Almost Friday Funny – Sheep Mountain in outline

Josh writes: There’s an excellent post over at Climate Audit on Sheep Mountain which seemed too good not to cartoon.

Regular readers will recognise the familiar outline of the landscape (a graph that was in the IPCC’s First Assessment Report) and there’s a relevant 2009 post here on WUWT


Cartoons by Josh

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The Ol' Seadog.
December 11, 2014 3:22 pm

old construction worker
Reply to  The Ol' Seadog.
December 11, 2014 3:48 pm

Its sounds like they are calling Bill Nye’s name. BILLLLL, BILLLLL, BILLLLL

Rob Dawg
December 11, 2014 3:23 pm

Sheep know the sound of academic robes.

Nigel S
Reply to  Rob Dawg
December 11, 2014 11:28 pm

and wellington boots

Joe Crawford
Reply to  Nigel S
December 12, 2014 10:17 am

I was told them boots was illegal in Wyoming.

December 11, 2014 3:32 pm

That is so clever.
But it requires more in depth knowledge than the King William’s College Quiz.
Almost as funny as it is cryptic.

December 11, 2014 4:33 pm

Josh is wicked-clever, and McIntyre is wicked-smart
Great combo
Anyone who disbelieves the MWP was global needs to answer this question: What is found underneath the receding front of every glacier on every continent (except Antarctica)? Fossil forests and(or) remains of human habitation.
So, what was the climate like before the glacier covered up the evidence?
That’s right, boys and girls – – it had to have been warmer than today – – at 270 ppm CO2

Jimmy Haigh.
December 11, 2014 4:54 pm

Oh! Very good!

December 11, 2014 6:27 pm

Gore Bull weirding is Mann made. pg

December 11, 2014 6:46 pm

Dare I be a party pooper with my usual mantra
(Joss’s skyline is of Central England only;other places had peaks in different medieval centuries. Compare with these attempt at a global graph which has a Carolingian peak: )
But, anyway, it reminds me of another pun on the author’s name in a Nature op-ed back in 1974. This was when CRU was threatened with closure mostly on account of its failure to win grants from the British gov funding bodies:

Neil Jordan
December 11, 2014 8:00 pm

Extreme sheep herding by the Baaa-Studs, 2009:

Steve McIntyre
December 11, 2014 8:42 pm

Josh has outdone even himself with the cleverness of this landscape. Readers need to check the link to fully appreciate its wittiness.

December 12, 2014 7:46 am

Baaaa Baaaa Black Sheep . . . . .

Reply to  John Whitman
December 12, 2014 7:52 am

. . . . I feel a little woolly ’cause I am still searching for the punch line . . . .
I will endeavor to persevere.

Reply to  John Whitman
December 12, 2014 12:04 pm

I just finished reading McIntyre’s post at CA entitled ‘Sheep Mountain Update’.
So, Josh’s “In like a lyin’, out like a lamb” was a funny punch line, even though delayed several hours from first reading his cartoon.
It was worth the research to get the punch line.

December 12, 2014 8:30 am

Just check the baaaa code

Gary Hladik
December 12, 2014 1:39 pm

The Sheep Mountain “divergence” is no problem for the dendroclimatologists. Like the Tiljander sediments, the new dendro results can be flipped upside down, fed into the Mann-o-matic, and–presto!–we’re still doomed! 🙂

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