BOOM! Scott Adams uses Dilbert to Diss the ‘Climate Crisis’ Again

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Genius cartoonist Scott Adams published a Sunday cartoon panel offensive to the climate religion.

Dilbert / Scott Adams teasing followers of the climate religion (Licensed copy)

From “Climate Change ” is the new universal boogeyman department.

Just in case you think this cartoon is too ridiculous to be true, there are plenty of real world examples of people trying to blame climate change for their own failures.

Climate change has been blamed for everything from the flooding of the Nile, to wildfires in California, which were actually made worse by incompetent forestry management, and caused by a clear lack of electrical line maintenance.

And of course, climate change is top of the list when any flooding or levy levee failure occurs. If climate change is accepted as the cause of the problem, nobody thinks to investigate shoddy substandard work and sudden cash windfalls.

Climate change – the go to excuse for the incompetent and corrupt.


Note from Anthony: This cartoon is fully licensed to reproduced at WUWT, other places, not so much. And, in what is probably the worst example of blaming climate change, Bill McKibben’s flying monkeys at 350.org blamed the Oroville dam spillway disaster on climate change AND blamed the November 2018 Paradise wildfire disaster on climate change too. They even got our local city council to declare a “climate emergency”.

The stupid, it burns like white phosphorous!

– Anthony

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Mark Broderick
July 15, 2019 2:14 pm

Anthony “This cartoon is fully licensed to (be?) reproduced at WUWT, other places, not so much.

Tom Halla
July 15, 2019 2:17 pm

Too true. Other than racism, climate change is the go-to claim of why any bad thing happened.

Mat
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 15, 2019 4:44 pm

Just google “5 Alarming Ways That Climate Change Is Racist”

Kenji
Reply to  Mat
July 16, 2019 8:01 am

“Climate Justice” = race war

And if you don’t want a race war? Just transfer all your wealth into the pockets of third world warlords.

Aidan Margarson
Reply to  Mat
July 16, 2019 2:51 pm

Climate change “is” racist, just consider who has caused it (1st world) and who will suffer most from its outcomes (third world) .. in a sense that is racist .. why dont you understand that?

Reply to  Aidan Margarson
July 16, 2019 7:59 pm

We understand what reaching is. You are frantically reaching because you follow an agenda that demands ill formed conclusions about poor countries being victimized by rich countries.

“…in a sense…” By THAT “reasoning” EVERYTHING is racist because everything in rich countries is better than everything in poor countries… Safety is racism. Money is racism. Living longer is racism. Freedom is racism. Calories are racism. Access to health care is racism. If everything is racism, you’ve lost the plot….

huls
Reply to  Aidan Margarson
July 17, 2019 8:07 am

Because neither the 1st nor the 3rd world is a race.
Why don’t you understand that?

Iain Russell
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 15, 2019 5:13 pm

White privilege is another haven.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Iain Russell
July 15, 2019 6:04 pm

I would include white privelege in the general class of racism.

JohnWho
Reply to  Iain Russell
July 15, 2019 9:12 pm

Yikes! Is “climate change privileged” far behind?

beng135
Reply to  JohnWho
July 16, 2019 7:51 am

It’s not far behind. Soon enough we’ll hear “Those people over there are having nice weather, and we’re not! That’s not fair. We demand climate justice!”

John VC
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 15, 2019 6:11 pm

Seems like “Russian Bots” are starting to give CO2 and climate change a good run–especially among the democrats.

Duane
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 15, 2019 6:14 pm

Of course, everybody knows there is no such thing as racism. Just ask Trump. And his supporters.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Duane
July 15, 2019 6:25 pm

Why, gee Duane, my grandfather didn’t quite qualify as “white” until after he died, and then wasn’t white again, but a “person of color”. And the left’s classification system gets squirrely, as a Lebanese Christian is “white”, but a Lebanese Muslim is not.

Dr Deanster
Reply to  Duane
July 15, 2019 7:15 pm

LOL … depends on what ur calling racism. If your talking about all the stupid claims about Trump being a racist made by Democrats, then you would be right …. there is no racism to be found. In fact, the ridiculous claims coming out of the Dims and their lackeys in the MSM, take away from the race issues that are real. The fact ….

Democrats and the leftist in the media exploit race and minorities for political gain. One day all the “special interest” groups they lie to will wake up and realize the only people benefiting from the Democrats empty promises are the Democrat Elite. …. people like Weinstein’s, Epstein, Obummer, and the like.

Reply to  Dr Deanster
July 16, 2019 7:01 am

Either you know you’re sh_t, or you know your sh_t.

Notice the subtle difference? Learn them.

Oh yeah – spelling STASI here.

Goldrider
Reply to  Dr Deanster
July 16, 2019 7:05 am

When everybody’s a “racist,” no one is. And who CARES, anyway? Why is this ridiculous and irrelevant insult given so much artificial power?

Back before PC, when the only snowflakes fell from the sky, it was commonly understood on 5th-grade playgrounds everywhere that some one calling you a nasty name didn’t make it true. Maybe the Dems were too busy learning “emotional literacy” and “interpretive dance” and didn’t get the memo?

