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Josh 28


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It's Great!!!

Jul 23, 2010 at 12:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterSara Chan

Just dropped the link for this into RC's thread. Any odds on it appeating?

Jul 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdam Gallon

Adam: Zero chance of it appeaTing.

Jul 23, 2010 at 1:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

He looks too benign. He comes across at his blog as a very, very angry man.

Jul 23, 2010 at 2:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterBernie

Bernie, I know what you mean. But he also writes like a very effective PR guy - maybe just part of his job.

Jul 23, 2010 at 3:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

'May contain nuts'

Which blogs you been checking Josh? :)

Jul 23, 2010 at 3:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterTony Hansen

Bish, my apologies.
I know not why my comment was repeated - it most certainly did not deserve it.

Jul 23, 2010 at 4:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterTony Hansen

Josh: I agree - he does write very clearly. I suddenly had an image of him sitting on the can, with that look that comes from being very badly constipated. The "Thank you, thank you" would come a little later along with the smile you have on his face!

Jul 23, 2010 at 4:58 PM | Unregistered Commenterbernie

How about less fantasy drawings of opponents changing their minds and more scientific rebuttals?

Jul 23, 2010 at 7:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdam

If you troll through this blog you will find there is nothing left to rebut :)

Jul 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterDung


There are plenty of rebuttals in these pages. Josh is a cartoonist and satirist, sort of the Bill Maulden of the Climate Wars. If you want to see why this cartoon is so funny, take a look at Tamino's "rebuttal" of the HSI. You can agree with Tamino or not, but either way the cartoon is funny. Don't alarmist trolls have a sense of humor?

Jul 23, 2010 at 8:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert E. Phelan

Adam, did you not find even an upward twitch of the lips as you read that cartoon? Why, pray, should we all (that's you (pl) as well as us) be 'rebutting' all the time. I think question-answer, moving into genuine debate is much more rewarding. The word 'opponent' also is less than helpful. I hope we think of your 'side' more as missionary territory to be evangelised (to stay with the blogs chosen metaphor!). Humour is always welcome, I hope, and in Josh there is a lot of talent being expressed. He brightens up my day, anyway.

Jul 23, 2010 at 9:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterCumbrian Lad

This may fit in with the fantasy climate series Josh

Australian former PM in line for climate job at UN

CANBERRA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd was considered by the United Nations for a top-level job as an adviser on climate change, local media reported on Thursday.
Rudd spent several days in New York last week meeting with UN officials.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is now considering creating a dedicated role for him as a top-level adviser on climate change, according to a diplomatic source with knowledge of the plan.
According to the Courier-Mail, the UN appointment's term and start date have not been fixed, most likely to give Rudd the flexibility to begin any time he likes.

Jul 23, 2010 at 10:31 PM | Unregistered Commentermartyn

Gordon missed out then.

Jul 23, 2010 at 11:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterPharos


While it may be nice to argue the "scientific facts" nobody on the AGW side appears to be using them. This is an argument about appearances and rhetoric. Just read Tamino's "review" of HSI. With that in mind, Josh's work is far more effective than pointing out that the data behind the Hockey Stick has a Unit Root and therefore seriously contaminated with data that has varying population means and variances. I seriously doubt if 99% of the general population reading this statement would have any idea about what I just said as would perhaps 90% of the readers of this blog.

The layman's translation is "the data has been seriously f***ed with." That almost anyone will understand. That is the point that needs to be made. Josh is very effective in communicating to the average punter.

Jul 24, 2010 at 1:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Robert E Phelan,
.....Don't alarmist trolls have a sense of humor?.....
I think they do.
But not as you, and I, know it.
You can laugh at (1) yourself, (2) your team and (3) the other team.

That makes you 3 times more lucky (and happy).

Just imagine a clubhouse where your team-mates would not laugh with you, and you could not laugh at them.
Fire and brimstone no longer seems quite as grim as it used to.

Jul 24, 2010 at 11:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterTony Hansen

I think Gordon at one stage might have been a contender to replace Yvo de Boer who was chief of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat. Rudd’s post is a brand spanking new created position.
It’s an example of jobs for the boys, this debate is not about science, this debate is scientists willingly being manipulated by politicians.
Rudd supported the UN efforts on climate change when he reversed Australia’s position on the signing of the Kyoto Protocol he attempted but failed on introducing a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme (ETS) in Australia which was the straw that broke the camels back nationally and ultimately cost him his job as PM. But that didn’t matter to Rudd because he had pushed the UN agenda and the reward is Ban Ki-moon creating a dedicated job for him within the UN.

Jul 24, 2010 at 3:22 PM | Unregistered Commentermartyn

It seemed likely that, following the Tamino 'review', some spurious negative reviews would suddenly appear on the Amazon book recommendations. True enough, on looking at the US site, most reviews are 5 star recommendations. A disparaging one star one, though, has recently been posted by a lady named Dana. It has some interesting appended comments, ending with a neatly prised-out admission, following a challenge from some observant blogger, that she indeed has not read it, or has any intention of doing so.

Jul 24, 2010 at 5:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterPharos

I actually suspect, that our dear Mr Foster would actually be reading this book, seated in the smallest room in the house and using each page after reading it.

Jul 24, 2010 at 8:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdam Gallon

Dammit Adam Gallon, you beat me to it by a nano second.

May the bog be with you.

I think that I should tear a strip off you and wish you piles of success while sitting on my throne.

Jul 24, 2010 at 9:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterRETEPHSLAW

Following on my earlier comment on Adam Gallon's entry, I really feel that Dung would have been best qualified from all of us to deposit his remarks here. ASS-uming that the Bishop has released him from the dunces corner.

Jul 24, 2010 at 10:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterRETEPHSLAW

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