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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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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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Friday Funny – Dr. Gavin Schmidt throws Mann’s tree rings under the bus

Readers may remember this Josh classic: In a December 16th Podcast with “Forecast A podcast about climate science and climate scientists” run by Michael White, Nature’s editor for climate science, Dr. Gavin Schmidt makes a stunning admission while demonstrating his own lack of self awareness when it comes to climate debate. White writes: We talked extensively…

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Friday Funny – the SciFi terror of inadequate anomalies

With this missive from NYT’s Andrew Revkin who is singing the praises of alarmism by AP’s Seth Borenstein, I’ve come to think that climate alarmists are little more than garden variety hypochondriacs. Almost anything weather or climate related seems to scare them. They worry constantly that the planet is ill, and many try to create…