Hump Day Hilarity – warming at a snails pace

Josh writes:

A post by Richard Betts on how the 2 degree limit is like a speed limit just begged for a cartoon! So I did one: On BH now


As Richard Betts notes here “I see the ‘2 degree limit’ as rather like a speed limit on a road”. And which is also quite an apt metaphor for the pause in global temperatures – slower than a not very extinct snail.


Cartoons by Josh

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October 29, 2014 4:41 pm

The Muppet Office’s Muppetmobile travelling to the next gravy train.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  ConfusedPhoton
October 29, 2014 4:53 pm

Obviously not an “S” car.

Eustace Cranch
Reply to  Mike McMillan
October 29, 2014 5:42 pm

Ouch. Well played, sir!

Reply to  Mike McMillan
October 29, 2014 6:10 pm

Gees. You should see that…… “S” car go !!!

Reply to  Mike McMillan
October 29, 2014 8:56 pm


Reply to  Mike McMillan
October 30, 2014 7:02 am

Speaking of S models. I saw a black Telsa S model in Washington DC last weekend, with the DC license plate “WATTSUP”. Don’t they are a reader of this blog though.

October 29, 2014 4:46 pm

Another classic! 🙂

October 29, 2014 4:57 pm

Not only has it stalled, but climate is causing real depression for scientists.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Roy
October 29, 2014 5:28 pm

Interesting your linked article talks about Camille Parmesan, being depressed about having to explain climate change after having found a “huge climate signal,” when Jim Steele has shown here at WUWT that virtually all of her supposed signals are rooted in careless population analyses, here, for example, and here and here.
All of them are here. Camille Parmesan, to my knowledge, has never shown up here to contest, dispute, or correct Jim Steele’s analyses. She’d undoubtedly be politely received. I’ve no doubt whatever that Anthony would be very ready and willing, even eager, to host any essay she might choose to submit.

michael hart
Reply to  Pat Frank
October 29, 2014 6:14 pm

Yes, she sounds quite cheesed-off.

Reply to  Pat Frank
October 30, 2014 6:14 am

I suspect that all kinds of unqualified people are doing all kinds of things they are unqualified for, due to powerful computers and sophisticated software ubiquity. It’s easier to feign competence from behind an electrified fooling machine.

Reply to  Roy
October 29, 2014 5:45 pm

Not for scientists but for pseudoscientists. The former are always working within Theories of Science. The later are trying their best using Fallacies.

Reply to  norah4you
October 30, 2014 12:25 pm

Amazing, the warmists manage to use all of the Fallacies.

Reply to  Bear
October 30, 2014 6:33 pm

I noticed that long ago…. I for one thought that it wasn’t possible to pass the Master essay/thesis without having been taught to understand what science is… but I guess I was wrong.

Reply to  Roy
October 29, 2014 6:31 pm

“Parmesan has a pretty serious stake in the field. In 2007, she shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for her work as a lead author of the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).”
Haven’t we been over this before with a guy named Mann?

Reply to  Harold
October 30, 2014 8:06 am

Yep. A blurb from the university where she works also falsely awards her a Nobel. These people just thrive on an overinflated c.v.
“Plymouth University and the National Marine Aquarium held a unique event to celebrate the arrival in Plymouth of Professor Camille Parmesan, a Nobel prize-winning scientist and the newly-appointed National Marine Aquarium Chair in Public Understanding of Oceans and Human Health within the University’s Marine Institute.”

Reply to  Roy
October 29, 2014 7:02 pm

They blame us! I guess it’s for approaching climate with empirical science.

Reply to  Roy
October 29, 2014 7:36 pm

I just posted a comment about Camille Parmesan’s claim that she won a Nobel prize at the link you gave. Just 3 straightforward, factual sentences, and I linked back to this article.
Guess what? Grist deleted it! Now I am even happier that WUWT has kicked Grist’s butt for the past three years in the Weblog Awards.
These people can’t seem to care that censorship costs them site traffic. Or they do understand it, but they have petty moderators who censor comments that don’t toe the Party line.
Feel free to mention Ms Parmesan there. But don’t be surprised if they censor you, too [you have to refresh the page to see if your comment is still there].

Martin C
Reply to  dbstealey
October 29, 2014 9:23 pm

aaaawwwww . . I just left the website to the Grist article on ‘Tips and Notes’ – should have known it would have been talked about already . . . ! What a HILARIOUS article. I left a common about how Jim Steele feels about Camille Parmesan on Dr. Curry’s website.

October 29, 2014 5:02 pm

So when the brakes fail, the car will roll backward down-temp?

Reply to  Brad
October 30, 2014 7:18 am

isn’t that the way they recharge their batteries ? by rolling backwards?

October 29, 2014 5:12 pm

/imagination on
The imagination is tempted by Josh’s work. Is that the proverbial road to catastrophe that they think they are on? If they think so then they are perhaps in for a surprise. Imagine just over that hill is the diner called ‘The Last Stop Before the End of The Holocene”. It is the end of ‘hot’ but it cool.
imagination off/

October 29, 2014 5:14 pm

Thanks, Josh.

Sweet Old Bob
October 29, 2014 5:19 pm

Needs mile marker ” 18 YRS” just behind the car !

masInt branch 4 C3I in is
October 29, 2014 5:53 pm


October 29, 2014 6:12 pm

What, no indignant comments from global temperature “pause/hiatus” deniers!
Come on hotwhopper, surely you deny the pause?

October 29, 2014 6:27 pm

A snail passing a Citroen ugly duck. Yeah, I get it.

October 29, 2014 7:13 pm

In New Zealand we have a TELCO called 2Degrees that has 97% coverage. Strange how theses particular numbers continue to pop up.
The universe may need to SELECT FLOOR(RAND(∞)*(∞)+1);
There is a weird correlation forming….

Joel O'Bryan
October 29, 2014 10:18 pm

Does he know he is driving on the Wrong side of the road? 🙂

John in Oz
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
October 29, 2014 11:48 pm

AGW is supposedly global, not US-centric.
In Oz we drive on the right side of the road – that is, the left side.

John in Oz
Reply to  John in Oz
October 29, 2014 11:49 pm

Perhaps they are on the wrong side of the argument

Olaus Petri
October 30, 2014 12:08 am

Is it a real snail or one that the accelerating global warming has made exstinct?

Nigel S
Reply to  Olaus Petri
October 30, 2014 6:21 am

Another effect of climate change, supercharged snails. They’ll soon be outrunning French chefs.

October 30, 2014 5:03 am

Now I want escargots with parmesan cheese.
Bunch of jerks…

Bruce Cobb
October 30, 2014 5:27 am

There’s something wrong with the CO2 “fuel”. Maybe someone needs to check under the hood.

Nigel S
October 30, 2014 6:17 am

Look on the bright side. They’re still getting fantastic mileage.

October 30, 2014 6:29 am

I just had to share:
Gave me a belly laugh this morning

Reply to  Francisco
October 30, 2014 7:22 am

Reminds me of all those people buying property in Arizona waiting for the “Big One”.

October 30, 2014 10:28 am

Nice to see the steering wheel on the correct side!

Nigel S
October 30, 2014 1:18 pm

The gear stick on a 2CV is quite hockey stick shaped. Maybe they just need to fiddle with that a bit.

October 30, 2014 2:58 pm

2 degrees c Josh? the DECC of Britain can of course keep the globe below that speed limit. And, of course, run Britains energy policy. ….Like this….One wheel on our wagon…

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