Meanwhile, Trump and the rest of us were learning how to win at Dodge Ball!

GregK
Reply to  Goldrider
July 17, 2019 2:14 am

Almost everybody is a racist….it’s part of our evolution.
Though possibly learned. Dislike the other lot, protect your own patch.

A good example of early human culture is what plays out currently in the Highlands of PNG. When there is a massacre it is usually the village next door who are the massacre victims. Rome’s early great victories were over villages just down the road.

Eventually we can learn not to kill, even like, our neighbours, even our distant neighbours.
Takes time though and every now and then politicians unearth this old propensity and extreme unpleasantness results….Hitler, Milosevic, current Iranian leadership, current Somali [lack of] management.

Two steps forward, a bit of a skip back…so it goes

MarkW
Reply to  Duane
July 15, 2019 8:01 pm

Once again Duane demonstrates that he is incapable of arguing honestly.
Nobody has ever said that there is no such thing as racism, that’s just today’s lie from you.
What we do say is that many, if not most of the examples typically trotted out by leftists are not examples of racism.
Being against illegal immigration is not proof of racism.
Being against even more welfare is not proof of racism.
Disagreeing with a liberal is not proof of racism

As a side note, by far the most racist people I’ve ever met have been leftists and liberals.

Loydo
Reply to  MarkW
July 15, 2019 9:28 pm

Once again MarkW demonstrates an inability to arguing intelligently.
The insinuation that racism is not not “credible” is an insulting and ignorant statement. But all he noticed was Duane pushing his little indignation button so he reflexively trots out some meaningless hokum.
As far as he is concerned telling citizens born in your own country to “go back to the countries they came from” is ok? It can only be about their racial heritage; it wouldn’t make sense saying it to an American of caucasian appearance. How disheartening it must be for non caucasian Americans to see (more) evidence their president is a racist and worse, seeing that crap being defended by… other white people.

Schitzree
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 1:22 am

And here’s Loydo, ready to prove the truth of everything MarkW said. Racism is whatever a Leftist says it is. The only thing that isn’t Racism to Loydo is hating white people.

And yes, those white people are getting sick of the constant hate and race baiting. It’s why the Democrats are starting to lose important middle class voting blocks. A fact they seem unconcerned with as they continue to chase the votes of all those who despise our nation and flaunt our laws.

~¿~

tty
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 2:02 am

“it wouldn’t make sense saying it to an American of caucasian appearance”

Like Latin Americans for example?

Graemethecat
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 2:46 am

“As far as he is concerned telling citizens born in your own country to “go back to the countries they came from” is ok? It can only be about their racial heritage; it wouldn’t make sense saying it to an American of caucasian appearance.”

In the 1950’s White Irish people in London were often told to go back to Ireland. Loydo, the resident Leftist idiot on WUWT, is incapable of seeing the World without his obsession with race.

Loydo
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 3:29 am

“Racism is whatever a Leftist says it is:

Leftists like Tory Boris Johnson:
“If you are the leader of a great multiracial, multicultural society you simply cannot use that kind of language about sending people back to where they came from.”
“totally unacceptable”

and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)
“I think those tweets are racist and xenophobic,”

Kurt Linton
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 4:36 am

Ilhan Omar was born in Mogadishu…Minnesota…sounds right.

MarkW
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 7:08 am

Once again Loydo demonstrates that he is incapable of actually making an argument.
Instead of attempting to disprove anything I actually said, he just trots out insults.

The statement that the claims of racism aren’t credible is the rock solid truth. But instead of dealing with it, Loydo just gets indignant and increases the level of insults.

MarkW
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 7:09 am

Why is it “totally unacceptable”?
Because it offends overly sensitive leftists?

Gator
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 11:54 am

The true racists are those that dwell on race, and see race in everything. We know who you are, you can stop taking now.

Steven Lonien
Reply to  Loydo
July 17, 2019 9:34 am

Since facts are not considered and barrels of ink rules .now cypher hacks Determine mankind fate. The rich stockpile air conditioners .in vain. measly 100 years maybe then jesus judges all. No money involved
stick with fact. That’s real.best lie loses all .

msbehavin
Reply to  Loydo
July 17, 2019 3:23 pm

Except that isn’t what Trump tweeted. He tweeted “go back to where you came from, fix it and then come back and tell us how you did it” . A racist would just tell you to leave, not tell you to then come back and report on it. Must be getting your news from CNN. We are sooooo racist, the parents of 3 out of the 4 left their idyllic utopias voluntarily to come to the USA in order to subject themselves to it. As far as I’m concerned , Detroit and Puerto Rico are almost third world countries at this point. (and you can thank “democratic socialism” for that).

msbehavin
Reply to  Loydo
July 17, 2019 3:49 pm

Wow Loydo. You make many assumptions about “race”. Your ignorance is something to behold. Maybe you could define “caucasian” for us? My ancestors came from a land that lies predominantly inside the Arctic Circle and covers at least three continents. What race/color am I?

