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The doomsians are panixilated

 

Oil on Canvas George Crie (cropped). "Panic Attack or Anxiety PTSD" Neosurrealismart.com.

 

I just love some of these terms. Verity Jones (Diggingintheclay) and E. Michael Smith (Chiefio, see the postscript) are rolling on a neologistic wave, and they’re generating something special. The comments thread on Diggingintheclay is quite abuzz (and this comes from both that and Chiefio’s thread).

Adjixtered: Adjusted without adequate or meaningful explanation

Cliflation: The tendency for anything climate related to be inflated in importance, size, warming tendency, etc. (I think the pronounciation doesn’t capture the “climate” origin, hence I suggest “Climaflation” — as in “The clown fish research has been Climaflated.”)

Empixelated: To uncritically believe anything presented to you by the pixels on your screen. “Jones was sure Mann would be empixelated by the latest runs of HADcrut”. (I think this needs a different example: The  Department of Climate Change produced brochureware websites designed to empixililate unsuspecting taxpayers.) (H/t Another Ian for the word “empixilated”)

Envirallax (noun) – the apparent shift in importance of a report, quotation or publication related to climate science due to the difference in belief or opinion on the causes of climate change between two readers (cf. parallax). Related terms – biased interpretation, confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance.). Alternate definition: That peculiar tendency to see things shifted through an environmental filter just out of kilter. Political parallax. (I like it. Methinks this word will stick, credit to Verity Jones.)

Farigle (verb): To inexplicably adjust data that is far enough away that nobody will notice, or, alternately to alter data originating in a place distant from a research facility and difficult to verify, especially after the passage of time.“After farigling the Arctic Data, trends were warmer.” (ht Verity for the word, Judy F for the second definition).

Googlehuffing: To manipulate search engines so as to rank an article (especially one about climate) extra high for political / monetary purposes. “AlGore asked the programmer to googlehuff his latest book”. A non-standard usage is to down rate articles by skeptics or with a skeptical point of view. “Algore demanded WUWT be googlehuffed into the 20th page”. (credit Chiefio).

Panixilation: (Br. Sp. Panicselation) That peculiar tendency to turn anything into a Panic Attack, especially with some exhilaration about it. Often seen in the Warmers World. “Hansen was clearly panixilated about the coal trains”. (h/t Chiefio for this excellent word).

Wikimentia: A kind of dementia commonly seen in wiki articles reflecting bias in the various sorts of delving into too much detail, not enough detail, making up detail, deleting inconvenient facts, and generally being politically driven to excess.

 

Doomian (Doomsian): The world view that says anything we do can only lead to doom. Related to panixilation, but more operative in that an actual outcome of doom is predicted. Doomers is a related noun form. “The doomian result was clearly sea level rise of 1000 meters and the loss of all islands in the Pacific.” Or even “Jones, a clear doomer, looked at the printout, panixilated, and said ‘The end is near!’; yet Smith just thought him doomian.” j ferguson suggests “the Apocolypsters” and “Catastophers“. (The French came up with that already: catastropher vt. to devastate). Catastrophobes could study Catastrophology?

Chiefio suggests: ‘For skeptics, can’t we just say “realitizers;-)

(I note that there is a facebook group for Realitizers already – they specialize in bending the fabric of space time salad… . Hmm. Membership of 1.)

 

Chiefio experiments with language:

“Twas a gray coldening day, and Hansen was farigling the Arctic Data, empixilated with his handiwork and hopping for more geldbalm to dampen the panixilation he was feeling. But it was not to be. The cliflation of all things warmist extended even to angst, and his doomian acolytes were mid-paroxysm even as his fariggled. He pressed ‘enter’ on the climaking code. Oh, so shadenfreuded was he that even his adjixtered data did not break the spell of his enviralaxed state. But how to googlehuff the results? Email was right out as being foiaed was not to his liking. No, he would have to wait for the next ngovent when a prideal could be jobbed… Later a prvent would glossgeld the whole processes far from macintyreation… “

 Geldbalm: To be soothed by the application of money.

And Entorporant: A substance that causes increased torpor, such as too much buffet food at the latest IPCC extravaganza… or the application of so much geldbalm that one just sits in their office and ignores FOIA requests…

The Challenge:

  • We could use a verb to describe the blurring of data with 1200 km smoothing and such like — one that captures the sense of the active downgrade in resolution: “Blurrjusting”, or “datahazing“?
  • Is there a better way to describe the positive feedback evident in the money cycle (see the climate scare machine chart). Perhaps there’s a good way to talk about the synergistic combination of so many independent, disparate vested interests — that unholy alliance of non-profit, corporate and political?
  • What do we call the unnecessary caveats some researchers add to papers (based on sheer speculation) presumably to get awkward results past the gatekeepers or to avoid expulsion from the doomsian club?
 
What other situations do we repeatedly describe which we need a shorthand for?
 
Don’t forget to pop in at Diggingintheclay and Chiefio to join in the wordfest (and do see Chiefio’s discussion of the history of farenheit v celcius and the development of thermometers) .

Hat tip: Dunheved

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 UPDATE:

Rereke:

Fundify (or Fundation) : The process of taking any concept and linking it to a source of funding.

Crakar24:

Sexstrapolation: an adjustment to numbers that goes beyond just extrapolation — “sexing up the numbers”.

Exfactofy: the process of removing facts from fiction

Climathetics: A sub-species of climatology where climatologists actions can be construed as nothing but a stunt and therefore pathetic. [ie: Gore & Hansen go to Antarctica]

 

Memoryvault:

Tropospheric Tropical Flop Spot:
Where failed computer climate models go to die.

Trenberthian Heat:
Mysterious energy source on the one hand so powerful it can wipe out the entire planet in a heartbeat, while at the same being so subtle as to be undetectable by even the most sensitive instruments. Sort-of the climate science equivalent of antimatter.  A parcel of Trenberthian Heat is known as a ‘Travesty’.

Philafundatropospherianism:

The unshakable belief that somewhere out there, there is still a philanthropic individual or organisation that can be screwed over for a few more dollars to study the failed tropospheric tropical hot spot theory.

 

Loki:

 Umpirical data – Data that may not be correct but the decision is final

Graeme No.3:

Mannipullation; adding 2 unrelated graphs together to get a misleading image.

