Hump Day Hilarity – Game Show Climate

Political cartoonist Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle sees what you and I do – that any weather event can be pinned on climate change.

The warm weather on the eastern half of the USA this winter has prompted  many climate alarmists blame it on global warming/climate change/climate disruption even though in 1955, a similarly warm and record breaking warm winter occurred well before CO2 was out of the “safe” zone as some call it. This map illustrates:

2015-12-24-03-48-35-1

h/t to Steve Goddard

McKee of course sees right through the hype of blaming any weather event on climate change with this cartoon…

wheel-of-climate

What is funny is that there was some climate scientists who actually did a paper and a wheel of climate as a PR prop

see this http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/05/26/how-not-to-make-a-climate-photo-op/

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Juan Slayton
December 30, 2015 4:43 pm

Wheel, Steve, it’s wheel
[fixed – Thank you ~Mod]

Juan Slayton
Reply to  Juan Slayton
December 30, 2015 4:45 pm

or Anthony….

RichardLH
Reply to  Juan Slayton
December 30, 2015 4:46 pm

Well, well, well.

toorightmate
Reply to  RichardLH
December 30, 2015 4:52 pm

That was the story of “The Three Wells”
Happy New Year to all..

Ed Macaulay
Reply to  RichardLH
December 30, 2015 5:16 pm

So what do you want to do with 3 holes in the ground.

RichardLH
Reply to  RichardLH
December 30, 2015 5:26 pm

It was a pun on the spelling mistake – too oblique?

TonyL
Reply to  RichardLH
December 30, 2015 6:40 pm

That’s a very deep subject.

RichardLH
Reply to  RichardLH
December 31, 2015 12:43 am

I wonder if Climate can be calibrated by the water level, or is that only the rain?

Janice the Elder
Reply to  Juan Slayton
December 30, 2015 8:00 pm

“and a heel of climate” . . . which I would suppose could be Dr. Mann?

Dodgy Geezer
December 30, 2015 4:45 pm

Would Michael Mann be a ‘heel of climate’? (para 4)

Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
December 30, 2015 5:17 pm

¿ingrown toenail?

Craig
December 30, 2015 4:46 pm

Hi Anthony, hope you have a great new year! Don’t won’t to nitpick but their is a spelling mistake on 4th line down, ‘climate chnage’, just saying.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Craig
December 30, 2015 9:35 pm

There’s also this “there was some climate scientists”, or maybe AW has spent some time in West Virginia 😉

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 30, 2015 11:19 pm

Hey, hey, hey! Let’s watch the gratuitous slams of other states. Anthony’s travails with typos and grammar in this article have as much to do with WV as “extreme weather” has to do with CO2.
(BS Geology, West Virginia University class of 1979)

Samuel C. Cogar
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 31, 2015 5:48 am

“Yepper”, youse is right, James S.
Me thinks Jeff A is one of those persons that literally believes everything he hears on TV about us WV Hillbillies and likes to repeat and/or criticize them in a silly attempt to infer or imply he possesses a far superior educational expertise.
I use verbiage in my posted commentary that I think is best understood by my reading audience and am not the least bit interested in trying to impress an English Major who thinks “proofreading” is the greatest thing since “sliced bread” was invented.
(AB Physical and Biological Science, Glenville State College class of 1962)

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Craig
December 30, 2015 10:10 pm

won’t? their?
Place the fancy phone down, lift your hands above your head, and back away slowly.

Harrowsceptic
Reply to  Craig
December 31, 2015 12:44 am

Hi Craig
Not to nitpick but their should be there

Craig
December 30, 2015 4:47 pm

Lol, I’ve done it as well! Ok everybody, line me up😜

clipe
Reply to  Craig
December 30, 2015 7:27 pm

their you go

clipe
Reply to  clipe
December 30, 2015 7:34 pm

didn’t won’t to get out of bed this morning?

Reply to  Craig
December 30, 2015 10:21 pm

Wear wood yew lye cus two “line you up”?

Hot under the collar
Reply to  Craig
December 31, 2015 9:04 am

Oh deer the speling standerds our realy droping hear, we dont wont bad spelers and theyre elk here.
As for the Well, I’m sure Anthony will be looking into it. : )

Hot under the collar
Reply to  Hot under the collar
December 31, 2015 9:26 am

Many a true word is spoken in jest!
The wheel of climate change cartoon is funnier by far than these spelling puns because it’s deadly accurate.