Dr Deanster
Reply to  Loydo
July 18, 2019 5:32 am

Loydo ….. and there is the rub ….. Trump didn’t just say “go back to where you came from”. That is the lie told by the MSM and Leftist politic.

Rather …. Trump said .. pp. go back and fix the governments in your country of origin, then come back and tell us how it is done. Trump strictly referenced politics. No racism at all.

speed
Reply to  MarkW
July 15, 2019 11:19 pm

I would rather be “awake” than “woke”.

Cheers,

Speed

HendoMike
Reply to  MarkW
July 16, 2019 2:20 am

Am I a racist if there are some black people I dislike?

MarkW
Reply to  HendoMike
July 16, 2019 4:04 pm

If those blacks are conservative then no, you are not a racist.

jdgalt
Reply to  MarkW
July 16, 2019 9:45 am

I’m with MarkW.

ATheoK
Reply to  Duane
July 15, 2019 9:29 pm

More ad hominems based upon your own ignorance.
So many topics, claims and insults; so little real knowledge.
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peyelut
Reply to  Duane
July 16, 2019 7:24 am

If one were to observe out loud that someone elsr is a Communist, a Bank Robber, or any of a hundred other detestable things, the fact that that Communist, etc. happens not to be ”white” does not make one a racist – what it does make them is ‘observant . . . . a quality you appear to lack in abundance.

beng135
Reply to  Duane
July 16, 2019 7:59 am

Duane, if it was 50 yrs ago, you could’ve gotten a job as a projector. And you like playing cards too.

Richard John Kiser
Reply to  Duane
July 16, 2019 12:58 pm

10 comments in and YOU blame people. Did you understand the cartoon or by your comment are you living one?

Fritz Brohn
Reply to  Tom Halla
July 16, 2019 9:04 am

You forgot, “Orange Man Bad”

Bryan A
July 15, 2019 2:17 pm

Climate Change: The gift that keeps on giving

LdB
Reply to  Bryan A
July 15, 2019 5:25 pm

This is late to the party schoolkids have been doing it for 2 years now, when anything bad happens in the playground they blame climate change and climate change definitely ripped up there homework.

Rudolf Huber
July 15, 2019 2:29 pm

That’s a good one. When I was a boy, our local innkeeper had a dog. OK, it was his wife’s dog. Young boys that we were at the time we often messed up. Whenever something blew in our faces we blamed it on the dog. It was our running gag and we laughed it off. Everyone knew that it was BS but if the mess-up was not too bad, it somehow flew. The dog is Climate Change now. We all know its stupid to blame your messed up conjugal life on Climate Change – but it’s a handy excuse and everyone will move on.

Alasdair
July 15, 2019 2:37 pm

Nice one Gilbert. My toast got burnt. Obviously insufficient renewables coming from the plug.

R Shearer
Reply to  Alasdair
July 15, 2019 3:58 pm

Who is Gilbert?

Craig from Oz
Reply to  R Shearer
July 15, 2019 4:37 pm

A Modern Major General?

Iain Russell
Reply to  Craig from Oz
July 15, 2019 5:14 pm

One of the Three Little Maids.

MarkW
Reply to  Craig from Oz
July 15, 2019 8:02 pm

That was Sullivan.

Newt Love
July 15, 2019 2:48 pm

On FaceBook, I am running a post that is: “______ because of Global Warming.
One of mine is “I forgot our date, and didn’t call because of Global Warming.”
Another: “I had to help fold the clean laundry because of Global Warming.

The post thread is to Laugh Out Loud.

Rhoda R
Reply to  Newt Love
July 15, 2019 7:01 pm

Be careful, Facebook will close you down in a heartbeat is some crybully bleats to them about how your threat is ‘threatening’. Or something.

JohnWho
Reply to  Newt Love
July 15, 2019 9:29 pm

Dang, I was gonna post “Global Warming ate my homework”!

Jim Whelan
Reply to  Newt Love
July 16, 2019 12:41 pm

In a discussion group the other day I encountered a warmunist who claimed not just that refugees are swarming out of war torn, politically mismanaged countries because of climate change but that refugees are PROOF of climate change.

drednicolson
Reply to  Jim Whelan
July 17, 2019 7:04 am

Political climate change, maybe.

alexei
July 15, 2019 2:57 pm

The problem is much of the public have fallen for it. The sceptics are not doing a good job challenging the lies publicly; even the donald appears to be backtracking and has certainly wasted the best opportunity sceptics may ever have (short of a glaring global cooling) of enlightening the brainwashed and ignorant.

BobW in NC
Reply to  alexei
July 15, 2019 5:35 pm

The point that flabbergasts me is that This whole scenario is based on CO2 emitted from human use of fossil fuels. Really?

A recent WUWT article reaffirmed a point I read over 10 years ago: the amount of anthropogenic CO2 emitted to the atmosphere is trivial. The IPCC 2004 AR4 report showed it to be only 2.9%. Recently, the WUWT article showed it to be 3.4%. 3.4%!!!

