Friday Funny: A new addition to the climate DOOM lexicon

Down under in Australia, there’s this “Leader of the Australian Greens” wannabe politician by the name of Adam Bandt. He’s got his panties in a twist over the the now debunked “Exxon Knew” campaign started by Bill McKibben and his cohorts at the secret meeting in La Jolla California years ago where they brainstormed how to take down those evil fossil fuel suppliers.

By himself, Bandt is no more remarkable than other other off-the-rails climate zealot that has a trademark van dyke beard like Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt, but he did introduce a new phrase into the climate doom lexicon that made me laugh.

Yes folks, “climate collapse” is now a thing.

When the whole atmosphere collapses… that’s going to leave a mark, um, right??

We can add this latest inanity to the list of panic driven descriptors that the left and greens like to use.

It’s just as bogus as the other names, but we thank uber-alarmist Adam Bandt for giving us all a good laugh.

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Clarky of Oz
May 28, 2021 4:07 am

Sorry guys, he is one of ours.

Reply to  Clarky of Oz
May 28, 2021 4:39 am

Look on the brightside at the rate he is going he will have the greens just below the raving loony party in the next election.

Curious George
Reply to  LdB
May 28, 2021 7:53 am

It is caused by the greening of the Earth. That’s why the Greens do everything to stop it.

Reply to  LdB
May 28, 2021 9:27 am

The Greens have been going in Oz since the early 80s but still don’t pull more than ~ 10% of the primary vote.

You’d think after 40 years of playing the same tune and going nowhere in the charts, you’d want to try a different genre.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Mr.
May 28, 2021 3:58 pm

but still don’t pull more than ~ 10% of the primary vote.

Let us expand on this briefly.

The Greens here in Oz have always been champions of the ‘Youth Vote’. Only they – apparently – stand up for the important issues that Young Australians care for (the environment, soy lattes, free education, pronouns… that sort of thing).

So the Greens tend to do very well with first time voters.

(18-20 year olds. Fed elections are roughly every 3 years and min voting age is 18.)

Yet they still only get 10% of the total vote? How can this be so when large amounts of Young Australians vote for them and there are always new Young Australians coming up from below?

Could it be that once Young Australians stop being Young – roughly about the time they leave home, have to start paying their own bills and take out their own car loans – they start to wonder why their hard earned pay should have deductions taken out of it to pay for freeloaders?

My conclusion is that The Greens only appeal to the hard left Marxist types and the youth who have yet to lodge their first tax return and nearly NO ONE ELSE.

The other conclusion is that if you are a major political party you should never bother pandering to the Youth, cause in three years time they are going to join the main stream anyway.

Reply to  Craig from Oz
May 28, 2021 8:05 pm

“If you’re not a socialist at 20, you haven’t got a heart.
If you’re still a socialist at 40, you haven’t got a brain.”

Hans Erren
Reply to  LdB
May 28, 2021 10:26 am

Actually the greens had less votes than the raving loony party in Newbury in 1993

Reply to  Hans Erren
May 28, 2021 11:38 am

Unfortunately the number of raving loonies in the electorate has increased since 1993 and as a result the Green Party is doing much better in many elections than the Liberal Democrats. Thus in the recent elections for the Scottish Parliament the Greens won 8% of the List vote compared to only 5% for the Liberal Democrats. And in the election of the London Mayor the Green Party won 8% 0f the votes compared to only 4% for the Liberal Democrats.

Reply to  Hans Erren
May 28, 2021 12:28 pm

That is an interesting group of parties. “People & Pensioners Party”, so pensioners are NOT people?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
May 28, 2021 12:51 pm

That is an interesting group of parties. “People & Pensioners Party”, so pensioners are NOT people?

Here in Oz we actually have the Sex Party, wanting more sex or something, (no, really), and the Drug Party, wanting to legalise cannabis. I want to form the Rock n Roll Party. We can then all form a coalition of the Sex & Drugs & Rock n Roll Party!

Reply to  LdB
May 28, 2021 8:32 pm

He has his own hashtag on Twitter where he gets labelled #BeardedGreta

Don Perry
Reply to  Clarky of Oz
May 28, 2021 4:48 am

A fool is a fool is a fool, regardless of country of origin.

Hokey Schtick
Reply to  Don Perry
May 28, 2021 9:56 am

Ah but an Aussie fool is a special breed of stupid.

Reply to  Hokey Schtick
May 28, 2021 10:49 am

No you dont Aussies, our kiwi greens are right up there too.

Reply to  ross
May 28, 2021 11:12 pm

But we had an Auusie as co-leader of the greens a while back and his parents were members of the Aussie communist party

Reply to  mikebartnz
May 29, 2021 4:28 am

one lot are red outside
one on the inside

shortie of greenbank
Reply to  mikebartnz
May 31, 2021 5:47 pm

Former PM Gillard was part of Labor’s ‘Socialist Left’ for years before snaking her way to support from the more right of the left leaning party. Many members of the Victorian branch of the socialist left Labor members left and joined the Greens. In essence the Greens are the rejects of the Labor party in Australia.

