A rebuttal to the ‘climate change timeline’ meme

You may remember that bit of climate ugliness from yesterday, a “timeline” covered at WUWT here.

Not to be outdone, Dr. Roy W. Spencer writes on Facebook:

I saw a global warming meme on the interwebs, and decided to answer it with my own.

…and mine is a little more family-friendly.

Indeed, it is, and just as compelling without the need to resort to four letter words.

UPDATE: CFACT did a “correction” of the original.

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TW2018
November 29, 2018 11:37 am

Dr. Roy, great as always! Exactly right!

stinkerp
Reply to  TW2018
November 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Danley Wolfe
Reply to  TW2018
November 30, 2018 10:05 am

@TW2018, agree completely. Dr Spenser brings sanity to the fantasy by which I mean climate fiction of using insufficient models tune to carbon and overemphasizing climate sensitivity esp. in the recent US national assessment focusing on the extreme case RCP8.5 which is way over the top, and projecting out hundreds of years. It is hard to understand how supposed “scientists” can willingly even gladly sign on to this except that this religion has developed many followers because if they truly expressed their independent opinions they would get booted out of the club and would be forced to work at Arby’s or KFC.

November 29, 2018 11:41 am

Hilarious! “Humor is just another defense against the universe.” – Mel Brooks

Utterbilge
Reply to  Ryan Welch
November 29, 2018 11:52 pm

Get back to us if you ever acquire a sense of the sardonic:

https://tinyurl.com/y85rbzvn

Editor
November 29, 2018 11:48 am
Rob Duncan
Reply to  David Middleton
November 29, 2018 4:24 pm

Your post was worth the read

Reply to  Rob Duncan
November 29, 2018 5:27 pm

I’d like to think so… But it was a fracking long post.

Duane
Reply to  David Middleton
November 30, 2018 9:12 am

Language inflation … now a picture is worth 6,000 words!

🙂

a_scientist
November 29, 2018 11:52 am

Crap has four letters.

David new Guy-Johnson
Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 11:58 am

So has “four”

ShanghaiDan
Reply to  David new Guy-Johnson
November 29, 2018 12:20 pm

Love is a four letter word. So is wife. Ex-wife, though, is 6 and that is evil. And that leads to another four letter word. Poor. Funny how those follow each other around…

Tom in Florida
Reply to  ShanghaiDan
November 29, 2018 12:44 pm

Hmm, evil and wife both have four letters. I suppose correlation/causation would apply here. Oops is another four letter word you can use when the wife catches you writing what I just did.

Gamecock
Reply to  ShanghaiDan
November 29, 2018 1:13 pm

You can’t have alimony without an X.

jtp
Reply to  Gamecock
November 29, 2018 4:27 pm

That puts the “fun” in Funeral…

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Gamecock
November 29, 2018 7:27 pm

Can’t afford being with her, can’t afford being without her. Cheaper to bury the hatchet and hope to outlive her.

fred250
Reply to  Gamecock
November 30, 2018 12:55 am

If you bury the hatchet deep enough, you will definitely outlive her.

But your second married to Big Bob, might be even worse.

John Endicott
Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 11:59 am

As are “even” and “will”. But none of them are offensive to families four letter words like the original meme’s use of the F-word.

drednicolson
Reply to  John Endicott
November 30, 2018 4:11 am

In my family, a euphemism was just as offensive as the original cuss.

saveenergy
Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 12:00 pm

& ‘Oops’

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 12:14 pm

D’oh!

M Courtney
Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 12:18 pm

In the UK “Cr*p” is not a word used in polite company.

R Taylor
Reply to  M Courtney
November 29, 2018 1:00 pm

There should be some better tribute to Thomas Crapper, an Englishman who has made daily life better for billions of people.

