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Friday Funny: Earth Day Hate Mail

Letters, I get letters, and even though the WUWT contact page says clearly: Contacts made under this form (especially hate mail and threats) are considered to be fair game for publishing, just like the “submit story” form. Some people just can’t help themselves. For example, today the story Seven Earth Day predictions that failed spectacularly by Andrew Follett…

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Friday funny – Subsidy Sam in the news!

Josh writes:’Subsidy Sam’ is a children’s story written by Lyndsey Ward to counter the shameless pro-wind propaganda allowed in schools. Lyndsey asked me to help out with a cartoon and I was only too happy to oblige. Today ‘Subsidy Sam’ made it into The Press and Journal, a Scottish newspaper – see below. You can read…

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Hump day hilarity – Democracy poll toll

Josh writes: There is a delightful story in the UK news this week: After Internet users overwhelmingly voted to christen Britain’s new $300 million research ship “Boaty McBoatface” in an online naming poll, a government official suggested the name wouldn’t be used. “There is a process now for us to review all of the public’s choices,” Science Minister Jo Johnson told the BBC Monday, per Newsweek. “Many of them were…

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Friday funny bonus – Green blob feeling the heat

Josh writes:  There is lots of news around about renewables, especially wind and solar, feeling the sharp stab of economic reality and the burn of bankrupcy – see SunEdison, German renewables, more SunEdison, Dutch wind and British green blundering – all via The GWPF. This would be cheery news if governments hadn’t wasted so much taxpayers cash on such pointless policies in…

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Friday funny – Climate Chat-bot in evidence

Josh writes: As you may know, Microsoft recently launched a Chat-bot called ‘Tay’ as an experiment in “conversational understanding.” “The more you chat with Tay”, said Microsoft, “the smarter it gets, learning to engage people through “casual and playful conversation.” ” But as the Verge noted. Unfortunately, the conversations didn’t stay playful for long. Pretty soon after Tay…

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RCP 8.5: The “Mother of all” Junk Climate Science

Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here. Nearly every catastrophic global warming doomsday scenario, particularity those involving icecap failures and Noah-size sea level rises are based on the “RCP 8.5” scenario.   Representative Concentration (or Carbon)Pathway 8.5 assumes a “rising radiative forcing pathway leading to 8.5 W/m² in 2100.”  It is generally…