The Hockey Stick in Art and Literature

One of Josh’s finest graphic flourishes: (h/t Bishop Hill and WUWT)


  1. Posted Jan 7, 2011 at 8:52 PM | Permalink

    .. derived from a comment made by Phillip Bratby, over at Bishop Hill 🙂

    • Phillip Bratby
      Posted Jan 8, 2011 at 3:04 AM | Permalink

      Thank you Simon. It must have been those school visits to Stratford wot done it!

      • Posted Jan 8, 2011 at 3:43 AM | Permalink

        Indeed, the whole of the thread that contained this gem – the greatest comment on a climate blog for over a thousand years (and we’ve got the graphs to prove it) – is well worth reading. Well done Phillip and Josh.

  2. Posted Jan 8, 2011 at 7:07 AM | Permalink

    “Ours is the age proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.”

    -Howard Mumford Jones

  3. Stacey
    Posted Jan 8, 2011 at 11:43 AM | Permalink

    Shakespeare shows that the medieval warm period did not existin just one play:-
    All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!
    All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!
    All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter!
    Banquo and Macbeth, all hail!

    I hope this is not considered piling on 🙂

  4. Britannic no-see-um
    Posted Jan 8, 2011 at 2:33 PM | Permalink

    Man oh Mann! What a north and south!

  5. TGBrown
    Posted Jan 9, 2011 at 9:03 PM | Permalink

    I thought you might enjoy this funny as well.

    • nono
      Posted Jan 12, 2011 at 1:04 PM | Permalink

      “Solar activity is strongly correlated to past changes in global temperature.”


  6. Bob McDonald
    Posted Jan 10, 2011 at 1:42 PM | Permalink

    Et Tu, Steve`?

  7. Malcolm Shykles
    Posted Jan 12, 2011 at 4:47 PM | Permalink

    The sound of silence;

    The last update from the CRU at the UEA web site is dated Wed, 28 Jul 2010

  8. oneuniverse
    Posted Jan 13, 2011 at 9:54 AM | Permalink

    Steve, speaking of crazy declamations, would really appreciate your comments on Trenberth’s upcoming talk at the AMS (via WUWT).

    It’s a nauseating travesty of a scientist’s speech. You are alluded to, with typical grace : “They are also understandably (but inadvisably) reluctant to share complex data sets with non-experts that they perceive as charlatans (Hasselman 2010).”

  9. george conant
    Posted Jan 13, 2011 at 1:51 PM | Permalink

    Dear Steve et al, I am stunned that 2010 is declared tied for hottest year ever on recordwith 2005, incredible shrinking arctic sea ice and the earth just hot all over! Please can anyone tell me if these pronouncements from NOAH and NASA and others as reported by Accuweather’s Bret Anderson in a very recent post on the matter are true or bulloney? I for one can not believe this at all, locally here in the NYS region, the summer was delightful, with a two week heat wave , in the summer, that was notable.

    • Posted Jan 14, 2011 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

      I don’t think Noah has made any pronouncements for millennia.

  10. Posted Jan 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM | Permalink

    Continental U.S. is cooling at a rate of 9.4 f per century!

  11. george
    Posted Jan 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM | Permalink
    Maybe this will work as a link to the article I apologize for being flip. But my question remains, Are there any scientists out there refuting the stated hottest year on record thing?

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