Friday Funny? Meet the new spokesperson for 'I Heart Climate Scientists'

This ranks right up there with Heartland’s blunderous Unabomber billboard.

Fri13_Jason

From their Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/iHeartClimateScientists

Are they irony impaired, since Jason is fictitious?

I wonder, do climate scientists really want Jason as a spokesperson for zealots to show their love? Inquiring minds want to know.

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David
December 13, 2013 8:18 am

Do they even get the irony? Jason is a fictional character. No reason to worry about him at all.

Bill 2
December 13, 2013 8:18 am

The Unabomber is a real person that killed real people. Jason is a fictitious character that killed fictitious people.

NeilC
December 13, 2013 8:20 am

Shame we don’t have global warming.

Berényi Péter
December 13, 2013 8:21 am

Ah, Jason Voorhees. Good choice. I can see they excel in fiction.

Kaboom
December 13, 2013 8:23 am

Jason is more logical and amenable to a civil debate on the scientific facts than these folks.

wws
December 13, 2013 8:24 am

Hmmm, why not a picture of the snow falling today in Cairo?
oh wait, that’s just “weather”, not “climate change”. The kind of “weather” that hasn’t happened in about 100 years. (strangely, coincidentally, and of course completely unrelated, that last snowfall in Cairo happened during an extremely diminished solar cycle, too)

UK Marcus
December 13, 2013 8:28 am

Real scientists have every right to challenge this slur on their good name.

December 13, 2013 8:29 am

No, nightmares are caused by Freddy Kreuger, which was the “Nightmare on Elm Street” horror franchise, not the “Friday the 13th” franchise. These guys can’t even keep their pop culture references straight.

Mike H
December 13, 2013 8:35 am

These guys are getting good at a fiction. First Santa Claus, now Jason.

Oldseadog
December 13, 2013 8:42 am

Funny, at first glance I read that as “I hate climate scientists”.
Apart from that, I have no idea who Jason is/was so the whole thing is lost on me.

pokerguy
December 13, 2013 8:49 am

“Are they irony impaired, since Jason is fictitious?”
Well Anthony, that seems the point they’re making. “Jason’s” fictitious. CAGW’s all too real. The weakness lies in the very fact they have to say it, the implicit acknowledgement being that many people don’t believe it’s real.
I wonder why…

Réaumur
December 13, 2013 8:50 am

Hm.
If the weight of scientific evidence means that we are really near the beginning of the end for the CAGW scare, the proponents will probably get a lot nastier before it is all over. Many have a great deal invested in careers and will be aggressive in protecting them. For others it may only be their self-delusion of choice, but some people will defend religion with violence.

pat
December 13, 2013 8:51 am

The mentality of a 17 year old halfwit.

Dr. Bob
December 13, 2013 9:00 am

Maybe Josh can do something along the thought of “Truth, the Reality that Ate AGW”. Truth can be substituted with Facts, Data, or a few other terms.

Jimmy Haigh.
December 13, 2013 9:05 am

I thought they had SuperMandia? Couldn’t he take on Jason?

MattN
December 13, 2013 9:10 am

So stupid, I am now dumber for having read that.

December 13, 2013 9:15 am

Will iHeartClimateScientists have to pay royalties for using the Jason image?
Who funds iHCS? Maybe they are syphoning off money for their warmunist buddies in Hollywood.

December 13, 2013 9:21 am

Jason is a good spokesperson. He butchers, they butcher (10-10 ad???).

Hot under the collar
December 13, 2013 9:24 am

If you count all the holes they have drilled in the skull it still doesn’t exceed the number of holes in their argument.
If I may suggest, perhaps a poster of “Dumb and Dumber” may have been more appropriate?

December 13, 2013 9:29 am

Also on the iHCS FaceBook page:
“New greenhouse gas 7,000 times more powerful than CO2”
Perfluorotributylamine is an unregulated, long-living industrial chemical that breaks all records for potential climate impacts
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It’s worse than we thought!
WE’RE DOOOOOOMED!!!!!!

dp
December 13, 2013 9:41 am

But enough about Belgium’s new euthanasia policy for children – how about those Broncos?

Mr. Jones
December 13, 2013 9:57 am

There is not a Bus short enough for those Morons.

ShrNfr
December 13, 2013 9:57 am

Does a hockey stick go with that hockey mask?

rabbit
December 13, 2013 9:57 am

Nope, no alarmism there. Just good sound scientific reasoning. Just hope it’s not too technical for some people.

Mr. Jones
December 13, 2013 9:59 am

…… Nor is there a full-body Helmet suitable to their need.

Hideki Motosua
December 13, 2013 10:02 am

Lot of competition for the Friday funny have you seen this graph?
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/03/3014701/scientists-warming-disastrous-350/

Steve from Rockwood
December 13, 2013 10:05 am

This may be unrelated but I just saw Henry Winkler on a tricycle.

UK Sceptic
December 13, 2013 10:12 am

Does the hockey mask mean they’ve finally given up on the hockey stock?

Editor
December 13, 2013 10:20 am

When your science fails you, resort to fiction!

