....or the cutting and pasting unverifiable theories for fun and profit

Documenting climatology's fascination with regurgitation. Here is a popular example to get you started: Luterbacher and Jones borrow their text from the Mann.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Climatologically Inspired Poetry

In this article, we use the terms 'climatologically', 'inspired', and 'poetry' rather loosely. But, I thought that collecting a few of the jottings of climatologically challenged individuals here might not go amiss. As far as I know the plagiarisms involved are egregious but not actually anti-scientific.

From: http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2010/4/8/josh-17.html
For Lucia, with thanks for the haikus.
(Blame Mike Post and Don Pablo for quoting Shelley the other day and setting me off.)

I met a traveller from a distant shire
Who said: A vast and pointless shaft of steel
Stands on a hill top… Near it, in the mire,
Half sunk, a shattered turbine lies, whose wheels
And riven blades and snarls of coloured wire
Tell that its owners well their mission read
Which did not last nor, nowhere to be seen,
The hand that paid them and the empty head.
And scrawled around the base these lines are clear:
‘My name is Millibandias, greenest Green.
Look on my works, ye doubters, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round this display
Of reckless cost and loss, blotless and fair,
The green and pleasant landscape rolls away.
Apr 8, 2010 at 7:09 PM | Unregistered Commenter Dreadnought

From: http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2010/4/9/the-modern-climatologist.html

The Rime of the Ancient Climateer (Abridged)

It is an ancient climateer
And he stoppeth one of three
'By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?

He holds him with his clammy hand,
'There was a rise,' quoth he.
'Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!'
'It was no trick', quoth he.

God save thee ancient climateer
From the fiends, that plaugue thy mind
Why look'st thou so? 'With my eraser
I removed the graph's decline.'
Apr 10, 2010 at 12:05 AM | Unregistered Commenter STC
From: http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2010/4/9/the-modern-climatologist.html

I am the very model of a modern climatologist
I’m partly statistician, partly palaeo-phrenologist
I’ve temperature readings from thermometers coniferous
my data are the same (or not, well, maybe) as Keith Briffa has
I bought them from a bloke who brought them hotfoot from Siberia
and mixed them with some algae from the mud in Lake Superior.
When counting different isotopes I’m really in my element
and sucking up to journalists from Guardian Environment
I know what makes the treerings from Siberia to the Rockies tick
And I can make spaghetti and transform it to a hockeystick.
My data’s got dark matter that would shatter a cosmologist
I am the very model of a modern climatologist

From: http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2010/11/21/realclimates-take-on-the-year.html

There was a climatologist from Penn State
who studied tree rings and their growth rate
he found quite a few
which grew fast with CO2
but none after 1960, hence climategate.
Nov 21, 2010 at 10:49 PM | Unregistered Commenter lapogus

From: http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2010/11/21/realclimates-take-on-the-year.html
There was a climatologist from NASA
Who could argue in terms post-Kafka
He hid the decline
Upheld the team's line
Endlessly reciting the old mantra

Nov 21, 2010 at 9:24 PM | Unregistered Commenter ZT

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