Hump Day Hilarity – Josh on 'The Pause' coming of age

Josh writes:

Today is the official birthday of the pause. James Delingpole says so and he is, as we know, always right – especially when he is quoting BishopHill.

What will the Pause do next? Get a job? Go on a gap year? Maybe go to college and rack up some proper student debt. Who knows, but it’s worth celebrating the good news that the planet’s temperatures are not accelerating to thermageddon.

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Michael D
October 1, 2014 8:52 am

Still has an identity crisis. Feels like most people don’t know who he really is. Feels like he’s going nowhere.

Reply to  Michael D
October 1, 2014 9:19 am

Yes, but he is being dogged by the powers that be for being unruly and not doing what they say.

Reply to  denniswingo
October 1, 2014 12:08 pm

Thankfully, coming from a wealthy family, his history will be white washed and adjusted to make him seem more competent.

Robert W Turner
Reply to  Michael D
October 1, 2014 12:27 pm

The poor pause is like a neglected child. Most of the time the climate consensus committee pretends the poor kid doesn’t exist. Then when they finally acknowledge his existence from it’s only to say that he isn’t important and he will soon be forgotten. There really needs to be a foundation for neglected science.

Man Bearpig
October 1, 2014 9:24 am

Absolute classic !

October 1, 2014 9:28 am

Middle child syndrom again: born after the Nuclear Winter older brother and before the y2k little sister. No wonder ‘he’ feels so lost…..

October 1, 2014 9:36 am

As with most 18 year olds he is being rebellious and not doing what his parents (climate researchers) say.

October 1, 2014 9:40 am

Yep, you can get a car.
You can get it by paying for it with the money you earn by being useful to somebody.
(FAO green lobbyists.)

October 1, 2014 9:58 am

I think he needs to be 21 before people will start treating him seriously…

October 1, 2014 10:26 am

In the US Mr. Pause now can vote. But will he throw the bums out in November?

October 1, 2014 10:34 am

No, you can’t have a car…we can’t afford the insurance. BUT, if you are SCOTTISH you can vote to destroy your future, and your economy for the sake of your LEFTIST agenda. Please do. Then when you finance your agenda with your OIL (North Sea), we can laugh at the dichotomy of your actions versus words!

Reply to  Max Hugoson
October 1, 2014 11:51 am

Correctomundo, Max. Scotland and the UK both dodged a bullet on that one.
‘Tribalism’ is just another way of saying: “Divide and conquer”. It comes from somewhere… and it ain’t the US of A.

Alan McIntire
Reply to  Max Hugoson
October 1, 2014 1:29 pm

I was disappointed that Scotland went so far as to have a VOTE on the issue. I always imagined Scots as behaving like Adam Smith and Scrooge McDuck.

Reply to  Alan McIntire
October 1, 2014 9:53 pm

But a vote quite often settles the issue and provides a measure of clarity.
The US had a similar situation and instead of acknowledging the vote, ~640,000 American soldiers died.
I would have preferred a vote.

October 1, 2014 10:36 am

Is the pause …’extreme’ and is Josh being extremist
As the UK government might have something to say about that …

Reply to  Anoneumouse
October 2, 2014 4:38 am

Theresa May will be banned by future governments for being a disruptive extremist. As well as extremely unpleasant to look at or listen too.

October 1, 2014 10:44 am

Unless the economy turns around, he will most likely remained unemployed until it is time for his retirement.
Like all too many of the rest of us.

October 1, 2014 10:47 am

It gets a vote now.

Julian Williams in Wales
October 1, 2014 10:53 am

18 year olds are good at being irresponsible and spending money

October 1, 2014 11:31 am

I thought adulthood started at age 26 now.

October 1, 2014 11:34 am

Just to rephrase: no child alive today, none of the millions of kids who have been indoctrinated all of their lives at school with global warming hysteria, have ever lived in a world where the globe has been warming.

October 1, 2014 11:49 am

Never trust a Pause under 30.

Reply to  Charles Rotter
October 2, 2014 4:39 am

you need to wait till you are at least 50 to get a Mann-o-pause.

John Coleman
October 1, 2014 12:01 pm

Yes, that would be only mini pause

October 1, 2014 12:18 pm

Happy birthday now ….


October 1, 2014 12:40 pm

Two more years and the pause will be able to buy a beer.

Retired Engineer
Reply to  rh
October 1, 2014 12:50 pm

Well, three years in these parts, but that might release even more CO2.
A good thing, could keep the Pause from getting colder.
Although a Cold One sounds rather good right now.

Lloyd Martin Hendaye
October 1, 2014 1:45 pm

Come 2022, no “millennial” will have experienced Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW). Of course, since over 4.5 billion years there never has been such a thing, no-one else has either– we’re looking at you, Hansen, Jones, Mann, McKibben, Trenberth, not to mention Paul Ehrlich, John (“Seething Maggots”) Holdren, Keith Farnish, Kentti Linkola, Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber.
As Earth’s 70-year Grand Solar Minimum proceeds on schedule, quite possibly preceding reversion to a periodic Pleistocene Ice Time, what will Warmist deviants do then, poor things?

