Friday Funny: ‘The Devil’s Dictionary of Climate Change’

Of all the threats and dangers in our age of false facts, the most concerning is surely CLIMATE-CRAFT. Devised and driven by global warming and climate alarmists, this new black art has deceived many credulous minds and academies. It now has followers everywhere, from the highest office of the Vatican to the lowest carbon cowboy. CLIMATE-CRAFT is corrupting the language and integrity of enquiry that gave us real knowledge of the world for centuries. It is a master of obfuscation on a grand scale. It promulgates pernicious beliefs and apocalyptic prophecies. Yet the self-styled merchants of doom promoting it do not have infallible insight into the forces that control the Earth’s thermostat, weather or climate.

Don’t be duped by the CLIMATE-CRAFT movement. Discover its shocking secrets, stratagems and much more in this sensational new dictionary. A fearless book that shows how the disciples of climate-craft and guardians of Gaia are distorting the truth and threatening our way of life.” George Lexicon, Institute of Climate Semantics “In science, there is an attempt to clarify; in global warming, language is misused in order to confuse and mislead the public.” Professor Richard Lindzen, atmospheric physicist “An important and timely book.

People like this, running such scare-mongering on an international scale, are dangerous. Every minute we spend confronting them is one they lose in spreading false facts and protecting their multi-billion dollar gravy train. Climate-craft is a greater threat to our survival than nuclear weapons or even climate change itself.” Graeme Rancid, Daily Bile


The Devil’s Dictionary of Climate Change: Wicked words to impress your friends and upset your enemies 

Available on Amazon

About the author:

George Lexicon is director of the Washington-based Institute of Climate Semantics and head of its psycho-linguistic research team. When not deconstructing the twists and turns of climate-craft, Lexicon enjoys camping and communing with nature. He spends his spare time in a summer ashram on Wizard Island in Oregon’s Crater Lake, climbing the great pyramids of Gaia, giving talks on leave-no-trace ethics, or having a beer with Church of Climatology folk at The Barking Dog in Maryland.

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Rob Dawg
June 21, 2018 9:06 am

Dihydrogen Oxide is the most pervasive and dominate greenhous gas and every living human is contributing to the problem.

Reply to  Rob Dawg
June 21, 2018 10:08 am

Fortunately its pernicious effects can be neutralized by the alchemy of beer-making.

Reply to  Gary
June 21, 2018 3:35 pm

Don’t forget that beer making releases CO2, a gas best known for its hops making property. Self-sustaining is good, isn’t it?

Reply to  Rob Dawg
June 21, 2018 1:15 pm

Just look as it dissolves things in the kitchen sink: organics and inorganics alike. The stuff is terrible! Support the Ban! Call the EPA!

Robert B
Reply to  Rob Dawg
June 21, 2018 4:39 pm

The US navy is researching use of it in developing new delivery methods for weapons of destruction.

June 21, 2018 9:14 am

Along these same lines, is this marvelous article by a company involved in “thermal analysis and measurement” methods and software. Yes, it’s a SPOOF! But it’s a good “test spoof” to use on “friends” (or enemies). It’s so smoothly done, it “looks real”. If you show it to someone, and they “bite”, you can then explain (note the paragraph as to why “Bitcoin Mining” is being done in Iceland!) “If you are taken in by this because it looks good…think Climate Change, the words and presentations on same.” ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD BITCOINS!

Reply to  Max Hugoson
June 21, 2018 9:22 pm

No it is not a spoof, the article is accurate.

Mumbles McGuirck
June 21, 2018 9:17 am

A few entries as examples might be nice. It would allow us to gauge the levels of sarcasm, erudition, etc.

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
June 21, 2018 10:32 am

Agreed. The term “Denier” should properly be applied to one who denies fossil fuels to humanity. As is —: Well we all know about that!!
Also the morphing of Warming into Climate Change is another. added to which is the assumption that climate change means increased temperature.

Reply to  Alasdair
June 21, 2018 10:45 am

“climate change means increased temperature” That’s exactly what it means. Everyone know cooling is just weather.

Alice Thermopolis
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
June 22, 2018 6:51 pm

Hey MM

“Look inside” the Kindle ebook version. You can read definitions up to the Big Data Act 2018 (below).

Big Data Act 2018, n., an Act of Parliament proposed to reduce the scope for skulduggery during research on big data sets.