Reply to  Clarky of Oz
May 28, 2021 5:54 am

So is Bureau of Meteorology Senior Climatologist Dr Andrew Watkins with the latest tea leaf readings-
Huge parts of Australia are in for an unseasonably HOT winter (

Reply to  observa
May 29, 2021 4:29 am

saw that
SAM is allowing the cold antarctic weather to rise this yr
13c today .7 last night n more n the way

Reply to  observa
May 29, 2021 4:36 am

If it’s dry it’s climate change, if it’s wet it’s climate change.

Reply to  Clarky of Oz
May 28, 2021 6:39 am

A budding wanna be planetary savior?

No thanks!

Ian Magness
May 28, 2021 4:10 am

It’s really strange. For years I have been looking out across the Surrey hills from my house, looking for signals of climate change/collapse/emergency/catastrophe. Funny thing is, it just looks the same as ever, whatever the time of year.
Clearly, I need some new glasses.

Reply to  Ian Magness
May 28, 2021 5:35 am

Go ahead and spend the money, Ian. If you had better glasses, you could see that e-e-e-v-i-l ‘caahbon’, otherwise known as CO2, increasing in the air right before your eyes.

We are, doomed doomed! doncha know.

(OK, just in case…… 😜)

Gerry, England
Reply to  Ian Magness
May 28, 2021 5:44 am

Yes, Ian. If you look really carefully you will see my apple trees totally devoid of blossom because is has been so effing cold for the last 2 months and that is after last year when not only did we have frosts in May we were whacked by 2 thick white frosts in early June. Yep, it is changing for us in Surrey – getting colder.

Joe Wagner
Reply to  Gerry, England
May 28, 2021 7:04 am

Oh Dear! So The Day After Tomorrow is finally coming true!

Please let me know if you see any flash frozen Mastodons in your yard….

</s> – in case it wasn’t obvious..

Reply to  Ian Magness
May 28, 2021 8:22 am

You do: because the UK has seen serious and increasing flooding, storms etc over the last 20 years. I’m sure the St Jude’s day storm and others blew through Surrey.

climate change in the UK is marked by the new record flood levels

Reply to  griff
May 28, 2021 9:32 am

Thank you for the links to the 1000 year historical record showing what you have said is true.

Reply to  griff
May 28, 2021 9:48 am

UK is earlier under water than the Maledives ?
Wow, I never read about, instruct us !

Willem post
Reply to  Krishna Gans
May 29, 2021 12:47 pm

The Maldives, a “threatened” archipelago, will get UN money to build a high levee, the UK will not.

Tourists will be on top of the levee to enjoy the views

Rory Forbes
Reply to  griff
May 28, 2021 10:56 am

What you’re describing is natural variability for that part of the world. That’s what happens in that climate.

Climate believer
Reply to  Rory Forbes
May 28, 2021 1:20 pm

Give him a couple of months and he’ll be whinging about a heatwave and how everything’s so hot and dry.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Climate believer
May 28, 2021 2:18 pm

As hard as I try, I can’t get them to learn the difference between climate and weather and that even climate has natural variability. They’ve yet to demonstrate any anthropogenic signature at all … let alone a critical one.

Reply to  griff
May 28, 2021 12:07 pm

Ey up griff, how’s that climate stabilisation going over there?

You stabilise the climate in
You stabilise the climate out

In out, in out you shake it all about

You stabilise the climate and you turn around
That’s what it’s all about

When’s the next climate crackpot meeting? I think I can attend by video.

Reply to  griff
May 28, 2021 12:33 pm

It has been discussed previously on WUWT at length regarding how UK flooding is closer related to a lack of canal maintenance than to climate. Greens have been putting pressure on local governments to stop “destroying” wetlands, reducing the efficiency with which they can transport flood waters. Most of the regions that have flooded are former swamps. The fact that they haven’t flooded much in the last several hundred years is because drainage was built.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
May 28, 2021 2:27 pm

A case in point is the geographical feature known as ‘The Isle of Ely’ in the Cambridgeshire Fens. It’s all dry growing lands now, with many canals, but the Isle itself was once an island with a cathedral on it.

Reply to  griff
May 28, 2021 5:57 pm

You are lying, griff. Rainfall in the U.K. is highly variable but has shown no such trend to increasing rainfall or increasing variability.

Here’s the monthly rainfall from 1760

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See any serious increase in monthly rainfall? Monthly rainfall is short enough to show any unusual increase in variability.

Reply to  griff
May 29, 2021 1:15 am

Sweet we have hope that you will sink without trace sometime soon troll.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  griff
May 31, 2021 9:49 am

Griff, with all due respect, that is twaddle. I grabbed the UK precipitation data from the Met Office site here
I graphed the data and I’m afraid it doesn’t support your claim. You need to try harder.