Menicholas
Reply to  Craig
December 31, 2015 6:22 pm

Eye thawlt yew do’d eht awn porpoise.

December 30, 2015 4:59 pm

Long, long ago in a galaxy far far away there was no cargo cult climate psuedo-science.
Here today there is.
John

joelobryan
Reply to  John Whitman
December 30, 2015 8:45 pm

But if you close your mind and click your heels together 3 times and say:
“There’s no place like the caring arms of Big Brother.” then all will be well.
Also, enjoy the koolaid and the Emperor’s magnificent clothes.

joelobryan
Reply to  joelobryan
December 30, 2015 8:48 pm

not a comment on you John (above), just a follow-on to your thoughts on how today’s climate scientists (many of them, not all) sold their ethical souls for a grant.

Reply to  joelobryan
December 30, 2015 10:08 pm

Did you mean to say “all will be wheel”? *couldn’t help it*

Reply to  joelobryan
December 31, 2015 6:09 am

joelobryan on December 30, 2015 at 8:45 pm
– – – – – – –
oelobryan,
Yes, it is so in fairy tales and in space opera so should be true in pseudo-science land of CAGW.
John

Goldrider
Reply to  John Whitman
December 31, 2015 6:46 am

And that’s why the re-branding as “climate change,” which can mean ANYTHING, since “global warming” obviously was a poor long-term meme.

December 30, 2015 5:04 pm

Speaking of Hump Day Hilarity
Hump Joke Time!
What do you call a three hump camel?
John

Reply to  John Whitman
December 30, 2015 5:06 pm

Answer: pregnant
John

Reply to  John Whitman
December 30, 2015 10:10 pm

Dang it! I wanted to use the word tridromedary !

Dahlquist
Reply to  John Whitman
December 30, 2015 10:49 pm

Trirastopseudas

joelobryan
Reply to  John Whitman
December 30, 2015 8:50 pm

Answer: another Bill Clinton “score”.

Dahlquist
Reply to  John Whitman
December 30, 2015 10:48 pm

A Hefellump?

Reply to  Dahlquist
December 31, 2015 6:23 am

Dahlquist on December 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm
– – – – – –
Dahlquist,
and woozles
oh bother
John

Brian H
December 30, 2015 5:10 pm

Grammar disaster! was … scientists … etc.

lee
December 30, 2015 5:15 pm

Pedants unite 🙂

RichardLH
Reply to  lee
December 30, 2015 5:27 pm

Wont that tangle the flags?

Gamecock
Reply to  RichardLH
December 31, 2015 6:42 am

Pendants unite.
[Yes. Because when pendants untie, they fall off the string. .mod]

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  lee
December 30, 2015 9:36 pm

Dyslexics untie!

RichardLH
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 31, 2015 12:47 am

That would be falg for you then, as in ‘do you have a flag?’

MarkW
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 31, 2015 7:42 am

Did you hear about the dyslexic insomniac agnostic?
He lay awake at night wondering if their was a dog.

climatebeagle
December 30, 2015 5:28 pm

1955, that would be sixty years ago.

Bartemis
Reply to  climatebeagle
December 30, 2015 6:31 pm

Yep, coincident with the peak of the ~60 year cycle.

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  climatebeagle
December 31, 2015 3:00 am

One year per degree. That’s gotta mean something – can’t possibly be just a coincidence. Does that convert to Celsius?

emsnews
Reply to  climatebeagle
December 31, 2015 4:36 am

It was my husband’s birthday that heated up the planet fatally. 🙂

jorgekafkazar
December 30, 2015 5:31 pm

The link to the MIT roulette wheel via WUWT seems broken. Could be my browser, but here’s a direct link that works for me:
http://news.mit.edu/sites/mit.edu.newsoffice/files/styles/news_article_image_top_slideshow/public/images/2009/200908311113506360_0.jpg?itok=OiSXfou7
[fixed – thank you ~Moderator]

Mike McMillan
December 30, 2015 5:36 pm
jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Mike McMillan
December 31, 2015 10:45 am

Took me a second to notice the augmentation. Dat’s the mos’ ridiculous t’ing I evah sawr. The guys standing around it are the second mos’ ridiculous.