An Act to be read in conjunction with the Climate-craft Act 2018, and to express provision for punishment of persons who fraudulently purport to act as prophets, doomsayers, including practitioners of occult or crafty science; or who claim powers of clairvoyance, prognostication, telepathy or other similar abilities, especially with regard to weather or climate. ETC


Bryan A
June 21, 2018 10:04 am

George Lexicon is quite the apropos name for an author of such a book

Reply to  Bryan A
June 21, 2018 9:38 pm

“George Lexicon, Institute of Climate Semantics”
And you think that is for real?

D. J. Hawkins
June 21, 2018 10:23 am

However amusing it may be, it’s a little rich for my blood at $30 a pop, especially for a paperback.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  D. J. Hawkins
June 21, 2018 9:35 pm

This is a “trade” paperback (6 x 9 inches). Mass market paperbacks, such as westerns, are 4 x 7 inches. Maybe $9.
I agree, however that $30 is more than I want to spend. Other books of this size are closer to $15.

Alice Thermopolis
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
June 22, 2018 3:08 am


The ebook could be for you. Only $8.03.

You can “look inside” at: Kindle. Goes up to B and the Big Data Act 2018.


Bruce Cobb
June 21, 2018 10:41 am

I’ll start:

Climate Change, n. Weather, esp. bad weather which hasn’t happened in recent memory (usually a month or two), meaning “never before in human history”.
Weather, n. See Climate Change. Also, any unusually cold or snowy weather, unless caused by Climate Change (see above, Climate Change).

June 21, 2018 10:46 am

Is this in the course offerings at Yale and JCU?

Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 21, 2018 10:54 am

It should be on the reading lists for classes in mythology, politics, business, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and climate-related physical sciences at all universities.

Joel Snider
June 21, 2018 12:14 pm

Well, to all ye holier-than-thou activists, it’s worth remembering Lucifer was a fallen angel who thought he knew best.
It’s not surprising they would embrace his methods.

June 21, 2018 12:42 pm

Friday Funny!!……totally just freaked me out……thought I had lost a day and was supposed to be somewhere right now!

Reply to  Latitude
June 21, 2018 1:31 pm

It’s Friday here, on a very frosty morning.
Mainland, NZ

June 21, 2018 3:47 pm

For further erudition, buy it with a previous work that also refers to the devil.

BTW, Climate alarmists are said to be devoid of a sense of humor. Perhaps we could send a definition a day (from either book) to Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt.

Alice Thermopolis
Reply to  Ric Werme
June 22, 2018 3:04 am


Lexicon’s inspiration was the Bierce book:

“Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary was the inspiration for this book. It first appeared in print in 1906 as The Cynic’s Word Book.”

MM gets a mention under “climate toothpaste”, hockey stick” and “mannsplaining”.


June 21, 2018 8:37 pm

International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Geneva, Switzerland

“Our History”

Begins June, 1999

To North America:

2007- Washington, D.C.
2010- Toronto, Canada

Some Climate Craft / Global Warming history? Along with the money?



Press release: June 15,2018

“IETA statement in response to Ontario’s announcement of WCI withdrawal”

Alan Tomalty
Reply to  Barbara
June 22, 2018 12:44 am

“This rushed decision is extremely dangerous and detrimental to Ontario businesses, consumers and trade partners,” says Katie Sullivan, IETA Managing Director. ”

This was in response to Doug Ford’s decision to withdraw from the cap and trade which has already cost me more than 5 cents per litre on my gasoline costs in Ontario.

The outright upside down logic of Katie Sullivan boggles the mind. What does she want? That everyone in Ontario open up their wallet and bank account and give all their money to organizations that practice cap and trade? Cap and trade doesnt reduce CO2 emissions anyway. the companies just buy carbon credits to keep producing so that they stay in business. They then pass the extra costs on. The only scheme that reduces CO2 emissions is a carbon tax so onerous that it forces every company to switch to an alternative non CO2 fuel. However by that time the increased inflation from the gradual step approach of carbon taxing has increased inflation so much that the economy takes a nosedive. With Trudeau’s plan in Canada starting Jan 1, 2019 to the end of 2023 it would either cost $74 billion with no change in CO2 levels or even if successful would force companies to switch fuels which would raise prices and would only lower the worlds temperature in the year 2100 by 0.003 C.

