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Tamino does Climate Audit Covers - Josh 214

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Tamino's recent posts on Marcott et al bear an uncanny similarity to Steve McIntyre's work at Climate Audit. Dave Burton noticed and commented:

Grant, I find it just plain bizarre that you wrote all this and never even mentioned Steve McIntyre, who first figured out what Marcott had done wrong, and whose excellent work is the whole reason you wrote this.


This cartoon imagines Tamino, aka statistician and folk singer Grant Foster, putting things right. Do suggest some more songs that Tamino might like to try. I am sure he will be very grateful.

Cartoons by Josh


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Reader Comments (128)


Apr 6, 2013 at 5:05 PM | Registered Commenterjferguson

Chain of Fools

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames Caffey

Songs for Uncle Wade to take on tour?{%22ImageId%22%3A30792662}

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM | Unregistered Commenternot banned yet

I like "Magical History Tour" - seems that's about what his sleight of hand 's been focused on recently.
Or a stretch might be "Mac of Kintyre" ??

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM | Unregistered Commentermikegeo

Event better would be "Prince Tamino sings and plays the magic flute".

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterOlaus Petri


Sinead O’Connor - Nothing Compares to Yew (except stripped bark and bristle cone pine)
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Nirvana - Smells Like Team Spirit

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Oh no, just when a statistician was winning lots of praise and adulation here just a post or two ago, you have to go and spoil it by bringing up the name of one who won't!

The moments of respite from the generally dismal, or missing altogether, image of that noblest of professions were all too brief ...

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade

The (proxies) Are Alright

I Saw Mann Standing There

Hey Jud-y

My Mann Will Go On

Fire and Rain (The Weather is Climate Song)

Hurricane (another Weather is Climate Song)

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:21 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Tainted Love

Any Way You Want It

All I Need is a Miracle

Another One Bites the Dust

Dancing in the Dark

Your Cheatin' Heart

Crumblin' Down

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Candy Mann, version by Mississippi John Hurt

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM | Registered Commenterjferguson

Don't Do Me Like That

Don't Stop Believing

Don't Dream It's Over

Don't Be Cruel

Don't Get Me Wrong

Don't Worry Be Happy

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil


"Hey Lew", by the Beatles

"Nothing compares to Lew", by Sinead O'Conner

"Marcott affair", by Simon & Garfunkel

"Treetrunk bully" by Bob Dyland

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterOlaus Petri

REM - Losing My (global warming) Religion
Queen – Who wants to Lie Forever?
Beatles – Yesterday… all those sceptics seemed so far away

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2


Glory Days

Hurts So Good

Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

I Want a New Drug

I Want You to Want Me

I Want to Know What Love Is

Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me

Karma Chameleon

King of Pain

Keep Me Hangin' On

Let's Hear It For The Boy

Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Making Love Out Of Nothing At All

Money For Nothing

message in a Bottle

Matter of Trust

Manic Mann-day

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:41 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:43 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Running on Empty

Rock the (Mann-bah)

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:45 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Alternative album name Bulldog Blues

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn k

Sweet Dreams (are made of this)

Take My Breath Away

The Way You Make Me Feel

We Are the World

Weird Science

Why Me?

More Than A Feeling

Tumblin' Dice

Sympathy For the Devil

Would I Lie To You?

Wouldn't It Be Nice

You Give Love A Bad Name

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:52 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Stand by Yamal

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterMichael Larkin

(Off-)centered (Jolliffe remix)

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterJean S

Beatles - Help!

(For Marcott et al. or any warmist who's found themselves under sceptic scrutiny)

Help, I need somebody, (Steve M, RomanC, JeanS, Willis, etc)
Help, not just anybody, (Steve M would be best)
Help, you know I need someone, help. (now it’s bleedin’ obvious)

When I was younger, so much younger than today, (before Steve)
I never needed anybody's help in any way. (well I did but I didn’t know it)
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured, (since the sceptics wiped the floor with me)
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors. (it took a crow bar and FOIA)

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down (I’m feeling a bit of a berk)
And I do appreciate you being round. (through gritted teeth)
Help me, get my feet back on the ground, (ahhh, those heady days of press interviews before I had to admit the effect wasn’t genuine)
Won't you please, please help me. (stop pointing out the flaws in my work)

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways, (one moment you’re up, then…)
My independence seems to vanish in the haze. (somebody will be scrutinising my grant applications)
But every now and then I feel so insecure, (what if it happens again?)
I know that I just need you like I've never done before. (to just GO AWAY!)

