Climate Science Email Humor

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This is kind of big, so the cartoon is after the jump.

The headline, from Firstdog at Crikey, reads:

Bitter Climate Science Tryst Shock Scandal Rift Emails Exposed

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10 Responses to Climate Science Email Humor

  1. Raul M. says:

    I know it may come as a shocking truth to some people; but, I am fairly certain that all real climate scientists have higher IQ’s than I have.
    But, they also probably have higher carbon footprints.
    Beat me in the climate curve. Build your own biochar electricity converter.

  2. Some European says:

    I can’t see any cartoon…

  3. Anne says:

    Just as deniers mock scientists, it’s fair game for scientists to mock deniers. This cartoon is a good start but personally I’d like to see scientists tap into their collective sense of humor and show a little chutzpah, make fun of the idiotic antics of the flat earth society folks and have some fun doing so!

    • Joan Savage says:

      Dangerous (though tempting) suggestion.. I’d rather leave the subject-based humor to those who are clearly joking, like John Stewart and David Colbert, or at least see it in a book classified as Humor. One point of the cartoon above is how a flippant casual comment by a scientist can be given over-wrought importance. Good geek jokes usually need a previously well-informed audience who can detect the incongruity. Those are small audiences.

      Not so long ago, someone brought up H.L. Mencken’s 1917 hoax about bathtubs, which Mencken intended as a joke from the start. The unintended consequence was that people took Mencken seriously, and ever since then a myth has circulated about the history of bathtubs in the US, and about President Fillmore.

      That’s the kind of pitfall we don’t need at this point.

  4. Raul M. says:

    Time is up, would you please make that biochar thing now. I’m embarrassed by only having a hobo stove made of tin cans.

  5. alteredstory says:

    This may be one of the best climate cartoons I’ve seen in a long time.