Goreblimate; (verb) to make unbelievable statements to panic the gullible

Rich:

 datadisation:  the bastardisation of data to suit a cause. eg “after datadisation 1934 was “discovered” to be cooler than 1998.”

Michael Larkin

X-posted from Digging in the clay:

Warmenkoism, warmenkoist
Calorflagellism,
Supercalorflagellistic hextoopallytrocious
Indoctrocalorification,
Warmanic depression / Warmanic repression
Cryocranectomy
Paleobola
Paleobotomy
Invertographia
Endobendographia
Statignorance

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    Rereke Whakaaro

    I like the term, “Fundify” : The process of taking any concept and linking it to a source of funding.


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      Lawrie

      I really prefer defundify or redundify, particularly as it applies to the fraudsters perpetrating the world’s greatest scam. Nothing like being broke and out of a job.


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    Rereke Whakaaro

    Or should that be “Fundation”? Yep, Fundation is better.


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    Dave

    Vu déjà – I got a strong feeling that I’ve never read this article before!


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    Crakar24

    Instead of blurrjusting we could have “smedging” smearing at the edges, or

    “Sex-strap-o-lotion” re exstrapolation or sexing up the numbers.


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    Crakar24

    Exfactofy: the process of removing facts from fiction

    Climathetics: A sub-species of climatology where climatologists actions can be construed as nothing but a stunt and therefore pathetic.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/01/22/gore-hansen-trenberth-to-make-antarctic-expedition/


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    Belatedly, JoNova, I think I grasp the root problem.

    Selfishness, self-centeredness – that is the root of our problems.

    Why?
    1. Reality is simple.
    2. Mankind is complex.
    3. Humility is required to see reality.
    4. Modern science is 99% fantasy.
    5. Modern religions are 99% fantasy.
    6. Reality is benevolent, powerful and awe-inspiring. These are traits that leaders of nations, religions and sciences imagine in themselves, but they cannot see in the Great Reality that surrounds and sustains us.

    Likewise leaders of nations, sciences and religions cannot imagine that others are aware of their character defect – selfishness.

    Solution? I suspect a merger of science and spirituality may be required.

    Buddha discovered reality through meditation. Einstein discovered reality through contemplation. I found reality through observation, experimentation and contemplation. I think we all found the same Great Reality that surrounds and sustains us.


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    Specific use on non language (technobabble) has always been the source of much humour over the years.

    During my trade training in the 1960′s there was a joke doing the rounds about a guy who walks into a TV repair shop to pick up his TV.

    The guy tells him the cost will be $85. (not much now, but a lot then)

    85 Bucks, the guy exclaims, what did you do?

    Well, the repairman replies, ‘The fremitter was bostrottled. I had to rant and gran the phantastran and retrense the transaxlabiofronic multiplexifaction unit. That’ll be 85 bucks.

    And who can ever forget this wonderful short video from around 1977 showing Bud Haggert reading the script from an article which first appeared as early as 1942, and improved upon over the years.

    The video is just wonderful, especially the last scene.

    The Turbo Encabulator

    Tony.


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    KR

    We could use a verb to describe the blurring of data with 1200 km smoothing and such like — one that captures the sense of the active downgrade in resolution…

    I would suggest looking at Hansen/Lebedeff 1987 before chuckling about this. They demonstrate (in Fig. 3) a considerable correlation of temperature anomalies over long distances, cutting off (arbitrarily, as they note, feel free to run the values with a different distance/correlation) at 0.5 correlation at 1200km.

    If you don’t have better data, don’t laugh. Mockery != data.


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      Crakar24

      Did not take long for the warmbots to turn up and spoil the fun.

      Ok KR if i have two thermometers 1200Km apart how do i know the precise temperature measurement at say 200 km intervals between them?

      Of course i cant so i sexstrapolotion between the two, in some cases this stretches over mountain ranges. I beleive Bolivia reports temperature measurements for NASA even though there is not one weather station in the contry (well at least supplying data to NASA).

      Heres a conumdrum for you:

      How would they know if this system works if they dont have any way of knowing what those measurements are? If they do know what these measurements are then why dont they use them instead of guessing?

      If you dont have data, you dont have data. Mockery = Mockery


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      Crakar24

      Fair call KR i will read it.

      Cheers


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      KR

      That paper is actually the basis of the 1200km extrapolations used in GISTEMP. Note that from the data the correlations of temperature anomaly not raw temperature, but the changes from a starting temperature) drop off with distance, both plus and minus.

      The 0.5 correlation (centered, variance both above and below, not biased) cutoff is a reasonable choice – but feel free to run the numbers with greater/lesser distances. I suspect the trends will be nearly identical, although I would be glad to be proven wrong.


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      jl

      Extrement: the product derived from extrapolating!


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        Patrick

        A friend of mine made the following contribution
        Incremental progress is the norm in pre-post-normal science
        Excremental progress is the output from post-normal science (aka crapology)


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      cohenite

      Teleconnection, KR, is reasonably well known but not apparently by advocates of wind power which shows that when the wind is not blowing in one place it is usually not blowing anywhere:

      http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sanity-still-blowing-in-the-wind/story-fna7dq6e-1225757616270


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    Graeme No.3

    Mannipullation; adding 2 unrelated graphs together to get a misleading image.

    Goreblimate; (verb) to make unbelievable statements to panic the gullible

    Trenberthian; (adjective) someone who imagines his statements are believable


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    KR

    Crakar24 – It’s clear you did not read that paper. Read it, comment upon it (and it’s content), and you might have something worth discussing.

    As opposed to handwaving and arguments from incredulity


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      Crakar24

      I have only read a bit but a couple of questions spring to mind already.

      1) they state that they do not use sea surface temps in this analysis so how do they guess the temp at the north pole?

      2) They use radio sonde data to plug holes in the surface data but i have been told sonde data is no good as it cannot find the hot spot, so is sonde data good enough for this purpose? (a little pedantic i know but the lies of yesteryear will haunt you forever)

      Whilst you supply answers to these questions i will continue to read

      Cheers


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        Crakar24

        I think i have read enough KR,

        Did you know that as of 1985 (limit of graph) that only 60% of the Earth is covered by two stations within 1200Kms? Well 60% of the 30% that is not covered by water so in reality this study is using 18% of the earths surface to give us a global average.