All utter madness even if you believe in global warming.

Reply to  Alan Tomalty
June 22, 2018 3:05 pm


Ontario Cap And Trade Factsheet, 11 May, 2018, 3 pages

California-Ontario-Quebec Cap and Trade issue. WCI.

Reply to  Alan Tomalty
June 22, 2018 6:47 pm

Environmental Registry of Ontario

“Posted to EBR and Submitted …”
Comment ID 574

IETA comments
Submitted February 9, 2018

Reply to  Alan Tomalty
June 22, 2018 7:30 pm

Ontario Newsroom , March 9, 2015


Climate Action Group Members
Included: Katie Sullivan, IETA

Reply to  Barbara
June 22, 2018 2:14 pm

For the Canadian audience:

Parliament of Canada
Senate of Canada

Bill C-288
Issue 18-Evidence, May 10, 2007

IETA presentation
Re: Emissions trading

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

IETA presentation:

IETA / International Emissions Trading Association

Reply to  Barbara
June 22, 2018 4:48 pm

Geneva Environment Network, Switzerland

International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Organization description.

Reply to  Barbara
June 22, 2018 9:09 pm

Corporations Canada

IETA Canada, Toronto, ON

Directors: 3 listed

Corporate Name History: 2010-03-03

Reply to  Barbara
June 23, 2018 12:01 pm


Dirk Forrister: IETA President & CEO

Short biography includes some political connections.

Reply to  Barbara
June 24, 2018 1:05 pm

U.S. Department of State
Archive, November 5, 1998

U.S. Delegation to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties-4 Press Briefing, Buenos, Aires, Argentina

Includes remarks by: Dirk Forrister, Chairman of the White House Task Force on Climate Change.

Reply to  Barbara
June 24, 2018 6:20 pm

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Delegation to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties-4 Policy Briefing Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 6, 1998

Re: Emissions trading.

Reply to  Barbara
June 23, 2018 2:51 pm

Project Development Forum

IETA Submission to UNFCCC secretariat, 16 April 2012

Henry Derwent, IETA President and CEO

IETA offices: Geneva, Brussels, Washington, D.C., Toronto

Also Re: Corporations Canada director information.

Reply to  Barbara
June 24, 2018 2:32 pm

Parliament UK

Environmental Audit Committee

Formal Minutes: Tuesday 8 February, 2005

Henry Derwent, Director of Climate, Energy and Environmental Risk

Reply to  Barbara
June 24, 2018 5:06 pm

Parliament UK

Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs

Wednesday 3 March 1999

Re: UK climate change programme

Responses to committee questions: Henry Derwent

Reply to  Barbara
June 23, 2018 6:18 pm

CEPS Energy Climate House, Brussels

According to this article:

Our Team: Andrei Marcu, short biography.

Re: association with Maurice Strong.

Also Corporations Canada IETA director information.

Reply to  Barbara
June 24, 2018 8:05 pm


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June 21, 2018 9:07 pm

For those seeking examples. I cut and paste phrases as I meet them in general reading. Here are a few from Climate, education, military & political sources, in the main.

