN? Many will say . . . you get the gist . . .
    Seek the premises going back ~250+ years for the moral responsibility for the creation of the Frankenstein of CAGW climate ‘science’.
    John

  5. Mother Nature runs on Chaos Theory. Sun spots, solar flares, time of year, temperature of the ocean currents, volcanoes – like the one off Iceland that in a few weeks dumped more stuff into the atmosphere than all the trucks and automobiles ever built.

  6. Climate change “science” has found lying to be an art form, – maybe a science in itself. The Democrats are very good at it with the help of the Bloviator-in-chief and his Muslim Brotherhood buddies.
    More toxic chemicals were dumped into the air in a few weeks by the Iceland volcano than all the cars and trucks ever built.

  7. John Whitman says:
    October 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    “So who created the IPCC? Well, many will say the UN, who created the UN? Many will say . . . you get the gist . . .”
    The UN was created by the CFR as a successor to the failed League Of Nations. The CFR was created by Milner as one of the round table groups. Milner was executing Cecil Rhodes’ 7th will. Cecil Rhodes was financed by the Rothschilds.

  8. When you promise people warmer winters and they get colder winters they stop listening. They also start laughing.
    When you promise people an ice-free Arctic on a specific date and there isn’t, they start laughing.
    If you can’t keep your promises then you lose credibility. Sceptics not required for loss of credibility. Hoist self petard.

  9. That’s a very clever cartoon.
    It can be read as pointing out that Global Warming is false, or it can be read as pointing out that ignoring Global Warming can be dangerous. Gets applause from both sides.
    I want that cartoonist on my marketing team – unless the President gets him first…

  10. John Whitman says:
    October 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    Well, ahhhh, hmmmm . . . in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein the creator was morally responsible not the monster he created….

    ===================================================================
    Didn’t she write that during “The Year Without a Summer”?
    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  11. AR5 might be more like Milton, the Frankenstein cartoon character who got too many drops of tenderness when he was being constructed. The song went like this:
    “…6 drops of sinister sauce, 1 drop of tenderness, whoops too much!….I’m Milton, your brand new son”

  12. I can’t see the strings. Frankenstein’s monster should have strings attached because, although they have spent a fortune stitching him together, they have failed to bring him to life.

  13. Shame, I had envisaged a frankenmouse using a small bull horn in a sequined lab coat casting a small shadow, followed by a couple more frankenmice decked out in pinstripes and a tux whispering into the ears of the lab coated frankencreature to hype it up.
    Shame is because I’ve slimed the mice of the world with that thought.
    Maybe if they’re franken people like creatures made out of green clay?

  14. Gunga Din says:
    October 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    …… Lo and Behold! Most of the record highs were set before 1950 and most of the record lows were set after 1950. In 2007. The records have changed (and been changed) since then but I do know a steaming pile of BS is nothing to base your life on.
    (Apologizes to those honest and ethical climate scientist who have been lumped into the “97%” who are just trying to figure out what is really going on.)

    No need to apologize. In fact, I think it’s a bad idea. Whilst it is possible that their are honest researchers out there, most have been drawn to this area of study (and continue to be drawn) because it’s funded. Not through any fundamental interest. Yank the funding. All of it. Now. No more grants. No more satellites. No more Argo, GISS, HadCrut – none of it.
    In time, people with a genuine interest in the study will return. Huge government funding or not. By then, perhaps, they may have learned a lesson about crying “Wolf!” too often.
    It will never happen. But I can dream.

  15. Dave Kamakaris says:

    Great picture of Al Gore busting through the front door.

    I kinda thought it was john kerry.
    Frankenstein as an analogy for global warming is apt, since they are both fictional.

  16. DirkH says:
    October 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    John Whitman says:
    October 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    “So who created the IPCC? Well, many will say the UN, who created the UN? Many will say . . . you get the gist . . .”
    The UN was created by the CFR as a successor to the failed League Of Nations. The CFR was created by Milner as one of the round table groups. Milner was executing Cecil Rhodes’ 7th will. Cecil Rhodes was financed by the Rothschilds.
    >>>>>>>
    All of the elite groupings never envisioned the Internet. If we can keep the web, maybe we can beat all of the “world leaders”.

  17. geran says:
    October 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    “All of the elite groupings never envisioned the Internet. If we can keep the web, maybe we can beat all of the “world leaders”.”
    Hope springs eternal. Anarchism; the most easily subverted movement itself (their current incarnation in Europe, the Black Bloc, actually being the street thugs of the EU commission; or 3 decades back, the Brigada Rosso, subverted by Gladio).
    Better read Sun Tzu.