        So in effect there is very little coverage for these guys to exstrapolate the data, i could swallow this crap if they simply drew a straight line between two stations came up with a calculation for each and every straight line they drew and then verified it with real empirical measurements as a sanity check but they dont do that

        The math behind these calculations is more complex than the thrust required to pull into orbit around Jupiter whilst travelling at the speed of light.

        Sorry KR but this is just data manipulation in its finest a perfect case study of bovine excrement for this thread.

        Thankyou for sharing it with us.


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          KR

          A couple of notes, Crakar24.

          GISTEMP 1987 was a starting point, not an end point. The correlation between stations up to 1200km was (and is) very solidly established. Ongoing data over the last 24 (!) years has only reinforced this as support.

          I would suggest looking at the GISTEMP 250km data, as well as the 1200km data (much higher correlation, somewhat less global coverage). And I don’t have any trouble with the math (personally speaking…).

          Of course, you are free to decide that you don’t like particular temperature records – with, so far, little support outside opinion – but unless you have a better idea, that’s one of the best estimates possible. Certainly better than HadCRUT3, which assumes the icecaps are at the same temperature anomalies as the globe, rather than the same temperature anomalies as neighboring regions.


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            KR

            Apologies, the 250km data has higher correlations than the 1200km data – typing too fast. That was unclear in my last post.


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            memoryvault

            KR – you’re basically debating on a busted flush.

            Both the Norwegians and the Russians – who each have multiple weather stations in the region – are on record as stating that “temperature reconstructions” for the Arctic Circle – based only on readings from Ellesmere Island and Nuuk then “extrapolated” – are a load of crock.

            Of course they said it more politely.

            But the fact remains, observed data trumps “theory” every time, regardless of who wrote the peer-reviewed paper.

            Even Hansen.


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          John Brookes

          So why does it agree with the other surface temperature analysis Crakar?


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            crakar24

            John,

            The question is how do they know what the temp is when they dont physically measure it. In regards to getting any agreement i suggest the complex math they use to come to the simple conclusion as to what is the temperature my play a part.


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            Tristan

            Crakar

            It just so happens that sampling is a powerful tool. Observe this striking experiment.


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            Rereke Whakaaro

            So why does it agree with the other surface temperature analysis … ?

            Because they all use the same computer models? And even whey physical programs are different, they all use the same approach, numerical methods, and algorithms?

            We hear lots of noise about pier review (as in chatting about it on somebody’s jetty), but the phrase “independent verification” never seems to come into the conversation – funny, that.


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            Rereke Whakaaro

            Tristan,

            I went to the web site you quoted, but could not find an experiment described, only another selective reinterpretation of the same tired old post-adjusted data.

            You guys should invest in a dictionary to understand what some of the more advanced technical terms, like “experiment”, actually mean.


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        Rereke Whakaaro

        Pier Review – sitting on a marina jetty somewhere warm, having a few beers, and talking about the weather.


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      KR

      Cohenite“microclimate inhomogeneities…”

      Which, as the abstract points out, make temperature readings somewhat more uncertain. Not consistently higher or lower, but with a higher variance.

      Memoryvault – Yes, the data are very important. And all of the analyses are consistent.


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    Roy Hogue

    Climagurgitation — regurgitating all those old worn out AGW arguments over and over and over and…


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      John Brookes

      Yeah, its remarkable how many times we have to trot those old (and correct) arguments out, to counter the mine of misinformation and misunderstanding we encounter…


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        memoryvault

        What “old (and correct) arguments” are we talking about, John?

        The mythical Tropospheric Tropical Hot Spot?

        “Trenberth’s Travesty” missing heat?

        Glaciers all melted by 2035?

        The “non-existent” MWP and LIA (aka Mann’s “hockey schtick”)?

        Or even the Big One – that increased CO2 makes temperatures go up, when the observable fact is that CO2 is going up, while temperatures are going down?


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          Kevin Moore

          Not knowing anything much about the Troposphere,I Googled its temperature range.

          How do you get a ‘hotspot’ when the temperature is around minus 55-60 degrees Celcius? Does ‘hotspot’ mean that it gets warmer because it is less cold?

          At high latitudes the tropopause and lower stratosphere temperature can plunge to ~ -85°C to provide the conditions for PSCs, polar stratospheric clouds of which the incredibly bright and colourful nacreous clouds are a subset.

          * Temperature is a measure of the molecular internal energy which derives from kinetic, rotational and vibrational motion. the more energetic the motion, the higher the temperature.
          ** The rate of fall is known as the ‘lapse rate. Its mean value is 6.5°C/km. Actual rates depend on temperature and humidity. High temperature humid air can have a rate of only 4°C/km.
          *** The atmospheric temperature profile is latitude dependent. The tropopause height varies from ~16 km at the equator to only ~8 km at the poles. It depends also on sea level temperature and season. Officially the tropopause starts at the lowest level when the lapse rate falls to 2°C/km.
          ^ The tropopause is not a complete barrier, it leaks. Strongly convective tropospheric storms transport water vapour up across the tropopause. There are breaks in the tropopause near jet stream westerlies allowing interchange of stratospheric and tropospheric air.
          ^^ Mixing above the tropopause is helped by gravity waves. Much higher still, molecular diffusion becomes important.

          http://www.co.uk/highsky/htrop.htm


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        davidR

        Here’s a new fact for you John,
        On Friday, Giss announced that 2011 was one of the 10 hottest years since 1880.
        That’s 18 straight years that have been in the top 10. The chance of that happening with out significant global warming is so remote that it shouldn’t occur in the lifetime of the planet. ie less than 1 chance in 1,000,000,000,000,000,0000. Something is causing Global Warming; those in the know, know it’s C02


        REPLY: Oh Yes. The crowd will have fun with this :-) . Thanks DavidR for an example of panixillated envirollax.! Jo


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          davidR

          Jo,
          I think you have Adjixtered this information. When the probability of an event occurring naturally is so low that it is inconceivable, the inevitable response is to look for a reason. Scientists say the reason is CO2, what do those in the Nile say.


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            DavidR, when you dig up the global thermometer records and ocean temperatures for all the years of the holocene then I’ll believe that an analysis of a single annual temp (or rising pattern) in the last 120 years means something. We have no annual global records for any reasonable length of time to know whether the current warming is unusual, or just another cycle. 18 years of 120, my foot. What was the global temp in 7324 BC? Let’s have that in tenths of a degree.

