February 29th Special Humour.

by Kathryn Drake
with a little help from W. S. Gilbert

I am the very model of a modern climatologist

I’m partly statistician, partly paleo-phrenologist

I’ve temperature readings from thermometers coniferous

My data are the same (or not, well, maybe) as Keith Briffa has

I bought them from a bloke who brought them hotfoot from Siberia

And mixed them with some algae from the mud in Lake Superior.

When counting different isotopes I’m really in my element

And sucking up to journalists from Guardian Environment

I know what makes the tree rings from Siberia to the Rockies tick

And I can make spaghetti and transform it to a hockeystick.

My data’s got dark matter that would shatter a cosmologist

I am the very model of a modern climatologist

Enjoy and thank you.    Kathryn Drake, Papillion, NE 68046 

H/t Tom Sheahen