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Save your Scientists! Josh 185


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Inspired by the huge amount of help currently being offered around the blogs to Lew with his infamous Moon Landing paper. I am sure readers will continue to be generous with their time in this worthy cause.

Cartoons by Josh

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Best yet. Bravo Josh.

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM | Registered Commenterjferguson

THANK you Josh :-)

And I do hope that you have seen this:

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerryM

THANK you Josh :-)

And I do hope that you have seen this:

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerryM

Bravo !

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterDiogenes

There's true compassion for you! If only such help could have been organised for them over the past several decades. They are going to get it in spades from now on, as I suspect more and more scientists are starting to care about them, and will want to help out when they can. Thanks Josh for being so positive.

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade

Got to be one of your best Josh...maybe even your best yet...most cutting.

Education is a wonderful thing but it is about time that THEY learned how to obtain and use it!

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Walsh

The "Union of Concerned Sceptics" - love it! I'll join, when it's there to join.

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterSteve C

Oops, apologies for the duplication, sticky or stoopid, not sure which!

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerryM

JerryM, no I hadn't seen that. Wow, that is strange - might require a glance at one's trusty James Delingpole Dictionary for the right words.

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Another classic Josh - it really is a mystery (and disgrace) that your perceptive skills have not been given more prominence in the broadsheets or MSM yet.

"Union of Concerned Sceptics" - someone has to set that up and pronto. I don't think there will be a shortage of members.

Sep 19, 2012 at 11:31 PM | Registered Commenterlapogus

That's one of your best yet, Josh.

BTW can't someone block the ip address of the increasingly bitter and now routinely rude and insulting Zed?

Sep 19, 2012 at 11:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterRB

Union of Concerned Sceptics.

My cat has a credit card. Can she join?

Sep 19, 2012 at 11:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterRB

"If it ever existed, and was genuinely sceptical, they wouldn't let you in Steve. Scepticism involves looking for the flaws equally in all things. Those who frequent this crank blog, blindly attack everything to do with climate science, and mindlessly support everything they think opposes it. You don't get any further from scepticism than that."
Sep 19, 2012 at 10:45 PM | deBdeaDsedZ

My dear 'deBdeaDsedZ', I have a degree in Philosophy, forty years working in science (or 'Natural Philosophy', as it used to be known) and even longer reading about it and playing with it. I don't need telling what scepticism is, I've spent my life doing it. There's nothing I enjoy more than when something makes me think "What??", then going out there and digging out all the facts I can find about it - including being constantly aware that all scientific "fact" is only the "best estimate to date".

If you truly think this is such a "crank blog", then perhaps you should try a little scepticism yourself about the junk "science" which is so regularly shredded by these "cranks", rather than just blindly accepting every half-baked claim about climate that you see and mindlessly attacking everything / everyone you think opposes it. I've changed my mind about many things after looking at the data. You should try it sometime.

Sep 19, 2012 at 11:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterSteve C

Quality. Congrats Josh.

Sep 20, 2012 at 12:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterFarleyR

This is the best Josh's ever.

ps if I were a member of the UCS, I would be concerned too...about my mental sanity, that is.

Sep 20, 2012 at 12:37 AM | Registered Commenteromnologos

Josh - just fantastic. Sadly I need a new monitor after letting my tea loose all over it, but a price worth paying for a damn good belly laugh. Thanks!

Sep 20, 2012 at 12:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterSebastian Weetabix

This is the best Josh's ever.

ps if I were a member of the UCS, I would be concerned too...about my mental sanity, that is.

Sep 20, 2012 at 12:42 AM | Registered Commenteromnologos

JerryM - that is great (as is Josh's latest). Looks like Professor Lewandowsky is a little short on self-awareness, especially for a psychologist.

Sep 20, 2012 at 1:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterHK


But, will the "Union of Concerned Sceptics" also raise a fund to help lost Kev find his Dear... eh sorry... help Dear Kev find his lost Warming?

Sep 20, 2012 at 1:15 AM | Unregistered CommenterBebben

Gosh, Latimer, I really do owe you an apology. Not about the 'PhilJonesMum' remark, I agree with Dung on this, but when Z discovered that not only could you mix up words, his situation-normal post, you could do the same with letters.
Like, mix 'em up, that is, not to produce anagrams, of course, that would be beyond the dear hermaphrodites' genomic potential, but to sow a post or two of confusion amongst the less-blessed readers of this blog when faced with a possible spoofer.
Me, for example!
I actually thought that it was you!
A moshpit, I am not.
I'll get my coat Mr A but, sadly, I'll probably be back :(
Even more sadly, I think, it'll come back too!

Sep 20, 2012 at 1:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoyFOMR

That is by a large margin the best, and most damningly accurate, cartoon done by Josh.

Sep 20, 2012 at 2:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterDocmartyn

Oh, well done! As well as being very funny, and inoffensive to the most sensitive warmist, it explains quite literally how skeptics debunk shonky research.