            Until you show this warming is unusual, until you find that one mystery paper that supports the feedback assumptions in the GCM’s (remember, that question you still haven’t answered?), you’ve got nothing but a weak correlation and bunch of meaningless statistics.


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            davidR

            Jo
            I think you have Adjixtered this information again. Once again you are trying to divert the discussion to feedback assumptions which I have not mentioned.
            The calculation shows how unlikely the current rapid growth in temperature is. It is not dependent on uncertain historical records. In the GISS record, prior to 1986 temperatures fluctuated quite widely with cool years and warm years each decade. Since 1994 however every year has been HOT. The pattern we are seeing is completely different than the pattern in the previous hundred years.
            Prior to 1980 the 10 hottest years were 1944, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1953, 1938, 1941, 1969, 1963 and 1958. Annual Means varied widely each decade. Now the top 10 are 1998, and all the rest are in this century. The fact that its, been like that for 18 years indicates that it is statistically inconceivable that this rate of warming has occurred naturally.


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            DavidR, You keep misusing “adjixtered” – please see the post ;-)

            I haven’t diverted anything. I answered your point and you have no comeback, just repetition.

            As you for you “not mentioning feedbacks”, every time you talk about CO2 causing major warming, you are talking about feedbacks, even though you don’t know it. Read AR4, Chapter 8 pages 631 632.

            Then come back when you find some evidence that supports those assumptions.

            Your statistical trick with the last 120 years assumes that without CO2 the trend would be exactly dead flat and that thermometers near air conditioners and car parks are accurate.Good luck with proving the climate was exactly dead flat until we put out CO2.


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          memoryvault

          The davidRhythm Method:

          A curious logarithmic table wherein an infinite set of whole numbers can be found within the finite sub-set 1 to 10.

          The chances of common sense being detected amongst users of The davidRhythm Method are less than
          1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000.

          Commonly used in climate science as a means of avoiding unwanted reality.


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          memoryvault

          The davidRhythm Method Axiom:

          And it’s even worse than we first thought.


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          memoryvault

          The davidRhythm Method Solution:

          Ultimately, everything is caused by CO2.


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          brc

          2 Things.
          1. GISS is run by James Hansen, who has tied his entire persona, career and activism to not only ‘proving’ global warming, but also to rolling back modern civilisation (death trains, anyone?). There has been many adjustments – mostly very small – which have gradually dropped the warm period of the 1930s out of the ‘hottest years’ series in a clear case of ‘adjixteration’.
          2. As the earth is gradually warming out of the LIA period due to causes probably unknown and not understood, would you expect that the ‘hottest’ years would be at the start of the trend, or the end.

          Basically, your entire case for proving ‘man-made catastrophic global warming’ is thus:
          1. It is, on average, across the globe, warmer now than it was 130 years ago.
          2. The measured amount of co2 in the atmosphere is larger than it was before measurements began.

          Therefore, 2 must cause 1.

          At this point, I give you a D- on your science report, with, written in red, the teachers comment says:
          “Correlation does not prove Causation, but lack of Correlation disproves Causation. Please provide concrete proof.”

          Also missing in your logic is point 3, which you assume is this:
          3. This will go on until the earth is uninhabitable, because all feedback must be positive, even though none have been observed.

          I’ve said it countless times before, DavidR, but I’ll repeat it one more time for the chorus to follow on:
          ‘when the people who are saying there is a problem start acting like there is a problem, then I’ll start to believe there is a problem.’

          Shoot me an email when Tim Flannery sells his house and heads for higher ground, would you?


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            davidR

            The BRC Methodology is much simpler.

            1. Scientists have shown that increasing atmospheric CO2 causes warming.
            2. BRC does not believe this.
            3. BRC doesn’t need evidence to support his belief.
            4. Therefore the scientists must be wrong.
            5. And anyone who accepts the science is obviously a fool.


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          Rereke Whakaaro

          DavidR

          I am intrigued by your comment, and although others have attempted to decry you, I am genuinely interested to know the answer to the following question:

          It you are tossing a coin, and you get Heads seventeen times in a row, what are the chances or throwing another Head on the next toss?


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    KinkyKeith

    To Boltzmanify :

    Verb.

    To use a complex thermodynamics equation with extremely limiting boundary conditions in any situation you like.

    Extra marks are scored for being totally out of context or being able to hoodwink any qualified scientist for more than seven days.

    No marks are given for deceiving politicians, journalists or members of the United Nations Assembly or their staff because they are incapable of focusing on anything but money.

    Keith :)


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    Temp

    I particularly like the term “empixelated”. The vulnerability to uncritically believe anything presented to you by Monckton, Bolt, Jones, Carter, Plimer, Spencer etc, etc (the usual suspects). You get the picture.

    Most commonly observed on ultra-right wing blogs which lack any discernible credibilty to science (or reality for that matter).


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      memoryvault

      As opposed to being just plain stupid and uncritically believing anything presented by Hansen, Mann, Jones, Flannery, the CRU, GISS or the CSIRO.

      There’s a website devoted to it run by a bloke called John Cook.

      Frequently quoted as a “reliable source” by trolls who think the “scientific method” involves taking a vote.


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        Temp

        [SNIP, refers to a "snip' (thanks Temp for drawing my attention to it) but no thanks for hyping and inflaming it, and dragging it to another thread. I've removed that and replies to it. The comments here counldn't be moved (they're nested) are recorded in a link in my reply on that thread. #7.1.4.1.1. But that discussion ends now, thanks. I've asked mods to snip inflammatory comments. JN]


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          memoryvault

          Tell me Tristan, was it the “put up or shut up” bit that got to you, or the requirement that John Crook Cook play fair?

          I can understand why neither would be acceptable to you.


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          Temp

          Thank you Jo and about time. You have let so many posts of that nature be allowed to be posted it is a disgrace. At last you’ve lifted your game, this blog might drag itself to a higher level.


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            KinkyKeith

            Temp

            After your first twenty posts or so I stopped looking at them because there was no indication that you were interested in the discussion.

            The only agenda I could see was that you wanted to fill space between comments made by those exchanging ideas so as to create dislocation and confusion and dissension.

            I think you have worn out your welcome.

