The ineluctable etiquette of international diplomacy

by Gareth on December 15, 2010

Pre Cancún:

Post Cancún:

Hat tip to Eli for alerting me to the first image, thanks to Marc Roberts for both…

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Artful Dodger December 16, 2010 at 6:06 am

Well, here we go again with this “Fire” crap. Don’t you Alarmists know that “fire” has been discredited?

* there IS NO FIRE
* fires have occurred in the past
* it’s not a man-made fire
* fire creates JOBS!
* fighting fire costs too much
* the neighbors don’t seem to mind the fire
* explain why other houses are on fire!
* YOU are on fire; I AM fine

So much for this “Fire” religion. Morons!

Sock Monkey December 16, 2010 at 6:46 am
Doug December 16, 2010 at 8:06 am

Amazing so much internal contradiction in one little comment.

There is no fire yet a the same time it creates jobs. How does that work

It is not man made yet it creates jobs. Huh

And you calll us morons. Go figure

Hush Puppy December 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

“Shaka, when the walls fell.”

Gareth December 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

Two Polish physicists (Heimlich and Manoeuvre) have recently convincingly demonstrated that “runaway oxidation”, sometimes called “fire” is a physical impossibility, prevented by the second law of thermodynamics. The heat and smoke in the kitchen is an entirely natural process which will approach equilibrium long before it burns the house down…

Mr. Socko December 16, 2010 at 10:07 am

Galloleo was sent to the Gallows for his sun-centric Heresy. I’m no scientist, but i have calculated that 1.21 GiggleWatts of Insultation hits the Earth every picosecond. By comparison, a house fire produces 6.02×10^23 less heat. Get it now? IT’S THE SUN!

Thomas December 16, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Galloleo was probably a poor sucker that had his gallstones removed by the torturing inquisitors I would think while his close namesake “Galileo”, the one with the telescope, survived (just)…
The one they burned for his (scientifically correct and far reaching views) was Giordano Bruno, who thought Galileo’s theory to its natural conclusion (stars are suns with planets around them and perhaps people there… ) which was too much indeed for the papal bullies….

After reading Oreskes book I feel like having a little inquisition panel myself, grilling Singer, Seitz and co for their grand treason and misdemeanors against science and the prospect of a hospitable planet 2100…. :-)

bill December 16, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Holy ‘I’ word, ThatMan – Will the doughty Thomas’ proposal to grill those gall-stones incur the wrathy wrath of Wrathall? Stay tuned…

Thomas December 17, 2010 at 7:42 am

With pleasure indeed…. 😉 you may write the long ‘bill’ of indictment!

Thomas December 17, 2010 at 7:55 am

Oh and Fox news boss Bill Sammon had his email hacked and hence delivered himself including the evidence to prove it to a prime spot on our inquisition bill Bill!

See here:

bill December 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Technically I don’t believe it was hacked, it was redistributed by a recipient from inside the Fox empire. This may be important as there’s some bizarre ‘climategate equivalence’ meme doing the rounds.

Steve Bloom December 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

They don’t call it the Antipo(d)es for nothing.

Lamb Chop December 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

I run a small farm near Waikato, and I am a first time poster. Green house grasses are good for my sheep, so bugger off!

Gareth December 16, 2010 at 10:21 am

That’s enough sick poppets, thanks…

Artful Dodger December 16, 2010 at 10:34 am

“Sokath, his eyes uncovered!”

Thomas December 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I got it: Lets shrink wrap Lamb’s sheep and Mooh’s cows. This will retain their methane flatulence and keep them warm in winter. In summer it would pre-cook the meat, saving on bbq charcoal too!

Richard T December 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Oh dear I see Telecom have finally rolled out dial-up to small farms near Waikato.

Macro December 18, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Ok Shaun! The games up! Bitza let you onto the computer….
Back to your Riverdance!

Macro December 18, 2010 at 9:33 pm
Artful Dodger December 19, 2010 at 12:28 am

Ha ha! More likely “The Song that Never Ends

Macro December 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Oh NO! anything but that one!

Artful Dodger December 20, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Well, Lamb Chop is the most famous Sock Puppet in the World… a very appropriate song for the Climate Cranks that post the same tired memes here over and over. Maybe this can be their song!

eltoro December 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm

And the king really did have cloths on you know. And the earth really is flat.
And shuffling the chairs on the decks of the Titanic would have averted the disaster. Its all a matter of perception you see (or not).

Non so blind than those who do not wish to see.

So Waikato farmer, man of the land so in touch with nature, tell me greenhouse gasses are good for your sheep when they are eating dirt after a couple of months on drought.
As for artful dodger your comments are more akin to a Shakespearean tragedy than your pseudonym would suggest.

Richard T December 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm


The sarcasm by artful dodger flew over you like a pig heading north for the winter.

Also Gareth, wasn’t Heimlich American?

Gareth December 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Perhaps, but his Manoeuvre was Polish.

(You try finding a synonym for Tscheuschner, or whatever his name is…)

Artful Dodger December 17, 2010 at 6:36 am

Not sarcasm, but Parody… inspired not by Shakespeare, but Greenfyre!

R2D2 December 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Or perhaps even Satire

Carol Cowan December 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Actually Lamb Chop said green house grasses, not gases. When I worked at Ruakura Research Station I looked after green house grasses. I weeded them with tweezers. Gases would have been more interesting.

eltoro December 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Really. Well thats your opinion.

bill December 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm



this will all go

some heads



Thomas December 17, 2010 at 7:47 am

…We will all go together when we go,
All suffused with an incandescent glow….. (Tom Lehrer) ?

bill December 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Ah, Tom, the man who announced his retirement from public life upon Henry Kissinger winning the Nobel Peace Prize, declaring ‘satire is redundant!’

bill December 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm

speaking of which – what a great resource the web can be!

Thomas December 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Great! This could be HT’s theme song! Gareth could put it up on the home page.

While we have (so far) avoided the “incandescent glow” of the nuclear annihilation Lehrer sang about, we will struggle to avoid the slow boiler of AGW, like the frog in the pot over the fire, as we bask “all together as we go” under the “infrared glow” from our self made CO2 warming blanket….

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