Friday Funny: Another last chance to save the world from Climate Change

Another last chance, but this is the best one Kerry says. Well, of course it is.

THIS year’s climate summit in Scotland is the world’s “last best chance” to avert climate catastrophe, according to US climate envoy John Kerry.

The senior White House diplomat earmarked the COP26 conference in Glasgow as a crucial landmark in the global bid to combat the environmental crisis.

The United Nations talks, which will be attended by leaders from across the world, were pushed back a year due to the pandemic.

“In fact, I would say that in my judgment, it is the last best chance the world has to come together in order to do the things we need to do to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.”

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I’m pretty sure there will be another last chance, coming to a destination near you soon. Meanwhile, Josh reminds us of all the other “last chances”.

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January 29, 2021 8:04 am

It’s the last best chance … There will be more chances, not as good as this one, and still The Climate will keep on changing like it did in the last millions of years.

Richard Page
Reply to  Pauleta
January 29, 2021 8:52 am

I think I might hang on a bit until the best chances have gone. I think I’ll wait until the last worst chance – that one sounds more serious!

Reply to  Richard Page
January 30, 2021 10:57 am

Perhaps we should “short sell” all the climate stuff, then have Robinhood ban all purchases…

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  Pauleta
January 29, 2021 12:33 pm

It would be best not to hear of last chances.

Reply to  Pauleta
January 29, 2021 1:57 pm

If anything really bad is on (or over) the horizon, the best chance to do anything about it will be when we actually know what it is, and that it is obvious that we can do something about it.

That is when we will have the BEST chance to do something about ‘it’.

‘NOW’ is the the last best chance to do what John Kerry wants to do, because as time goes by it will become more and more obvious that there is nothing bad over the horizon.

Ian Magness
January 29, 2021 8:08 am

Can anyone explain what a “last best chance” is. I’m afraid it’s beyond my brain cell’s ability to comprehend.

Richard Page
Reply to  Ian Magness
January 29, 2021 8:56 am

Words, just words. The alarmists think it makes them sound important but, as a cliche, the “last best chance for…” peace, coming together, special offer on furniture etc. has been so overused and over-hyped that it’s a bit of a joke. They really need to employ a better class of scriptwriter.

Reply to  Ian Magness
January 29, 2021 10:05 am

It’s the last chance to get the global carbon tax revenue bonanza they lust for. It may sound confusing because it’s a “he who must not be named” kind of lust. Maybe they have a name for that in addiction therapy circles.

Climate believer
Reply to  Ian Magness
January 29, 2021 10:13 am

I can’t work out if it’s better or worse than the “last effective opportunity” which was the COP21 slogan………back in 2015.

Reply to  Ian Magness
January 29, 2021 10:24 am

The phrase “last best chance” is typically used in SciFi Space Operas, like Babylon 5
to promote the idea that there is no other alternative to inter-species galactic warfare.
Unfortunately for our planet, there is no budgetary limit and the series known as COP will probably go on indefinitely, as the governments just print more money.
BTW, it’s a really bad choice for a plot, there is not much science behind the fiction…

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Richard Page
Reply to  yirgach
January 29, 2021 12:19 pm

Exactly. Drama and clunky scripts all the way down!

Reply to  Richard Page
January 29, 2021 3:51 pm

You would think that there would be critical reviews of the scripts.
Oh wait…

Reply to  Ian Magness
January 29, 2021 12:16 pm

Ian, that’s easy! You just have to think “out of the Box”. The “last best chance” is always, what the elites want NOW!

Reply to  Ian Magness
January 29, 2021 12:57 pm

Abraham Lincoln: Paraphrased: The United States is the last, best chance of mankind. Or at least it was until the coup on November 3rd. Actual quotation: Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We — even we here — hold the power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.” – Abraham Lincoln

Juan Slayton
Reply to  Buckeyebob
January 29, 2021 6:25 pm

You’re ahead of me, Bob. I thought of Lincoln but I couldn’t find it. Where exactly is this quote from?