            As a belligerent non contributor causing damage to a great Blogg most contributors wonder just what benefit your continued presence provides.


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            just keeping you on the straight and narrow KK. You’re inclined to wander and make stuff up.


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            Back to Mr. Cookies Blog with you Trelltomp!

            His latest six comments are:
            Comments 1 to 6:

            Philippe Chantreau at 15:35 PM on 24 January, 2012
            Ari, this weekly review is a fantastic resource. I love it! Keep up the good work.
            Shoyemore at 19:10 PM on 24 January, 2012
            Let me add my “Amen” to #1. Well done, Ari.
            Ari Jokimäki at 19:57 PM on 24 January, 2012
            Thank you, I’m glad you like it. :)
            fouquart at 20:53 PM on 24 January, 2012
            This is a tremendous tool! Thanks a lot
            Esop at 21:35 PM on 24 January, 2012
            Most excellent! Great info.
            CBDunkerson at 23:23 PM on 24 January, 2012
            I’m continually amazed that so many studies are being released each week.

            What a debate – a masterdebate – get back and add some KRBacon and also a bit of Catapull to the site.


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      Kevin Moore

      Greenwitch mean time is it?


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      Dave

      Temp – you have a bad case of

      Clogenvy: Climate Blog Envy

      Mr. Cookies Blog rates about 36 comments per post while JoNova rates around 176 comments per post. I only went back 20 posts to save further you CLOGENVY. Also if you take out one agitator and KR – Mr. Cookies Blog averages around 12 comments per post!

      Cure: Get over it & go back and help him.


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        memoryvault

        You’re kidding, right, Temp.

        Quick quiz:

        Which side refers to the other side as “deniers” in an obvious link to the holocaust?
        Which side refers to the other side as the promoters of “death trains”?
        Which side has called on proponents of the “other side” to be tattooed?
        Which side has insisted (in peer reviewed papers) that opponents are mentally sick and should be locked away in mental institutions?
        Which side has openly promoted calls for acts of vandalism, terrorism, the sabotage of dams, major power stations, and for “eco-warfare” on the population at large?
        Which side openly promotes policies designed to kill a lot of people – that is, millions of people – that is – genocide?


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          Brian H

          Wrong and inadequate commentary. It will take billions to pare the numbers down to the ideal 5% of current levels.


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          Temp

          Steady on MV, getting a bit carried away there.

          I wouldn’t go down that path either by the way, you’re on a sure loser.


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            memoryvault

            Fire away, Temp.

            Let’s go blow for blow on just who has said what over the years.

            Your turn. Off you go.

            Demonstrate to the world why I am such a “sure loser” in this comparison contest.


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              markus

              When your finished with him MV, he’s mine.


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                memoryvault

                No need to stand on ceremony Markus, go for it.
                I’m off to bed soon anyway.

                However, I would counsel for giving him the opportunity to play his best cards first, before ripping into him.

                You know, “death threats against climate scientists” – that sort of thing, which is about all his side has going for it.


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                Brian H

                They also exhibit the retrotempofficacy I noted above.

                Crimatologists have a real hard time with this “cause-effect” thingy.


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    KeithH

    Homogadjustandardisation: the method panixilated Doomsian Catastropher climaflation scientists use to adjixter and farigle raw data before googlehuffing it to empixelated climaphobes!


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    MadJak

    If we’re sceptics, maybe the hokey team are septics?


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    Rich

    datadisation – the bastardisation of data to suit a cause. Hansen performed datadisation to change 1934 to be cooler than 1998.


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    John Brookes

    Wattification – to baffle with bullshit


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    pat

    has anyone suggested enviroMENTALISTS?
    i confess i have doctored the word “psychic”:

    Wikepedia: Mentalism
    Mentalism is a performing art in which its practitioners, known as mentalists, appear to demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities. Performances may appear to include telepathy, clairvoyance, divination, precognition, psychokinesis, mediumship, mind control, memory feats and rapid mathematics. Hypnosis may also be used as a stage tool. Mentalists are sometimes referred to as psych(OPATH)ic entertainers…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentalism


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    memoryvault

    I LIKE this game:

    Tropospheric Tropical Flop Spot:
    Where failed computer climate models go to die.

    Trenberthian Heat:
    Mysterious energy source on the one hand so powerful it can wipe out the entire planet in a heartbeat, while at the same being so subtle as to be undetectable by even the most sensitive instruments. Sort-of the climate science equivalent of antimatter.

    Trenberthian Heat is measured in degrees Kevin, which are the same as degrees Kelvin after suitable homogenisation, pasteurisation, and other necessary adjustments to make them fit the latest computer models.

    A parcel of Trenberthian Heat is known as a ‘Travesty’.


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    theRealUniverse

    run this lot past me again Brian? i may be a lil slow but…..


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    memoryvault

    I’m having fun.

    Climastrology:
    Latest reincarnation of an ancient, occult form of mysticism that allows practitioners to be able to “see” doom in every possible iteration of the distant future, while at the same time rendering them incapable of predicting the weather tomorrow.

    Australia’s first known acolyte is believed to have been a character known as “Said Hanrahan” (see link below).

    http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/obrienj/poetry/hanrahan.html

    The astute student will no doubt be amazed at the similarities between the prophecies of Said Hanrahan and today’s practitioners of “The Art”.


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    memoryvault

    The Hysterical Record:

    What one ends up with after the likes of Hansen, Mann or Jones have “adjusted” the historical data.


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    Umm!

    Philantropic – the association with a certain climatologist from the UEA and the Warming Climate.

    Tony.


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      Thanks for the hint:

      Philafundatropospherianism:

      The unshakable belief that somewhere out there, there is still a philanthropic individual or organisation that can be screwed over for a few more dollars to study the failed tropospheric tropical hot spot theory.


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    Speedy

    Climate Noncensensus. Noun. What happens when a large number of highly educated, well paid climate professionals vote on science.

    Mistress. Noun. Something between a mister and a matress.


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    KinkyKeith

    GeeMatTemp

    Noun.

    A multipart organism similar to the JB virus in its habitat and behavioural response to scientific input.

    A single GeeMatTemp cell can take scientific comment and paraphrase it in Legalese before denying its veracity.

    It has limited capacity to move out of the narrowly ascribed functional path it is restricted to.

