10:10 exploding skeptical children video “disappears”

Well, well, somebody came to their senses. About two hours ago, around 6:30AM PST, 10:10 took down their disgusting video showing school children were skeptical of carbon reduction suggestions from their teacher, get blown up in a gory bloodbath that covered other students with gore. It was first covered at WUWT here:

O…M…G – Video explodes skeptical kids in bloodbath

The is what the “No Pressure”website at http://www.1010global.org/no-pressure says now:

The movie title is rather ironic now, isn’t it? Surely, they felt some pressure. Here’s what happens when you visit the clip on YouTube.

The preview thumbnail is still there:

But when you press play you get this:

The URL for the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UHN3zHoYA0

Directs you to the main page of YouTube now, so you can’t view the hundreds (perhaps thousands by this morning) of angry comments left about the video.

Even the “behind the scenes” making of the movie has been disappeared.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeMi8Bxw6lI

There’s nothing on their main website and nothing on their Twitter feed about the removals. They seem more than a bit embarrassed, and rightly so.

Richard North of the EUReferendum has a nice summary, complete with screencaps here

Finally, here’s my badge of honor, courtesy of “Hot Topic”, the major pro AGW site in New Zealand:

http://hot-topic.co.nz/no-pressure-1010-on-the-button

Yes, it was “obviously effective”….at making you all look like hateful fools.

Thanks for noticing!

But, the video continues to go viral, it’s been copied and is spreading across the Internet now, and there’s nothing they can do about it now. The rat is out of the bag.

UPDATE:

The 500+ comments for the original video are still visible here:

http://www.youtube.com/comment_servlet?all_comments=1&v=3UHN3zHoYA0

And, dozens of copies are now appearing in various places all over the net. Have a look in comments below for the links of your choice.

James Delingpole has some commentary.

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138 Responses to 10:10 exploding skeptical children video “disappears”

  1. PaulH says:

    It looks like they are erasing things from recent history in much the same fashion as they erased the medieval warm period. ;->

  2. AdderW says:

    If you “need” it, I have it.

  3. Xi Chin says:

    Wonder if anyone made a copy?

    REPLY: oh, scads, to be sure. I’ve already had about a dozen solicitations. It keeps showing up on YouTube now under various names – Anthony

  4. barbarausa says:

    Excellent of you and others to keep this visible.

    Thank you for the work that you do, on so many fronts.

  5. latitude says:

    So Anthony finds it vile.

    That is meant as some sort of lame slam.

    Nevermind the thousands of other people that find it vile………

    Now where did this ignorant, racist, bigoted, redneck leave his gun and bible……

  6. harold says:

    If you are late to the show (like me) you can see it here:

  7. wobble says:

    How did they not realize that this video would backfire?

  8. John from CA says:

    power of the web : )

    Note: you need to proof the article for typos.

  9. Eddie says:

    downloaded my copy from youtube via Vidoe Downloadhelper plugin for Firefox

  10. Douglas DC says:

    “the rat is out of the bag.” Being a fan of “Ratatouille” I love it….
    May these rats infest the internet- and I have helped where I can…

  11. Severian says:

    With the Internet and caching, it’s getting awfully hard for INGSOC to shove things down the memory hole isn’t it?

  12. Fred says:

    here’s a reality check for 10/10.

    “UK renewable energy production falls for second time in 2010″

    http://tinyurl.com/3ylfyny

    and the UK taxpayers are only donating billions in subsidies to the “renewable” industry.

    They can advertise, in apparent desperation, all they want. 10/10 is beyond a bad Monty Python sketch.

    Lancez les vaches !

  13. Enneagram says:

    get blown up in a gory bloodbath that covered other students with gore SIC
    He?: Coincidence or cabalistic?, this shows an “esoteric” relation :-)

  14. Leo Norekens says:

    I have a copy on my disk, curisously entitled “O…M…G… – Video explodes skeptical kids in bloodbath”
    :-)

  15. DDS says:

    UPDATE:

    Anthony, I sent an email to Tottenham last night just before 1am GMT and got a reply almost straight away from one of their Directors stating that it was the first time they had seen the clip, 10:10 had released it without having shown Tottenham.

    They said that they would be discussing it with 10:10 first thing in the morning and showing them my email.

    In anticipation of this, I have a copy of the original however it makes the club look so bad, and it is otherwise run so well, I don’t plan on releasing it.

  16. AdderW says:

    It is kind of proudly presented (text only) on their wikipedia site.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10:10

    “No Pressure”

    On Friday October 1, 2010, 10:10 released a short film in which people, including schoolchildren, are graphically blown to pieces for not taking action on climate change.[40] Written by Richard Curtis and Franny Armstrong, directed by Dougal Wilson, and featuring celebrities Gillian Anderson, David Ginola, Peter Crouch and Radiohead, the film has been described as ‘attention-grabbing’ and ‘pretty edgy’[41] It aimed to challenge the “no pressure” attitude towards climate change mitigation, since 10:10 believed there were only four years left in which to stabilise carbon dioxide emissions.[42]

    Later on the day it was released, 10:10 removed the film from their website and YouTube following public disgust and outrage.[43]

    “Doing nothing about climate change is still a fairly common affliction, even in this day and age. What to do with those people, who are together threatening everybody’s existence on this planet? Clearly we don’t really think they should be blown up, that’s just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?” [...] “We ‘killed’ five people to make No Pressure – a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change”
    —Franny Armstrong, founder of 10:10

  17. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:

    Anthony, for all we know, this may be “the shot heard ’round the world”!

    The falling polar-bear commercial was bad for its imagery (and mocking the jumpers of the World Trade Towers), but this will resonate with parents and grandparents everywhere!!

    Who do these people think they are? A day of reckoning may be coming, this video could be as significant as Climategate in moving people’s opinions. If they removed it, they know that they have gone too far.

  18. hunter says:

    Too late, baby.
    People know nasty psychos when they see them.
    And seeing what 10:10 really thinks shows exactly that.
    http://www.break.com/usercontent/2010/10/1/crazy-offensive-10-10-global-warming-video-1925116
    This video needs to be completely viral, and everyone needs to see what AGW extremists really think and really want to do.

  19. Jordan says:

    GOOD!

    And good for WUWT – it shows how you and other sites are influential.

    I posted under the YT video to say that it displayed the same psychology as terrorism, and that the victims of atrocities in Omagh and Dunblane would not be able to see the funny side of the blood spattered scenes.

  20. Alec Rawls says:

    Another re-upload:

  21. Dave says:

    The whole thing is disgusting. It incites and condones violence against skeptics.

    Gives a whole new meaning to Gore. So that’s where Al got his name.

  22. Jimash says:

    Even the disappearance of the offensive video smacks of 1984esque totalitarianism.

