Friday Funny – BONUS edition

When media worlds collide, “climate change” style. One wonders if Geoffry Lean or Sir David King have headed there to live yet. Inquiring minds want to know.

Here are the two stories:


https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/why-antarctica-will-soon-be-the-only-place-to-live-literally-58574.html#

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/09/weather/weather-record-cold-antarctica-climate-change/index.html

Given the fact that the Independent has already disappeared an earlier blunder, the infamous Dr. David Viner quote of “Snowfalls are a thing of the past, and “Children just won’t know what snow is”, it would not surpise me if they disappear this one.

They’ve already made some changes to the story, and this is what it looks like originally back in 2004:

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Tom Halla
November 12, 2021 1:09 pm

Appropriate after the news came out that last year was the coldest for Antarctica in the sixty years they have been keeping records.

Vuk
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 12, 2021 1:22 pm

He was on UK’s TV few days ago, man was talking rubbish, most likely going senile, same applies to the other sir! David Attenborough.
‘There’s no fool like an old fool’

Zig Zag Wanderer
November 12, 2021 1:34 pm

I can only suggest that all Climate Warriors immediately migrate to Antarctica. I’d definitely fund that.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 12, 2021 2:10 pm

I’m happy to supply the seed for their gardens.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 12, 2021 2:23 pm

For, word by word translated “Iceflowers” (fern frost) ‘ ? 😀
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Last edited 6 months ago by Krishna Gans
Rory Forbes
Reply to  Krishna Gans
November 12, 2021 3:15 pm

Pretty, but not very nourishing.

James Bull
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 13, 2021 12:35 am

I don’t think Penguins would like to eat the Climate Warriors but they certainly would enjoy the fish that would thrive on them.
Or the Arctic we don’t want the poor starving Polar Bears to go hungry now do we?

James Bull

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 13, 2021 12:46 am

Yes, they should be staking out their homesteads now while prices are still low!

Sara
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 13, 2021 5:02 am

Are you aware that the penguins have property rights there, as well as fishing rights?

Penguins’ lives MATTER!!!!!

Of course, migrant Hoomans might provide an alternate type of diet for penguins, since those birds are meat eaters….. hmmmmm…….

November 12, 2021 1:38 pm

It is worrying how many of our so called elites are senile or becoming so.
Biden, Attenborough and Nancy Pelosi being prime examples. but Lord Deben and David King are not far behind.
Even Johnson seems to be losing the plot after his bout with Covid and Carrie’s apparent dominance over environmental issues.
Never before has the western world been governed by such arrant stupidity.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
November 12, 2021 2:11 pm

I don’t think Pelosi is senile. She’s just a lush.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 12, 2021 6:51 pm

Still???

Richard Page
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
November 13, 2021 4:04 am

No, probably brewed.

HotScot
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 13, 2021 1:32 am

Pickled.

Sara
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 13, 2021 5:04 am

I agree. She’s a petit dictator, with a withered mean spirit, but she ain’t senile yet. Biteme makes her look like a genius by comparison.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Sara
November 13, 2021 7:27 am

Brandon never was very bright. Looking at the old videos, you see he was an arrogant narcissist.

MarkW
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
November 12, 2021 2:58 pm

A healthy ideology tries to showcase the younger upcoming talent.
Progressives have to to their young stars under wraps, because they are all bat shit crazy.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  MarkW
November 12, 2021 3:15 pm

Yes, I was going to say that while it is unlikely that AOC is senile, she isn’t any better than those that are. I think it is the times we live in. The Age of Unreason.

Martin
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
November 12, 2021 3:18 pm

I think that Lord Deben (aka John Selwyn Gummer) is probably suffering from BSE

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Martin
November 13, 2021 7:52 am

No, he was such a cowardly creep that he fed the infamous burger to his young daughter!

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
November 12, 2021 3:46 pm

I watched the last Bond movie recently. M said that he would have to contact the Prime Minister. That line cracked me up.

fretslider
November 12, 2021 1:44 pm

By the end of the century The Independent just isn’t going to know what readers are

Rud Istvan
November 12, 2021 1:47 pm

Ridicule is the best comeback. The climatariat is immune to facts and logic as they repeatedly prove. And they continue to repeat already disproven ‘projections’:
Sea level rise is NOT accelerating.
Arctic summer ice is NOT disappearing.
Polar bears are thriving.
Children still know snow.
COP26 is a failure just like all its predecessors; Greta said so.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rud Istvan
November 12, 2021 3:26 pm

The partial pressure of CO2 increased because it dropped significantly.

Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  Rud Istvan
November 13, 2021 9:02 am

I wondered when somebody would notice that nothing of significance is happening in spite of all the dire warnings of the past. Of course “Nothing new here” does not make a very compelling headline.

ResourceGuy
November 12, 2021 2:03 pm

No wonder Putin is massing forces and others are completing hypersonic missile tests. Why not?

Scissor
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 12, 2021 3:25 pm

I had a chili dog at Sonic once that turned into a deadly missile.

