Friday Funny: Hockeysticks are appearing in the sky, indicating the impending doom of climate change

From the universal boogeyman department.

Dr. Roy Spencer captured this “Manntastic” footage that other day while looking for comet NEOWISE. Surely, it is a visual indicator of “end times”.

The trend is sharp, straight, and upwards. What more proof do you need? This is way better than sieving, statistical sleight of hand, or spliced data.

He writes:

A thunderstorm casting a shadow after the sun sets gives way to Comet Neowise setting over Scottsboro, Alabama, July 15, 2020. The thunderstorm was over southeast Missouri, 350 miles away. Canon 6D MkII, Tamron 15-30 mm lens at 30mm, f/2.8, aperture priority, no deflickering.

30 thoughts on “Friday Funny: Hockeysticks are appearing in the sky, indicating the impending doom of climate change

  1. Roy,
    That is a really neat piece of photography and art. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Geoff S (at an earlier time, a Judge of national photo competitions).

    • Geoff Sherrington
      July 17, 2020 at 2:09 am

      Yes, a great clip…his moonrise video is very beautiful as well and very well planned (as you would expect)!

  2. Awesome! Thanks to Dr. Roy Spencer for a great start to my day. It has become clear that Dr. Roy is multi-talented and a genuine American treasure.

  3. Nice shot. Very nice!

    I’ve seen dragons in the sky, too, dripping ice onto the planet.

    Somewhere, I have photos of them. They are so smug….!

    Hope your transfer to the new server is moving along smooth as molasses in the summer.

    • Oh, there are so many dragons besides Smaug the Invincible!

      There was Umbaba, and after him Euflamm, followed by Fafnir and Fafner (twins), never mind Endriago and Glaurung, to mention only a few.

      They are hard to photograph, though, unless you’re willing to acknowledge them by leaving Krispey Kreme donuts out some place where they can get them.

      • Of course it does have a purpose!

        Hey I saw Venus in the eastern sky this morning! Some things are still normal!

        Now I want Krispy Kreme donuts and nearly frozen cold iced tea.

  4. I’m not a photography geek but I am a geek. So, I noted the f-stop f/2.8 which means the aperture was probably wide open. That made me wonder about things like shutter speed. ImageMagick (open source and therefore $0.00) got me the metadata but it didn’t have that information.

    While I was geeking around, I stumbled across the price of his kit. Apparently he’s pretty serious about photography.

    • Tried to find clips of Peter Lorre from 5 Weeks in a Balloon, but couldn’t.

      “Ve are doomed!”

  5. “From the universal boogeyman department”

    That made me laugh fist thing in the AM, which is hard to do.

  6. That was a pretty wicked storm system. Crazy lightning cloud to cloud with huge bolts of cloud to ground strikes. It had one helluva gust front even northeast of St Louis where we are. Blew a century-old Oak over on a 137 year-old barn that a friend in Edwardsville owns.
    Even nature is busy destroying history’s relics right now.

      • If only people would realize that Mother Nature really doesn’t give a damn about them. She’s a nasty beotch when she wants to be and wholly uncaring about anyone’s particular needs or wants. Far too many roaming this globe thinking it will be kind.

  7. I would love a description of the equipment used to make this time lapse exposure. You must have used a very stable tripod at the very least.

  8. Nah!
    That can not be compared to manniacal’s hockey stick.
    Dr. Spencer’s hockey stick is a real one, even if caused by light and shadow effects.

    Thus, Dr. Spencer’s has infinite positive value.
    Manniacal’s original climate hockey stick has near infinite negative value which declines every time he flogs it.

  9. “50-mile wide swarm of flying ants picked up on radar in the south of England, the Met Office reveals. Meteorologists were initially confused as radar was picking up rain – but it turned out to be millions of ants in the mood for mating.”
    metoffice link

  10. I wonder…. if all the planes are grounded because of an invisible but deadly bug, does that mean that civilization is grinding to a halt?

    And to think, I can only see the Bridge of Sighs in Venice by way of a camera pointed out the window of someone’s apartment…. I am sad. I guess I’ll just have to make up my own little world of adventures instead of visiting exotic places that I can’t afford to visit.

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