Friday Funny: UN environment chief gets flagged for over-the-top air travel

UN environment chief criticised by UN over frequent flying Erik Solheim’s huge travel bill is a ‘reputation risk’ and he has ‘no regard’ for rules, says draft internal audit by Damian Carrington Environment editor The globe-trotting travels of the UN’s environment chief have been sharply criticised in a draft internal audit as “contrary to the…

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Cartoons by Josh Calendar 2018

The best way to remember how entertaining (or horrifying) climate science, energy policy etc, has been in 2017 is to buy a Cartoons by Josh Calendar 2018. The calendar is a new size this year and while the cartoons are the same size the space for the diary dates is reduced. This cuts the printing…

Climate Funny: "We're all doomed" – in a Billion Years

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate doomsday stories are now such a joke, even Mainstream Media can’t help having a pop. CHRISTMARS CHEER Humanity DOOMED because Earth is destined to become lifeless red planet just like Mars, scientist warns Our home world is losing its atmosphere with every second that passes, meaning that every living…

Friday funny – Framing Climate Change

Josh writes: There is a fairly persistent alarmist idea that if only ‘Climate Change’ was properly communicated then everyone would believe all the hype, spin and misinformation and ignore the politicking, the dodgy science, and the duff statistics. As we read in a post here at WUWT,   a new study from the University of California outlined how to…

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…

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…

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…