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New Year's Eve Warmists' Party - Josh 254

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The Akademik Shokalskiy is much in the news, see here, here and at WUWT with an update here. So what better way to summarise the CAGW movement this year. And last year, and the year before that...

A Happy New Year to you all!

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Reader Comments (54)

Nice one!

Happy new year Josh

Dec 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM | Unregistered Commenterfenbeagleblog

Sir great stuff, please do not let up on this. I am sure the following will give you loads to go on:

Please see the second video.

Dec 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterBlack Dog

Happy New Year Josh. They seem to be determined to provide you with more material day by day. Have a good 'un.

Dec 31, 2013 at 6:46 PM | Unregistered Commentertallbloke

Spot on!

Thank you for so much brightness to help dispel the climate of gloom and the climate gloom that so many seek advantage from, and at such great cost to societies the world over.

Dec 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM | Registered CommenterJohn Shade

And a Happy New Year, with plenty of witty power to you're writing and drawing elbows, to you two too!

Best wishes


Dec 31, 2013 at 7:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Piney

All that ice is hiding the big hole below the water line.

A Happy and productive New Year to you too Josh. Only a few hours to the calendar's official opening.

Dec 31, 2013 at 7:16 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Happy New Year Josh, and thanks.

And now - one and all - back to the shampoo.

Dec 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerryM

Thanks Josh - Happy New Year to you.

I wish all who visit here at his Grace's Palace, the Very Best of Wishes for 2014.

Dec 31, 2013 at 7:23 PM | Registered Commenterretireddave

The last great laugh of 2013, cheers!

A team that travelled to the Antarctic to find warmer waters and instead get into hot water. They'll get a frosty reception from the climate community when they get back.

Dec 31, 2013 at 7:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Happy New Year to all :-)

Try not to O/D on schadenfreude - even metrosexual hipsters can pull themselves together and have productive lives.

Dec 31, 2013 at 7:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Hughes

I can only echo the good wishes of all on the blog. Here's to another good year in 14 Josh and Your Grace

Dec 31, 2013 at 7:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterYertizz

@ Jack Hughes

>> even metrosexual hipsters can pull themselves together and have productive lives. <<

Now you've got me thinking. I'm coming up on 67. What do you reckon are my chances ... ?

Yep, well, it was worth a try. Keep calm and carry on, then.

Dec 31, 2013 at 7:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerryM

An excellent cartoon, as usual Josh. There is just one thing I was puzzled about. There is no smoke from the ship's funnel. Shouldn't the engines be left on? If the ship emits enough CO2 perhaps the ice will melt and the intrepid explorers/scientists/activists/tourists, whatever you want to call them, will be free!

Happy New Year to everyone, including those people who are spending it in Antarctica!

Dec 31, 2013 at 8:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoy

My calendar wasn't signed, *sad face*.

Dec 31, 2013 at 8:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterSwiss Bob

Observe the scientific evidence that they set out to prove:
The Official Video of Mawson 100 years ago to the day!
See Mawson in an ice free Commonwealth Bay.
See the ship at anchor in an Ice free bay.

See pictures of the rescuers ships a year later in an ice free bay.
Now, see Josh's piece above.

Happy New Year from Oz.

Dec 31, 2013 at 8:23 PM | Unregistered Commenterhandjive

Happy New Year Josh & everyone.

Let's hope all the warmists are rescued from their boat (and their delusions) in 2014!

Dec 31, 2013 at 8:57 PM | Registered CommenterFoxgoose

Happy and productive 2014 Josh. And thanks!


Dec 31, 2013 at 9:17 PM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

"We don't seem to be making much progress" is probably the greatest understatement the alarmists could make and Idon't refer to their being icebound

Dec 31, 2013 at 9:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterPM Walsh

Humour, the most wonderful weapon of all!!

Well Done, Josh, nice one.

And a Happy New Year to One and All.

Dec 31, 2013 at 10:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterMarion

Many thanks JOSH Happy New Year to you and everyone on Bishop Hill

I notice Andrew Neil is also enjoying the 'Greens on ice' story.
You couldn't make it up. They can't talk their way out of this one.