Kelvin Duncan
Reply to  R Taylor
November 30, 2018 8:38 am

“Crap” is a Middle-English word, so predates Thomas by centuries! It originally meant “waste”. Before his invention of the bell valve, flushing toilets did exist, but the flush (and the deposits!) had to be done manually. Older, much older people may remember the big cast iron water containers hovering menacingly overhead as you did your business. They contained a very large bell valve which was activated by a chain ending in a fancy ceramic handle. This all lead to a series of Victorian jokes about getting flushed, having your chain pulled etc.
In some ways, the flush toilet lessened recycling as middens and under floor accumulations used to be exploited for useful material such as gun powder and fertilisers. House leases often required the lessees maintain middens, usually immediately outside a window! Soil under Southern slaves’ huts was collected for gun powder material etc in the Civil War.

Roy W. Spencer
Reply to  M Courtney
November 29, 2018 1:04 pm

That seems odd, given the contributions of Sir Thomas Crapper to flush toilet design.

Reply to  Roy W. Spencer
November 30, 2018 1:38 am

His company still exists.
https://www.thomas-crapper.com/

Image:
https://www.thomas-crapper.com/Low-Level-Polished-Cistern.html

When you write the word “Crapper” on a flush toilet, it is only logical to create the verb “crap” and the nouns “crapper”and “crap”.

These words are a noble contribution to the rich English language, and are certainly not impolite, unless you believe that bodily functions are entirely unnatural, in which case you run the risk of being “full of crap”. 🙂

Reply to  M Courtney
November 29, 2018 1:20 pm

In the impolite society of the UK House of Lords such word are more common, especially from the Liberal Democrat members.
See https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/exclusive-sarah-ludford-sweary-peer-house-lords/

Gunga Din
Reply to  M Courtney
November 29, 2018 2:39 pm

So what do they say instead?
“I have to take a Lew”?

HotScot
Reply to  Gunga Din
November 29, 2018 3:36 pm

Gunga Din

So what do they say instead?
“I have to take a Lew”?
“……..It’s spelled ‘Loo’.

And in answer to your question, one excuses oneself politely e.g. “An urgent matter requires my attention”. Or, in the case of a lady, “I simply must powder my nose”.

One not so gentle might say “Please excuse me, but I’m going to wave goodbye to a friend who’s destined for an ocean trip”.

If a gentleman’s trouser ‘buttons’ or more commonly his zipper is undone in public, one gently it points out, very quietly, by saying “you have egg on your chin old chap”.

Skinning cats is a quaint British pastime.

Gunga Din
Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 4:12 pm

“So what do they say instead?
“I have to take a Lew”?“……..It’s spelled ‘Loo’.

Thank you for the correction.
(Guess I was thinking of a different kind of “crap”.)

ATheoK
Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 6:01 pm

“HotScot November 29, 2018 at 3:36 pm
If a gentleman’s trouser ‘buttons’ or more commonly his zipper is undone in public, one gently it points out, very quietly, by saying “you have egg on your chin old chap”

Here it is often a simple “Your fly/zipper is showing/down”, or “Your barn door is open or not closed”
Others may simply say, “Do you troll here often?” or “Do you catch much trolling this street/building?”

Usually, all is lighthearted. The cruel ones ensure you are standing in view of everyone, before they inform a person.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 7:58 pm

GD, I see what you did there, and I concur. A real lew-loo, if I might be so bold as to indicate.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 11:04 pm

A phrase I heard many years ago and continue to use is, “I have to see a man about a horse.”

dmacleo
Reply to  M Courtney
November 29, 2018 2:41 pm

wow crop is a bad word there?
man that must have sucked during horse and buggy days at the shops that sold riding accessories.

HotScot
Reply to  dmacleo
November 29, 2018 3:45 pm

dmacleo

Crop is a foodstuff generally grown in fields.

One doesn’t usually buy foodstuff in a ‘tack’ shop, which is where we British usually buy our riding accessories.

Tally Ho!

Pop Piasa
Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 8:57 pm

I’ll give you a riding crop, if your mount is that spirited. Mine is a gelding who enjoys youngsters riding and grooming him. Trained in reigning but very laid back.
Registered as “Leanin’ On My Angel”.