    The multi-cellular variety of this organism is dysfunctional because the three uncoordinated segments cannot coordinate a response.


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    Michael Larkin

    X-posted from Digging in the clay:

    Warmenkoism, warmenkoize, warmenkoist
    Calorflagellism, calorflagellize, calorflagellist
    Supercalorflagellistic hextoopallytrocious
    Indoctrocalorification, indoctrocalorify, indoctrocalorifier
    Warmanic depression
    Warmanic repression
    Cryocranectomy
    Cryallergy
    Calormania
    Endenialism, endenialize, endenialist
    Paleobola
    Paleobolic dropsy
    Paleobotomy
    Invertographia
    Invertographomania
    Endobendographia
    Endobendographic proliferation syndrome
    Cryptobendography
    Cryptemailia
    Tiltupism
    Rhodophilia
    Caerulophobia
    Calorigraphy
    Statignorance


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      I think these are my favourites. They are beautifully descriptive of our trolls who come here intent on Warmanic Repression but leave with Warmanic Depression.

      Whoops perhaps I’ve misdiagnosed. I just noticed Paleobotomy. Unfortunately short of a transplant there is not much we can do about that. Poor buggers.


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    Loki

    Umpirical data – Data that may not be correct but the decision is final
    And an old favourite (not mine)
    Ignoranus – Someone who is both stupid and [snip]


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    Otter

    Hansenus Adjusticuss


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    Joe's World

    Jo,

    I have many times come up against scientists who do the old “bait and switch” routine of not confronting the question but switching it to either a published piece of crap or give me another avenue I have to look into which then I figure out to be another bull crap area.
    Example: Science is a massive area and encompasses many fields. Just because one field may use velocity, the assumption is that ALL other fields are not encompassed in this particular field as having used velocity. So engineers understand it for motion but scientists have NEVER used it for the planet, even though they are ALL encompassed together in the same research area parameter.
    But velocity is considered included even though they NEVER mapped it!


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    Andrew McRae

    gorseebeck : ‘gor-see-bek, v. To exploit a temperature difference to generate political currency.
      Example: The election seemed a foregone conclusion until Rudd gorseebecked into the lead.
      Example: If I want anyone important to read my paper I will have to goreseebeck it.
      Etymology: portmanteau word from Al Gore and the Seebeck Effect.
     
     
    (As is typical of my humour, it’s clever but not nearly as funny as everyone else’s.)


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    Brownnosing – the art of getting something through the Senate.

    (Wait a minute, Tony, that’s not technobabble, that’s reality)

    Tony.


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      memoryvault

      Sorry Tony,

      But if we’re talking about the current Australian Senate, then surely the correct term would be “greennosing”?

      “Brownnosing” is something one would have to first undertake with the current leader of the Greens, to ensure subsequent “greennosing” was successful.

      It is a sad but telling reflection on Australian politics today that most of our elected representatives seem to have very brown noses.

      Probably brown tongues as well, but I’m just guessing.


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    Afizzyfist

    looks like finally UEA will have to account
    http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2012/1/23/a-major-foi-victory.html
    They lost on all 3 counts on withholding information requests


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    Rereke Whakaaro

    Good morning

    My word for today is Desolinate – to totally remove any reference to the activity of the sun in relation to climate


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    Tristan

    Jo

    I want to know your best estimate for:

    MeanST(01/01/12 – 31/12/21) – MeanST(01/01/02 – 31/12/11)

    If our predictions are sufficiently disparate I’ll wager a kilo of gold on whose prediction ends up closer.


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      Tristan,

      Brave. Very brave. You’re willing to bet $50k the world will warm, and that you could afford 30oz in 2022?

      How do you define MeanST? I presume, “mean surface temp” – but which dataset (or sets)?

      Jo


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        Tristan

        Either the mean of the big three ST records (HadCRU, GISS, NCDC) or the mean of those 3 plus UAH and RSS (even though they measure different things).


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          Temp

          Question is Jo, are you brave enough back your side of the debate?
          Mmmm, thought not.


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            Andrew McRae

            Whether young Tristan wants to have a wager about the weather is up to him.

            But warming between the 2000s and 2010s says nothing about the climate by WMO standards (ie needs 30 years of data to count as a “climate” measurement) and the global warming debate is a little bit more sophisticated than simply “warming or no warming”.

            The decadal average could warm by a tenth of a degree and it would tell us precisely squat about the magnitude of anthropogenic global warming. Even scientists who don’t buy the CAGW scare are predicting a warming of about that amount. It’s all part of the natural cycle you see. :)


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          Tristan, an average of all five sets has some appeal. You are so confident this decade will be warmer than the last? By how much? A 0.15C rise would be just business as usual.

          Temp: You are wrong already. Been there done that.


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          Tristan

          Yeah, I’m that confident.

          Is a 0.15C rise your median estimate though? That would surprise me given your claim that we are in the cooling phase of the PDO and that CS is unlikely to be higher than 0.7C.


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          Tristan

          I’m not quite sure what my cut-off point would be for making the bet. I wouldn’t bet a kilo on it being higher than 0.15C, even though I think the odds are good. Given your comments about PDO and low CS I figured there’d be some sweet spot where we’d both think we were making a good bet. My median estimate is probably on the order of 0.18C


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    KinkyKeith

    TrisToSteffanosis.

    A disorder suffered by thermodynamics equations which have been Boltzmanified and then had all of their units removed for use in Climate Change Pier Reviewed Papers.


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    markus

    By knowing that I know, a proclamation is made.

    Arrheniushansenous has been slain, by the hand of a man.
    Rejoice, for the fear of climate is no more.

    The most powerful force in the universe, is the reasoning of man.

    Markus Fitzhenry.


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    KinkyKeith

    Climidia

    Noun.

    A urinary tract infection in humans caused by Climate Change.

    There is no known remedy.


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    Jo, I am delighted you picked this up. When I’ve more time I’ll trawl through and compile a ‘best of’. Some great words.


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    markus

    Who are these libelous men, whose phobia I must fear?


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    KinkyKeith

    ClimoTeleMediosis

    Noun.

    A brain disorder arising from watching televised ABC “nature” programmes on Climate Change.


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    Hahahaha….GOLD…absolute GOLD. Thanks Jo. This made my day..


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    Winston

    “Dependogenic”- The property of even the most innocuous, natural climate events to cause members of the science fraternity to become incontinent, through overwhelming fear and trepidation.


