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Don't Ever Name It A Lull - Josh 331


There is lots of news about science ending The Pause - so I am guessing they will call it a lull next and then shortly after that we will be told the one thing we cannot call it is... a lull.

As an extra bonus distraction why not think up what D.E.N.I.A.L. might stand for?

Cartoons by Josh

[Typo fixed, many thanks Leo!]

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Dastardly Engineers kNow It As Lull

Jun 5, 2015 at 3:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterMikeN

The Clayton's pause? The pause you're not having when you're having it.

Jun 5, 2015 at 4:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterGraeme No.3

Deluded, Egregious, Nefarious, Ignorant, Arrogant, Liars.

Jun 5, 2015 at 4:18 PM | Registered CommenterSalopian

Disbelieving Evidence, NOAA Invents Audacious Lie.

Jun 5, 2015 at 4:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

DEy Nake It up As dey go aLong

Jun 5, 2015 at 4:25 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A

Data Embarrasses. Now Inconvenient ARGO Lifted.

Jun 5, 2015 at 4:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2


Jun 5, 2015 at 4:58 PM | Registered CommenterHoward Goodall

TinyCO2's first effort is excellent

Jun 5, 2015 at 5:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS


Jun 5, 2015 at 5:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield


Jun 5, 2015 at 5:27 PM | Registered Commentersteve ta


Jun 5, 2015 at 6:10 PM | Unregistered Commentercheshirered


Jun 5, 2015 at 6:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterJazznick

The Lull is a 'bye'?

its not cricket

Jun 5, 2015 at 6:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnoneumouse

Climate science - D.I.V.O.R.C.Ed from reality since 1998.

Jun 5, 2015 at 6:44 PM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

I'm really good at this sort of stuff.

Jun 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Reed

Dellers also has it nailed. ‘Hide the Hiatus!’

Jun 5, 2015 at 7:26 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Plateau, meaning a "a period or state of little or no growth or decline"
Old French, perhaps from the Vulgar Latin "plattus" meaning flat.

See, from Latin, very sciencey.

Jun 5, 2015 at 7:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterRon C.

Er Josh, its spelled (or spelt) decadal....

Jun 5, 2015 at 8:17 PM | Unregistered Commenterleo smith

Nego ergo sum.

Jun 5, 2015 at 8:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterNCC 1701E

“Science” like this is a few rungs below Phrenology, but it doesn’t matter. The MSM are already running with its press release.

The Pause.


Jun 5, 2015 at 11:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterPointman


Jun 5, 2015 at 11:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterRud Istvan

I had several goes at this at WUWT. I think my best attempt was

Distorting Every Number Indicates Activist Lurking

although I also liked Depress Early Numbers Increase Accepted Levels

Jun 5, 2015 at 11:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

What do you expect from a bunch of climate pause deniers?

Jun 6, 2015 at 1:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterIan001

The concept of a pause implies that climate science is a legitimate area of research capable of measuring human contribution to changes in the earth's climate. That is preposterous.

Jun 6, 2015 at 1:53 AM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

In other words, there an't no sanity claus and there ain't no AGW.

Jun 6, 2015 at 1:55 AM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

The efforts of GISS to "cool the past" continue. The Russian station of Ostrov Dikson has a temperature record stretching back to 1918. These rare arctic stations with a long record are having their past rewritten.

In 2011 the GISS record for 1918, 1919, 1920 showed annual means of -11.9 -11.8 -10.3C.
In 2012 these were amended to -12.6 -12.1 -10.7C.
Today I see a further reduction to -13.2 -13.0 -11.7C.

The artificial depression of early terrestrial records results in a spurious warming trend. This is how the claim of global warming is being substantiated.

To access the current data set, here is a clickable map:
Clicking on it takes you to stations nearest your click (many with a fragmentary record).
In this blog I show how Iceland's record has been fiddled:

One other example. The Icelandic Met Office tell me that for Feb 1901 the Teigarhorn raw mean was -0.2C, adjusted to -0.3C for sound reasons. GISS publish this as -0.9C, "colding" it by 0.6C.

For the record, Iceland have always taken the mean of temperatures at 08:00, 14:00 and 21:00. This is in contrast to the practice in many other countries of reporting the mean of daily max and min. The shift from -0.2 to -0.3 is thus legitimate homogenisation. GISS's shift to -0.9C is barefaced tampering; an Orwellian rewriting of the past.

Jun 6, 2015 at 8:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrent Hargreaves


Jun 6, 2015 at 8:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterRB


Jun 6, 2015 at 9:10 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Daddy, Erase Nasty IPCC Animal Life.

Jun 6, 2015 at 9:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterNCC 1701E

How does this work with the science being settled and all...?

Jun 6, 2015 at 10:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterDodgy Geezer

Jun 6, 2015 at 8:52 AM | Brent Hargreaves wrote:

The Russian station of Ostrov Dikson has a temperature record stretching back to 1918.

