Climate Scientist rap from Hungry Beast

Via Roger Jones

Comments

  1. #1 frankis
    May 10, 2011

    Hungry Beast does some fun stuff, love it.

  2. #2 EoR
    May 10, 2011

    But Andrew Blot’s work is peer reviewed! Just look at his peers posting messages of support in his posts!

  3. #3 John Brookes
    May 10, 2011

    Awesome!

  4. #4 adelady
    May 11, 2011

    Love it!

  5. #5 jamesc
    May 11, 2011

    …just more evidence of ABC’s bias towards facts.

  6. #6 MapleLeaf
    May 11, 2011

    Fantastic. So incredibly well done; kudos to the scientists and “Hungry Beast”.

    Come on everyone let us help this get some traction– twitter, email, Facebook….

  7. #7 J Bowers
    May 11, 2011

    ROFLMAO! More!!

  8. #8 Damian
    May 11, 2011

    It is so funny to see the denialists getting angry and fuming in the comment section of the video :-)

  9. #10 The Ville
    May 12, 2011

    You sir will stop that profanity immediately or it will be pistols at dawn…

    [http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/05/11/what-climate-science-has-come-to-a-rap-music-video-with-expletives/](http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/05/11/what-climate-science-has-come-to-a-rap-music-video-with-expletives/)

  10. #11 jrkrideau
    May 12, 2011

    Good heavens, they’re taking it seriously over there at wuwt! I thought it was very funny and, oh yes now I see. Some people really stand on their dignity don’t they?

    Did the video lead off the evening news on ABC or Channel 7 (it is Channel 7 is it not?) ?

  11. #12 John
    May 12, 2011

    The reaction of the humourless troglodytes over at WUWT is marvellous.

    To sum up mature, erudite commenter “Pull My Finger”:

    >One more nail in their own coffin.

    Ken Smith:

    >Each week I browse a number of “climate skeptic” blogs. I often look for signs that a “tipping point” has arrived, indicating that the alarmist edifice is crumbling beyond all possible repair. This video, more than anything I have seen this year, convinces me that this point has arrived.

    GreenSand is troubled by geography:

    >Hey, is it this year’s Australian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest? Crap enough to win it.

    John Coleman lives in the real world where young people are absorbed by rapping:

    >I take this very seriously. I live in the real world. I work with the young generation for whom their life is totally absorbed in their phone apps, videos and rapping where quick impressions can accepted as fact.

  12. #13 ChrisC
    May 13, 2011

    Just browsed WUWT. Just to get this straight:

    Profanity == Bad->Indicates “scientists” are nasty and mean and not interested in “real” debate;

    Accusing scientists of outright fraud, lying and selling their integrity for those plum “research grants” and bringing about global communism == Good->Indicates that “skeptics” are integrous individuals who seek nothing more than “real” debate.

    Got it.

  13. #14 Ezzthetic
    May 13, 2011

    Gotta love McIntyre’s reaction, (which at least departs from the party line inasmuch as he doesn’t express shock at the bad language in the video):

    Why should readers of the Climategate emails be surprised that young climate scientists want to act like real thugs, just like the Team?

  14. #15 The Ville
    May 13, 2011

    I suspect they (Watts and McIntyre et al) were dull people at school as well. Probably led the mass debating society.

  15. #16 VM
    May 13, 2011

    Oh boy, the denialati are really pouting over this, and I love it. I guess they’re upset that young scientists are standing up for climate science.

  16. #17 Steve
    May 13, 2011

    Cheerleaders…this debate definitely needs more cheerleaders.

  17. #18 Manu
    May 13, 2011

    @ChrisC: very well ‘said’.

  18. #19 chek
    May 13, 2011

    Surely it’s obvious that what really upsets the McIntyre-Watts axis is that these aren’t blogscientists pretending to their gullible flocks to have an expertise they patently don’t possess, but actual scientists. And they’re not wearing tweed jackets with leather elbow patches.

    Mind you, I’d still prefer a bit of blues-rock wailing if anybody can persuade Phil Jones to get his axe out and just blow.

  19. #20 FrankD
    May 13, 2011

    So much easier for the Wattbots to cast doubt than check facts. How many “If they’re really scientists…” comments have been put up over there?

