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Some climate humor from the AR4

I thought some of my readers may find the following claim (section 1.2 The Nature of Earth Science of WGI) in the IPCC AR4 humorous:

The attributes of science briefly described here can be used in assessing competing assertions about climate change. Can the statement under consideration, in principle, be proven false? Has it been rigorously tested? Did it appear in the peer-reviewed literature? Did it build on the existing research record where appropriate? If the answer to any of these questions is no, then less credence should be given to the assertion until it is tested and independently verified.

Let’s take them in turn, shall we?

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Posted by on March 15, 2010 in Humor, IPCC

 

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A climate rhyme

Dr. Suess’ birthday has inspired me a create a climate rhyme.

‘The world is hot, the world is hot!’
I tried to tell them ‘no it’s not!’

They didn’t listen to what I’d said
They just kept saying ‘you’ve lost your head’

‘The world is warmer, we know it’s true,’
‘Explain why we should listen to you?’

I told them ‘the science is weak at best’
They responded ‘Oh please, just give it a rest!’

‘A consensus exists, we know you are wrong!’
‘We must act now, we can’t wait for long!’

I said ‘But look, the world has cooled!’
They said ‘Oh no, you’ve just been fooled,’

‘Trust us, please, we wouldn’t lie,’
‘There’s no bias, we’d never try!’

I pointed out ‘Your models aren’t right!’
They said ‘That’s no reason for fright,’

‘Yes, they aren’t perfect, but don’t dismay,’
‘We promise they’ll be better one day’

Then they told me ‘the science is settled’
Statements like that just make me nettled!

I stopped our conversation right then,
Why listen to them again and again?

That’s when they said ‘You’ve denied the science’
‘You and the oil companies have an alliance!’

I realized then I had the upper hand,
This knowledge helped me to make my stand!

I watched their movement fall apart,
Forced to retract chart after chart

Their science in shambles, gone up in smoke,
The public now knows it was all just a joke.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2010 in Humor

 

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