I mean, c’mon now. With 96.6% coming from natural sources, human emitted CO2 is NOT a villain here.

Rhoda R
Reply to  BobW in NC
July 15, 2019 7:06 pm

What is even more amusing is that CO2 appears to be something like 0.04% of the atmosphere. Our contribution is something like 3.4% of that. Lets see…. 0.0000135 or 0.00135% of our atmosphere is the result of human activity. Ooooh, SCARY!

Graemethecat
Reply to  Rhoda R
July 15, 2019 10:37 pm

Greens and Leftists are innumerate. Tell one that CO2 has risen from 3 molecules to 4 molecules per 10000 and watch the amazement.

Goldrider
Reply to  Graemethecat
July 16, 2019 7:10 am

They MUST be innumerate, because they keep on condemning capitalism while living very comfortable lives off their inheritances and dividend checks. They fly all over hell and back while wringing their hands about the “carbon footprints” of people who can’t afford to leave town. I think the world is finally on to this . . .

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Rhoda R
July 15, 2019 11:30 pm

The alarmists always use units of huge proportions such as giga-tonnes etc etc, sounds more scary than ~3% of ~0.041% of the atmosphere.

Frank the Norwegian
Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 16, 2019 1:22 am

Or Hiroshima-bombs. Even more scary.

The other Phil
Reply to  Rhoda R
July 16, 2019 5:10 pm

There are many things to criticize when it comes to global warming hysteria, but this is not one of them. Let’s stick to good arguments, not nonsense ones.

Johne Morton
Reply to  BobW in NC
July 15, 2019 7:09 pm

Imagine that your income and expenditures are in perfect balance, regardless of the amounts. Now, if either one of those changes by 3%, without the other changing by the exact amount to make up the difference, then 3% builds up substantially over time.

CO2 didn’t just magically begin rising at the start of the Industrial Revolution. CO2 levels have risen because we’ve been emitting far more than in times prior. My answer is: so what? Yes, we’ve made a trace gas go up a little, it barely has any effect on climate and is already pretty much swamped at 400 ppm and won’t do much more, so who cares?

Loren Wilson
Reply to  Johne Morton
July 16, 2019 3:40 am

If you had no other sources of income or expenses, the analogy would be appropriate. The natural world has multiple self-correcting mechanisms to reduce an increase in any one given property, especially CO2. When my income increases, I spend and save more, and my disposable income increases less than the increase in income. If my income decreases, I spend less, thus reducing the long-term effect of the change. The natural world does this all the time in every area. Food supply increases, the population eating that food increases. Then the predators that eat that population increase, reducing the population. For CO2, an increase is removed because plants use it more easily. Chemical reactions involving it go slightly faster, etc.

Steven Lonien
Reply to  Loren Wilson
July 17, 2019 9:55 am

Climate verces energy stock market its Trillions . we are toast.fast. even .

jtom
Reply to  Johne Morton
July 16, 2019 9:50 am

So CO2 did rise magically when it in the past it rose to far higher levels than today?
Or do you think the natural release and absorption of CO2 would be in balance absent Man’s existence?

Of course, answering yes to either if those questions would be absurd. Look at the history of CO2 levels, the trend, and what Earth was headed for – mass extiction due to insufficient atmospheric CO2. If Man is responsible for the levels going back up a little, then it can honestly be said that Man averted a likely mass extinction event.

I just hope that both CO2 and temperatures go up a little more, whether there is a correlation or not. That would promote the best climate for life.

Johne Morton
Reply to  jtom
July 16, 2019 10:40 am

CO2 did rise in the past, slowly, and usually as a result of increased temperatures that caused more of it to be expelled by the oceans and biosphere. What I’m talking about is why CO2 levels had been pretty stable for thousands of years up until the industrial revolution. My main point is that it doesn’t matter, that CO2 isn’t some magical control knob for the climate, just a side effect in the bigger scheme. But denying that industrial activity has elevated CO2 levels is just giving ammunition to the warmists who will then compare you to an infantile nincompoop (like a flat Earther), which doesn’t help us at all…

R Shearer
Reply to  BobW in NC
July 15, 2019 8:05 pm

It adds up apparently, not exactly like interest on a bank account but similarly as human CO2 emissions continue to rise. Eventually, however, human emissions will peak, possibly even by mid-century. It’s unlikely that unreliables will make much of a dent but already there are signs that human population will level off, which will lead to lower emissions, in addition to continued displacement of coal by natural gas and nuclear technologies.

Plant biomass is expanding and consumes the equivalent of half of our emissions. It’s possible that the rate of consumption could increase, i.e. more biomass is supported. We could do nothing and this “problem” will eventually take care of itself.

Sara
July 15, 2019 3:31 pm

“And, in what is probably the worst example of blaming climate change, Bill McKibben’s flying monkeys at 350.org blamed the Oroville dam spillway disaster on climate change ….”

Sorry, McKibben, you dunce, but the Oroville dam spillway disaster happened because the spillway was not correctly built in the first place, and it was because ecohippies wouldn’t allow it to be done correctly. The ground underneath the spillway eroded from the very beginning, shortening the life of that construction.

