Saturday satire – Welcome to the new era of climate

You’ve heard of the Holocene, and the Anthropocene…

The ‘Anthropocene‘ is a term widely used since its coining by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000 to denote the present time interval, in which many geologically significant conditions and processes are profoundly altered by human activities.

Well, hold onto your hats, er data.. Josh writes: Thanks to Robert B who thought up a great name for the era of climate science we are currently enduring…


– The Adjustocene, where no one will ever know what the temperature is.

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very good






Love it, had me laughing out loud.
Thanks Josh.


Jay Hope

Love it!


……….Oh and Robert B of course.

Is there a “the” missing?


Harry Passfield

Quite right. It has more impact – not knowing what temperature is – than not knowing what the, temperature is.


Yes, but the “bs” between the “o” and the “c” is! Oh wait, they put that in their papers.


How about “The” Pedanticene? Not a slight on garymount, but commenters on this site nitpick A LOT.

Donna K. Becker

That’s because we’re detail-oriented.

How ironical of you to say so….nitpicker.

The Adjustocene, where no one will ever know what the temperature is

No one knows the temperature, but everyone knows the solution:
1. Greater austerity
2. Lower standard of living
3. Higher taxes
4. Restricted liberty

(After all, it is your fault!)


No, not the temperature. He said our children wouldn’t know what snow is. Not the snow. See the parallel?

Ted Getzel

Hi Josh and Anthony,
I still haven’t gotten my calendar . What’s up with that?

Well if you are in the UK/EU is a Josh issue, in the US, me. A little help so we can help you?

Ted Getzel

I’m in the US, so it’s your bailiwick. You have my email so please contact me when you know what’s going on.

I just got mine yesterday (Friday in CT)

Mike Maguire

This may be funniest ever!

John of Cloverdale, WA, Australia.

Excellent, for sure, but as good as Josh’s Climate Contrl Knob Machine.


I have that as one of my desktop backgrounds.
And I always smile when I see it!

Hands down, one of the best ever.

Juan Slayton

Warmin’ yer future
Typical Aussie understatement. I’d make it Cookin’ yer future

Francois GM

Yes, the mann-ufactured obscene adjustocene.


Hi – I like that.


Oooh, that’s good!

Needs a capital M


The Anthropocene will be visible in sediments : it’s the level where you find plastic.


So will our descendants be able to extract plastic just as Canadians are extracting crude from tar sands?


How are they going to be able to do that if they’re living in mud huts?

Crispin in Waterloo

The Adjustocene will be identifiable by the existence of sedimentary layers of windmill foundations and pockets of rare earth minerals melted onto their upper surfaces.

Crispin, can you imagine? They’ll re-assemble them in museums and call them Triaerocirculasaurus!

Eugene S. Conlin

Surely that would be plastocene 😉

Eugene S. Conlin

@ François January 30, 2016 at 6:26 am


Isn’t that an explosive?


Well the Anthropocene does have its finer nuances like the Plasticene period where undergrads come into play to really fine tune the models.

Nawwwww. All the global warming “in the pipeline” will melt that plastic right back down to crude so our descendants can suck it right back out to fuel their hovercrafts 🙂

The Schmidtmann brothers?

I chuckled.


nd mc
An extra m & t ?

Frederik Michiels

LOL hahahahahahahahahhahaha
very good one made my day!

Tom Judd

Good job!
Just one quibble: Shouldn’t the car be horsedrawn? 🙂

Janice Moore

Lol, that will happen just a few miles up the road, just past those windmills on the horizon…
Won’t that be neat? And for those who cannot afford a horse, the next best thing will be …. a Fred Flintstone Mobile!
“Yabba, dabba, DOOOOOOOO!”

I sure am looking forward to that.
Thank you, Josh, for another fun, well-designed, cartoon with a powerful point!

Rob Dawg


Michael D

That’s my complaint – the trend to hide raw data lest the unwashed masses “mis”interpret it.

And THAT is freaking hilarious right there Rob Dawg…had to say it outloud…and THEN I choked!

Clive in now-socialist Alberta (bah)

Very good. Thanks. Great for a laugh.
“The Adjustocene, where no one will ever know what the temperature is.”
Or perhaps:
The Adjustocene, where no one will ever know what the temperature is … or was. But we know exactly what it will be 100 years from now because we will make adjustments to make it happen.

Brian H

Read it again. Not “‘the temperature”.

Warren Latham

“Adjustocene” … superb !

Gunga Din

All we need to about temperature is that it’s wrong!
(Yes, that can be taken two ways.)

That is pretty bad. In fact it is Justobscene.
When you ask for the data it sometimes is the Neverseen.

Good ones Caleb,
Our current geological epoch, only 11,500 years old since the end of the last Ice Age, is called the Holocene.
I suggest the last few decades of false temperature data “adjustments”, widely touted by global warming fraudsters, should be called the AssHolocene

Good! I definitely am going to steal that!

Thanks, Josh. I had a laugh!
We get the message, but it is no joke, the whole world is being deceived.


Brilliant as always Josh
Hope this isn’t hijacking the thread but had to post it somewhere. It should be required viewing for all climate types.


Climate science has a lot in common with the old Soviet Union:
“In the Soviet Union, the future is certain. It is just the past that keeps changing.”

The “Adjustoscene”: Where everybody adjusts the climate to her/his own fantasy.


I’m printing it with a really dirty carbon printer and adding to my Calendar for February. 😀

Bruce Cobb

And when it’s over in a few years it will be “the end of an error”.

