Climate Brexit in three tweets

Exhibit 1 is from Michael Mann drawing a connection between climate change and Brexit. That’s right, you guessed it: Brexit was caused by climate change


In reality, ‘climate change’ is a news headline parasite. Whatever issue is making headlines is either a cause of climate change or is caused by it. The rule is far simpler, easily remembered, and probably true.

Exhibit 2 is from Gavin Schmidt drawing a parallel between Brexit supporters and vaccine-averse parents.


Anyone who has a different opinion than Schmidt is an idiot, an anti-vaxxer, ‘racist’ or a Holocaust denier. Even if they constitute >51% of the voting British public.

Exhibit 3 is from James Annan, according to whom the Brexit vote must simply be thrown away.


That’s right. The final outcome of a referendum, with only two possible results as outcomes, happens to be something that needs to be rejected. Why did they even hold the referendum in the first place? 

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  1. Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)

    Isn’t it amazing that these three climateers should be demonstrating such a profound respect for democracy. NOT!

    There is little doubt in my mind, however, that if the outcome had been reversed, they’d be cheering from the rooftops about the glories of democracy! And in no time flat, Cook and Co. – the 97.5 percenter “experts” – would have found a way to inflate the margin;-)

    Perhaps the three climateers have spent far too many years cloistered in the shelter of the IPCC – where their opinions ruled! Maybe they should consider returning to the U.K. where no doubt their sentiments and efforts will be encouraged and appreciated by now former UNEP honcho, Achim Steiner.

    Miracle of miracles, Steiner has secured an appointment as the incoming director of the very well-endowed Oxford Martin School. [h/t dambler who recently refreshed my memory on Steiner’s next sinecure. Not surprisingly, a number of the usual “suspects” constitute the Advisory Board. See: ]

  2. dennisambler

    I expect the idea of the job really Tickelled his fancy…

    These post UN appointments are quite good really, no need for introductions, they know everybody, no need for induction courses, they are familiar with the work in progress, what’s not to like?

    Re Oxford Martin Advisory Board:
    Check also Grantham Institute Advisory Board, where Lord Stern and Lord Rees normally reside,

    And from that Advisory Board we have Dr Sam Fankhauser and Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, both members of the UK Climate Change Committee, charged with driving the Climate Change Act for government.

    You could also visit the Oxford Climate Change Institute,, where a certain Sir Crispin Tickell is a member of the Advisory Board, in addition to the Oxford Martin Board and where Professor Jim Hall is the Director and also a member of the Adaptation sub-committee of the UK Climate Change Committee,

    You could then visit their funding page to find out why they are so worried about Brexit,, and where a certain Dr James Martin, Founder of the Oxford Martin School, is a prominent name.
    Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
    Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
    As the images unwind, like the circles that you find in
    The windmills of your mind!

  3. catweazle666

    Oh dear, are the Watermelons unhappy? Are they wailing and gnashing their teeth while weeping into their skinny lattes? Oh dear, how sad, never mind!

    As Winston S Churchill so famously said, “now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning”.

    Not only have the British frustrated the aims of an entirely undemocratic authoritarian regime effectively based in Berlin for the third time in a century – and for once without a shot being fired or a drop of blood spilt – but we are set fair to cause considerable, possibly irreparable damage to the Globalist agenda of de-industrialising the West in the cause of redistribution of wealth too.

    All in all, not a bad day’s work on the 23rd of June!

  4. man in a barrel

    How remarkable that Annan’s disdain is because it cuts him off from EU research funding. Most of the Remain camp seem to be trying to preserve their vested interests rather than thinking for the good of the country as a whole…#just saying