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Saturday
Feb042012

Daft arguments 2 - Josh 145

H/t Matt here at Briggs' blog and James Evans on BishopHill here

Cartoons by Josh

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Reader Comments (22)

Great one. It's an inverted and reversed hockey stick (or rotated through 180 degrees).

Feb 4, 2012 at 7:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

This explains it. Zebedee is still growing.

Feb 4, 2012 at 7:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterJimmy Haigh

And, funnily enough, in my old age I'm actually shrinking!

Feb 4, 2012 at 7:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterCrowcatcher

Absolutely brilliant Josh!

Feb 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterFoxgoose

Another one 'climing DOWN' a mountain..

I'm the 5th highest, 7th highest, 9th highest, etc

Feb 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

try telling that to Marcus Brigstocke

Feb 4, 2012 at 9:25 PM | Unregistered Commenterdiogenes

Another fabulous cartoon!

That one fellow in that thread at Briggs' was quite unhinged.

Feb 4, 2012 at 9:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert in Calgary

I could never quite understand why warmists are so alarmed. Of course the global temperature trend is upward. It has been since the last glacial period!

Feb 4, 2012 at 9:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Maloney

Am I missing something? I seem to be missing it every time with these cartoons.

Feb 4, 2012 at 9:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames Evans

"Am I missing something? I seem to be missing it every time with these cartoons."

Poor you!

Feb 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterMique

My children, who of course are now taller than me, are not backward in explaining to me that it is natural that my spine is contracting therefore reducing my height.

So if I put "lifts" in my shoes am I a living walking example of "hide the decline"?

If so where do I go to make a claim or possibly receive a grant?

Feb 4, 2012 at 11:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterGreen Sand

Green Sand. What you are experiencing is only a temporary lull in your Height Change. We cannot explain the missing height and it is a travesty that we cannot, but I am certain that in the coming decades and, certainly by 2100, you will be alarmingly tall.

Glad that is settled.

Feb 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

That nails it absolutely perfectly, Josh. (As did Matt's comment). Trenberth seems incapable of recognising the fallacy he trumpets: 'hottest decade of the past century' does not disprove 'warming has stopped.'

He (and his fellow Mannian signatories) failed to see the irony in arguing from authority ('we're climate scientists - trust us!') while ending with a statement about economics — in which they possess zero expertise and authority. But then being qualifies 'climate scientists' qualifies them to declaim on any discipline relating to climate.

Feb 5, 2012 at 12:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterAynsley Kellow

Thanks Josh!

Move over you guys, major league ball player coming through!

Feb 5, 2012 at 1:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterGreen Sand

The last 10k years have been the warmest in the last 100k years.

Feb 5, 2012 at 3:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterJeff Norman

"Green Sand. What you are experiencing is only a temporary lull in your Height Change. We cannot explain the missing height and it is a travesty that we cannot, but I am certain that in the coming decades and, certainly by 2100, you will be alarmingly tall.

Glad that is settled.

Feb 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM | Josh"

Brilliant cartoon, Josh. Why do we laugh about the claim? Because we know how the body works and the stage of growth for this body. In other words, we know the physical laws of human growth which must be taken into account when evaluating any such claim. Yet the Warmists care nothing for such laws and are quite happy to compare any two numbers on a chart, even a growth chart, with nary a thought for the physical laws that constrain that comparison.

Feb 5, 2012 at 6:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterTheo Goodwin

Oh, OK. I get it now. It's like what I was saying:

I am 45 years old (ish) but I am still getting taller! The trend is still upwards! My average height in the first 15 years of my life was smaller than my average height in the second 15 years of my life, which was smaller than my average height in the third fifteen years of my life.

Jan 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM | James Evans

Feb 5, 2012 at 7:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames Evans

I climb a mountain for six hours, then collapse and die. But now I’m higher than I was at any time during those six hours. So I must still be alive – and climbing.

Feb 5, 2012 at 9:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobin Guenier

I run a nice hot bath for about ten minutes or so, then turn off the taps and get in. But hang on - according to the trend, this bath is getting hotter and hotter and will also soon overflow and ruin the downstairs ceiling. I'll have to call a plumber - this is an emergency!

Feb 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

James Evans - ! knew I had read it somewhere else too, many thanks for reminding me! I have now added you to the H/t.

Feb 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Omigawd - according to that brilliant cartoon by Josh we will enter the new ice age any time soon.

Like others, I've been shrinking ...

Must think of some exercises to make me taller again. Or perhaps I ought to select a different starting point ... yeah, that'll work!

:-)

Feb 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterViv Evans

Re Alex

You need to open a couple of bottles of nice champagne in the bath so the CO2 creates a blanket, traps the heat and the resulting feedbacks heat the bathwater for you. Or after drinking the champagne, you cease worrying.

Feb 6, 2012 at 7:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterAtomic Hairdryer

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