Dan Hawkins
Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 12:48 pm

“Crap” is a term rightly assigned to a certain form of modern music. When spoken, the C is silent.

JohnB
Reply to  Dan Hawkins
November 29, 2018 2:49 pm

Good music is like good candy. First you have to remove the wrapper.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Dan Hawkins
November 29, 2018 9:01 pm

Wait guys, you forgot about the original rap song…

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Pop Piasa
November 29, 2018 9:05 pm

Here’s another genuine rap tune…

PaulH
Reply to  Pop Piasa
November 30, 2018 10:14 am

Classics! 🙂

Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 1:32 pm

“Crap has four letters”, CAGW has too, so what’s difference then?

Gunga Din
Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 2:42 pm

So does “Mann”. (Plus a Nobel Cause!)

Gunga Din
Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 2:46 pm

And the closely related, “Hype”.

HotScot
Reply to  a_scientist
November 29, 2018 3:18 pm

Four has crap letters.

Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 3:23 pm

Five doesn’t have that problem.

HotScot
Reply to  Steve Heins
November 29, 2018 3:39 pm

Steve Heins

Five is a mouthful.

Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 3:47 pm

That’s funny, because six isn’t

HotScot
Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 4:22 pm

Steve Heins

Six isn’t even half a bakers dozen.

Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 4:56 pm

They will close off comments by the time we reach thirty eight.

HotScot
Reply to  HotScot
November 30, 2018 2:14 am

Steve Heins

I hope so, I’m running out of ideas. 🙂

John Endicott
Reply to  HotScot
November 30, 2018 5:33 am

If you are a number you should beware of seven as seven ate (eight) nine.

HotScot
Reply to  HotScot
November 30, 2018 3:20 pm

John Endicott

I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered (dramatic pause) my life is my own………..I am not a number.

Patrick Mcgoohan, ThePrisoner

John Bell
November 29, 2018 11:56 am

Sometimes I view new you tube videos about CC and leave a comment to the effect that the climate faithful need to lead humble, low carbon lifestyles so as not to be hypocrites, I bet they hate to hear that.

Bryan A
Reply to  John Bell
November 29, 2018 12:10 pm

Interestingly enough, Youtube requires vast amounts of energy to host, post, and View content that a green making use of it to disseminate information will actually cause far more energy to be required…Not very green and even more hypocritical.

Pat Frank
November 29, 2018 12:02 pm

Maybe the last exclamation should be “Urk!,” as the hapless believer dies of fuel poverty.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Pat Frank
November 29, 2018 1:25 pm

Brother Manard “Perhaps he died while carving it.”
King Arthur “If he was dying, he wouldn’t have bothered to carve out ‘Aarauugh’.”
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

drednicolson
Reply to  Pat Frank
November 30, 2018 4:21 am

“The wind stops blowing. The lights go out. It is dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue, and your wallet by a Green.”

Bryan A
November 29, 2018 12:03 pm

HEY,
Turn that Heater Off we are trying to be able to afford to feed you ungrateful Green Larva

Joel Snider
November 29, 2018 12:07 pm

Honestly, I appreciate the effort to maintain the high road – but it’s like when you smash your finger.

There’s a reason certain words exist, and ‘Oops,’ and ‘crap’ just don’t do a smashed finger any good.

u.k.(us)
Reply to  Joel Snider
November 29, 2018 12:40 pm

Very true, but I like the way WUWT commenters will usually run down the list of exclamations, till they get to the one that is printable.

HotScot
Reply to  Joel Snider
November 29, 2018 3:50 pm

Joel Snider

The term “Bother” is an admirable response to tapping oneself on ones finger with a hammer in Britain.

Assuming a British gentleman would ever wield such an implement.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  HotScot
November 30, 2018 6:32 am

Or as my grandma used to say to grandpa (a circuit court judge), “Put down that screwdriver. What do you know about complicated machinery.”

Walt D.
November 29, 2018 12:28 pm

David Middleton:

As someone once remarked to Mel Brooks – Na$i$m is not funny.

