ACM’s Bah Humbug Awards 2013

Inaugural 2013 Awards

Inaugural 2013 Awards

“Deck the halls with howls of folly, fa la la la la laa, la la la laa!”

There’s no better way to get the hysteria across than attacking Christmas, so the first two inaugural ACM Bah Humbug Awards go to…

Sarah Zielinsky – Smithsonian Blogs – for her piece entitled: “Six Ways Climate Change Is Waging War on Christmas

Sarah channels the spirit of Scrooge by explaining how all our favourite elements of Christmas are slowly being destroyed by “global warming” – reindeer, white Christmas, hot cocoa, maple syrup, Christmas trees and, of course, Santa’s home at the North Pole:

If Santa really lived at the North Pole, he would have drowned long ago. But any fantasies we have about him making a home on floating sea ice will surely die within the century. The extent of summer sea ice in the Arctic has been shrinking, and it could be gone entirely within decades. The U.S. Navy predicts an ice-free summer Arctic as early as 2016.

“We really are heading towards an ice-free Arctic in the summer,” Andreas Münchow, an Arctic scientist at the University of Delaware, told the Guardian. “It just takes a freak event eventually, in the next five or 10 or even 20 years…. The long-term trend is that the ice is disappearing in the summer in the Arctic.”

Unfortunately, she carefully avoids the fact that Al Gore predicted the end of Arctic ice by, er, 2013.

Greenpeace UK and Jim Carter for “An Urgent Message from Santa”

I am sure the character Jim Carter plays in Downton Abbey, Charlie Carson the butler, wouldn’t have any time for environmental hippies, for as he says in Series 3, Episode 8:

“I’ve never been called a liberal in my life and I don’t intend to start now.” (source)

Please send your suggestions via the comments for further worthy recipients.


  1. The thing is that the AGW/Climate Crowd have lost the argument and they know it, all they have left is scaring children and Old Persons, there they are sitting at home in dark and lonely rooms using Photoshop to make fake photos of the Great Barrier Reef, how sad it must be for these fools to finally realize that the wheels have fallen off their wagon so it is now going nowhere.

  2. Another worthy recipient would be Leah Zerbe from Rodale. News website.

    8 Ways Climate Change Is Wrecking Christmas
    “Santa and his polar bear neighbors in the North Pole aren’t the only ones dealing with the consequences of climate change. Scientists are starting to figure out how greenhouse-gas emissions are beginning to threaten some of the things Americans love the most—including holiday traditions:
    #1: Your Holiday Ham … #2: Christmas Trees … #3: Your Favorite Gift … #4: Holiday Cookies … #5: California Wine … #6: Oysters … #6: Your Holiday Candy … #7: Your Morning Cup o’ Joe.”

    I don’t recommend you read any of it … its mind-numbing, head-banging crap!

  3. luisadownunder says:

    No snow in the Arctic in Summer!!!

    About bloody time!

    It’s only taken 20-odd THOUSAND YEARS!!

  4. thingadonta says:

    Here is a few howlers.

    -The lack of climate refugees claimed by the UN’s environment arm to be ~20 million by now.?

    -The IPCC claiming C02 residence time of 100-200 years, when most papers suggest around 1/10 of this, and Flannery of course, ever the extremist, claiming 1000s of years.

    -50% of the GBR has now disappeared, (or 11 or 19 or whatever) according to researchers at a conference last year.

    -Hansen’s water over the road in New York by now.

    -Arctic Ice all gone by now according to Gore

    -Green groups claiming there is ‘no coal in the Gunnedah Basin’ (pers.comm.). Well, when you don’t want it, what better way than to just claim that it isn’t there, and close your eyes-magic! (actually it’s still there).


  5. Using the children’s fantasy of Christmas as an analogy for Climate Change is what’s known as a ‘Freudian Slip’.

    For irony, it’s up there with Pachauri’s “voodoo science”!

  6. Australia prepares for major cli fi novel by Australian novelist in 2017 –

  7. I don’t know why people think Santa lives at the North Pole. He lives in the North of Finland. I’ve been there.

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