Saturday, July 12, 2014


The intellectual calm of Las Vegas' was shattered last week as the spirit moved  a  Calvinist divine of strong Dominionist views to invade the Mandalay Bay Casino.

The dour Reverend Doctor came not to cast out the slot machines from that deeply shocking den of iniquity, but earn an honorarium by presiding at the baptism of  one of the Lord's preterite scientific sheep as the

of the year of Grace 2014. 

The Right Reverend  Calvin Beisner, Th D, dominie of
er, I mean the  Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of  Creation, did so at a  Heartland Institute  revival meeting  International Climate Conference event honoring the  Wrong-Way Corrigan of the Climate Wars, Dr. Roy Spencer, who preached the negative global temperature trend gospel in various learned journals  until deeper study of The Book Of Nature compelled him to recant  in Science in 2005.  

Also pontificating was  Brit  Ćœbertwit  James Delingpole, who introduced an Austrian climate rapper as the Calvinist Coolist Conclave's hallelujah chorus.

At its conclusion the Heartlandite brethren migrated down the Vegas Strip like an exodus of Mormons fleeing Sodom for Gomorrah,  to arrive the this year's Libertarian Freedomfest, where Delingpole offered  this wholesome perspective on Vegas as an uplifting  Evangelical convention venue:

"Great God, Vegas is an awful place... Everyone was fat and drunk and dressed for the beach... Everywhere had the style and charm and tastefulness of Redditch...
you can only survive Vegas if you learn to love it-- and to do that you must first sell it your soul... The reason I was there was to cover two conferences: first the Heartland Institute’s Climate Conference ... by day, I interviewed gold bugs, Ayn Rand junkies, Mises groupies and celebrities like Steve Forbes and P.J. O’Rourke. At night, I got totally wasted and had adventures.

My favourite was a trip to the Strip, the low-rent end of Vegas, where the clientele is poorer and trashier and the whores skankier... The tackier the better, really, because the more depraved and messed up everyone else looks, the less discomfited you are by your own growing squalor ...

Stage a conference of libertarians, pot-legalisers , gun nuts  and gold bugs  in  a  city of  booze,  whores,  gambling  and  semi-automatics: What could possibly go wrong?"

Monday, July 7, 2014


It took the MC of the International Conference on Climate Change, Chicago carnival barker &  think-tank proprietor Joe Bast just minutes to segue from:
“ Now that we’ve won the climate debate…” to
“ There’s a leftist conspiracy to silence me.”
and introduce Joe Bastardi, a blowhard on steroids who declared:

 “Elvis Alive has More Validity than many AGW ideas” 

before announcing:
“I am the only wrestler ever to earn a meteorology degree.”

And it being Vegas,  offering some Trifecta tips:
Lacking white tigers to sicc on Bastardi, Bast unleashed Congressman Dana Rohrbacher on the audience as a warm-up for two Vegas Strip firsts: fully clothed Viennese Climate Rapper Kilez More performing in German (2:02 in, and a hard act to follow), and stand-up comic Willie Soon's uncanny impersonation of North Korea's Dear Leader:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Stoat seems steamed at the unending stream of bogus palaeoclimate graphs launched into the Blogosphere by ersatz climate skeptics like Viscount Monckton:
The battle of the graphs provides a learning opportunity says “American Elephants”, and indeed it does, though possibly not in the way they’re thinking.
I haven’t been able to clearly identify the source of this image (which is the reason for this post: I’ll show you how far back I’ve managed to go, and your job is to go further, or find a reason why my answer is right). The top pane is clear enough; its a borked-up version of MBH from IPCC 2001 or similar. The lower pane is similar to the famous fig 7.1.c from the FAR in 1990. Wiki’s [[Description of the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age in IPCC reports]] has a nice set of pix.
Preemptive photoshopping could help end this unwholesome trend: