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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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The C02 that you breath - The Hollies

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartyn

Leaving on a jet plane (obviously, you can't get to Tahiti for that oh-so-important conference on a push bike)

And of course the anthem of climate scientists everywhere: Money for Nothing.

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterTurning Tide

Redacting Blues, surely..?

Apr 6, 2013 at 7:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

to the tune of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Joan Baez, and also Johnny Cash, also The Band):

The night they drove old Mikie down
And all the bells were ringin'
The night they drove old Gavin down
And all the people were singin'
They went, "Naaaaa na na na na na ... na na na na naaaa na na na naaaah....."

Joan Baez, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

p.s. random aside, I once enjoyed the enormous pleasure and honor of being part of a relatively small sing--a-long led by Joan Baez, but I won't discuss the circumstances now since it would not be conducive to my preferred web anonymity.... but finding this link/song brought back some wonderful memories for me!!

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

"Redacting Blues"

Cancel that - I was forgetting it was Marcott! I should know better than to doubt Josh..:-(

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

My bloggie lies over the ocean (Scottish Trad)

Always The Last To Know - Del Amitri

Between The Cheats - Amy Winehouse

Careless Whisper - Wham!

Cheater, Cheater - Joey + Rory

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrosty

White Lies - Nils Lofgren & Grin

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterTom D

Well, I suppose anything by Status Quo...

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterSnotrocket

Fake - Alexander O'Neal

Send in the clowns - Judy Collins

Whatever you want - Status Quo

Bob Dylan - The times they are a changin

New Musik - Living by numbers

Busted - Why?

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM | Unregistered Commentercheshirered

"Don't know why, there's no sun up in the sky .... Stormy Weather"

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:31 PM | Registered Commenterjferguson

This song topic may not be much noticed by Mann/Tamino/Schmidt et al, but arguably the greatest uncertainties about climate modelling and projections come from......


This could be the anthem for climate science..... "Both Sides Now" is the song by Joni Mitchell (few ppl seem to know that Joni wrote the song) but it was made famous by Judy Collins:

Judy Collins, "Both Sides Now"

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all


But now it's just another show
You leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Don't give yourself away

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say "I love you" right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I've looked at life that way

Oh but now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed
Well something's lost but something's gained
In living every day

I've looked at life from both sides now
From WIN and LOSE and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all

I've looked at life from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all


[[p.s. In my hippie days I also got to appreciate Judy Collins singing this song from about 8 ft. away, but as with Joan Baez, that's also a story for another time.....ha ha...]]

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

The Model - Crapwerk

Unbreak My Chart

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:36 PM | Unregistered Commentermrsean2k

"To Mike, With Love"

(tune of "To Sir, With Love" by Lulu)

strange feeling to see her do it many years later for "American Idol" but look, Lulu can still bring it:

Lulu, "To Sir With Love"


"Somebody to Love"

"White Rabbit"

(both by Jefferson Airplane)

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:41 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

RAOTFLMAO is, I believe, the appropriate abbreviation!

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdam Gallon

The End - The Doors

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoe Public

"Emotional Rescue" (Rolling Stones)

"I Believe in You" (Dylan)

"You Gotta Serve Somebody" (Dylan)

"Blowin' In The Wind" (Dylan)

"Follow the Yellow Brick Road"

"Riders on the Storm" (The Doors)

"Light My Fire" (The Doors)

"Climate Blues" (to Doors song "Roadhouse Blues")

"Don't Go Breakin' My Heart"

"Jailhouse Rock"


"Have You Never Been Mellow"

[should be sung TO the notoriously nasty Tamino or Mann]

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil


Yellow Watermelo

Apr 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

Suspicious minds - Elvis

Anything by "Simple Minds"

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoe Public

Don't make me over (ohh ahh)
Don't make me over (ahh)
Now that you've got me at your command (ahh ohh)
Accept me for what I am (ooh ahh)
Accept me for the things that I do (ooh ahh)
Accept me for what I am (ohh ahh)
Accept me for the things that I do (ohh ahh)

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

Civilization, this version

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:17 PM | Registered Commenterjferguson

not a title, but it would be great to do something with the lines,

"Something inside is telling me, that I've got your secret"


"I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are"


"You make it hard, you make it hard, you make it harddddd...." (to keep our stories straight)


"Can I tell it like it is"


"I've got an answer, I'm going to fly away"


CSN, "Suite Judy Blue Eyes"


"Mannian Wood" (to tune of Beatles "Norwegian Wood")

"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" (Dylan)

"Play Mikie Play" (to tune of Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay")

"Knockin' on Mikie's Door" (tune of Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door")

"Tangled Up in Spew" (tune of Dylan's "Tangled Up in Blue")

sorry, all, as soon as I started this the flood of songs came, but I'll step away from the computer now!!!

