Monday Mirthiness – The climate intolerance platform

Josh writes on Twitter:: A riposte to hilarious letter in Graun from intolerant alarmists. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/26/climate-change-is-real-we-must-not-offer-credibility-to-those-who-deny-it … … Even funnier, @Jonathan__Leake says Porrit works for Palm Oil industry clearing forests. Jonathon Porritt, now wkg for palm oil industry. Says "good idea" to clearcut tropical forests as it cuts poverty! http://t.co/uC13raFfnA — Jonathan Leake (@Jonathan__Leake) September 4, 2014 Here…

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Joe Bastardi writes on Twitter: Interesting meeting tonight with @MichaelEMann We disagree on what drives the climate, but enjoyable exchanging ideas with someone who loves what he does as much as I love what I do.We live in same town so everyone can breathe easy now.Central Pa is still intact ha ha

Friday Funny – the real fossil fuel “divestment” problem

Bill McKibben and his eco-worriers over at 350.org have been big on getting Universities and other organizations to “divest” from fossil-fuel based investments. They’ve even gone so far as to claim: Irish parliament makes history with vote to divest country fully from fossil fuels. Good luck with that, Ireland. But that gesture really only goes so…

Hump Day Hilarity: Elon Musk caves to fossil fuel funding

Elon Musk’s Vast Oil Conspiracy Ends With Saudi Billions The Tesla CEO spent years warning of sabotage by oil interests. But nobody is more crude than his newest mega investor. Elon Musk has always hated the fossil-fuel industry. His stated mission for Tesla Inc. is to hasten its demise, and more than once he’s blamed the “unrelenting and enormous”…

A decidedly sarcastic Open Letter to @YouTube

Dear YouTube, May I first say how pleased I am that climate misinformation videos on your platform will now carry informative links to official data sources correcting the lack of understanding and conspiracist ideation among the less scientifically educated of your viewers. It’s difficult to know exactly where to start re-educating the sort of people…

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…