McKibben, you are a complete idiot. Now go find something useful to do with yourself before YOUR world ends.

Oh, wait – what if it doesn’t end??? The horror!!!

Dave Miller
Reply to  Sara
July 15, 2019 4:16 pm

The ONLY, tiny, grace I can attach to the whole AGW Catastrophe farce is that is got McKibben the flock out of the Adirondacks.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Sara
July 15, 2019 6:16 pm

The spillway of course was a required engineering feature because it was clear such a large high dam would require such a structure at various times.
History of the Oroville Dam:

Groundbreaking on the dam site occurred in May 1957 with the relocation of the Western Pacific Railroad tracks that ran through the Feather River canyon. The Burns-Porter Act of the California Legislature, which authorized the SWP, was not passed until November 8, 1960 – and only by a slim margin.[14][15] Engineer Donald Thayer of the DWR was commissioned to design and head construction of Oroville Dam, and the primary work contract was awarded to Oro Dam Constructors Inc., a joint venture led by Oman Construction Co.[16]

Two concrete-lined diversion tunnels, each 4,400 feet (1,341 m) long and 35 feet (11 m) in diameter, were excavated to channel the Feather River around the dam site. One of the tunnels was located at river level and would carry normal water flows, while the second one would only be used during floods.[17] In May 1963, workers poured the last of 252,000 cu yd (6.8 million cu ft; 193,000 m3) of concrete that comprised the 128 feet (39 m) high cofferdam, which would protect the construction site from floods. This structure would later serve as an impervious core for the completed dam. With the cofferdam in place, an 11-mile (18 km) rail line was constructed to move earth and rock to the dam site. An average of 120 train cars ran along the line each hour, transporting fill that was mainly excavated from enormous piles of hydraulic mining debris that were washed down by the Feather River after the California Gold Rush.[18]

On December 22, 1964, disaster nearly struck when the Feather River, after days of heavy rain, reached a peak flow of 250,000 cubic feet per second (7,100 m3/s) above the Oroville Dam site. The water rose behind the partially completed embankment dam and nearly overtopped it, while a maximum of 157,000 cubic feet per second (4,400 m3/s) poured from the diversion tunnels. This Christmas flood of 1964 was one of the most disastrous floods on record in Northern California, but the incomplete dam was able to reduce the peak flow of the Feather River by nearly 40 percent, averting massive amounts of damage to the area.[19][20]

Ten months later, four men died in a tragic accident on the construction rail line. On October 7, 1965, two 40-car work trains, one fully loaded and the other empty, collided head-on at a tunnel entrance, igniting 10,000 US gallons (38,000 l) of diesel fuel, completely destroying two locomotives. The burning fuel from the collision started a forest fire that burned 100 acres (40 ha) before it could be extinguished. The crash delayed construction of the dam by a week while the train wreckage was cleared.[21][22] Overall, 34 men died in the construction of the dam.[22]

Oroville Dam was designed to withstand the strongest possible earthquake for the region, and was fitted with hundreds of instruments that serve to measure water pressure and settlement of the earth fill used in its construction, earning it the nickname “the dam that talks back”.[23] (It is believed that a MW 5.7 earthquake in the Oroville area in 1975 was caused by induced seismicity from the weight of the Oroville Dam and reservoir on a local fault line.[24]) The embankment was finally topped out on October 6, 1967, with the last of 155 million tons (140.6 million t) of material that took over 40,000 train trips to transport.[18] On May 4, 1968, Oroville Dam was officially dedicated by the state of California.

So yes, apparently they were planning on “climate change” in the late 1950’s when the Oroville dam was designed along with the spillway structure.
McKibben is an idiot if he actually believes water had to be let down the spillway in 2017 because of climate change. A natural occurrence that was engineered for in the 1950’s.

Some people like to quote Mosher’s trite claim, “We don’t even plan for the past,” when in fact civil engineers do this everyday.

MarkW
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 15, 2019 8:06 pm

Actually you can blame the fact that they had to use the emergency spillway on climate change.
Because the politicians in charge of the dam believed the global warming scamsters, they believed that drought had become the new norm for the region. As a result they didn’t drop the water level in the dam when it became nearly full, then snowfall (that according to the models never happened) and spring rains resulted in more water than the dam could handle.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  MarkW
July 16, 2019 1:04 am

Human incompetence is not climate change.
But it does make a good excuse for the politicians needing an alibi.

jdgalt
Reply to  MarkW
July 16, 2019 9:51 am

That’s not caused by climate change, but by the hysteria about climate change.

Kerry Eubanks
July 15, 2019 3:43 pm

Challenge the lies…. how? In what medium? The difference in behaviour and rhteoric says all you need to know about who is being “scientific” and who isn’t. But they pro-side know they have the advantage so they exploit it with no critical scrutiny. Nice (taxpayer funded) work if you can get it.

