In one picture: why you shouldn't get your climate information from the @dailykos

From the department of photoshopped bipolar behavior comes this hilarious photograph that accompanies a headline of doom from the leftist cesspool known as the Daily Kos.

It just doesn’t get any better than this from the Kos kids. Thank you for making life entertaining with this epic failure.

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Tom Nelson spotted it and wrote in a tweet:

In article about the Arctic, puts a photoshopped penguin on the “Ursus Bogus” iceberg, attribution NCAR!

It’s the same fake ice floe that caught out Science magazine a few years ago with the polar bear photoshopped in:

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You can get one with a Penguin (or three) from the photo library, as seen below:

If you like the background it is also available with one penguin:

Or three penguins:

 

But you just have to remember one very important detail before using it:

Penguins don’t live at the North Pole or the Arctic!

 

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UK Sceptic

You couldn’t make it up. Oh, wait…

Keitho

Must be a climate refugee.
🙂

They have been making it up for how long now/

SMC

“Penguins don’t live at the North Pole or the Arctic!”
Oh No! Penguins have gone extinct at the North Pole!! The sixth Great Extinction has already Begun!!! Repent for the End is Nigh!!!! :))

jorgekafkazar

“We are the knights who say ‘nigh.'”

Knights who say “ni”.

Dav09

“Oh, intercourse the penguin!”

lower case fred

BURMA!

george e. smith

Well that’s actually a Great Auk; not a penguin.
And it will have to learn to flap faster if it ever wants to get off that iceberg.
g

No difference, both taste like chicken

Actually, penguins taste like a cross between bald eagles and whooping cranes.

BCBill

I know you are joking but penguins actually were extirpated from the north pole. The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was the original penguin and the birds in the southern hemisphere were named after them. I believe the extinction was driven by the hunt for feathers and oil collected to offset the effects of the little ice age (down for pillows and quilts, oil for lamp). Clearly another case of cold is bad.

Curious George

The Climate Change has always been dangerous.

We in Wales called the Great Auk by it’s Welsh name “Pengwyn” , meaning white head or white face. The name then got transferred to the Southern bird. It’s one of the few words to have made a transition from Welsh to English apart from “Cardiff City, Nil “

Griff

Sadly, the final extinction was driven by museums, anxious to get one in their collections before they were all gone…

Frank K.

“Penguins don’t live at the North Pole or the Arctic!”
No – you’re all wrong! Without question… ***Cartoon*** penguins, polar bears, eskimos, climate scientists do live happily together at the North Pole, along with Santa Claus, his reindeer, and all the elves.

Mary Christmas Claus

You forgot about Mrs. Claus! Shame on you! Looks like you’ll be getting a lump of coal this year. It would have to be coal!

NW sage

“along with Santa Claus, his reindeer, and all the elves.” … Don’t forget the Grinch!

Gentle Tramp

Santa Claus at the North Pole??? Oh – no! Quite wrong nowadays! Santa Claus lives now on a mountain top above Montreux in Switzerland. Not far from and closely connected with the head quarter of the IPCC in Geneva which is – of course – very appropiate indeed:
https://youtu.be/No1TXFpWzrE

Gunga Din

Obviously the reason the penguin numbers are fluctuating in their virtual reality is due to the virtual polar bears in their virtual reality.
Maybe if they added a few more virtual ice cubes their virtual reality would be fine?
There might even be room to add a few virtual seal pups!
(To add some virtual variety to the poor bears virtual diet.)

Hivemind

Virtually perfect !

MarkW

Perfectly virtual.

Greg

But, but … this is just more proof that “as the climate warms” species are being forced to higher and higher latitudes.
The last colonies of Adelie penguins are now to be found on remnants of ice at the North pole, when “normally” they live in Antarctica. How much clearer does it have to get?
This is a wake up call to the rest of the world and especially all those deenyerz who frequent “false news” outlets like WUWT !

The good news, of course, is that the NP penguin population is doing very well- it tripled during the interval between photos!

rocketscientist

You might be surprised to learn that only 2 species of penguin actually live on Antarctica. All the others inhabit the southern oceans with the Galapagos penguin living at the equator, although I doubt they’d be riding ice bergs.

Crispin in Waterloo

Some penguins live in South Africa. Not much ice there.