There is also an angry article from PRAVDA: 'Criminal standards of science including global warming fraud', which is worth a read.

Let's all look forward to a #2014ClimateUTurn

Dec 31, 2013 at 10:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterFay Tuncay

Vodka on the rocks.

Dec 31, 2013 at 10:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterPharos

Happy New Year, Josh! (Well, we're almost there..) Here's to another great year, on the lighter side of climate scepticism!

Dec 31, 2013 at 10:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

"the CAGW movement": or non-movement, as the case may be.

A guid New Year to one and a'.

Dec 31, 2013 at 11:07 PM | Unregistered Commenterdearieme

Thanks, Josh, as ever.

Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year to you and all those who visit here.

Dec 31, 2013 at 11:28 PM | Registered CommenterHaroldW

Ship of Fools gets skewered by Pierre Gosselin

Jan 1, 2014 at 12:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterJack Hughes

That's so funny Josh! Great cartoon!

Happy new year to you, to the boss Andrew and to all contributories - there is as ever, some good stuff on these threads and always thought provoking.

Jan 1, 2014 at 1:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

Well done guys and gals. Have a good 2014.

Jan 1, 2014 at 1:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Reed

Great work Josh. Do you plan to send it to the ship of Fools aka CLITANIC? they could probably do with some cheering up right now!

Jan 1, 2014 at 2:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterFarleyR

Excellent, and very nicely judged, Josh. The warmologists wouldn't be nearly so gentle with us - even if they could draw.

Jan 1, 2014 at 2:16 AM | Registered Commenterjamesp

Josh continues to amaze. He takes Climate Scientist follies, brings in the greater Climate Science context, and spells it all out.

Jan 1, 2014 at 3:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Norris

It seems WUWT is helping out

Jan 1, 2014 at 8:54 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

I thought 'jumping the shark' only applied to TV series but I've just read on WUWT that they have helped provide an emergency weather forecasting service to the Akademik Shokalskiy.

I think I'n in shock but too dazed to really know.

Jan 1, 2014 at 8:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterSwiss Bob

So has Russel Brand said anything about it to Paxman or made a comment on Twitter yet

Jan 1, 2014 at 10:11 AM | Unregistered Commenterjamspid

According to Anthony Watts, by a peculiar coincidence, he has been asked to supply them with weather forecasts. Apparently, despite sailing into a hostile environment, they have neither the equipment nor the expertise to do this on-board.

The latest in a long line of poorly-planned expeditions badly thought through by amatuers. Bill Bryson was wonderfully scathing about the Pilgrim Fathers:

Jan 1, 2014 at 10:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterMax Roberts

Panto time ? Such a pity that this years Christmas Pantomime "Cli-Tanic"is being held in such a remote location.. the BBC's guys there with a ringside seat and he's failing to pass the message on.
Jack : the softheaded dreamer
Prince Charmer - the womanising Guardian playboy
The evil media distorting the picture
Fairy Godmother - providing weather forecasts from WUWT
Widow Twanky .. from the Green Party
- Dick Witlesston was about turn home when he heard the message "turn again, turn again", this time in the wrong direction
... and now with song and dance routines

Jan 1, 2014 at 11:06 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Simple Jack "now kids if you see any of that increasing ice, you shout out"
- kids shout
- Jack turns "no, I don't see it, where is it ?"
"where's my career ?"
Kids "It's behind you !"

..That TV show where Turney mocks deniers "no, matter the evidence the deniers won't believe" Roy and HG show .. Guest appear as the ugly sisters ?

Jan 1, 2014 at 11:22 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Cinderella : Now who does the shoe of the term "denier" really fit ?

Jan 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

stewgreen - we need a helicoptered-on part for our very own new pantomime dam(n)e. In a sling, perhaps?

Or make it a musical and rhyme it with 'ding-o'?

Jan 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM | Registered Commenterflaxdoctor

Failure to communicate the warmist message has been a theme for them all year.
They seem to have excelled with this fiasco, message delivered loud and clear.

