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Cartoon the cartoon - Josh 164


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There is a lovely cartoon over at Roger Pielke Jr's which, delightful though it is, helps perpetuate the myth that Global Warming is somehow an issue for climate skeptics. It isn't. The issue is Catastrophic Anthropogenic, and specifically that singularly caused by CO2, Global Warming and the alarmist hype surrounding the lack of science and the punitive energy policies that have been pursued in response to a non problem.

So I decided to do my own version of the cartoon - with apologies to the other cartoonist.

Cartoons by Josh

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LMFAO. Brilliant in its simplicity!

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterFarleyR

And yours, Josh, is by far the better - especially coming from an RP Jr fan : )

May 2, 2012 at 4:32 PM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

In the words of the great American sage, Homer J Simpson, 'Its funny 'cause its true'

May 2, 2012 at 4:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterHenry Brubaker

I'm glad you're on our side!

May 2, 2012 at 4:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterSH

The great danger with propaganda is that your own side may believe it. The warmist industry certainly has a firm belief in the myth it fabricated itself - that skeptics deny that the climate changes. And that their arguments amount to silly nit-picking.

May 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A

The cartoon at Pielke's would be much more appropriate directed against criticism of the Wegman report and its withdrawal for alleged plagiarism.

May 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterDavid C

Psst!!! I can sell you the first, second and third finger bones of St. Michael Mann. You know, the ones he framed the hockey stick against when he imagined it.

With those relics you set up a theme park in Brittany. Let's call it Mont St Mick's Hell.....

May 2, 2012 at 5:23 PM | Unregistered Commentermydogsgotnonose

This would all be much funnier if you ever actually defined what you think CAGW is, and then actually demonstrated that this is what everyone else is talking about. Otherwise this is just some hobgoblin you've invented to scare the children. Just another strawman....

May 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Frank, I am not sure we are the ones trying to scare the children ;-)

But do furnish us with some proper definitions, that would be great.

May 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Nice. Another one for the noticeboard at work! Thank you Josh.

May 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterZT

Yes, if someone, anyone, could please furnish us with some specific descriptions/thresholds of how/when/where we can observe or otherwise recognize the climate "changing", I would personally be grateful.


May 2, 2012 at 6:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterBad Andrew

That cartoon at Pielke's should read:

"Look he's used the data the wrong way up"

"And he's invented his own version of PCA which finds Hockey Sticks in red noise"

May 2, 2012 at 6:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterNicholas Hallam

I prefer this version

May 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterLouise


All the world's a stage cartoon by Josh,
And all the men and women merely players cartoon characters;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man Josh in his time plays many parts draws many cartoons,

Apologies to Shakespeare.


May 2, 2012 at 8:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Whitman

Thank you very much Josh!

Over there at Pielke Jr.'s blog that cartoon is the typical kind of "joking" most "warmist" media seem still to like, too -- since years. I think that kind of "humour" is one reason why some of those media like many of Pielke Jr.'s approaches as well. And he and this kind of "jokes" is liked, for example, by the blog Klimazwiebel where von Storch is of the opinion (like the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) that we must act to decarbonize our world in the next few years because of the "strong evidence" (I think that is one reason many (media and others) like von Storch as well, and nobody from the contributors at Klimazwiebel contradicts...).

May 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterSeptember 2011

Nice one, Josh! If this site had one of those "Like" buttons, I'd be clicking on it right now.

May 2, 2012 at 9:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

Alex, there is a Facebook 'like' button but I guess you mean one just for this site.

May 2, 2012 at 10:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

John W, your contribution was much appreciated by Mrs Josh ;-)

May 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Josh @ May 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM

John W, your contribution was much appreciated by Mrs Josh ;-)

- - - - -

Mrs. Josh,

Thanks for your appreciation. But as you can see Shakespeare did most of the heavy creative lifting.


May 2, 2012 at 11:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Whitman

Hi Josh,
I've tried to find you before on facebook and just now tried again, no luck, would be great to do "likes" there.

May 3, 2012 at 12:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterKendra

Kendra, I am not entirely sure how the Facebook 'like' works. Do you or I need or both of us need to be on Facebook?

May 3, 2012 at 7:25 AM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

*Crtl - c, Ctrl - v, from WUWT*

As pointman said, it’s the simple idea of your art that makes it Josh. Brilliant as usual.

A bit like this…..

Do you think he just read the Hockey Stick Illusion?

May 3, 2012 at 8:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterShevva

Not sure if Josh is actually asking for suggestions, but FWIW, I envisage a small boy entering the frame, holding a toy and saying “I’ve got a model”...

May 3, 2012 at 3:26 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

"I am not entirely sure how the Facebook 'like' works"

I'm glad it's not just me! I like to think of myself as computer-literate, but I find FB very unintuitive. Just too old, I guess.. :-(

(I hate the Office 2010 ribbon, too!)

May 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

jamesp: So do I (hate the Office 2010 ribbon) six months after I got it, I 'm still looking for some of the things I used to know how to do, and spend time clicking between one ribbon and another again and again and again.....back and forth back and forth, ....grrrrr.

May 3, 2012 at 5:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

Hey Josh,

I got the impression you were in Facebook by what you wrote Alex - and that I just hadn't found you. You could register just under your own name or Cartoons by Josh, or both. But you do have to be registered in some way . and me or others too to have contact of any kind, let alone "likes". Then if it's some entry (cartoon, something you wrote), we can "like" that. If you register as a page, I'd only have to "like" your page and then I'd get all your posts. If you register as a private person, we'd have to "friend" each other for me to automatically see your posts.

This may seem a bit esoteric to some - certainly to jamesp - but I noticed when you wrote on your own site something like "oh dear, I've joined Twitter." That is far more esoteric for me! Although I've been registered for several years and have chosen some to "follow" and others follow me, I still haven't figured out - if, say, I see (cause I follow him) the Bish is involved in a conversation with several (e.g. Hickman), how I get to see what they say back to him. Facebook is like, simples, compared to that.

I will admit that, since I've shared your cartoons on my FB page 4 or 5 times - either by downloading and then uploading individually or by linking with a BH post (always with attribution!) - it'd be a lot easier if I could just "share" or "like" them from your FB page.

Bottom line, if you can twitter you can facebook - and it's easier for more visual people like me - I get to actually see a picture or whatever without clicking on some unknown tinyurl whatnot.

May 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterKendra

Kendra, as far as I can see the Facebook 'like' button here simply tells BH that someone likes the post. It does not appear to 'share' the post on Facebook.

I could set up a Facebook page but at the moment I have very little time even to do the cartoons. I do find Twitter quite good as a news and gossip feed, as are the posts and comments here of course.

Sorry I cant be more positive re Facebook - maybe in the future!

May 4, 2012 at 2:41 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

I wonder if it would be possible- or legal- to post Josh's excelelnt cartoon summaries of the great cliamte dispute in a format like Youtbue? this would permit them being shown at blog sites more widely and easily. Many blogs self-load youtube in a format that is automatically loaded in a visible format, and does not require linking.

May 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

Hunter, do you have any examples of that? Ta.

May 4, 2012 at 10:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Don't blame you at all Josh, I haven't even been on in days (altho some are expecting me to take my turn in Scrabble).

Do I dare admit this? I never noticed the FB "like" thingy here!!!! I really never did!!!! I just searched the right and bottom, then finally found it at bottom of post.

I'll try (not now) and see what happens soon. Jeez...

May 6, 2012 at 6:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterKendra

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