From the Cabot Institute blog, where we await them posting the full videos of the Cook and Mann lectures. The “lewpaper” cartoon from Josh gets a cameo appearance in this video.
The entire video below, is a bit late on the latest Internet meme. The video is accompanied by this description:
Cabot Institute Director Prof Rich Pancost has been nominated by fellow colleague Prof Steve Lewandowsky to do the Arctic Sea Ice Bucket challenge to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on Arctic sea ice and to help raise funds for climate research.
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Oddly, there’s no mention on the Cabot Institute blog of the original reason for the Ice Bucket Challenge, ALS reseach Funding. It seems our friends have co-opted that chartable Internet sensation into it being all about them and clowning around about sea ice instead. There didn’t even seem to be any ice in that bucket, but maybe they think all the ice has already melted. Clowning around aside, you’d think they’d have the presence of mind to mention the ALS charitable cause somewhere, but sadly, no. They say instead “…to help raise funds for climate research“. Gosh they have over a billion pledged already from governments.