Fred Harwood
July 15, 2019 3:47 pm

AKA: Willie Pete!

commieBob
July 15, 2019 3:54 pm

Scott Adams is another victim of the SJW Mafia. They tried to get newspapers to drop his strip. They succeeded in drying up his speaking engagements. His income dropped by a third. link

Adams continues to prosper and continues to snipe at the alarmists. I admire his resilience.

Shoshin
Reply to  commieBob
July 15, 2019 5:42 pm

+1 Scott Adams is hilarious and surgically insightful. I’d like him even more if his politics weren’t to the left of Bernie’s. That’s maybe the most ironic part; the left despises him but his personal views make Bernie look like Ronald Reagan.

commieBob
Reply to  Shoshin
July 15, 2019 6:10 pm

I have the same thing with Noam Chomsky. I have gained many valuable insights from his writing but his politics … yech!

One of the most even handed, lucid, descriptions of President Trump were by a professor who wouldn’t have voted for him under any circumstances. A real intellectual sees the facts as they are and presents them honestly.

J Mac
July 15, 2019 3:59 pm

That’s a good ironic laugh! Love Dilbert. Truer words were never spoken….

TonyL
July 15, 2019 4:05 pm

Bill McKibben’s flying monkeys at 350.org blamed the Oroville dam spillway disaster on climate change AND blamed the November 2018 Paradise wildfire disaster on climate change too.

This is so wrong.
We really have to stay focused and remain clear on what is going on.
The Oroville dam spillway disaster due to climate change: TRUE
Paradise wildfire disaster due to climate change too: FALSE – due to Global Warming!

We need to keep our plausible deniability in line.
Flooding, dam and levee failures: Climate Change
Drought and wildfires: Global Warming
Also –
Tornadoes: Climate Change
Hurricanes: Global Warming
(Don’t ask me why.)

leitmotif
July 15, 2019 4:19 pm

Climate change caused Federer to lose Wimbledon. Djokovic was seen eating the evidence after the match.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/14/us/novak-djokovic-eats-grass-wimbledon-trnd/index.html

Kenji
July 15, 2019 4:22 pm

Speaking of excuse-making … PG&E failed to maintain their infrastructure … which caused massive fires and many deaths … and they KNEW about it …

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pg-e-knew-for-years-its-lines-could-spark-wildfires-and-didnt-fix-them-11562768885

Instead … they spent ratepayers $$$$ on RIDICULOUS “green” boutique projects, and politically correct virtue signaling advertisements touting all their “Brown” employees. All of this under the watchful, gleeful, eye of the PUC and supermajority leftist State Legislators … not to mention Jerry Brown.

All of our political and corporate institutions have been infected with affirmative action hire numbskulls and hardcore eco-leftists who are crashing the systems and bankrupting individuals, corporations, and government.

All the while … they blame Global Warming …

Dave Miller
July 15, 2019 4:23 pm

I could not help of think of Scott Adams earlier this week, as I listened to a ridiculous NPR story about how competence just didn’t matter in the new economy. Other stuff like “being a team player” are now much more important.

One of my favorite Dilbert comics flashed into my mind, not as a multi-pane comic like the original, but in a single meme.

In the strip, Dilbert meets “the Salesman, and his unnecessary army of tag-alongs”. They go to a conference room. Dilbert asks “what does your product do?”.

The Salesman says, “Oh, we didn’t bring that guy.”

July 15, 2019 4:27 pm

Levee.
When the levee breaks, ain’t no place to go.
To pay for repairs to the levee, the government may levy a tax.

Kenji
Reply to  Sam Grove
July 15, 2019 6:17 pm

Mean old levy taught me to weep and moan
It’s got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home
Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well

You’re singing my song

PS … I spelled it exactly as I feel

Jon Jewett
July 15, 2019 4:53 pm

Scott Adams appears to be a liberal. But… He is unusual in that he is NOT stupid. He is one of the very few pundits who figured out that Our President Trump was going to win. And that anthropogenic climate disruption (or whatever) was a hoax.

Didn’t know he was, pundit? Subscribe to his Periscope you tube.

Joel O'Bryan
July 15, 2019 5:01 pm

Notice the Starbucks coffee cup with sleeve in in most of the frames.
I suspect its a play on what happened in the Game of Thrones episode.
I’m guessing Scott put it there as a hint that he is hoping Howard Shultz enters the US President race as an Independent candidate.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/28/if-howard-schultz-runs-president-starbucks-will-be-ballot-too

John Tillman
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 15, 2019 5:55 pm

You might possibly be reading more into the sleeve than is strictly warranted:

https://freebeacon.com/politics/schultz-on-climate-change-we-are-literally-on-a-collision-course-with-time/

Or not, if climate sanity isn’t Adams’ most important issue.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  John Tillman
July 15, 2019 6:19 pm

You seem to think Howard Shultz would actually have a shot at winning.
Whatever it takes for Shultz to peel-off enough votes from the Democrat’s nominee to ensure he/she loses, I’m all for it.

DocSiders
July 15, 2019 5:09 pm

“Evil racist climate deniers!”

Rolls so easily off the tongue now due to excessive mindless repetition.

Doesn’t even pay to argue any more.