I know correlation does not equal causation, but one must note that there are no penguins in the north and no polar bears in the south

rocketscientist

Not enough land mass in the southern seas that ISN’T covered by ice sheets for any bears, let alone polar bears. BTW the polar bears are a sub-breed of brown bear.

“Sub-Species”? I know what you mean, but I was wowed when I saw a Polar Bear next to a Grizzly! The latter looked like a cub!

spock2009

SMC. Well, there you go. It just shows how warm we are getting. In reality, all the Antarctic ice has been completely melted away so they, in mass “flocks” (?) er whatever, are swimming to the North Poll as they heard there was still some ice for the Cokes.

Man Bearpigg

You are not the first to notice this ..

The original penguin did live at the north pole. It is extinct. CO2 had nothing to do with it.

“Penguins don’t live at the North Pole or the Arctic!”
“Oh No! Penguins have gone extinct at the North Pole!!”
And that’s the problem isn’t it SMC! You flagrant denier! You pustule on the buttocks of thinking people! How dare you! Those poor arctic seagoing lizards are completely GONE! Where is your heart? Where is your Compassion?
Will Reindeer weep? What about Rudolph?
/End of Sarcasm. Live long, and Prosper.

So has Daily Kos been added to that list of fake news sites yet?

MarkW

Was it ever taken off that list?

Sadly, I’ve long envisioned Obama and his WH staff frequenting the Daily Kos on a regular basis, so that they might keep in touch with the ebb and flow of emotions from their constituency.

Bill Powers

Actually it is where they go to get there facts. BOb first learned that the ACA would save the average family $2500 a year in premiums from the Daily Kos. That was right before he learned the part about liking your plan/Doctor and keeping your plan/Doctor. He improvised the the spiel “period end of sentence.” exhibiting that witty repartee of his.”

Tom in Florida

Obama has stated that he reads the Huffington Puffington Post daily for his news.

And given he never learns anything until he reads it in the news, that gives Huffpo a lot of responsibility!

bobl

Obama can read!!!?????
My god, if he could do that and manage a junior high logarithm then he could disprove CAGW all by himself!
0.8= C x ln (405/270) solve for C
Substitute into
dT= C x ln (2)
CO2 Sensitivity = dT x 0.5 (IPCC Says half of warming since 1850 is CO2)
Whala climate sensitivity as determined by MEASUREMENT.
( for the interested around 0.7 deg per doubling )

Brian H

bob;
Voila.

Goldrider

Without a doubt the Left now lives in its own little world–they hear no one but each other, withe the NYT ringing the bell in the echo-chamber. Just listened to a self-congratulatory “report” on NPR with some idiots going on about how a giant wind-farm off Nantucket is “needed” because “America’s energy needs will increase.” Think they’ve heard about the big shale gas and oil find in Texas yet???! If you know what’s REALLY going on, the “elite” are sounding more and more ridiculous!

David

They’ve lived in their own reality since the 1800’s easily.

Leonard Lane

When will the taxpayers be relieved from paying for public radio and television that seem to present only the leftist side of every issue?

Hivemind

Don’t be silly. They may be telling lies, but they are telling lies we want you to believe. The only sites that will go on the banned list are those that tell you lies we don’t want you to believe. Which is to say, the truth.
Regards,
Big Brother

William Mason

Awwwww Maybe the poor little guy is lost. /sarc

afonzarelli

OR… maybe he was originally on a great big iceberg in the antarctic and it floated all the way up to the arctic melting along the way.

bobl

No He/She/It (Can’t leave out the LGBTIQ- Alphabet penguins) must have been abducted by aliens – probed and then deposited at the wrong pole, it gets confusing for those out of solar system folks.

gunsmithkat

They’re having hot flashes over there.

Rhee

dang. edumakashun is sooooo mid-20th century

joelobryan

Penguins would make tasty Polar Bear snacks. Which is likely the main reason attempts to establish penguin colonies in the Northern Hemisphere have all failed.
http://www.washington.edu/news/2007/06/05/hitchin-a-ride-stray-penguins-probably-reached-northern-waters-by-fishing-boat/
Next up, Walruses will be seen doing haulouts in Antarctica to escape Global Warming.

Taphonomic

And here I thought the penguin had eaten the polar bear that used to live on that floe.

ShrNfr

A floe foe and all you might say.

No, global warming is so bad the poor wee beastie got very lost and ended up in the Arctic./s

Scarface

If a penguin crossed the equater on an ice floe, wouldn’t that be a sign of global cooling?

gnome

True – global warming causes global cooling.