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      Winston

      “Precatastropharian”-A purveyor of hyperbole,panic and alarm prior to any perceivable threat being remotely apparent.

      “Caustophobia”- The inclination to overlook the natural alkalinity of the oceans, instead promoting a bogus “acidification” in pH ranges in the high 7′s, contrary to observations.

      “Extemparrhenius” – The tendency to conceptualise global temperatures as purely according to greenhouse gas paradigms, ignoring any data regarding solar direct and indirect influences to the contrary.


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        Winston

        For Memory vault in particular-

        “Eutopiagenics” is the applied “science” advocating improving the genetic composition of a population through application of Green policies significantly limiting global energy production which is designed to cull significant numbers of the global population.

        “Kleftomania” The impulsive, uncontrollable tendency of proto-Marxists to attempt to remove by stealth any financial benefits derived from those who have attained financial security through hard work, application and ingenuity.


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          KinkyKeith

          Hi Winston

          The great term ““Kleftomania” tugs at the heart strings.

          I feel perhaps this is where all my savings have disappeared to:

          to the hands of

          “Kleftomaniacs”


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    brc

    I was listening the TripleJ in the car the other morning.

    In the national news, they reported on a car accident in which (I think, can’t remember the detail) two people were seriously injured.

    I thought at the time – that’s a bit strange, TripleJ doesn’t normally report on vehicle accidents, unless it’s a major accident like a bus crash or something.

    But then came the kicker – the car ran into a coal truck. Of course! Coal, the evil black stuff, nemesis of the Green.

    In that vain, I’d like to suggest a new word for adding an extra sense of urgency and crisis in an otherwise normal occurrence (no offense to the victims, but serious car accidents are a tragic almost daily happening).

    coalagulation : the propensity for a bad news report mentioning coal to become stuck to the headlines and prevent the flow of other stories.

    Usage :
    ‘The tragic accident between the car and the coal truck coalagulated into the national broadcaster news’
    ‘In an successful strategy of coalagulation, Bob Brown got his press conference into the national headlines by insisting the floods were caused by coal mining’


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      I like it. Coalagulation could be used to describe -

      FossilFuel Adversification:

      The tendency of any story in the MSM even remotely connected to fossil fuels, to stress the bad (spills, pollution, accidents etc), while completely ignoring the benefits (cheap and reliable heat, light, power, transport etc).


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      Brian H

      It is in vain, unless you dig into the vein.


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    memoryvault

    The Schlick Hokey Schtick:

    Blunt instrument used for shaving off unwanted parts of the global temperature record.

    Originally invented by The Mann and now better known as the Hocus Pocus Graph or The Tree Ring Circus.


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    Brian H

    Cheifio experiments with language:” and Jo fiddles with Chiefio?


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    Brian H

    “the blurring of data with 1200 km smoothing and the like”:
    fatuation


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    markus

    Take this, not with a grain of salt, but with the succulent nourishment of knowledge.

    The Russians have known for years.

    http://tallbloke.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/sorokhtin.pdf


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    Bruce of Newcastle

    Speaking of panixillated dooms, the EU satraps have just rejected the IIF final offer on the Greek bond haircut.

    Hold onto your hats everyone, its going down to the wire.

    Amazing similarity between the fate and timing of Europe and of the Gillard government, since Messers Slipper the Slippery and Wilkie the Wishful now, theoretically, have the august power to consign Ms Gillard to the outer darknesses. Its like those novels where everything comes to a head 10 pages before the end.


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    DJA

    Yamalify/Yamalification

    Verb/noun

    To reduce a mass of data to a single entity in order to arrived at the correct result.


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    MadJak
    January 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm · Reply

    If we’re sceptics, maybe the hokey team are septics?

    There’s a lumpish commentator on WUWT with the moniker Septic Matthew. And no, he doesn’t float.


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    Rereke Whakaaro

    Carbonligation – Getting tied up in knots over anything to do with Carbon.

    Not to be confused with Carbonlegation, which is the group of people who attend the COP from each country.


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      memoryvault

      Carbonligation – often performed as part of CBSM, a kinky form of sex play common amongst carbonlegations of climate scientists, and often indulged in behind the scenes at COPs.


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      MadJak

      Like when I get a speeding camera fine in the mail and the envelope has a “Carbon Offset paid for this envelope” blurb on the back?

      Talk about insult to injury.

      Maybe I should call up and ask for a discount on the fine for being a sceptic?


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    Rereke Whakaaro

    Temperaperture – the hole through which the hot spot escapes.


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    agw nonsense

    Is envirallax a new enviromentally friendly version of Laxettes.One has to wonder.START A MOVEMENT EAT A PRUNE.Or something


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      Bruce of Newcastle

      Won’t help you know…the EU has completed no less than two studies which found insufficient evidence to this er, effect:

      “The EU has ruled that prunes do not have a laxative effect and producers cannot say that they do. It comes after the organisation was mocked last month a ruling that led to a ban on claims that drinking water can prevent dehydration.”

      As a scientist from this I might hopefully conclude the EU is prudently surveying the data and deciding evidence is scientifically insufficient. But since they have one and all gone off the global warming deep end without so much as a sniff of objectivity I can without reservation say they are, as a sovereign organisation, bonkers.


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    agw nonsense

    ANTIDELUGIANS warm,mongers who buy waterfront dwellings(carbon cate-tim flummery-al boring)


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    Glen Michel

    Nahh! Plain old obfuscation will do for these high priests of global warming


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    Loki

    Stickmata
    Appearance of temperature graphs that cannot be explained through logic or reason


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      memoryvault

      Thanks.

      ROFL’d so much I spilled my Cabernet Merlot.


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      memoryvault

      By extension – Holey Hokey Stickmata:

      Mystical symbol invoked by members of the Church of Climastrology to ward off evil MWP’s and LIA’s.

      It is claimed by believers that when the Holey Hokey Stickmata miraculously appear on the palms and feet of The Goracle,
      then Climate Change won’t.


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    ExWarmist

    Politicians who bail out insolvent businesses (who happen to be banks) could be called “Buppets” as in Bankster Puppet.


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    markus

    The presiding Justice in this case is the reasoning of man. It is a fundamental practice of man, that we fail. We once conceived a Sun around a flat Earth. Each generation enters the revolving door of ignorance.

