Josh channels the Antarctic boat people

Josh writes:

The Akademik Shokalskiy is much in the news, see herehere and this WUWT post with an update here. So what better way to summarise the CAGW movement this year. And last year, and the year before that… 


A Happy New Year to you all!

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Like the party Balloons nice touch . ;>)

JM VanWinkle

Somebody left the CAGW”rs off the memo routing list, maybe the Chinese helicopter crew could print out Josh’s cartoon and paste it on the door.


That about sums it up!
Excellent Josh! And Happy New Year to all!


I must have this as a T shirt!


What a great week for the alarmists. Expedition to demonstrate the impact of global warming on Antarctica stuck in unprecedented ice, while a near record breaking cold wave hits North America. Mother nature is refusing to cooperate. What will the shaman and charlatans do to convince the people that the globe is really warming because of their prosperous life-style.


I see the ship has been rechristened “Akademik Junket”. Brilliant :->
I’m sure they’re just stuck in rotten ice, anyway.

Not what I expected, but better than I imagined.
I’m not interested in a T-shirt, but I do need a new coffee mug, and this is a great summary (typo: dummary) of the year.


Excellent. Thanks Josh.
HNY to everyone … Warmers not included. ☺

Reminds of this Grateful Dead track…


Over at The Guardian bunker they are launching major misdirection:
“Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn”
It contains this gem:
“Climate sceptics like to criticise climate models for getting things wrong, and we are the first to admit they are not perfect,” said Sherwood. “But what we are finding is that the mistakes are being made by the models which predict less warming, not those that predict more.”
But aren’t the “mistaken” ones the closest (albeit still too high) to real world temperatures? Doh!

Bruce Cobb

Josh shoots; he scores! It’s another classic. Certainly refrigerator (and maybe t-shirt/mug)-worthy.


Nice one Josh. The AGWarmers keep coming up with great new material for you to work with 🙂

Robert W Turner

It’s hilarious but in reality they don’t see their “movement” as making little progress this year, they are more certain of their science than ever, classic confirmation bias. Some variations of the caption on this comic could hint at how blind to reality these activists are.

Chuck L

Josh, love all your work but this is one of your best!


It just needs an outhouse on the far side of the boat and (downcurrent from that) an icefisherman’s hut, with well-traveresed paths to both.
Fish for lunch, all you “climate scientists” and “tourists”?
Bon appetit!

If it wasn’t for all that ice, we’d be able to see the big hole below the waterline in the SS CAGW.


It takes a lot of talent to come out with something so funny, so topical, and so quickly. Yeah, Josh scores again.

Mac the Knife

Really Nice! Surrounded by ice cold reality, the passengers and crew of the Akedemak Junket are still flying the ‘party balloons’!
Party On, Dudes!

Gunga Din

Too bad this happen a bit sooner.
It would have made a great cover (or back ) for the calendar!
(Maybe if next years includes December of 2013?)

Gunga Din

Should be, “Too bad this didn’t happen a bit sooner.”


Robert W Turner says:
December 31, 2013 at 11:23 am
“It’s hilarious but in reality they don’t see their “movement” as making little progress this year, they are more certain of their science than ever, classic confirmation bias. ”
They know they lost. I have never seen so many comment options on MSM and BBC articles disappear as this year. A total crackdown on commenting; they have noticed that what kills them is when people talk to each other. Not only in the CO2AGW movement.
But, they will not be able to stop people talking to each other; they just drive the conversation and the clicks to the underground.


Brilliant! Happy New Year to All.


They’re just a hundred and one years too late. There was almost no ice visible in Mawson’s film as he entered and crossed the bay in 1912.


I love it Josh! Would love a Tshirt of this as well. Would wear it everywhere!


That’s priceless, on target or what. Well done Josh and Happy New Year to you, our host and everyone.

Tobias Smit

Thanks Josh Happy New Year to all ( PaulH sharp eyes thanks, it made it even better)

Tobias Smit

forgot to add @ PaulH I would have left off the “et” at the end.

Thanks Josh, fabulous cartoon! Happy New Year!

Bill H

You really should put Michael Mann and company around a frozen lake while their “models” are stuck in it… As a comparison of course…
Happy New Year!


Very nice.

Bob Diaz

Thanks Josh,
I hope you and everyone else has a Happy New Year.

Paul Vaughan

Considering the ship is still stranded on January 1st, it should make the front cover of the 2014 calendar. Perfect !
Josh, this is one of your best.

John in Oz

Agree that this would make a good T-shirt but I would want yellow snow

James Bull

As ever a brilliant piece of work, just like my favorite newspaper cartoonist Matt at the Telegraph you manage to link several topics into one very funny cartoon that is both simple yet has depth.
Happy New Year to all at WUWT
James Bull

Gail Combs

Gunga Din says: @ December 31, 2013 at 12:55 pm
Too bad this happen a bit sooner.
It would have made a great cover (or back ) for the calendar! …
It is 2014 and they are still stuck, so it will make a great cover for next year’s calendar.
Little did I know when I wished just before Christmas “and the Warmists a Cold and Snowy New Year”, that Mother Nature was going to take me seriously. (Just don’t tell the insurance people it is ALL my fault.)
I am sure she is laughing at Josh’s cartoon too.

Nice one Josh!
I would like to wish you and everyone else a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2014!

Gord Richmond

If this were to be made into a T-shirt, I’d buy one for sure. Just got my 2014 calendar with cartoons by Josh, and it is great.

Fitting beginning To 2014. “AGW still stuck in the ice” Lol!
Great Global Warming expedition frozen in by Summer ice.
As soon as the “Scientists” leave the winds will shift and the ship will be free to leave. GOD does have a sense of humor. 😎 pg


The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey, and plenty of (taxpayers’) money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note

Jaakko Kateenkorva

We got already another powerful image for 2014: two ice-breakers trapped in ice with rescue helicopters on the deck.