  23. Latimer Alder says:

    Amusing commentaries on this at Delingpole’s blog. The British sense of humour involves a lot more personal banter and punning than is usual in North America. There are no sacred cows, and few take ‘political correctness’ as anything other than a pomposity to be deflated. Be warned, but enjoy.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100056586/eco-fascism-jumps-the-shark-massive-epic-fail/#dsq-content

  24. DaveF says:

    Delingpole’s site gives email addresses for the commercial sponsors of 10:10, Sony and 02. It can’t hurt to drop them a line.

  25. Sean Peake says:

    Love the comments on YouTube. Definite FAIL for 10:10 and the eco-idiots who worked on it.

  26. John Whitman says:

    It is like case of Stockholm syndrome in reverse. Does the ideological 10:10 environmentalist group consist of voluntary captives listening to their own PR inside an echo chamber where no incorrect ideas can penetrate (or you get “blown” up)? So, are they are out of touch with the mores of the actual world of normal modern civilization? If so, then we can see why they showed self-defeating judgment in producing / showing the No Pressure video.

    They look totally clueless outside their own groupthink.

    A little humor: What is next? It would be humorous if they claim an illegal hack into their computer system obtained the video illegally . . . imagine if they say it is private info and is just work in progress . . . . . ha ha . . . nothing to see here . . . . move on. Hey, they might say it was just a joke . . . . all you critical skeptic and critical AGWsupportes have no humor? Right?

    Come on 10:10 leadership, looking for some really good eco-spin ASAP. I gotta go get some popcorn and some scotch before your upcoming eco-spinning fantasia begins. Give me 10 miuntes.

    John

  27. stfu says:

    don’t worry, all 501 comments on original youtube video are still available here for entertainment..

    http://www.youtube.com/comment_servlet?all_comments=1&v=3UHN3zHoYA0

  28. Curiousgeorge says:

    No doubt our “Friends” in the mid-east and elsewhere have copies by now, and are using it as a training film.

  29. kim says:

    It scares the Hell out of me that no one during the long production of this piece could see the catastrophe in the making that it was. Lucy Skywalker names it: ‘Florid Psychosis’.
    ===============

  30. I hope this makes people wake up to how sick, vile and evil the AGW movement has become. I saw on the Guardian newspaper website that many commentators thought this was just fine, even very funny. When people can laugh at massacring people who have a different opinion or lifestyle then it is a short step to have them commit the atrocities themselves. And people wonder how man can be so evil as to commit wholesale genocide. Just look at the evil, and the delicious pleasure this 10:10 organization has in funding and promoting this.

    They’ve lost the argument. This is what they are reduced to. Base evil.

  31. ClimateScam says:

    Here it is :) Enjoy!

  32. DJ Meredith says:

    What really troubles me is the veiled threat of violence, Taliban style.
    Couple with the religious fervor, it’s downright scary.

    What can we expect Hansen to do next?

  33. P Gosselin says:

    A lot of indignation over a cheap B horror flick. Overreacting looks radical too.
    Nobody should think they own the moral high road.
    I’m a little perturbed that people have seized on it to score moral points. That also looks bad. It’s just a poor-taste flick with dark humour that stepped out of bounds, and nothing more. No bloody murder was actually committed here.

    I suppose one could read into it that they’re calling for bloody murder…jihad! Seems like a stretch to me.

  34. Patrick Davis says:

    Thank Gore for the Interwebby!!

  35. Ham says:

    The 1010 website is not responding for me. Either it’s overloaded, removed, or currently hit by some sort of cyberattack.

  36. Kojiro Vance says:

    Dellingpole has it now at:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100056586/eco-fascism-jumps-the-shark-massive-epic-fail/

    Very unfunny, if that was what was intended.

  37. Taphonomic says:

    wobble says: “How did they not realize that this video would backfire?”

    Fairly simple. THEY know what is right. THEY know what is best for people. The ends justify the means. THEY have no shame.

    However, people are not as stupid as THEY think people are.

    It would be interesting if the “carbon footprint” of all contributors to this travesty would be divulged. If the “carbon footprint” of these participants is greater than that of the average inhabitant of the planet earth, THEY should explain why THEY haven’t blown themselves up

  38. Jeremy says:

    So… They demonstrate free human beings being liquified because of their opinion, and this isn’t vile?

    It seems we’re truly seeing a new facism take over the world. I have no other explanation for humans who cannot see that video for what it is, blatant bigoted propaganda.

  39. Annei says:

    It’s unbelievably sick. It also smacks of the coercion I believe we’ll be subjected to by a ‘world government’.

    After more years than many people I have spent trying to do the right thing by not being wasteful and polluting, I now feel like going out and really indulging. Time to increase the plant food in our atmosphere, so that we don’t all starve!

  40. Annei says:

    Actually, I really felt the shades of communism and nazism were abroad in that utterly sickening piece.

  41. Grey Lensman says:

    Is nobody going to challenge this statement

    Quote

    We ‘killed’ five people to make No Pressure – a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change”
    —Franny Armstrong, founder of 10:10 ”

    Unquote

    More fear mongering and so misleading. I understand that it is quite possible that climate change has killed billions of people starting with the Toba event 75,000 years ago that nearly bought mankind to extinction. Were they driving SUVs? No, but climate always changes, always has and had dramatic effects.

    Nor only are these kind of statements stupid, they are very dangerous.

  42. Barry Woods says:

    It should stay here for a while.. (video here)
    http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2010/10/enemys-true-face.html

    North will not let this one go…..

    What a Friends of the Earth Board Member thought (Guardian comments)

    An UPSET Friends of the Earth -BOARD MEMBER

    From the Guardian comments (I’ve put some asterisks in….)
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/30/10-10-no-pressure-film?showallcomments=true#end-of-comments

    JohnHalladay
    1 October 2010 1:33AM

    “Actually, I have to say something stronger,
    this film is ****ing ridiculous.
    I am a local Greenpeace coordinator, and a Board member of Friends of the Earth and I just can’t believe that you have produced a film that is so ****ing stupid.
    There, I’ve sworn on the Guardian.
    Jesus, where is your common sense. We’re trying to win hearts and minds.
    This is just ludicrous.”

    Presumably this is John….. And I salute him!!!!!

    http://www.foe.co.uk/what_we_do/about_us/board/board_members.html

    John Halladay
    Friends of the Earth Trust and Limited Elected Board member for South Central
    Member of: Engagement Committee
    Elected: 2008
    Due for re-election: 2011
    John’s particular interests in the environmental field include recycling, the concept of individual carbon allowances and the effect of increasing world population on the environment. He works as a Human Resources consultant greening the employment practices in UK companies and is also the joint co-ordinator of Bracknell & District Friends of the Earth.

    http://www.frexx.de/sburns.jpg

  43. timheyes says:

    The guardian have taken the story down from their website. I hope someone got a screen cap.