Andy P
December 13, 2013 10:22 am

Makes perfect sense to me. CAGW is indeed very frightening, much more so than Jason, because many policy-makers who recognize Jason as a fictional creation, have great difficulty applying the same logic to CAGW, and that failure is leading to considerable harm to economies, landscapes and highly vulnerable people in both developed and developing nations worldwide. Jason can only hurt people one at a time. Bad policy is a weapon of mass destruction. Not recognizing much of the dogma of global warming as an unproven, and in many cases disproven theory is creating huge damage.

EternalOptimist
December 13, 2013 10:34 am

Friday the 13th is a superstition that persists in the minds of old wives and in their tales.
Jason is a fictional character confected to frighten those who want a quick fright and dont mind paying for it.
Is there a learned prof from australia out there who can study the ideation behind this ?

Sam the First
December 13, 2013 10:36 am

Friends in Yellowknife (Arctic Canada) have been in bed the last couple of days trying to stay alive – with the windchill factor temp is 48˚ below, without WF it’s minus 40˚. Nobody remembers this esp so early in the winter.

Gary Hladik
December 13, 2013 10:39 am

“Are they irony impaired, since Jason is fictitious?”
It’s worse than that, Anthony. Jason is a fictional character who was invented to make money for his creators. That poster absolutely reeks of irony.

CodeTech
December 13, 2013 10:43 am

Sam the First, someone has a short memory.
This is perfectly normal weather for this time of year. Calgary has already seen -30, and we’re far south of Yellowknife, but on December 12-13, 2009 we saw -40.
To be honest, if you’re in Yellowknife and a mere -40 with a slight breeze is horrifically cold to you, you probably should move south.

Mumble McGuirk
December 13, 2013 10:45 am

Still, it beats Greenpeace’s Grunge Santa. Why hasn’t anyone done a parody of that ad? There’s Santa, afraid and in the dark, not because of ice melt but because NRDC, Greenpeace, and the Sierra Club have cut off his power. The Greenies insist his workshop run off solar power even tho’ it’s night at the North Pole for half the year. He’s written letters to all the heads of the Green movement, but gotten no reply so now he must put something in their stockings that they fear the most, a lump of COAL. Now that would be funny.

philincalifornia
December 13, 2013 10:49 am

So now we know who to vote for ….
…. the politicians who promise to reduce Earth’s temperature the most.

December 13, 2013 11:07 am

We can only hope that it follows the premise of “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan”.
Major scenes to filmed outside Tom’s Restaurant.

lurker, passing through laughing
December 13, 2013 11:12 am

So the loveable climate scientists will hack you to death if you do not give them more money.

December 13, 2013 11:18 am

Perhaps they are trying to frighten to older children, seeing as how nothing else is working.

December 13, 2013 11:22 am

Good lord, how long ago were the Friday the 13th movies? How many people under the age of 30 even know who Jason was?

Reply to  tim maguire
December 13, 2013 11:55 am

@Tim Maguire- Have you forgotten “Freddy versus Jason”???
I wish I had.

John Endicott
December 13, 2013 11:25 am

Nightmares was Freddy’s gig, not Jason’s
Take nitpick aside, Jason is ther perfect spokesfigure for CAGW – the Hockey Mask fits with the Hockey stick and both the mask wearer and the stick are works of fiction.

john robertson
December 13, 2013 11:28 am

Sam the first at 10.36
-48C not too big a deal here for a couple of days,, when it goes below -50C and stays then the dance of the fuel trucks begins.
The air is dead calm,very clear, every house has a shaft of heat rising straight from its chimney , very few vehicles about except the fuel trucks.
And of course the eco-ntz are getting zero power from their alternate energy schemes, cause it is dark and still.

Brian H
December 13, 2013 11:32 am

M&2Cs;
The detail of that report shows it is about 3,000,000,000X rarer than CO2, so 7,000X more potent still means it’s about 400,000X less important. And since CO2 is already climatologically trivial, it’s asymtotically equivalent to zero in significance.

Jim Clarke
December 13, 2013 11:44 am

pokerguy says:
December 13, 2013 at 8:49 am
“Well Anthony, that seems the point they’re making. “Jason’s” fictitious. CAGW’s all too real.”
No, they are both fictitious, but at least Jason shows up in movies. CAGW isn’t showing up anywhere at all!

Bruce Cobb
December 13, 2013 11:51 am

Unfortunately for the Alarmists, the response by most will be this: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/garyvarvel/2013/10/08/112727

David, UK
December 13, 2013 12:44 pm

Don’t really like to defend them, but I think that’s their point – Jason is fictitious, but to them global warming is “the real-life nightmare.” Ooh, I’m really scared now. Let the bed-wetting commence.

