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By: Dave B

Sun, 17 May 2009 11:25:44 +0000

What happened to the sunburnt country? and the land of sweeping plains. Since we started cap and trade, There's snow and flooding rains! (apologies to Dorothy Mackellar)

By: Brendan H

Sat, 16 May 2009 22:39:11 +0000

Anthony: “What I’ve learned here is that I won’t trust another’s word again on photo provenance…” Nobody’s perfect, and mistakes will happen. But it’s not just photos that should be viewed with more scepticism. Some of the stories that get repeated on WUWT also need a more critical eye. Two of the most egregious over the past year have been the Monckton-APS claim and the story about influential Japanese scientists supposedly questioning climate change. If true, both of these stories would have been explosive. The fact that neither had been featured in the mainstream media should have given pause for thought, since any competent mainstream editor would have immediately spotted the news value of these items. The fact that WUWT apparently sleepwalked into these controversies points to a flaw in its editorial process. Speculating, I think the problem sprang from two attitudes: 1) Climate sceptics believed the mainstream media is biased and willing to suppress important facts; 2) Climate sceptics were unwilling to subject climate scepticism to critical scrutiny. Arguably, the cold shoulder that Christopher Monckton experienced in Washington recently was a result of the APS debacle, so getting it right is to your own advantage.

By: Alan F.

Sat, 16 May 2009 21:57:53 +0000

100km north of me (in southeast Saskatchewan) it snowed 18cm yesterday with barely a flake here and yes there was a coinciding Jabba the Gore sighting. As for Science Blog awards, you deserve one for not prostituting the phrase "tipping point".

By: Patrick

Fri, 15 May 2009 17:09:29 +0000

Worst Wallaby hangover ever! Red-necked Wallaby sees white and has blue thoughts about Al Gore. Red-necked Wallaby: free, Snow: free, Making fun of global warming: priceless.

By: Rick K

Fri, 15 May 2009 13:36:00 +0000

My kiwis! They're frozen!

By: Chris S

Fri, 15 May 2009 12:38:27 +0000

Watts: "I think perhaps you are reading way to much into it. This is a photo caption contest, for fun. Note the tag “fun stuff”." On the contrary, I'm heartily enjoying the wonderful display of ignorance and arrogance in the above. Makes me realise quite how you won the "science" blog of the year and also how willing your readership is to have the wool pulled over their eyes and how hard they try to keep it there. If you can "mis-speak" on such a trivial matter as the year & season of this photo, what hope is there for when you "mis-speak" anywhere else in your blog? REPLY: Indeed, what hope for you is there if you expect perfection in everything you see? Mistakes are made, you learn from them and move on. What I've learned here is that I won't trust another's word again on photo provenance and that you dislike me and the readers here for making a simple mistake, which comes off as petty. Show me a scientist, a journalist, an engineer, or even a doctor who has never made a mistake, and you might have a point. What is important is how you deal with the mistake. A note on the science blog award. It is voted by readers. If this blog is so bad, and so full of ignorance I doubt that I would have beaten RC and all of the others that have that air of perfection you seek. WUWT is admittedly imperfect, as am I, as are the readers. However, we all must be doing something right because readership and traffic continue to grow, while competitors and also-ran-ters stay static or drop. Your dislike is noted as it was the first time. Thank you. - Anthony

By: Glenn

Fri, 15 May 2009 07:03:28 +0000

Don't feed the roos.

By: Richard Steckis

Fri, 15 May 2009 03:36:38 +0000

Doug Arthur and Noelene, It actually does appear to be a wallaby. Wallabies are generally smaller than Kangaroos. I could be wrong but I would put my money on a wallaby. CAPTION: Here comes the ice cream van!

By: Doug Arthur

Thu, 14 May 2009 15:44:04 +0000

Noelene, I like Americans, but I'm a Canuck who spent a year in N.Z. and Australia in 71-72, and wondered what the smirks were about when I came home till was told I had an accent. Couldn't pass for an Aussie now though. Ta-ta.

By: Dell Hunt, Michigan

Thu, 14 May 2009 11:57:35 +0000

Comment (not caption suggestion). Why is it that Greenies seem to have no sense of Humor?

By: Markus

Thu, 14 May 2009 08:50:51 +0000

Yes, it is correct: The photo was taken from website of Vitaly. I remember well when he got it and published on I am pretty sure he will give you the right to publish it, if you give him a real link or so. Did you contact him? Actually its a problem with copyright for you as you do not have the right to use - it is stolen.

By: Noelene

Thu, 14 May 2009 06:14:13 +0000

Caption That space ship has beamed me back to the wrong part of Australia,Canberra sounds nothing like the great lakes(Tasmania).My ***** is a bit sore,maybe the cold will help.

By: Noelene

Thu, 14 May 2009 06:10:16 +0000

Doug Nothing to apologise for,I was joking.It was a good impression.I do say yesterday,but admit it may sound like yesterdye to an American.

By: Doug Arthur

Thu, 14 May 2009 05:34:33 +0000

Noelene Sorry. Thought it was a kangaroo.

By: Geoff Alder

Thu, 14 May 2009 05:05:42 +0000

I escape the butt-chilling cold of the Arctic Circle and move down here. I learn to hop and I catch this beautiful tan instead of that insipid white of me uncles and aunties, and me onions start to thaw. I begin eatin' leaves instead of people. Then--stone the crows--we get this flamin' snow. True dinkum. Yer wouldn't read about it, mate.

By: Noelene

Thu, 14 May 2009 04:45:10 +0000

Doug Arthur Are you trying to talk like an Aussie wallaby?

By: Jack

Thu, 14 May 2009 04:42:21 +0000

A final appeal to authority: "Please Mr. Gore, can I hop in your private jet?"

By: Doug Arthur

Thu, 14 May 2009 04:01:51 +0000

The Black Stump was roight about 'eah yesterdye.

By: Paul R

Thu, 14 May 2009 02:23:03 +0000

Last one. Damn, there's a bloke with a camera. I hope he doesn't post my picture all over the Internet thingy, my fur's a mess.

By: H.R.

Thu, 14 May 2009 00:59:48 +0000

"Those polar bears can kiss my grits."