  44. PaulH says:

    I’m not sure these 10:10 people are simply winging it. In my opinion, they knew exactly what they were doing when they created such an outrageous yet slickly professional video. They must have know that the reaction would be swift, and that the video need only be hosted on their site for 24 hours before it would go viral. Now it’s gone from their own site, but it’s on YouTube and many similar video hosting services, with the usual “you won’t believe this” headlines and comments.

    Their message is out, and people are talking about it. And I’m sure they are basking in the glow of “any publicity is good publicity” right about now.

  45. P Gosselin says:

    “…incites and condones violence against skeptics”
    “…1984esque totalitarianism”
    “…mid-east and elsewhere have copies by now, and are using it as a training film.”

    Hello!
    LOL! Have any of you ever watched the games your kids play on the PC? Are you aware of the movies they watch. You’all from the Victorian Age or what?
    Wake the hell up! This little 10:10 thingee here is rated PG compare to the crap out there kids play with daily.

  46. Tim S. says:

    I believe in global warming/climate change/global climate disruption now because I don’t want to explode.

  47. Eric says:

    I think it’s projection. Warmers have been let down so many times: Arctic ice still there, Manhattan and other islands still above water, Britain completely covered in snow, cold summer on the Pacific coast, millions of people not being vaporized. It’s all very disappointing.

    The reason so many cons succeed is that the victims are embarrassed to admit to having been conned. It’s just human nature. In this case, warmers can’t blow up the con men without blowing up all the ego they invested in global warming, so they project their shame and embarrassment on the people who didn’t fall for it.

    I just hope things don’t get worse. Apparently, 10:10 refers to 10 October 2010, on which date there was supposed to be some sort of deadline or event? Now this video that promotes small-scale terrorism. Very disturbing.

  48. stfu says:

    I think, to paraphrase a headline from the past (then referring to GW Bush), that this video is ‘Fake, but Accurate’.
    Fake in the special-fx sense.. and indeed, no real school children were harmed in its production.
    But accurate in the sense that it rather reveals the deep fantasy wishes of the eco-movement against fellow man who doesn’t buy into the scam.

  49. TomRude says:

    P. Gosselin perhaps you need your own kids featured there to get it…

  50. Jimash says:

    “Hello!
    LOL! Have any of you ever watched the games your kids play on the PC? Are you aware of the movies they watch. You’all from the Victorian Age or what?
    Wake the hell up! This little 10:10 thingee here is rated PG compare to the crap out there kids play with daily.”

    You miss the point by a mile. Maybe two miles.

  51. Gareth Evans says:

    hello@1010uk.org

    Register your disgust at the source.

  52. Paul Deacon, Christchurch, New Zealand says:

    I guess only 3 of WUWT’s readers have ever watched a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

    REPLY: So, tell me Paul, when did CGI quality gore ever enter the cartoon? When did either Tom or Jerry start killing other people that simply disagreed with them?

    You are confusing slapstick with sophistry. How sad for you that your views have so blinded you to this disgusting farce that it is. – Anthony Watts

  53. John Whitman says:

    P Gosselin says:
    October 1, 2010 at 9:38 am

    A lot of indignation over a cheap B horror flick. Overreacting looks radical too.
    Nobody should think they own the moral high road.

    I’m a little perturbed that people have seized on it to score moral points. That also looks bad. It’s just a poor-taste flick with dark humour that stepped out of bounds, and nothing more. No bloody murder was actually committed here.

    I suppose one could read into it that they’re calling for bloody murder…jihad! Seems like a stretch to me.

    ————-

    P Gosselin,

    I understand and respect your call to moderate the moral tone. We should have balance. Thanks.

    But, the video does show a moral condemnation by 10:10 leaders /supporters. They are morally condemning the independent thinkers in a modern civilized world.

    Exposing the mores of 10:10 leaders/ supporters to those of us holding the mores of the modern civilized world is mandatory. The time is here. This is a battle of fundamental ideas, always has been and always will be. It is a great and fun battle.

    John

  54. Douglas DC says:

    Child Murder is not funny. I am for open debate and dialog. I have lost a Child.
    Because of a Pedophile. The fact that the SOB was killed by a tree he was falling
    gives me no comfort. The fact that 10/10’s video blew up in their own faces doesn’t give me comfort either. I will do everything to make sure this is out there.

    “For tis the sport to have the enginer Hoist with his owne petar”
    Willam Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”
    Rest assured I will not give up…

  55. Elftone says:

    Oh, come *on* folks… it does not incite violence, it does not suggest that the vast majority of those who subscribe to the AGW hypothesis would want this. It’s just another in a long, long line of attempts to shock people with a certain set of views into line. It does two things well: it proves that they keep misjudging peoples’ reactions (or maybe it doesn’t – maybe the attempt was to provoke just the reaction it has), and that the morally superior will try anything they damn’ well please.

    Or maybe it’s a way of judging the opposition? And the placatory, “oh, it’s just humour” popping up all over the place feels a little too “planned” for me.

    By the way, worrying about the fact that people like Richard Curtis are involved is like giving a sh*t about what James Cameron says. They’re film makers (and I happen to enjoy Richard Curtis’s films), not experts… they’re simply people with an opinion.

    But be very afraid that Sony may be involved.

  56. Andrew P. says:

    one for an UPDATE – this statement had just appeared on the 10:10 site:


    Sorry.

    Today we put up a mini-movie about 10:10 and climate change called ‘No Pressure’.

    With climate change becoming increasingly threatening, and decreasingly talked about in the media, we wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back into the headlines whilst making people laugh. We were therefore delighted when Britain’s leading comedy writer, Richard Curtis – writer of Blackadder, Four Weddings, Notting Hill and many others – agreed to write a short film for the 10:10 campaign. Many people found the resulting film extremely funny, but unfortunately some didn’t and we sincerely apologise to anybody we have offended.

    As a result of these concerns we’ve taken it off our website.

    We’d like to thank the 50+ film professionals and 40+ actors and extras and who gave their time and equipment to the film for free. We greatly value your contributions and the tremendous enthusiasm and professionalism you brought to the project.

    At 10:10 we’re all about trying new and creative ways of getting people to take action on climate change. Unfortunately in this instance we missed the mark. Oh well, we live and learn.

    Onwards and upwards,

    Eugenie, Franny, Daniel, Lizzie and the whole 10:10 team

  57. TomRude says:

    In the end, although any publicity is publicity, they are showing that under the disguise of no pressure, casual talk, eco activists are indeed not giving you any choice but to comply or else.
    It is brilliant since no skeptics would have dared expose these people for what they are in such graphic way without a huge worldwide media campaign against them. The eco-totalitarists did it themselves: thanks 10:10 for saying it, showing it so well that yes, YOU are totalitarians!