LdB
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 12, 2021 3:57 pm

They won’t even have to invade most of Europe just turn the gas and power inter-connectors off … see how fast they come around.

RickWill
Reply to  LdB
November 12, 2021 9:56 pm

Yes – a brilliant strategy. If they get in soon enough after the peopler freeze to death they will not even have to worry about any stench.

Serious issues are emerging with regard energy security. People who need to keep moving to avoid freezing to death will not be politic in their approach to the miserable lot who created the mess.

November 12, 2021 2:24 pm

After the news that 2020 was the coldest year for the Antarctic in sixty years, it has become the only place for penguins and Eco-Loons to live.

LdB
Reply to  Krishna Gans
November 12, 2021 3:58 pm

Clearly he was too cold 🙂

Neville
November 12, 2021 2:33 pm

This has to be the most easily understood corruption and fra-d in world history.
Here’s the WIKI graph AGAIN showing us that the wealthiest OECD countries like USA + EU + Japan etc haven’t increased their COMBINED co2 emissions since 1970 or 1990.
Then look at China, India + other DEVELOPING countries’ SOARING co2 emissions over the last 30 years.
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Yet co2 levels have increased by about 90 ppm since 1970 , about 62 ppm since 1990 and about 13 ppm since COP 21 Paris in 2015. See link below.

https://www.sealevel.info/co2.html

And here’s NOAA mean Mauna Loa growth rate since 1960
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https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends/gr.html

Neville
November 12, 2021 2:41 pm

OH and Willis Eschenbach tried to find their so called EMERGENCY or CRISIS or EXISTENTIAL THREAT and found ZIP.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/25/wheres-the-emergency/

Pauleta
November 12, 2021 2:45 pm

If anyone interested I am selling plots of land there. Just contact me directly from a very hot opportunity.

Neville
November 12, 2021 2:48 pm

AGAIN the Biden donkey tells us we can feel their EXISTENTIAL THREAT in our BONES, DUH.
And this silly loony is supposed to be the leader of the FREE world??? GEEZZZZ.

DrEd
Reply to  Neville
November 12, 2021 5:35 pm

What an embarrassing fool.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  DrEd
November 14, 2021 8:53 am

He’s worse than that. Biden is a dangerous, embarrassing fool.

THX1138
Reply to  Neville
November 12, 2021 10:38 pm

Let’s go Brandon!

Dale S
Reply to  Neville
November 13, 2021 6:26 am

I can understand Biden saying it, since he’s always been clueless and he’s now senile as well. But where’s the pushback from the scientists? The alarmists are very concerned about so-called “deniers” who doubt their ECS estimates or damage projections, but let such ridiculous, unsupported catastrophism go unchallenged.

Neville
November 12, 2021 3:04 pm

Of course Dr John Christy also put their so called claims to the test and like Willis he also found ZIP.

https://www.netzerowatch.com/putting-climate-change-claims-to-the-test/

PaulH
November 12, 2021 3:35 pm

I guess it depends on what your definition of “soon” is. 🤣

Redge
Reply to  PaulH
November 13, 2021 1:04 am

Well, in my definition, Soon knows a lot more about the climate than these clowns will ever know

Thomas Gasloli
November 12, 2021 4:05 pm

Do the universities that employ and degree these people not understand that blatant stupidity like this eliminates their credibility as institutions?

“Climate Change”’and all the blatant lies about COVID undermine the credibility of all science agencies and institutions. At some point people will refuse to fund them unless they reform.

AndyHce
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
November 12, 2021 7:03 pm

“people” don’t actually have any say in the matter.

Redge
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
November 13, 2021 1:06 am

Do the universities that employ and degree these people not understand that blatant stupidity like this eliminates their credibility as institutions?

Yes, but you’re asking the wrong question

Chris Hanley
November 12, 2021 4:14 pm

Given the fact that the Independent has already disappeared an earlier blunder …

Apparently the Washington Post has ‘corrected’ stories by ‘removing large portions of articles’ it published in 2017 and 2019 concerning the Steele Dossier.
It would have been the equivalent of pre-internet newspapers sending staff out to newspaper archives with scissors and black-out pens.
They share the mindset of the now defunct Pravda officials and journalists.

H.R.
Reply to  Chris Hanley
November 12, 2021 9:03 pm

Winston, is that you?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Chris Hanley
November 14, 2021 9:04 am

I wonder if ole Hillary is worried yet? Durham seems to be getting closer to her every day with regard to the origins of the Clinton/Steele Dossier.

I want to see Trump elected to be Speaker of the House of Representatives after the next election in Nov. 2022.

The radical Democrats have proven themselves to be an existential threat to the Republic, so this threat needs to be eliminated, and that can be done by throwing the radical Democrat lawbreakers in jail.

Speaker Trump will be in the best position to prosecute the radical Democrats, even better than being president, because investigations are part of the job of a Speaker, whereas it is borderline illegal for a president to pursue political opponents using the power of the federal government the way the radical Democrats do.