Sep 20, 2012 at 2:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid Cooke


Sep 20, 2012 at 3:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterJimmy Haigh

Excellent Josh (with and without a comma between).

Sep 20, 2012 at 7:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

I've changed my mind about many things after looking at the data. You should try it sometime.

Sep 19, 2012 at 11:49 PM | Steve C


There are 2 requirements for your suggestion to work and ZBD has none of these.

Sep 20, 2012 at 7:37 AM | Unregistered Commenterstephen richards

a great cover for a book of your cartoons josh, when that day inevitably arrives when the word "carbon" has been banished from the MSM. bravo.

Sep 20, 2012 at 8:09 AM | Unregistered Commenterpat

So frikking funny Josh, best idea you've had this year, your art work is always top $$$.

Call 1-800-GRANT to help these scientist now.

Sep 20, 2012 at 8:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterShevva

Great work Josh !

Sep 20, 2012 at 8:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterMat

Absolutely superb, Josh ... Thank you for so many chuckles and smiles all in one picture! Mind if I grab it to brighten up my desktop?!

P.S. What happened to your signature - I sure hope one of those Lew Boosters didn't disappear it ;-)

Sep 20, 2012 at 9:09 AM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

Put me down for the Union of Concerned Sceptics as well.
Nice one, Josh.

Sep 20, 2012 at 9:28 AM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

Hilary, thank you again! I will amend. I will also post a high res version so you can use as a desktop. Hmm, I wonder what a climate scientist's desktop would look like?

Sep 20, 2012 at 9:29 AM | Registered CommenterJosh

Excellent as usual, Josh! Those of us with an interest in the social sciences, too, might like to provide some sort of outreach service under the umbrella of Clime-Aid, to start a helpful and friendly dialogue with those who are perplexed and overwhelmed by obsessive fears of CO2, climate chaos, fracking, etc - a sort of COIN in reverse.

Sep 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull


Sep 20, 2012 at 9:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterDon Keiller

Josh, your ever-excellent cartoons tend to be tall- and-skinny - not a very desktop-freindly aspect ratio for desktops. Perhaps the next few can be wide-and-stumpy (i.e. 16x9)?

Since several messages above make no sense, I assume that he/she-who-cannot-be-named has visited again, and various of the nonsensical messages are in response. Since we know the rants will be dissappeared, perhaps other should restrain from replying?

Sep 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM | Unregistered Commentersteveta

Best yet.

Sep 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM | Registered CommenterDreadnought

They say the pen is mightier than the sword and you prove it yet again Josh.
However I do have one tiny, tiny criticism (dont booo yet!), the advice you are giving them is far too complicated ^.^

Sep 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM | Registered CommenterDung

Steveta, working on that right now ;-)

Sep 20, 2012 at 10:55 AM | Registered CommenterJosh

The best line for me is "Is that good?" in response to "See, now I can try to replicate your results"

Science 101 as the Americans tend to say, explained with humour and, most of all, compassion :)

Sep 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterRichard Drake


It is a truly witty, sharp stiletto to the guts of climate scientists, delivered with tenderness and sympathy, it could not be bettered.

Sep 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM | Registered CommenterDung

Josh, that is a work of genius. Pour yourself a beer.

Sep 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterGiixxerboy

You guys are way too kind. I wasn't even sure it was that funny! And yes, Richard, I like that line ;-)

Sep 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Will there be a signed, framed, limited print edition?
A good investment, I am sure.

Sep 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

Josh that is superb, don't be modest. My previous favorite was the "HYPE" connect the dots cartoon, now supplanted.

Sep 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM | Unregistered Commenterastateofdenmark

I've said it before and I'm saying it again, Best Yet!

Sep 20, 2012 at 3:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterDaveA

"Since we know the rants will be dissappeared, perhaps other should restrain from replying?"
Sep 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM | steveta

Sorry about that, steveta, but it was aimed at me after I'd had One Of Those Days. Couldn't resist knocking its pointy little head off when it popped out from under the bridge.

It is a terrific cartoon, though. Top marks, Josh!

Sep 20, 2012 at 6:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterSteve C

Thanks for "authenticating" this masterpiece, Josh ... I wonder if the leaked desktop will set off yet another investigation by Norfolk's finest along with Oxburgh & Muir Russell ;-)


Sep 20, 2012 at 6:21 PM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

I love all the recycle bins on the UEA desktop version - a gentle reminder of their past misdemeanours - that made me much less grumpy than usual; even a laugh escaped from my belly.

Sep 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterGrumpy


Sep 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterGerry


The only UK aid budget not dependent on taxpayers money!

Sep 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM | Registered CommenterDung

Lindzen papers in the bin..?

Also (picky) Exxon has one 'n'. There was a great cartoon* when Standard Oil (Esso) adopted the Exxon brand name in 1973 - it was of the White House, with the name 'Nixxon' writ large above, and the caption, "but it's still the same old gas".

*Almost as good as Josh's :-)

Sep 21, 2012 at 10:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

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