Friday Funny – The Guardian and Josh, together at last

Roman M. sends word of this new photo taken by the tourista journalists on the “Clitanic”.

ShipofFools

For those of you that can’t make out the writing, here is the cartoon.

Josh_CAGW_boat_stuck

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Reblogged this on leclinton and commented:
Love it . ;>)

Joe Public

Brilliant.

TinyCO2

Some of the penguins have fallen over laughing.

Cheshirered

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REPLY: That’s not our statement BTW -Anthony

Simply – “like” !

Reality mimics Josh!

SIG INT Ex

Just read a report that Snow Dragon is stuck in the icepack and Aurora is ordered to maintain station and standby for more “rescue” operations before returning to Australia.
http://english.cntv.cn/program/newsupdate/20140103/104206.shtml
Lov that “Coober Pedy” accent! 😉
I think those Climate Nobel Laureate Ponzi Schemer Quacks might want to phone Al Gore for help. Though they wont have enough Quids to exchange for Oil-Dollars that Al lovs so much (ask Al-Jazerra).

M Courtney

Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.

wfrumkin

Excellent! The end of this cult of warmism will come when everyone laughs at them and their preposterous ideas.

cnxtim

OK, I have decided their is gold in them thar green hills and I have decided to build an E-Commerce site to promote my latest eco-invention, a “Personal Carbon Converter” I mean, why wait for my chance for a Government sponsored fat-cat salary when I can simply pitch a product that does precisely what the devoted want?
So here is how it works, your PCC will automatically absorb carbon (aka CO2) on contact with this noxious vapour, and convert it to oxygen which as far as I know is not yet considered to be an insidious “greenhouse” gas.
And, depending on the model you purchase, it can also produce a variety of eco-friendly food!
Just add water and an idiot with a valid credit card to begin to get your share of the AGW gravy (affiliate programme beginning soon).
And all you have to do to run your PCC is add water, my future is assured, I am off to the Antarctic to make my first franchisee pitch.
(Bitcoins and Paypal are also OK but subject to a 5% surcharge)

Crispin in Waterloo

What a great use of CG art.
There is a crown missing. It should read, “Emperor visits penguins; dons clothes as temperatures decline, sea ice expands; compassed by reality, abandons ship.”

AlexS

“Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.”
Yeah, i don’t think this adds anything.

Caz Jones

M Courtney says:
January 3, 2014 at 10:38 am
Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.
I am in total agreement with PS mockery. These jokers deserve all the ridicule they get, they show no compassion for the people living in fuel poverty thanks to their crackpot theories.

There is no harm in having a little fun, after all, they did earn the embarrassment. Great cartoon!

You have to love mockery. The ones who can’t abide it are the one who need it most.
“Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make them cringe.”

Richard Lawson

Cheshirered:
Just brilliant. Wish I had have thought of this one myself.

D. B. Cooper

An entire season of real science ruined by these AGW propaganda seeking hysterics?
“Three icebreakers weren’t able to rescue this Professor of Climate Change. At least one of those icebreakers was interrupted delivering vital supplies to other scientists. Here’s what hydrologist Joe McConnell told a journalist via e-mail:
The Australian ice breaker Aurora Australis was here at Casey [Station, Antarctica] in the process of unloading the coming year’s supplies for the station, as well as a number of researchers and their science gear for this summer’s activities, when the emergency response request was issued. The Australians shut down the unloading very quickly and left within a few hours after the request arrived but only about a third of the resupply was completed and a lot of that science gear was still on board. …
The short- and long-term impacts on the Australian science program are pronounced as you can imagine and I understand it is the same for both the Chinese and French programs since their icebreakers were diverted, too. I’ll be sitting down to New Year’s Eve dinner in a few minutes with a number of Australian researchers including the director of the Australian Antarctic Division Tony Fleming – many of these guys can’t complete the research they’ve been planning for years because some or all of their science gear still is on the Aurora. [bold added]”
http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2014/01/02/professor-of-climate-change-chris-turney/

Stephen Richards

Just read a report that Snow Dragon is stuck in the icepack and Aurora is ordered to maintain station and standby for more “rescue” operations before returning to Australia.
Sadly the aurora was on an urgent resupply mission for the aussie antarctic base when it was diverted for these clowns.

