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Thursday
Aug092012

Unbelievably hot, not - Josh 177

You couldn't make it up, oh hang on, he just did.

Cartoons by Josh

 

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Jeremy, thank you for drawing attention to my obvious naivete when it comes to imaginary rules you just made up. I can't think what came over me when I decided to challenge your evidence-less assertions. Because of course you were using the argument ad jermanian - which though a fallacy, can't be argued against by mere commenters. Do accept my heartfelt apologies.

However, if you could in fact point out where US citizens lose first amendment protections by virtue of their employment, I would be very interested - and quite surprised.

To help you out, a summary of the Hatch Act is available here:
http://www.archives.gov/legal/ethics/hatch-act.html

Aug 10, 2012 at 3:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Hi Frank!
Cartoon based on the kind of articles that seemed to follow Hansen's paper, here , here , and here .

Aug 10, 2012 at 3:59 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Just because you are a cartoonist, I don't see why that gives you leave to suspend critical judgement. Claims that Hansen 'cooked the books' or made up artificial observations are accusations of serious scientific misconduct that are in no way justified by the irrelevant blathering at WUWT (Michaels disputes a claim about drought that Hansen didn't make? A claim of cherry-picking that doesn't stand up to a moments scrutiny?). Outsourcing fact-checking to Anthony is a rather perilous endeavour!

Aug 11, 2012 at 5:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterFrank

My Dear Frank: in 1981, Hansen and co-workers claimed present GHG warming is 33 K, the Fourier idea. Fourier did not know about lapse rate warming. As a physics' professional. Hansen should have. Because this exaggerates warming in the IPCC models by a factor of 3.7, it's unprofessional behaviour, classic cooking the books.

If you can't see this fact, you are in my view insufficiently educated to make statements about this subject.

Aug 11, 2012 at 7:55 AM | Unregistered Commenterspartacusisfree

Just because you are a cartoonist, I don't see why that gives you leave to suspend critical judgement.

Just because you are a warmie, I don't see why that gives you leave to suspend your sense of humour.

Aug 11, 2012 at 8:54 AM | Registered Commentershub

Frank, or you can read Roy Spencer here and here. Or Curry here and here.

Aug 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM | Registered CommenterJosh

Frank, or Andy Revkin here quoting and agreeing with Kerry Emmanuel.

Aug 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

"Just because you are a warmie, I don't see why that gives you leave to suspend your sense of humour."

You can't suspend what you haven't got... :-)

Aug 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

Josh, perhaps you'd like to point out where disagreeing with someone's conclusions automatically implies that the other person is guilty of fraud? Do you really think that Emanuel thinks that Hansen has 'cooked the books'? And neither of the Spencer posts have anything to do with the Hansen paper.

A big part of this whole problem is that people like you jump to wild conclusions about fraud whenever anyone honestly differs with someone else. That isn't satire, it's a pathology.

Aug 12, 2012 at 1:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Frank, from Wikionary

"Cook the books:Etymology
From the mid-17th century. A metaphor for cooking, whereby ingredients are changed, altered and improved by the process. Thus financial statements can also be so modified to the benefit of the "cook"."

Sounds just like what people think about the whole mangling of climate data to me.

Aug 12, 2012 at 2:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

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