Julian Flood
Reply to  Ian Magness
May 28, 2021 9:02 am

Ian, to see what 1.5 deg C of warming does to the UK, go to Froxfield in Hampshire. Find Trooper’s Bottom (it’s near the Trooper Inn). Walk down Honeycritch Lane, then down through the beechwoods of Stonor Hill through Steep village and all the way to Petersfield — Churcher;s College makes a good end point or maybe The Good Intent pub.

You will have experienced one hundred years of climate catastrophe. Funny how, looking out of the pub window, everything looks the same.

I did the journey for years. Saw rain, snow, sun etc. No collapse.

Patrick MJD
May 28, 2021 4:17 am

This guy is a fukken loon.

Reply to  Patrick MJD
May 28, 2021 5:02 am

He does sound like a bird brain, must be related to the common loon

Reply to  Redge
May 28, 2021 5:42 am

Excuse me, but the common loon is considerably smarter and better dressed than Brandt. Please do not the loon birds by saying hs is even remotely possibly one of them. They are smarter than he is… by half of one migratory flight. 🙂

Reply to  Sara
May 28, 2021 5:47 am

My sincere apologies, Ms Sara, I was thinking he was a distant relative, perhaps a lesser loon?

Reply to  Sara
May 28, 2021 6:01 am

Welll, to be Frank :), there are various species of bird loons, but in the H. Sapiens Loonatic (H. Sapeins Impotente), they all seem to be alike: deprived of reality and only able to communicate within their nonaquatic community.

Outside those walls, they are lost and bewildered – something, I might say, that does not usually happen to the avian loons. And note that, usually, they only communicate semicoherently within their own species.

They’ll never know the comfort of the call of the loon on a Wisconsin lake, or experience the thrill of chasing lightning bugs on a summer’s eve… nor will they have the experience of the wind blowing the scent sugar rising in the local corn crop or hear the rustling of a wheat field ahead of a storm.

Sad. I sort of weep for them…. well, maybe not.

Perhaps the proper spelling, to clear up confusion, could be lunes for these lost souls.

Reply to  Sara
May 28, 2021 4:36 pm

Well, to be Frank …
you’d have to change your name !!!

Reply to  saveenergy
May 29, 2021 4:04 am

Nah… I’m happy being me! There are six species of American loons, and none of them are involved in politics. They are more interested in fishing for crustaceans like crayfish, or small fish like immature trout or bass.

Reply to  Sara
May 29, 2021 11:23 pm

I think he was referring to Griff

May 28, 2021 4:31 am

This is extremely urgent & important

The forced “vaccination” of 12-year-old children against disease they cannot get is a crime in progress. It is going at the rate ~200,000 kids per day. Somebody must stop it.

I apologize for the off-topic & self promotion

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Leo Goldstein
May 28, 2021 5:24 am

No, it isn’t and apology not accepted.

M Courtney
Reply to  Leo Goldstein
May 28, 2021 5:50 am

You are aware that 12 year olds can get the virus and spread the disease, right?

Mark D
Reply to  M Courtney
May 28, 2021 6:18 am

And you can get killed in an auto accident and the real odds of dying are a lot higher but I wager you still drive a car.

M Courtney
Reply to  Mark D
May 28, 2021 9:02 am

Yeah. But I take care not to run other people over.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  M Courtney
May 28, 2021 9:36 am

More people have died in auto crashes here in Australia than of the Chung ‘flu.

Mark D
Reply to  M Courtney
May 28, 2021 10:46 am

The point being you willingly engage in dangerous behavior. Why don’t you stop? Lead by example? Or do you just prefer to tell other people how to live their lives. If you are afraid of life stay home. I’m not humoring your irrational fears.

M Courtney
Reply to  Mark D
May 29, 2021 2:10 am

The point being that taking a vaccine is tested (on millions now) and is far less risky than not taking the vaccine.

I note you completely missed the point about not hurting others.
It is very selfish to estimate that the risk to yourself outweighs the risk to everyone else.

Look, get that thee vaccine was developed quickly. Fear of the new is understandable. But that was only true months ago.

After this many injections and this few side-effects ‘vaccine fear’ is unreasonable.

Reply to  M Courtney
May 29, 2021 4:35 am

On May 8 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) an agency of the European Union (EU) in charge of the evaluation and supervision of medical products, using the data base EudraVigilance which collects reports of suspected side effects of medicines including vaccines, published a report that barely warranted mention in major mainstream media. Through May 8, 2021 they had recorded 10,570 deaths and 405,259 injuries following injections of four experimental COVID-19 shots: COVID-19 mRNA VACCINE of MODERNA (CX-024414); COVID-19 mRNA VACCINE of PFIZER-BIONTECH; COVID-19 VACCINE of ASTRAZENECA (CHADOX1 NCOV-19); and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 VACCINE (AD26.COV2.S).