Neither is Environmentalism. Out of all the Marxist Based “Religions” Environmentalism has killed more people than all other Marxist based “religions” combined (Mao, Stalin, Pot Pol, Hltler).

If you believe Jordan Peterson, Climate Science is just another form of Marxism with a postmodern flavor.

commieBob
Reply to  Walt D.
November 29, 2018 1:44 pm

As someone once remarked to Mel Brooks – Na$i$m is not funny.

Ah, but G-Marxism is. It’s a blueprint for crass struggle and a theory of permanent revelry.

Guided by the Marxist leader-dogmas of misbehaviourism and hysterical materialism, inevitably the masses will embrace, not only G-Marxism, but also each other.

So there you have it, Marxism as the dogma of brotherly and sisterly love … down Rover.

Steven Hill (from Ky)
November 29, 2018 12:30 pm

But, but, but, that’s Obama’s new economy package……

Bruce Cobb
November 29, 2018 12:43 pm

The REAL timeline:

“The Earth has a fever!” – “The arctic is melting!” – “Polar bears are going extinct!” – “Coal is killing the planet!” – “Fossil fuels are evil!” – “Those who don’t believe are Deniers!” – “Deniers hate the planet!” – “Deniers are evil!” – “Democracy and capitalism are keeping us from saving the planet!” – “People must be forced to save the planet!” – “Green Heil! Green Heil! GREEN HEIL!”

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
November 29, 2018 6:24 pm

You need to start your timeline about 10 years earlier.

Then you can add, “A New Ice Age?” at the top of the list.

November 29, 2018 12:58 pm

It’s not just the cost. So called ‘renewable energy’ consumes more energy over its life-cycle than it produces. Renewable energy (as currently known) is not sustainable.

Sheri
Reply to  Dan Pangburn
November 29, 2018 7:38 pm

Renewable energy is actually a misnomer. It’s “energy from weather” in the two most talked about types.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Dan Pangburn
November 30, 2018 9:22 am

REnewable. REcycle. REvolt. REbel.
Why are always trying to REar us?

Russ R.
November 29, 2018 1:02 pm

The crap could be replaced with “Starvation SUCKS! Sharpen the Guillotine!”

Dodgy Geezer
November 29, 2018 1:05 pm

“Ooops!” ??

“Ooops, it doesn’t work!”

There. Fixed that for you…

M Courtney
November 29, 2018 1:54 pm

Remember why this meme has been promoted. It’s a plea to keep the faith.
No, nothing has happened yet. But they say it will.
Keep on keeping on – The End Days Be Coming!

If they weren’t losing they wouldn’t be saying “It will be oops”. They would still be saying “97% of our leaders say it’s already oops”.

This is a retreat. A circling of the wagons. They think they are losing the argument.
In fairness, not everything they think is wrong.

November 29, 2018 1:57 pm

Things are getting far worse than expected
“China must play a leading role if the world is to draw up a new and more effective strategy to halt the collapse of life on Earth ( OMG ! !), according to senior delegates at the close of this week’s UN biodiversity conference.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/29/china-urged-lead-way-efforts-save-life-on-earth-un

Craig from Oz
Reply to  vukcevic
November 29, 2018 6:29 pm

I am not clicking on any link to the Guardian. Not propping up their socialist dogma by supporting their advertisers.

So… having not read the article, are they saying China need to be forced to stop building a new coal plant every 27 seconds and divert some of their income into helping Those Most At Risk and Developing Countries?

Or that the West has failed and China needs to be our new Overlords?

I am guessing the second.

jmorpuss
November 29, 2018 2:16 pm

I wounder how long before the OOPS means COPS.

jmorpuss
November 29, 2018 2:21 pm

I wonder how long before the OOPS means COPS.

HotScot
Reply to  jmorpuss
November 29, 2018 3:53 pm

jmorpuss

You’re definitely not a duck. 🙂

Zig Zag Wanderer
November 29, 2018 2:26 pm

Meanwhile, in Australia, apparently recommending more learning and less activism in schools is ‘patronising’

But when asked about the [students’] strike in parliament earlier this week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged students not to take part in the event and skip school.