I’d go even further. Ignore the existence of the Daily Kos.
However much Kos tries to provoke you by ignoring your existence, do what we did: pretend they don’t exist. Never rise to the bait by ignoring them back. That makes you no better than the very lettuce-themed losers you hate the most.
TL:DR version: when you’re walking down the street and you notice Kos ignoring you, count to ten, pretend you don’t even notice, and walk away.

MarkW

The problem with that is there are a lot of people who are inclined to believe the nonsense DK spouts.
If nobody refutes them, they will continue to believe the DK nonsense.

MarkW,
They want to get a rise out of you. Don’t rise to the bait; it’s beneath you. Politely decline to lower yourself to their level, however inclined you may be to do so; rise above and swim away.

Merovign

They live in an epistemically-closed world. You can’t refute something that is a *core assumption*, it’s not available for refutation.
Over the years, more and more beliefs have become core assumptions, to the point where political discussion across the “left/not-left” divide has become nearly impossible. Not just difficult or treacherous, but *impossible*.
Questioning core assumptions is almost always received as an attack, not a question.
They don’t support the strong form of climate politics because of the data, they generally can’t even describe it, they support it because to not do so would be *evil*, and they certainly aren’t going to listen to any *evil* arguments, now are they?

Greg61

I’m OK with a significant blog site like this pointing out their stupidity. A single click from a WUWT blogger won’t buy them lunch. Just don’t follow a link a give them more clicks.

wws

you don’t have to refute them; just say, calmly and with a smile on your face, “Hillary Clinton will never be President!”
I think the entire climate scam apparatus is going to fall apart pretty quickly now, at least in the US. It was all coordinated to reach a crescendo which would be at its peak just before this election, and – pssssssssssssssssssss (that’s all the air going out of the balloon)
All of these protests and articles and various wailings and gnashings of teeth were only worth while if they could provide cover for a government agency to take some regulatory action it wanted to do already, but couldn’t come up with a legal basis for. (ie, the CPP) But now that Trump and his disciples are in control, there’s no use for that kind of thing, and more importantly, no point for the sponsors (podesta, stein, soros, etc) to go on paying to keep this up. They’ll find new ways to make trouble, but the left’s strategy camp is realizing that they’ve rode this horse into the ground.
The useful idiots are going to continue to make noise, of course. But that’s all that’s going to be left.

MarkW

Brad, yes there are those who are mentally closed. But there are many who are just curious.
PS: I don’t bother posting on sites like that because they delete all comments that aren’t part of the choir within minutes.

Dean from Ohio

If someone at DK told the truth and no one noticed it amid the flood of their lies, would it still be the truth?

Tom in Florida

Funny you should refer to it as DK, and so appropriate.
“The Dunning-Kruger effect, named after David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University, occurs where people fail to adequately assess their level of competence — or specifically, their incompetence — at a task and thus consider themselves much more competent than everyone else. This lack of awareness is attributed to their lower level of competence robbing them of the ability to critically analyse their performance, leading to a significant overestimate of themselves.
In simple words it’s “people who are too stupid to know how stupid they are”.

bobl

I like Unconsciously incompetent – you don’t know what you don’t know, or you are too stupid to know that you are stupid. It’s on a level with.
“A simple electronic brain will suffice, one that can say, pass the tea, and where is my towel, noone will notice”. “I will” says Arthur Dent. “No you won’t” said the mice, “you’ll be programmed not to”.
(Sorry, don’t have the exact text so it’s a praphase)
Love it – very applicable Douglas Adams clearly knew lots about the left.

jorgekafkazar

But walking away gives you away. You have to keep walking the way you were walking when you noticed them not noticing you. Just walk straight over them. Straightaway.

Pah—enough of these half-measures, Venerable Jorge!
A measured response is exactly what they want, so don’t give them the satisfaction; you have to respond disproportionately, or they’ll just keep ignoring you.
I call it the nuclear option.
Never let them know that you’re aware that they’re pretending not to be aware of you; pretend you don’t even notice them pretending not to notice you

jorgekafkazar

Ah, yes, most excellent Brad. But oft I dream of pursuing the knucklear option.

Aphan

Brad….gave myself a headache parsing that out….:) But what if you want them to keep on ignoring you? Do you then let them know you are aware that they are pretending not to be aware of you, or do you try to forget that you were once aware that they were pretending not to be aware of you, and thus restore actual ignoring of them…and hope they follow suit?