A detailed analysis of each vaccine gives the following: The Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA gene-edited vaccine resulted in the largest fatalities- 5,368 deaths and 170,528 injuries or nearly 50% of the total for all four.The Moderna mRNA vaccine was second with 2,865 deaths and 22,985 injuries. That is to say, the only two gene manipulated mRNA experimental vaccines, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, accounted for 8,233 deaths of the total registered deaths of 10,570. That’s 78% of all deaths from the four vaccines currently in use in the EU.

Mark D
Reply to  M Courtney
May 29, 2021 2:57 pm

I do not accept the whole “we are all gonna die” premise at all.
I don’t put much stock in any gvt agency after what I have witnessed the last half century.
You certainly can’t shame me for putting my health first. This is the fundamental difference between us. I was in the hospital April 1, 2020 and it was empty! Sending home staff and laying off many.
Fauci is a nut case contradicting himself daily. . Fauci is a political weasel and it looks like he is going to be the fall guy for this entire disaster. Tell me his history as an attending physician.
Every day comes out another study proving masks had no impact on the spread of this rather mild disorder.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  M Courtney
May 29, 2021 3:34 pm

“M Courtney

I note you completely missed the point about not hurting others.”

Please demonstrate that choosing not to take an emergency use approved (In Australia), experimental, vaccine hurts others? You are beginning to sound very ignorant and foolish. Even the makers are on record stating the vaccines won’t stop contraction and transmission of SARS-COV-2 and there is documented evidence that has actually happened in Ireland and Israel (12,000+ people who had the jab still tested positive for the virus).

Patrick MJD
Reply to  M Courtney
May 28, 2021 9:35 am

You are an idiot. Any body can contract a virus (I am assuming you are talking SARS-COV-2) and pass it on without developing symptoms or COVID-19.

M Courtney
Reply to  Patrick MJD
May 29, 2021 2:12 am

Which is why it makes sense to vaccinate. It stops the chain even if the person has no symptoms and can’t reactively self-isolate.

As I am an idiot, please explain to me more simply why a vaccine that stops that transmission is a bad idea (remembering that it’s not all about you but also those whom you go on to infect)?

Reply to  M Courtney
May 29, 2021 4:36 am

doesnt necessarily stop transmission OR the ability get covid regardless it appears

Patrick MJD
Reply to  ozspeaksup
May 29, 2021 3:36 pm

The makers have stated this.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  M Courtney
May 29, 2021 3:37 pm

Demonstrate that not take the vaccine is selfish and hurts others? You’ve made that claim several times in other threads and you repeat it here which makes you look like an uninformed idiot.

Reply to  Leo Goldstein
May 28, 2021 6:52 am

They can’t get????

Where did you get that nonsense from?

Pat Frank
Reply to  MarkW
May 28, 2021 7:37 am

The Covid-19 survival rate of 12 year olds is about 99.999%, and that’s without medical attention. With Ivermectin added to the equation, the survival rate of 12 year olds may be 100%.

It seems likely that the mRNA injection is considerably more dangerous to them, than the disease.

Cov-19 IFR 2021.jpg
Reply to  Pat Frank
May 28, 2021 9:51 am

Nobody knows of longtime effects of these mRNA vaccs. To expose not full devellopped children to these therapeutics against warnings of competent medical personal is a shame.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Pat Frank
May 28, 2021 12:33 pm

Ivermectin might be a good second alternative to getting vaccinated. Not that I am against being vaccinated, but I understand people who have reservations.

I read an article yesterday that said Ivermectin has been prescibed for all people in certain States in India, and in other Indian States, Ivermectin has been outlawed.

The Indian States that are promoting Ivermectin have seen their infection rates reduced by over 80 percent over the last few weeks, while those States that outlawed Ivermectin have seen a two-thirds increase in their infection rates.

We have a real-life test of Ivermectin going on right now in India.

Here’s that article:

M Courtney
Reply to  Pat Frank
May 29, 2021 2:21 am

Confusion here between the virus and the disease.
Young children near certainly will not get the disease – unless they have pre-existing conditions. I know of no reports of Covid deaths of children who didn’t have pre-existing conditions

But the virus is still catchable and transmissible by children. In terms of saving others that matters.

Are there risks from a vaccine in a child that may not show up for years? Yes.
Are their risks of a new virus in a child that may not show up for years?
One of those is tested a and understood better, the one that could lead to a huge legal case if they weren’t very confident with justification.

Anti-Vaxxers won’t be persuaded though because ” My Babies, Please someone help my Babies!!!” That’s not an argument that can be reasoned with.

