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Some like it not - Josh 270

H/t The GWPF story summary and link here

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It's a wonderfully mixed-up WG3. I agree with Robert Wilson that it should be scrapped as a global report - he argues it makes no sense except regionally (I'd scrap the IPCC as a whole but this would be a good place to start chopping). But the discomfort of those against fracking and nuclear is also worth enjoying as we go. The other notable thing today is how quickly this disappeared off the top of the BBC home page. Elsewhere it's been treated as even more irrelevant. Out with a whimper, that's my boy.

Apr 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

Great greenie Josh!
The only thing missing is an empty gas cooker...;-)

Apr 14, 2014 at 9:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterWijnand

You've nailed it again, Josh!

Apr 14, 2014 at 9:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlexander Kendall

Slingo made an appearance tonight's Blue Peter for grown-ups, sorry, Bang goes the theory. Giggly girly presenter still going "Wow" and "Amazing" at the most banal of things.

Apr 14, 2014 at 10:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterPaul

"Bang goes the theory"

It was Flooding Lysenkoism! I was watching in the gym open mouthed. It was appalling. The way they LIED about the effects of dredging shocked me in it's mendacity.

Apr 14, 2014 at 10:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterAC1

Cheers Josh, you make I chuckle :-)

Apr 14, 2014 at 11:26 PM | Unregistered Commentertom0mason

Great cartoon Josh !

P.S. Thanks for all the lovely smog in China. You turned clean 1st world industries into dirty 3rd world ones.

Apr 14, 2014 at 11:38 PM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

One day, perhaps as little as 10 years from now, when definitive histories and explanations of the disgraceful decades of the IPCC are written and widely shared, the works of Josh will be used to illuminate and inform, just as they do now. But to a far, far larger audience. By then, the greens will have been established as spanning the gamut from duped to despicable.

Apr 14, 2014 at 11:39 PM | Registered CommenterJohn Shade

The next thing you know , Dr. James Hansen will be saying that the XL Pipeline won't actually be game over for the planet.
He has ? Really?

Apr 15, 2014 at 1:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterHerbert

Richard writes:

'Out with a whimper'.

Well maybe not. Looks like they're trying a final throw of the dice to shake the world from it's apparent complacency.

Yes folks, the climos are thinking about going on strike!

The consequences of such a drastic course will be unthinkable and brings back vivid memories of the Winter of Discontent.

In 1978/9 the dead went unburied and rubbish piled up in the streets. Mr Callaghan's government fell. And now in summer 2014, temperature records will go 'unadjusted' for weeks and unpublished papers will clog the hard drives throughout the IPCC and its hangers-on and cohorts.

What suffering...what sheer hardship this will cause! Conferences may have to be cancelled and hotel bookings and international airlines will suffer. Sales of cocktail umbrellas will plummet.

But outside of DECC - who deprived of leadership about what to worry about will just run around like headless chickens - nobody else will give a monkey's.

And the climos should take note that their star is waning. It's no longer a 'sexy' expanding field, but a dying and boring one. Institutions that don't notice them going on strike might conclude that they wouldn't notice their return either, and just not bother.

Quiz question:

Please suggest a headline less likely to induce anxiety and action than 'Climatologists threaten strike action'

Apr 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterLatimer Alder

"less likely to induce anxiety and action" - Julia Slingo retires.

Apr 15, 2014 at 7:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterMartyn


Apr 15, 2014 at 7:44 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

I'll call the druids.

Apr 15, 2014 at 8:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrute

Latimer: Agreed that there are two levels at least. WG3 is a whimper in terms of public interest but that doesn't mean of course that 'the anointed' won't try to continue to impose mitigation aka easy money schemes for the special interests against the general interest. I've no idea when that part ends

Apr 15, 2014 at 8:23 AM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

As some here like to continually point out there is overwhelming support in the climate science community for Trenberths less sciency, more politicky approach and this triumpth of disinformation has indeed led most policymakers to agree that we heading for some kind of thermageddon. So given this victory in the public arena, why are they still so worried about what skeptics say? Well it's for 2 reasons:

a) Because nature is doing exactly the opposite of what alarmists predicted so a skeptical position is more in line with actual facts rather than the pessimistic opinions that are too often presented as facts. We don't need advice from scientists who agree with each other but not with nature, regardless of how many there are or how much they cleave to their inadequate models.
b) Because decarbonisation is not as easy as the fanatics like to pretend - if we want to avoid mass starvation that is.

Apr 15, 2014 at 8:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterJamesG

It's like in USSR. Nothing changed. Except the past.

Apr 15, 2014 at 10:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterJon

Latimer: thanks for the link to the RSA "climos are thinking about going on strike" story. I noted that it reported IPCC chairman Pachauri as saying: “The high speed mitigation train needs to leave the station very soon and all of global society has to get on board”. I commented that that must be a different IPCC chairman from the one (also called Pachauri) who, in 2007, said: "If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment." My post is in moderation - it'll be interesting to see if it appears.

Apr 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier


There is terrible cruelty in this depiction of a hapless green bamboozled by forces far beyond his ken. I now see a dark side to your humour that I have never noticed before.

More please.

Apr 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Reed

The Greens, like the 'scientists' were given a huge amount of dosh to lie their little heads off

Apr 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

Nuclear, fracking and then this:

Medical attention may be required.

Apr 15, 2014 at 5:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlleagra

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