We start the year with a cartoon of none other than Simon Reeve on the BBC’s Arctic Live programme. This year he has been in trouble for telling fibs about Reindeer decline. Last year he was telling us it was warm in the Arctic. Next we have snowflakes getting all shook up by President Trump, something that seems to have been happening all year – at least they are in a safe space. On the right and on a similar theme we have ‘The Inconsolables’, how America voted for Trump despite all the alarmist rhetoric and damage to the environment – maybe it was because of it. Below that a cartoon on the infamous ‘alternative facts’ phrase used by Kellyanne Conway – we have had a whole year of them. The final cartoon is one from the end of COP22 in 2016 – a plea for the main issue in climate, money.
Top left is a cartoon on the Green blob’s fear of Trump and his sensible attitude to fossil fuels. In the centre is one of my favourite cartoons of the year “Are EU Green?” – a mad cartoon for the truly mad outcome of renewable energy targets – burning ‘protected’ forests. To the right is James Delingpole, climate expert, and all round brilliant journalist who week by week incisively uncovers the rottenness of Climate change activism and the Green blob. Bottom right is a small cartoon at a talk – I forget which one! The idea is that the man made contribution to CO2 levels is like… And on the far left a lovely lump of coal – Mother nature’s battery.
Top left, end-to-end encryption is suitably cryptic – there were stories (e.g. this one) about governments needing to be able to read everyone’s social media so I thought how we used to chat back when we first started thinking it might be a fun idea. Top right, I was commissioned to do a cartoon about noisy wind turbines in Hawaii – not such a paradise after all. Bottom right, a cartoon about the extraordinary way the media don’t ask what Roger Pielke Jr – they make it up instead, bizarre. Bottom left is another commission for this website – the idea is that science, and specifically the greenhouse- warming hypothesis, needs experiments. If we hadn’t gone to the moon we might still think it was made of cheese.
Left, a story about Greenpeace knowing what they were saying was fake news, up on WUWT here. Top right, is a cartoon about a fascinating video with Judith Curry, Roger Pielke Jr, John Christy and Michael Mann testifying before Congress in which Michael Mann is less than frank. Bottom right is how to create a climate science graph using El Nino and El Nina – always big up the El Nino 😉 The last cartoon, in the middle, is Climate 101 – a take on a picture that was tweeted around that time.
Surely not? What did I do in May that was so busy? My apologies!
Top left, a cartoon on Biofuels. As it happens this has been in the news recently with an interesting talk by Gerrard Cornelis van Kooten. You can watch it here. And here are my cartoon notes – [click on the image for the high res version].
Right centre is a heart cartoon for tweeting whenever you want to point out a Fake News tweet in an inoffensive way. Unusual, I know. To the right is Uncertainty Mann – how the uncertainty monster living in Michael Mann’s data eats him up. Bottom centre, Mann again, telling us how distinguished he is. Leo Hickman, a cartoon regular, makes an appearence this month using ‘Absurd Absolutes’, which Scott Adams tells us is a sign of coginitve dissonance.
One of my favourite cartoons this year – Save Our Bats, featuring Batman and Robin. Top right, Bill Nye, US TV presenter, says have less children. Bottom right our wee Mann skips through life in and out of the Paris Accord. Bottom centre he contemplates CO2 greening the planet, growing more food and saving millions of lives. And lastly bottom left, Theresa May, will or probably won’t, succeed in her battle with the EU dragon. She is not the only one battling the dragon so maybe, just maybe.