Seen at AGU 2013

From Gavin, who was being a bit cheeky. Or perhaps given the location, had passed a tippling point.

mbh

For those who don’t get the joke, the letters M, B, and H should ring a bell.

On a side note, the balding with goatee/beard to clean shaven ratio at AGU 2013 wasn’t nearly as high as I expected it to be. I’d say about 1-10. It seems to be a trait of Real Climate scientists, tectonic and geology guys, not so much.

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Bloke down the pub
December 11, 2013 3:15 am

On a side note, the balding with goatee/beard to clean shaven ratio at AGU 2013 wasn’t nearly as high as I expected it to be.
Too cold for sandals I presume?

Mike McMillan
December 11, 2013 3:22 am

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
― Bill Shakespeare

thisisnotgoodtogo
December 11, 2013 3:30 am

I was going to comment on the high ratio of balding pates in the photo at Judith Lean’s presentation.
http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/wpid-wp-1386703217223.jpg?w=960

ron in austin
December 11, 2013 4:19 am

I don’t get the joke.

December 11, 2013 4:28 am

Mann, Bradley & Hughes (1999), a/k/a Mann, et al, the infamous hockey stick paper.

Richard111
December 11, 2013 4:38 am

“Ohhh!” – exuent stage left.

Editor
December 11, 2013 4:43 am

Sweaters? I’d be wearing my short sleeved shirts. Ah well, lots of Swedish genes and living in New Hampshire. It does seem a cooler than usual lately, even at work.
Does the temperature in some meeting rooms drop by 5 degrees when you walk in?

Louis Hooffstetter
December 11, 2013 4:47 am

Moe, Larry, & Curly
Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck…

ozspeaksup
December 11, 2013 5:18 am

louis H,,reckon thats the winner line.
maybe we could make the N silent and just have Yuck yuck yuck..
more suited to the above terrible trio 🙂

Geckko
December 11, 2013 5:29 am

Is that Peter Geick in the background?
Quite a gallery of something-or-others.
Was it taken at the “Ethics breakout session” per chance?

Bruce Cobb
December 11, 2013 5:31 am

Looks like a den of sleaze.

Joe Bastardi
December 11, 2013 5:46 am

Gee, wish big oil would pay for me to go to fun gatherings
always pay my way

Craig
December 11, 2013 6:07 am

Shouldn’t it be “et” on Ray’s napkin? Given how far our there these three are, ET is probably more appropriate however.

Tom J
December 11, 2013 6:35 am

I’m assuming they passed their tipping point in a bar. If so, then did those three merry pranksters who passed their tipping point engage in the proper practice of adequate tipping?
I think the answer to that question depends upon whether they were at that convention on the taxpayer dime (silly question, I know).
If the tipping was funded courtesy of the taxpayer then I’ll bet Harry, Moe, and Larry tipped lavishly.
If the tipping was funded out of their own pockets – not so much.

Rob Ricket
December 11, 2013 6:47 am

It would be interesting to know how the AGU meeting rooms are heated and
What are the thermostats set at.

Jeff Alberts
December 11, 2013 7:18 am

“On a side note, the balding with goatee”
Pedant mode: Actually Mann’s isn’t a Goatee, it’s a Van Dyke, modern hijacked usage not withstanding. So there probably weren’t many goatees at all.
/pedant

December 11, 2013 7:45 am

The three **** monkeys. Please fill in as you see fit.

Pat Frank
December 11, 2013 7:53 am

Those three have nothing to be proud of.

HGW xx/7
December 11, 2013 8:18 am

More often than not, there does seem to be a strong correlation between leftism and facial hair, at least in urban areas.
Strange, since Lenin considered beards archaic, feudal and unbecoming of the new Soviet man.

Eugene WR Gallun
December 11, 2013 8:21 am

THE HOCKEY STICK
There was a crooked Mann
Who played a crooked trick
And had a crooked plan
To make a crooked stick
By using crooked math
That favored crooked lines
Lysenko’s crooked path
Led thru the crooked pines
And all his crooked friends
Applaud what crooked seems
But all that crooked ends
Derives from crooked means
Eugene WR Gallun
Literary Alert!!!! — I have completed my poem
“Al Gore — American Bloviator”. Soon to be
appearing here on these pages.

Reed Coray
December 11, 2013 8:45 am

Picture caption: “Egos 3, Talent 0”.

Steve F
December 11, 2013 9:45 am

So that’s why George RR Martin is taking so long with the next Game of Thrones book. He has been busy writing fiction for Michael Mann…..

December 11, 2013 10:20 am

More often than not, there does seem to be a strong correlation between leftism and facial hair, at least in urban areas.
Boston Red Sox?

