Freezing against warmening

Last updated on July 12th, 2017 at 11:26 am

Winter in New Hampshire, and the snowbats come out to play:

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Rejoicing in the chill, one of the organisers of this debacle “said it was almost as cold as the day former presidential candidate Al Gore gave his global warming speech in New York City.” Hooray!

UPDATE. Global warming has stopped, writes David Whitehouse:

With only few days remaining in 2007, the indications are the global temperature for this year is the same as that for 2006 – there has been no warming over the 12 months.

But is this just a blip in the ever upward trend you may ask? No.

The fact is that the global temperature of 2007 is statistically the same as 2006 as well as every year since 2001. Global warming has, temporarily or permanently, ceased.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/22/2007 at 06:41 AM
    1. Are they for it or against it?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 22 at 07:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. My thought exactly, blogstrop. I thought to myself, I did, I thought:

      “At last, someone coming to their senses and demonstrating for global warming”

      “We want it hot. When do we want it? Now!”

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 22 at 07:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Make it a priority?  They want heat it seems…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 12 22 at 07:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. The sign in the background says “stop global warming” so maybe it’s a red state / blue state thing?

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 12 22 at 07:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Slush sucks”.

      So which of our esteemed opinion writers has the nickname “Slush”?

      My theory is:
      Traceeee is Lush, because she’s always trying to score.
      Catherine Deveny is Crush, because she doesn’t like dissent.
      Phil Adams is Plush, because he reminds me of a giant, smelly, teddy bear that no kid would ever want.
      Terry Lane is Flush, because that’s what happened to his weekly column.
      Adele Horin is Mush, because that’s all she ever writes.

      So, as you can see, one of our finest opinion writers must go by the name “Slush”.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 07:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. According to the article, one of the demonstrators was an employee of The Carbon Coalition.

      Aha, another coal industry shill.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 22 at 07:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. reposted here because I’m not sure what skite means

      Merry Christmas TimB! I hope this will get you through most of 2008. Since I got you such a great gift maybe you could use your position as opinion page editor at the Telegraph to let me have some space on that page to express some opinions about 1.618, 1.618 & me, and other 1.618 related topics. I think about 8-12 column inches might be enough space. What girl wouldn’t be impressed by 8 column inches? (over 20 cm!)

      Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 12 22 at 07:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT: It looks like Infidel Tiger is poised to take over from Chuck Norris.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 08:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Can’t say I’ve ever visited New Hampshire, but from that photo I’d say a few cacti, palm trees and bimbos in bikinis would improve it.

      Posted by squawkbox on 2007 12 22 at 08:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8, Ash_:

      That is, in deed, important news. But of even greater import is….

      Which side will he align himself with in the eternal Pirates vs Ninjas war?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 12 22 at 09:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. #10 Ooooh, Grimmy, such a close fight!

      Any prediction on the winner so I can get in on the betting?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 09:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ash_:

      This site gives a good break down of the pros and cons of both sides of the Pirate vs Ninja War

      It’s a short but fact filled presentation that does a good job of clearly laying out both the strengths and weaknesses of each side.

      The conclusion reached at the end is not obvious, but after you think on it some, you’ll see the rightfulness-ness of it.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 12 22 at 09:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. #12 Grimmy, I’m inclined to side with the pirates on this one… because they have Captain Jack Sparrow.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 10:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh, and so folk don’t get all up on me about going off topic so early in a thread…

      The pirate vs ninja presentation has proof that it’s the decline in pirates that’s behind the current warming thing.

      Seriously. It’s all very scientific.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 12 22 at 10:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m betting on robots.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 12 22 at 10:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Robots are always a safe bet. Especially with Wronwright and Paco in charge. Wimp.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 10:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. My first reaction to Pirates vs Ninjas was that someone had been playing DragonFable for wayyy too long.

      Posted by Zoe Brain on 2007 12 22 at 10:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. The really interesting thing about the article in the New Statesman is that it is in the New Statesman, a lefty rag in the UK.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 22 at 11:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Global warming has, temporarily or permanently, ceased.

      Dang, couldn’t they start it back up for just a little longer? It’s still freezing cold here!

      Posted by rinardman on 2007 12 22 at 11:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. COL Milquetoast, that is BRILLIANT!!!!

      Any chance that you might post a version sans name and date?  So that other people might gift their loved ones with such a blessing?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 12 22 at 01:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #20
      here is a blank one and here is a blank one at higher resolution that might print better.I’ll bill you later.

      Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 12 22 at 05:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. ’Slush Sucks’: so they aren’t refreshments?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 12 22 at 06:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m v-v-visiting Melbourne this w-w-week and I n-n-nearly froze off some very important bits of my anatomy l-l-last night. Late D-December and it’s b-bloody f-freezing! I b-b-lame g-global w-w-warming…

      Posted by Nicholas on 2007 12 22 at 06:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nickel-arse, as we say in Canada, stop f-f-f-fwinging,.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 22 at 07:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. There’s a commenter on the New Statesman article called SCEPTIC.  It seems that sceptics are now what we call people who disbelieve data showing the Earth isn’t warming.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 12 22 at 10:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Thank you, COL Milquetoast!  Do you take checks?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 12 22 at 10:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. #25 – no matter. We have good supplies of antisceptic. If datacillin fails we’ll fall back on blogacillin. Or Paco’s Patented Rubbing Alcohol.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 22 at 10:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #23 Man up Nicholas! I live here year ‘round!

      I offer Melbourne as proof that Global Warming is a crock of shit.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 22 at 11:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Make Poverty History

      Make Global Warming a Priority

      What next?

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 23 at 02:38 AM • permalink

 

  1. “Global warming has, temporarily or permanently, ceased.”

    Thank you, Al Gore!  All hail the Goreacle!

    Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 12 23 at 04:41 AM • permalink