The Arctic Sea Ice Bucket Challenge

September 18, 2014

Ok, I’m a little slow getting this together, but it seems to be getting some traction.
So I get this email from Jason Box, basically throwing down a gauntlet and challenging my all-around manliness if I don’t follow his example in doing something stupid.

Well, that wouldn’t be the first time. Ok, I’ll bite.

Jason challenged me, as well as Dana Nuccitelli of the Guardian and John Cook of Skeptical Science to dump icy water on our heads – while mumbling some weak Euro-trash excuse about why he doesn’t actually have any ice in his bucket.

I’ve been pretty busy, but managed finally to put a response together, and here it is.

So, while I’ve been putting this together, Dana responded smartly, a few days ago, himself challenging Mike Mann, Katharine Hayhoe, and Kevin Cowtan to take up the bucket.

John Cook is still MIA, citing his being in England, where its much too cold for an Aussie to engage in chilly activities. I think he’ll come around.

 

And now we have a response to Dana from Scientist Kevin Cowtan – below

and finally, the original instigator, Andy Lee Robinson, here.

as well as his famous Arctic Death Spiral Graph.

 

Donations welcome at:

 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge site

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Dark Snow Project

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12 Responses to “The Arctic Sea Ice Bucket Challenge”


  1. […] Peter Sinclair: Jason challenged me, as well as Dana Nuccitelli of the Guardian and John Cook of Skeptical Science to dump icy water on our heads – while mumbling some weak Euro-trash excuse about why he doesn’t actually have any ice in his bucket. […]


  2. […] Peter Sinclair: Jason challenged me, as well as Dana Nuccitelli of the Guardian and John Cook of Skeptical Science to dump icy water on our heads – while mumbling some weak Euro-trash excuse about why he doesn’t actually have any ice in his bucket. […]


  3. Andy Robinsons t shirt lends new meaning to the phrase, ” if the truth hurts.. wear it on your chest.”
    Ice bucket challenges are all the rage these days. Kinda fun, if not a little chilly.

  4. Andy Lee Robinson Says:

    Well done Peter, that was really cool!


  5. I think the ice bucket thing is overdone and we should change it up a bit.

    Because it is artic ice you should freeze all the water in a very thin baking pain. Take the very thin sheet of ice and break over your head (while recording). This is a better representation of what is happening in the arctic.

    Call it the Artic Sea Ice challenge! Just kick the bucket completely.

    You should also challenge Watts and company but they should freeze all the water in the full bucket first!

  6. mspelto Says:

    I met the physical part of your challenge here, and addressed the more important support part as well.


  7. […] Peter Sinclair, sternly, of “This is not Cool”, for the Yale Forum on Climate Change… donates to ALS, the Dark Snow Project and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Challenges: Everyone! Plus, Jeff Masters, Rob Honeycutt and Mauri Pelto […]


  8. […] Peter Sinclair, sternly, of “This is not Cool”, for the Yale Forum on Climate Change… […]


  9. […] Director Prof Rich Pancost has been nominated by fellow colleague Prof Steve Lewandowsky to do the Arctic Sea Ice Bucket challenge to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on Arctic sea ice and to help raise funds for […]


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