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Happy Xmas!!

December 25, 2012



Even warmists deserve something at Xmas, so here’s my present list.


  • Mikey Mann – A new hockey stick, to replace his old one which is well and truly broken.
  • Homer Hansen – A violin, so he can get more practice at fiddling.
  • Phil Jones – A can of whitewash for the next inquiry.
  • Katharine Hayhoe – A history book.
  • David Viner – A snow shovel.
  • Ed Dopey Davey – A windmill. And he knows exactly where he can stick it.
  • Prince Charles – A carbon capture device for Camilla’s fags.
  • Al Gore – Goggles and flippers, for when his condo is under 12 foot of water.
  • The Met Office – A penny coin. If they toss it, they’ll have a better chance of getting their long term forecasts right.
  • BBC – Bugger all. They get enough out of me already.


For everybody else, A Very Happy Christmas, and good luck in the New Year!!




  1. LLAP permalink
    December 25, 2012 6:51 pm

    @Paul: Classic! Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  2. December 25, 2012 10:02 pm

    You missed out Peter Gleick – I’d suggest a set of false teeth, as he’s been lying through his for so long he’s worn ’em out.

    I’d also suggest governor Cuomo of New York State – a slightly damp copy of “Hurricanes for Dummies” and a history of his own state.

    Oh – and a large case of Snowpake for UHCN. They must be getting through a veritable tsunami of it these days.

    The Met Office needs a three-sided coin – warmer than normal, much warmer than normal, and “we told you so”.

    A belated seasons greetings to you also. May your barbed posts always hit the mark.

  3. coldoldman permalink
    December 25, 2012 10:25 pm

    Better late than never, but I wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

  4. Sparks permalink
    December 26, 2012 12:35 am

    Happy Christmas Paul!

  5. Frank Stuchal permalink
    December 26, 2012 6:28 pm

    And a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Paul. I think you do an excellent job of getting into the details of what you comment on and providing the appropriate references. I would wish some of the warmest provided more data with references but that is not to be as it would raise questions as to the validity of what they are claiming. I do wonder why your message is not spread further. I periodically read Jeff Masters’ blog at when the topic is global warming and am more than alarmed at how little many of those folks know on a global basis, information contrary to their beliefs and their sometimes rude bias. Masters is also gung ho climate change alarmist – good writer but relies heavily on local deviations from average and circumstantial evidence. One of these days I plan to ask on his blog if they are aware of you and your and others work and see what comes of it.

    An interesting area of weather, distinct from climate, but very much related is modeling. I have a lot of management level knowledge of what it takes to model and know that what folks model weather wise can be way off the mark. Again, on Masters’ site, he shows a lot of details on hurricanes including modeling results. Every model at times is totally different in predicting the hurricanes path, some times even over a one day period. Predicted paths can and often are 180 or more degrees apart for a 3-5 day prediction. If they have inabilities over short periods of time why do they think that a 1 to 100 year prediction is any good especially if they do not know all, and I mean all, the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere coupled with the models being simple linear extrapolations from the present. My experience in working with top notch government and industry scientists trying to model a relatively simple product, but non linear in many respects, has convinced me that contrary to the ability to model a structure with materials with very well known properties and interactions, modeling anything where you know only part of the story leads to the proverbial garbage in, garbage out.

    Enough, have a great holiday and keep up the good work.

  6. Brian H permalink
    December 27, 2012 8:43 am

    Keep reminding the ‘crats that while to err is human, it takes a computer to really screw up. That this can be used to advantage, as logic errors and data holes rigourously reveal themselves in a model, instead of being glossed over by human “analysts” precommitted to a particular outcome.

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