Bill Murphy
Reply to  Mike McMillan
December 31, 2015 2:11 pm

Where’s Karl?

RD
December 30, 2015 6:15 pm

Too funny! And thanks for the 50’s temperature map.

Chris
December 30, 2015 7:28 pm

Sure, the east was warm. But, the west was cold. Not much mention of that. And, the last two winters were brutal in the midwest and east.

toorightmate
Reply to  Chris
December 31, 2015 2:05 pm

Ssssshhhhhhh.

December 30, 2015 8:01 pm

I hope Mr McKee’s reading this, because he could do a similar cartoon for Hillary’s Wheel of Wedge Issues, with the additional bonus that they’re wedge-shaped. War on women, climate change, gun control and whatever else she doesn’t actually give a sh!t about along as stupid people vote for her.

Reply to  philincalifornia
December 30, 2015 8:02 pm

… as long as …..

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  philincalifornia
December 31, 2015 3:02 am

Auto-correct is a birch.

RACookPE1978
Editor
Reply to  philincalifornia
December 31, 2015 10:18 am

Auto-correct is a birch.

And that wooden be a fur piece to go …

MarkW
Reply to  philincalifornia
December 31, 2015 12:16 pm

Shouldn’t that be a “fir peace”?

BruceC
December 30, 2015 9:00 pm

I thought the ‘Hump Day Hilarity‘ would have been the story which has been spread all the MSM today that the ‘North Pole’ would excede +40F ……. only to find out that the original author of the article got his ‘North Poles’ mixed up.
Turns out it was North Pole, ALASKA, 1700 miles away from ‘the’ North Pole.

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
December 30, 2015 10:57 pm

The Time has broadcast nonsense: http://time.com/4164104/north-pole-temperature-heat/, but seems to have also integrity to admit it: This article originally misidentified a temperature reading as belonging to the North Pole.
Komonews on the other hand at this point still states (in Fahrenheit I presume):
While there are no instruments right at the North Pole (just some buoys that float around inside the Arctic Circle), computer projections show temperatures were to be in the mid 30s around the pole, a bit warmer than the 30 degrees Seattle had Wednesday morning.
Currently DMI reports the temperature to be about -20 °C: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php. It seems the arctic weather front is currently moving southwards to Russia:
http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/weather/maps/forecastmaps?LANG=en&UP=0&R=0&MORE=1&DAY=1&MAPS=over&CONT=euro&LAND=RS&TOFD=tag

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
December 30, 2015 11:24 pm

Bruce C., citation?

Reply to  BruceC
December 30, 2015 11:32 pm

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2015/12/30/timecom-writer-cites-temperature-north-pole-alaska-north-pole
The story was not a hoax, or wrong about anything except for one temperature reading….North Pole Alaska was 42 F, but the REAL North Pole actually reached 34 F very briefly.

Reply to  Aphan
December 31, 2015 1:29 am

All of 14.5 million square kilometers (5.5 million square miles) or some part of it?
Either way, where exactly, when, how and by whom was it measured?

Reply to  jaakkokateenkorva
December 31, 2015 7:42 pm

I wasnt there. Read the article.

Marcus
Reply to  Aphan
December 31, 2015 3:31 am

Sooooooo..a Husky walked by a temperature gauge and lifted his leg for a little relief ????

Jaakko Kateenkorva
Reply to  Aphan
December 31, 2015 7:02 am

Marcus. Are you revealing us something about Mr Mann’s measurements?

Marcus
Reply to  Aphan
December 31, 2015 7:25 am

Jaakko……ummmmm, yes….lol

Gunga Din
Reply to  BruceC
December 31, 2015 11:26 am

Close enough for Climate Science.

December 30, 2015 10:27 pm
Dahlquist
December 30, 2015 10:37 pm

Anthony… It’s only December 30th and you’re writing like a 3 sheets to the wind drunk. If this is the case with you it sure would be a hoot to see what’s up your sleeve for tomorrow evening. I’ll be waiting fer it.

Reply to  Dahlquist
December 30, 2015 10:42 pm

I can only imagine that Brian H’s head would explode…

Cam_S
December 30, 2015 10:53 pm

Oh no! I don’t see any mention of earthquakes, or tsunamis, on the Wheel of Climate Change.

Lance of BC
December 30, 2015 11:35 pm

Just looked at the wuwt that post on MIT wheel from 2009 and found a post (or two) from me, that was six f-ng years ago……
I really do have no life! Hehe!
Happy new year dEnIeRs !