  58. Patrick Davis says:

    “Grey Lensman says:
    October 1, 2010 at 9:46 am

    More fear mongering and so misleading. I understand that it is quite possible that climate change has killed billions of people starting with the Toba event 75,000 years ago that nearly bought mankind to extinction.”

    Billions? A billion is a big increase from a million, even over time from 75k years ago, and humans have not been able to sustain “billions” in population much before the industrtial revolution (Meaning the discovery of cheap energy – Coal). Mate, influenza killed more people in the years after 1918 than the ~22million who died in the war to end all wars.

  59. Cold Lynx says:

    I think Richard Curtis have done more for us skeptics in the CO2 debate than anyone else. And I believe it is intensionally.

  60. kim says:

    Andrew P @ 10:05

    Thanks for the link to the 10:10 response. Sadly, Eugenie, Frannie, Daniel, Lizzie and the whole 10:10 team do not appear to have learned.
    ===============

  61. Patrick Davis says:

    “Paul Deacon, Christchurch, New Zealand says:
    October 1, 2010 at 10:01 am”

    This Paul Deacon?

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Paul/Deacon

  62. Gareth Evans says:

    Can anyone post or provide a link to the ‘Behind The Scenes’ video? Every site I go to, it’s been embedded from YouTube and comes up with the private nonsense.

  63. Andrew P. says:

    I grew up on Milligan and Python and have no problem with even fairly sick satire (e.g. Python’s Undertaker’s sketch – to my knowledge never broadcast on TV to this day). If you want to do sick humour, the only way to get away with it is to make sure it is very funny. The problem with this video is that it wasn’t even slightly funny. It is purile, and consequently offensive and disturbing. It is somewhat sad that Franny et al have sunk to this level without even realising how out of touch they are. We shouldn’t be too hard on them as individuals, I would say they are just extremely gullible groupthinkers who have lost their sense of reality, rather than dangerous eco-extremists. At least they have had the sense to pull the ad and apologise, although it is a bit late for them now given that it has gone viral on youtube. It will be interesting to see what the CAGW loving MSM makes of this PR disaster.

  64. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:

    Discussion with the 10:10 founder at the Guardian:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/30/10-10-no-pressure-film

    “Doing nothing about climate change is still a fairly common affliction, even in this day and age. What to do with those people, who are together threatening everybody’s existence on this planet? Clearly we don’t really think they should be blown up, that’s just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?” jokes 10:10 founder and Age of Stupid film maker Franny Armstrong.

    But why take such a risk of upsetting or alienating people, I ask her: “Because we have got about four years to stabilise global emissions and we are not anywhere near doing that. All our lives are at threat and if that’s not worth jumping up and down about, I don’t know what is.”

    “We ‘killed’ five people to make No Pressure – a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change,” she adds.
    ————–
    Uh…..300,000 people die each year from climate change?? I’m in public health & have never heard that climate change has been implicated in any mortality, it remains very much a theory. In fact, there will be decreasing mortality in areas warming due to more comfortable temperatures, abundant food etc.

    “KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!! No pressure…..”

  65. rbateman says:

    What’s that they say about being the master of words before they leave the lips?
    Cat got out of the bag on this one.
    Shoud’ve put the video in the recycle bin. Tastes like bilge water.

  66. Bruce Cobb says:

    And, here comes the spin. No backpedaling, though, which is surprising. They honestly don’t think they did anything wrong, which is shocking in itself.

    “Many people found the resulting film extremely funny, but unfortunately some didn’t and we sincerely apologise to anybody we have offended.”
    I’d say you have it backwards “10/10 Team – a few sickos evidently found it funny; most rational, sane, normal people didn’t.

    “At 10:10 we’re all about trying new and creative ways of getting people to take action on climate change. Unfortunately in this instance we missed the mark. Oh well, we live and learn.

    Onwards and upwards,
    Eugenie, Franny, Daniel, Lizzie and the whole 10:10 team”

    “new and creative?” “Missed the mark”? M’kay. Let us know when you come back from the La-la land you obviously inhabit.

  67. Dave Beal says:

    Just helping… I suspect this link won’t work for very long, but at the moment, the video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4gU965ppcA

  68. Grant Hillemeyer says:

    I’m telling you, Fanny Armstrong and people like her are fanatical ideologues and are dangerous if they achieve governance over others. They are I believe essentially unconstrained personalities with a yen for control. If it wern’t global warming it would be something else. That’s the problem, it’s not the issue or the facts with them, it’s about doing things like this film that feeds their need. They are, thank God, reatively small in number but they are, nonetheless, everywhere. You find them in all walks of life: churches, schools, organizations, at work.
    Thank God for the internet, really, because sites like this that focus on reality are the best way to fight this kind of thing so spread the word folks, email your friends articles and papers, post them on facebook and twitter them because most people are rational and well intentioned and don’t want to become part of a witch hunt.
    As Dr. Walter Williams of George Mason University (http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/index.html ) is fond of saying, (paraphrased)”Push back the frontiers of ignorance and sell America the morally superior idea of liberty”

  69. P Gosselin says:

    It angered me when libs took the phoney moral high road concerning Abu Grhaib, or whatever it’s called, and Gitmo.
    Now, acting as they did over a crappy piece of dark humour is equally unacceptable.

    Kids watch far worse. I don’t see anyone here protesting the producers of that garbage, which stinks a heck of a lot more to high heaven than this silly 10:10 flick.
    Get real. Stop acting so damn naive.

  70. Djozar says:

    Dehumanization leads to zealotry, and zealotry leads from words to actions. As soon as any group decides it is superior to the rest of humanity, whether in religion or politics, the zealots emerge and seek to prove themselves through violence. Too many cases to enumerate here.

  71. J Felton says:

    Coming soon, a “review” of the video by Lord Oxburgh, and a weak excuse for the video by 10:10.

    ” Umm, it was taken out of context!”

  72. James says:

    Anthony,
    What right do you have to embed 10:10’s film on your website? Are you the copyright holder? If not, this is akin to theft. They have a right to do whatever they want with their intellectual property, you have no right to appropriate their materials in toto by encouraging your readers to violate IP laws and re-post the video and then embed it on your blog.

    REPLY: Oh please, wordpress.com provides the YouTube embed feature, thousands of blogs embed YouTube video. And, it also falls under legal definition of fair use for criticism.

    10:10 made this video for wide distribution, and released it to YouTube with no restrictions. If they had restrictions from the get-go and anyone used it, you might have an argument. As it is, once released under those terms, they can’t claim “foul” afterwards.

    And, I’ve made no encouragement of any kind, only pointed out that other people are doing this.

    – Anthony

  73. Bruce Cobb says:

    Cold Lynx says:
    October 1, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I think Richard Curtis have done more for us skeptics in the CO2 debate than anyone else. And I believe it is intensionally.
    That seems unlikely, and in any case there’s no proof, in which case the null hypothesis is that it was intentional.
    QED

  74. simon says:

    How come the only people killed in the video are white?