  18. That’s what happens when you install the wrong “brain”
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH97lImrr0Q&w=560&h=315]

  19. Ya just never know what you may find here. I certainly did not expect a Mary Shelly one for certain.
    So,,,, I thought perhaps I would share something I stumbled across through a friend today. An oldie but goody from years ago.
    Did any of you see this live? 😉

  20. Loved the cartoon. I’m think more along the lines of the Vampire than Frankenstein, for obvious reasons.

  21. OssQss, in my opinion there are serious problems in thinking that the expansion of space is influenced by gravitation.
    First, space inflation after the big bang got lower than light speed all by its own, well, for an unknown reason.
    Second, after space expanded at lower than light speed there was no matter for about 300 ky but the slow down continued.
    Third, when matter built up, its gravitation propagated at light speed which is much too slow to have an effect on space outside it’s light cone. Also, even if gravitation had an influence on space expansion (I mean not local deformation) it would be in concurrence with all that other matter inside the light cone of a space area, which includes matter that doesn’t see each other. What does the matter a space area sees do to its ability to expand or contract? Doesn’t gravitation pull at it? Wouldn’t it expand rather than contract for that reason?
    We have a dilemma but no one talks about it.

  22. Clive James in 2009 did a radio piece on Herman Khan, whereby he discussed Herman Khan’s predictive powers. As a flavour to the following link Herman Khan always made predictions well into the future, for example everyone would fly helicopters and have free fall sex in twenty five years time. Clive James gave a period of twenty five years as one Hermie.
    The broadcast then deals with the relationship between the media , scientists and politicians. This is just post Climategate
    Scroll down the link to Hermie Khan and enjoy the truth and wit of Mr James’s humour.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/povcj


  23. Funny how something call Global Warming means thousands of poor people will freeze to death because they cant afford their heating bill.
    Good way to tackle the the Carbon Footprint .Kill off the people who created the Carbon Footprint

  24. Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley in the year1816, the Year without Summer.
    The story is about Victor Frankenstein an eccentric scientist who creates the Frankenstein Monster.
    This wonderful cartoon could’t be more appropriate than this as it not only links the AGW scare to a mad scientist but also refers to “Frankenstein Weather and the 1816 weather extremes caused by an Icelandic volcano, long before humans drove around with out SUV’s
    Many thanks, I love it.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein

  25. “The Frankenstein monster is an apt depiction, since IPCC AR5 was stitched together from a variety of cherry picked parts” by a mad scientist called Victor Frankenstein.

  26. P.s. to my comment above
    If gravitation pushes at space to avoid expansion that would be a nice counter action to always pull matter together.

  27. Granma watching “AUTUMN SNOWSTORM IN THE ROCKIES”
    Must be where some of the hidden cold is hid.

  28. Looked at the video OssQss posted – if only Sagan had remembered what he said here before wholeheartedly supporting the CO2 stuff (for other reasons).
    The discussion is interesting but the relevant bit is near the end.
    Funny to think that the frailest-looking one of the four participants is the only one still alive.

  29. Rabe says:
    October 12, 2013 at 2:47 am
    Rabe, I think you are on to something very important. If appropriate, I would like the moderator to pass you my email-address michael_peter_schaefer at yahoo.de , because I’d love to get in contact with you over this and exchange opinions.

  30. Village Idiot says:
    October 12, 2013 at 5:11 am
    “Must be where some of the hidden cold is hid.”
    The “hidden cold” is out in the open. In Minnesota.
    Shameful that the MSM is completely ignoring this tragedy.
    Village is exemplifying his name.

  31. They could just stick to the science, “but the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.”

  32. Gunga Din wrote:
    “I got a list of the record highs and lows for my area. Lo and Behold! Most of the record highs were set before 1950 and most of the record lows were set after1950.”
    I wanted to see what a simple analysis of an unadjusted data set would tell me so I did something similar in 2008. I looked at record highs and record lows and recorded whihc occurred more recently. For example if the record high for that date occurred in 1971 and the recored low occurred in 1944 I recorded that as a ‘more recent high’.
    The record lows in more recent years outnumbered the record highs by more than 30%.
    This might make an interesting crowd source project if there is enough interest. It would take each person 1 to 2 hours to do an analysis for their zip code.

  33. Jim south london says (October 12, 2013 at 2:55 am): “Funny how something call Global Warming means thousands of poor people will freeze to death because they cant afford their heating bill.”
    Thanks for linking the “Roseanne” episode. It wasn’t until near the end that I recognized Johnny Galecki, currently of “The Big Bang Theory”. That makes three TBBT characters I recognize from “Roseanne”.
    On topic: To me the biggest danger of “global warming” is that fewer people will feel the need to move to the sunbelt, i.e. no danger. 🙂

  34. @ David Ball October 12, 2013 at 7:39 am
    The planet should be cooling right now. Estimates of recent global air temperature change don’t show that. Therefore WHERE IS THE HIDDEN COLD?? Not showing up in the records obviously.
    Hidden partially in the extra Antarctic sea ice? Minnesota’s cold happening between weather stations? ‘adjusted’ away?

  35. V.I.,
    I would say that cold is simply less warmth. All things are warm that aren’t at 0 K degrees. It’s all relative. But one cannot hide cold or be more or less cold. Only warmth. The theory goes:” the more atmospheric CO2 there is, the warmer it gets” Stay focused.
    Keep your eye on the ball, even if it is less warm.

Comments are closed.