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Sustainable science - Josh 356

New Year is always a time to resolve to do better and maybe recycle stuff from 2015 that's lying around doing nothing useful. Happy 2016!

H/t to golf charlie for the inspiration ;-)

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Nothing short of brilliant! One for next year's calendar.

Jan 8, 2016 at 3:59 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Climate Science-recycling Arrhenius since 1896.

Jan 8, 2016 at 4:19 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

Flood defences.
Manning the Barricades.

Jan 8, 2016 at 4:31 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Plenty of new job just been created as etiquette advisors for young German women at arms length ,helping them to avoid being raped and sexually assaulted by preditory gangs of migrants at train stations.

Jan 8, 2016 at 4:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterJamspid

Propping up a shooglie table or stool comes naturally to climate scientists, as there is always a tipping point.

Jan 8, 2016 at 5:04 PM | Registered Commenterlapogus

Is circular reasoning a type of recycling: if so they have been recycling for years.

But I don't think its sustainable.

Jan 8, 2016 at 5:28 PM | Unregistered Commenterssat

I find it sad that having spent years gaining skills and knowledge in their area of expertise, no one can find a good use for these first class , BS generators.

Still those with enough ‘charm’ can always go into TV evangelism , where such skills , combined with ability to lie through your face and keeping it straight, are in high demand.

Jan 8, 2016 at 5:29 PM | Unregistered Commenterknr


Propping up a shooglie table or stool comes naturally to climate scientists
And don't you just know that they modeled it first and then ran the model many times over to find out which leg was causing the 'shooglie' (love that word!). But a man bringing up the rear (Stern?) insisted on a 'shooglie' tax which, he assured us, would bring the table level.

Jan 8, 2016 at 5:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield

I'm pleased to see that the flood-water still comes half-way up a duck...

Well done, Josh!

Jan 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

"I'm pleased to see that the flood-water still comes half-way up a duck..." --jamesp

Recent homogenization of earlier data has revealed that flood water came only 1/4 of the way up ducks during the 1930's. This means that by 2216, ducks will float completely underwater among the bulrushes. These findings are robustus.

Jan 8, 2016 at 7:22 PM | Unregistered Commenterjorgekafkazar

The big news came from Stockholm University on the 4th of December. Humans have affected the atmospheric H2O by more than a multiple of 290 times that which we have affected CO2. Is it possible that anthropogenic global warming is real because we have reduced the overall cloud mass, sufficient to allow more solar energy to heat the planet?

Jan 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterConor McMenemie

Conor McMenemie:

Does that mean we humans have increased the humidity by 11600%, or that we have increased the atmospheric water level by 3.5%?
Alternatively does it mean that Stockholm University is very, very short of people with basic arithmetic skills?

Jan 8, 2016 at 9:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterGraeme No.3

Graeme 3
Land and river management has reduced the evaporation factor (atmospheric H2O) by 10,000 km3 per year. 290+ more than we have altered the CO2 - The big issue being how Nile Dams have affected the annual flood which put about 6,000 m3/s into the ITCZ where it kicked of AFRICAN EASTERLY WAVES - which ended up providing cloud cover across the equatorial atlantic - making the ocean warmer in line with global warming.

Jan 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM | Unregistered Commenterconor mcmenemie

Josh, brilliant again, thank you for the duck!

Jan 8, 2016 at 11:01 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Mann finger in a dyke?

No, don't go there.

Dam him!

Love it Josh, I laughed out loud mate!

Jan 8, 2016 at 11:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

Pretty useless for flood defences.

Replication impossible; so won't stack up or hold any water.

Jan 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterBernd Felsche

Two rules for your pet climate scientist. Never get them wet and absolutely never feed them after midnight!

Jan 9, 2016 at 3:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

"Replication impossible; so won't stack up or hold any water."

Pretty darned good that Bernd. ;-O!

Jan 9, 2016 at 8:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

"Won't hold water"- their theories are full of holes.

Jan 9, 2016 at 8:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger



Dodgy postulating - I think you mean.

Jan 9, 2016 at 8:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

Bernd Felsche, you are being a bit unfair about climate scientists. They will hold back flood water, but you do have to pack them in tight, and leave no air gaps

Jan 9, 2016 at 12:24 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Josh, time to register your climate scientist figure. Lots of potential uses. My own suggestion would be as a statuette to be awarded annually, perhaps for certain categories. You could call him Evah.

Jan 10, 2016 at 3:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterand Then There's Data

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