A birthday card for Andrew Bolt

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg sends birthday greetings to Andrew Bolt.

If you don’t know why there are seven graphs, see here.

Comments

  1. #1 Michael
    September 27, 2009

    Been quite on the Bolt front for a while.

    Has he stopped saying stupid things or is everyone just ignoring him?

  2. #2 Ezzthetic
    September 27, 2009

    He’s taken a break from blogging, pending his 50th birthday.

  3. #3 el gordo
    September 27, 2009

    Wrong on both counts, he’s on a long holiday in Italy and is considering his political options.

    If Kevvie spits the dummy and has a Double D election around Easter, there is a reasonably good chance that the Bolter will find a Senate seat.

  4. #4 Michael
    September 27, 2009

    Well, I guess Bolt ceasing and desisting on the stupid front was the least likely option.

  5. #5 James Haughton
    September 27, 2009

    Boltard is going to take Fielding’s spot is he? Talk about replacing King Log with King Stork.

  6. #6 Fran Barlow
    September 27, 2009

    Andrew Blot in the Senate? He’d be possibly even more absurd than Barnaby Joyce.

  7. #7 ChrisK
    September 27, 2009

    Maybe they could make him Shadow Minister for Climate Change.

    Bolt wouldn’t like it in politics. Like Peter Garrett, he has too much history. His fans will expect him to stick to his guns while the party will expect him to compromise and fit in, and the media will have a field day picking over his old columns – “But just last year you said…”

    Still, it would be funny.

  8. #8 Chris O'Neill
    September 27, 2009

    Boltard is going to take Fielding’s spot is he?

    Andrew Blot in the Senate? He’d be possibly even more absurd than Barnaby Joyce.

    A mixture of Fielding and Barnaby would be about right.

  9. #9 el gordo
    September 27, 2009

    Anthony Green thinks Fielding will lose his Senate seat if there is a Double D election.

  10. #10 James Haughton
    September 27, 2009

    Not suprising that Fielding would lose; I’d be very suprised if labour made the mistake of directing preferences his way again.

  11. #11 Ezzthetic
    September 27, 2009

    el gordo, you might be right, but given that on his blog he says,

    That’s it until early October at least. I’m turning 50 – see wail of pain below – and need to go somewhere nice to think about things and enjoy the family.

    it’s reasonable to state that he’s taking a break pending his 50th birthday.

    Don’t imply that I’m ill-informed or lying.

  12. #12 el gordo
    September 28, 2009

    Ezzthetic, my apologies.

  13. #13 Lank
    September 28, 2009

    Interesting to see Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, ‘the scientist’ chundering up these fairy tale graphs. Will he still be standing by his hero Mann when he sees how he has been a lot less than truthful about the direction of his hockey stick!!

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/09/27/quote-of-the-week-20-ding-dong-the-stick-is-dead/#comments

    By the way Canberra just recorded a 40 year temperature low for September and snow on the hills ….but that is only the weather. Do you really believe what the IPCC tell you?

  14. #14 Jeff Harvey
    September 28, 2009

    Lank, WUWT is just another waste of time. Some of its members are affiliated with corporate funded think tanks like CATO and AEI. As if that is surprising. Yawn. Par for the course. No peer-reviewed papers from this lot; see my response to el gordo on Open thread 33.

    And stop mistaking weather for climate; I might as just well say that summer in much of Australia was the warmest ever. Not that confusing the two isn`t standard behavior for the denialists.

  15. #15 James
    September 28, 2009

    Lank, I live in Canberra and we’ve just had one of the warmest winters on record, followed by a series of intense storms, including dust storms never seen here before. So don’t abuse my weather to make your points.

  16. #16 Alan
    September 28, 2009

    Lank at 13 is right.

    It is 4 degrees colder now (9:30 pm) than it was at 1:00 pm. I plotted these times and temperatures on an Excel spreadsheet, which clearly shows we will reach absolute zero on Thursday evening. Do the maths, people!

  17. #17 Chris O'Neill
    September 28, 2009

    Lank:

    By the way Canberra just recorded a 40 year temperature low

    40 years, whoopee doo. Melbourne beat the hottest on record for the 12th or earlier in September by more than THREE degrees on that day this year. The all time hot records just keep on coming but the cold records are very, very rarely all time records.

    Do you really believe what the IPCC tell you?

    You wouldn’t but you’re just a politically-motivated ignoramus.

  18. #18 Vince Whirlwind
    September 29, 2009

    Alan and Lank are right. It *is* getting colder.

    Furthermore, it is much, much darker now than it was a few hours ago. This decreasing sunlight trend (we are now at our lowest level of sunlight since way back early this morning) indicates that the sun has gone out, which will inevitably cause global cooling.
    (I’m sure Bolt is onto this already – he’s always onto everything that makes sense).

  19. #19 Steve Bloom
    September 30, 2009

    Re #11: Ezzthetic, I take that as an indication that his employment is at an end or at the least under re-negotiation. Newspapers don’t generally grant open-ended vacations.

  20. #20 Ezzthetic
    October 1, 2009

    I take that as an indication that his employment is at an end

    It’s kind of a drag.

    If I wanted to know what Glenn Reynolds, Dan Riehl, Tim Blair, Anthony Watts, Steve McIntyre, or reader John McLean was saying about anything, I only had to go to one place.

    Now, I have to actually go and read them.

  21. #21 Gus
    October 2, 2009

    Sorry to be off-topic but there has not been a new topic for a while. How about something to thank the Lanfranchie Institute or whatever its called for keeping the Libs on the outer for another electoral cycle. A little thank you can also be sent to the Australian, for doing as told to. If only the right wing pollies were clever enough to see that this rubbish was intended for the public, not for their party.

  22. #22 Hank Roberts
    October 2, 2009

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  23. #23 el gordo
    October 5, 2009

    Steve Bloom,

    Rupert upset the apple cart when he suggested people will be charged to visit news and opinion. The writing was on the wall, instead of 1.5 million hits a month the Bolter would be down to a piddling amount. There is nowhere else to go, except politics.

    Andrerw Bolt is an old friend of Peter Costello, so he got the drum on the way ahead quite some time ago.

  24. #24 Gaz
    October 12, 2009

    Hey I notice the Bolter has changed his tune. Now he thinks global warming stopped 8 years ago, not 10 or 11.

    That means 2001 is the new 1998.

    The authority is a BBC journo. What would those stupid scientists know.

    [Here he is](http://www.abc.net.au/insiders/) on the ABC Insiders program at 1:30 in the video of The Sunday Papers.

  25. #25 Janet Akerman
    October 12, 2009

    Mark, glad to see you are back on form. I was sorry to see Dave temporarily reduce you to useless name calling.

  26. #26 Chris O'Neill
    October 12, 2009

    Hey I notice the Bolter has changed his tune. Now he thinks global warming stopped 8 years ago, not 10 or 11.

    That means 2001 is the new 1998.

    The science denialists feeding Bolt probably realize that Hadcrut3 is about to pull the 1998 rug out from underneath them (I’d expect the trend starting January 1998 to be positive with November’s figure or possibly October’s) so getting in a pre-emptive goal shift is their best strategy.

    This will help them for a while to fool people with short memories but eventually it won’t matter what starting date they choose, the trend will be positive with any starting date. Then, of course, they’ll have to resort to the brain-dead technique used by Steve Fielding who picks out the earliest single month that was warmer than last month and says there’s been no warming since that earliest month.