Well, yes, maybe

A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few months.
Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney” over his suspicion that the deaths of the scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence.
But he insisted the trio could have been murdered and hinted that the oil industry or else sinister government forces might be implicated.
The three scientists he identified – Seymour Laxon and Katherine Giles, both climate change scientists at University College London, and Tim Boyd of the Scottish Association for marine Science – all died within the space of a few months in early 2013.
Professor laxon fell down a flight of stairs at a New year’s Eve party at a house in Essex while Dr Giles died when she was in collision with a lorry when cycling to work in London. Dr Boyd is thought to have been struck by lightning while walking in Scotland.

So someone’s got Thor on the payroll as an assassin then, yes?

28 thoughts on “Well, yes, maybe”

  1. It is somewhat disquieting to remember that it is a standard tactic of the lunatic Left activist to project a behaviour onto those who oppose them before carrying out that behaviour themselves. The Gleik affair springs to mind. I’m wondering if this affair is pre-positioning for some outrageous personal attack upon a noted climate sceptic.

  2. But he insisted the trio could have been murdered and hinted that the oil industry or else sinister government forces might be implicated.

    That would be the same oil industry that routinely loses a candidate’s CV halfway through the interview process, takes 8 months to decide where to locate a fence around one of its facilities, requires a dozen people to book an airline ticket and takes 6 months to process an employee expense claim?

  3. Well, yes, Tim Newman. What do you think they are concentrating on, that makes their company so hapless? Asassination plots! It leaves no time for anything else.

  4. Thor, Smiter of Greeniebollocks

    Well it came up as “autoerotic asphixiation” in the preview.

    Curse you, Worstall! >:-(

  5. Bloke in Costa Rica

    A hallmark of the conspiracy nutter is to ascribe superhuman levels of competence to the putative conspirators. Thus we have the same government that could not process Dylann Roof’s background check in a timely fashion being capable of bringing down two skyscrapers without anyone squealing.

  6. I’m convinced it’s a conspiracy. The trio had discovered that Arctic ice isn’t melting and thus that global warming isn’t happening. If this had become known to the public, the government would have lost their number one excuse to inflict pettifogging rules upon us. Therefore they were killed by the secret service, probably by the same team that got Diana.

  7. I once got halfway through “Assassination for Dummies” and I remember that you can kill someone with a rolled up copy of Playboy, but pushing down stairs and hitting with lorries must have been later, in the advanced section.

    The only manual I know for killing by lightning is The Bible, and anyway, it needs the top operative to execute the mission.

  8. Great photo, Thor. You can’t beat short shorts. The stoat being a man of principle, he presumably walked/swam to Kiwiland.

    At a tangent, in the last year we received a Lib Dem communication in the form of a postcard: the picture side was an image of Stretham beam engine – copyright William Connolley. Given that said engine was part of the great shift to fossil fuels that he so regrets, I wondered what stoatly emotions caused him to snap it.

  9. Global Warmmongers are quite keen on disparaging sceptics who have no degrees in Climate Science. Yet WC describes himself as a “Software engineer” without, as far as I can see, having a degree in Engineering or Computer Science. Still, rules are for the little people.

    Anyway, Professor Wotsisface is bonkers I’d guess; probably not the only loony in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics if my past experience is any guide.

  10. “Yes. I do believe assassins possibly murdered them but I can see that I would be thought of as a looney for believing this.”

    He is absolutely correct. Well, half correct. The second half. He’s half a millimetre from seeing Jews hiding in the bush at the end of the garden. Wait…that bush wasn’t there ten years ago…aargh, it’s a secret service agent!!!

    Also, it’s “loony”. “Looney” is an Anglicised Irish surname, similar to “Rooney” and “Mooney”.

  11. You’re all barking. What you missed with the “Diana Solution” hahaha was the meeting. That was the part where MI5, the CIA. French Security and Mossad cooked up “The Plan.”

    She was going to be travelling in an armoured S Class Mercedes Benz. The western world’s finest were stumped until the Spetsnatz guy at the back piped up “why not try a FIAT Uno”.

    Sighs of relief all round. FIAT Uno, the smallest, lightest car in production in Europe at the time vs. S Class. Briliant.

    Where were we?

  12. Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney”

    Well, Pete …. in the world of self fulfilling prophesy you have run a blinder with this….

    We’ve known all along but been swatted away by dint of your status in one of the most preeminent centers of learning in the world.

    Thanks for clearing up any confusion – best regards UK Taxpayers

  13. Struck by lightning?

    Even the Clintons didn’t come up with that one.

    How does it work cos I can think of lots of people who deserve to be watching fearfully whenever dark clouds gather.

  14. Prof. Wadhams was quite correct to fear being labeled a loony.

    Think about it. What could be more dangerous to the Powers That Be than three obscure climate scientists shoveling shit for the benefit of the Governing and Chattering Classes. Clearly they were about to ignite genuine climate change panic amongst the Vast Majority That Don’t Give A Fuck.

  15. In other news I note that David Cameron has not denied being the mastermind of a paedophile ring of people traffickers of underage prostitutes to Vietnamese nail bars.

  16. @dearieme,

    Supporters of the doctrine need no qualification while the lack of qualification in opponents illustrates their lack of capacity to comment. This has been going on for at least 7,000 years, do try to keep up!

  17. They were about to blow the Whole Gaff. They had to go. Plus, aliens ‘n stuff. Bilderberg, Bush family, um, Zionists I expect.

  18. @Steve Crook: anyone British who uses “snickering” should have his arse kicked.

    Anyway, does the disappearance of the Arctic ice explain today’s miserable weather? It’s a Little Ice Age out there.

  19. So, the hard-headed crooks of Global Warmmongering consider the Cambridge man a sincere loony who might damage their “brand”. Is that one interpretation?

    And still TW claims to believe the whole fraud.

  20. dearieme – anyone British who uses “snickering” should have his arse kicked.

    Agreed. There ought to be a sliding scale of punishments though.

    For example, anyone pronouncing “schedule” as “skedyool” would be put in stocks and pelted with rotten fruit by pearly kings and queens.

    People who express a desire to “touch base” with you should get a shoeing from Penelope Keith.

    And anybody who says “do the math” should be sent to a penal colony on St. Kilda, hopefully to be eaten alive by anthrax-maddened puffins.

    They may be unhappy at these measures, but I could care less.

  21. The trio had discovered that Arctic ice isn’t melting and thus that global warming isn’t happening

    There are notable instances of green loonies wanting to, at best, shut out all alternative argument, and at worst, terminate critics permanently. So I’d consider this a far more plausible explanation.

  22. Struck by lightning?

    A new feature on Karl Rove’s Weather/Earthquake Generator, perhaps.

  23. Anyway, does the disappearance of the Arctic ice explain today’s miserable weather? It’s a Little Ice Age out there.

    Don’t be silly. It’s the hottest year EVAH!

    Or will be, once they ‘adjust’ the temperature records a bit more.

  24. I love this story. So many levels of lunacy.

    “Make it look like an accident.”
    “Consider it done. I’ll wait for him to arrange a walking holiday in the Highlands — bound to happen, right? — stalk him while carrying a load of heavy equipment, and give him such a massive electric shock that everyone will blame lightning. Bwahahahahaha!”
    “Er, why not arrange a car crash?”
    “I hadn’t thought of that.”

    But the best bit is that it is impossible to weaponise lightning without destroying our dependence on fossil fuels. It’s a renewable energy weapon. Developed and deployed by the same people Wadhams claims are thwarting the development and deployment of reneweable energy sources. Genius.

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