  75. Pete says:

    I can’t help thinking Richard Curtis is a closet sceptic, knowing his other work, spitting image, Blackadder, NTNON etc. it’s the only thing that makes any sense.

  76. Bruce Cobb says:

    Oops, I meant that the message itself was intentional, not “helping skeptics”.

  77. Grant Hillemeyer says:

    “Because we have got about four years to stabilise global emissions and we are not anywhere near doing that. All our lives are at threat and if that’s not worth jumping up and down about, I don’t know what is.” Fanny Armstrong

    This reminds me of the commercial Ted Danson did for Oceana stating that we only had 10 years to save the oceans. What a great job we must have done!

  78. Sandw15 says:

    rbateman’s right. In the internet age, msm can no longer sweep things under the rug and nobody can put this cat back in the bag.

    I find it a little ominous that the video is apparently still available on youtube as a “private video”. I wonder who is sending “friend requests” and to whom.

  79. Elftone says:

    Paul Deacon, Christchurch, New Zealand says:
    October 1, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I guess only 3 of WUWT’s readers have ever watched a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

    I grew up watching Tom & Jerry, then graduated to Monty Python, The Young Ones and Blackadder (oddly enough, written by Richard Curtis – what a surprise), amongst others. Loved ‘em, and I’m still quite able to differentiate between humour and propaganda. And I do so enjoy seeing such amateurish attempts as they become more and more strident.

    So, your wittily-phrased point was what, exactly?

  80. John Whitman says:

    Anthony & all commenters,

    All those Oct 10 2010 activities sponsored by 10:10. You know they are going to be showing the video at all those events with kids included. Especially to the kids.

    Anyone active in 10:10 events or aware of them should put out the word.

    You know it is highly probable that is what Eugenie, Franny, Daniel, Lizzie and the whole 10:10 team are planning.

    Speak out. I will look locally where I am and spread the word.

    John

  81. stfu says:

    @P Gosselin
    this ain’t so much a naive revelation shock (except for some, maybe),…. but more a Freudian-slip confirmation of what we already suspected about leftist control/murder fantasists.
    And its hardly on the same level as the myriad examples of politically-correct ‘manufactured-offence’ which eminates from the lib-left end of the spectrum, on such a breathtaking scale that is just impossible to keep track of.

  82. Peter Watson says:

    [snip over the top ~mod]

  83. John Silver says:

    These punks really made my day.
    The greatest thing about this, is that it was synchronized with Bin Ladens message on global warming.
    Birds of a feather.

  84. Steamboat Jon says:

    I thought scary bedtime stories, suicidal animals or polar bears raining down from the sky was going pretty low. I suppose it should come as no surprise nowadays, just when you think people will stoop no lower they promptly produce shovels and start digging. Far too glossy a production with such a cold and calculated use of violence to be viewed as humorous. Clearly contrived to be controversial. I see no way in h-e-double-hockey-sticks (Mann made or otherwise) that anyone would actually have thought this was a humorous way to get their message out. Controversy is the clear goal and on that score it would appear they hit the mark.

  85. kim says:

    To PG, whom I esteem. Yep, this is a Bambi/Godzilla cartoon alright; just remember who is Godzilla.
    ================

  86. Daniel M says:

    P Gosselin says:
    October 1, 2010 at 9:38 am

    A lot of indignation over a cheap B horror flick. Overreacting looks radical too.
    Nobody should think they own the moral high road.
    I’m a little perturbed that people have seized on it to score moral points. That also looks bad. It’s just a poor-taste flick with dark humour that stepped out of bounds, and nothing more. No bloody murder was actually committed here.

    I suppose one could read into it that they’re calling for bloody murder…jihad! Seems like a stretch to me.

    Have you taken the time to see just how much tap-dancing you’re doing in defense of this “flick”? If this were as insignificant as you claim, then you also are over-reacting with a dose of your own indignation…

  87. This was an attention getting maneuver, it worked, they will play this anyway needed, for as much attention and money as they can get out of it. Sickos have money too maybe they thought, “why not tap these people as well” greenbacks from anywhere as long as they keep coming in!

    Greed is easily seen, climate effects due to trace amounts of plant food, not so much. Why the feeling that they only have X number of years to turn things around? In every con job there needs to be X things, concert of propaganda supported by those already in the pyramid scheme, pressure to act fast as the “window of opportunity” will soon close, don’t waste time asking impertinent questions of outsiders, and risk getting in a longer line of investors leaving you out of the gravy, act as quickly and quietly as possible to not blow the scam, fake ties to others who are “in the scam” as reliable outsiders who help push the mark to not cover their a$$, disappear asap with the cash while other coworkers are distracting the mark long enough to clean up your tracks.

  88. Huub Bakker says:

    I have just sent the following email to the New Zealand contact for the 10:10.

    Hello,

    I write to you as someone with a doctorate as a Chemical Engineer and as a senior lecturer at [a university] for more than 20 years. I have the training to intelligently analyse the issue of anthropogenic global warming and have spent hundreds of hours doing so. My conclusions are that there is no direct evidence for AGW and that the null hypothesis that AGW does not exist has not been disproven. The hysteria that attends this issue is therefore entirely unwarranted.

    I have further found that the actions suggested to curb AGW will have no significant affect, even if the hypothesis of AGW was shown to be true. I have also discovered that the costs of such actions would be much more than the costs resulting from AGW, even if true.

    Most disturbingly, the failure of the scientific, political and journalistic spheres to admit the glaringly obvious forces me to conclude (as many others have) that there are vested interests at work with political, financial and ideological reasons for supporting this charade, of which the environmentalists are by no means in the background.

    As an academic of a university, and as a Professional Engineer and member of my professional body, IPENZ, my duty is to make this information available to the public. I have been doing so whenever the opportunity arises.

    I wish to inform you that the truly disgusting movie that is the subject of this email, and produced by your organisation, sends a clear message of what 10:10 stands for, even if that message is unintended.

    From your founder:

    “Doing nothing about climate change is still a fairly common affliction, even in this day and age. What to do with those people, who are together threatening everybody’s existence on this planet? Clearly we don’t really think they should be blown up, that’s just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?” [...] “We ‘killed’ five people to make No Pressure – a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change”
    —Franny Armstrong, founder of 10:10

    If you wish to justify the worth of this video because the end justifies the means, then you place themselves on the same level as the witch-burners of Salem, the inquisitors of Spain, the final problem-solvers of Germany and the suicide-bomber organisers of Islam. This truly is the work of eco-facists, no joke. Believe or die.

    Thank you so much for making clear to people what you stand for and making my task so much easier.

    regards
    Huub

    ——————————————————————————-
    Dr Huub Bakker, Senior Lecturer

  89. BFL says:

    Kind of obvious which commenters are inured to violence. One too many modern horror movies or video games I suspect.