“What we want is more learning in schools and less activism in schools,” he told federal parliament.

Fareha said she expected more support for young people who would be Australia’s potential future leaders and politicians.

“I was really upset at first, then angry and then disappointed.”

She said she expected that reaction but it was sad because he was Prime Minister and there should be more support for future leaders. “Instead we were just condemned and patronised.”

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/students-expected-to-skip-school-to-attend-strike-for-climate-action/news-story/907d3d23594af8ecb3f88a95ad794747

Gunga Din
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 29, 2018 2:52 pm

So we’re back to “crap”?

HotScot
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 29, 2018 4:30 pm

Zig Zag Wanderer

PEDANT ALERT!!!!

Does that even make sense, from a Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged students not to take part in the event and skip school.

Shouldn’t it have been: ‘Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged students not to skip school and take part in the event.’

Either a crap PM or a crap journalist, or both!

H.R.
Reply to  HotScot
November 29, 2018 6:28 pm

Close enough for government work.

HotScot
Reply to  H.R.
November 30, 2018 2:16 am

H.R.

True nuff’

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  HotScot
November 30, 2018 6:41 am

The construction is proper as the dependent clause is “not to take part in the event and [not] to skip school” where “not” negates both the action of taking part in the event and skipping school. Had someone dropped a comma between “event” and “and,” then the PM would have clearly been suggesting that the students not take part in the event and that they also skip school.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  HotScot
November 30, 2018 1:38 pm

Either a crap PM or a crap journalist, or both!

That’s all we have here in Oz, sorry…

Harry Newman
November 29, 2018 3:05 pm

And then from the alarmist Stuff news web in NZ:

Wonderful comment on an article in Stuff NZ, “The worst climate change denial myths, debunked by experts” Leith Huffadine (00:01, Nov 28 2018). The Huffadine article (yes indeed it is quite a huffy write!), is symptomatic of the alarmists dramatic debunking of climate circumstances with unsubstantiated conjecture, ie qualitative narrative. It is a silly article. (https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/108576327/the-worst-climate-change-denial-myths-debunked-by-experts?rm=m)

But then in the comments section to Huffy’s fantasy rant some clown who hides under the moniker NZer20000, characterizes the alarmist lacuna perfectly.

From NZer20000; “Um, the majority of scientists don’t just “believe” in human-made climate change. They have proved it with theories, models etc. There has been no convincing proof to the contrary. The Stuff comments section is full of lay people, many who do not even know how to spell, thinking they know better than scientists. Truly ridiculous”.

So there we have it in very clear diction … it is not that scientists just “believe” in man made climate change … they have PROVED it with THEORIES, MODELS and ETC.

Sadly most alarmist climate scientists will not see the irony and understand the ridiculousness of NZer20000 s qualitative conjecture on the qualitative. Sad but true.

Andy West
November 29, 2018 3:30 pm

Title: ‘Timeline of the *social* consensus on climate’

Blue section : World doomed by man-made global warming, unless global action
Orange section : OK, some natural variability. But world imminently doomed by man-made climate change anyhow, unless drastic global action now!
Red section : Waits for science to mature; peers beneath social bias. OOPS
Yellow : Oh crap. Hey presidents, prime ministers, press guys, you know that big doomed thing you were saying, well…

mario lento
November 29, 2018 3:32 pm

Now Josh has a friend in the climate humor space… well done!

BallBounces
November 29, 2018 3:38 pm

A great concept, but, alas, climate change will cause the fudge to melt…

HotScot
Reply to  BallBounces
November 29, 2018 4:33 pm

BallBounces

Ewwwwwwwww!

HotScot
Reply to  Patrick MJD
November 30, 2018 2:18 am

Patrick MJD

No wonder mental health is becoming such a problem amongst our youth.

Those kids should be playing in puddles not campaigning in them.

ren
November 30, 2018 6:02 am

In three days, very cold air with snowfall will reach all of California.
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