Reply to  Pat Frank
May 29, 2021 4:37 am

pile of kids with cardio myopathy after vaccine in trials in usa announced this week

Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 4:34 am

My climate bingo card also has the terms:
climate catastrophe
climate calamity
climate curtains
climate crash
climate cave-in
climate crackup
climate cataclysm
climate casualty
climate collision
climate crime
climate carnage

I wonder how many I will be able to tick off in the next few years?

Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 4:39 am

Don’t forget the most important one:

Climate Cash

Reply to  Marc
May 28, 2021 10:36 am

Fervently sought by Climate Carpetbaggers.

Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 5:14 am

You forgot ‘global heating’. As featured in the Guardian and wrecking the current European Spring.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 5:26 am

The vocabulary of the climate cretin.

Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
May 28, 2021 5:51 pm

That would be Climate Cowshit

Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 5:42 am

You forgot climate crusades, climate con game, climate comeuppance, and climate cruelty

Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 5:53 am

They’ve really got the alliteration going for them. Lots of good hard C words for that kind of thing.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 7:30 am

Please, go for it!!!! 😉

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 9:39 am

And it all comes from Climate Collusion

Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 11:46 am

And what you get from these people is a load of climate crap. Delivered daily to your home through the BBC, the Guardian, etc, etc.

Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 12:24 pm

I posted my entire list of climate crackpot parrot slogans, but I think it was too long, or whatever. Here are just my Ss, all from the crackpoterati and the climate thieves (mostly) :

Climate sadism
Climate scenarios
Climate services
Climate shock
Climate spending
Climate stabilisation
Climate stabilization
Climate statement
Climate stress
Climate stress testing
Climate stress testing services
Climate studies
Climate suicide
Climate summit

Reply to  Bill Toland
May 28, 2021 4:58 pm

Climate interuptus

Reply to  DonM
May 28, 2021 8:07 pm

Climate Justice!!

Reply to  farmerbraun
May 29, 2021 3:38 pm

That’s the only one on my J-list. I need to try harder.

….. but, if anyone is still here, my P-list is fairly well populated, all from climate crackpot-land (I couldn’t make ’em up):

Climate pact
Climate panic
Climate party line
Climate person of color
Climate persuasion
Climate plan
Climate pledge
Climate policy
Climate policy debate
Climate preferences
Climate preparedness
Climate problems
Climate proponents
Climate protagonists
Climate protest
Climate protesters
Climate psychologist
Climate Psychology Alliance
Climate punishment

May 28, 2021 4:45 am

Speaking of Bill McKibben – Doesn’t he need to rename that NGO of his ? He originally named it because 350 PPM atmospheric CO2 was supposed to be (at least in his mind) the “tipping point” level to which “irreversible” climate collapse would occur. Can’t decide if its more embarrassing to keep the name or add 100 to it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Marc
May 28, 2021 12:44 pm

I think he ought to add 100 to it. It will give him something to shoot for.

May 28, 2021 5:00 am

“The bastards knew”

Them’s fightin words!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  yirgach
May 28, 2021 12:51 pm

Actually, nobody “knows”. Including Exxon.

Knows = CO2 is a dangerous gas.

There’s no evidence showing CO2 is a problem, or that it needs to be regulated.

Exxon can’t make a case against CO2, based on the evidence. Nobody can make a case against CO2, based on the evidence.

May 28, 2021 5:09 am

Can you say van dyke beard these days? Shouldn’t it be van lesbian?

Reply to  Scissor
May 28, 2021 5:53 am

Scissor, I’d hate to think of what PCers would do to the name Dick Van Dyke.


YallaYPoora Kid
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
May 28, 2021 7:20 am

It’s a female sex change to male of course

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
May 28, 2021 7:34 am

Please, I insist, nobody take umbrage over the wonderful Dick Van Dyke!!!! Yes it probably was a terrible “cockney” accent, but as a 9 year old boy, I thought “Bert” was wonderful & magical”!!! That’s the trouble with people with a limited imagination, unlike a child whose imagination is infinite!!!!

Steve Taylor
Reply to  Scissor
May 28, 2021 7:15 am

As a true Van Dyke wearer, I must point out that the photo at the top of this page does NOT show someone with a Van Dyke. It’s plain scruffy, that’s what it is.

Gregory Woods
May 28, 2021 5:27 am

Personally, I like ‘Climate Weirding’ – it sounds so zombi-ish….

May 28, 2021 5:27 am

“They” did not cause anything else than saving the lives of millions.

May 28, 2021 5:37 am

Meanwhile in the real world China is winning at a faster rate…..

China’s Power Crunch Means Sidewalks Packed With Generators (

Reply to  ResourceGuy
May 28, 2021 9:56 am

Thanks for the link.

Even the COUNTRY of Taiwan is talking about shuttering its nuke plants. I can’t believe that island would make itself more dependent on imported supplies to generate electricity.

China would make short work of their economy with minor efforts at an embargo/blockade.