Stephen Richards

AlexS says:
January 3, 2014 at 10:55 am
“Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.”
Yeah, i don’t think this adds anything
You are pathetic. Stupidity deserves mockery in fact it earns it. In the end it may be the one thing that saves another 30,000 lives a year in the UK alone.

Paul Westhaver

I can see no end to the deserved mocking of those self-serving liars at the Guardian.
Keep it up Josh et al.
Journalists…. they call themselves. ha!
some more to try in the banner…
“Making the ship wait here while we take this self-serving photo-op…Ignoring that pesky panic stricken captain who is afraid of a little ice. He must be one of those DENIERS. He can wait… pass the weed man.”

john

It’s always a pleasure to see Josh’s work!
These environmentalist need to grow up. Even the Judge here blew my mind.
http://www.icenews.is/2014/01/01/elves-delay-iceland-road-building-project/
Elf advocates and environmentalists have joined forces in Iceland to stop a large-scale road project that was due to take place in a region where elves are believed to live.
A judge ruled that the highway project be cancelled because there is a chance elves could be living on the barren landscape it was going to take place on.
Elf advocates and environmentalists have been doing everything they can to make the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission change its mind about the controversial road.
The road would have run from Reykjavik to the Alftanes peninsula. The landscape between the capital and the peninsula is home to an elf church, and campaigners think elves may live there.
The Friends of Lava campaign got so much support that the project has been put on hold until Iceland’s Supreme Court rules on the issue. The group claims the road-building project would have an environmental and cultural impact, including impacting the lives of the elves.

cnxtim

Brings new insight into the old term; “off with the pixies”

M Courtney

Stephen Richards, I bow to no-one in my contempt for these polar failures. I’ve mocked them here and I’ve mocked them there and I’ve mocked them on the Guardian (although strangely I can’t find the evidence now).
But I have mocked them for what they have done. Not for what I imagine they might have done.
There is a difference.

KevinM

Off topic curiosity.
This big storm in the NE USA is suppsed to suck a huge mass of cold air from the North polar region down through Canada. Does that not mean that a (relatively) warmer air mass will be sucked into the North polar rgion behind it?
I want to watch the JAXA and see if it has an anomylous drop in the next three weeks. Incoming Russian? air wouldn’t really be warm, but maybe less cold.

DirkH

Cheshirered says:
January 3, 2014 at 10:13 am
“This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs.”
Well, that’s a new tactic. Copying the Guardian’s Komment Macht Frei censor message on skeptics blogs in the hope of awakening the impression that skeptics run a comment extermination camp like the leftists at the Guardian. Don’t think it’ll work though. But all else has failed, why not try this, hmm?

DirkH

Stephen Richards says:
January 3, 2014 at 11:31 am
“You are pathetic. Stupidity deserves mockery in fact it earns it. In the end it may be the one thing that saves another 30,000 lives a year in the UK alone.”
Can’t your pensioners just leave the country, re-enter it pretending to be Arabs, and get free stuff from the government?

Paul in Sweden

When the set of playing cards with the photographs and quips of the 52 Clitanic tourists is available it will be difficult to choose a favorite. Currently I am leaning towards milkshake boy but I am just wondering who will be anointed to be on the Joker Cards. -Paul

Allan Jorgenson

Perhaps the actual picture of the ship stuck in ice will become as iconic as the Polar Bear on an ice flow.
OK, I know it will never happen. But it should.
Great cartoon.

Leon Brozyna

Josh on the Guardian … that would be like splashing holy water on a vampire.

Doug UK

AlexS says:
January 3, 2014 at 10:55 am
“Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.”
Yeah, i don’t think this adds anything.
………………………………
Niether do I
Josh’s cartoon is excellent on its own – why on earth would anyone need to fabricate where it was published?
Come ON GUYS!
It is NOT the role of true sceptics to fabricate ANYTHING!
This is a bad idea!!!!!
Very disappointing.