Goldrider

That’s the truth! Sites you want to just go away, the way to do it is by not giving them any clicks, shares, re-tweets, or even linking their garbage here. The fewer people who read lies and propaganda, the less incentive for the trolls who are writing it.

Jeef

Was it Nat. Geo. or the BBC who came up with the April Fool prank about penguins migrating to the Amazon? These guys have gone next level!

MarkW

During the Olympics, I saw a story about a penguin who returned to Rio every year.

That was Obama; after all, he is half black and half white.

SMC

A little over the top garyh845. No need for that.

Since when is pointing out facts over the top here? SMC….he will be needing a new “white” house to park his butt in/on…and an ice floe is just that.

TA

I saw that story, too, MarkW.
I believe the man had saved the penguin at one point, and nursed it back to health in his home, and then released him back to the sea, not knowing his fate, and then the next year the penguin showed up at the man’s house, and has been coming back ever since. He spends a little time with the man, and then leaves and swims south to the antarctic.
A really good story. Animals are not as dumb as some people think they are.

DredNicolson

I remember a similar story about a housecat. The family brought it with them on vacation and accidentally left it behind on the return trip. By the time they realized this and went back for it, the cat was nowhere to be found. A few months later, that same cat showed up at the doorstep of their home, having found its own way back.
What made the story so remarkable was that the family’s home and the vacation destination were hundreds of miles apart. This cat had pretty much traveled across Europe on foot (er, on paw), retracing the family’s route of travel to get back home. It had likely subsisted on wild prey (and perhaps a few food bowls from Good Samaritans) along the way. And you thought Homeward Bound was only a movie.

Goldrider

The pathetic part is that half the Yale freshman class likely couldn’t tell you whether penguins live in the Arctic, the Antarctic, or just the Bronx Zoo.

jorgekafkazar

I’m wondering what part dipsomania has played in this entire AGW/CAGW debacle.

My read on the sequence of the 3 above “authentic” photos;
1. Polar bear on ice flow;
2. attacked by 3 penguins;
3. only survivor was one penguin.

Paul

“only survivor was one penguin.”
I thought it was a “well-armed lamb” contesting lunch?

Detailed Forecast Sachs Harbour North West Territories CANADA (some would say balmy)
Today Periods of light snow. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High minus 24. Wind chill minus 37.
Tonight Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight. Wind northeast 20 km/h. Temperature rising to minus 19 by morning. Wind chill minus 37.
Wed, 30 Nov Snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 13. Wind chill minus 33.
Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 22.
Thu, 1 Dec Clear. High minus 23.
Night Clear. Low minus 22.
Fri, 2 Dec Cloudy. Windy. High minus 17.
Night Cloudy. Low minus 19.
Sat, 3 Dec Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Windy. High minus 19.
Night Clear. Low minus 22.
Sun, 4 Dec Clear. High minus 21.
Night Clear. Low minus 25.
Mon, 5 Dec Clear. High minus 22.

Bryan A

Jimmy “C” or “F”?

Walter Sobchak

-40C = -40F
At those temperatures C and F are about the same.

Bruce Cobb
James Beaver

LMAO !!!

Thanks giving .

AndyG55

For all you non-Aussies.

Mike McMillan

Obviously a faked photo. Everyone knows the polar bears drink Coke, not root beer.
http://image.sportsmansguide.com/adimgs/l/3/310988_ts.jpg

AndyG55

NO WAY.!!!
They live in North East Australia and drink Bundaberg Rumcomment imagecomment image

If they get you the girls, they can live anywhere they want! LOL

lawrence

Whilst the photo might be fake, what is the thruth behind the “North Pole heats up to 36 degrees above normal” ?

MarkW

It has, and there is nothing unusual about big swings in temperature in the Arctic during the winter.

The bitter cold in Siberia is just weather. The slightly above freezing temp’s at the North Pole are CAGW. The below normal temperatures in Greenland disagree with the models and are wrong…
/Sarc

Caligula Jones

Yes, and its not even winter.

MarkW

Close enough for government work.

why would you think that there is any truth to the head line? At some point you may have to infer that a story the media prints is a lie.

