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…

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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…

Friday Funny: Climate emotion – for your smartphone

Josh tips me to this new trend. We’ve always known that the global climate issue and emotion seem to go together. After all, who can forget “weepy” Bill McKibben’s crying over some drought parched corn, or Ben Santer’s temptation to “beat the crap out of pat Michaels”. For just such occasions where millennials need to…

Steve McIntyre discovers another hockey stick

Steve McIntyre the Canadian mining engineer and math wizard who discovered why Michael E. Mann’s original hockey stick of global temperature data was made of bunkum wood, has now discovered yet another one, and it appears not to use adjusted data, but raw data. This one also indicates temperature, but of a different kind. It…

Another Manntastic Climate Horror Scenario Bites the Dust

Via NoTricksZone: The jet stream is going to be just fine. PIK alarm story fails the test of science: Jet Stream will also meander as usual in the future By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German text translated by P Gosselin) Almost one year ago the Potsdam PIK Institute put out a press…

Bob Ward's @ret_ward Retwarded thinking again

From CliScep, our “little green mann” Bob Ward is at it again. Does Bob Have a Problem With Gender Equality? by JAIME JESSOP I only ask because, as a female sceptic myself (and very much not alone in that respect) it would seem from his comments that he likes to think that a vast majority of climate sceptics are…