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.

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Joel O'Bryan
July 17, 2020 1:25 am

AKA, the Terminator: “I’ll be back.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminator_(solar)

Geoff Sherrington
July 17, 2020 2:09 am

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).

Alastair Brickell
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
July 17, 2020 5:23 am

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)!

Ron Long
July 17, 2020 3:07 am

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.

July 17, 2020 4:04 am

That ain’t no hookey stick. Thet there’s ghost chickins in thar sky,

Ron Long
Reply to  Leo Smith
July 17, 2020 4:53 am

Leo, you have damaged your karma by tricking me into watching that video.

Paul Johnson
Reply to  Leo Smith
July 17, 2020 8:13 am

A spectacular parody; Stan Jones would be proud.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Leo Smith
July 18, 2020 1:24 pm

Whatever happened to the timeless “Cows With Guns?”

Sara
July 17, 2020 4:28 am

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.

Bryan A
Reply to  Sara
July 17, 2020 12:09 pm

Re: Dragons in the sky

Shouldn’t that read…
…They are so Smaug….!

Sara
Reply to  Sara
July 17, 2020 1:15 pm

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.

Bryan A
Reply to  Sara
July 17, 2020 8:16 pm

Gee you mean Krispy Keene actually has a purpose?

Sara
Reply to  Sara
July 18, 2020 3:13 am

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.

GLENN W FESTOG
Reply to  Sara
July 18, 2020 8:28 am

Saw Piff the Magic Dragon on BGT; his big brother, Steve, was not in attendance.

commieBob
July 17, 2020 5:55 am

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.

James Bull
July 17, 2020 6:37 am

It’s as you say “We’re Doomed”. Must run round waving my hands in the air screaming “Don’t Panic”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7NlFWh7Sz8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjxseHuUSYI

James Bull

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  James Bull
July 17, 2020 8:27 am

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

“Ve are doomed!”

Earthling2
July 17, 2020 6:50 am

“From the universal boogeyman department”

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

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Earthling2
July 17, 2020 7:58 am

Maybe cut out that “fist thing” and you’ll feel more like laughing? 😬🤛

Graemethecat
Reply to  Pop Piasa
July 19, 2020 12:00 am

Please – this is a family site!

Pop Piasa
July 17, 2020 7:05 am

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.

ATheoK
Reply to  Pop Piasa
July 17, 2020 8:34 am

Weathering.
Time is not kind and Mother Nature is less so.

buggs
Reply to  ATheoK
July 22, 2020 8:35 am

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.

Dr. Bob
July 17, 2020 7:37 am

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.

ATheoK
July 17, 2020 8:31 am

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.

Tom in Florida
July 17, 2020 8:41 am

Speaking of hockey sticks, one of my favorites:

Vuk
July 17, 2020 12:16 pm

“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

Pop Piasa
July 17, 2020 12:43 pm

Imagine flying through that in a Sopwith Camel…

Sara
July 17, 2020 1:19 pm

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.

Gunga Din
July 17, 2020 2:59 pm

We always knew Mann’s Hockey Stick was out there ….

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