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Ian Magness
January 29, 2021 1:03 pm

It’s that point just before you reach “first second-best chance”. Soon to be followed by a zillion “last second-best chances”. Then we get to the first “third-best chances”, and then a zillion “last third-best chances”.
The climate is like a ticking time-bomb. Someday it will go off. Boom! Right when we least expect it. It will be horrific. It will make Armageddon look like a cake-walk. Our climate will be destroyed. Then we’ll be sorry. But it will be too late, see. All because we didn’t listen.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Ian Magness
January 29, 2021 6:42 pm

Well, “The last best chance” is, and always has been, what those presently in power say it to gain more power.
“Political Science” , the basic tenets of the scientific don’t matter.
Past failed “projections” that disprove the “science” don’t count.

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Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
January 29, 2021 7:01 pm

I tried to edit that comment.
The “window” showed up but it was blank. Nothing to edit.
A “glitch” or was I in moderation?

Here’s what I meant to correct.

“Well, “The last best chance” is, and always has been, what those presently in power say it is to gain more power. (Do what we say and we can save you from yourselves!)
In “Political Science” , the basic tenets of the scientific method don’t matter.
Past failed “projections” that disprove the “political science” don’t count.
What we say NOW is your “best last chance”!

January 29, 2021 8:16 am

A good cartoon by Josh.
Then there is another recurring cliche.
The one about “It is going to be worse than we thought!”
Which reveals that their earnestness in promoting their mania, shows that the their forecasts are inadequate.
Naive but evil twits!

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Bob Hoye
January 29, 2021 10:33 am

The most egregious part of the “It’s worse than we thought” meme was that they were saying that as they were reducing their estimates of warming because the real world, despite their best efforts at “adjusting” it to fit their computer fantasies, kept telling them, essentially, that they are wrong.

January 29, 2021 8:33 am

Off topic I know but it’s important that Griff/Loydo help me on this.

To Griff/Loydo,
As you are an expert you can maybe answer this conundrum.

The website and others in 2018 reported that ocean currents are slowing down due to AGW, indeed David Attenborough in his latest TV series said that if CO2 emissions continue then currents are likely to stop.

Yet in 2020 and others said that currents will speed up.

Now something can’t speed up and slow down at the same time, so which theory is wrong?

Reply to  GeoffM
January 29, 2021 8:43 am

It’s what causes the warming. Like when you have your feet on the throttle and brake at the same time. (red hot disks).

Richard Page
Reply to  Tim.
January 29, 2021 8:57 am


Reply to  Tim.
January 29, 2021 9:56 am

Actually, I used to do just that, when crossing railroad tracks that I knew were rough. It loads of the suspension and you get less violent bumping. As for what it does for your brakes, shocks, etc….

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Tim.
January 29, 2021 2:07 pm

Sounds like inexpert ‘heel-and-toe’ gear shifting.

Reply to  Tim.
January 30, 2021 3:10 am

and a need for new tyres;-)
and a hefty fine if youre caugh doing it;-))0 lol

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  GeoffM
January 29, 2021 8:58 am

both are wrong and both are right, the beauty of prediction. What is missing is a prediction that CO2 will prevent the otherwise natural slowing or speeding up of ocean currents so the currents stay the same so that no matter what happens one of them will be right, the other two will quietly forget their prediction.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  GeoffM
January 29, 2021 9:52 am

Ocean currents aren’t driven by temperature, certainly not by air temp. They drive air temp.

Dennis G Sandberg
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 29, 2021 2:45 pm

so often not known, ignored, misunderstood, misrepresented or forgotten, but so simple and fundamental. Astounding.

Reply to  GeoffM
January 29, 2021 9:54 am

Apparently, the one that causes the MOST fear and anxiety! Luckily, most people are smart enough to just ignore the whole lot of those fear mongers!

Curious George
Reply to  GeoffM
January 29, 2021 9:55 am

“Now something can’t speed up and slow down at the same time.”
Yes it can. It is called a dialectic unity. Study Marxism.

Reply to  GeoffM
January 29, 2021 10:31 am

As long as the Earth spins on its axis and revolves around the sun,
there will be currents.

Perhaps David Rottenborough should just shut up.