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:18 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Here comes the Sun - George Harrison



Fantasy by Earth, Wind & Fire

Don't Overheat On Me by The Phenomenauts

Temperature by Aerosmith

Check Yo Temperature by Tech N9ne

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoe Public

Theme tune from the 'A Team' and 'Team America: World Police'

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterChairman Al

Watermelon Mann

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:31 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A

heyyy what about the


Mission Impossible theme song

[trying to stop myself here]

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Martin A: "Watermelon Mann" Bravo. Cheers. Right-on!

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:43 PM | Registered Commenterjferguson

Young Mann, are you listening to me?
I said, young Mann, what do you want to be?
I said, young Mann, you can make real your dreams.
But you got to know this one thing!

No man does it all by himself.
I said, young Mann, put your pride on the shelf,
And just go there, to the I.P.C.C.
I'm sure they can help you today.

It's fun to stay at the I-P-C-C.
It's fun to stay at the I-P-C-C.

They have everything for activists to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the team ...

It's fun to stay at the I-P-C-C.
It's fun to stay at the I-P-C-C.

Apr 6, 2013 at 9:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterChairman Al

Fifty ways to cheat a paper - Paul Simon

Apr 6, 2013 at 10:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterAndré van Delft

Those Malevolent Men In Their Lying Machines.

They Go Up, Tiddly, Up, Up.

Never Down, Tiddly, Down, Down.

They Enchant All Enviros And Steal All The Scenes

With their Up, Tiddly, Up, Up

Never Down, Diddy, Down, Down.

Apr 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

Climate Changes

Still don't know what I was waitin' for
And my time was runnin' wild
A million dead end streets and
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse of
How the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test
Turn and face the strange
Don't want to be a richer man
Turn and face the strange
Just gonna have to be a climate man

H/T Bowie

Apr 6, 2013 at 10:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterChairman Al

Don't know much about history
Don't know much climatology
Don't know much about a science book
Don't know much about the stats I took

But I do know Shaun I love you
And I know that if you love me too
What a wonderful world this would be


Apr 6, 2013 at 10:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterZT

Climate Mann

And all this climate science
I don't understand
It's just my job
Five days a week
A climate Mann
A climate Mann

And I think it's gonna be a long, long, time
'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find
I'm not the Mann they think I am at home
Ah, no no no

I'm a Climate Mann
Climate Mann
Burnin' out his fuse
And debate alone

H/T Elton

Apr 6, 2013 at 10:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterChairman Al

"You took the words right out of my mouth" = TAMeatloaf

Apr 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterKnockJohn

And of course who can forget that old favourite by the Guess Who -
"Shakun All Over"

Apr 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM | Unregistered Commentermikegeo

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Apr 6, 2013 at 11:02 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

The Mann who warmed the world.

"Who knows? Not me,
We never lost control.
You're face to face
With the Mann who warmed the world."

Apr 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterChairman Al

These are all Beatles songs. Enjoy.

* Mean Mr. McIntyre
* Baby I’m a Rich Man
* All You Need is a Hockey Stick
* Taxman
* Norwegian Wood (This Bird has Moved North Due to Global Warming)
* Sgt. Mann’s Lonely Blogs Echo Chamber
* Back in the U.S.S.R.
* While My Hockey Stick Gently Weeps
* You Should Give Me Your Money
* Magical Mystery Data

Apr 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterWade

Proxy Music – Garland, Maine

Make me a deal and make it straight
All signed and sealed, I'll take it
To Michael E. Mann I'll show it
I hope and pray he don't blow it 'cause
We've been around a long time just try try try tryin' to
Make the big time

Wheres the Hockey game?, Garland, Maine.

Apr 7, 2013 at 12:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterChairman Al

Stuck in the Middle with Yew - (Stealers Wheel)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - (Tears for Fears)
The Model - (Kraftwerk)
Unbelievable - (EMF)
Always the Sun - (The Stranglers)
The Scientist - (Coldplay)
The Bogus Man - (Proxy Music)- (and I claim my fiver!)
The World is Cold Without You - (Nirvana UK 1970)
Open Your Eyes - (Snow Patrol)

Apr 7, 2013 at 12:19 AM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia,
On the trail of the lonesome pine
In the warm sunshine, our heat divined
He found his cone and I found mine
Oh, Mann. Like the mountains are blue
Like the pine, I'm lonesome for you...

