The Manntastic climate doom panel at #AGU19

I’ll be attending this (assuming they let me in, I pissed off some people yesterday, but that’s another story), and hopefully there will be a video of it available later. I expect there will be plenty of outlandish claims, and a plethora of unworkable ideas.

From AGU:

Governor Jerry Brown in Conversation with AGU Scientists: Protecting Earth’s climate for the next 100 years

Wednesday, 11 December, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Moscone North, Hall E, LL

Former California Governor Jerry Brown (and 2016 AGU keynote speaker) helped California become an international leader in climate change policy, establishing the most comprehensive and integrated climate action program in the Western Hemisphere. Governor Brown will join a panel of scientists led by AGU President and glaciologist Robin Bell, to discuss the science and politics of climate change and what needs to be done to protect Earth’s climate for the future.

Mann of course has been promoting it for weeks:

I’ll have notes later. It all depends on how well the hearing assistance device they got me works.

UPDATE: SEE IT LIVE HERE

registration required….

https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting/Pages/AGU-GO/

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Luke
December 11, 2019 11:09 am

IF collusion with a foreign adversary happened, THIS is exactly what it would look like. They’re shills for China.

Paul Hull
December 11, 2019 11:12 am

Anthony,

you migth be better off without the hearing assist.

pbh

Robert Beckman
Reply to  Paul Hull
December 12, 2019 10:00 pm

Far more understandable with all that mindless chatter filtered out.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Robert Beckman
December 13, 2019 6:22 am

When I was studying screen writing, we were told that because TV and movies were visual media, your script needed to be visual.

I believe it went like: a deaf person can watch a screen and tell what is going on, you’ve done your job as a screenwriter.

However, if a blind person can listen to the same thing and tell you what is going on, you’ve failed, as you’ve written a radio play (which were also fun to write, BTW).

So, yes, Anthony could do well to turn off any listening device and just watch. Most of this is Kabuki theater anyway. Give Climate Extinction credit: their costumes are amazing.

(If I have the time, I think I’m going to Photoshop some Scoldilocks braids on Michael Man…)

Joel O’Bryan
December 11, 2019 11:24 am

Just below this WUWT Manntastic AGU post is a WordPress ad:
“Toenail fungus gone if you do this. (Simple!)”

If only we could rid humanity of the CAGW fungus amoumgus so easily.

Caligula Jones
December 11, 2019 11:37 am

So, climate science basically a protection racket?

Sounds about right.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Caligula Jones
December 11, 2019 12:38 pm

“That’s a nice climate ya’ got there.
Be a shame if we had to tell the public how your nation’s emissions are hurting it.”
– UNFCCC

TomRude
Reply to  Caligula Jones
December 11, 2019 8:02 pm

Climategate 10 years later…
That is the MUST read this holiday
https://www.rossmckitrick.com/uploads/4/8/0/8/4808045/climategate.10yearsafter.pdf

Pat Frank
December 11, 2019 11:41 am

Incompetent arrogance in conversation with ignoramus believer, in a conspiracy against the innocent.

It makes me sick.

Sun Spot
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 11, 2019 4:48 pm

Greta, yup . . .

Bruce Cobb
December 11, 2019 11:45 am

But Anthony, why should they let you in if all you’re going to do is find fault with their bogus -oops, I mean Scientific claims?

Vuk
December 11, 2019 12:03 pm

Naturalist and broadcaster David Bellamy has died aged 86.
After dismissing global warming as “poppycock” he was declared a ‘persona non grata’ by BBC and rest of mass media but he stood by his opinion that there was no proof – apart from computer models – that it was actually happening.
Kudos & RiP
ttps://news.sky.com/story/david-bellamy-naturalist-and-broadcaster-dies-11884072

Philip
Reply to  Vuk
December 11, 2019 1:44 pm

Yes. RIP David. You made a lot of science approachable for a lot of people, and were badly treated by the BBC and ITV for your non-conformist view on global warming.

Joel Snider
December 11, 2019 12:03 pm

‘I pissed off some people yesterday’

So did I Anthony – so did I.
Little lower profile, but I make my presence known locally.

PaulH
Reply to  Joel Snider
December 11, 2019 1:06 pm

Same! 😉

Ed Zuiderwijk
December 11, 2019 12:32 pm

The next hundred years? They can’t even predict a relatively simple thing like a volcanic eruption in the next 5 minutes. The hubris is simply breathtaking.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 11, 2019 1:22 pm

Imagine this for a moment… the 100 year reign of California Governor Jerry Brown.

Do you think the result would be a spectacular utopia, or a desert?

December 11, 2019 1:05 pm

helped California become an international leader in climate change policy, establishing the most comprehensive and integrated climate action program in the Western Hemisphere. Governor Brown will join a panel of scientists led by AGU President and glaciologist Robin Bell, to discuss the science and politics of climate change and what needs to be done to protect Earth’s climate for the future.