The North Pole is about 20°C (36°F) above “normal,” Siberia is about 20°C (36°F) below “normal” and Greenland is about 5-10°C (9-18°F) “below normal”…
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Average out the big purple and big red blobs and you probably get an Arctic temperature close to normal… irrespective of Climate Reanalyzer’s claim that it’s 6.42°C warmer than normal.

AndyG55

The “less colder” blob has split and is now moving away from the Arctic.
The Siberian “more colder” blob has spread out and is now affecting Europe.
Yes, I know “more colder” and “less colder” ain’t good English… but that’s the terminology I’m using. 🙂

AndyG55

And what is going to be really fun, is that the pattern you have shown has been there most of November.
The “less colder” blob is above 82.5ºN latitude, so won’t be calculated in RSS
Its also mostly about 85ºN so won’t show-up in UAH
But the Siberia “more colder” blob will have a big impact on both.
RSS and UAH for November could be quite interesting 🙂

AndyG55

errata. third line
Its also mostly ABOVE…..

Latitude

“more colder” and “less colder”..works for me 😉

At Ryan Maue’s twitter, Ryan asks a few questions, including this one.

“You may have heard or read about extreme Arctic “overheating” and hot temperatures … so why is it stuck at -29°F in Fairbanks Alaska?”

https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/803675267390521344
And this spot of information:
From DMI

“Calculation of the Arctic Mean Temperature
The daily mean temperature of the Arctic area north of the 80th northern parallel is estimated from the average of the 00z and 12z analysis for all model grid points inside that area. The ERA40 reanalysis data set from ECMWF, has been applied to calculate daily mean temperatures for the period from 1958 to 2002, from 2002 to 2006 data from the global NWP model T511 is used and from 2006 to 2010 T799 data are used and from 2010 to present the T1279 model data are used.”

Those blazing hot Arctic temperatures are the products of models. Big Surprise!
Hall Land, North Greenland’s temperatures are currently -23C°.
http://www.dmi.dk/vejr/til-lands/byvejr/by/vis/GL/4207/Hall%20Land,%20Grønland/

Goldrider

Nature doesn’t recognize “normal.” That’s a human mental construct. My dog just told me so!

Taylor Pohlman

That temp is being measured in Farenheit, makes it more dramatic. Fact is that as of a week ago temps were further above normal in the area above 80 degrees latitude than has been previously recorded (in last 58 years of continuous records) while Eastern Asia/Siberia was well below normal. However, in the past week, the temp Up there has plummeted more than 10 degrees C, to about -18. down much closer to normal, and ice extent is growing again.
The planet has lost a lot of heat, and that’s not good news for us up here in Maine.

It is coming to Western Canada this week. We have been above normal for weeks but next week we drop from current -2C to -26C (Manitoba/North Dakota border). Winter has arrived. We will send it on to the great plains/great lakes area just to share.

Stephen Richards

http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php
As near to the truth as we can get.

Mike Maguire

Pattern is now re-configuring. Siberian cold is crossing the Arctic and draining into North America, where it will effect Canada and the US.
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/images/ens/t850anom_nhsm_animation.html
Siberia will see milder/above average temperatures with the new weather pattern.

Steve Fraser

@Mike Maguire: no kidding. Next few days in Fairbanks, AK, it will warm to -3 (the high)’and then fall back to highs between -10 and -20 for a week. Hot damn!

Jeff Alberts

“where it will effect Canada and the US.”
That will be a pretty neat trick.

Mike Maguire

Jeff Alberts,
No neat tricks, just part of a weather pattern, cross polar flow that we occasionally see in Winter, which often results in our coldest temperatures in North America. You may have heard it described as “The Siberian Express” before.
The link provided is updated daily and was posted with a starting date of 11-29, running a loop thu the following 2 weeks at 24 hours intervals.
Going to that link on the 30th, shows the pattern advanced 24 hours from the initial state onward. After that, the value for using that link to illustrate the flow of cold from Siberia to North America will have passed, as the cold in fact has already been flushed out of Siberia and in early December, will have been replaced with air from lower latitudes that shows up as warm anamolies.
Those maps are just anomalies for 850 MB temperatures.

