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Josh, if you want some tree-huggers to go with it, I can give you a short-list of names:)

Apr 14, 2011 at 3:18 PM | Unregistered Commentersimpleseekeraftertruth


OT -- Matt Ridley has a takedown on his blog Re: the Cornell "study" that goes after shale gas (and the BBC coverage). Might be worth a post.

And the author of the study has a priceless defense --
Howarth, however, defended his work as meeting strict academic and scientific standards. "It's being published in a highly respected journal and has been rigorously peer-reviewed," a report from Reuters quoted Howarth as saying. "This is not advocacy. This is science."

Where have we heard that before?

Apr 14, 2011 at 3:34 PM | Unregistered Commenterstan


can you do that on a car window sticker Josh?

Apr 14, 2011 at 3:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrosty

I want the t-shirt and I want it now!

Apr 14, 2011 at 3:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterRichard Drake

I second the T-shirt! Excellent.

Apr 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterChristian

Best one todate in my opinion. absolute classic. I would bet that this cartoon made Steve Mcintyre laugh his socks off.
Keep em coming.........

Apr 14, 2011 at 4:11 PM | Unregistered Commenterpesadia

Ha! Make it three shirts.

Apr 14, 2011 at 4:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Reed

Fantastic! I am imaging a guilty (but relieved) reindeer shuffling away on the other side of the hill. (h/t Tom Wigley)

Apr 14, 2011 at 5:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterZT

Super. Is that Mr Angry Person at the top of the treee, or is it my vivid imagination?

Apr 14, 2011 at 5:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

I know it wasn't Yamal (obviously) but was there ever a better name for a dendro series than the one taken from Twisted Tree; Heartrot Hill?

Perhaps an alternative title for those allergic to puns?

Apr 14, 2011 at 7:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterBBD

Well done Amoorhouse, I wish I had thought of the line, it is such a great one.

Happy to print some T-shirts for any who want them, just send an email [ josh at ]. Anthony is doing some for US tree huggers ;-)

Apr 14, 2011 at 7:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Josh started well and just keeps getting better.

Apr 14, 2011 at 9:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterOwen Morgan

About tree huggers, if I knew the author of this I would give attribution. It just floated through on the Net.

Should we have a secret handshake too?

Apr 15, 2011 at 1:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterGeoff Sherrington

Geoff Sherrington - that is the funniest thing I've read all year. As a biker myself, perhaps it had particular resonance.

The guy from the organising committee is priceless. He sure knows how to spin a line with his tongue planted in his cheek: "You know, just because we are all members of motorcycle clubs does not mean we do not care about inclusiveness."

Gotta go. Just wet myself.

Apr 15, 2011 at 5:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterGixxerboy

What do we want? A T Shirt!
When do we want it? NOW!!

Apr 15, 2011 at 7:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterGrumpy Old Man

That is so funny. And so very clever. Great work!

Apr 15, 2011 at 9:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I was so jealous when I saw this at Watts Up that I just had to do something.

Apr 15, 2011 at 12:20 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

Gosh. Some fame! I thought my joke at WUWT hadnt actually posted correctly as I couldn't trace it once posted.

Apr 15, 2011 at 4:34 PM | Unregistered Commenteramoorhouse

Calibration with inaccurate instruments leads to Cauchy-distributed errors. Then averaging won't help at all and one has to select one 'median-tree' to represent global temperatures. That must be YAD06.

Apr 15, 2011 at 10:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterUC

Amoorhouse! It's a gem, thank you so much! Let me know where to send a free T shirt or something.

Apr 15, 2011 at 10:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

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