Reply to  GeoffM
January 29, 2021 10:32 am

The currents are slowing/stopping since the 80’s.

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  GeoffM
January 29, 2021 12:37 pm

Speed is relative. A speeding is motionless relative to the passengers, and the solid motionless ground I am standing on is hurtling somewhere relative to something else. The illusion eludes me.

Reply to  GeoffM
January 30, 2021 12:01 am

With AGW we’re dealing with a religious cult, not a scientific hypothesis.

According to Greenpeace, cooling is evidence for warming.

Reply to  GeoffM
January 30, 2021 5:58 am

Quantum mechanics…??

January 29, 2021 8:37 am

How much stimulus money do they get for signing the documents to sink us all?

January 29, 2021 8:41 am

It’s the last chance before ocean cooling makes this much, much harder to concoct, foment, and support crackpot ideas with spending plans. Don’t make us have to confront truth and other unpleasant reality things–we know that’s hard.

January 29, 2021 8:42 am


January 29, 2021 8:45 am

I would suggest a photo op with John Kerry demonstrating his sailing skills out in the North Sea–way out there.

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 29, 2021 12:22 pm

Not deep enough, he might escape. May I suggest somewhere in the North Atlantic instead?

January 29, 2021 8:46 am

Will this event destabilize the grid?

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 29, 2021 8:58 am

Given what the SNP have done to Scotland’s infrastructure over the years I really wouldn’t be surprised.

January 29, 2021 8:48 am

During a pandemic no less with notable undercounting of the death rate in many places

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 29, 2021 9:02 am

Not undercounted per se. Sturgeon has just not bothered adding a lot to the total – care home deaths for example.

January 29, 2021 8:49 am

You can’t have too many second chances. 😉

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  PaulH
January 29, 2021 8:54 am

Look at how many Biden and Kerry have had. Hasn’t biden been running for president since the 80’s

Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
January 29, 2021 9:59 am

Oh, MUCH longer than that! He has had this fantasy since at least the early 70’s! He has finally achieved his life-long dream and is taking FULL advantage of it! I wonder what it will take to burst his bubble?

Richard Page
Reply to  PC_Bob
January 29, 2021 12:24 pm

Just one little p#$@k would probably do it – Hunter can volunteer again!

Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
January 29, 2021 4:39 pm

Running! seems ironic he gets the job when he can barely walk

Alan M
Reply to  PaulH
January 30, 2021 5:29 am

Yeah like when your Mum said this is your last chance 😆

Giordano Milton
January 29, 2021 9:22 am

Last best chance to shove socialism down our throats, using the excuse that we are unable to tell the difference between science and #science.

Gregory Woods
January 29, 2021 9:51 am

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Climate Apocalypse – it may be your last chance until next year…

Smart Rock
January 29, 2021 9:54 am

There won’t be a COP in Glasgow (or anywhere else) in the foreseeable future. Coronavirus will keep mutating, and the “experts” will keep telling us that each strain is more transmissible and more deadly than the last. Lockdowns and travel restrictions will continue indefinitely, while they treat us with vaccines that only work on the previous year’s strain. You heard it here first.

Of course, they could have a virtual COP and do it all by teleconferencing (as we are all being told to do). But the climatocrats NEED their junket so they can collect frequent-flyer points and enjoy lavish accommodation and meals at the expense of their taxpayers. Sitting in front of a screen is no fun. And don’t forget the amorous liaisons that you simply can’t do by teleconference. I feel sorry for them, because call girls in Glasgow are the BEST.

Or so I’ve heard.

Reply to  Smart Rock
January 30, 2021 3:14 am

covids been good for some things;-)
though Davos went ahead and i bet Bildebergers do too

January 29, 2021 10:00 am

At least with the Spanish Flu they had an armistice. In the current case we still have trench warfare and determined Battle of the Somme-type leadership slugging away at the target.

Rod Evans
January 29, 2021 10:06 am

On the 7th March 2009 Prince Charles said, having consulted with his experts, we only had 100 months to save the Planet.
As we are still here now four years after his apocryphal 100 months ran out, we can safely ignore what ever he or his experts say.
Last year he declared we need a Great Reset to save the Planet.
Maybe he is just a slow learner?