In the interest of avoiding viral confusion (not to mention contortions and distortions of the Mannian kind), I hereby declare that I do not now have - nor ever have had - any association whatsoever with Dikson.

Notwithstanding any and/or all of the foregoing, I will readily confess that there have been days when I do feel like an island (translation of Ostrov) in a virtual sea of je ne sais [quite] quoi;-)

And with that out of the way ... My response to Josh's invitation on the heels of his excellent (as always) capture via cartoon:

Nattering (&)
Losses (of the virtual - & virtually unprovable - kind)

Jun 6, 2015 at 11:27 AM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

The lull apotheosis.

Jun 6, 2015 at 11:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterBeth Cooper

There's an unbelievably annoying advert from bouncing around the ipad version of your site

No way to switch it off

Have I mentioned how annoying it is ... Oops I had to stop typing while the advert box floated past my post.

Jun 6, 2015 at 12:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterAsmilwho

Dumbest Ever News Item Alarmists Liberated

Jun 6, 2015 at 12:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartyn

With UK prime minister David Cameron about to lecture the G7 meeting on corruption in the wake of the allegations relating to FIFA, would it be timely to remind him that all is perhaps none too rosy in the Climate Change/AGW/"what temperature hiatus" midden?


Jun 6, 2015 at 2:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterIdiot_Wind

Bish, since this morning there is a very annoying hairdresser commercial sliding diagonally over my screen when I try to read your site. This happens on my iphone, my ipad and my pc. It is a picture showing two pretty dark skinned girls with the text "we focus on every details".

More people seeing this?

Freaking annoying! Anything you can do about it Bish?

Jun 6, 2015 at 3:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterWijnand

Ditto on the effing hair ad.

Jun 6, 2015 at 3:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterPiperPaul

Editing at

Jun 6, 2015 at 3:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrent Hargreaves

Re the annoying ad; if you haven't already, download a free ad-blocker. If it does not automatically block it, then right click on the commercial and you should get a small screen that allows you to add it the blocked list.

Jun 6, 2015 at 4:12 PM | Registered CommenterSalopian

Yeah, that floating ad is a whole new level of offensive.

Adblock didn't automatically kill it, but did so after the right-click-and-select-your-level-of-evil thing.

Jun 6, 2015 at 7:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterJEM

On my pc an ad blocker is easypeasy. But does it work for iphone/ipad?

It is REALLY REALLY REALLY annoying because the first click you make on the site (no matter where or which link) sends you to this hairdresser site. While I am typing this it is actually filling half my iphone screen scrolling up and down.

Andrew, hope you can do something about it, because it is entering evading-bishophill territory, sorry to say...

Jun 6, 2015 at 7:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterWijnand

I bought a wig and now I look like my heroine, the beautiful Kellie Maloney. No more.

Jun 6, 2015 at 7:44 PM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

The advertising thing is ruining commercial newspaper websites. It is extremely rarely I ever want to read what a journalist says. I'm only interested in the comments. Monbiot used to accuse me of not reading his articles. As if anyone did !!

Jun 6, 2015 at 7:47 PM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

Bish, I mean after your field hockey match of course! ;-)
I love that sport, played it all my life (as a goalie) and now my 7 year old daughter plays it as well.

Jun 6, 2015 at 7:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterWijnand

The floating ads that have appeared are ruining the website. I've managed to get rid of them with Adblock Plus on the PC, but I haven't found a way of stopping them on Android.

Since I read the site most of the time on Android then ironically I won't be visiting as much and so reducing the advertising traffic.

Jun 6, 2015 at 8:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterMD

Bish, ditto on the comments about the damn floating ad. It is sufficiently annoying that I may be a less frequent visitor.

Jun 6, 2015 at 8:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterChuck L

FWIW Re the aggranoying floating ads ...

For whatever reason (which may or may not have been my ISP blocking, as msg I received was related to DNS lookup) I was not able to reach yesterday ... So I eventually tried (to which I have now returned) and this annoying ad does not appear.

Jun 6, 2015 at 9:24 PM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

Dana Ever Nuccitelli It's A Lie.

Jun 6, 2015 at 10:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

Hooray for Hillary!! That worked!
Ppfffew, thanks!!!!!

Jun 7, 2015 at 10:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterWijnand

I think the ads are quite okay

there is only one small ad on this page, totally immobile, with Internet Explorer.

I think many people have browsers which are totally ufcked up in that these browsers are infected with piggy back software (a regular add is detected and 10 other ads are superimposed around it by the infecting software)

You should I think clear all your cookies and history on a daily basis. or reflash your browsers often.
or better, surf a little less porn.

Jun 7, 2015 at 12:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterVenusNotWarmerDueToCO2

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