Apr 7, 2013 at 12:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterChairman Al

Fabulous, Josh (as always) ... and clearly from all subsequent comments highly inspirational! And theduke ....
@Apr 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM: re the far, far better thing that Foster/Tamino has ever done:

certainly no argument from me on that one (or with the tunes that follow!)

And now for my own modest contributions to the songbook ...

To the tune of The Bare Naked Ladies' If I had a million dollars:
If I had a million datapoints (or alternatively:)
If I had a million proxies

For the back to the medieval future crowd, to the tune of Greensleeves (of course!):

Alas, my audience, you do me wrong
To treat me so discourteously
For I have laboured all night long
In the cause of sustainability

And (considering the source of initial "inspiration" ... from The Graduate and with sincere apologies to Simon and Garfunkel:)

And here's to you, Mr. Michael Mann
Marcott loves you more than you will know
Gaia bless you, please, Mr. Michael Mann
Heaven holds a place for those who play
Hey, hey, hey

We'd like to know a little bit about you and your files
We'd like to help you learn about yourself.
Look around you all you see are sycophantic eyes,
Strut around the 'net until you feel at home.

And here's to you, Mr. Michael Mann
Gergis loves you more than you will know
Gaia bless you, please, Mr. Michael Mann
Heaven holds a place for those who play
Hey, hey, hey

Hide it in the hiding place where no one ever goes.
Put it in your chart with all your upticks
It's a little secret just the climatologists' affair.
Most of all you've got to hide it from the press.

Koo-koo-ka-choo, Mr. Michael Mann,
Pachy loves you more than you will know.
Gaia bless you, please, Mr. Michael Mann
Heaven holds a place for those who play,
Hey, hey, hey

Sitting on a hot-spot on a Sunday afternoon.
Steering clear of all adverse debate.
Laugh about it, shout about it
When you've got to choose
Every trick you play's a trick you lose.

Where have you gone, Jim the Hansen man,
Our paper turns it's tainted eyes to you.
What's that you say, Mr. Michael Mann
NASA's Jim has left and gone away,
Hey hey hey.

And for an encore ... the climateers' all-time, all-purpose favourite (to the tune of S & G's Sounds of Silence):

Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to serve some tricks again
Because my proxies weren't worth keeping
Without adjustments and much tweaking
And the vision that would gain me so much fame
Still sustains
Within the sounds of silence.

Apr 7, 2013 at 1:13 AM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

As I posted earlier at WUWT (where this thread is linked) - these are all actual songs on the theme of cheatin'

Ref “Your Cheatin’ Heart” – surely Josh meant “Your Cheatin’ Graph” ?
[or as another poster suggested, "Your Cheatin' Chart"]

Here are a few more songs for the Tammy Manns to sing:

Always the Last to Know
Between the Cheats
Cheater Cheater
Cookie Jar
Hole in the Head
I Don’t Wanna Know
It Wasn’t Me
Would I Lie to You?
Should’ve Said No
Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm

Party’s Over

Apr 7, 2013 at 2:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterSam The First

Lyin Eyes

Apr 7, 2013 at 4:02 AM | Unregistered Commenterkuhnkat

Bassline Junkie! D. Rascal

Apr 7, 2013 at 4:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterAC1

I'm overwhelmed, but still we had our season in the sun.

Apr 7, 2013 at 4:23 AM | Unregistered Commenterkim

"The Trail of the Bristlecone Pine".

In this drawing Tamino looks identical to William Connolly (or however it is he spells it). Could they be clowns?

Apr 7, 2013 at 4:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterJimmy Haigh.

one other opportunity Josh, Shades. They are sold in the US under the name Foster Grant.

Apr 7, 2013 at 4:29 AM | Registered Commenterjferguson

Green Door by Shakun Stevens

Green door what's that secret you're keepin'?
There's an old piano
And they play it hot
Behind the green door (Green Door)
Don't know what they're doin'
But they laugh a lot
Behind the green door. (Green Door)
Wish they'd let me in
So I could find out
What's behind the green door. (Green Door)
Knocked once tried to tell 'em I'd been there
Door slammed hospitality's thin there.
Wonder just what's goin' on in there.

Apr 7, 2013 at 4:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterRB

Comfortably Dumb

Apr 7, 2013 at 6:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterOckham

Blinded By Science - Thomas Dolby
Kill The Poor - Dead Kennedys
This Is Religion - Public Image Ltd

Apr 7, 2013 at 6:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterNikFromNYC

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