Reply to  Rod Evans
January 29, 2021 11:09 am

Actually, he appears to be just slow. If he was a learner, he would have learned that his “experts” are wrong. If he was a learner he would now be listening to some that told him back in 2009 that his “experts” were wrong, and not wishing to appear foolish any more (as he does), he should announce a change of thought. Moving to a middle ground would improve his legacy a thousandfold. But I’m not holding my breath. I fear he’s not a learner.

Reply to  BobM
January 30, 2021 3:16 am

royals always seemed to have a “tetched” or just plain crazy one in the mob every generation
charlies this one
harrys looking like the follow on sadly

Reply to  ozspeaksup
January 30, 2021 5:49 am

Big ears blowing in the wind!!

Reply to  Rod Evans
January 29, 2021 4:42 pm

He’s not a learner but he’s definitely slow.

Reply to  Rod Evans
January 29, 2021 5:38 pm

God Save the Queen!

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  Rod Evans
January 29, 2021 8:18 pm

Did Princeish Charley say the 100 months had to be consecutive? I think not! We may well have 99 of those months still ahead of us. Voila! Problem deferred!

January 29, 2021 10:07 am

America will reap the whirlwind….it will be a long dark cold Biden winter….uprisings will not be a surprise….why can’t we deport Joey Biden to Cuba….his kind of country?

Climate believer
January 29, 2021 10:07 am

There’s a collection of these “end of times” proclamations here:

…it’s never ending.

Kevin kilty
January 29, 2021 10:10 am

Good one, Josh. Sending some dough, re, me, for you.

January 29, 2021 10:17 am

The next last best? chance before global cooling becomes obvious! Joshs cartoon is great!
How’s winter in Minnesota this year? Same procedure as every year, I presume,and still no palm-trees “The Minnesotans For Global Warming” hoped for!

January 29, 2021 11:11 am

Yep, certainly could be that lastest, mostest, bestest chance..

Cooling is coming !!

On the outer Barcoo
January 29, 2021 11:50 am

The goal posts have been slyly shifted from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change/emergency/whatever’. Since the original argument was that carbon dioxide causes global warming, we should resist playing the game that is ‘climate change/emergency/whatever’ and revert to using the term ‘global warming’. This will not play well among unthinking folk during a brutally cold winter. Who knows, it might even trigger an avalanche of skepticism.

January 29, 2021 12:07 pm

We deserve who we elect.

Reply to  WR2
January 29, 2021 12:38 pm

I wish it weren’t true….

Reply to  WR2
January 29, 2021 1:37 pm

Joe was elected 🤔

January 29, 2021 12:19 pm

I’m afraid the patients are now fully in control of the asylum.

Jean Parisot
January 29, 2021 1:10 pm

I didn’t know he was in the UK; I thought his brand of wit and sarcasm would have him buried under ASBO’s there.

Nick in Vancouver
January 29, 2021 2:48 pm

Is Kerry taking a Slow Boat to Scotland? perhaps paddling his own SUP? Flying first class or renting a yacht from an oil billionaire – who happens to be the head of the International Petroleum Investment Company – like that other hypocrite?'s%20yacht%20for%20Brazil%20World%20Cup,-Actor%20and%2021&text=American%20actor%20Leonardo%20DiCaprio%20has,to%20the%20Daily%20Star%20newspaper.

Reply to  Nick in Vancouver
January 30, 2021 3:18 am

i read hes bleating CC and family are private jetting round the ski resorts

January 29, 2021 2:51 pm

The temperatures of 2020 were the highest ever, of the last 12,000, that is, since it can be assumed with some precision the climatic temperatures of the earth.

Reply to  Gabriele
January 29, 2021 7:56 pm


Probably not even as high as the MWP.

A few degree COOLER than MOST of the last 10,000 years.

Reply to  Gabriele
January 30, 2021 5:54 am

That’s nothing! It has been concluded that “some” scientists now claim that the Northern Territory in Australia has been the driest in 65,000 years. It must be time for another government grant!