Fortunately propaganda fatigue is setting in…so now it rolls off of uncaring ears as fast as it rolls off the tongue.

JS
July 15, 2019 6:16 pm

I’ve seen climate change blamed for “increased premature births worldwide” and earthquakes.

MangoChutney
Reply to  JS
July 15, 2019 10:33 pm

Presumably the earth moves before the pregnancies happen.

SAMURAI
July 15, 2019 7:05 pm

Way to go, Dilbert.

In the coming months and years ahead, the fanatical doom and gloom CAGW predictions will become even more laughable than they already are.

Dilbert, as is often the case on societal issues, is ahead of the curve in dishing out sarcasm, satire and ridicule on society’s delusional beliefs.

As the earth enters a 30~50 year global cooling/hiatus phase from 30-year ocean cool cycles and a 50-year Grand Solar Minimum event, the disparity between the hilarious and unfounded CAGW predictions vs. reality will be obvious to anyone.

It’ll likely take a string of brutally cold winters in the Northern Hemisphere, but eventually, the average person will finally come to realize CAGW was the biggest and most expensive scam in human history…

Ironically, the global warming recovery we’ve enjoyed since the end of the Little Ice Age in 1850 has been a boon for all life on earth. Unfortunately, when we enter a global cooling phase, people will appreciate how fortunate we were to have enjoyed such a long period of warming recovery…

Loydo
Reply to  SAMURAI
July 15, 2019 9:52 pm

“As the earth enters a 30~50 year global cooling/hiatus phase”

Until then we have CO2 concentrations accelerating, a 10 year lag in the maximum temperature response to those emissions and even then a wait of what looks like at least another 50 years before your cycle to makes it back down into neutral territory. With warming actually accelerating
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good luck with your predictions.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Loydo
July 15, 2019 10:18 pm

What’s the trend if you take out the El Ninos?

Whatever, looking pretty good for humanity, although I will predict that the AMO will not be kind to the future of this plot (for bedwetters like you that is).

Loydo
Reply to  philincalifornia
July 16, 2019 12:53 am

What’s the trend if you take out the El Ninos?

About the same.
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philincalifornia
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 6:54 pm

Well damn. Since we can’t rely on El Nino’s to make up for the fact that we can’t rely on Beer-Lambert Law-decimated CO2 warming, I guess we’re just going to have to settle for ~0.75 degrees C warming for the next century. If we do start to slip out of the Holocene and back into the frigidity we’ll have to find a better greenhouse gas or, my favorite, get some reflectors up there to utilize more of the sun’s power.

F1nn
Reply to  Loydo
July 15, 2019 11:14 pm

You are right.
But there is two little problems with this climate change thing.
One : It´s NOT WARMING !
Two: You are an IDIOT !
Good luck with your stupidity.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Loydo
July 15, 2019 11:32 pm

Climate doom predictions? 100% of them have failed.

SAMURAI
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 12:36 am

Loydo-san:

There hasn’t been a statistically significant warming trend since 1996, despite 30% of all Manase CO2 emissions since 1750 made over the last 20 years.. Hmmmm…

There was a natural 2015/16 Super El Niño global temp spike, but this will soon be negated by the next La Niña cycle, and then a 25-year flat trend from 1996 will reappear.

CAGW has become a joke.

Loydo
Reply to  SAMURAI
July 16, 2019 1:21 am

“There hasn’t been a statistically significant warming trend since 1996”

Says who? Can you provide a link?

SAMURAI
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 6:35 am

Loydo-san:

Here is a link showing a 0.00C/decade global warming trend from 1996~2015:

http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/uah6/from:1996.6/to:2015.7/plot/uah6/from:1996.6/to:2015.7/trend/plot/esrl-co2/from:1996.6/to:2015.7/normalise/trend/plot/esrl-co2/from:1996.6/to:2015.7/normalise

1996 marked the end of strongest 63-year Grand Solar Maximum in 11,400 years. The 2015/16 Super El Niño event ended this 19-yr Hiatus, but it’s effect will be negated after the next La Niña cycle, and from additional cooling from 30-year ocean cool cycles a 50-year Grand Solar Minimum which already started.

Cheers!

Loydo
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 3:52 pm

C’mon SAMURAI, thats the most tortured cherry-pick I’ve ever seen. You start the the plot at 1996.6, right before an El Nino and end at 2015.7 cutting of the 2016 El Nino.

MarkW
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 4:06 pm

Loydo complaining about cherry picking. Irony is lost on the acolytes.

Gator
Reply to  MarkW
July 16, 2019 6:06 pm

They are completely self unaware. No clue.

Richard M
Reply to  Loydo
July 17, 2019 5:12 am

Loydo, instead of spewing the normal reality denial from the Clientologists, you should look closer at SAMURAI’s data. What is the trend in the ENSO data? I think you will find it is very close to zero.

IOW, it is actually a very good choice. It is your denial that is hilarious.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 4:13 am

Wait.. what? 10 year lag? So, you’re saying that a molecule of CO2 absorbs radiation for 10 years, day and night, then starts to release it? In what universe?