Latitude

what is the thruth behind the “North Pole heats up to 36 degrees above normal” ?…
The sun’s not doing it. 😉
That’s air temp from the heat escaping from the water…
..and the water was put there by the Atlantic current moving the heat from the AMO
that’s the way it works..and then it gets really cold

Latitude

here…these are isolated arctic stations. (No UHI) taking air temps
AMO dictates water temp….water temp dictates air temp
..and 36 above normal is still frigging freezing
http://www.climate-skeptic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/AMO-and-Isolated-Stations.jpg

Griff

That’s exactly the truth -the pole, even during the winter darkness , clocked up temps an astonishing 36 F above normal this month….
widely reported (except on Watts Up?)
“A large area of the Arctic saw temperatures as much as 36°F above normal, further slowing Arctic sea ice growth and even turning it around for a few days. In other words, it was so warm in the Arctic that despite the lack of sunlight, sea ice actually disappeared.”
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-arctic-is-seriously-weird-right-now/
and this IS unusual:
“​The ridiculously warm temperatures in the Arctic during October and November this year are off the charts over our 68 years of measurements,” Jennifer Francis, a climate scientist at Rutgers University who studies the Arctic, said.

Griff, tell us where the thermometers are and what temperature they are showing right now.

MarkW

As usual, Griff takes a perfectly normal event, and goes into full panic mode.

John C Johnson

Actually Griff is TOTALLY wrong about these 40 degree jags on days, we had one just a few years ago which was very widely reported.

steveta_uk

I like the way the shadow extends over the water. And no reflection.

David Ball

I’m thinking this qualifies as “fake news”.

rocketscientist

“This are not the fake news the Stasi is looking for…you may go about your business…move along”

urederra

We have always been at war with Eastasia.

No David, it is Daily CRAP!

Patrick Maher

I have it on good authority that they commute.

jsuther2013

The shadow suggests a high sun, as in summer. I wonder how long that lone penguin survived in an area full of starving polar bears and tens of thousands of miles from home. Next they’ll show us a polar bear at the S Pole eating all the penguins. Oh, wait, wasn’t that Al G,
The 36 degrees above normal temp, is above the temp. that is normal’ for winter, but that photo was summer. That stupid penguin must have ‘toined right’ at Albuquerque instead of left, as ‘Bugs’ told us.

Joe- the climate scientist

JS – Global warming killed all the polar bears in the antarctic – duh

Oh no. It’s worse than we thought!

Walter Sobchak

And those are the people who respect science?

charplum

Fellow deplorables it is time for pitchforks.
Do progressive really have that much contempt for us?

Latitude

..yes

I’d rather carry the torch and a good stout walking stick. Perhaps a walking stick made out of titanium rod; light, stiff and quite sturdy..

The penguin is the start of the great climate
migration due to Antarctic melting. The end is truly nigh.

Bruce Cobb

Or they could have used this one, with Christmas coming and all;
http://www.washington.edu/news/files/2013/07/npeo_cam2_20130726131823.jpg

Resourceguy

It just dawned on me that this green photo shopped culture is no different from the supermarket tabloids of the previous generation. It’s all about selling feelings not facts or insight. Educational level does not explain it either, especially with lowered standards of degrees and degree programs.

JMH

I used to be a photoshop artist. In the early days it was considered appropriate to make deliberate faults in ‘realistic’ photo edits so that it was clear that it is not reality. Now it seems that you can just pretend and lie if the message is ‘worthy’.

rocketscientist

IMHO its all about selling ad space, or click-bait, or whatever the current epithet. The “product” is whatever serves to entice the viewer to become lured. That aspect of tabloid journalism has never changed. Now you don’t have to buy it at the checkout line in the supermarket.
“Never underestimate the crassness of the public.”
“There is a sucker born every minute.”
Both uttered by the quintessential huckster P.T. Barnum

PiperPaul

And I think I see a zebra swimming in the distance with a face full of angst.

AndyG55

red and black stripes from the sun-burn ?

AndyG55

whoops.. the burning would be from CO2 back-radiation, NEVER the sun !!

I sure hope all these “climate refugees” have been properly vetted.

Eustace Cranch

I think that’s Topper. (for you vintage television fans)

ShrNfr

I suspect you will have to wait a while for the avalanche of response to the Ghostess with the Mostess.

Pop Piasa

Just how surreal that photo is escapes most folks who’ve never seen anything more than an iced-over river in their lives. those tiny ripples just don’t happen on the ocean. those are swells from a good distance around something large.

brians356

The implication of the blurb and photo is that it was taken very recently. Exercise for the reader: How high above the horizon does the sun rise, north of the Arctic Circle, on 28 November?