Californian climatechange policy led by a glaciologist ?

John_C
Reply to  Krishna Gans
December 11, 2019 1:20 pm

Maybe she will argue for a return to the prior California climate? After all that’s what created our spectacular natural wonders! (Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy,…)

Gunga Din
Reply to  Krishna Gans
December 11, 2019 1:37 pm

I think the “Californian climatechange policy” is referring to Mr. Moonbeam.
He is an expert, after all, and he got results. He replaced California’s “permanent drought” with “permanent flooding”. He’s teaming up with the glaciologist to deal with California’s permanent glaciation.
(Or maybe to prevent it? Hard to say with Moonbeam.)

Taphonomic
Reply to  Gunga Din
December 11, 2019 4:38 pm

If it’s Brown, flush it down.

John Francis
Reply to  Taphonomic
December 11, 2019 5:22 pm

+10

Harry Passfield
December 11, 2019 1:23 pm

Mann:

“Protecting the Earth’s climate for the next 100 years”.

If only he would be alive to see the folly of his ways; the effect of his lies(IMHO); the destruction of the first-world by his dishonesty (not to mention the suppression of the third-world). But he won’t. He will be a rich, dead, man. Much good it will do him. And still, WRONG.

ATheoK
Reply to  Harry Passfield
December 11, 2019 7:26 pm

“He will be a rich, dead, man”

Good Lord! I hope not!

At the very least:
A) The IRS should catch up with him for all of the free legal aid he’s received.
B) The reverse SLAPP lawsuits should bankrupt him multiple times over.

December 11, 2019 1:47 pm

As Ed Z says, .

When the MET people can manage a 7 day forecast I might give them the benifiit of the doubt.

Yes using the historical events of the past as a guide we could make a generalised forecast for 100 years or further in the future, but as with right now it would be a general guess as different parts of Earth have very different climates.

CC is just a nice money making scam.

MJE VK5ELL

ResourceGuy
December 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Let me guess: “How to mine Federal dollars for a high speed rail to nowhere and then pull the plug on it”

Session 2: “How to blame all possible outcomes on global warming when dealing with a public policy problem”

ResourceGuy
December 11, 2019 2:03 pm

The (conference) ship of fools.

Andy Pattullo
December 11, 2019 2:39 pm

If stupid was gravity, this event would create a black hole.

Ozonebust
Reply to  Andy Pattullo
December 11, 2019 3:25 pm

Andy
Have they actually measured the pressure within a black hole – or is it pure speculation.

Taylor Pohlman
Reply to  Andy Pattullo
December 11, 2019 3:26 pm

“If stupid was gravity, this event would create a black hole”

Now that’s a “plus ten” comment! Note to self: start thrusting early, escape velocity will be hard to achieve.

James A. Schrumpf
December 11, 2019 3:56 pm

I wonder if Mann and Hanson had any idea that things would end up like this when they started the ball rolling back in the day, or if they just thought they’d found something they would make their names famous?

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  James A. Schrumpf
December 11, 2019 5:29 pm

For Mann, the idea was hidden in a “CENSORED” directory.

Mike Ozanne
December 11, 2019 4:48 pm

Will there be the usual degree of intimate closeness with the audience….

Petit_Barde
December 11, 2019 4:49 pm

Madrid, San Francisco … where will be the next Climate Clowns’ show ?

Lowell
December 11, 2019 5:35 pm

I listened to some of the streamed content until I couldn’t take it anymore. Their presentations are an example of how to not convince people. Instead these self righteous presenters speak to their choir by saying deniers (skeptics) are stupid, that poor people who are the most vulnerable to climate change should not be allowed to become rich and thus not vulnerable, and that if you don’t like the culture on a lefty campus than your both stupid and anti science.

u.k.(us)
December 11, 2019 5:38 pm

Nobody gets pissed off while winning a contest.

Gerald Machnee
December 11, 2019 8:22 pm

The funniest part was when they were trying to decide if science was political or politics was science.

Patrick MJD
December 11, 2019 11:14 pm

Protecting the climate? Like they are going to post sentries outside the the climate so as to not let “warming” in?

Chaamjamal
Reply to  Patrick MJD
December 12, 2019 4:48 am

Hello Patrick

I also wondered about that.
Humans protecting the climate and humans saving the planet and on and on. It seems the success of the falangs has gone to their head such that they now see themselves as the masters of the universe and the managers and caretakers of nature.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Chaamjamal
December 12, 2019 6:03 am

Well, one of the most disturbing scams out there is when someone gets control over someone’s life, i.e., a legal guardianship over someone with dementia, then steals all their money and forces the victim to live like an animal.

So, yeah, I kinda envision that kind of “climate protection”, i.e., they’ll rake in the big bucks and do precisely squat for the climate.

Chaamjamal
December 12, 2019 4:39 am
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