The Global Warming Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20th, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

ice-bucket-challengeThis ALS ice bucket challenge thing seems to be very successful in raising money for ALS research.

Or is it raising awareness? Iím not sure. Maybe both.

I think itís now time to raise awareness of global warming. After all, if we didnít tell people about it, they would never know, right? We would instead have to actually experience global warming ourselves, rather than measure alleged temperature changes of tenths of a degree over a period of 50 years.

So, you have two choices. Either (1) pour a bucket of ice water over your head, which will require the wasting of the extra energy needed to freeze the water thereby making global warming even worse, or (2) donate $100 to Greenpeace to help make sure millions of poor people canít avoid blindness or death by having access to Golden Rice.

Oh, wait. Maybe thatís not such a good ideaÖ

How about donate $100 to your favorite mainstream media outlet, since they are having so much trouble convincing the public that Al Gore was right about Manbearpig after all?

Or donate the $100 to Al Gore directly, since he is allegedly being cheated out of millions of dollars of Big Oil money from his sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera. Poor guy. ūüôĀ

So, show everyone you care about global warming! Dump some ice water on your head!

(But don’t use any from the Arctic Ocean! There’s almost none left there anyway!)

Humanity is depending on you!

15 Responses to “The Global Warming Ice Bucket Challenge”

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  1. Jim Curtis says:

    He-he. Is the sarcasm to let off steam?

  2. Norman says:

    Now I know what the “ice bucket challenge” is as well as manbearpig. Also how information is so twistable (reading about the two views on Golden Rice).

    I do like your clever humor to point out absurdity. Makes for a less dismal day in this human jungle of emotioanl excess.

  3. Pathway says:

    All that really matters is that you care, so you can feel better about yourself. Showing that you care always beats accomplishing something that benefits mankind.

  4. Norman says:


    I think you describe what the major flaw in liberal thinking is. Helping people definately is God’s will for us and all should do their part (if able). I talk with liberal relatives. They are all for Government helping the immigrant children (which is a good thing in theory) but they get angry when you tell them that they should take them into their houses, feed, shelter and educate them. As long as they have no investment (money or time) they favor Government helping. It makes them feel good.

    Pouring ice over the head for climate change might be the funniest ideas yet!

    • rah says:

      “They are all for Government helping the immigrant children”

      Unless your Cuban and your father is a close friend of Castro. Ala Elian Gonsalez.

  5. Bob says:

    Maybe the solution is to convince the Global Warmists to take up a dry ice challenge — dump frozen CO2 over their head!

  6. Well, I’m a lukewarmer, so my water bucket will contain water at about 40C.

    I call it the “tepid” challenge.

  7. Jerry L Krause says:

    Hi Professor Spenser,

    This comment has nothing to do with The Global Warming Ice Bucket Challenge. But it seems we might have some unfinished business. Relative to my comments of 8/13/14 at 6:17 PM you responded: “yes, the dewpoint temperature is always below the temperature. Not sure what you are claiming that proves, Jerry.” The same day I did attempt to clarify what that proves. I had hoped you might give me your idea of what an accurate definition of the greenhouse effect might be, since I considered the lack of such might be a problem.

    Yes, I have entered the discussion on your website to feel good. For I can now say I tried and I am now trying again. To do what? To bring some clarity to the controversial topic, the greenhouse effect, by focusing on indisputable observations and their possible associated consequence, which you say you do not see. I hope you will see that this possibility is worthy of a little more of your time.


    • Francisco says:

      Jerry, it is spelled SpenCer.

      I read your comments and posts; I was speechless (meaning I can’t think of a reply since there is no meat on your subject).

      Unsure what you expected as a reply when you also claim “indisputable” followed by “possible associated”.

      Dr. SpenCer might have been rendered speechless too (or if he was drinking coffee at the moment, he might have snorted and had to spend time cleaning his keyboard).

      Just saying that I had a really hard time trying to follow your thinking, really hard time (maybe because I am ESL)

  8. Darren says:

    Apparently we get to add Atlantic Ocean Only heating to the list of Global Warming Hiatus Fudge Factors:

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