Loydo
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
July 16, 2019 3:57 pm

No. From https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/10/3/031001

“the timing between an emission and the maximum temperature response is a decade on average.”

MarkW
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 4:09 pm

If that’s true, given how much CO2 levels were 10 years ago, and given your claim that ECS is between 2 and 4C, we should have seen at least twice as much warming as has been seen so far.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Loydo
July 16, 2019 7:04 pm

MarkW, don’t try to confuse a calculator-dodger with mathematics. That would be horrid bullying.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Loydo
July 17, 2019 5:36 am

Synopsis of referred article:
“We cannot attribute current temperatures to CO2, so let’s pretend it’s a problem for the future. Won’t somebody think of the children?”

IF CO2 is influenced by LWIR, the response will be HERE and NOW.

SAMURAI
Reply to  SAMURAI
July 16, 2019 10:07 pm

Loydo-san:

The 19-year Hiatus I showed you isn’t “cherry-picking”, it’s simply using the important statistical tool called mathematical iteration to determine how long a flat trend occurs.

According to CAGW’s unsupported assumption of CO2 forcing/climate sensitivity, it should be 100% impossible for a flat trend to last longer than 10 years… but, alas…. a 19-year flat trend did occur…

Anyway, The Hiatus from 1996 will reappear shortly for the reasons I explained in this thread, and eventually, a flat trend exceeding 25+ years will occur, which will be the end of the CAGW scam…

Cheers!

UNGN
July 15, 2019 8:24 pm

I’m in aerospace. Over 10 years ago a major US airline decided to overhaul its engines using a repair vendor for turbine components that was 1/2 the price of our OEM / repaired parts. This vendor didn’t quite make the parts to the close tolerances we did and there were multiple component fractures/in-flight shutdowns.

At least 25 of this type of plane were parked and the airline came crawling back offering to pay us a premium to repair the parts in the short term while they replaced the 3rd party parts with brand new OEM parts they also bought from us.

Good thing it was August…

An aviation “expert” postulated “Global Warming” was the reason for all the parked planes and the media happily reported this “fact”.

TonyL
Reply to  UNGN
July 15, 2019 10:14 pm

NEWSFLASH:
Global Warming causes jet engines maintained with substandard parts to fail while in routine service.
Further analysis shows that Global Warming causes the failures at an accelerated rate compared to properly serviced engines.

In Other News:
Global Warming puts you and your family at risk. Going on vacation? Think again. Commercial aircraft have been experiencing a rash of engine failures which put everybody aboard at risk.

SuffolkBoy
July 16, 2019 12:22 am

In the public sector, “Climate Change” is also used to promote future failures, not just to explain past disasters.
Many UK towns are “declaring a climate emergency”, in an amazing outbreak of metooism. This[1] is one in the south of my county. I am suspicious about what financial shenanigans are being shrouded in a cloak of “addressing climate change”. I suspect that, rather than blaming the ubiquitous “climate change” on all manner of project failures, the town councils are setting up new “partnership projects” of questionable financial merit and bulldozing the deals through the council. In the current climate (!), starting a business plan with “In order to tackle the climate emergency, we…” is pretty much a guarantee that the plan will be approved, regardless of the bill it lands the local taxpayers with. The plan in [1] is a deal between the council and a manufacturer of electric cars regarding car fleets for council operations. Lest there be any doubters on the council, I guess the well-funded, well-organised Extinction Rebellion team can be counted on to, say, spontaneously glue themselves to the council building doors[2] just before the car plan is considered this Thursday. “Think of the polar bears[3].”

[1] What Ipswich is doing to address the climate emergency.
https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/ipswich-council-s-carbon-footprint-reduction-target-1-6146553
[2] Environmental group plans Suffolk “die-in” to highlight carbon worries https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/extinction-rebellion-s-suffolk-die-in-1-6161200
[3] Creating the Greenest County https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/planning-waste-and-environment/greenest-county/

AntonyIndia
July 16, 2019 3:27 am

Plenty more goodies where this came from: https://dilbert.com/search_results?terms=climate+change

Hocus Locus
July 16, 2019 4:15 am

MADLIB

“In the historical record rises in A precede those of B… yet our culture tries to depart from some simple A-B causation. Instead of deeply examining mechanisms of A, there is a political movement that fixes on B… because people and industry associated with B are easy targets for regulation and taxation… and once B is locked down completely we will effectively be under some single system of world governance… these typically stifle innovation and through growing population and increasing ignorance and incompetence… would lead (paradoxically) to a rise in the same deleterious effects that are claimed would rise with A.”

A,B: Temperature, CO2
also works:
A,B: Violence, Guns

ResourceGuy
July 16, 2019 9:35 am

I’d love to see more Dilbert cartoons on chief enviro officers and chief diversity officers.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  ResourceGuy
July 16, 2019 2:20 pm

….and chief strategy officer too.

Jay
July 18, 2019 2:40 pm

Tom and Jerry showed us how we feel about “racism” , so Dilbert is probably the same about what we call “climate change”.

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