RomanM

I don’t understand what the objection is against mild ridicule of either the Guardian or its environmental reporters who were playing “Antarctic explorer” on the ice.
The original caption on the picture read (somewhat grandiosely) “Alok and Laurence Topham unfurl the Guardian’s Antarctica flag. Photograph: Laurence Topham for the Guardian”. I thought that the somewhat bland flag would be better replaced by Josh’ wonderful cartoon which had already appeared earlier on WUWT. It appears to me that it was a distinct improvement on the original photo. 😉
As far as “fabrication” goes, that’s a stretch! Who is claiming that the photo represents reality?

AlexS

Yes, manipulating images is what the warmist side does in Soviet style.
For me photographies are something almost sacred.

David, UK

Well done Roman, you gave me a real laugh-out-loud moment!

RockyRoad

The Berlin Wall came down because of a media mistake.
Maybe the same thing will happen with the Warmista meme.
Both the Berlin Wall and the Warmista meme have a lot in common-from throttling independent thought to independent travel:
In both, self-pious masters imposed controls on individual freedoms, and for the same purpose .
Hence, it is time to mock to the max!
After all, we’re dealing with “Climate Scientits” here.
Don’t forget they are the enemy of all mankind–especially the most vulnerable and least capable among us.

David, UK

Doug, UK: Oh please, just get a life, why don’t you. This isn’t “fabrication” – no one’s trying to pass it off as reality. It’s a visual joke, nothing more, nothing less.

AlexS

“As far as “fabrication” goes, that’s a stretch! Who is claiming that the photo represents reality?”
The photo itself. Do you think one year form now, two, five years all this information is attached it?

Jeff

Maybe could change @loztopham in the tweet caption to @lotzospam –
I suspect they’ll be eating a lot of that if they don’t get out of that ice soon.
(SPAM, what torture to a Vegan….)
….though years ago we often wondered how much meat was actually in there…:)

bubbagyro

They do a good job of self-mockery, ’tis true, I saw a young “researcher” being interviewed on TV, I think it was on the Whether Channel (whether they state the truth or not , usually not).
The young lady said she would sit tight (this was before the rescue) and have some gin and tonic and “study”. True dat. I’m glad they had the staples they needed, while the Antarctic station probably just needed food or oil or what not.
I wonder what her curriculum entailed. I’m sure beer pong 101 is a 4-credit course, since it entails a lab.

Caz Jones

What I find really offensive is, these people planned an expedition where they would be walking on the shoulders of giants. Following in the footsteps of Shackleton and Mawson, you would expect some respect and awe for what their predecessors endured. Instead, we got whinges about the lack of milkshakes and blog posts about partying. As a previous poster said, these people disgust me.

Jeff

Actually there was some question in another thread about whether the Penguins had been
Photoshopped in…so the photo may be somewhat of a, er, moving target in any case…
I think it’s a stretch to call the tweeted pic serious photography when presented as pompously
as it was (OK, it was the Grauniad in the cathedral of CAGW, but still…).
It says they’re greeted by a group of Adélie Penguins, but it appears that all but one
are ignoring them (perhaps that’s Adélie?).

TomRude

“Independent, foundation-funded”, visibly not a contradiction can deter hilarious editor Douglas Fisher in propaganding:
http://www.straight.com/news/559976/media-climate-coverage-soared-2013-spurred-energy-issues-and-weather
Given the Clitanic disaster (almost) avoided, 2014 is gearing up to be quite a year…

Lil Fella from OZ
Ulrich Elkmann

D. B. Cooper says:
January 3, 2014 at 11:15 am
+++++++++++
NoTricksZone reports on an article in Le Monde:
http://notrickszone.com/2014/01/03/french-le-monde-follows-revkin-blasts-turneys-antarctic-joy-ride-for-disrupting-real-antarctic-science/
<>
Seems like the Turkey has seriously p***ed off some real scientists and should be glad for any minute his arrival at Casey Station is delayed

Cheshirered

@ DirkH
See Richard Lawson….

