Friday Funny: Colorado Snowflakes Fume Over Starbucks Mug Featuring Oil Pump Rig

From the “visual intolerance” department comes this hilarious bit of whining… From the Washington Times: Less than two weeks after putting the kibosh on plastic straws, Starbucks has run afoul of the environmental movement with a newly released mug showcasing Colorado’s oil-and-gas industry. The blue Colorado mug, part of the coffee giant’s “Been There” series…

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Friday Funny: Josh on Mann-made warming

In the last couple of weeks, record highs have been set around the U.S., particularly in the Los Angeles area, which I did a lengthy debunking of. Records were also set in Scotland, then denied by an errant Ice Cream truck, and also questioned in Africa. Josh is on the case to illustrate the one…

Actual study headline: ‘Petro-masculinity: Fossil Fuels and Authoritarian Desire’

From the “muscle cars make you a petro-masculine misogynist” department comes this inane study that you just have to shake your head at. Published in SAGE Journals, of course it is paywalled. h/t to WUWT readers Robert Koeneke and Robert Balic, Petro-masculinity: Fossil Fuels and Authoritarian Desire  Cara Daggett Abstract As the planet warms, new authoritarian movements…

Friday Funny- Welcome to the Anthropocene Narcisscene

(A cartoon by Josh follows) Yesterday, Dr. Judith Curry tweeted: A much needed article, debunks the ‘anthropocene’ …and linked to this article: Welcome to the Narcisscene Returning Humans to the Center of the Cosmos By Mark Sagoff At a conference in Amsterdam in 2001, the International Geosphere–Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and affiliated scientific groups issued what its…

Friday Funny: The neurobiology of “climate change denial”

Guest essay by John Ridgway Much work has already been undertaken to establish the cognitive foundation for the irrationality of climate change denial. Of particular note are the studies undertaken by Lewandowsky, Kahneman, Shapiro and O’Conner, identifying the many cognitive biases that invalidate arguments put forward by those who profess scepticism in the face of…

Monday Mirthiness: Climate Lessons from King Canute

Guest humor by Viv Forbes, Washpool   Qld Australia Climate Aristocrats and Bureaucrats from 190 nations are meeting in Bonn, dreaming up rules to “prevent the globe from warming more than 2°C”. They have forgotten the lesson of mighty King Canute – he demonstrated that not even his great power could control nature by rolling back…

A (Satirical) Rebuttal to "The Astounding Non-Success Of Sparky Cars"

Guest satirical rebuttal by David Middleton Willis’ post on EV’s was very unfair… At least according to some of the comments.  So I thought I would post some graphs demonstrating that EV’s aren’t quite so astoundingly unsuccessful. One of my favorite metrics is Ford F-Series pickup trucks versus electric vehicles.  F-Series sales literally crush EV…