Tony in Oman
Reply to  Lloyd Martin Hendaye
October 1, 2014 11:24 pm

They will jump ship, and turn into global cooling alarmists- that’s what ‘Sir’ Crispin Tickell did- wrote an alarmist book about global cooling then a decade later had an important role in convincing Thatcher about global warming

Reply to  Lloyd Martin Hendaye
October 2, 2014 4:46 am

To be fair, Anthropogenic Global Warming, catastrophic or otherwise, does need the presence of at least one human.
And we haven’t been around 4.5 billion years, so unless there is some kind of quantum tunnelling into the past we can’t actually be held responsible for wiping out e.g. the 90% to 96% of all species that shuffled off their mortal coils in the Permian–Triassic extinction event …even in theory.

October 1, 2014 2:08 pm

Just for fun…can we call it a Mann-o-pause? LOL!

Reply to  1957chev
October 1, 2014 2:26 pm

It could be the menopause of the global warming hype. There are already signs that it’s fertility needs artificial stimulation.

Reply to  Bebben
October 2, 2014 12:49 pm

And artificial stimulation, like global warming hype, is a very profitable business….

October 1, 2014 3:04 pm

When you said “hilarity” and “Josh” I was sure you had something from the WH press secretary…no kidding.

Reply to  inMAGICn
October 1, 2014 9:55 pm

They only deal in sick humor… It’s their substitution for the truth.

October 1, 2014 5:16 pm

If you are younger than 36yo and older than 44yo then less than half your life has experienced Global Warming.
It’s time to panic children.

Reply to  old44
October 2, 2014 1:06 pm

I feel really cold now. The gentle veil of hypothermia descends, like Donkey in Schreck I can’t feel my toes…(“Hey! I don’t have any toes!”) and the polar bears are closing in. But I don’t panic, I have my little gospel book of climate models, they will see me throu…..

October 1, 2014 6:52 pm

I saw the pause walking into a bar, giving rise to lowering the bar. It gave me chills, hot flashes and pause for thought.

October 1, 2014 7:43 pm

My My 18 years, how old does he have to be before we can stop worrying about the grandchildren?

October 1, 2014 8:11 pm

That can’t be true, the pravda of boston ( the boston globe) reported yesturday on it’s font page,
That boston will become like Venice, with a 7 foot sea rise by 2100!

Reply to  John piccirilli
October 1, 2014 8:55 pm

Boston started out like Venice, with a narrow point holding onto the land by the slimmest of one tiny one-lane dirt road down the neck. The rest of Boston is man-made by filling the Bay.

Pamela Gray
October 1, 2014 8:43 pm

I raised two boys and one girl. Both boys had the smelliest feet EVA! While the girl was…let’s not go there. Anyway what is it about 18 year old boys and their &%$#@ feet???????

Reply to  Pamela Gray
October 1, 2014 8:53 pm

M’Lady, rejoice in the fact that you ARE a “lady” …
Boys? Teen-Age boys?
Well, at some point in life, they need to get handed over to a (competent and knowledgeable) drill sergeant or chief petty officer (depending on whether or not they float) and get the pink kicked out of them while they get their hands (and feet) very, very dirty whilst earning a wage.
Somewhere in the middle of that dirt and hardship and smelly toes, they turn into something you can trust your girls to.

Reply to  RACookPE1978
October 1, 2014 9:57 pm


Reply to  Pamela Gray
October 1, 2014 10:28 pm

My 60+ year-old feet don’t smell to bad these days. A lot better than when they were 18. Then again, perhaps changing my socks daily instead of once a week helps….

Reply to  Ric Werme
October 1, 2014 10:29 pm

to -> too. Grr.

Reply to  Ric Werme
October 2, 2014 4:47 am

Yes. ‘clean socks every day’ is the key.

Bob Diaz
October 1, 2014 10:30 pm

The good news is that the Pause is now old enough to vote in November Elections.
I wonder how log it will be before we hear that the Pause was caused by “Global Warming” or that the Pause is “Proof” of Global Warming.

Reply to  Bob Diaz
October 2, 2014 1:19 pm

Kids need to oppose their parents, right? (Or is it “oppause”?) So young Pause will probably vote against the present president’s party.
You can’t have a Pause without having a Cause (that’s a nice slogan for the Greens?), for the pause. Therefore, any pause in global warming must ultimately stem from global warming, and that’s why global warming is the cause of its own pause. (Try saying that very quickly after a few beers.). Without global warming, there would not have BEEN any pause!

October 2, 2014 4:48 am

Oh the pause is already proof of global warming. Its ‘unpredendented global weather’ just like they warned you about.

October 2, 2014 6:08 am

Josh got it right except he needs bell-bottom jeans.
Oh wait, that was the 70s….

Vince Causey
October 2, 2014 7:50 am

If only Josh’s cartoon could be shown to everyone in the world. Millions would be dumbfounded and incredulous. Millions would google “the pause” and see for the first time what has been kept from them.
If only . . .

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