CRS, DrPH

M Courtney says:
January 3, 2014 at 10:38 am
Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery. There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.

The Photoshop treatment is excellent! The original shows that the flag was simply an “infommercial” for the BBC. I give it two thumbs up.

Bruce Cobb

Some people just don’t get satire.

Gunga Din

Caz Jones says:
January 3, 2014 at 10:58 am

M Courtney says:
January 3, 2014 at 10:38 am
Not sure I agree with Photoshop mockery.
There are plenty of authentic reasons to mock them, after all.

I am in total agreement with PS mockery. These jokers deserve all the ridicule they get, they show no compassion for the people living in fuel poverty thanks to their crackpot theories.

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If this was presented or could be seen as a genuine photo then I’d say it was wrong to deceive. But that’s not the case here. It’s a joke. And a good one. About the only way to improve on Josh’s original!

cnxtim

People and organisations that do ridiculous things deserve ridicule.
This world has become mired in asinine “political correctness” to the detriment of free speech – let me begin by ridiculing that!

clipe

Jaime Jessop @Balinteractive
Could the Queen not rush through a knighthood for Chris Turney for services to global warming scepticism? #spiritofmawson
7:39 AM – 2 Jan 2014
http://joannenova.com.au/2014/01/australian-taxpayers-will-pay-400000-cost-for-climate-scientists-ship-stuck-in-ice-total-cost-millions/

Rick K

cnxtim says: “People and organisations that do ridiculous things deserve ridicule.
This world has become mired in asinine “political correctness” to the detriment of free speech – let me begin by ridiculing that!”
———————
I’ll second that!

richard

I would have liked to see all the penguins hooked up to ropes, Turnkey shouting ” on the count of three….pull”

papiertigre

So let’s mock the Guardian for what they have done.
This is what the Guardian reported about the ship stranding, in a story headlined Five Basic Antarctica Facts For Climate Change Sceptics.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/antarctic-ship-stranding-delights-climate-change-sceptics?commentpage=1
(don’t bother commenting there. One of the Guardians community standards is that you have to be a full throated global warming warbler in echo chamber mode to avoid comment deletion – similar to wikipedia and/or climate progress standards)
Most of the points are along the line of teaching grandma to suck eggs.
Only one sticks out in my mind.

3. Climate change is having varying impacts
Studies have found Antarctica has lost about 100bn tonnes of continental ice a year since 1993, causing the global sea level to rise by about 0.2mm a year.
The latest climate report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released last year, said there was “high confidence” that the Antarctic ice sheet had been losing ice during the past two decades, mainly from the northern and western parts of the continent, near South America.
“There is high confidence that ice shelves around the Antarctic peninsula continue a long-term trend of retreat and partial collapse that began decades ago,” the report added.
But this loss, caused by warming oceans, has been countered by an increase in ice in the Ross Sea region. This is the result of a range of factors, including climate change.
“There has been an increase in snowfall in parts of the Antarctic, especially the east Antarctic where the ship is,” Press said.
“That increase in snowfall can be attributed to warmer temperatures. It’s a pretty basic principle of science that increased air humidity causes precipitation if it’s warm enough or snow if it’s cold enough. It’s very cold in the Antarctic, so it snows.”

They assert that Antarctica is melting away at the rate of 100bn tonnes of ice a year, which is unmitigated horse manure, and worse, link to the cover page of the IPCC AR5 (the whole damned thing in other words) to support this assertion.
To them their pleasure cruise being stuck fast in record sea ice on a route that 83 years ago was open ice free water is due to global warming!
See, according to them the ice is melt water run off from the continent’s interior.
Fertile ground for a good round of mocking, I think.
For instance, Camp Casey, where the wayward band is being rescued to is the home for scientists studying Law Dome. Law Dome has an extensive history, which includes the original sites (S2) being buried by 15 meters of ice between 1957 and 1996.
History of Wilkes Station, S2 Trip
Is 15 meters of ice a lot? I’m handicapped by being American. It just seems to me that if you have to sink a mine shaft to get to the front door of what was once a suface structure, maybe that’s a sign the ice hasn’t been melting.