Climate Karaoke – 2

UPDATE.
Well as predicted the video animation is no longer on public view, due to (ahem) reasons of taste…
However if you want to see stills and an ‘explanation/description’ of the ‘joke’ read on….!


It was a relaxed Sunday afternoon that, prompted by a post by Sou on HotWopper , I actually peered at the Peer’s peer reviewed  paper. The phrase ‘irreducibly simple‘ is there in the main title, something I had not realised before… I was reminded of the problems the Intelligent design crowd get into with (ir)reducibly complex systems!

So having a delight in the nuance of meaning available in the English language with subtle changes in word order, it was a small step to re-write “irreducibly simple” as ‘simply irreducible‘. and wonder if they meant the same thing? But then it stirred a memory of the Robert Palmer song Simply Irresistible in which he is surrounded by beautiful sexy models…

Checking the lyrics the next day revealed that it was a good fit. Very little required change to alter the target of the song.
SHE, HER, LOVE and WOMAN were replaced with HEAT, IT’S and WARMING. I think the only other words changed were missible for kissable and unbelievable for indivisible… but that was probably unnecessary…-grin-
And so the ‘joke’ was born.

Monckton as Palmer posing behind a microphone with ‘models’ dancing in the background. Simply Irresistable – or – Irreducibly simple models… By Monday evening the rather tedious matching of lyrics to song – the karaoke style little green bouncing ball – was done up to the first chorus. The simplest pictures of models were in place, and all but the one at the back dancing out of time… and Monckton and the global temperature rise were all roughly animated. So up it went! MONCKTONkaraoke_2b


Here is a still from the original animation from towards the end of the first chorus, (I never animated further) with the ‘models’ getting squashed into the corner as the actual global temperature record rises beneath them…MONCKTONkaraoke_4
So that is how a vague connection gets made into a little animation poking fun at one of the more exotic inhabitants of the climate science-political ecology and his recent peer-reviewed paper on an irreducibly simple model. Which doesn’t seem to allow for the warming that has already been measured. It is dumb little joke, okay for a one-day chuckle and a week of exposure, but not substantive enough to persist in plain view for longer.                                                                                      Its a niche field, the background context is not widely shared. (GRIN)

Here is the original Robert Palmer video for you to try the new words too…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGw_cOgwa8&w=420&h=315

Heat is not permissible?
It compromise my principle, yeah, yeah
That kind of heat is mythical
It’s anything but typical

Heats a craze you’d endorse, It’s a powerful force
You’re obliged to confirm when there’s no other cause
It used to look good to me, but now I find heat

Simply irreducible
Simply irreducible

The warming is so powerful, huh!
It’s simply unavoidable
The trend is irreversible
The warming is invincible

It’s a natural law and heat leaves me in awe
Heat deserves the applause, I surrender because
It used to look good to me, but now I find heat

Simply irreducible
Simply irreducible

Simply irreducible heats so high, there’s no tellin’ where the money went
Simply irreducible heats all mine, there’s no other way to go

Heats unavoidable, I’m backed against the wall
It gives me feelings like I never felt before
I’m breaking promises, heats breaking every law
It used to look good to me, but now I find heat

Simply irreducible heats so high, there’s no tellin’ where the money went
Simply irreducible heats all mine, there’s no other way to go

My methods are inscrutable
The proof is irrefutable, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Heat’s so completely missable, huh
Our lies are unbelievable

Heats a craze you’d endorse, It’s a powerful force
You’re obliged to confirm when there’s no other cause
It used to look good to me, but now I find heat

Simply irreducible
Simply irreducible

Simply irreducible heats so high, there’s no tellin’ where the money went
Simply irreducible heats all mine, there’s no other way to go

Simply irreducible

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