Scared Witless: The New Science Site that Gets the Communication Right

Posted: September 7, 2014 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics



In a recent post we broke the news that a heroic band of scientists was finally making Australia look good.

A number of readers questioned whether it actually takes courage to have the courage to admit you’re scared of climate change.

Er, yes. Yes it does. The great medieval leader Edward “Ed” Stark explained this better than any science communicator could:

Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’

‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.

Speaking of historical dramas, my thirteen-year-old thinks he’s getting the 300 box set for his birthday tomorrow. But I reckon he’ll be even more popular with his mates when he opens his actual present: a donation to the Scared Scientists in his name!

(The ScS team, caving in to the demands of ordinary climate mums and dads around the country, have reluctantly…

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  1. p.g.sharrow says:

    I’ve been watching the climate change for 68 years, I’m not afraid!
    It gets cooler, wetter, warmer, dryer then cooler again. Always changing, never the same for long.
    Human CAUSED climate change is the height of hubris, a religion not science. pg

  2. catweazle666 says:

    Splendid – nearly as good as Drillbit Dana Nuttyjelly!

  3. tom0mason says:

    Thanks Rog, a great site and a fine piece of writting.
    My comment on the site included –

    As Charles Dibdin said
    “Then trust me there’s nothing like drinking,
    So pleasant on this side of the grave
    It keeps the unhappy from thinking,
    And makes e’en the valiant more brave.”

    May these brave soul drink much, but not necessarily wisely.”

  4. ren says:

    Iceland still threatens eruption under the ice. The strongest jolt yesterday 5.4 under a glacier.

  5. Graeme No.3 says:


    I am not sure what the valiant eight have been drinking, but they’ve surely had enough.

  6. Richard111 says:

    There is a lot of ash falling out of that cloud. What is happening to the smaller stuff?
    Where is it going? Not heard any reports yet. As usual.

  7. wildeco2014 says:

    Anyone who thinks ‘Game of Thrones’ is a historical drama is unreliable as to anything else.

    It is a fantasy drama with some stylistic elements similar to Mediaeval times.

    That just shows how easily alarmists confuse fantasy and reality.

    I posted this at Climate Nuremberg a few minutes ago and wonder whether it will appear.

  8. tallbloke says:

    Ah, it seems Stephen’s irony meter is on the blink. 🙂

  9. wildeco2014 says:

    I can see that you are being ironic, Rog, but the site itself seems to be serious, doesn’t it?

  10. wildeco2014 says:

    Ok, I’ve found this:

    “Please put yourself in ClimateNuremberg’s shoes. We’ve invested literally uncountable amounts of keystrokes and science into making a climate parody resource, ”

    Point taken 🙂

  11. ren says:

    In cloud been found a large amount of sulfur dioxide.

  12. ren says:

    It’s next five under a glacier.

  13. ren says:

    Meanwhile, in Alberta, Canada snowstorm.

  14. ren says:

    Such a system pressure will cause heavy snowfall in the region of the Great Lakes and the Rocky Mountains.,46.52,1272
    Cause of is stuck in the stratosphere. Circulation at an altitude of about 17 km.,84.99,420

  15. ren says:

    The most interesting will be the difference temperature in the USA. It is worth click on the map.,46.52,839

  16. DD More says:

    Would the vortex showing up in this photo have been clearer back when CO2 was under 350 ppm?

  17. ren says:

    Current increase in solar activity will cause accelerate the jet stream.,88.22,318
    This will affect the fixation pattern of the polar vortex.

  18. hunter says:

    Excellent. Climate hypesters deserve parody. And a truth commission.

  19. ren says:

    The heavy days in the central Europe. They threaten floods and numerous storms.,53.07,1677