May 28, 2021 5:40 am

Could I just ask if someone like this ever spends one second of real time in the real world? It’s snowing this morning up in north central Wisconsin. that is spelled S-N-O-W for the hot air merchants like Bandt. And in addition, I”m still running my furnace because the outdoor temp is barely 42F this morning, just as yesterday’s temp readings, and is DOOMED – DOOMED, i TELL YA!!! – to be like this (rainy, and cold) until next weekend. Even the cotton-pickin’ bees are not happy!

Just trying to understand the mentality on display with this nerdy Bandt. There are signs everywhere – small ones, like later than usual blossoming in the trilliums in my area and tree canopies not really filled out yet – that say things are changing toward COLD, but he seems to be unaware of this kind of thing, like the other house/office-bound warmians and greenbeaners.

Do any of them ever really go outside for more than a few minutes?

Mark D
Reply to  Sara
May 28, 2021 6:24 am

Last two springs here at my house in Southern Ohio we lost our fruit tree crop to late hard freezes so clearly global freezing is going to kill us all! After all the world and it’s climate began with my birth. Where is Chicken Little when you need her???

Reply to  Mark D
May 28, 2021 7:54 am

I expect to see more, and possibly the raising of peaches and apples going down to Florida or further south. Sorry to hear of your crop freeze, but late cold springs will also have an effect on grain crops, especially if there is not enough rain to make up the difference. Winter wheat can handle the cold. Summer wheat can’t, and neither can corn or soybeans, poor things. Late cold springs have a down-the-road effect on our grocery bills.

Mark D
Reply to  Sara
May 28, 2021 8:41 am

In our case it’s a treat we won’t have but commodity prices certainly will rise.

Reply to  Sara
May 28, 2021 6:37 am

Do any of them ever really go outside for more than a few minutes?”

No : too cold.

Reply to  Petit_Barde
May 28, 2021 7:51 am

Ha! Perfect!

Reply to  Sara
May 28, 2021 6:47 am

The amazing thing about True Believers in the cult of CAGW is that they will disbelieve the evidence of their own senses in favour of pronouncements by Gavin Schmidt and the other high priests.

Reply to  Graemethecat
May 28, 2021 7:57 am

Is it time to shut off their air conditioning and grocery stores?

I’d like advance warning if I have to start doing my own freezing and canning of stuff.

Peter W
Reply to  Sara
May 28, 2021 9:28 am

Chances are you will be able to do part of it just by putting the stuff you want to freeze outside.

Tom Foley
May 28, 2021 5:43 am

Bandt isn’t a wannabe politician, he is an actual elected politician. He’s been a member of the Australian federal House of Representatives for ten years, for the seat of Melbourne. So, he says something dumb. Why are you surprised, he’s a politician, it goes with the territory, regardless of party. There are about 30 Green party politicians in the federal and state parliaments.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Tom Foley
May 28, 2021 7:42 am

Off topic, but I recall reading in the 1980s about the number of 650 MPs in the House of Parliament, who had semi-criminal records ranging from unpaid parking tickets, unpaid child maintenance support, all the way up to outright fraud!!!! AND that’s not including the members of the House of Lords!!!! “I’m just an honest politician!” there’s no such thing it’s a contradiction in terms!!!! AND just for good measure, “How do you know when a politician is lying?………..Their lips are moving!!!!!” HAGWE everyone, regardless of your views on this site!

Reply to  Alan the Brit
May 28, 2021 3:01 pm

“An honest politician is one who stays bought.”

May 28, 2021 5:45 am

Ban all flights to and from Australia. Only sail power is now allowed for shipping.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  ResourceGuy
May 28, 2021 1:00 pm

Pretty much already enacted, unfortunately.

May 28, 2021 5:46 am

My favorite was “climate weirding”! What ever happened to that one?

Reply to  Jim
May 28, 2021 5:54 am

Didn’t have alliteration!

Jo Ho
May 28, 2021 5:48 am

Oil giants Shell, Exxon and Chevron rocked by climate change backlash (
So a judge in Holland has ordered these 3 Oil Companies to ramp up plans to cut GHG emissions. Judge Larisa Alwin backed the campaigners, and said that by 2030 Shell’s net carbon emissions must be 45 per cent lower than 2019 levels. (I wonder what proof the prosecution provided to substantiate their claim that these GHGs are responsible for any Catastrophe that may befall Earth?)
Why do these oil companies not get together, in their appeal, to provide evidence (numerous Private Detectives obtaining photographic proof) that these Judges and those named bringing these prosecutions are using their products (which there are many) and the prosecutions are ultra vires (I have no legal training whatsoever but if you are using the products these companies produce you, yourself, are complicit(??)) Just a thought! Turn the fight around and also make them produce evidence of what they are suing for and not computer models.