  90. evanmjones says:

    10:10 exploding skeptical children video “disappears”

    Maybe someone pushed a button.

  91. Djozar says:

    THANK-YOU Dr. Bakker

  92. davidg says:

    Franny Armstrong is the new Worst Person in the world!:] Obviously she has more opinions than brains and is just the kind of person that should be silent, soylent, green!

  93. Fascist Hippy says:

    They have gone too far this time, they must be made to pay for making this video, the gloves are off.

  94. Zorro says:

    @James says:
    October 1, 2010 at 10:50 am
    There you go, James embedded on my site.

  95. P Gosselin says:

    “They’ve gone too far this time.”

    No. these are just the pictures of blood and gore that have broken the camel’s back. This clip alone to me is a joke. But it is indeed the straw that appears to have broken the camel’s back.
    The other straws though were bigger and heavier: Nuremberg type trials, “we know where you live”, calls for civil disobedience, being called deniers, “demands that sceptic meteorologists be decertified, Greenpeace violence, etc. They’ve all added up. This morbid video appears to be the latest one that could topple the entire thing – at least for awhile.

    It may be as big as Nov. 17, 2009.

    Focus on the entire pattern, and not the single event.

  96. Jimash says:

    Indeed Thank you Dr. Bakker.

  97. Ecotretas says:

    We are the Resistance
    We are the World!!!

    Ecotretas

  98. Matt says:

    I can upload it to Youtube again…

  99. atmoaggie says:

    An email sent to the Sony America CEO:

    “So, Sony, at least in the UK, has seen fit to partner with 10:10, a climate change, carbon “fighting” whacko group?
    http://www.1010global.org/uk/2010/09/sony-prepares-day-doing

    Do you know what these people are doing with your money?

    One very sick example: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/10/01/1010-exploding-skeptical-children-video-disappears/

    I’ll likely never buy another Sony product, including hardware, music, and movies. In fact, I’ll likely go out of my way to be sure that I do not buy a product from Sony, it’s partners, or under any other brand you guys acquire (such as Ericcson, CBS Records, BMG, even MGM).

    I know this isn’t Sony America’s doing, but guess what, it’s a global market and you’re a global company.

    After a few minutes, I haven’t gotten a reject message, so I assume the addy is good.
    howard.stringer@am.sony.com

  100. kim says:

    PG @ 1:21 PM

    That’s a very interesting point you have there about the straw and the back of the camel. My analogy is that this extraordinary episode of delusionary groupthink can be identified as a psychotic break by the true believers. The many-headed can now see with their own eyes the break from reality these propagandists have, just as ClimateGate allowed the mass of scientists to see how the perversion of scientific process and method had fooled them.
    ============

  101. Jimash says:

    P Gosselin
    “But it is indeed the straw that appears to have broken the camel’s back.
    The other straws though were bigger and heavier”

    You are right about all of that. And I would have thought that I was plum out of ire
    what with the falling Polar Bears and hooded threatening abused child and the
    depressed Chimp, and all, and you’re really right the other threatening comments
    and actions in the real world were more dangerous in reality. Just something about this hit (not just) me in the gut.
    We knew they were using the kids. Knew they were threatening us. But this obscene video conveyed a message of such insanity, such a gleeful contempt , that I am pushed over the edge.
    I will continue to, as a consumer, pursue efficient technology that works well and costs me less to run for economic reasons ( More intimidation) of my own.
    I will continue to recycle and carry my citizenly responsiblities such as they are.
    But…
    I shall not be buying any more snake oil at all.
    Not even a little bit.
    I will assert ( rather than deny) that there is no climate crisis, and that the entire thing is a fantasy promoted by leftists who want to propagandize children, and control our lives, to our eternal detriment. And they do want some kind of eternal pastoral utopia . And that IS a psychiatric pathology .
    And I am sick of it.
    ( remaining rant saved for some other time)

  102. Paul Deacon, Christchurch, New Zealand says:

    REPLY: So, tell me Paul, when did CGI quality gore ever enter the cartoon? When did either Tom or Jerry start killing other people that simply disagreed with them?

    You are confusing slapstick with sophistry. How sad for you that your views have so blinded you to this disgusting farce that it is. – Anthony Watts
    ***************************************************************************
    Dear Anthony – I do not doubt your sincerity, nor that of your many readers, and I recognise that you seem quite worked up on this issue. However, together with Pierre Gosselin, I find the reaction of many readers (and yourself) exaggerated. As Pierre said, are you all from the Victorian age? There is no graphic gore in the video, there are only bangs, screams and Kensington gore (stage blood). This is the stuff of comedy. So chill out, and enjoy it as such.

    I made it clear in my first post (on another thread) that I consider the video entirely satirical in intent (I accept that its commissioners may well think otherwise). Since the fanatics of the CAGW movement are the targets of Richard Curtis’ well-made satire, only good can come of it. Thus I feel that the video is to be celebrated, rather than cursed. It is perhaps a farce, but the joke is on those who commissioned it.

    All the best.

  103. RC Saumarez says:

    This movie is extraordinarily bad taste as well as being scientifically dubious. I am writing to my MP (Member of Parliament) to seek reassurance that no public funds were involved in making this sad little clip. If so, I hope that all public funding will be withdrawn.

  104. Jimash says:

    “It is perhaps a farce, but the joke is on those who commissioned it.”

    Too clever by half.
    I will believe it when Mr. Curtis calls a press conference and says it with his own mouth.

  105. Verity Jones says:

    P Gosselin, Paul Deacon,

    Perhaps you miss the point. For many of us it is nothing to do with the blood and gore, it is the sneering message that it is bullying at its core – the hint to anyone who is wavering, or uncertain about climate change that their peers will think worse of them if they do not toe the line. Yes, as satire this is taken to extremes by exploding people, but the message is there and it will speak most strongly to younger people – that the only ‘cool’ thing to believe and act on is reducing CO2 and you will be thought a better person if you do act. This is the new PC. And this is an insidious way of removing doubt and ensuring right-thinking and behavour stick in the memory.

    That is what has made me so cross about it.
    http://diggingintheclay.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/1010-they-just-dont-get-it/
    I want to see our children think for themselves.

  106. Julian in Wales says:

    What struck me were the faces of the children after their friends had been blown to pulp, astonishment. As if understanding had suddenly registered to their young brains what “no pressure” really means when it comes from the mouth of an ecowarrior. If it were supposed to be light hearted and funny they would not have included those images of fear on the faces of the children who had complied to their green carbon message. This tells me this was never meant to be humour, it was a deadly serious attempt to intill a climate of fear. And then the final sequence when the girl has given her time for free, she is a supporter, but it is not enough, she must also be disposed of.

    In Cambodia they executed people for owning glasses. I think this come close to that mindset.