    What man on Earth has never been mistaken? Not I, not you. Yet each generation of man, believes anew. It is a bias, of the overarching preservation of dignity, that we can omit no wrong.

    Our planet, a moon of the Sun, has exists in a bath of space, its atmosphere and oceans are the gifts that gave us life.

    Why do men around me, fear the Earth, that created them? Is it the fundamental fragility of man and our inability to control the Universe that leads to thoughts, so fearful, we close our minds and hide in caves.

    The first law of science, related the energy in mass. Our ancestors told us it was so, by observational reasoning. Like a rebellious teenager we have rejected this fundamental nature of our universe. It is so, we cannot add more energy to Earth, a script, derived before the evolution of man.

    Greenhouse, used in cold Europe for the enhancement of biological life. Why wouldn’t a man, think a analogy, could correlate to the creation of life on Earth, with the atmosphere as it’s vessel? It is a belief without truth.

    THE IRRATIONAL FEAR OF MAN

    The enclosure of Earth is it’s atmosphere. The whole of the atmosphere is a window of safety, it protects us from the damaging rays of the Sun.

    Radiation cannot enter the mass of Earth, radiation cannot enter the Oceans, radiation cannot enter the Atmosphere. It is the enhancement under pressure of the of the kinetic energy of the Sun that gives us warmth.

    Our Atmosphere cannot create radiation, it cannot cannot create kinetic energy, it cannot add extra heat to itself. We are bathed in the temperature of space, it attracts our destiny, Cold.

    The truth of this reasoning, cannot be judged. But they, the gods in white coats, claim deity and cannot be wrong.

    It is the inconvenient truth, of the certainty of man to err.

    Markus Fitzhenry.


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    Catamon

    So, surely someone has come with Monktification? It just rolls of the tongue.

    To outright bull#hit, blather, misquote, misrepresent in a superficially plausible but none the less entertaining fashion.


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      Catalepsy

      A state of incapacity related to localized cell death in parts of the neural architecture of the cerebellum caused by insufficient CO2.

      Externally the patient loses balance and is unable to either stand or sit up straight in front of their favorite TV program staring David (The Ice Is Melting) Attenborough.

      Verbally the patient is unable to recall critical aspects of the program and feels green all over but has no comprehension of why he feels that way.


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      memoryvault

      Whereas the following simply roll OFF the tongue, thereby avoiding a choking hazard.

      Mannerism:
      A visual depiction of the Holey Hokey Schtick, designed to ward off the evil MWP and LIA.

      The Hansen Hologram:
      An interesting animated GIF created by Hansen adjusting the global temperature record (downwards) all the way back to 1880, at least once every month during 2011, plus six times in December alone, plus three times so far this month.

      Jone’s Juxtaposition:
      The unshakable belief that global warming “must” have been caused by CO2, because, quote “we didn’t look at any other possible causes” unquote.

      The Flannery Flatulence:
      The Arctic Circle ice will all disappear THIS* year (insert just about any year in the last, current or next decade).

      The Flannery Flamboyance:
      Sea levels are going to rise 1,000 feet in the next decade. I only bought ocean front property because I want a good view of my prophecy coming to fruition.


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    Robert of Ottawa

    If I may suggest

    CRIMATOLOGY The science of telling really big fibs using adjustified data.

    CRIMATOLOGIST One who undertakes crimatology.


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    Another Ian

    “Jason Calley (16:34:44) :

    Re new words, here is one that came to me recently: panicdote — the story, rationalization or justification that one creates on the spur of the moment when one is caught in a lie.”

    From comments at

    http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/degrees-of-degrees/#comments


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    cui bono

    Best laugh in years. Thanks Jo!

    icefoliate – to remove or scrub clean inconvenient swathes of ice on Greenland. See Times Atlas of the World, ‘published in error’ edition.


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    Oh Dear! What has Verity started? What flames have I fanned by joining in? 211 comments and rising, and I’ve not had time to get back to visit Diggingintheclay for a couple of days, so many more there, too…

    It will take me a while to read all the comments, but I’m working on them ;-)

    BTW, I think I like “Climaflation” a bit better than “Cliflation”, though its a bit lumpier to speak it. Perhaps “Climinflation”? Or maybe that’s getting a bit too long…

    FWIW, my spouse contributed two words that they use in testing kids ability to ‘sound out’ non-words; and to which I’ve given definitions:

    “Gritch”: To kvetch or “bitch” about things from a “green” perspective. Has a noun form as well: “Algore was a real gritch about coal usage”. Or “All they did was gritch at me before flying to Rio for the ‘summit’ dinner”.

    “Unfrodding”. Based on “frod” to FRequently Overadjust Data. Unfrodding being the act of recovering the basic clean data. “Hansen was fariggling the data for the Arctic, but Smith unfrodded it.” (Be aware that the British pronunciation of words like Mod and Maud varies, while the American often does not. Americans often cannot hear the ‘caudal au’ sound. So while it ought to be that fraud is pronounced with an sound like frawd while frod would be pronounced more like “odd” with an fr in front of it; in practice some speakers may pronounce both the same… )

    For the 1200 km ‘homogenizing’, perhaps “Homagination”? To imagine data into existence where there are none via mathematical homogenizing.

    Per the obligatory “Hail Mary, full of grace” to all things climate papery, what about “Climatechism? The obligatory ” summary or exposition of doctrine” per the catechism wiki seems to fit…

    And, sorry to say, that try as I might to come up with a less, er, um, suggestive word for the circle of mutual stimulation and money passing, I can’t get past the first one that came to mind: Climatocirclejerks

    (How embarrassing… I really ought to be able to find a better one… in industrial hog farming they discovered that corn was not fully digested in one pass through the hog, so dried ‘hog doo’ can be put into feed until it has passed through the pig an average of three times. I’ve spent a while trying to get past thricehogged too… Maybe “climatagion”? Hysteresis is what prevents a system from going into unstable oscillation, perhaps histeriosis ? A google search showed it has a (very limited) prior use meaning ‘rhythmical stimulation of afferenting nerve by incoming waves’ and notes it can increase irritation:
    <a href="http://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=histeriosis&btnG=&quot; Google search including Book Reverence

    so maybe it’s workable; though not strictly a neologism… there’s got to be something better..


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