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Walk This Way

We're Not Gonna Take It

Wild Nights

I Feel the Earth Move

The Sounds of Silence

Bye Bye Love, Bye Bye Happiness

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

My, old Mann's a dustman.

Apr 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Re: Apr 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM | TinyCO2

:-) Wonderful - just love it !!!

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterMarion

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

Big Girls Don't Cry

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

I Heard It Through the Grapevine
(Mann, Gavin, and Tamino can't admit to reading and LEARNING from Climate Audit, but they do!!)

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

All my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh I believe, in Yesterday

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:04 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

‘We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago’
‘What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?’
‘Things Aren’t So Beautiful Now’
‘Shattered Dreams’
‘Leave Out All The Rest’
‘Only God Knows Why’
‘Please Forgive Me’
’Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’
’I'm Sorry’
’Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)’
’Biggest Mistake’
‘Who I Am Hates Who I've Been’

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade

I did it my way.

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:11 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A

Unto the Breach - Clutch

Anything goes - Guns N' Roses

Walking in my shoes - Depeche Mode

Subtle Hustle - Clutch

Since We've been wrong - The Mars Volta

and of course

Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson

:) :) :)

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:15 PM | Registered Commentershub

V funny, the lot of you! This could be a triple album.

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:17 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Manfredd Mann 5, 4, 3, what comes next?


Apr 6, 2013 at 6:18 PM | Unregistered Commentertonyb

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:18 PM | Unregistered Commenterarthur

Jokerman } Dylan
Blowin' in the wind}

For reasons unknown - The Killers

The ghosts that haunt me - Crash Test Dummies

Change of Heart - Clifford T Ward

What would you say to me - Adele

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterGrumpy

Martha's Madman Michael( Manfred) Mann's Earth Band

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:29 PM | Unregistered Commenterpesadia

Simply Re(a)d (CA) = Holding back the Years

New Musik = Living By Numbers

True Ambition = Meet me where the Proxy used to be


Apr 6, 2013 at 6:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterKnockJohn

The Bristlecone and the Damage Done (the Neil Young cover)

Naught More Terrific than Mann (the Stereolab cover)

The Trickster (the Radiohead cover)

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterRichard Tol

I saw standby your Yamal and I had already thought

Stand by Your Mann.

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterStephen Richards

Substitute (Him for Me)

Every Graph You Fake

Into The Mis-tick (Instrumental Version)

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:38 PM | Unregistered Commentermrsean2k

If I were Tamino/Grant Foster, I'd stick to singing. He's got a very fine voice:

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM | Unregistered Commentertheduke

Well, if he's calling himself Tamino, you'd have to consider:

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön / This image is enchantingly lovely (The hockey stick graph)

(aria by Tamino from the Magic Flute)

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterCumbrian Lad

Grant Foster a folk singer? How abt them titles:

"I Don't Know Whether To Come Home Or Go Crazy "
"You're A Cross I Can't Bear"
"I Would Have Wrote You a Letter, But I Couldn't Spell Yuck!"
"Keep Forgettin' I Forgot About"
"I Don't Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling."
"If You Don't Leave Me Alone, I'll Go And Find Someone Else Who Will"
"My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend, And I Sure Do Miss Him"
"I've Got You on My Conscience But At Least You're Off My Back"
"Who You Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lying Eyes?"

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterHoi Polloi

My favorite, this can be for both individual proxy records (Bristlecones, Yamal, etc.) and for large multi-proxy studies that won't go away even when discredited. Also applies to persons such as Mann and Tamino who won't acknowledge their mistakes and failings when uncovered by CA......


(by the Cranberries)

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:50 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

This Mann is Your Mann

Where Have All the (Proxies) Gone? (Long time passing)

Mann the Magic Dragon

Apr 6, 2013 at 6:52 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

This is your best ever, Josh. Hilarious.

Your Grace, your comment and the quotation are spot on.

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterTheo Goodwin
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:09 PM | Unregistered Commenterarthur

Sinnermann (Nina Simone)

Secondhand News (Fleetwood Mac)

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterVerity Jones

Down, Down, Temperature's Down (apol quo)
I Cain't Get No Climate Action
My Heart belongs to Mikey
Kevin, (I loves you, Kevin)
Poor Lewendowsky
I don't want to discuss it (AGW)
That's what my Mann is for

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterKevin Lohse

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the waves

Everywhere you go you always take the weather - Crowded House

Anything by 'The Weathermen'

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoe Public

Sweet dreams are made of bristlscone pine - Eurythmics

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartyn

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