Russ Wood
Reply to  mikee
February 1, 2021 3:47 am

But doesn’t the Northern Territory get ‘The Wet’ every few years?

Richard Page
Reply to  Gabriele
January 30, 2021 10:02 am

Gabriele. They weren’t the highest and no, we can’t assume precision in past temperature dating as they use proxies and those have problems with calibration.

Reply to  Gabriele
February 6, 2021 2:39 pm

Gabriele: the IPCC was formed in 1988. That’ll be 33 years this year, and still we’re being bombarded with dire warnings and doomsday scenarios from the media. I’m 72 years old, and live in the UK. Here we get the likes of the BBC, Sir David Attenborough and Prince Charles constantly beating our ears with this nonsense.
I’ve seen the seasons come and go, and nothing’s changed, Drier years, warmer years, colder years, wetter years – the same as it ever was.
Here’s some Met Office data for you to have a look at:
Now ask yourself – where do you see evidence of dangerous climatic changes?
Trivial claimed temperature variations don’t define climate – yet look on some websites and you’ll see people even quoting alleged temperature differences to four decimal places – utterly ridiculous. Yet in the UK we have the Climate Change Act in all its stupidity, along with a pledge to ban internal combustion engines and domestic gas boilers in a few years. No gas heating in our mostly damp and miserable climate – that bothers me a lot more than so-called climate change!
Not one politician is prepared to look at the world around them and question all the CO2 related claims, for fear of being called a ‘climate denier’.
Finally, the doom-mongers will probably say ‘ah yes, but the UK’s not the world, is it?’
If there’s no evidence of dangerous climate change here, then it’s not global, is it?

Danley Wolfe
January 29, 2021 5:05 pm

“But but… my dissertation committee admonished me that hypotheses have to be tested before drawing any conclusions…

January 29, 2021 5:20 pm

Rich people like Kerry always spend the winter somewhere warm, unless they are skiing. Some of us have to suffer thru 5 months of it and it’s NOT getting any warmer.

Edward Katz
January 29, 2021 6:14 pm

In other words, it’s our last chance until the next last chance.

Reply to  Edward Katz
January 29, 2021 7:56 pm

You mean … next week ??

January 29, 2021 9:29 pm

Terrific graphic, Josh!!
Thank you!

Bob Meyer
January 29, 2021 11:31 pm

Back about 20 years ago, Al Gore said that the planet had only 10 years before we reached the point of no return. Recently, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that we had, at most, 12 years before the climate changes were irreversible. 20 years ago we had 10 years, now we have 12. It seems that the longer we wait, the more time we have. If we wait long enough, we’ll have 20 or even 50 years before the great Climate Catastrophe catches up with us! Patience truly is a virtue.

January 30, 2021 3:03 am

Kerry; in my judgement…roflmao!
well there goes any sense or truth

January 30, 2021 3:51 am

Best is an absolute, so by definition you can only have ONE “best” chance.
So the last best chance is the same as the first best chance. Except that if he said this is our first best chance no one would listen. If he said it was our best chance we’d say , well let’s wait a bit, we have far bigger problem right now.

The truth is he’s just reaching round for your wallet.

January 30, 2021 8:40 am

Xi / CCP are making the most of all these last chances .
Keeping a straight face is Xi’s specialty
while laughing at our stupidity .


Dale Hop
January 31, 2021 5:05 pm

If the real science truly supported the theory that Al Gore and many others have espoused this wouldn’t be so funny. Anyone who just looks at the current heating up of 1) our star the sun and 2) every other planet in our solar system, and 3) our own magma immensely heating up deep in planet Earth which is in no way possibly affected by CO2 on the surface, not to mention our historical natural weather cycles being overdue for exactly the effects we are seeing, could not help but conclude that the weather cycle we are in now is not because of CO2 emissions on the surface! The real question is why are our scientists so politically controlled.

January 31, 2021 11:48 pm

To put it another way, each event could be called the penultimate last chance

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David Schwartz
February 1, 2021 9:32 am

“The good news is the bad news isn’t true”, Ben Wattenberg.

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