    Yet it’s easily established, since HB conveniently gave us names and affiliations. The crew is padded out a bit (with UNSW CCRC PhD students, I think) but of the nine named, one I couldn’t find, two are PhD students and the other six are…amazingly…climate scientists, including Roger Jones, lead author on a WG II chapter of the IPCC 4th Assessment Report. Between them, they have six PhD’s, at least 91 peer reviewed papers, hundreds of non-refereed papers for conferences etc, dozens of book chapters….

    Who’s a climate scientist?

    They the f&%k are…

  20. #21 mike
    May 13, 2011

    So you can’t-get-a-date zit-poppers have been obsessed with finding a better message for your numb-nuts eugenic agenda. And what do we get then from you deep-thinking, hot-dog smarty-pants? This video! I mean, so this video is your “shot-heard-round-the-world” BIG MOVE on the agit-prop front? Jeez, guys, this last is even more dumb-dumb than that goof-ball, fizzled effort of yours to brand yourselves as “climate hawks.”

    But I know that you “alien-head” brainiacs put a lot of well-intentioned, earnest thought and effort into this “really cool” rap video and I just want to say on behalf of all your hard work: Mighty white of you guys! Mighty white!

  21. #22 Roger Jones
    May 14, 2011

    Mike,

    it was a laugh. A bit of fun. No rule-the-world plan. No sock puppets either.

    There are so many self-important and dead serious ‘skeptics’ frothing at the mouth, the laughs keep on coming. Just listen to yourself.

    It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

  22. #23 mike
    May 14, 2011

    Roger,

    Sure the video was just for “laughs?” I mean, like, the Redfearn interview has you uttering all sorts of goofus profundities about the video.

    And, at your suggestion, I did listen to myself. Thanks for the suggestion, Roger! I know you’re not going to like this, Roger, but I liked what I heard.

    Another thing, Roger, I searched a bit and I really couldn’t find that you popped up on any other blog to respond, personally, to any of the other “self-important “skeptics” frothing at the mouth.” So why me? I mean, what is it about my “frothing” that so caught your attention, Roger?

    And then there’s the issue as to why you’d even bother responding to my comment given, like, you know, the colorless and, hate to say it, wimpy character of your response.

    So I’m trying to figure out the deal, Roger. My best shot is that I touched a nerve or something. But maybe not.

  23. #24 AmandaS
    May 14, 2011

    Um. Is comment #21 in English? I think it may possibly be in Mabus.

  24. #25 Bernard J.
    May 14, 2011

    Um. Is comment #21 in English? I think it may possibly be in Mabus.

    Or in ‘Möbius’ – it is, after all, one sided and without coherent beginning or end.

    And it’s a great target for logic-fallacy bingo.

  25. #26 mike
    May 14, 2011

    AmandaS,

    Um. Yeah. Comment #21 is in English. Real English. American English. The world’s lingua franca and all that, you know.

    Mabus! Wow! A suggestion of the anti-christ! I’ve hit the troll jack-pot!

  26. #27 Rick Bradford
    May 15, 2011

    Oh, the wonderful irony — the Left/Green masses accusing *other* people of being ‘humourless troglodytes’ and ‘self-important and dead serious’.

    Truly it is said that: “If a person is not able to confess his own mistakes, he tries to project them on to other people.”

    Still, I suppose these are the same people who found the Splattergate video funny, so their endorsement of this piece of tasteless, talentless, infantile nonsense comes as no surprise.

  27. #28 luminous beauty
    May 15, 2011

    >Truly it is said that: “If a person is not able to confess his own mistakes, he tries to project them on to other people.”

    ICWYDT.

  28. #29 jakerman
    May 15, 2011

    [Ezzthetic](http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2011/05/climate_scientist_rap_from_hun.php#comment-3867427) Thanks for pointing out McIntyre’s reaction, it really does mark him as a shill.

  29. #30 John
    May 15, 2011

    I thought political incorrectness was one of the cherished positions of the right. The *faux* outrage at climate scientists displaying a little humour and co-opting their anti-PC attitudes is something to behold.

    What is it with the right and political correctness?

  30. #31 mike
    May 15, 2011

    Yoo Hoo, Mr. Moderator! Bernard J. is using umlauts in his comments again. I know that’s not, technically, a violation of the “Laws of Land Warfare”. But it’s not the sort of thing a gentleman would do, I should think.