Janice Moore


Bruce Cobb…just perfect! Great cartoon Josh


Josh, here’s a suggestion I made in a stale thread that you may have missed:
Draw a revised NOAA logo with a wind turbine along with the bird (reduced in size).

Nice idea 😉


well played

Bird caught in a wind turbine? LOL


I don’t see why we need to change Holocene. Given the people (such as Gore, Obama, Mann, etc.) involved in pushing the non-happening climate change couldn’t we just modify the term and call it the A..Holecene?


Or the Hollowcene.


Is AndyG55 suggesting it could/should be the
Andy A55holocene?
Allencic – plus spudloads.

Mark And two Cats

obamacene – noted for a thick stratum of bovine exudate (future coal).

Ian L. McQueen

Loved it. A question: Are there any restrictions on using the cartoons? I’d like to use it on one or more postings but don’t want to get in trouble…..
Ian M

Janice Moore

Mr. McQueen:
So many great questions go unresponded to here on WUWT, that this commenter, FWIW, wants to urge you to go for it!
1. Boldly acknowledge Josh as the author (preferably with a link to:
2. Don’t make any money off it (unless you share at least half with Josh).

Janice, thank you, spot on!

Ian, you can read about cartoon usage here and many thanks for asking. Any further questions please email me.

Gary Pearse

I wonder if this was inspired in part by Mark Steyn’s comment in Cruz’s Senate hearing (to paraphrase): How can we be sure what the temperature will be in 2100 when we can’t predict what it was in 1950? [with the continuing adjustments]. It should have been a quote of the week.

Janice Moore

Good point, Gary.
Bob Tisdale’s Climate Models Fail also soundly substantiates and amplifies that accurate observation by Steyn:

This book presents how poorly climate models simulate past climate on Earth and that climate models show no skill whatsoever at hindcasting — which means climate models FAIL, for they are not realistic, not even for the last few decades.
{Further, regardless of what Karl, Mann, et. al. do with their data fiddling,}
Instrument-based temperature records do nothing to prove the {conjecture} of human-induced global warming. The observations-based temperature records only indicate that temperatures had warmed (past tense) — not that manmade greenhouse gases were responsible for the warming.

Climate Models Fail at 12, 13.
Gary. Did you SEE my heartfelt comment of thanks to you (re: beauty of older women in older men’s eyes) about a month ago? I can post it again, but, I’d rather not! (kind of embarrassing, though I was so glad to tell you)


early Eocene– Hyracotherium, a 0.4 meter horse
late Eocene– Mesohippus 0.6 m horse
middle Miocene– Merychippus, a 1.0 meter horse
Pliocene—– Pliohippus, a 1,25 meter horse
Pleistocene—- Equus, the modern horse
Adjustocene— a big pile of excrement from all of above.


“As POTUS I will fix your weather related problems thru a process I like to call Everybody Dies In A Fiery Apocalypse “comment image:large
Sweet Meteor of Death.


No matter how you slice it, it is a bad -cene, Mann.


Because no matter how thinly you slice it, it’s still Bologna.


People are dumber now, so maybe we should just start calling it baloney.

To Adjustocene or to CargoCultocene? That is interesting to address.
Actually they are the same.
Josh, thanks for addressing the absurd.


Just a terrific turn of phrase!

Leon Brozyna

Nailed it!
And send that cartoon to every Congress critter with the message, “Your tax dollars at work.”

One of your best, Josh. I remember seeing Robert B’s comment and thinking then that “Adjustocene” should not be lost. It’s just perfect. So, thank you both, Josh and Robert, that cartoon is going on my wall. 😀

Steve Fraser

…made up of multiple periods of the ‘hottestyearevercene’…

Janice Moore

Lol. Yup.comment image
Shopper (thinking): Oh, good! They’re going out of business again. Lol. Well, it works for me. (humming happily, heads inside to buy some more stuff…)


Notice the signs do not say which store is closing.

Throw in a start date and sell me the Teeshirt.

“Plasticine” – the epoch when everything can be adjusted.

Two German Scientists Say GISS Has “Squandered Much Credibility” …Playing A “Shady Role”


More like the Adjustoscene by the Meddlescene with the Plasticene.

Lewis P Buckingham

The Adjustocene has been brought to us by favour of a new high tech device the ‘Adjustascope’ TM
With this sophisticated device anyone can conflate, combine and homogenise big data to conform to programmed reality. Wind powered so it may ‘neverfail’ TM.
No one should be without one. Get one for the Kiddies now to keep ahead of the post science knowledge revolution. Innovate or go under.
Apply for a grant now,save the planet!


And dedicated Cluedo fans can already rule out the Conservatory, Library and the Observatory but the Reverend Green with the hockey stick are already no-brainers.

Phil Cartier

I might’ve had it read: You Just Know What
What Temperature You Want

Another wonderful visual commentary by Josh. I continue to be amazed how Josh can combine a telling comment with good humour and charity towards the target of his comment. It can only come from an honest, good heart. We are very fortunate to have Josh with us.

Janice Moore


V kind & much appreciated 😉


The Modelscene – where you just won’t know what reality is.

Robert B

I hesitated to post that comment – low hanging fruit.

Janice Moore

Well, we sure are glad you did! Congratulations on being an inspiration, Robert B.!

Low hanging fruit is good – great comment!

Malcolm Chapman

Great cartoon. But “won’t”, surely? Apostrophe needed. Sorry Josh.

Billy Liar

… only in the ‘pedantocene’.

With apologies to David Reuben, someone should write a book titled:
“Everything you wanted to know about the adjustocene but were afraid to ask”