Trump will be in a perfect position to destroy the radical Democrat socialism currently attempting a takeover of the U.S., as Speaker of the House.

paul courtney
November 12, 2021 5:28 pm

The other day, Mr Stokes explained that AGW was based on the lapse rate, so global warming would of course make Antarctic colder. It’s what they predicted, silly! I guess he told the folks writing the “We’re all moving south” stuff to knock it off, because it wasn’t gonna get warm there.
I don’t think he was kidding.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  paul courtney
November 13, 2021 7:33 am

I think poor Nick has joined Brandon in the senility corner.

Captain climate
November 12, 2021 5:57 pm

Why doesn’t anyone confront him on the street and point this out on camera? Humiliation is the only thing that will make these idiots stop.

Redge
Reply to  Captain climate
November 13, 2021 1:07 am

The misleadia wouldn’t show the footage

ChrisB
November 12, 2021 7:31 pm

I now know the answer to a burning question- Why governments all around are inept at doing anything?

Because they hire idiots as their chief scientists. Whether they are kings, drillbits or focaccias, all are bumbling idiots.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  ChrisB
November 12, 2021 10:57 pm

I said a short while ago, all the senior appointments here in the UK, scientific, medical, whatever, are ALL political appointments, & are not necessarily the best person for the job!!! A great satirical show made by the BBC (when they made great shows) was called Yes Minister, & showed the workings of government albeit in a tongue-in-cheek way but was fairly accurate non-the-less. One scene was in a exclusive Civil Service club where the Minister’s top civil servant aid is discussing with his boss, the top civil servant, the potential appointee to a senior position. They go through all the potential candidates required qualities & skills, & finally state that, the ideal candidate, “must have empathy with the governments views on this & or that”, etc. so the successful candidate is actually a true political appointment based on likely political allegiance, not the best person for the job!!! Governments don’t appoint a “loose canon”, ever!!!

Old Cocky
Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 13, 2021 12:31 am

Do you mean it wasn’t a documentary series?

Redge
Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 13, 2021 1:08 am

A great satirical show made by the BBC (when they made great shows) was called Yes Minister

I thought that was a fly-on-the-wall documentary

Disputin
Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 13, 2021 2:55 am

Surely they’d need to ask the church for any loose canons?

Rod Smith
November 12, 2021 8:30 pm

Interesting how a substantial part of the CNN article is devoted to explaining at length the difference between weather and climate – no such distinction drawn in any coverage of the brief heat wave in the US north-west earlier this year!

RickWill
November 12, 2021 9:49 pm

The Southern Hemisphere has experienced a downward trend in sunlight since 1585. It will continue for another 12,000 years.

The northern hemisphere is gaining sunlight on average but boreal winters are getting less sunlight.

The test of random energy supplies will be during the boreal winter; the coming one and the ones after for a long time to come. Net-zero will get a rapid flick once people are freezing to death.

Right now it appears the current cycle of glaciation is being interrupted possibly through contaminated snow.

James Bull
November 13, 2021 12:29 am

Isn’t it obvious like the science that if you say it over and over and over and over and over and believe it really really really it must become true?
That’s how science works right?

James Bull

Alba
November 13, 2021 1:54 am

In a comment he made on November 10th, Nick Stokes said:
“Some argue that CO2 causes cooling in Antarctica.”
Yes, and the reasons are long known. AGW depends for its effect on the lapse rate. But the Antarctic high plateau has a strong inversion, with negative lapse rate. That means GHGs reduce radiative forcing locally
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/10/temperature-bottom-falling-out-antarcticas-coldest-half-year-since-measurements-began-60-years-ago/
Seems Sir David King did not get that message.

ozspeaksup
November 13, 2021 3:27 am

wouldnt trust david kings answer if I had asked what the time was…let alone anything else.

Ireneusz Palmowski
November 13, 2021 4:13 am

“After a stretch of generally mild weather last week, residents across the East may be wondering if December has come early as a blast of Arctic air infiltrates the region. A southward dip in the jet stream is ushering in chilly conditions to the Eastern states, accompanied by periods of wintry weather across the Great Lakes and Northeast.
Forecasters say that temperatures can drop 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit below normal from Sunday through Tuesday across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, which will be a noticeable change from the above-average temperatures observed this past week.”
https://www.accuweather.com/en/winter-weather/wintery-chill-to-grip-eastern-states/1047171

BallBounces
November 13, 2021 4:47 am

Someone should do a graph of elites buying waterfront vs. Arctic/Antarctic properties. Where’s Josh when we need him?

Ireneusz Palmowski
November 13, 2021 6:41 am

The animation below shows how the temperature over Antarctica can affect the temperature of Australia.comment image

Ireneusz Palmowski
November 14, 2021 12:00 am

Stratospheric intrusion brings frost to northern Alabama and Georgia.comment image

Ireneusz Palmowski
November 14, 2021 2:21 am

Tomorrow, an even stronger stratospheric wave will reach the Great Lakes, with stronger frost.comment image

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