Steve Z
Reply to  Jo Ho
May 28, 2021 8:59 am

If Her Honor Larisa Alwin “orders” Shell, Exxon, and Chevron to lower their “carbon” emissions by 45% in 9 years, what can she do about it if they don’t? Even if she tries to impose fines (paid to whom?), they are all multi-national companies, and Holland isn’t a very big country, so they can just move their refineries over the border to Belgium or Germany, where Her Honor has no jurisdiction.

Then, the workers at Dutch refineries suddenly out of a job will either follow their jobs to another country, or vote the bench out from under Her Honor.

This demonstrates the ultimate futility of trying to impose emission limits on a compound (CO2) that is non-toxic and essential for life. It is very fungible in the atmosphere and doesn’t respect national boundaries, but goes wherever the wind blows.

Even if the USA and Europe cut their CO2 emissions to zero tomorrow, that would not stop global CO2 emissions from rising due to the massive increase in CO2 emissions from China.
What are the greenie-weenies going to do about it? Tell Xi Jinping he’s a bad boy and he’d better stop building coal-fired power plants? Or else what? (Crickets!)

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Jo Ho
May 28, 2021 11:11 am

It’s just another example of foolish judges trying to legislate from the bench. It’s utterly meaningless and for the most part unenforceable, but it makes progressives feel that they’re making progress.

Coeur de Lion
May 28, 2021 5:49 am

Has he been asked what ‘climate collapse’ looks like? A sort of nothingness with no storms, no floods, no hots, no snow, no rain, no sun?

Reply to  Coeur de Lion
May 28, 2021 7:59 am

If it’s like that snowstorm in February 2011 that went east and buried Boston, he’d walk out of his house just in time for the roof to dump about five feet of snow right in his path.

John Bell
May 28, 2021 5:51 am

And don’t tell me…he uses fossil fuels every day, every day, every day, his whole life!! FLAMING HYPOCRITE, but somehow he blames others, those big greedy corporations…

John Kelly
May 28, 2021 5:56 am

My apologies too for this little green bogeyman. The constant name changing does hint at a whole lot of desperation on the part of Bandt. A very good sign.

Tom in Toronto
May 28, 2021 5:59 am

Hmm… Let’s take this to it’s proper length.
How about farmers and lumber companies pay oil and gas and coal producers for all the CO2 fertilization their work has provided?
Big Oil is feeding, housing, and furnishing the world.

Walter Sobchak
May 28, 2021 6:15 am

His face hair is not a Van Dyke. “A Van Dyke specifically consists of any growth of both a moustache and goatee with all hair on the cheeks shaved.” [wikipedia]

Otherwise he is a douchebag.

May 28, 2021 6:24 am

Oil rigs, gold, diamond, copper, lithium etc mines are out of fashion so how about starting your own mine, yes almost anyone can do it, BITCoin mines are all the rage, all you need is something like this and good electricity supply.

May 28, 2021 6:33 am

It is a cult.
The Cult of Calamitous Climate.
And some of the high priests make a real comfortable living at the expense of the virtuous.
Apparently virtue and the blatant signalling there of,is the social signal of our time.
I must be getting old,I recall a time where persons were respected for the quality of their work,the beauty of their art and the content of their character..
Such ‘dated’ concepts I know.
We are living the dangers of a State Religion,seems we do not learn from our past.
That a parasite and hypocrite can hold public office as it conspires to destroy civilization is one of the wonders of Democracy.
Lacking an informed and self interested voter,those elected will truly reflect “The People”.
The wisdom of limiting the right to vote,to those with skin in the game,becomes more rational each cycle.
For Takers love the natural weakness of mob rule,that ability to steal by government force and bribe the base with O.P.M.

Mark D
Reply to  John Robertson
May 28, 2021 8:15 am

Ellections tend to self sellect for psychopaths. My late father said an honest king was the little persons only protection against bread and circuses.

May 28, 2021 6:34 am

Bandt applies the First Law of Climastrology :

In order to be recognized by his peers, each new clown on the climate block must talk the most idiotic gibberish EVAH.

Andy Pattullo
May 28, 2021 7:13 am

Organisms such as Adam Brandt are Nature’s way of setting the lowest limit of genetic fitness. In this case the focus is on intellect and integrity.

Coach Springer
May 28, 2021 7:15 am

No one knows that now, let alone in 1977.

This guy is a classic hate monger.

Alan the Brit
May 28, 2021 7:25 am

Well I forgot to add that one to my laughable err sorry essential climate worrier list!!!!! Hey guys & gals, (sorry ladies first) gals & guys, lets have a small wager on what the next super-alarmist projection word of the year is gonna be!!!! ;-))

Reply to  Alan the Brit
May 28, 2021 1:38 pm

They’ve already decided that it’s beyond alarmism. You’re a Brit, you should know. We have now entered the world of climate stabilisation.

Since I speak both languages, I shall proceed forthwith to introduce climate stabilization to the American people, such that we can get to it.