Steve Fraser

Some places, not at all. Depends on latitude.

wws

LOL so you’re saying that penguin is 300 feet tall??? Damn, that IS a crisis!!!

But that means that the ice floe he’s riding on is ENORMOUS!!! :)\

Gunga Din

Forget the penguin!
How big is that polar bear!!

Not to mention there is no sunshine unless you get down to around 70 degrees latitude, and even then the sun is on the horizon.

We’re overdue for a geomagnetic reversal in our lifetime.
Then we’ll see just how much penguins like living at the North Pole.

MarkW

I remember talking to a young friend who actually believed that when the poles swapped, the Earth was going to flip 180 degrees in a couple of hours.

Haha… yeah we have the same joke in Australia (only in our version it’s Irishmen, not Poles)

Caligula Jones

I think everyone is obviously missing the true story: ALL the ice melted in the Antarctic, so the poor penguins had to migrate to the Arctic. And there was not ice there, either.
Or…they don’t actually teach geography in college anymore. Hard to find the time with all the Gender Issues courses I guess.

EternalOptimist

6 year old ice. bargain !!

commieBob

In 2009, Time magazine listed Daily Kos in its “Most Overrated Blogs” section due to the loss of its mission fighting the “oppressive and war-crazed” Republican administration during Democrat Barack Obama’s presidency. link

Oh good. Now they will have a renewed sense of purpose.

ROTFLMAO.
The sad part is there are many published papers also trying to create a fabricated illusion of biological catastrophes from CO2.

Resourceguy

…and White House science advisers

secryn

Poor little fella probably just floated over from a nearby public service notice about ice loss at the South Pole.

Mumbles McGuirck

The thing that bothers me about these photoshopped pix is that both polar bears and penguins can SWIM. Neither of them are trapped on an ice floe unless the want to be. Is there an orca in the vicinity, eyeing his next meal? Otherwise, neither is hampered in the least by global warming or retreating ice. Sheesh!

starknakedtruth

Whaaat? They swim? Who knew????

Harry Passfield

Seriously????

Harry Passfield

BTW. At my local Garden Centre store (why are they always Garden Centres) they have a ‘Santa theme’, with sleigh etc. The etc is a polar bear coming out of the ‘ice’ alongside a penguin. The question is, do they (those who design these things) know, or don’t they care?

They’re selling cute not reality.

The clowns at Daily Kos do not know where Penguins live! They never get out! And definitely know nothing about science.

rocketscientist

And yet they still get to vote 🙁

ossqss

I hope this works 🙂comment image

Gunga Din

It worked. 😎
Is he feeding the south-polar bears?

ossqss

No, much worse than that. They can be anywhere!

Jerker Andersson

They are used to turn things up side down so why not the poles? 😉

Rob

The man made left wing global warming scam is based on junk science, misleading information and outright lies.

Is that penguin supposed to be *stranded* on that little floe? Maybe the northern penguin went extinct because it forgot how to swim.

…oops, sorry, Mumbles.

Jer0me

Never go full retard

TomL

why penguins are extinct in the Arctic – they brought it on themselves!comment image&f=1

The penguins are bigger than the polar bear.
So is it:
1) A north pole GIANT penguin
or
2) A miniature south pole polar bear.
Maybe the DK reporter found a new species. They do a lot of field research for their writing. (sarcasm)

willhaas

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Hopefully this worked showing kittens on the ice.

willhaas

That does not seem to work so let me try this:
[urlcomment image[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/PviJDA]ATP3[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/22306272@N06/]William Haas[/url], on Flickr

John F. Hultquist

Try this:comment image

Marcus

Https error code…

willhaas

Well I cannot seem to get the photo here. It is on my photo stream at Flickr where I am user whaas987. Performing a search on whaas987 should get you to my photo stream. If anyone can help me get the photo to show here, please let me know.

Tom in Florida

So what is the actual temperature? Still below freezing would be my guess.

On Penguins on the North Pole and the dailykos. A Limerick.
The dailykos website: Fake news.
All misinformation it spews.
In this picture brought forth:
There’s no Penguin up north.
Tis climate change picture abuse. https://lenbilen.com/2016/11/29/on-penguins-on-the-north-pole-and-the-dailykos-a-limerick/

Gunga Din

I know I can be a slow at times but I don’t see how this bit of “fake news” helped lead to Hillary’s defeat?
I thought “fake news” only helped Trump.
Or was that news also fake?