Jan 1, 2014 at 12:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterG. Watkins

Well done, Josh - spot on...

However, folks - we have to watch out for the 'returning Antarctic heroes' getting WAY too much publicity and turning it to their advantage, because it will be THEM in front of the cameras/microphones, and you know that they will come out with any old bullsh*t to justify their EPIC FAIL...

Jan 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterSherlock1

According to Jo Nova's post on December 31st, section Antarctica Live - 'One month ago, the mission of the $1.5m expedition was "to answer questions about climate change"..'

Mission accomplished, I reckon...

Jan 1, 2014 at 1:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterSherlock1

stewgreen, perhaps it's time for a school hymn:

'Eternal Father, strong to save'

Hymn Lyrics

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Jan 1, 2014 at 1:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterFay Tuncay

STOP PRESS: Ice Age 2 is on ITV2 @ 14:10 GMT

It is about the melting of the world's ice sheets.

It's a pity that ITV2 coverage does not exist inside the Antarctic Circle.

Jan 1, 2014 at 1:49 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

New Panto : JACK-IN-THE-GREEN-TALK starring Chris Turkey
Extended run at the Antarctic Theatre

possible alternative titles
- Snow, snow, White & the 74 Climate Dorks
- Ali Baba and his Faulty Deceives
- Little Red Lying Hoods
- Robin Hunt and his Merry Climate Men

features the hit songs
- Happy to be Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & the Doctored News
- Don't Look Back in Anger, "ice" did I hear you say ?
classic Antarctic Monkeys song - I'm a Deceiver
- The Proclaimers - I could walk 500 Miles .. across the ice

Remember as with all pantos this one is based on fairy stories

Jan 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Titles too obvious :
The Emperor's New Clothes
Robinson Crusoes shipwreck
Treasureless Island
Chris Turney as The Wizard of Oz
Chris Turney as Dick Twittington (spelling Dick with a P?)

Jan 1, 2014 at 4:22 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

News blackout?

If I were the captain I would take everyone's electronic toys off them and lock them away. All the tweeting and facebooking and so on create several problems including crossed lines of communication, and the real possibility that the rescue mission will be hampered by one of the on-board airheads messing about with a gadget instead of paying attention.

Anyone who has seen teenagers getting on a school bus while texting will know what I mean and it's a bit more serious if they are piss-balling around while getting on or off a small boat or a helicopter.

This would also help them to get real and maybe even the metrosexuals (looking at you "Loz") could man up and get serious.

I would then get them doing something to keep busy - for example packing a small waterproof bag with maybe 3kg of personal effects then double-wrapping this in polythene.

Maybe even a make-work scheme like flattening the nearby pack-ice to keep them busy or doing some bogus science just to keep them all doing something.

They are in deep doo-doo. If they grow up and follow instructions they will escape with a bit of hardship and nothing worse. I only hope they show some contrition and STFU.

Jan 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Hughes

The BBC seems to have stopped reporting news about the stranded climate scientists. The Guardian has started referring to the climate scientists as passengers. There is no mention of the word "climate" which must be a first for the Guardian.

The MSM is doing everything they can to avoid informing the public about this climate change PR disaster.

If the news story could have been blamed on global warming the BBC would have had its news channel reporting it continuously.

Jan 1, 2014 at 6:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterSchrodinger's Cat

The slightly retouched picture Andrew Neil tweeted

Jan 1, 2014 at 8:49 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

A succinct and thorough appraisal of the simple facts here. Please repost at whatever social media or climate blogs you frequent.

'The truth will come out when someone has to pay for it all. The finger pointing has started already. '

Jan 1, 2014 at 9:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterRichieP

Dear Josh - given the Saturday Times called Turney "The new David Livingstone" - per the linked blurb for Turney's book under People on the twitter #spiritofmawson site - perhaps a drawing of Turney asking Stanley for a knife to cut their way out could be appropriate?

Jan 1, 2014 at 9:52 PM | Unregistered Commentermaggie

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