    This really is about inciting hatred and violence against anyone who is outside the paranoid world of extreme green politics. I hope it really causes a storm in the media, but I am not holding my breath. The Guardian actually seem to be proud of their association with the film!

    The comments in the Comment are Free section are interesting, it starts with all the greenies saying how funny it all is before a deluge of hostile comments arrives. The hostile comments have approval ratings of up to 500, the people who find it funny are left languishing with very few approval ratings. This has been a big mistake.

  107. desmong says:

    The Sony guy? Here is his personal e-mail – [snip - We can't do that. No personal emails. ~ Evan]

  108. MDJackson says:

    If it was Curtis’ intention to subvert 10:10 by presenting a message so contentious that an inevitable backlash would slap them in their greenie faces, then I hail him as a genius.

    If not then he’s just an utter pratt.

  109. Elise says:

    I can’t believe that there isn’t a ‘gate’ on it yet:

    Any better ideas?

    TenTenGate
    GoreGate
    Videogate
    CurtisGate
    NoPressureGate
    FrannyGate

  110. Enneagram says:
    October 1, 2010 at 9:16 am

    get blown up in a gory bloodbath…

    heh, dincha know, Al Gore’s business partner (in carbon trading IIRC) was/is called Blood. Yes, really.

  111. Rick Bradford says:

    I have never enjoyed being categorized as a “denier” as much as I do this morning.

    And I shall have no compunction in future whatever at calling the other side the Greenshirts.

  112. kirkmyers says:

    The AGW worshipers always have been afflicted with a nasty streak of religious zealotry. But this malicious propaganda is a new low. Their delusional dogma apparently is Luciferian in nature.

  113. The horrible truth, spoken in unconscious jest, is exposed….

    But still it is necessary to address the evil at root… the inversion of science… promoted by boffins who have sold their birthrights for cheap fame and acquiesced in leading children astray, exactly what made Jesus more angry than anything else IIRC.

    Monckton where are you? I want to hear your rhetorical passion and mathematical genius and graphs pitted against these multi-layered corrupters of children.
    Scientific Method abandoned
    all the scientific establishments supporting c*** science
    most of the MSM promoting alarmism
    alarmism usurping Science in the schools
    CO2 vilified instead of remembered as plant food
    CO2 not a dangerous GHG in reality
    H2O effects suppressed/ignored/forgotten
    human CO2 tiny in reality compared with natural flux
    misattribution of evidence to blame humans
    c*** surface station records & UHI allowances
    natural cycles – MWP, RWP, HWP all exceed present warmth
    etc etc etc

    The true science still needs to be framed as a rewrite to the RS piece, to take the challenge to the top. Who will start this? Can we all contribute?

  114. Marcia, Marcia says:

    1000 other people found it vile? Make that 1001.

  115. Anthony, most re-uploaded videos have been erased. This is still working. We will keep uploading it until they get tired of erasing it:

  116. jaymam says:

    NoPressureGate is an excellent suggestion.
    Watch it appear on a Google search in the next day.

    I see that Sony’s advert still appears on the 10:10 site.
    I won’t be buying Sony products until Sony stop supporting 10:10.

    Tim S. says: “I believe in global warming/climate change/global climate disruption now because I don’t want to explode.”

    Thank you Tim. That would be an excellent caption for a billboard before 10 October. I suggest including one of the gory pictures from the video.

    Here’s the billboard:
    http://i55.tinypic.com/4f6yv.jpg

  117. Grey Lensman says:

    I may be the odd one out but just as Anthony found the video vile, I found myself being deeply disturbed by the Guardian video interview with Franny. Just on what planet she was bought up on I dont know, taught to believe that the meaning of Life was TV and shopping.

    So she had a revelation and needs to convert us all.

    Frightening and terrifying and that from someone who knows that he is off the wall.

  118. Verity Jones says:
    October 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    …it is bullying at its core…

    That is true. Calling it humor is being passive aggressive. The massive amount of blood leaves no place for humor. It only makes shock. I still don’t see how the makers of the movie weren’t shocked themselves by the grotesque sight.

    And it is just astounding that they would claim they had no idea it was going to be offensive. Maybe that mindset shows condescension.

  119. JRR Canada says:

    Load 12 gauge . Point at feet.pull trigger. Whine, “Look what you made me do”.Desperation makes true believers do strange things. Their true nature shows under pressure for sure.Think I’ll stay home and polish my unregistered guns.

  120. savethesharks says:

    Paul Deacon, Christchurch, New Zealand says:
    October 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    As Pierre said, are you all from the Victorian age? There is no graphic gore in the video, there are only bangs, screams and Kensington gore (stage blood). This is the stuff of comedy. So chill out, and enjoy it as such.

    ===========================

    Are you from the Bolshevik age?

    Do you have an 8 year old girl, Paul? Would you show it to her?

    “Chill out”? Huh???

    Rather…just the opposite, dude.

    Your “higher criticism” here is without merit and reminds me of coffee-shop-talk where such items are discussed over triple non-fat lattes with self-congratulating smirks among black-clad hipsters and a few winks….well, this is “art” and this is “satire” so we should support it.

    I will agree it was artistically done….but the prime motivation of it was not art, or artistic expression, and DEFINITELY not satire.

    It was pure evil.

    Hmmmm…..the 1010 psychos have come down off their high on ketamine with a reality check and suddenly realized they were over the top.

    Not satire [except the joke's on them].

    But still, blowing people up, in our known civilized world, is in the province of terrorism.

    End of story.

    All the best.

    -Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  121. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    Dear Moderators,
    Isn’t there a policy of some sort against posting personal email addresses, as in while inciting hate mail? Have you verified this one is publicly available?

    desmong says:
    October 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    The Sony guy? Here is his personal e-mail – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Let’s tell him what we think!

    I may simply be unfamiliar with the poster’s name, but the similarity to “desmogblog” makes me wonder if someone is trying to get the site in trouble.

    [REPLY - Quite right. No personal emails. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. ~ Evan]

  122. Paul Deacon, Christchurch, New Zealand says:

    MDJackson says:
    October 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    If it was Curtis’ intention to subvert 10:10 by presenting a message so contentious that an inevitable backlash would slap them in their greenie faces, then I hail him as a genius.

    If not then he’s just an utter pratt.
    ******************************
    I believe you have summarised Curtis’ intention correctly. I have met him, he is very intelligent, and a complete rebel. Time will tell!

    All the best.

  123. Tim L says:

    IT WAS FUNNY…..until the very end and then………..
    (this feels like REAL CLIMATE!!!!!) where she say i helped you am i not protected?
    No! your blown up too!!! that makes them serious at that point.