December 13, 2013 12:54 pm

Brian H said:
December 13, 2013 at 11:32 am
M&2Cs;
The detail of that report shows it is about 3,000,000,000X rarer than CO2, so 7,000X more potent still means it’s about 400,000X less important. And since CO2 is already climatologically trivial, it’s asymtotically [sic] equivalent to zero in significance.
—————————-
Why are you bringing up facts?
Do what the warmunists want you to do and PANIC!!!!!!
WE’RE DOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for the sardonically impaired: /SARC

December 13, 2013 1:03 pm

I wish our overlords would forget about AGW (or at least put it on the multidecadal back burner) and concentrate on the real horror show:

Tom J
December 13, 2013 1:40 pm

Add a goatee, or a van dyke, make the eyes just a tad beadier, and who do you think that looks like?
Just sayin’

December 13, 2013 1:59 pm

In defense of Heartland, I never thought their Unabomber billboard was all that blunderous – their point was simply that if a nutcase was so easily hooked into CAGW, then normal folks ought to re-examine the topic with a little more critical thinking.
The message from iHeartClimateScientists gets lost because many people worry about superstitious bad luck incidents happening on this date, not lurking psychopathic murderers.

rogerknights
December 13, 2013 2:05 pm

Nightmare on Alm Street.

Janice Moore
December 13, 2013 2:13 pm

@ Tom J — lol. Yup. “Hello, my name is: ______(fill in name of climastrologist, esp. M@nn)” — or “Le-n1n”)
*****************************
Fiction!??
Buh, .. buh, … but we are totally cereal!!

magicjava
December 13, 2013 5:45 pm

Hmmmmm…. maybe there’s something to global warming after all.

Eugene WR Gallun
December 13, 2013 5:55 pm

Hot Under The Collar 9:24 am
says — Dumb and Dumber
Almost fell out of my chair laughing!
Eugene WR Gallun

Eugene WR Gallun
December 13, 2013 6:01 pm

Mumble McGuirk 10:45 am
Hey man, you are a genius!
Eugene WR Gallun

December 13, 2013 6:07 pm

25-ish year old spoiler.
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Jason wasn’t the killer. Jason’s Mom was.

Reply to  Steele
December 16, 2013 7:10 am

@Steele – Unfortunately after that, the twist was lost. and they devolved into mindless slasher movies. That is what redeemed the original.

Eugene WR Gallun
December 13, 2013 6:11 pm

Jim Clarke 11:44 am
says — No, they are both fictitious but at least Jason shows up in the movies. CAGW isn’t showing up anywhere at all.
Sorry but you are wrong. CAGW shows up in Al Gore’s movies.
I think it would be nice to conduct a poll on which is the most important environmental movie of the last 30 years — the choices being
A) An Inconvenient Truth
B) Sharknadoes
Eugene WR Gallun

johanna
December 13, 2013 6:12 pm

“Is there a learned prof from australia out there who can study the ideation behind this ?”
Hey, we have produced plenty of loonies of our own, but Lewandowsky is American. He roosted here for a bit, and has now decamped to the UK.
It is almost as though he has to keep moving, for some reason.

nigelf
December 13, 2013 6:37 pm

I’m glad they called it global warming at the bottom, we should never allow them to call it anything else.

December 13, 2013 7:17 pm

I’d bet there are more unicorns than genuine climate scientists.

Don Worley
December 13, 2013 8:05 pm

The comments following this article are priceless!
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/12/11/3036671/2013-certainly-year-human-history/
“No, it’s supposed to be worse than we expected!”

December 13, 2013 10:49 pm

Heartland’s Unabomber billboard wasn’t “blunderous” –it was a Bull’s Eye.
CAGW propaganda on massive scale is no less dangerous than terrorism on individual scale.

December 13, 2013 11:41 pm

I commented on their Smokey the Bear, Dr Suess catastrophic drought, and deniers/snow posts. We will see if the comments remain. I Heart Climate Scientists is long on snark, short on data or studies.

eco-geek
December 14, 2013 12:20 am

I “heart” cocaine snorting?

Coach Springer
December 14, 2013 8:09 am

Hey, if they like Jason as their spokesmodel, why is Heartland so off the mark in pointing out that consensus includes other whack jobs besides Mann?

Bruce Cobb
December 14, 2013 8:52 am

Apparently, the IHCS campaign started around Valentine’s Day, and was supposed to counter the fictitious “threats” that Climate “scientists” were getting: http://www.climatecentral.org/blogs/the-perfect-time-to-heart-a-climate-scientist
It’s always hilarious how they try to claim “victim” status, and even attempt to portray themselves as the “David” in a David and Goliath type struggle, when clearly the opposite is true.

Jantar
December 14, 2013 11:16 am

CodeTech says:
To be honest, if you’re in Yellowknife and a mere -40 with a slight breeze is horrifically cold to you, you probably should move south.

Is that _40 F or -40 C? 😉

Jantar
December 14, 2013 11:17 am

oops. That shoukld have read -40F not _40F

Rob
December 14, 2013 3:38 pm

-40 is the same either F or C it’s the point they meet (really on a climate blog?) anyways no matter -40 is not uncommon in the prairies and north, usually there is little wind at those temps (high pressure systems are clear and cold) here’s a good site for weather in Yellowknife pay attention to sunrise and sunset times. http://lw-app.com/view/yk-pilots-monument

Rob
December 14, 2013 3:39 pm

I <3 crap science

Brian H
December 14, 2013 4:01 pm

Jantar;
The answer is “Yes”.

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