VOCABULARY THEFT (Clean version)
Complete bafflegab.
professional explainer
number of exceedances of a given flood threshold
social values and the generation landscape continue to change
speak truth to power
DARPA also is carrying out the Upward Falling Payloads (UFP) program
support for forward-deployed warfighters
Researchers eventually want to expand a prototype from the analysis of vertical image and video to document analysis; natural language processing for machine translation and gisting; optical character recognition; horizontal still photo video object and persona identification; horizontal video object and persona identification; cognitive computing for target systems analysis and entity relationship identification; and other areas using machine learning approaches.
capabilities like silent engagement, deep magazine, scalable effects, and reduced logistics burdens.
Phonate Phonate definition, Phonetics. to provide (a sound source, and hence the pitch) for a given voiced continuant or vowel, through rapid, periodic glottal action.
the practicality of using autonomous systems to provide real-time actionable intelligence to our warfighters
disinvitation attempts by the left
slow-onsets crisis
They also assist with Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy – otherwise known as DOTMLPF-P.
We describe a new training methodology for generative adversarial networks…. We also propose a simple way to increase the variation in generated images, and achieve a record inception score of 8.80 in unsupervised CIFAR10.
(Preamble to Bonn Cop) ”we have … committed to clarifying the modalities for the 2018 facilitative dialogue aimed at increasing ambition in the pre-2020 and post-2020 years through the revisions on NDCs [national climate plans] where possible”
Alleged widespread doctoring of global tamperature data sets.
Edumacation is a good modern word describing what you get when you receive a modern “education” at a mediocre college and/or in a mediocre program.
In 1996, Gao and Randall [24, 25] extracted the modal properties (poles and zeros) of a transfer function from measured response signals, in a case where the forcing function was confined to the very low quefrency region of the response cepstrum.
international cyber security standards for internet of things-based systems
command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR)
Anthropocene, Adjustocene.
In the Sun, surface differential rotation changes on a centennial time scale coincide with the observed phase change between the toroidal and poloidal magnetic field components and the time dependence of the dipole and quadrupole components of the poloidal magnetic field
“MOT is a S-GAST biased parameter….so the synchronicity of MOT and AAT/CO2 is consistent with GAST lagging AAT/CO2.”
go run back to to your mommy’s basement you brainwashed fish-witted flimsy-knuckled vomitfondler
a science driven mad by apocalyptic visions that are then proselytized by acolytes
either Inner Hipsterville or Outer Nerdistan
axolotl, furshlugginer, potrzebie and veeblefetzer!
Basically, we now have a media that condemns those who describe murdering rapists as animals, but welcomes and promotes those who describe a Republican presidential candidate as an “animal.”
NASA (Never A Straight Answer)…
Incontrovertible, incontestable, undeniable, irrefutable, unassailable, beyond dispute, unquestionable, beyond question, indubitable, not in doubt, beyond doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, unarguable, inarguable, undebatable, unanswerable; unequivocal, unambiguous, unmistakable, certain, sure, definite, definitive, proven, positive, decisive, conclusive, final, ultimate; clear, clear-cut, straightforward, plain, as plain as a pikestaff, transparent, obvious, manifest, evident, self-evident, staring one in the face, patent, demonstrative, demonstrable, observable, palpable; uncontroversial, accepted, acknowledged; marked, pronounced, express, emphatic, categorical, compelling, convincing, clinching, airtight, watertight; rareirrefragable, apodictic
I would like to see at least a proposal for a Unicorn that farts rainbows and craps skittles.
Spatio-temporal chaos is ergodic.
James: when the female reporters have no further use for their classified sources, they can sue them for sexual harassment! (Response) James, James, James … never let the little head do the thinking for the big head!
“Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”
The scam may be crashing scientifically and on the public’s give-a-shyte meter
all cookie cutter versions of the same indoctrinated twerps to the point where both eyeballs reside in the left socket. Geoff

Norman Blanton
June 22, 2018 4:19 am

Climate Craft is the name of a HVAC manufacture in Oklahoma City.

An old boss of mine started the company and when I saw the headline I wondered what he had done to make the pages of WUWT.

Alice Thermopolis
Reply to  Norman Blanton
June 22, 2018 5:13 am

Lexicon’s definition:

Climate-craft, n., 1. The practice of divining Gaia’s climate or weather by using entrails, fire,air, water, thunder, lightning, models, etc. 2. A discipline that attributes any change in the biosphere to human activity, esp. one that attempts to monetise a benign trace gas crucial for organic life while simultaneously demonising it. See cargo cult, haruspex, witchcraft.

S. Lent
June 22, 2018 8:40 am

Here is a classic from the original Devil’s Dictionary:

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease is prevalent only among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.

Ambrose Bierce said many other things, such as: “Woman would be more charming if one could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.”

June 23, 2018 1:09 am

Great find!
Very intriguing.
Perhaps the author could authorize an excerpt or two?

Alice Thermopolis
Reply to  hunter
June 23, 2018 6:23 am

Hi Oz

Read the Preface on Kindle here:

As mentioned above, you can also see all the As and some Bs too.


June 23, 2018 3:03 am

latest book genre?
reckon all the IPCC and hansen mann and the rest could be put there in the fiction aisles also!

June 23, 2018 11:40 pm

Some what childish, but amusing, and also probably a good idea, since it seems people cant be convinced by the science.

John Grosse
June 25, 2018 1:08 am

But why are they doing it? Some say it’s the One World Government movement.

John Grosse
June 25, 2018 1:09 am

But why are they doing it?

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