Aphan
December 11, 2013 10:41 am

Ric
“Does the temperature in some meeting rooms drop by 5 degrees when you walk in?”
If it does, they’ll just say the room was colder before Anthony came in and adjust the temperatures upwards when hes not looking….

Taphonomic
December 11, 2013 10:43 am

Steve F says:
“So that’s why George RR Martin is taking so long with the next Game of Thrones book.”
It’s just par for the course. Someone else on a different website pointed out:
2 Years between books 1 and 2
2 Years between books 2 and 3
5 Years between books 3 and 4
6 Years between books 4 and 5
Martin seems to have his own hockey stick of increasing years between books. Hopefully HBO will kick his butt to get book 6 out by when they need it. Book 7? Who knows.
Winter is coming.

John A
December 11, 2013 10:55 am

How lovely to have three scientific fraudsters in town.

Duster
December 11, 2013 11:30 am

Bloke down the pub says:
December 11, 2013 at 3:15 am
On a side note, the balding with goatee/beard to clean shaven ratio at AGU 2013 wasn’t nearly as high as I expected it to be.
Too cold for sandals I presume?

In San Francisco, yep. Far too cold for comfortable toes without socks at the least. You still see a few “hardy” souls wearing shorts, but even they are wearing sweaters or sweat shirts. I was avoiding lethal patches of sidewalk ice in Sacramento this morning at 10:30.

RiHo08
December 11, 2013 11:34 am

Anthony
Have you heard any comments at the meeting about the Bay area’s recent cold spells?

Doug Proctor
December 11, 2013 11:41 am

Your comment about the demographics in interesting in that I’ve been looking for the new hatchlings of the Climate Wars and eco-green activism in general. There don’t appear to be any. The mighty leaders have inspired acolytes but no replacements. The succession planning for a project so important – the saving of planet Earth all all in the biosphere upon Her – seems to be lacking.
Odd, huh? Has the Cassandra-like approach of the Gore-Suzuki-McKibben-Hansen-Royal Society become too obvious to encourage involvement, or, perhaps, the Fuehrer-like leadership brooks no followers who might have different thoughts?

December 11, 2013 11:50 am

Are their tans’ fading yet?

December 11, 2013 11:54 am

I wonder if et and al needed a few stiff drinks to pose for that picture. And afterwords, did et have to be excused to go puke?

Scarface
December 11, 2013 2:47 pm

Can we now see the pics with the tar and feathers?

u.k.(us)
December 11, 2013 2:47 pm

Is et al., an abbreviation for ethyl alcohol in this mug shot then ?
Just playing.

Brian H
December 11, 2013 2:53 pm

Tom J says:
December 11, 2013 at 6:35 am
I’m assuming they passed their tipping point

Did you miss A_thony’s neologism, “tippling point”? Shame.

DirkH
December 11, 2013 3:06 pm

Doug Proctor says:
December 11, 2013 at 11:41 am
“Your comment about the demographics in interesting in that I’ve been looking for the new hatchlings of the Climate Wars and eco-green activism in general. There don’t appear to be any. The mighty leaders have inspired acolytes but no replacements. The succession planning for a project so important – the saving of planet Earth all all in the biosphere upon Her – seems to be lacking.”
At least in the EU, thousands have been bred, for instance at the uni of Barcelona, climate change studies; but they probably all aspired to become Eurocrats instead of scientists, only to find themselves not in Brussels but in Mom’s basement after Spain’s collapse. Eurocrats are a hardy species and don’t make room easily for young pretenders. The aging beltway dweller probably shares this stubborness.

GaryM
December 11, 2013 8:18 pm

Actually, a little self deprecating humor from two members of the Team is a nice surprise. Now if only there were a hint of that kind of humility in the other member in the pic.

December 12, 2013 4:35 pm

HGW xx/7 said:

More often than not, there does seem to be a strong correlation between leftism and facial hair, at least in urban areas.

Quote from ChinesePosters.net:

The portraits of the founding fathers of Marxism-Leninism have been displayed on Tiananmen Square on every occasion of national importance: Marx and Engels on the side of the Museum of the Chinese Revolution, Lenin and Stalin on the side of the Great Hall of the People, all facing Mao’s portrait affixed to the Forbidden City. The portrait of Sun Yatsen, the father of the Chinese Revolution, is usually placed in the middle.
Irreverent Chinese used to call these five portraits “The History of Shaving”: from the bearded Marx and Engels to the goateed Lenin to the mustachioed Sun and Stalin, culminating in the hairless face of Mao.

E.M.Smith
Editor
December 12, 2013 8:38 pm

@Doug Proctor:
My kid informs me that the millenials have noticed the boomers featherbedding on their expected earnings and are a bit pissed… I expect a big “under 30” revolt against earnings redistribution…

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