….. even though I’m not totally sure what “it” is.

Kevin kilty
May 28, 2021 7:49 am

I have typos like this which drive me crazy…

 than other other off-the-rails climate zealot “

“any other”

Mumbles McGuirck
May 28, 2021 7:55 am

OK, I’m going to beat them to the punch. I claim the term “climate dyspepsia”.
Any one want to claim another term before ‘they’ do?

May 28, 2021 8:04 am

Mark Carney et al do want to make us pay for their looming financial collapse, very real, with a massive green bubble.
I am beginning to wonder how many loony green politico´s are in on this – they have no intention of taking finance head-on with a Bank Separation Act like FDR´s 1934 action. The look like they have been gripped with absolute desperation, have seen the books´ redlines.
China is very much aware of the danger, compared to which climate lunacy is a pathetic joke.

May 28, 2021 8:15 am

Climate collapse

Wordplay is their forte. Logical meaning is not.

May 28, 2021 9:33 am

Key word is disruption. Code for the intent to engage in public incitement and intimidation for extortion and personal gain. Sometimes just another sort of megalomania.
I’d like to laugh it off, but there’s been too much success with that kind of thing lately.

AGW is Not Science
May 28, 2021 9:48 am

So the climate has varied naturally without any humans to blame it on, in a range between about 10 degrees Celsius (ice house) to about 27 degrees Celsius (hot house), but an increase from, what is it – 13 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius is suddenly a “collapse?!”

Try “good news.” Warming climate isn’t the catastrophe when you’re in an “interglacial” period during an ice age; cooling climate is the “catastrophe.” And when that becomes apparent in an amount that can no longer be hidden by “adjustments” and UHI, the same idiots will be trying to blame THAT on fossil fuel use too – just like the last time (the ’70s “ice age cometh” they desperately want everyone to forget).

May 28, 2021 1:06 pm

Climate Collapse!

So that’s the loud strange crackling and crashing noise I’m hearing. I thought there might be a short in my hearing aids and was about ready to take them into the shop.

Whew… nothing to worry about, then. It’s only Climate Collapse.

Robert of Texas
May 28, 2021 1:47 pm

I wonder what a “climate collapse” would look like?

No climate means no weather. How do you get no weather? I wonder what a “weather collapse” would look like?

Besides being silly, these people give me little oddities to wonder about…

Bruce Cobb
May 28, 2021 2:30 pm

Wake me when we’ve reached Climate Triple-Dog Total Annihilation.

May 28, 2021 3:13 pm

So its official now – “the sky is falling” a.k.a. climate collapse.

Regan Best
May 28, 2021 5:53 pm

My favorite was always “global climate weirding”.

May 28, 2021 9:36 pm

Adam Bandt also thinks the economy is a money tree. He’s a water melon – Green on the outside and red on the inside.

May 29, 2021 12:12 am

The Greens get about 10% of the vote. In most seats this 10% goes to the Labor Party so what happens is the Liberals miss out. This is the purpose of the Greens to siphon votes off the Liberals Most Conservatives in Australia haven’t quite figured this out yet.

May 29, 2021 12:46 am

“Climate Collapse”… What a joke…

From 1850 to 1977, the HADCRUT4 global warming trend was 0.02C/decade because we had 2 PDO cool cycles and 2 PDO warm cycles that cancelled each other out.

Who the heck believes a global warming trend of 0.02C/decade is “Climate Collapse”…

Since 1978, we’ve been in a prolonged PDO warm cycle so the UAH6 global warming trend has increased to 0.14C/decade (almost exactly the same as the 1913~1945 PDO warm trend at 0.12C/decade)…Who cares?

it looks like the PDO is reentering its 30-year cool cycle, and when it does, we’ll have 30+ years of global cooling, so by 2050, the 1850~2050 warming trend will probably be around 0.05C~0.07C/decade.. Again, who heck cares about such a trivial amount of beneficial global warming…

the earth has been around for 4.5 billion years so why can’t Fascists wait another 3~5 years to see what effect the next PDO cool cycle has on global warming trends before wasting 100’s of trillions on the CAGW Hoax…

May 29, 2021 3:07 am

Yes, the collapse is imminent. In a century or two, it may be as bad as the 1930s.

May 29, 2021 4:22 am

abc are all over him like a rash
hearing him leaves me seething mad
hes none too bright

May 29, 2021 10:08 am

When does the zero emission lynching begin?

May 29, 2021 4:52 pm

Never mind the millions lifted out of poverty and starvation around the world by the use of fossil fuels! Stupid $hit.

May 31, 2021 11:37 pm

Question for Adam- what are your glass frames, lenses, the buttons on your shirt, and the microphone your holding made of (clue – it’s not sustainably grown hemp) and how are they manufactured? Once you’ve answered this question, please enlighten us on your replacement strategy.

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