  124. Piers Corbyn says:

    ACTUALLY THE CO2-CLIMATE CHANGE LOBBY DOES KILL PEOPLE

    I attempted to comment on the Guardian’s thread on this matter but as as been mentioned before the Guardian of free expression subjects my posts to automatic censorship. My pass rate is 1/3 so as a precaution here is my posting on the Guardian:-
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/sep/30/10-10-no-pressure-film?showallcomments=true&msg=a#end-of-comments

    Yes it’s a sick film but ironically the CO2 – climate change lobby and climate fraudsters are already causing deaths.

    For example a number of people were killed on UK and European icy roads last winter (and Spring) due to the fact that the UK and Europe ran out of road salt. This running out of road salt was because Councils and Government heeded the Met Office advice that there would be a mild winter and ignored our WeatherAction warnings that the UK would run out of road salt.

    As I explained to Hilary Benn on Sept 29th at the Labour conference in Manchester the reason why the Met Office long range forecasts were so deadly wrong last winter (and the one before etc etc) was because they back-tested them using (as well as failed assumptions ) CRU data which was fraudulently made warmer than reality so forecasts based on that are bound to come out too warm and cause deaths which could otherwise have been avoided.
    I made the point specific in a recent video giving the tragic example of the child killed on 31st March in a school bus which crashed on snow covered black ice in Lanarkshire. See VIDEO via
    http://climaterealists.com/index.php?id=6352&linkbox=true&position=2
    and pdf –
    http://www.weatheraction.com/docs/WANews10No15.pdf

    Around the world thousands die from extreme weather events the solar-based forecasts of which are ignored by governments because they do not want to upset the CO2-Climate Change ideology on which they rely to control energy, resources, the public and to raise carbon taxes and boost the carbon trading bubble of false value.

    Thank you

  125. henrybowman says:

    The film was pulled because it was too revealing. It was nothing but pornography for “watermelons.” Ooh, bookmark the nasty parts! Was it good for you? Did it leave you feeling sanctimoniously satisfied? Sleep tight tonight, little eco-fascists.

  126. Steve Allen says:

    Wobble asks: “How did they not realize that this video would backfire?”

    Answer: Disconnected from reality. Much like the so called “science” of AGW.

  127. sHx says:

    Finally, here’s my badge of honor…”

    Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges! (Sorry, couldn’t help it :) )

  128. Foxgoose says:

    In the UK we’re re-naming it after Richard Curtis’s blockbuster romcom

    …………….. It’s got to be “Hate Actually”

  129. sdcougar says:

    P Gosselin says:
    October 1, 2010 at 9:47 am

    “…incites and condones violence against skeptics”
    “…1984esque totalitarianism”
    “…mid-east and elsewhere have copies by now, and are using it as a training film.”

    Hello!
    LOL! Have any of you ever watched the games your kids play on the PC? Are you aware of the movies they watch. You’all from the Victorian Age or what?
    Wake the hell up! This little 10:10 thingee here is rated PG compare to the crap out there kids play with daily.
    unquote

    I find the 10:10 thingee worse than digusting but P makes an excellent point: DO you know what your children [or grandchildren] are watching?

    ARE we awake?
    Hope this wake up call is not wasted.

  130. David A. Evans says:

    Lucy Skywalker says:
    October 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I always thought it funny when David Blood & Al Gore started GIM.

    What a partnership, Blood & Gore LOL.

    DaveE.

  131. Pete Ridley says:

    I see that the Guardian has stopped further comments being posted on its thread. Must have realised the damage that the article had done to its already dwindling credibility.

    The Science and Public Policy Institute has a good article on this (Note 1) which also gives some background into eco-nutter Frannie Armstrong which suggests to me that perhaps she can be excused just a little. Her gullibility may be due to an unfortunate combination of genes that brought her into this world. On the other hand she may, like AL Gore and his buddies, be simply motivated by money. I suspect that she thought that the UN’s COP15 fiasco in Copenhagen an opportunity to turn her second-rate film-making career around. With all of the political hype that preceded COP15, any gullible person would think it opportune to jump on the bandwagon. Frannie certainly jumped, founding 10:10 after chatting with another staunch supporter of The (significant human-made global climate change) Hypothesis, Ed Miliband.

    Miliband is a career politician, not a scientist, and had his own reasons for pushing out his version of the propaganda (Note 2) ahead of COP15. He gave his full support to Gordon Brown’s nonsense that “This is perhaps the greatest challenge that we face as a world” (Note 3). This is evidenced by his comment in Africa in August 2009 when asking people to sign “Ed’s Pledge” (Note 4) with his “the world can’t afford to wait. The problem is urgent .. ”. Of course, after the COP15 extravaganza turned into a fiasco climate change was relegated from this exalted position and Number10.gov.uk The Official Site of the Prime Minister’s Office considers that “The greatest challenge Mr Brown faced in office was the worldwide financial crisis and the subsequent recession”.

    Ed Miliband is sticking doggedly with his propaganda. In his effort to win leadership of the Labour Party he persisted with “climate change is the greatest challenge to our way of life” (Note 6) then in his presentation to the Labour Party Conference last month Note 7) he said “taking the difficult steps to protect our planet for future generations is the greatest challenge our generation faces”. What he is too dumb to accept is that it is the UN’s propaganda train that is heading for catastrophe, not global climates.

    As for Frannie Armstrong and her Spanner Films, I’m afraid that they are heading for catastrophe too.

    NOTES:
    NB: I have removed http:’’www. from Notes 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 and http:// from the rest
    1) see sppiblog.org/news/the-environmental-activist-mind-set-the-age-of-utter-stupidity
    2) see clickgreen.org.uk/big-interview/interview/12892-ed-milibands-ralph-miliband-lecture-he-politics-of-climate-change’.html
    3) see independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-the-worlds-greatest-challenge-says-brown-1834252.html
    4) see youtube.com/watch?v=bMMZheVpTgw&feature=related & youtube.com/watch?v=wR3gjETeLiE&NR=1
    5) see number10.gov.uk/history-and-tour/prime-ministers-in-history/gordon-brown
    6) see edmiliband.org/learnmore/we-need-to-change-to-win-eds-fabian-essay/ /
    7) see guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/sep/28/ed-miliband-labour-conference-speech

    Best regards, Pete Ridley

  132. Dog Lover says:

    When I first saw this video I thought it must be something done by the deniers/skeptics (whatever you want to call us these days). I can’t believe that the AGW crowd of true believers really thought this was a positive way to get their message out. I even forwarded a copy to friends with the comment – “really funny take on the AGW crowd!”

    When I found out that it was actually issued by them, it was no longer funny – it was really quite vile and will clearly fly back in their faces.

    Have these people no decency?

  133. Brad R says:

    “We ‘killed’ five people to make No Pressure – a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change”
    —Franny Armstrong, founder of 10:10

    By my count, they ‘killed’ seven people in that film (two students, three office workers, a footballer, and Gillian Anderson). Can’t they get any number right?

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