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Lance of BC
December 31, 2015 10:58 am

Yeah, Lance, I posted then, too. I captioned the MIT photo: “Okay, guys. Stop laughing. Look serious, now. He’s going to take the picture.”
I still wonder if it was just an elaborate joke by Prinn…

Lance of BC
December 30, 2015 11:46 pm

(sorry maybe a double post)
Just read the link to the MIT’s wheel of “misfortune” from 2009 and found a post from me…………..6 f-ng years ago.
I really do have no life! hehe!
Happy new year DeNiErS!

indefatigablefrog
Reply to  Lance of BC
December 31, 2015 6:45 am

I have no life either.
I’m just sitting about waiting for the next major glaciation.
Like the robot boy in A.I.
I’m hoping for a Younger Dryas the second.
But expecting that the next glaciation will proceed at a pace best described as – erm – glacial.
Every morning I rush outside to check for an ice sheet covering my home.
So far – nothing.

Lance of BC
December 30, 2015 11:50 pm

NOPE!

December 31, 2015 12:27 am

I wonder what effect the latest in a kind of winter storms hitting the UK ( Which cannot be connected to climate change as it may have happened at some point in the past) will have on the Arctic? Heck of a temperature rise. I wonder if we will see any impact?
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php

emsnews
December 31, 2015 4:40 am

Most of Alaska during all the previous Ice Ages was ice-free and many mammals who grazed on land plants moved restlessly about and humans walked over from Asia to hunt them and then moved down into the rest of the hemisphere…all during an Ice Age.
So a warm Alaska is not a harbinger of warmer weather but more likely a warning that another Ice Age will happen beginning in Hudson Bay.

mstar
December 31, 2015 6:12 am

Meanwhile, in Colorado;
A cold day at Antero Reservoir: 51 below in Colorado – UPI.com
http://www.upi.com › Top_News › 2015/12/22

indefatigablefrog
December 31, 2015 6:36 am

When I was a kid at school, I happened to have a multicolour BIC pen with “CERN” printed on the side.
We used to amuse ourselves by showing it to other science nerds and saying,
“Look at this CERN pen – it’s not just any old CERN pen – it’s the one that they actually use…”
Anyway, as bored school kids we derived quite a lot of fun from being silly about the pen.
I would like to similarly point out that the roulette wheel prop shown in the link – it’s not just a model.
That wheel is THE MODEL. It’s the one that they actually use!!!
O.K. maybe not – but it might as well be…

John W. Garrett
December 31, 2015 8:34 am

Did the New Year’s Eve (1955) temperature map originally appear elsewhere?
If so, where?
TIA

skeohane
Reply to  John W. Garrett
December 31, 2015 9:10 am

It’s properly accredited.

John W. Garrett
Reply to  skeohane
December 31, 2015 9:27 am

I’m not worried about the attribution or credit.
I’d like to locate the original image so I can link to it.

MRW
Reply to  skeohane
December 31, 2015 10:49 am

It’s here: http://realclimatescience.com/page/3/. Scroll down.

schitzree
December 31, 2015 12:23 pm

I love the ‘Greenhouse Gamble’ wheel from 09 that has a tiny little sliver for anything under 3C of warming. Looks like the science has passed them by. Do you think any of them regret making such a visually perfect example of their lack of understanding?

December 31, 2015 2:08 pm

Reblogged this on gottadobetterthanthis and commented:

It has all happened before.

December 31, 2015 2:48 pm

terrific cartoon…be nice if the syndicates would pick it up.

Jaakko Kateenkorva
January 1, 2016 1:49 am

Hyperbole hit the fan yesterday. Not least because of the North Pole Melting! headline in the Climate Change Wheel of Fortune Zeitung scaring the living daylight out of my mother-in-law. The temperature peaked 15K below the freezing point yesterday and now is heading back on track. Meaning the North Pole of course. http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php. I rejoice gaining one more skeptic in the family. Happy new year everyone.

Siberiansusi
Reply to  Jaakko Kateenkorva
January 2, 2016 12:33 am

That shows just “calculated “Daily mean temperatures for the Arctic area north of the 80th northern parallel”, and has nothing to do with a short-term temperature at the North Pole. Better done homework next time:)

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