  31. #32 mike
    May 15, 2011

    AmandaS,

    You know how it is when you fire off a comment and just after you push the “post” button, you think up a real zinger that you wished you’d thought of before you pushed the “post” button? And it almost never works to try and get an after-thought hay-maker added to your original comment. But, just this once, I’ll give it a try.

    So could you please tack onto the end of my reply to you, comment #26, at the end of the first paragraph, as you read it, the following:

    “You know, like the sort of English you sorta find in unidiomatic rap videos produced by lefty, academic flakes from down-under.”

    I mean, the addition of the above comment will make my previous comment, if nothing else, more “on topic” and I know that sort of thing is very important to much of the Deltoid readership.

    Thanks.

  32. #33 ChrisC
    May 15, 2011

    Rick Bradford @27:

    Truly it is said that: “If a person is not able to confess his own mistakes, he tries to project them on to other people.”

    And without even a hint of irony.

  33. #34 luminous beauty
    May 15, 2011

    >”You know, like the sort of English you sorta find in unidiomatic rap videos produced by lefty, academic flakes from down-under.”

    So this is your notion of a ‘real zinger’; an ‘afterthought hay-maker’? Really?

    Thanks for playing.

  34. #35 AmandaS
    May 15, 2011

    There’s a certain etymological delight to be gained from the concept of American English being the lingua franca.

    Although I believe your definition of a zinger may vary from mine, Mike.

  35. #36 Lotharsson
    May 16, 2011

    Zingers ain’t what they used to be.

  36. #37 mike
    May 16, 2011

    Man, you guys are tough! You really didn’t like my zinger? I mean, like, that was my baby and all. Oh, well, can’t win ‘em all, I guess.

  37. #38 rhwombat
    May 16, 2011

    Mikey-boy! Is that you? The pea-brained, military-fanticist, Koch-sucking, wanabe-but-never-was-island-storming-U-Fucking-S-marine-from-Spotty’s-thread Mikey-boy? Love your work, man. Keep it real y’hear. Oh…and if you didn’t use a condom with either David or Charles (or Jo, or Anthony, or….any of the WTFUWT crowd, really), just make an appointment at the clinic for the usual tests and shots. Oh, sorry I forgot, you Seppo’s have to pay for it, being one of the great countries (like Somalia or Azerbaijan) that have anti-social health care. Never mind, you still have Donald Trump to look up to. I hope you and Rick Bradford are very happy together in the log cabin.

  38. #39 mike
    May 16, 2011

    Jeez, rhwombat! I mean, like, I know I made you look a little silly and foolish in another thread. And I can see from this last comment of yours that it’s been really eating at you and all. But, I’ve gotta be honest with you guy, you’re one sick puppy, ol’man.

    But I like your “nutso” style. I mean it, rhwombat, I really do. And I can tell you really put a lot of work into your comment and I really appreciate that. Thanks. Hey! what can I say–remind me to make you look silly and foolish more often.

    You know, rhwombat, I hope you won’t be offended if I say that I think you’re spending way too much time on the web. I mean at your age that sort of thing is really not healthy. You should be out meeting girls and playing sports and engaging in other wholesome activities like that. You know what I mean? But look, I’m not your parent, so it’s not my place to give you a “Dad-lecture.” But ask your mom, she’ll explain it.

  39. #40 James Haughton
    May 16, 2011

    Someone’s trolling for a disemvowelling. Someone who posts a whole string of comments between 4 pm one day and 2 pm the next, then tells other people they spend too much time on the web. This, my friends, is [Sokratic Iwony](http://mine.icanhascheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=1809484) at its finest.

    There’s an interview with some of the participants in the video [here](http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2011/05/13/climate-scientist-rappers-reveal-why-they-did-it/) by Graham Readfearn.

    I see [Andrew Bolt](http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/er_right_so_that_proves_the_theory_does_it/) got on his prissy-prissy high horse too – though as usual, he couldn’t even get one fact right and claimed that the majority of people in the video were students when the majority are already Drs, professors, lecturers, etc…

    How long will it be before Boltard runs his next column about the left having no sense of humour? That would provide useful data on how short he thinks the memory of his goldfish commenters is.

  40. #41 Bill O'Slatter
    May 17, 2011

    Talking of thuggishness and Steve McIntyre I see no mention of the Lorax death threat thread, where a poor innocent commenter got a death threat on McIntyre’s site.No, that one disappeared down the memory hole. No outrage shown by the Steve in that instance.